How To Earn Your First $100 On Your Blog in Less Than 2 Months

Every blogger’s dream is to start earning money with their blog as soon as possible. Though money may not be the sole reason or the priority for setting up a blog or website, it is one of the reasons for the several blogs in the blogosphere.

Why $100 you may ask?

  • You don’t have to get too much traffic
  • You don’t need to write tons of blog posts
  • You don’t need a great online community around your blog
  • You don’t need a huge email list

To make your first $100 and it’s the best way to start your blogging journey. Once you make some cash through your blogging efforts, it always motivates you to go ahead (to build a profitable blog) in one or two years.

So how do you earn your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months of starting your own blog?

I am using $100 here because that is usually the least payment cash out from Google Adsense if that is what you intend to use for your revenue drive.

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However, in this post, I am going to talk about something more than just depending on Google Adsense and waiting endlessly to cash your first check from them. Haven’t you noticed that a lot of bloggers get their first check after several months? Some even get theirs after a few years.

That is not what you wish for yourself. Hope I am right? I know that Google Adsense has become the traditional way many webmasters depend on to generate revenue from their blogs. But try as much as possible to remove your mind from adsense as you read this post.

Have you just set up a new blog and you are determined to earn your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months from now? There are several things you are going to do to make your dream a reality.

How to earn your first $100 on your blog

Learn to make $100 in First Two Months

We are going to take some time to look at some of those important things we need to do in order to increase our chances of earning real income with our blogs or website in the shortest possible time.

Please remember that the following mentioned methods are somewhat like make quick money online. But they will only work if you really focus on blogging for next few months. Try to keep your blog posting schedule consistent and make sure you are working at least 2 to 3 hours every day for few weeks to see the best results. Let’s now see how you can make your first $100 on your blogs in less than 2 months.

Use long tail keywords to start a niche site

To stand any chance of making it alongside the big boys, you should never try to write articles based on head term keywords that they are already ranking for on Google’s first page. Instead, look for long tail keywords of such keywords that are less competitive and write on them.

For example, if you search for “blog”, you will see that “blog host” and “blog hosting” have global monthly searches of 49,500 and 40,500 respectively. They both have monthly local searches of 18,100 each (with high competition). But “make your blog” has global monthly search of 74,000 and local search of 33,100, and the competition is medium.

So you can write on keywords like’10 ways to make your blog stand out from the rest’, ‘How to make your blog attract advertisers’, ‘How to make your blog an affiliate haven’, etc. You can easily make Google first page with those headlines and yet withstand the competition.

Easiest way to make your first $100

One of the easiest ways to make your first $100 is through your email list. You just have to get at least 1oo to 300 people to your email list and then send an email pitch to them. Even any two of them buy your affiliate product (that gives $50 commission each), you can make your first $100.

How much time it takes?

Within 1 or 2 hours you can write an email newsletter to promote your affiliate products. Make sure to give them the benefits. If they find it useful and relevant to your blog, they will definitely buy!

So what are you looking for?

Start building an email list. Use GetResponse to build your email list. Offer something for free to double your email subscribers.

Write paid articles for others

If you have good enough writing skills, you can make money through freelance writing. And you don’t even require a lot of money and efforts to make money from freelance writing.

All you need is to create a page where you can easily attract people to hire your writing services and post some quality contents on your blogs regularly.

If they like your posts, they will definitely come and ask your services. You don’t need to charge $100 per article in the beginning, even if you take $10 per one article, writing just 10 articles can give your first $100. You can also offer a 10 article bulk package for $80 or $90 so that your clients might be interested in it.

Once you are getting good number of clients, you can charge more money. It all depends on your connections and the time you allocate to your writing services.

Get endorsement

Your next target should be how to get endorsement from authority sites or from probloggers who are already trusted and have a large followership. How do you get the endorsement of the probloggers?

1. Visit their blogs and leave quality/helpful comments. This would get their attention if the comments are non-spammy and they proffer solution to concerns raised by other commenters. Also try to be among the first three persons to leave a comment on each new post.

2. Offer quality, well-researched guest articles. The probloggers sometimes don’t have all the time in this world to update their own sites. If you offer them quality, well-researched informative guest posts, tendency is that they would accept it without minding whether you are new to blogging. Once your articles are published there, their readers begin to know you and visit your site.

3. Another way to get endorsement is to try and write a quality post for a news syndicating website. Once your offer is accepted and published, you are sure to get new readers trooping to your blog in their hundreds.

Use Fiverr to make your first $100 online

Another smart way to make money online is to use Fiverr. It’s a online marketing place and people always search for gigs to get what they want just for $5.

That means you are doing something (logo design, editing or writing an article) for $5, people will constantly look for these gigs on Fiverr. If they find interesting, you will get more gigs and more gigs means you can make more money online.

First start with something that you are good at. If you are really good at writing, offer your services for $5 and if possible showcase your authority so that more people would be interested in hiring your services. Once you get enough clients, you can also offer premium services and you can always upsell your way to make more money.

Read: 10 Fiverr Alternatives to Try in 2024 to Make More Money

Start affiliate marketing

Now don’t rush into adding Google adsense because they would not give you as much. If you add adsense, be sure you are optimizing for high paying keywords, using longtail keywords. The best thing to do at this time is to add affiliate products in high demand. It all depends on your niche. So you need to choose your affiliate programmes based on the niche you have chosen.

For instance, if you are into blogging, choose affiliate programmes related to blogging and webhosting. You can choose hostgator, namecheap or bluehost hosting programmes and promote them by offering free wordpress blog set up for anyone who joins through your link.

You can also decide to promote affiliate programmes that have to do with plugins, wordpress premium themes, etc. You simply write a special post on them, add your link and make your promise to help with the set up and also offer free wordpress blog support. A lot of people are working on a lean budget. They would see this as an added advantage and swallow your bait. You are sure to make your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months if this is well done.

Product reviews

You can also offer product reviews on your blog. Make sure you do a thorough research on the product before writing your reviews. Write on both the good qualities and the bad side of the products you are reviewing. A balanced and well researched review would make your blog visitors want to buy such products.

If you have an affiliate link to that product, you make money each time someone buys it through your link. You can also do a paid review in which case you are paid for writing an unbiased review on the product.

Create an eBook and sell it

Creating an eBook is not a rocket science. If you have enough knowledge related to your blogging topics, you can create a paid eBook no matter what niche you are in.

All you have to do is to focus on few unique things to cover. You can analyze your competition, check out top blogs in your industry and find out what products they are selling. So that you will get a better idea on what to sell.

If no one is selling any eBooks in your niche, then you start it. Who knows you can even make thousands of dollars only by selling eBooks if you have enough people attention (and great stuff).

Even if you put a value of $10 on your eBook, by selling just 10 eBooks (one book every week), you can make your first $100. Or you can also create and sell products like themes, or plugins if you are good at coding. All you have to do is to find out what you are good at and start selling them from your blogs.

Ask your friends to launch a WordPress site

By driving your friends to sign up at Bluehost, you will receive $65.00 per referral. Even if you convince at least two people to launch their websites using Bluehost, you will easily make your $100 and of course they will make you payments after 2 months (after a successful sale from your links).

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Is blogging still profitable in 2024?

Yes, blogging was profitable, is profitable, and will be profitable in the coming future. Indeed, now people take blogging as a professional career.

How much money can you make from a blog?

The sky is the limit. There is no specific limit to the money you can make from a blog. Following the right approach is the key.

How do bloggers get paid?

There are so many ways like Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Sponsored Post, Freelancing, eBooks, video courses, consultation, just to name a few.

Where do I start blogging?

To start a blog you will have to register a domain name along with web hosting.

How do I start a blog for free?

You can start a blog for free on various platforms like Blogger from Google, or even on WordPress. But if you really want to make money from your blog I would suggest you go with a self-hosted platform.

How much does it cost to start a blog?

Around $40 a year. If you pick any reliable web hosting it will cost you around $2 – $3 per month plus domain charges (approx. $10/year).

Conclusion about earning first $100 from your blog within 2 months

It is easier to earn your first $100 on your blog if you work meticulously following the above mentioned tips. So once again, to earn your first $100, you need to update your site regularly, ask your friends to start their own WordPress blogs using your web host affiliate links, use long tail keywords, start affiliate marketing, get endorsement and do products reviews on your blog.

What do you think I have left out? We would love to hear own contributions. What was your easiest way to earn the first $100 on your blog? How do you think new bloggers can also get their first check online? Your personal opinions could go a long way at helping someone out. Share this post with your friends if you find it helpful.

About Author
Anil Agarwal is the Founder of Bloggerspassion. He is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable blogs for over a decade Now. He has been featured in Over 100 Publications including Forbes, The HuffPost, HubSpot, Shopify, Semrush, Kinsta, Bluehost, Hostinger and etc. Know more about Anil Agarwal from here.

Reader Comments (56)

  1. Bangal,
    There are writers everywhere but not all are quality writers. Contrary to what you think, e-books are not as easy to write. If they were, we won’t be having a lot of people posting e-book writing gigs on Freelancer, Upwork, Fiverr, people per Hour, and the rest. What I actually meant is that you should look around your niche to see if others are selling e-books. for instance, you could be in the pets niche and everyone is writing quality content on how to take care of your pets. But, you can as well make money by adding the e-books on pets care to your blog.

    It is easier for people to buy those e-books on your site after reading your blog contents than to start searching for them manually on other sites. This eventually helps to improve your income as more and more of your site visitors buy from you.

  2. Abhishek,
    Like you rightly observed, it is easy to make money with freelancing. But it also requires using strategies that work. I did an e-book on How to Make Your First $1,000 on Even With Limited Skills. You can get a copy to see how it can really help you make more money as a freelancer.

    A lot of product review sites requires you to have huge traffic. But you can even affiliate marketing and review those affiliate products direct on your blog. A lot will accept you if your blog content is of high quality.

  3. Qasim, it’s good to hear that you are making some money, no matter how little. If you work consistently and improve on your current strategies, you are sure to make more money in the long run.
    Longtail keywords are a great way to rank for keywords that are not too competitive. There are a lot of keywords you will never be able to rank for as a result of the competition; but with longtail keywords, you can still get targeted traffic from people searching for specific terms.

  4. orginaljun,
    Sorry, I am responding to your post a bit late. Longtail keywords will help you write on the keyword that is either the exact way a searcher would search for a term on Google or close to it. For example, if you write on “Android phone” as a keyword, that would be too generalised and it won’t bring you targeted traffic. But if you write on “How to fix a broken Android phone screen”, you see that the keyword is longer but it addresses a particular problem which is a broken Android phone screen. Only people who have such problem would click on that longtail keyword to get to your blog and possibly take action.

    Other longtail keyword examples:
    How to make a man sleep better with pain
    How to make a beautiful woman fall in love with you
    How to make more money with Google Adsense
    How to monetize your blog without Google Adsense.

    You can see that each longtail keyword solves a specific problem. You can go on and on with different ones.

  5. Hi Tom,
    It’s unfortunate you going through such a harrowing experience. But to be realistic, you can never get any meaningful income from Adsense with just 50 – 100 visitors per day. If you want to make money with Adsense, then you need to drive traffic to your site seriously. You make money from Adsense in two ways – from visitors coming to your site and from the visitors clicking on ad links on the site.

    Even if you wish to earn money from the other methods highlighted in this post, you still need a reasonable traffic, even though the traffic is not in thousands.

  6. Tom,
    Good to see you here, and thanks for your comment.
    To start with, driving traffic is in itself, a great and tasking job. If you can put much effort into driving traffic that would earn regular income on Google Adsnse, it would be a good idea. But from my experience, affiliate marketing has paid me more than Adsense. I tried Adsense on my blog for several months and I could hardly earn $100. But now I started a new affiliate review site without Adsense and have earned over $1,000 from just one affiliate site in one year.

    If you can run the site with quality content and then add Google Adsense as your means of monetization, there’s no problem with that. You have to be sure that you are not violating the Adsense terms.

    As for the e-book, it is not mandatory that you try all the methods I suggested. You can go with what you feel is good for you and leave the rest. You can even stick to just one and do it very well. You will still make money if you work hard and smart.
    Do have a lovely day.

  7. Hi Joseph – Great post, but a lot of work to get your first 100 USD! Isn’t it easier to just generate traffic and let Adsense do the work? They are after all the most popular means of income for large sites? Anyway, I will surely work on some of your tips (except maybe writing an e-book;)


  8. iam new blogger and just join AdSense for earning its already 3 month I have around 50-100 view daily still I don’t get any revenue from it plz help me what should I do to get more revenue from it

  9. I like the idea of the email list, but how are you going to advertise it? You will need a blog with visitors, which will definitely take more than a couple of hours.

  10. Hi Efoghor,

    Indeed, there is a lot of ways to get 100$ in few months. It took more time to get my first 100$ because when I started I didn’t new about the different ways. I was able to make more than 100$ now but I am still not able to reach 100$ a month.
    Writing about long tail keywords is a great way to get money get higher blog traffic at the same time. I am not using it on my blog but I should start now.

  11. Hello Efoghor,

    This is the most coolest article I’ve read on Making Money Online. I think most of us haven’t really thought about these ideas combined.

    I liked the freelancing point where it is much easier to earn quick money. I’ve do read Product Review sites do not work with blogs with less traffic.

    Concluding here. Making Money out of keyword research is a little difficult.

  12. Hello Efoghor
    Really I heard Fiverr her first time. thanks for keeping me update with it. I liked the post. ya getting $ 100 in the beginning of blogging is really great feeling. I will try Fiverr for sure. Nice article.

  13. I doubt when you said, “If no one is selling any eBooks in your niche, then you start it.” Writing has become so easy and it is more easier (I should have only said easier, but just to emphasize I am saying this) to create eBooks these days. There are many tools that help us along. So, I am doubtful if there is any such niche that doesn’t have an eBook online anywhere.

    • Hi Bangal,
      Thanks for your contribution. Like you rightly pointed out, there is hardly any niche without writers these days. However, some niches are not as saturated as others and some do not have enough high-quality writers. So one can take an advantage of that.

  14. Nice post and perfect guide to making the first $100. Especially, the earning from Fiverr or from freelancing works great. Building an email list takes time and to sell from your affiliate links, you need to gain trust of your visitors. So, apart from that point, I agree with all the other points.

    • Hello Mainak, thanks for your contribution. Fiverr and freelancing works have great prospects for bloggers. Once you can deliver your jobs on time and also maintain high quality, you are bound to get more orders and make more money too.
      Do have a lovely day.

  15. And that’s called the perfect guide to create first $100 in very less time of blogging.
    Joseph, I really admire you to give such a firing write up and encouraging me to build my list as well.

    I never thought seriously about creating the email list, but now with a start of my new blog, I have focused on it. I hope I will create a good list in upcoming days.
    Thanks again for this nice guide about fiverr too.

    • Hello Ravi, I am glad to hear you are already taking positive action. This write up is actually meant for action takers. You only get results if you take action. Having an email list is a great asset, and every blogger must have it because content is in the list.

      I wish you the best in your blogging career. Do have a lovely weekend ahead of you.

  16. Hi,
    This is an interesting article for an $1oo start. Lots of information in few words. Tips have been presented in very simple and plain language to easily grasp the idea. Thanks for the great post.

    • Hi Parvez, thanks for appreciating my writing and the information contained in this post. I would be happier if you implement them and get positive results too.
      Do have a lovely week.

  17. A very nice and informative article to earn the first 100 dollar with in 2 or less month. But, I think that no one buy the product (or hardly any) because no people know the new blogger in the blogosphere. The only solutions of earning the $100 within the first 2 months is using the high paying keywords on their blog. Only then it would happne.

    • Yadav, sometimes, this is true that the new blogger is barely known. But in some cases, if you write great posts that rank high in the search engines, you will certainly get traffic. If people enjoy your write up, they would certainly want to buy whatever you recommend to them.

  18. What a wonderful and straight forward post!
    Without much doubt, if one can follow the steps outline on this post, then making your first $100 from a blog is SURE.

  19. Priyanka, thanks for your comment. It’s quite unfortunate your Adsense wasn’t approved.
    My advice is that you join and set up a quality blog. Add at least 25 posts to it and reapply for an Adsense account. You may be lucky it is approved on your first attempt.
    You must avoid copying from other sources.

  20. It is one of the best article to understand the guidelines in an efficient way. I am also a blogger and working as a professional content writer. But, when I joined AdSense to earn money, blogger community didn’t approve my ID. Please suggest me how can I join AdSense in a systematic manner,

    Thanks for your valuable post. All the best

    • Jan, I am glad to know you found this post helpful. I am sure the tips would surely help you if you implement them.

  21. Very good article Joseph. When I was a newbie in internet marketing, I followed a plan similar to yours, using Adsense, and started making $100 checks. I would advise newbies that once you start making money, spend time developing your site even more, and turn that $100 into much more.

    • Randy, Thanks for that beautiful advice. It is always good never to rest on one’s oars when one begins to see positive results. There is need to consolidate on on’s achievements.

  22. Thanks Joseph for this post..
    This information will help me as I am new blogger and I was not aware of using google adsense to earn money in a better way, so looking forward to earn good by blogging with good quality content.

    • Vincent, There are several ways to earn money with your blog. Google Adsense is just one of those ways. It is one of the most popular means, though not the fastest way to make real dow.

  23. nice article JOSEPH,
    these were the nicest set of tips to earn first 100 dollars, i am very new to the blogging and don’t know much about the blogging stuffs..,
    thanks for enlightening me in this regard.. 🙂

    • Rohit, You are officially welcome to the blogging community. Learning is a gradual process. If you are serious about succeeding in blogging, you surely will.
      I would advise you got a mentor to put you through in many areas of blogging so as to make things much more easier for you.

  24. This article is excellently written which gives courage and motivation for new bloggers. This is also easy to understand. I really want to thank for this article. It gives me the information, I was searching for. Now I am clear, how I can create an attractive blog by using longer keywords, keeping update and getting endorsement.
    It’s also give clear direction about RSS feed and google adsense. It’s really very helpful

    • Mesbah, I am happy you found this post really informative. The information you have gtten here would only produce results if you practise what you have learnt.
      Learning without taking action amounts to sheer waste of time and energy.

  25. That’s a great post, i have learned more to earn money from this post, thanks for sharing a very good info..

  26. i am daily reader of bloggers passion and now i am learning how to build a blog and a good one with our spam keywords and tactics , i appreciate how Joseph Ezie has explain to get the 100 Dollars in the 2 month series it really helpfull post i am fan of the Bloggers passion now just because of its brillent post about how to make money a correct way.

    • Rauf, Thanks for being a faithful reader of this blog. I appreciate your commitment.
      As for your new blog, if you are able to follow a disciplined plan, it would be easy to make your first $200 within 2 months.

  27. That is a very nice and informative article…

    I myself started a blog recently and this article has given me what i wanted..
    I personally never use Google Adsense to make money via Advertisement… They lower the quality of blog to make quite a few cents… All this tips would be very helpful

    • Chirag, You can do without Google Adsense if you have better alternatives to monetize your blog. But whereby you don’t have, Adsense still remains a good way to do so.
      The only problem is that you need a lot of traffic to be able to make considerable income with Adsense.


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