When it comes to talk about money most bloggers won’t tell you a word! Since I often get emails, facebook messages, and people asking me for advice when it comes to blogging why not share some of my secrets?!?! The thing is I’ve done all the wrong things blogging but I’ve also done all the right things. I run a very successful blog and while my method may not be for everyone I know it works for me. Since I have so many people asking how to make more money blogging I wanted to give you three EASY ways to make more money blogging.
- Get an ad network!! I swore off ads for so long, years even. If I had known how much I could be making I would have jumped on ads sooner. I had every ad network approach me to run their ads and finally settled on two. Ad networks to consider, Izea, Glam Media, Technoratti, Her Channel, and many others pay well. The image above is from one of my ad networks for one ad last month. That’s just a small portion of my overall revenue each month….you catch my drift?
- Blog Networks! Izea, Blog Frog, One2One Network, Social Moms, Clever Girls, The Motherhood, Mom Select, Team Mom, and many other blog networks offer sponsored post and paid review programs. Why not get PAID to write reviews for products you love?
- Text Links and Sponsored posts! Ever get emails asking you to post a guest post? Or do you get asked to review websites as a whole? Offer up a sponsored post and get paid! You don’t need a blog network to do sponsored posts for companies. A chunk of my revenue every month is negotiated myself.
The best thing you can do is start with an ad rate, a sponsored blog post rate and go for it. Many bloggers charge anywhere between $50 and $350 for a blog post and bloggers get these rates every single day. Offer brands the opportunity to work with you long term for a fee. Do you create unique recipes, offer up unique recipes with brands you’re already using for a fee. It’s that ordinary voice that brands are looking for and they want content creators that are unique. Brands are willing to pay bloggers who show that unique and organic voice.
I’m going to give you a free piece of advice if you want brands to take your blog serious. I’m going to be kind of blunt. Invest into your website, get a real camera and take nice photos. The blogs that make the most money also look and “feel” the best! If you say you’re a blogger than blog!! Post on your blog more than twice a week. If you want to be serious and make actual money being a blogger you kind of have to work for it. Some of my best opportunity comes from doing “grunt work”. Build relationships long term with brands you work with is rewarding.Â They will come back to you and there’s nothing better than getting paid by a brand that you’re already using in your home!
I’m not saying this is the way it has to be I am simply I’ve saying I have run this website for a long time. I’ve done so much wrong and have learned many lessons along the way. I’m finally figuring out the secrets to my success and I know others can have the same!
Santosh Mishra says
Making money on Internet may become a good idea, really. There are various advertising networks become helpful to you earning money online.
Doreen Lamoureux says
When I start a blog, your suggestions will be very important to me. You are sweet. Thanks so much.
Kudos to you for offering tips. You do have a really great blog. It’s nice that you reach out to others.
Lily @Militaryfamof8 says
You are a doll! I have always loved how positive you are and admire you 😉
You are by FAR the nicest, most generous person for posting this. You are right when you say other bloggers won’t give up secrets. Well, they have that right, but it’s people like you who help others get their families back on track. Although blogging isn’t really for me right now, I am looking into making unique crafts so in a few years blogging may be a good thing for me to look into. This post just made me lean more towards actually doing it. Now I just need to do my research and figure out how to get started and what it will actually take for me to get it up and running. I would love to get a little more info on how to get started. But my main reason for making this comment is to tell you just how much I thank you for posting this. There really aren’t enough words to describe how helpful this is to so many people, but I’m sure you know this already! Thanks
It’s so easy to start a blog and having a blog for your small business will help you so much. You can start a free blog on many sites like TypePad, WordPress and Blogger.com. If you ever have any questions feel free to email me. I’ve helped many people throughout the years just like many others have helped me. 🙂
Best of luck to you!