If you want to get started blogging, but don’t like the idea of putting your face on your blog and letting the world know you’ve decided to become a blogger, you’re not alone.
Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of putting their faces on the internet for all to see. If you have a corporate job, your company might not like to see you online, when you’re supposed to be representing the corporation. If you value your privacy, then blogging anonymously is much more appealing.
But the question is: can you still make money when blogging anonymously? The answer is yes! It is possible to blog anonymously and still make money. I blogged anonymously for several years, taking my blog to over $100,000 in yearly profit all completely anonymously.
That being said, it may be more challenging and take longer to get your blog to the income levels you desire if you choose to be the blog’s anonymous author. People are less likely to come back to your site since they have no personal connection with it. When bloggers reveal personal information about themselves, it forms a connection with their readers, encouraging them to come back to see what new content has been posted.
Nevertheless, you can still build a loyal audience while blogging anonymously.
Here are some more things to consider about blogging anonymously:
Display Advertising: If you want to make money through advertising, you may need to reveal some information about yourself to advertisers. Advertisers may want to know your blog’s traffic, audience demographics, and other information to decide if they want to work with you. Other than that, this income source is totally anonymous!
Affiliate marketing: Affiliate marketing is a popular way for bloggers to make money, and it can be done anonymously. However, you may need to provide your name and contact information to affiliate networks in order to receive payments.
Sponsored content: If you want to work with brands and create sponsored content, you may need to reveal some information about yourself. Brands may want to know who they are working with and may require you to sign a contract or provide a W-9 form for tax purposes.
Creating digital products: If you want to create and sell digital products, like e-books or courses, you can do so anonymously. However, you may need to provide your name and contact information to payment processors in order to receive payments.
Monetizing through donations: If you’re not comfortable revealing your identity, you can monetize your blog through donations. Platforms like Patreon or Ko-fi allow you to receive donations from readers without revealing your identity.
It’s important to consider the potential challenges of blogging anonymously and weigh them against your desire for privacy. If you choose to blog anonymously, you may need to work harder to build trust and credibility with your audience, but it’s still possible to make money through your blog.