How to Make Money With a Blog

How to make money with your blog! This is seriously good stuff. Lessons from a blogger and busy mom of three making a six figure income!

How do you make money blogging? That is the most frequently asked question I get… ever!

Laurie Turk & Amy Locurto | Tip Junkie | Living Locurto | Bloggers

I’m always happy to help someone learn how to make money from their blog, but it’s very hard to answer this question in just a few sentences. With 6 years of blogging experience, I learned along the way and figured out what works for me.

The women who has taught me the most, is my good friend Laurie Turk, founder of, a HUGE website with millions of hits per month.

This busy mom of three boys with no college degree is one of the smartest women that I know! Laurie figured it out because she wanted to stay home with her kids and earn money in her sleep. AND she does! ha! Because Laurie is a giving person, she doesn’t keep secrets about what she does and will tell you how she makes money.

Since not everyone is able to sit down and have a conversation with her (remember, I said she was a busy mom with a HUGE website to run), I’m thrilled that she created the Mom Blog to Money Blog Online Workshop for all bloggers and I’m giving away a workshop seat today!

About the Workshop

Laurie Turk - Mom Blog to Money Blog Online Workshop

TheMom Blog to Money Blog online training workshop is for women who have been blogging for at least 3 months and want to know EVERYTHING Laurie has learned in the past 6 years earning money online.

The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to make money from Laurie, who makes SIX FIGURES a year just from Google Adsense.

After speaking at dozens of social media conferences, and meeting so many talented women who so desperately want {or need} to make money with their blogs, Laurie felt compelled to share ALL of her systems, strategies, and secrets to making money with her Blogspot blog turned WordPress blog turned Social Network site.

Are you ready to make some money?

How to Make Money With Your Blog! Save $20 on the TipJunkie Workshop with the code LL2013


** Use the code: LL2013  for $20 Off! **



**This giveaway has ended**

Laurie is giving one lucky Living Locurto reader a FREE ALL ACCESS PASS to the workshop! The pass will give you the flexibility of learning at your own pace, without traveling, and anytime you want! Follow directions on the giveaway widget to enter.

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. I blog about Las Vegas!

  2. I'm a stay at home mom with 2 years old boy & 16 years old teen. I just start taking 3 days GED class. This is a great idea. I wish you would share the blogging ideas with me. This'll be a great 🙂

  3. Maneesha Pradhan says:

    I am originally from India but grew up in America. My food has become a mix of many cultures. I am trying to get a blog set up which shows my past and present. Where I came from – recipes from my mom and grandmothers, to trying out new dishes every day.

  4. Bevin Rasar Fink says:

    I blog about sustainable farming, from scratch cooking, homeschooling and everyday life at my blog

  5. Hello Amy!
    I’m french and live in Germany. I’m finishing to prepare my blog before it’s online. I’ll speak about children, decoration,food, fashion and organization (printables, coupon, at home). I became really a fan of you and your friend tipjunkie!!! It’d be really great to get the workshop 🙂 Best regards

  6. Blake Sachs says:

    I blog about my every day life including my weight loss struggles and cooking healthy recipes!

  7. I am interested in blogging about health and wellness…. new and ‘hidden’ research, recipes, tips for starting a health/ier kitchen, etc….

  8. I blog about homeschooling, big family stuff, DIY for normal people, being a Minnesota girl living in Georgia, and some product reviews.

  9. I would love to blog about DIY, decorating for the home, lifestyle.

  10. I’d love yo know how I can reach more people with my blog. And of course how to make money. But more than that, I want to grow my readership.

  11. Hi, Amy. Thanks for the awesome give-away! I blog about all things DIY for the home, with window treatments emphasized a little more heavily than most DIY blogs. When I started blogging a year ago, I knew nothing about blogs and not much about computers (other than word processing). After two on-line courses about the WordPress platform, I finally transferred to my own .com last summer. So, you can see I am a firm believer in learning more. I have so much yet to learn, too. 🙂 I just started my first ad last week. I’m now a follower – just found you through a blog buddy on Facebook. Blessings!

  12. Jaclyn Bower says:

    My blog is I have taken a break from blogging since having my baby girl, Charlotte, six weeks ago. Before I would write about whatever struck my fancy but I would like to transition into blogging about family, new momma stuff and young kids. Thanks so much for the chance!

  13. I love lifestyle blogs, so that would be what I would want to blog about.

  14. cindy larsen says:

    I’m an empty nest blogger and blog about getting my life in order .. my job will be ending in a couple years and I would love to work from home to enable me to spend more time with grandkids and help my daughter who is disabled by lupus.

  15. I blog about traveling with kids and sometimes decorating, cooking, and more.

  16. Sherie Turner-Dunn says:

    My blog, Horse Health Source, is about anything to a horses health and how to prevent, treat, and how to see the signs that horses show us when they are sick or injured.

  17. I have two, veeeery amateur blogs I want to grow! hot Wheels and Glue Guns- my life and crafty blog and Wheels Up In 30 a travelblog

  18. I have a DIY party and craft blog at Kims Kandy Kreations

  19. Karin Prunty says:

    I blog about adoption, life with a big family, and homeschooling. Would love to make money while I sleep. 🙂

  20. Karin Prunty says:

    I blog about adoption, life with a big family, and homeschooling. Would love to make money while I sleep. 🙂

  21. Nicolette Roux says:

    oh man! I have been eyeing this for months! I think my blog is ready 🙂 and I blog about kids activities, homeschooling (soon) and some parenting advise.

  22. Nicolette Roux says:

    oh man! I have been eyeing this for months! I think my blog is ready 🙂 and I blog about kids activities, homeschooling (soon) and some parenting advise.

  23. I have a blog, and we have a good start but need some help on learning how to expand our readership

  24. I’m working on “starting over” with a new blog – taking everything I’ve learned and doing something I really love. I blog about life – home and family and all that comes with it.

  25. filiz siber-schmied says:

    I’d love to blog about food and things I love (diy, styling, photography, design,…) Still trying to figure out how and where to start…

  26. I have been toying with a food blog combined with beauty and crafts. Not very original but what I know;)

  27. Aanal Shah Vora says:

    Food, crafts, and soon going to write about my travel experiences.

  28. So exciting would love to learn this!

  29. I blog about family and lifestyle topics – parenting, raising teens, books and movies, etc. i also do product reviews and giveaways.

  30. Stephanie Frazier Grimm says:

    How AWESOME is this! I have a party/DIY/Lifestyle blog Creating Couture Parties….you must ALWAYS be willing to learn and be educated, no matter what success you have! Love it!

  31. I would LOVE LOVE to win this! I really look up to Laurie! She was one of the first to feature my parties a long time back! this would be a dream come true to win!

  32. Currently, I do not have a blog. However, I would love to learn and blog about sewing and/or other crafts.

  33. Currently, I do not have a blog. However, I would love to learn and start blogging about sewing and/or other crafting.

  34. This is a contest and haha! I had no idea that when you share, it actually turns the comment you make into part of the post! Lol!

  35. Bobbie Spera says:

    As a Professional Organizer and Time Management Consultant, I blog about all things related to simplifying your life!

  36. I would like to someday start a food allergy and special education blog. It would have great homemade allergy friendly recipe as well as tips and links dealing with certain topics pertaining to special education.

  37. Pinky's Pantry says:

    I’m a food blogger. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to win!

  38. hello thats a nice idea , i m thinking of making a new blog about mothers and sons

  39. I make and share festive food and edible crafts at

    Beth @

  40. I’m a crafty/sewing blogger!

  41. Kelvin Baines · Mobile Security Officer at Securitas
    My Blog is about the Victorian Era and all it involved.Please take a look and comment and SHARE…

  42. Angela Stratton Watson says:

    I just have my own personal family blog, but if I won I would love to give it to my cousin. She has an awesome DIY/Preparedness blog.

  43. My BFF and I started a crafting blog and a website all about crafting. We could use a little motivation and insight and this sounds perfect!!!!! Would be so thankful for this opportunity!

  44. I blog about family finance and frugal living.

  45. I blog about fashion and home design! =)

  46. Michelle Mitchell Brooks says:

    I would like to blog about homschooling, cooking, fashion, travel, money saving tips, party planning, and crafts.:)Thank you for the opportunity, motivation and inspiration! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  47. rachelwillis69 says:

    I blog about food, projects and life

  48. I am just starting out and really want to blog about all my diy projects!

  49. I blog about life in general. But I’d like to blog more about food and crafty stuff.

  50. Dawn Terry Stribling says:

    I am preparing a food and family blog! Still learning the ropes!

  51. Alli Britsch Ward says:

    I blog about crafts, DIY, food, travel and all kinds of lifestyle. I would love to get into more DIY!

  52. I am creating a blog about fitness, family and balancing the two. Getting back to fit while staying sane as a single mother with two little monsters.

  53. I blog about how to create stylish but affordable kid’s parties at your home! I’d love to go beyond that and share more recipes & tips on overall entertaining.

  54. I would like to blog about paper crafting even though I know that there are already like a million people doing it.
    Lisa K.

  55. Nancy Myers says:

    I blog about quilting and the patterns I design.

  56. I'd Like To Blog AboutThe Crazy Lives We All Live. I'd Lik It To Be Interactive For Other Moms And Women To Share, Laugh, And Learn. Please Forgive the Messy Sentences, My Phone Is Acting Up!

  57. I’m not blogging now but may be interested in starting one.

  58. I have the Ramsay Grace Blog where I share a humorous look at my family, including the antics of my two {wild child} little girls, my DIY hits and misses, the best deal/shopping sites, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also adore handmade and try to promote handmade artists as often as possible. I would be over the moon excited to get a golden ticket to Laurie’s Workshop. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it and know it could make a HUGE difference. Thank you very much for this chance to win.

  59. Crafting and life in general.

  60. I blog about parties, DIY, and recipes over at The Pretty Party Shoppe!

  61. I have a small humor blog, but I want to blog about parenting and about photo book design.

  62. Katie Farmer says:

    I blog about parties, DIY, and recipes over at The Pretty Party Shoppe.

  63. Liz talbot says:

    Blog about food, crafts, photography, anything and everything that I enjoy

  64. Elizabeth Talbot says:

    I have a few blogs, one is a private family blog that I have been doing for 7 years, the other is one I just started posting here and there with craft projects, tips, recipes etc. Would love to learn how to take it to the next level

  65. I blog mostly about food with some DIY/Craft.

  66. I blog about parties, crafts, recipes and more! 🙂

  67. I blog about everything!!

  68. I write a lifestyle blog that focuses on faith, family and frugal living.

  69. Martha Kennedy Alfrey says:

    I would love to start a blog about teaching in elementary.

  70. I started blogging about my small sewing business. I would love to learn more about blogging and understand the whole process of making money from it. Thank you for the opportunity!

  71. I blog about my Expat life and parties

  72. Wonderful giveaway! From Mom to Grandma and now Stay-at-Home Daughter (caregiver) to my Mom. This still young boomer would really appreciate the opportunity learn how to monetize a blog! I have a thrift-store shopping blog I need to update and some ideas for others.

  73. I blog about “life” with my 4 kids, sewing, frugal living, kids, health, etc… everything & anything that has to do with my life! 🙂

  74. I already have a blog (non-money making) and would like to start a money-making blog about decorating, crafts, recipes. So I would like to shorten the learning curve on how to make it successful. Thank you for the opportunity. I'm praying. Toni

  75. what an awesome giveaway. so many great tips!

  76. I have a blog but would like to start another blogging about decorating, crafting, recipes, etc.

  77. As I work on merging my blog with my business to make it one website, I'd love to learn more about monetizing it and making it a part of my monthly earnings.

  78. I would like to start a blog dealing with activities to do with children.

  79. I have both a food blog and a photography blog

  80. I have been blogging about my passion of paper crafting and have just started an organizing business that I hope to start blogging on the website soon. I would love to learn how to make my blogging time more profitable for me and my family!

  81. My husband and I have the dream of starting an after school program to help youngsters with learning the basics (reading, writing and arithmetic) and learning computers. I would love the opportunity to win this workshop. I was thinking that providing free educational tools to people would be a great thing. I don’t know how I could make money from that though. 🙂

  82. I would LOVE to learn how to start blogging! This sounds like a great tool!

  83. I blog about joyful, healthy living at:
    and I would LOVE to learn more about monetizing my blog. Thank you!

  84. I blog about my very large, very obnoxious family.

  85. I write about being cheap, but I’m thinking I’d prefer to write about DIY parties (which is my true passion)

  86. I write about being cheap, but I'm thinking I'd prefer to write about DIY parties (which is my true passion)

  87. You'd be perfect for a blog Lesely! All of your home schooling and raising kids experience, almg with your family business.. Sounds like a great opportunity! Plus what a great avenue to be a testimony to others!

  88. This would be a very valued and awesome experience for me! I would love to win and start putting it to use right away!

  89. Just started OhSewClueless: the Blog, yesterday! Writing about making my own little fashion collection from scratch-and learning to sew, parent, and blog–all at the same time. Need all the help I can get!

  90. I blog about crafters in Southern California… projects and events. I live a great part of the country where really talented people live and I love to put the spotlight n them!

  91. Laurie Alleman-Anderson says:

    I love cooking, baking and food in general. I've collected recipes and cookbooks for years. Coming from a family of 11 children meals had to be quick, simple yet creative to make the majority happy. I would like to start a Blog along with my five sisters (one of which owns a restaurant, one is a former concession owner, and the rest of us just love to eat!). I'm hoping to learn more from you. Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. This sounds so interesting. I would love to tap into your secrets about blogging and create a blog for kids products to help moms.

  93. Mica Jamison McIntosh says:

    I blog about my children and a myriad of activities we do. It is mostly a journal of our day to day lives. I am working on starting a new blog to share crafts, recipes, and a smorgasbord of mommy loves!

  94. I blog about parenting, exploration and carfting 🙂

  95. MaryJo Poole says:

    I would blog about sewing and machine embroidery and applique which I am obsessed with!

  96. I write creatively about family and spiritual issues on my blog. I also participate in giveaways and write product and book reviews.

  97. Stephanie Green Clinton says:

    I've been blogging for almost 3 years about my life. Being a mom, food that I make that actually turns out well, spiritual lightbulbs. Lifestyle for me.

  98. I want to blog about working mom issues and vegetarian cooking and baking

  99. I would like to learn about blogging. I am a homeschool mom. I have seven kids.

  100. I am obsessed with paper crafting and making things for my son. It’s been a dream of mine to start a blog and share all of my ideas. Would love to get tips on how to succeed!

  101. I blog about Family Fun Ideas but I also have just started a B2B blog about brand, content and social media marketing.

  102. I blog about healthy and creative living and finding art in the everyday. You can check me out at 🙂

  103. I’d like to blog about lifestyle/ books/ beauty/ health

  104. So cool to merge thoughts, opinions, projects and maybe make money doing it? Thanks for the chance to learn how!

  105. When I’m able to blog, it’s about my fun adventures and travels and my journey to becoming an Ironman.

  106. I am moving from a 40 hour a week job to a sahm, starting a small farm, and crafting my way to craziness!! I have started writing a blog…its so nerve wracking that I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the opportunity to learn more. I've read and read about so many wonderful women bloggers, but would really enjoy the opportunity to learn more!

  107. I love to do many different crafts and sewing.

  108. Would love to win this, as I haven’t monetized at all. I met Laurie at a SITS even last year, and she is amazingly sweet. Fingers crossed!

  109. Lisa Browne Strehlau says:

    My daughter and I would like to start a beauty blog:)

  110. Would love to win this. Been blogging about 7 months now and not seeing the financial results that I would like. My blog is about the new life I’m leading now that I am no longer worker due to Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  111. I will blog about Party's, candy bars, everything related with party designs…but for that I need to learn how to blog because I don't know… And this will help me help my families income … because my hubby is the only one working very hard for us….Thanks for the opportunity !!!

  112. What a great giveaway! I’d love to learn how to generate income from my blog, Mouse Ears Mom. I blog about Disney-Inspired crafts, treats, party planning, Disney vacation planning and reviews on Disney products.

  113. I blog about crafts, sweet treats, and kids activities. I’m always eager to learn!

  114. I blog about the family trips we take in our plane that was built by my husband. I also blog about the new airplane building project he has on the go that we are all helping to build and I will (finally) achieve my pilot license with, as well as photography (my new hobby!) at

  115. is my blog during nap time as a new mom and new wife, DIY projects and recipes!

  116. I want to create a blog about organizing on a budget!

  117. Juli Luckett says:

    I am currently in the planning stages of my blog, "Sprinkled Bliss – Ideas for sharing God moments with your kids daily", hoping to launch in early 2014. Would absolutely love the opportunity to learn from some of the best bloggers on how to supplement our family's income through blogging!

  118. I blog about parenting, education, and crafting!

  119. I just am starting a blog about manners… common sense “how to’s” for adults and kids that have been lost over the generation…and my observations of people either practicing courtesy or completely lacking in it. Hopefully it will be entertaining and enlightening, 🙂

  120. Crafts, parties & recipes!

  121. I blog about food, and sometimes my kiddos

  122. I blog about easy to make crafts & parties!

  123. I would like to blog about being a mother and wife… balancing life at home with life at work… and most importantly, living life for God and balancing that with day-to-day living. 🙂

  124. Great giveaway! I would LOVE to win!

  125. I blog about cooking and being a mom. I’d love to learn how to improve my blog and cash flow from it.

  126. Emily Bruno says:

    I blog about food, diy, family and more!

  127. I blog about being a crafty mom and new recipes I try. I am new to it so this would be great for me.

  128. Linda Edison says:

    I have two active girls and a crazy household and juggle a part time job at home. I’ve been told that my stories about daily activities are “blog-worthy” and I’m intrigued!

  129. I have wanted to purchase this so many times as my family NEEDS a way to generate more income as my hubs was laid off recently. I have just been afraid to spend the money to make the money. {sigh} But thanks for the chance to win.

  130. Roxanne Flores says:

    I would like to learn more about blogging. I have created a site, but have now written anything yet.

  131. Heather Snyder says:

    I blog about how to create a party afford-ably.

  132. I would love to blog about switching gears. From stay at home mom to working(my own blog would be FAB) & from being a runner then having to switch gears due to injury.Would LOVE,LOVE LoVe to win!

  133. Laurie, I would blog about crafting, sewing and affordable date nights.

  134. Toni Campestre Thomason says:

    Right now I blog about my life as a stay at home mom with two boys as well as crafts, products, and life in general.

  135. After six years in the wedding and children's party arena, I recently started over with Paper + Pop. I would share my love of all things paper, parties and candy (the "Pop" part of Paper + Pop). Thanks so much for the opportunity, Amy. <3

  136. Kathe Kane says:

    I've thought about blogging, but don't. Maybe this would help me make the decision to do it. I'd blog about my craptastic life.

  137. says:

    I’d love to win this giveaway. I, like Laurie have 3 boys who all play multiple sports. We live a very busy life. I am also building my own rhinestone t-shirt business. My ultimate goals are to work solely for myself & to work from home. I love sharing my stories about my 3 boys & each of their unique personalities as well as ALL of my pet peeves. . And I also love hearing feedback from others on the same topics. I believe this will be a successful blog if only I could learn to do this successfully. Good luck to ME & ALL who share the same dreams & aspirations. Thanks!!!

  138. Amy Harwell says:

    I would love to blog about pets, love, and magical moments!

  139. Ellen Bullard says:

    I would like to blog about all things motherhood!

  140. Tammy Hoffman Perry says:

    Home, family and health advice.

  141. I would love to win this. I blog about parenting and kids at

  142. I would love to blog about recipes and the how to run a household with 3 little ones!

  143. I am a DIY blogger and Just need a little direction on how to get my business off the ground.

  144. I would really appreciate learning more about Blogging. Thanks so much for an opportunity to attend an on-line class. A few years ago I started a Blog without much direction, which gave me some insight on blogging. I am interested in starting a Blog for middle – high school students & teachers that relates to Family and Consumer Science Activities. My goal is to promote higher level thinking, while having fun with hands on activities.

  145. I used to have a very popular blog, but I decided to take a break from it after 4 years. I would love to blog again, but focus more on recipes instead of lifestyle.

  146. Heather Jensen Bailey says:

    I would love to blog about my family, recipes, crafting and life in general!

  147. I blog about party printables, party decor, and more! I make a little blogging, but I’d love to learn more…I’ve heard awesome things about her class!

  148. I am an encourager! I love to share FREE Christian resources that will encourage, equip and EMPOWER women in their daily walk with Christ!

  149. I am currently not a blogger, but this would be a fanstastic way to start. I would probably blog about food and party planning.

  150. I blog about parties, weddings, recipes, crafts and more!

  151. Tanya Subialdea says:

    I would LOVE to blog someday, just not sure where to start. Winning this giveaway would surely encourage that spark in me! =)

  152. This would be such an amazing prize and GIFT to win! I blog about food, crafts, fitness and life in general. I’d love to learn how to make money and most importantly grow my following! Thank you for the opportunity!

  153. I’d love to win this giveaway – I’m stuck when it comes to add and making money. I’m a DIY blogger!

  154. Would love to win a seat! I blog about my photography business, crafts, recipes and things I like to do around NYC.


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