Blogging is a term that everyone has heard of, but few people understand what it takes to be a blogger and how it can be a full-time profession.

The majority of people are astounded to learn that bloggers make money, and that some of them make a lot of money!

Most people start blogs to write about something they care about, rather than as a business.

What Are the Different Ways Craft Blogs Make Money?

The one main disadvantage of blogging is that earning money takes time. Sometimes it takes a long time… years! A successful craft blog is not a get-rich-quick plan or something that anyone can do.

Patience, a willingness to learn new things, and a lot of hard effort are required. Bloggers might appear intimidating from the outside.

Patience, a willingness to learn new things, and a lot of hard effort are required. Bloggers may appear to have a lot of free time or not have much work to do from the outside, but this is far from the case.

The fact that you are your own boss and may work whenever you choose is a significant benefit of blogging as a company. Because I can work at night or on weekends if necessary, I can meet friends for coffee and attend all of my children’s events and chauffeur them around. For some, blogging is a side hustle and the greatest method to earn a little additional cash so they can spend less time on other things.

So, here are some of the most common ways craft blogs make money:

Ad revenue

I understand that commercials might be irritating, but they are how the majority of us make money. Advertisers are willing to pay a lot of money for consumers to see commercials when they are searching the internet, just as they are willing to pay a lot of money for ads on television.

As we are talking about a craft blog, a very successful type of advertising is to make video ads. Think about it! Many of us love to spend hours watching people making magic with their hands.

If you want to know more about this, go to MediaFem. A 12-year-old advertising network, that uses programmatic platforms to connect content websites and blogs with advertisers, and then charges a fee based on the revenue generated by the software on the site.

Affiliate sales

Affiliate sales are commissions earned when someone refers you to a website to make a purchase. All of the hyperlinks in blog posts will usually take you to another post on the same page or to a product that the blogger recommends and for which they receive a small commission.

Bloggers can participate in a variety of affiliate schemes, each of which pays a different percentage for referrals. The most well-known is arguably Amazon associates, although it pays the least. However, if your website receives a lot of traffic, all of those click-throughs and Amazon purchases might add up.


Selling digital products, online courses, books, and other such items through your own website or through Etsy or Shopify stores. If you know how to make files or printouts with software, selling those files could be a terrific way to supplement your income.

Also published on Medium.