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A Blog That Makes Money (From $5-$500,000)

A Blog That Makes Money (From $5-$500,000)

Over the last 7 years, my blog has turned into a real business even though I had no idea what I was doing when I first got started. One that makes money monthly and supports the goals that I set for myself.

During those 7 years, I’ve made some wrong turns, had some significant wins, and, most importantly, learned new skills that weren’t innate. None of us was born knowing how to run a business. We have to learn it somewhere along the way.

Building a business starts with the spark of your idea put into action. But to make it solid, at some point you have to incorporate a foundation of sound business principles that just plain work across industries.

Whether you’re hoping to make enough money to pay your insurance every month or to fully support your family, there are fundamental principles that will build the foundation of a solid business.

In this video, I share how I turned my blog that started as a creative outlet into a real-life business, and I hope it’ll help you on your journey. Take the nuggets that work for you and your situation, and I know you’ll feel so much more grounded and less alone!

What we’re not up on we tend to be down on.  A Blog That Makes Money (From $5-$500,000)

After you watch the video, I’d love to hear from you:

What kind of business do you want (whether you have one already and want to shift it or you want to start one)? If you could make money doing one thing, what would that thing be? What questions do you have about online business?

Tell me in the comments!

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P.P.S. If starting or growing a business leveraging the internet is on your list, I highly recommend checking out Marie Forleo’s B-School program. I credit B-School and Marie’s mentorship as a big part of having been able to build the business that we have. This year we’ve got a suite of bonuses I’m particularly excited about. Check out the program and our bonuses here.


  • Yos

    So much inspiration, thank you for sharing your wisdom and experiences.

  • Alison Finch

    Omg this is me. You are me. I have dreams of a blog because I have this overwhelming need to share and be heard! I started a blog sometime back but had no idea what I was doing! I still don’t I just feel as God has given me this calling for some reason. Either writing a book or blog. Where do I start however?? Guess I will take today’s snow day to find info on it.

    • Kate Northrup

      DO IT! Start by getting your blog up and starting to write. That’s it. I got my site up for less than $100. Just get going.

  • Miranda F

    Thank you for your radiant authenticity Kate. I love hearing about how you got started blogging and how that evolved into the business you have today. I am a newbie and have a yearning to write… having a good talking to Resistance right now cos I’m ready to leap and get started. Aargh!

    • Kate Northrup

      I’m so glad this resonated with you Miranda. My advice: start! You’ll learn way more through doing than you will through resisting and thinking about it ;)

  • Hi Kate!

    Your video inspired me to go back and look at the stats for a blog I wrote mainly in 2011-2012. Just a personal “brain dump” thing I never publicized. Turns out to my surprise, one of my posts had over 1600 views! Very regularly a few dozen reads per month, for the last 7 years. That’s way more than any of the other posts. Funny, isn’t it! I’ve no idea where those viewers came from.

    All the best,


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