Can You Make Money With a Blog That ISN’T About Blogging?

make money bloggingI see this question asked quite often in social media groups.

Can a blogger who doesn’t blog about blogging make good money with their blog?

Can a blogger who doesn’t blog about blogging make good money with their blog? Click To Tweet

Say that 5 times fast.

But seriously guys, I’ve seen this question quite a few times. It seems to be this unspoken fear. That if you don’t teach others how to blog for money, then you’re not going to make any of your own.

So, to squash those fears, let’s take a look at 9 blogs that aren’t in the blogging or business niches, and are still killing it online.

Take a look at 9 blogs that aren’t in the blogging or business niches, and are still killing it online Click To Tweet.

Pulling Curls is a super cute blog about parenting, pregnancy, organization, and everything else in between. The blog saw $5,300 in the month of April.

Making Sense of Cents is a finance and lifestyle blog that will teach you how to earn more and save more. They pulled in $71,761 in April.

Pinch of Yum is a food blog (I may have gotten lost in the gluten free and vegan sections for a bit. Soo many yummy things in there!) I couldn’t find an exact gross income number, but after adding up their stats, looks like March was about $58,000 before expenses.

Jessica Gavin’s blog is also about super yummy food, but with a unique take. She’s a Certified Food Scientist. Forgive my naiveté, but I didn’t know there was such a thing. Their March income was $1,495.

Mostly Morgan is a blog written by a 20-something college student. She covers everything from fashion, college advice, blogging advice, and just random musings. March brought in almost $2,000 for her.

Coming Up Roses is a lifestyle blog about inspiration, relationships, style, health and beauty and some blogging advice thrown in there. According to her December income report, she pulled in $,1412 that month.

Arts and Classy is all about DIY home design, and is full of advice and DIY tutorials. The February income reports shows they brought in $3,205.

Build Your Bite is another food blog, with a focus on healthy food. Total income for March was $436.

Gen Y Girl is a “Millennial Career & Lifestyle Blog.” She seems to blog about everything from career and blogging, to money and productivity. According to her December income report, she made $2,416 for the month.

As you can see, the income runs the gamut from hundreds to thousands a month. And these blogs are come from different niches. Even the methods vary widely, from affiliate ads, sponsored posts, courses and ebooks and more. But the common denominator here is that all these blogs are making money online. Whether you want to make some side, passive income or a full-time income, it can be done through blogging – no matter what niche you’re interested in.


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  1. Not sure you can count Pinch of Yum. They teach people how to be food bloggers. I remember looking at their stats a while back, and their income shot up when they started selling courses.
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    • Corinne says:

      Hi Denise,
      I certainly see your concern, and I did try to search for blogs that didn’t have courses on blogging. However, I’m not seeing an actual course on blogging on their site. Yes, they do have a page that walks readers through starting a food blog, but it’s not information you have to pay for. In fact, looking at the details on their income reports, it looks like the money they make is mostly affiliate ads and sponsored posts.

  2. This gives me home, but I am just clueless on how to gain and keep the audience. I’m definitely not a food scientist and maybe my niche is too broad, or maybe I’m simply boring and no one wants to read about me. 😉 LOL I do have to say that over the last month I’ve increased my stats from a measly 400 per month to over 12k, so I think I’m doing something better than I was before.

    • Corinne says:

      Hi Heather!
      12k is great! you are definitely doing something right! Are you engaging your audience in any way? Asking them to leave comments, getting them to sign up for a mailing list?

    • Hello Heather,

      Did i hear you say you increased your stats from 400 per month to 12k? I’ll love to learn your strategy, would you be my tutor?

      Hoping to read from you, thanks.

    • Hello Corinne,

      No truer words have ever been said.

      The hype makes it seem as tho blogging about blogging is the only way to blog and make money.

      I was thinking you would mention some tech blogs in your examples, i’m actually shocked a finance blog could actually make up to $71,761 in one month.

      Thanks for sharing this lovely piece.
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      • Corinne says:

        Hi Raphael,
        I would have LOVED to mention a tech blog (or more blogs from even more varied niches for that matter) but I couldn’t find any concrete numbers for them.

  3. Christie Gahan says:

    I am so tired of blogs that blog about the latest, greatest product you can buy to make money blogging! It’s like Amway!

  4. Hi Corinne,

    1) LOL, I never thought that someone may ask such a question

    2) Search on Google for “Neil Patel challenge” and see what you get – that’s a good example 😉
    Adrian Jock recently posted…AWeber vs GetResponse. Marketer’s Best Friends. Epic ReviewMy Profile

    • Corinne says:

      Yes! His $100,000 challenge is a great example. But I have sen this question legitimately come up a few times, with other posters saying they wondered the same thing. I do think it’s a valid concern. You see many people killing it in the online marketing/blogging/SEO niches. But we don’t hear about other niches quite as much. My goal is to assure anyone who is interested in ANY other niche than blogger that it can be done!

      Thanks for reading Adrian


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