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!