How to make money blogging
Blog world seems to be a little hush hush on how bloggers make money and monetize their blogs but it’s what we’re all wondering right? How much money are you making? Are you making money? Is your blog profitable? Who do you work with? How did you get that sponsor? etc…
And yes granted there are those that are blogging out of the pure joy for writing and don’t give a rats behind about making money from their blog. If that is you, then this post might not be for you. I love blogging and the blogging community. I love the friends and companies I’ve met and worked with along the way. It’s an incredible journey. But, I also blog with the intention of making money. That is my goal. I’m passionate about my blog and oh so proud. I am so happy with how far it’s come so why wouldn’t I want to make money off of it? Making money doing something you love is a dream. #amiright
If you knew me when I was When In Doubt Just Add Glitter or read this post, then you know that wasn’t always the case but boy have we grown up around here. It’s taken me some time to get my act together but getting organized is the first step.
I’ve done some of the work so you don’t have to but this doc is editable so please “send the elevator back down” and add your favorite partners/networks to work with and anything I’ve missed.
The doc below is a 5 page document of all the affiliates / network memberships you can work with to monetize your blog. You don’t need to work with all of them but pick a handful to check out and start signing up! With some of them it’s always best to get a referral so here’s one for Linqia! Just click on this link!
*Affiliate programs/links are trackable URLs you can link to items/products in your blog posts to get paid per click or commission on a sale. These come in the form of text links, image links, or sidebar/footer ads.
*Network Memberships are companies you sign up with to connect with brands. Meaning, sponsors and brands will chose to work with you and drum roll… pay you for it and/or send you free products to review.
I’ve tried to keep it sort of organized with the popular ones at the top in bold, the rest are alphabetized, then sorted by mommy/parent related and location related. I skipped a few mommy ones because a. I was tired of typing and b. I’m not a mom yet. But there are enough to check out and get started.
What network memberships or affiliate programs are your favorite to work with and why? And as always, want more or have questions just ask!