Make Money Blogging: Tips from a Six Figure Blogger (Expert Interview)

Learn how pro bloggers Kelan & Brittany make six figures with their famous blog TheSavvyCouple. Read their expert interview where they share their success story to get inspired and make money blogging.

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Want to make money blogging? 

If you’re serious about turning your blog into a profitable business and want to become a 6-figure blogger soon, you don’t want to miss this expert interview.

I had the pleasure of interviewing live in our Facebook Group Blogging for New Bloggers, pro bloggers Brittany & Kelan Kline of the famous blog

Kelan & Brittany started their blog as a side hustle in July 2016 and within three years, they turned it into a 6-figure online business. They were both able to quit their jobs and work from home full-time.  

So, I thought of inviting them to share their story and tell how it all started for them and how they got where they are now.

If you missed our live interview you want to watch the replay here because Brittany and Kelan go through much more than I could recap in their answers below.

They start by giving some pointers on what it takes to become a six figure blogger. They then go through the different ways of blog monatization to make money blogging, and reveal their favorite way to earn money with their blog.

Spoiler: they offer free training on this!

If you’re in a bit of a rush at the moment, don’t sweat it! You can always pin it for later!  

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Lucrezia's interview with expert Brittany & Kelan Kyle of

photo of experts Brittany & Kelan Kline for make money blogging interviewKelan and Brittany Kline are an everyday normal millennial couple that decided working a typical 9-5 job for their entire life would not be enough. They started a blog as a side hustle in July 2016 and within three years turned it into a six-figure online business allowing both of them to quit their jobs and work from home full-time. 

Can you tell us a bit about your blog and your background?


Brittany and I both went to college together at SUNY Brockport. Brittany graduated with a Master’s in Elementary Education while I graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration. We have always been obsessed with budgeting and everything personal finance. We both had our “dream jobs” we were pursuing hard after college. I wanted to be a police officer while Brittany wanted to be a teacher. 

After a few years of jumping from job to job and Brittany substitute teaching all over the place, we decided we needed to make a drastic change in our lives. We were not okay with trading our time for money with our 9-5 jobs. But we were stuck because we had student loan debt, bills to pay, and responsibilities. 

So we started our blog as a side hustle back in July 2016. We were looking for a way to make money online so we could make an extra $500/month to help us pay off our student loans. 

After nine months of straight hustling day and night, we finally made our first $50 via a sponsorship. It was no longer than a week later I told Brittany that I wanted to quit my job and become a full-time blogger. 

A couple of months later after saving like crazy and preparing myself to find freelance work quickly I quit my job and become a full-time entrepreneur I had always dreamed of. Within a few months, I was making more money freelancing and blogging than I was at my day job. 

Fast forward three years after starting our blog and we are making well over six figures per year allowing Brittany to quit her job as well this summer. 

How did you make money blogging and go from 0 to 6 figures in less than 3 years? What’s your secret?


The #1 thing we did was treat our blog as a business from the start. Meaning we wrote out a long-term strategy, invested money into our education, and worked our butt’s off. 

We made sure we were hyper-focused on one goal at a time and took action on making it happen. 

First it was $1,000/month, then $2,000, $5,000, $10,000. We made sure we diversified our traffic, income streams, and poured our hearts into our email list. 

The secrets to building a successful blog are knowing exactly who you are trying to serve, creating epic contenting to solve their biggest problems, providing incredible value on your email list, and creating a brand. 

In our course Bloggers’ Secrets, we got over absolutely everything you need to take your struggling blog and turn it into a profitable life-changing online business.

How do bloggers make money and what’s your favorite way to monetize your blog?


The four main ways bloggers’ make money are display ads, affiliate marketing, sponsorships, and selling your own products/services/courses. 

Most bloggers start with display ads, then move to affiliate marketing, then sponsorships, and lastly their own products. 

Our favorite way to make money with our blog is through sponsorships. I am a big advocate for tracking your time and there is no better ROI than landing big sponsorships. 

We have been able to land multiple $10,000+ sponsorships this year. 

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What are your 3 best tips to make money blogging?


#1 Know exactly WHO you are serving with your blog. 

#2 Have a specific content and monetization strategy 

#3 Build a brand not a blog

Build a brand not a blog!

What are the most common mistakes bloggers make preventing them from becoming successful and what would you recommend doing instead? 


Some of the biggest mistakes bloggers make include:

  • Very high expectations 
  • Treating it as a hobby
  • Trying to learn everything at once
  • Focusing on the wrong platforms
  • Not knowing who they are serving
  • Not being authentic enough
  • Working “hard” with no plan
  • Not asking for help

We actually have an entire article of experts that shared their biggest blogging mistake. You can read it here 19 Full-Time Bloggers Share Their Worst Blogging Mistakes.

Know exactly WHO you are serving with your blog.

Can you tell us more about your ‘Bloggers’ Secrets’ e-course?


We created Bloggers’ Secrets as a way to expedite the learning curve for newer bloggers. We all know blogging takes a lot of work and most of that comes in the form getting over the learning curve and putting your time and effort into the right things. 

Bloggers’ Secrets is a road map bloggers can use to quickly find success using proven strategy’s taught from some of the biggest six and seven-figure bloggers around. 

Whether it’s staying motivated, knowing your avatar, driving traffic, monetization, email marketing, or some simple time management hacks Bloggers’ Secrets covers it all. 

Hope this expert interview shades some lights on how bloggers make money blogging and gives you some tips you can follow on your way to becoming a six-figure blogger! 

If you want to watch the next expert interviews live you can join our Facebook group Blogging for New Bloggers here.

You can check out the  next expert interviews in our event calendar here.

And if you have any questions for Kelan & Brittany on how to make money blogging, feel free to leave it in the comment section below.

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