In this article we’ll cover a couple of ways on how to make money from your WordPress blog. There are numerous ways to monetize your site and you’ll be earning an income in no time!

Most of these methods will require a fair volume of traffic to your site, which when starting a blog or online business isn’t the easiest thing to achieve. If you are new to this space, be sure to read Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website.

1. Premium Paid Content

Offering free and premium content is a great way to monetize your website and I think almost any site can come up with a premium content offering regardless of the industry. A great WordPress plugin to do this is Paid Memberships Pro and you get all the features you need to start restricting and charging for content with their free plugin!

2. Affiliate Links

Site’s often push affiliate links and sometimes the content is subjective of a site. However, if this is done right and correctly – you should be able to make a bit of extra money from your blog.

3. Donations

Asking for donations to help keep your blog up and running (as we all know it’s better to get paid for something you do). There are great tools such as or GiveWP (a popular WordPress donation plugin).

4. Sell Your Expertise

A great way to make extra income is to sell portions of your expertise. This could be in a form of an ebook, consultation call or a video series. The great thing about selling this type of content is that it has a global reach, you do not need to send a physical product and this content can be immediately available to the customer. It’s a win-win.


This article should give you a couple of ideas on how to make money blogging with WordPress. For more WordPress articles, be sure to check out our blog. Please leave a comment below on what works for your blog.