Category: Earn through Blogging

earning my blog's first $100

Earning My Blog’s First $100: The Journey & an Honest Review of

As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, it isn’t exactly easy to get your publisher account approved by Google AdSense. Even if you’re already approved and has been earning with them for quite a while now, there’s still that nagging feeling that the guys at Google may at one day decide to deem your account unworthy of their service and instantly block your account along with your pending earnings.

And it’s nasty.

Don’t get me wrong here. As hardworking bloggers, we should definitely head straight to Google AdSense when thinking of monetizing our website through contextual ads. C’mon, they’re the largest and most trusted ad network in the whole planet, and it only makes sense to join them first.

So if you’re reading this and it’s your first time at monetizing your website through ads, do me a favor and apply for Google AdSense already. Then read on below, because I’m sure you’ll find this very helpful.

Since I mentioned that it’s not really easy applying to the big guys at Google and since there’s still a chance of them banning your account even if you’re approved, it helps to anticipate and know of other trustworthy ad networks that you can join as an alternative, or even better, together with Google AdSense. Continue reading

TBEX Manila, Philippines 2016

I Popped my TBEX Cherry & it Felt so Good! (Plus Tips for Newbies)

Each year, TBEX is held in a host country in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions, bringing the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network, and do business.

What is TBEX? I asked myself after stumbling upon it over a Google search for best practices in blogging. I was the curious cat, looking at its website and after discovering more and more details about the event, it turns out that the largest gathering of travel bloggers in this planet is happening in a week! And for the first time ever, it will be held in Manila, the Philippines, my hometown! Meaning I don’t need to buy plane tickets just to get to the event!

All i know is that the awesomest creatures in this planet are attending and I should be there, too. Continue reading

The 5 Effective Ways to Make Money From Your Blog (Plus Valuable Tips)

5 Effective Ways to Make Money From Your Blog (Plus Valuable Tips)

Whether you’re blogging just for fun or you’re doing it seriously as a personal “business”, there’s no doubt that it’s most exciting when earnings start flowing in.

It is a milestone. And it defines that you’re somehow already “made” as a blogger.

For new bloggers and for those who are just thinking of trying out blogging as a means to earn a living, the question is, “How exactly do I earn from my blog?”

There are many ways to make money from your blog, and there are also tons of options (e.g. different advertising companies) to do so.

This often makes it harder for a blogger who’s thinking of monetizing his/her blog to pick and establish a set of money making strategy that’s well suited to his/her blog.

Let me present to you the many ways you can earn a stream of income from your blog based on what I’ve learned from trying to do so. Continue reading


How to Pick a Profitable Niche & Make a Living Out of Blogging

As per Google search, a ‘niche’ is a specialized but profitable corner of the market. In the world of blogging, it means that your writing has to focus on something that incrementally makes you an expert on that topic and makes you the go to blog for such topic. It doesn’t end there – your blog’s focus must also be profitable.

It only makes sense.

I mean, who would want to write on such topic that generates zero return? Unless you’re writing solely for passion and personal (non-profit) reasons, choosing a particular niche before starting helps you plan out on what you should write about and how you would eventually earn from it, giving you a sense of direction for your blog, among many other things.

Starting your own blog from zero experience can be an intimidating and tricky task, especially if you do not know what to write about in the first place. Continue reading

So you want to be a blogger? Is blogging for me?

So You Want to Start a Blog & Make Money from It? First Find Out if It’s for You

I can still clearly remember that day in early 2012 when I decided to start my own blog. To be honest, I started this blog because I wanted to turn it into a business. When I say “turn it into a business”, I meant I wanted to start my own blog and earn from it. On that day back in 2012, I read a few articles about creating a blog, thought of a topic that I am comfortable writing about, chose a blog name, and started my own blog on a free site called I chose to start blogging on a free website since I didn’t want to invest that early in blogging. Also, I wanted to try first if blogging could be right for me. It was back then.

Reading through accounts of successful bloggers who took the leap into the unknown and turned their passion into something that actually gives off a remarkable financial benefit really inspired me a lot. Why not? With all the benefits of blogging as a lucrative career, it could actually make sense that I check and see if I could make it in the blogging world. Continue reading