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How To Start Making Blog Income in 2022 ... for reals

I began my blog in 2018... and it changed my life ...

Due to this blog, I am now able to work from home full-time, hire an assistant and an editor, and invest in things that make me happy.

I started my blog simply because I wanted a place to write about things that were important to me. I didn't even know you COULD make money from it. But once I found that out... oh it was OVER WITH. I knew this was what I wanted to do... no clue what else it would've led me to.

How long did it take me to make money?

If you mean any money at all, it didn't really take that long. I started bringing in a small income using affiliate marketing after just about 3 months once I started actively trying to.

Now I make money from various ways using blogging and I couldn't be more excited about it!

Now that 2022 is here, I want to share how you can ACTUALLY start making money using blogging. Because it is still a very real way to make money!

How To Start Making Blog Income in 2022

Create quality

Don't just post half-assed paragraphs with no thought or originality and then expect to get readers and get money from brands and affiliate links. It is just simply not going to happen. You have to give your best to receive the best.


I still suck at this but PROMOTE YOUR BLOG. Share it in IG stories, on Twitter, on Facebook... wherever you have a presence. Start talking about your blog on all of the things. Make sure you are constantly trying to find ways to level up your content and give good information, etc.

Start with affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways of making money with blogging and other social media because it is simple to get into. All you really do is find a brand you can rock with that has an affiliate program and you incorporate the products or service into your content. I talk about blogging all the time, so promoting blog resources I find helpful with affiliate links was a simple and awesome way for me to start making money using blogging.

Twitter engagement

Twitter is THE best place to promote your blog (in my opinion) aside from Pinterest (will mention in a second). Spending 30 minutes to an hour on Twitter engaging with other bloggers and promoting your blog and talking about things related to your content... a good way to build a community. If you want to know more about how to build your community on Twitter, here is my blog post on that HERE.

IG Stories

You can use links on IG stories now and so there is no excuse for not utilizing IG stories in a bigger and more real way. Get active in other people's stories and utilize stories to find content your audience wants to see, promote the content you've created, and build connections with your audience.