You can make money and support your family from your craft blog. It sounds like a fantasy – but can it become a reality? Yes. It is possible to make money in blogging. There are an ever-increasing number of people making money from blogging at a part-time to full-time level —however they are still in the minority.

Best-Ways-to-Turn-Your-Craft-Blog-Into-a-Money-MakerThe benefits of making money from a home craft business are enormous. No commute, flexible hours, creative freedom, no bosses, no office politics, more time with family, the list goes on and on.

Once you’ve started a craft blog, there are a few simple things you can do to help make more money:

Advertising Networks

Google Adsense. It’s a great place to start. You can have up to 3 ads with them. This is the simplest and easiest way to start making money through your blog. You can sign up for ad networks like Google Adsense, choose your ad sizes, and start making money right away. At first, you will probably only make a few pennies a day, but over time, as your blog grows, this amount can grow to some real cash.

Here’s a list of other advertising networks:

  1. Adknowledge
  2. Bidvertiser
  3. Clicksor
  4. CrispAds
  5. Google AdSense
  6. Google DoubleClick
  7. Marchex
  8. Matomy SEO
  9. Miva Merchant
  10. PeakClick
  11. RevenuePilot
  12. TextAds
  13. Tribal Fusion
  14. ValueClick Media
  15. Vibrant
  16. YesAdvertising

Sidebar Advertisements

You can sell advertising space on your sidebar. This is another simple way to start getting paid for the page views and visitors you are already getting. If you want to sell sidebar ad space, make sure that you have an advertising or PR page on your blog with some information.

Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs function basically like any other form of text, video or banner advertising, in that you’re paid to place an advertisement for a service, product or company on your blog. What’s different is that affiliate program ads require not only that your visitors click an ad but also that a sale results from the click. When a click-through from the ad happens, and then a sale is made, you’ll earn a pre-determined commission on that sale.

Bonus
Here are other ways for you to earn money from your craft blog:

  • Soliciting donations from readers
  • Selling merchandise with the blog’s brand, logo and content (books, hats, mugs, etc.)
  • Showcasing advertising from other companies within your blog. This can include banner ads, display ads, video ads, or text ads.
  • Offering premium content on your blog using a subscription or paid membership model.
  • Participating in affiliate programs that offer high commission pay-per-click or pay-per-sale opportunities

It takes time and patience before your blog will start making money. Give it a few months at least, while brainstorming different ways to attract readers and to make money.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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