how to make money from blogging in India

How to make money from blogging in India

I know the feeling. For many years I struggled with learning how to make money from blogging in India, and wanted a resource like this to guide me all the way.

Most blogging advice on the Internet is crap and don’t give you the practical wisdom on a specific area, they just feed you with broader and endless information which you don’t need absolutely.

Do you want to read article that cuts straight through and show you the way to generate profitable income with your blog?

This is it!

I have been blogging for over 6 years now and doing a lots of trial and error to figure out the strategies that work and have made over $10,000 so far with my blog. This is what I did and can help you do it too.

Take the leap now to boss-free income!

How to make money from blogging in India

#1. Pick a niche

When you just decided to start blogging in India, the first thing you probably ask yourself is What should I blog about?

The two crucial factors you need to assess while you form a blog niche is – passion and growth potential.

  1. You will be putting thousands of hours transforming your blog into a business, that’s where your passion comes handy to keep you patient.
  2. You also need to think if the niche has enough audience base so that you can drive blog traffic and ultimately monetize your blog.

So you need the right mix of these two elements to form a solid blog niche.

Must read – How to find profitable blogging niche (in two easy steps)

#2. Start a blog

Once you get clarity on what to blog, the next step is easy – creating a blog. Probably takes 30-45 minutes!

All you need is Bluehost with which you get free domain registration facility.

I have published an easy-to-follow and beginner-friendly guide on starting a blog in India to make your job easier.

#3. Scale your content

A good writer may not be a good blogger but a good blogger will definitely be a good writer. So understand that blogging is not just about writing. It involves a great deal of researching and implementing.

You need to pick the article topic that accomplish below two things:

  • It address the issues your target audience have and provide them an actionable content.
  • It has a good search volume so that you can rank for it on search engines to drive loads of traffic to your blog and make money.

Also be sure to write enticing titles that make people to click and read your content.

Publish content consistently on your blog. It implies that you care for your readers and search engines consider your blog as rich source for accurate information.

Outsource

  • Consider outsourcing some of your content work to freelancers.
  • Open guest blogging opportunity, so you can accumulate quality content with the help of influencers on your blog.

By doing so, you will have more time to focus on other aspects of blogging and scale your blog quickly.

#4. Grow your blog

Now that you have started scaling your blog content, the next big task is to bring target audience to read your content.

While you create top-notch engaging content by optimizing it with keywords, it is also important that you promote it. As a blogger in 2021, you can’t expect people to magically find your content.

Read following resources that help you take the word out:

Try guest posting

The best way to build authority online is to write for publications. it also comes with benefits like backlink building and SEO boost. This is important as search engines consider your link profile to rank your content online.

Find guest posting opportunities the right way.

You can even connect with editors and bloggers on twitter, engage with their posts consistently so that they can recognize when you pitch them for a guest post.

Also, don’t get low if you are not being accepted. that’s okay. As you increase your outreach efforts, your pitches will get accepting.

Leverage social media channels

If you don’t care to promote your content, it will sit still on your blog yielding no results. By utilizing some of the below mentioned social platforms, you can grow and expand your readership.

  • Quuu promote
  • Triberr
  • Viral content bee
  • Quora
  • Medium
  • zest.is
  • Scoop.it
  • Flipboard
  • Growth hackers
  • Paper.li
You have got plenty of blog-traffic strategies to utilize, but it is upto you to pick up the tactics that can drive you the most relevant traffic. Growing traffic and building a community is not an overnight task, it is unrealistic wish to expect to have a thousands of visitors in the first month itself and earn money right away. It definitely takes time! 

Meanwhile, you are constantly required to meet the pace of competition with your efforts.

#5. How to make money from blogging in India (5 great ways)

Adverts

Traditional ad platforms like google adsense allow you to run ads that are relevant to your blog. You, in return, get money when those ads are viewed or get clicked.

You can have the freedom to choose ad sizes and placement, allowing your users a non-intrusive reading experience.

If you decide to monetize your blog this way, following are the tips that help boost your income:

  • Rank well for high PPC keywords on search engines to drive qualifying organic traffic .
  • Use tools like bannersnack to customize your ads design so that they don’t disturb the reader.
  • Do experimenting to figure out which ad space can drive you more earnings.

Here are some adverts that are popular after adsense:

  • Media.net
  • Mediavine
  • Bidvertiser
  • Adcash

Make sure you adhere to their guidelines to qualify to run ads.

Affiliate marketing

This is how 90% of the bloggers and even I make money from blogging in India.

There’s a good reason for this: it is easy to generate good affiliate income if you’ve already built decent readership and trust with them.

Affiliate marketing essentially means that you earn money by promoting others' products. It involves adding affiliate links to the products that you recommend via your content and banners. If the user buy the product via your affiliate link, then a sale will be registered under your affiliate account and you will be rewarded with a commission.

For instance, I promote Bluehost on my blog and whenever I make the affiliate sale, I earn $65. easy-peasy, right?

Shareasale.com is the popular affiliate aggregator to get started.

Here is a guide that help you how to promote affiliate products on your blog.

Sell digital products

Understand what is it that your audience are struggling with, and then do your best to create a product that helps fill a need.

The most popular digital products are:

  • eBooks
  • Courses
  • downloadable guides
  • Webinars
  • WordPress tools

and remember that your blog is the best way to promote your digital products and make money.

Consultation and coaching

By harnessing the skills you’ve gained as a blogger over the years, you can create an easy income stream – consultation and coaching.

Create a “hire me” page on your blog and let the visitors know you offer your expertise.

For instance, you can offer services like “content writing”, “blog creation”, or “SEO” by building your portfolio.

Public speaking, webinars, online courses, hourly consultation, etc are part of it. The deal is you tailor the advice to the clients need.

Sponsored content

As the authority of your blog grows, you might see yourself getting approached by brands who’d like to sponsor content for your blog. They pay you certain amount of money when you put their word with your audience. Some of the brands would even offer you their product for free to review and talk about it with your readers.

It surely takes time and efforts to get to this level. The key is to increase your blog’s domain authority so that you can charge brands a big money.

While earning with sponsored posts seems exciting, you have to make sure to promote product that is relevant to your audience and add value.

Three commonly asked questions

#1. How to make money blogging for beginners in India?

Affiliate marketing, Google adsense, Media net ads, sell eBooks, sponsored content, and offering writing services, SEO services, and consultation services are some of the best and proven ways to make money from blogging in India.

#2. How much does a blogger earn in India?

Most bloggers don’t reveal their income to the world. As per my knowledge, bloggers who have been blogging for years make 6 figures. Some of the popular bloggers are Harsh Agrawal, Shraddha sharma, Amit agarwal, Anil agarwal, Pardeep goyal, etc.

#3. What are the best blogging sites in India to earn money?

While there are hundreds of sites that offer blogging resources to learn and make money, the major platforms are WordPress.org, Wpbeginner, Shoutmeloud, and so on.

Conclusion

If you haven’t started blog yet, check out my guide on starting a blog in India.

Plan to have multiple income sources in your life so you can focus on transforming a blog into business without any financial hassle for at least a few years.

Good luck!

28 thoughts on “How to make money from blogging in India”

  1. Hello Mudassir,

    Fantastic post and you have revealed only truth.

    Completely agree with you points now-a-days, bloggers are running behind money and this chase with money make them frustrated after few month or a year and as a result they quit blogging.

    Earning through blogging is only possible when you daily going to learn something creative and innovative things and hence you explore those information with masses in very simple manner.
    People should really careful about writing skills, what I have learned till now skills always need add ons on daily basis with consistency but it required long hour to work on it.

    Affiliate marketing is always on boom when it comes to generate revenue but it also required healthy relationship to make it possible.

    Eventually, thanks for revealing a light on this topic and you’ve explored nice points with the help of much informative post.

    With bet wishes,

    Amar Kumar

    1. Sure, you’ve made the points nicely, Amar. I had been through the desperation in the early days and it didn’t work. I had to understand that building trust through honest content is the right way to make affiliate sales. Thank you for adding up.

  2. Hi Mudassir,
    Wow, that’s quite a list you have here to make money online. It took me years to figure it out myself. Longer than 3! This year I’m focusing more on generating income from training, consulting and affiliate marketing vs. managing social media. I’m working on launching an online course on Twitter and a new eBook on the subject.
    I’m also going to be learning more about Facebook ads, going deeper into them.
    That’s the think about working online, we are always learning! I met with a client yesterday and through teaching learned something new. It happens all the time.
    You’ve really upped your blogging this year Mudassir, here is to a profitable and happy 2020!
    (Thanks for the mention!)

    1. Sure. It’s always feel good to hear from you. I wish you well for the stuff that you’re going to try this year. Keep thriving and thanks for the appreciation, Lisa.

  3. Hi Mudassir,
    thanks a lot for the mention bro. I think the two easiest ways to start earning from your blog are freelance writing and affiliate marketing.
    Freelance writing because it’s fast and easy; affiliate marketing because it is highly sustainable and scalable

  4. There are some great ideas here Mudassir.

    I started my blog last year and am not yet at the stage of thinking about monetization. I have a few links to affiliate products but I’m basically just trying to build traffic right now… which takes time!

    Can I ask what works best for you in terms of making money through your site? I know you’ll be doing a mixture of things, but I’m interested is what you’ve found to be the best income stream.

    1. Thanks, Paul. Yes, I’ve started making money through multiple streams; affiliates, freelance writing, and publishing sponsored content. Out of these, the affiliate marketing stream has been working great for me. Writing helpful content for the top rich keywords and trying to rank them on Google makes my job easier to make decent profits through it.

      I wish you a big success. Happy blogging!

  5. Your blog is full of valuable content. I agree with your statement we should not chase the money to make money, instead, we must concentrate on providing values.

  6. Hi Mudassir,

    Nice writing about the ways to monetize a blog.

    You are right, it is not easy to make income from blogging unless the blogger treats his blog seriously.

    We need to create unique valuable content to attract visitors to a blog. It is not an easy job unless you like the topic you are covering on the blog. Once we have enough content, we need to promote the blog and get attention from fellow bloggers and earn links to get a decent rank in Search Engine results.

    Once we have enough traffic, we can use Ads and affiliate marketing to earn revenue.

    1. Hello Siju,

      Welcome! I stand with you on the point you made about doing everything with patience until the money flows. Thanks for coming by and keep visiting.

  7. Hello Mudassir,
    The beauty of this article lies in revealing the truth. Most of the articles belonging to the same always mention only the sweetest part of earning money. As most of the newbies are gullible. They start their blog and expecting the high sum to be reflected. But this will never happen. They will stick like a deer in the headlight and leave blogging and start advising people not to go for blogging. Heartiest thanks for mentioning the practicality in earning money through blogging.

    1. Exactly, Aria. Making money through blogging is not so easy…nothing ever really is! Well, not in the early days at least. Thanks for the appreciation ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Folajomi ballo

    Hi mudasir,
    You seriously left no stone unturned.
    I love it how you clarify it “if you treat your blog as a side hustle, you will only earn side income’

    You have the wheel rolling for newbies trying to see how they can make money blogging.

    Blogging is a long term success, search engines rewards longevity. Nice one mudasir.

    Cheers,
    Folajomi

    1. Hi Folajomi,

      Thanks for the kind words, buddy ๐Ÿ™‚ We both have a long blogging journey ahead together.

  9. Hi Mudassir,
    Thanks for pointing all the ways of making money. I didn’t know that we can make money too by podcasting. So thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Mudassir,
    Rightly said, fixing earning as the primary goal might lead to distraction in the work and that results in losing the focus on effective factors. Being consistent and smart work is very much crucial to attain better results in blogging because easy-going won’t work out on this.
    This post covers the topic from all angles. Loved to read this post!!
    Thanks…Keep inspiring:-)

    1. Hey Sai Mithun,

      Welcome to Nettyfeed. I appreciate taking the time to read and dropping this beautiful comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      Please do visit again.

  11. Makati Shankar

    Super post. The language is so easy and simple to understand. I am a new blogger and because of money constraints I have started my blog on blogspot.
    Very soon I am planning to start ny own blog by buying domain and hosting.
    Your post is going to be a great help. Thanks and regards.

  12. Hi Mudassir

    It feels good whenever I come to know that my fellow blogger is earning good amount of money from blogging.

    Being a blogger, I know how much effort we put in write a single post even.

    And writing and sharing content that adds some value to your target audience consistently is really commendable.

    As you said, affiliate marketing and freelancing are working like a charm for me also.

    At the beginning of my blogging journey, I never thought I would be able to earn that much money, even at that time I was not even bothered about the money and all. All I wanted to utilize my time properly.

    Thanks for sharing your journey.
    Amit Garg

    1. Blogging is rewarding, for sure. However, it is going to take some time to reap better results. I’m sure you are going to rock, keep up the great work, Amit. I appreciate your continuous support and love ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Tarun Kashyap

    Hey Mudassir Awesome article buddy ๐Ÿ˜Š learned some new ways to make money through blogging.

    And affiliate marketing is really the best way to make money from blogging.

  14. Mudassir,

    This is an awesome compilation of the best ways to earn money online!

    There is a wealth of information out there for any beginner.

    And the cherry on top of the cake is the ‘FAQ section’! Great job!

    All the best!

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