How-to make money Blogging {+ Passive Income Q1 2018}

I am sure by now you’ve read countless posts on how to make money blogging from all sources. You just need to type in ‘How-to make money blogging’ into Pinterest to find a multitude of ways. One thing that I find frustrating is most of the articles are either, affiliate marketing, e-book sales or even coaching. Whilst this seems to be the most common way of earning money via the blog, there are other ways. In this article, I will share how-to make money blogging without affiliate marketing.


Before I share tips on how to make money blog, here is some advice to new bloggers. When it comes to making money online, there are several revenues one might consider. I started this blog for the sole purpose of sharing my daily rants in life. At the stage I wasn’t think about social media followers, page views or other blogging stats. I was happy to notice 18 people had read my post, only to find its the 18 times I checked my own blog. Fast forward 5 years later and this blog as well as The Myrabev Life, are my side hassle that bring Passive Income.

Passive Income Report Q1 2018

Passive income is defined as income that is received from a regular cash flow requiring minimal effort to maintain it. Obviously those of us who’ve been earning something from our blogs know, it’s not consistent nor easy. Putting together the 2018 Passive Income Report Q1, I thought I share how-to make money blogging. I must also point out that, none of the money I make is from affiliate marketing.

In the End of Year Passive income report for 2017, I shared how I made almost £7000 as a part-time blogger. All of this income was made via various collaborations on A July Dreamer and a few on The Myrabev Life. Regular readers having read my monthly roundup post of sponsors would know we work with various sponsors. It is these incredible collaborations that has allowed me to earn passive income from this blog.

Passive Income

In the last three months (Jan-01-2018 thru to Mar-31-2018) I made just over £1,500; breakdown :

£1,494.91 {+ £100 pending} {-£37.98 paypal fees}

All this passive income is from sponsored posts that we’ve collaborated on with various sponsors. I did not start making this from day 1, it took me a year to make $20 which I celebrated. There are newer ways to make money online, from paid surveys to writing an e-book or coaching. Personally none of them are of interest to me, as a part-time blogger I am fortunate to make as much as I do. So how exactly do I make money blogging?

How-to make money Blogging {without affiliate marketing}

Blogging is no longer just a place online where people can share whatever but a new tool to make money. As mentioned, I didn’t start out this blog with the aim of making money. It was a fun online journal where I could rant about daily life and making new friends. When I stepped into the world of blogging, I didn’t know many had taken blogging to a whole new level.

Though not there yet, blogging is slowly being recognized not only as a way to make money but a real job. Freelancers or self-employed, whatever you want to call bloggers who’ve taken it to the next level. It is a great way to combine what you love and a making money career. But let me make it clear, it is not a walk in the park type of career, it’s a lot of hard work. Many bloggers make it so easy that often people join thinking, right, let’s make money. But what they do not see is the many hours needed to run a successful blog, the dedication and energy needed.

Ways to make money

  • Join Facebook groups; Bloggers 2 Brands,
  • Search twitter; #bloggersrequired #prrequest
  • Register with blogger and influencer databases; Bloggers Required, BzzAgent
  • Reach out to local PR companies and create relationships
  • Do pro bono work, this is helpful when starting out but don’t go down the rabbit hole.

I am fortunate that I have built strong relationships with a few PR companies and come in handy. Others have been kind enough to recommend me to their colleagues, which has been great for me. Regardless of how you start out in blogging, consistency, good content, authenticity and loads of patience is required.



  1. September 18, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information, I have been blogging for a year now and have barely earned a lot of money. I have clicked the links you attached and will check them out xx

  2. April 14, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Really great advice here, I’ve only started really looking onto blogging as a way to make money so this has been helpful.

  3. Beth @
    April 13, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Fab advice. I’m making pocket money from my blog and feel fortunate that I am able to not worry about anything. That being said, some day I would like to earn more.

  4. April 13, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Fantastic post! I’m still struggling to make any money from my blog after years of blogging. I’ll certainly be looking into these tips!

    Katie xoxo

  5. Algene Cutamora
    April 12, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    This is so helpful. I earn in blogging through sponsored articles and brand collabs 🙂

  6. Ickle Pickle
    April 11, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Great post – I earn from my blog mainly through sponsored collaborations. Kaz

  7. Battle Mum (BattleMum)
    April 11, 2018 / 10:19 am

    These tips are great. I haven’t warned from my blog but have been lucky enough to have some great products or says out for review which has been great. It’s hard work to even get those though.

  8. Hannah Brice
    April 11, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I don’t earn money from my blog but i’m always tempted to try. It’s fantastic to see how well you’re doing.

  9. rika
    April 10, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve been blogging for more than 6 years. I love earning passive income, but blogging is not just a hobby. It’s actually a real job and very time consuming.

  10. Lauren Porter
    April 10, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Some fab tips – have sent a request to join your FB group 😀 It’s so satisfying when money starts coming in x

  11. April 10, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Thanks for these tips. I have requested to join the FB group. I had also forgotten about the twitter hashtags so will take a look.

  12. Heather Castillo
    April 9, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    I remember reading the first of these types of blog posts and thinking it was impossible. After over a year, I’m making a real income and LOVE it!

  13. April 9, 2018 / 1:16 am

    These are great tips. I never thought of searching twitter for those hashtags. Thanks for the useful tips!

  14. Anita Anderson
    April 8, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    This is great information as I didn’t know about Twitter and putting in those hashtags. You learn something new everyday.

  15. Tasheena N. Womack
    April 8, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    This for sharing this information and congratulations on your blogger journey. You’re making a good amount of money. Especially to be part-time. I agree, that some think it’s super easy. However, for most it’s not.

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