How I Made My First $50 Blogging... And How You Can, Too!

Updated on May 25, 2020
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Nicole has a degree in psychology, and is a mom to three young sons. She loves all things art, and enjoys writing about her experiences.

Blogging can be a good way to make some extra cash. Read on to learn some tricks of the trade.
Blogging can be a good way to make some extra cash. Read on to learn some tricks of the trade.

Although it took awhile, when I made my first $50 profit blogging, I was hooked. Since then, I've kept writing and earning extra income as a blogger. In this article, I'll explain how I did it, and how you can too!

How I Made Money Blogging

  1. Blog about a passion of yours.
  2. Set up AdSense to make money.
  3. Blog as often as you can... to reach your goal faster and increase followers.
  4. Exercise courtesy when blogging.
  5. Be patient.

1. Blog About a Passion of Yours

When thinking about starting a blog, what is the topic of interest that first comes to mind? It should be something you are passionate about, something that greatly interests you. For me, that topic was artmaking/crafts and anything creative, hence my screen name, Kiddiecreations. I was a nanny at the time for two little boys, and was excited about an outlet where I could share some of the crafts I did with them, as well as other things having to do with art. From there, I came up with several other ideas for blog posts, and my profile page soon expanded with many more posts about various subjects. Starting out with something you are passionate about is so essential because your audience can sense the passion in your writing tone, and you will also be much more likely to continue blogging if you write about something that truly captivates you!

2. Set Up AdSense to Make Money

To make an income using your blog, you have to configure your PayPal account with AdSense. It's a pretty straight-forward process. This will allow you to make money every time someone clicks on the ads generated in your blog posts. Once you reach $50, the money is automatically transferred to your PayPal account, and from there you can make purchases using PayPal, or transfer the funds into your bank account. Reaching my goal of $50 was so exciting for me!

3. Blog As Often As You Can... to Reach Your Goal Faster and Increase Followers

Whenever you have the chance, work to expand your blog by creating new posts. The more content you have, the greater chance that people will click on the ads in your posts, and the more likely your blog is to generate a profit. You will also likely increase your followers this way, because people are always looking for more content from their favorite bloggers! Also, if you continue blogging on a regular basis, you are less likely to get stagnant in your writing, which in turn means you are less likely to forget about your blog and stop writing altogether. I created this blog back in the summer of 2012, when I was just getting familiarized with HubPages. At first, I only created a few posts, and did not get into the habit of blogging regularly. Life got in the way, and I got married and had a child, and was also working part-time, so blogging went to the back burner for a while. Therefore, it took me longer than it might have to reach my $50 goal, because I did not create new content very often to generate that passive income. Nevertheless, I have now reached my goal and my blog continues to make a profit (albeit small) every single day, which is exciting!

4. Exercise Courtesy When Blogging

Followers appreciate it when you respond to their comments on your blog, so take the time to say a little something when someone posts a comment, even if it is just to thank them for reading and commenting. The more responsive you are, the more likely your blog is to generate more followers and more comments. If you are not responsive, people may get the impression that you are not very active on your blog, or that you do not really care about what they have to say, and that could be a detriment to your blog. In contrast, someone who generates a lot of followers and creates lively discussions on their blog post, is more likely to have a vibrant and successful blog. Plus, responding to comments and keeping the conversations going is just plain fun, and can also potentially help someone... and who doesn't want to be a blessing or a help to others? Along the same lines, seek out other people's blogs that are of interest to you, and make a comment on their page. That person will be more likely to take a look at your blog and make a friendly comment in return, which helps everyone and creates a win-win blogging atmosphere where everyone benefits!

5. Be Patient

Creating a successful, lucrative HubPage doesn't happen overnight, so don't expect to replace your desk job in an instant! Through lots of work, patience, and perseverance, you can reach your goal of earning your first $50, and beyond! Who knows how successful your blog may become within a few years, or maybe even a few months' time! It all depends on how much effort you are willing to be into it. I hope this post has given you some good advice and ideas, and I wish you great success in your blogging endeavors. Happy Blogging!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


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    • Gurpinder Vir Singh Rai profile image


      14 months ago

      Those are some great tips, thank you for sharing.

    • AlanDoughtyXIII profile image

      R V Datmir 

      23 months ago

      Frankly, I consider HubPages to be more of a (or at least formerly) way to promote one's material on another site, a blog outpost, so to speak. It does not seem to put you out there like it did once, however. Therefore, one might want another platform if one wants to gain an audience (and the good stuff) quickly. One platform that does this well is Pinterest. Pinterest is like a search engine blended with an online catalog, and all you really need to do is pin and repin so other users can see that you exist. This can be a bit of a grind though, and thus some users have sensed an opportunity. Why not collect good money from the blogger so he/she could concentrate on creating content?

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      Kathy Burton 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for writing article. I joined years ago. Now, I’m back and feeling my way through this process and looking for advice everywhere.


    • kiddiecreations profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicole K 

      3 years ago

      Thanks, Ms Dora! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and offer encouragement. Have a great day!

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Good advice for reaching that payout. Thank you for sharing and I hope you keep earning.


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