Friday, November 27, 2015

9 Ways to Monetize Your Blog

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I have been asked recently how I started to make money while blogging.  This a very important question to any blogger, because there is a much time, effort and heart that goes into each post.  I think it is wonderful to be able to work from home part time, and still homeschool my sons.  It has helped my husband and I pay off some bills, helped pay for groceries, and it gives us "play money" to get the boys a new toy, or go out to dinner. 

My first piece of advice is to pray.  Ask the Lord to direct you in what He wants you to write about.  Remember, God works in His timing and not ours, so be patient.  This process could take several months but have faith. We each are blessed in our own unique talents and gifts, and the Lord has tremendously blessed me during not only our homeschool journey, but also through blogging.  Blogging is a trial and error learning experience, and I am still gaining insight into this! I'm hoping that this advice will help you on your blogging journey.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

My experience so far has been exclusively on Blogger, so I don't know many of the WordPress or other options that are available.  Blogger offers AdSense, which tries to match what you post with ads of companies that fit your niche. ( I had a terrible experience using this and would not recommend using AdSense for your blog.)  Amazon is also a great affiliate to work with.  Many companies offer affiliate programs also, so check out some of the sites you like and see if you can sign up as an affiliate.  Here are some referral/affiliate links of mine if you want to try them out:

Educents
Educents: It is a homeschool and education site full of the latest educational deals that you can share with your readers.

linqia

Linqia : This company gives you directions on what they want you to post, and working on these posts are fun, and bring traffic to your blog. They work with brand name companies and have been very friendly and professional to work with.

shareasale.com :They work with many companies. I have partnered with gazelle on here and they have been awesome to work with.

sverve
Sverve  :You can add your blog links here to get more traffic, and there are also campaigns where they pay you for tweeting or pinning something for a company. They also offer paid campaigns from time to time.

Non-Paid Review Sites (But they offer free products in exchange for an honest review on your blog)

booklookbloggers 
Book Look Bloggers: They send you free books in exchange for an honest review on your blog.


tyndaleblognetwork 

Tyndale Blog Network. Again, not paid but do they do send you free books in exchange for a review on your blog.


Helpful Tips for Link Up Parties or Social Media Follow Lists:


inlinkz.: This is free to use but it will not give you the thumbnail (picture) option if you host a link up party. It will only be a text link, but to have the pictures is less than $20 for the whole year and it is definitely worth it.

These are all the companies that I have made money with but it is as I said, a trial and error thing, even when trying to monetize your blog. Just be patient and pray, and opportunities will come your way.  Let me know if I can answer any questions and let me know how you do in the blogging world!


Blessings,

Kelly

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11 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of some of these before! I'm going to look into Sverve! Thanks for the info!

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    1. Hi, Heather! I am glad this info could help! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing Kelly. Thanks also for this info in the email that you sent me. You work in this is much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you, Jaime! You were the one who inspired me to write this and I appreciate that. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  3. Hi Kelly! Its nice of you to share these. Have a nice day!

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    1. Hi, Tisha! I hope the info helps. It's hard sometimes navigating the blogging world, and I hope this can make it a little easier. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a nice day as well :)

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    1. Thanks, Skinny and Single! Glad you stopped by from #smallvictories and I appreciate you leaving a comment. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. I'm launching a blog on January 1, thanks for posting these ideas!

    I found you at The Life of Faith

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    1. Hi, Lexie and thanks for visiting from The Life of Faith. Best of luck to you with your blog! It is so much fun! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an awesome week :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing this great post at Together on Tuesdays. There are some here that are new to me. I'll try them and see if they will work for my blog, too :)

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