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    Author: Jon Smith
    Date: February 3, 2021

    How Do Bloggers Get Paid

    Blogging is a real business you can start part-time from home. It takes time and patience to really get started and to make money blogging. It can produce a profit and bloggers all over the world profit from there blogs.

    In this post, we are going to discuss how bloggers get paid to blog and some of the options available for you to earn an income blogging.

    How Do Bloggers Get Paid To Blog

    The short answer is through affiliate programs, display networks, and sponsorships.

    Bloggers are paid depending on the type of content they produce. For example, a blog about product reviews would be paid for affiliate referrals to products. The most popular product affiliate program is the Amazon affiliate program.

    There are so many ways to make money blogging but you have to decide which option is best for your content and strategy. Testing different options is a great idea also. You must find out what works best for your audience.

    Affiliate Programs

    Affiliate programs are a great way to earn money from blogging. Affiliate programs are literally everywhere in almost every single niche so finding the right product to promote on your blog should be pretty easy.

    It is important to understand how the affiliate process works. First, you sign up for an affiliate program like Amazon Affiliate or Share A Sale. Next, you will look for offers. Finally, you will get your affiliate links and place them in relevant areas of your website.

    When a user clicks your link a cookie is placed on their computer or phone and you are given credit for the sale made from that user. Most affiliate programs place this cookie for 30 days but each affiliate program is different. Be sure to find out what that is for your chosen affiliate program.

    Most affiliate programs pay monthly and have a threshold you must meet in order to receive a payout.

    Amazon Affiliate

    Amazon has one of the most popular affiliate programs in the world. The key to their success is the platform and how you are paid as an affiliate. There are pros and cons to using Amazon but overall it is a great way to profit from your blog.

    Amazon places a tracking cookie on your reader’s computer when they click your affiliate link. This tracks them for 24 hours and anything they purchase in a 24 hour period you will receive a commission for.

    Amazon has a commission structure based on the category of the product so be sure to know the commission structure for the products you are promoting.

    Share A Sale

    Share A Sale is a really popular affiliate program and they boast a ton of different offers in many popular categories or niches. It is hard to NOT find an offer there for your website.

    With this affiliate program, you are paid monthly via bank wire or check for the sales you referred for the previous month.

    Display Ads

    Display ads are ads placed on your website or blog from a code snippet that you copy from your display ads platform. These ads are targeted based on the user visiting your website and aren’t always on the topic of your website.

    There are a ton of display advertising networks but not all of them are available in the beginning. Most of them require a minimum traffic number or content.

    Google Adsense

    Google is not as strict when it comes to traffic volumes but they are very strict on policy and content. If you have very little content it is advised to wait until you have several pages of content before applying.

    Google pays you based on views and clicks depending on the ad type.

    There is an array of ad types and you can even change the look and feel of the ads to match your website. This is especially useful to make sure your ads are not lowering your user experience metrics.

    Google Adsense Requirements

    1. Website with original quality content.
    2. Terms and privacy policy pages.


    Ezoic is another display ad network. Much like Google, they offer similar ad types and structures. However, they differ in many ways because they have great tools to help increase traffic to your website, better your rankings and increase the speed of your website.

    Ezoic does have special requirements before they will admit you into their program. This is a quality metric for their clients and who can blame them for placing strict requirements? There are so many scammers in this day and age.

    Ezoic Requirements

    1. You must have 10,000 or more page views per month.
    2. You must be a Google Adsense member in good standing.
    3. Quality and Original Content


    Similar to Ezoic, AdThrive is probably your farthest out goal but still a goal. This ad network provides the best value for publishers/bloggers online in my opinion. AdThrive has a great interface full of awesome tools to help with SEO, site speed and more.

    With AdThrive your EPM or earnings per thousand will drastically increase. Earnings per thousand is what most people are measuring the success of their earnings.

    AdThrive Requirements

    1. 100,000 page views per month or more.
    2. Unique and original content.

    Final Thoughts

    With so many options for bloggers to get paid there is something that will benefit you better than the alternatives. Your website and topic will most likely be the deciding factor on which direction you take.

    The answer to your question: How do bloggers get paid, should have been answered by now. If you have further questions feel free to comment below. I respond to all comments on my blog.

    Do you have other methods of getting paid to be a blogger? Share them below!

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    Author Bio

    I started blogging way back when it was much easier to rank websites. I now focus full-time on quality content and produce a lot of content for various websites I own. I also have a YouTube Channel:
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