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How to Build a Blog that Makes Money by Eric Allyn: A Book Review

You’ve likely heard the advice not to blog if you’re only in it for the money. Considering the amount of time blogging takes and the sheer effort growing your blog takes, this is good advice.

Still, if you blog because you love it, why not try to make some money while you’re blogging, right?

Eric Allyn, author of How to Build a Blog That Makes Money: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Starting and Profiting from a Blog, hopes to help you not only build a popular blog, but also make money from your blog.

Allyn is a good one to write this book because for the last six years, he’s built and made money from 50 different websites.

Book Contents

Research Before You Create Your Blog

If you’re new to blogging, you’ll likely appreciate this book. (A nice bonus is that the book is only $2.99 on Kindle, so it’s

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Make a Grand Per Month With Your Blog

If you own a blog, you likely keep it up because you love writing and helping others. Making money from your blog is difficult, but many people have managed to make at least some money with affiliate advertising as well as sponsored posts.

However, there’s another way to make money that you may not have considered–reaching out directly to companies to work with them.

Ways You Can Earn Money Working With Brands

One of the easiest ways you can connect with brands is asking to host a review and giveaway on your blog. A few years ago, many smaller brands were interested in working with bloggers because it was a novelty. Now, many of those same companies have been bombarded with requests and are no longer quite as eager to work with all bloggers. The key is to make yourself and your blog stand out from the rest of the

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Make a Grand Per Month Teaching Others How to Take Great Photos

The right photo can make all the difference. From capturing the image of love on the faces of a newly married couple, to the adorable tiny foot of a newborn, to a beautiful nature scene, excellent photographs can move us emotionally and take us back to a special time in our lives.

If you have a knack for taking great photos, there are plenty of opportunities for you to make a grand per month doing what you love. We’ve already talked here about several ways you can make money with photography from selling your photos to being a wedding photographer.

However, there is an exciting new way to make money from your photography skills–teach others how to take excellent photos themselves.

Bloggers Need to Learn How to Take Better Pictures

Blogs are not new, but many, many blogs are mostly text with very few photos. This wasn’t really an issue

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Most Popular Posts on Making Extra Money

Grand per Month was started with a goal of offering up ideas and advice on how to begin making extra money in your spare time with a goal of actually making an extra $1000 per month. Imagine what you could do with that much extra cash flow in your budget. If you have been living paycheck to paycheck as many of us are, the extra wiggle room could be enough to start paying off debt or begin saving an emergency fund.

Whatever your motivation or particular needs, having more money than month is a good thing which is the first step to financial freedom. So let’s take a look at the most popular posts from the blog for the year.

Most Popular Posts for 2012

How to Make $1000 Per Month With Stock Dividends–It looks like everyone loves the idea of passive income. Invest in some stocks and sit back

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Going to Need Some Advertising Revenue

Well, I am making an expense commitment in an attempt to grow my blogging revenue so I will be needing some additional advertising deals over the next month before I run out of funds. Now I won’t really be running out of money, but I have made it my goal to not put any of my own funds into my online ventures. Up until now, I have been able to do this.

I started by writing for sites such as eHow and HubPages which didn’t cost a thing but would provide some revenue. Once I built up some funds and confidence, I made the leap to WordPress and creating my own blogs figuring that the domain and hosting costs could easily be covered by what I was making already.

A Pleasant Surprise

Well about 6 months after starting Cash Flow Mantra, I figured out that many personal finance bloggers were

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