When I started my blog, I didn’t really think about making money with it. It was just an outlet for me and a place for me to talk to myself. Surely no one else out there would be interested in anything that I needed or wanted to say. I mean, although I love writing, I just don’t have the talent that others have!
Within a couple of months of opening my blog, I learned all about affiliates. I figured since I was already writing, I might as well make a few cents. So, in honor of my 1,000th post, here is a list of some of the ways I make money online with my blog.
Logical Media is a great CPA (Cost-per-lead) network with some exclusive campaigns and pretty good payouts. They have a good variety of campaigns and many which are suitable for mommy bloggers and review bloggers. You will be paid via check once your account balance reaches $100. In February, I earned $45.75 with Logical Media.
MySavings Media is CPA network much like Logical Media. MySavings Media also has a good selection of campaigns that are suitable for mommy bloggers and review bloggers. I use MySavings Media to promote brand name printable coupons as well has free product samples. You will be paid via check once your account balance reaches $100. In February, I earned $14.55 with MySavings Media.
Escalate Media Network is also a CPA network with just a limited number of exclusive and popular campaigns. Many of the campaigns are coupon and freebie campaigns that are perfect for frugal bloggers as well as mommy bloggers. Even though they have a limited number of campaigns, their payout seems to be higher than the competition. You will be paid via Paypal once your account balance reaches $25. In February, I earned $22.78 with Escalate Media Network.
Panthera Network is a CPA network just like the others I’ve mentioned above. They have loads of campaigns, but I haven’t seen any lately that would complement my blog. You will be paid via Paypal once your account balance reaches $50.
Social Spark gives you the opportunity to write blog posts about a particular subject and then you are paid per post. Some posts pay as little at $5 and I’ve seen them upwards of $100. It really depends on the advertiser and their budget as well as your rank and writing skills. You will be paid via Paypal once your account balance reaches $50. In February, I earned $42.50 with Social Spark.
Google Adsense is an ad network where you earn money through clicks on ads on your website and well as through page views. I’m not really one for loading my blog with ads, so I really don’t make much with this option. I just started using them in December and really haven’t figured out where to place the ad to be more effective. You will be paid via Paypal once your account balance reaches $100. In February, I earned $12.29 with Google Adsense.
Sponsored Tweets pays you for tweeting. I currently charge $5.00 per tweet and advertisers come to you when they want you to tweet to your followers. They also have a referral program that earns you 10% of your referrals earnings. Sponsored Tweets is a very easy way to make a few extra dollars. You will be paid via Paypal or check once your account balance reaches $50. In February, I earned $6.60 with Sponsored Tweets.
LinkShare is an affiliate website but works a little differently than the few mentioned above. You get paid when someone clicks a link on your site that results in a sale for a specific advertiser. One of the advertisers I currently work with is iolo technologies. So, when I post about System Mechanic, I use LinkShare links. When someone makes a purchase, I earn money. You will be paid via check or direct deposit once your account balance reaches $50. In February, I earned $23.96 with LinkShare.
MyLikes is a word-of-mouth advertising platform that allows influencers (that’s you) to create endorsements for products and services they like. You can post these endorsements on Twitter, your blog, etc. and then you get paid per click. They also have a referral program and you will earn $4 for everyone who signs up using your referral link. You will be paid weekly via Paypal when your account balance has reached $2.
Amazon Affiliates is a good way to make a few extra dollars by adding links for products you are already posting about. I often use Amazon affiliate links in my reviews. I also post about some of Amazon’s deep-discounted daily deals. You will be paid via Amazon Gift Certificate or Direct Deposit once your account balance reaches $10. If you prefer a check, you will be paid once your account balance reaches $100. In February, I earned $5.08 using Amazon Affiliates links.
I hope you find this helpful and hopefully help you make a little money by doing what you already do. While this isn’t a complete list, I will be working on another post about making money using survey companies and other companies such as MyPoints and Swag Bucks!