blogs that teach you how to make money

I have a list of blogs that teach you how to make money.

They’re amazing!

I didn’t know it was possible to make more money on the side (or online) until I started blogging. Since then, I’ve quit my job as a lawyer making six-figures, to a lower paying job that I’m much happier in. I work to make up the difference because I have massive student loan debt that I want gone ASAP!

My side hustles of choice are blogging and freelance writing (that’s how I make money online).

The only reason I knew any of this was possible was from reading articles online from blogs. I wrote a popular post listing 28+ blog posts that teach you how to make money. But it’s blogs in general that have taught me it’s possible to make money as an entrepreneur. But more importantly, blogs keep me inspired to make money on the side to pay down my debt.

So, whatever your reason, I highly recommend the following 10 blogs if you want to learn how to make money on the side and / or online. There are SO many good websites out there, and here’s a list of my favorite when it comes to making money, in no particular order.


1. Side Hustle Nation

Nick Loper is the founder of Side Hustle Nation. His entire blog is dedicated to making money on the side. While most blogs that talk about side hustling only as part of their blog, this whole blog is about side hustling. If you want ideas to start a business, then want to learn how to run a business, and want to join a community of other side-hustlers alike, this blog is for you.


2. Smart Passive Income

Smart passive is a blog by Pat Flynn that talks about all things online business. If you want to know how to start an online business, how to know whether it will be successful, how to use social media in connection with your business, and how to sell online products, then this is your blog. There is a very popular podcast along with the blog, so you can listen to the content, too (this is how I follow SPI).


3. The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder is a personal finance blog written by Kyle Taylor about saving money and making money. When he focuses on making money, Kyle talks about working from home, making money online, and how you can get started. A lot of posts on The Penny Hoarder give real life examples of people who are already working from home and how they’re doing it.


4. Making Sense of Cents

Making Sense of Cents is a blog by Michelle Schroeder that has the tag line “Earn More. Save More. Live More.” Michelle travels around in an RV with her husband and dogs, while making a living online. Making Sense of Cents is great for anyone who needs motivation making money online. (Michelle made $72,196 in her last income report for March 2016 – so she’s definitely killing it online.) I love Michelle and look up to her a ton!


5. I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Ramit Sethi, the founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, is a public figure, author, and blogger. He’s most famous for his book that has the same title as his blog. While Ramit’s site isn’t kept up as much like a traditional blog with content posted frequently, what’s there is very good. He has several links all on one page about how to make more money. And if that’s not enough to convince you, his book is amazing!


6. Budgets Are Sexy

Budgets Are Sexy is a personal finance blog by J. Money about saving and making money. J. Money includes a TON of posts about side hustles, and not just about making money online. J. Money talks about all kinds of side hustles. His side hustle page has links to more than 60 posts about specific side hustles – everything from being a classic video game flipper, to a standardized test question writer, to a teleprompter operator (and the list goes on). The great thing about Budgets Are Sexy is that these posts are constantly evolving. You won’t run out of money making ideas on this blog.


7. The Work At Home Wife

Angie Nelson is the writer of The Work At Home Wife, a blog dedicated to home business ideas and blogging. Angie’s target reader is the “successful work-from-home professional.” The Work at Home Wife has an array of posts dedicated to helping woman make money from home (e.g.: there’s a post about how to get paid to be a professional bridesmaid). For the wanna-be work from home professional, The Work At Home Wife is perfect.


8. Make Money Your Way

Make Money Your Way is a blog written by Pauline with the main purpose of helping readers earn more money. The entire blog focuses on career, earning more, investing, and entrepreneurship. You can learn about blogging and freelance writing on this site, in addition to learning about real estate and the stock market. There’s a little bit of everything on Make Money Your Way.


9. The Work at Home Woman

Holly Hanna is the founder of The Work at Home Woman, a blog dedicated to helping women who are looking for legitimate work from home jobs. The Work at Home Woman is specifically targeted for women, so if you have kids or need to work from home, this site has all kinds of resources for you to explore, including well over 100 work at home career ideas for women.


10. Afford Anything

Paula Pant is the writer behind Afford Anything, a blog specifically about Paula’s journey as a freelance writer turned real estate entrepreneur. If you are interested in learning how to own and operate real estate investment properties, Paula’s blog is the best blog out there. She tells you exactly how she does it and the money that she makes doing it. I’ve been tempted to start putting her advice into action, but decided it’s best to wait until I’m out of debt!


A Final Note!

There are so many ways to make money. If you have a job where you’re not making enough money to pay off your debt or live the life you’ve imagined, then I highly encourage you to do something about it.

You can make money blogging or freelance writing (my two side hustles of choice), or you can do something completely different. The list above is a guide that can help you make money on the side and keep you motivated along the way.