A Personal Look At My Blog’s Earnings

A Blogger's Income

I decided to write a different type of post today.  It’s still on the same line as decreasing life’s expenses by making and fixing things yourself.  Wouldn’t making a little income from your blog help to decrease some of those monthly expenses?  I’m beginning to see a glimmer of “income” starting to shine through this little “blog” that I love.

Will My Blog Make Money

Is my blog ever going to make any money? Have you asked yourself that question recently? Well, here is the answer.  Yes, it is! You’ve probably scoured the web looking for advice on how to do this and how others have done this.  I know I have.  I would love to be able to contribute financially to our income.  So, here is what my blog is up to and how it’s progressing toward becoming a little “source of income” for me.

Why am I sharing my information? I’m hoping that it helps some that are still trying to figure out how to monetize their blog….as I am still trying to do.  Also, it is so helpful when others offer a little advice, tips, information, or help along the way.

My Blog’s Income for July and August 2013

A little background information:   My blog has been in existence for about 1 and 1/2 years or less.  I had a blog before for about 1 month (a free one) before deciding to begin a self-hosted blog.  I started seriously concentrating on my blog around February 2013.

Stats

Stats for July 29 – 8/28

  • Monthly Pageviews:   49,117
  • Unique Visitors:  17,162

Is my blog earning any money, yet? Yes.  It just started.  I’m so excited!  So, I’m not an expert, I’m just sharing my information.  I’m including 2 sections.  Ways that I’m making money and ways that I’m hoping to make money.

Ways That I’m Making Money
Selling Ad Space:    Income for August:  $60

Sell Ad Space

  • Sold my first banner ad space this month! Yay! It’s my first one and I’m so excited! (You can check my PR and Advertise Page for my rates.) It’s wonderful when you sell your own ad space because you keep all the money for yourself.  I set the cart up for free through PayPal.  Please note that PayPal will take 2.9% +0.30 transaction fee to process your money when a sale is made, but it’s definitely not that much.  Also, make sure to set your price for ad space according to how much work that you put into writing your post, your trafffic, page views, etc.  I know that bloggers have different prices, so I won’t get into how much you should charge.  I put a lot of work into writing my posts and maintaining my blog.  I believe that advertisers will pay a decent price to advertise on your blog, if you feel you have a great blog.  So, don’t sell yourself short.

Writing Sponsored Posts/Reviews:     

Income for July: $150   Income for August: $150

Writing Sponsored Posts and Reviews

  • I’ve been writing sponsored posts/reviews for a company called Tap Influence.  Love this company!  For Tap Influence, they will contact you when they have something for you to review.  You will not be able to sign up for any jobs. This company was originally called BlogFrog.  (You can check out two of the reviews that I’ve done for this company in my Review category. One is for Old Navy and the other is Triscuit.)  When you sign up, they will let you know how much you will be paid for your sponsored posts according to your stats.  So, what my post amount will be doesn’t mean that yours will be the same amount.  You may garner a higher pay or a lower pay depending on your stats.

Google Adsense:    Income so far:  $80

Google Adsense

  • I have not gotten any money from Google, yet.  Of course, there is a $100 threshold that you have to reach.  I must say that I am extremely close and looking forward to reaching it.  (About $20 short) As soon as I do, I will definitely post.  Can’t wait. I’ve had Google Adsense on my blog since I began blogging. I have 2 different sizes of Google Adsense ads on my blog.

Infolinks:  Income so far:  $15

Link Ads

  • Just added Infolinks around July 22.  Infolinks has a threshold of $50.  Those are the dotted blue lines that you see under certain words in this post.  It’s a little more difficult to reach the threshold unless you have tons of traffic to your blog.  I’m hovering around $15.  Got my fingers crossed that I’m going to slowly but surely get there. If you’re interested in joining, here is my referral link at http://publishers.Infolinks.com/signup.html?aid=1800477.

 

Ways to Make Money

Ways That I’m Hoping To Make Money

Groupon Affiliate Partner Program

  • Just signed up for the Groupon Affiliate Partner Program.  I love Groupon because they have such great deals.  They offer big savings on items.  You’ve probably signed up to receive big deals in your email box.  Well, might as well try to sign up for the affiliate program and put it on your blog.  It just makes sense to earn money when someone buys something through your site.  Just got accepted into the affiliate program and posted the link to my site.  So, I can’t comment on it yet.  I will update later on this one. This will be my first real go at trying an affiliate program.  Trying this one because I love their deals.

Media.net

    Media.net is a contextual advertising network.  Most information that I’ve researched online about it stated that it’s a little more difficult to make money with them.  I haven’t tried them out, yet.  I’ve been accepted.  Still thinking about this one.  I don’t want to have too many ads on the blog because I want to make sure that people that visit the blog really are able to see the post without wading through too many ads.  Will let you know about this one when I make the decision.

Do I feel that my blog will make more income?  Of course, I do.  Sometimes, you have this feeling of confidence when you work hard and enjoy doing what you do.  So, I have a feeling that my blog will become a very successful one.  I’ll be back for sure with monthly update on how that “confidence” is still going and how my “blog’s income” is going.  Hope this helps.

Join the Conversation

Please share if and how you’re making money from your blog.  I like knowing how bloggers started out making money from their blog.  It’s gives you that confidence that is needed when you’re first starting out.  Firsthand knowledge is always great to hear.  It may help another blogger along this journey.

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  5. Thank you for this post, I am a new blogger and have been scouring differently ways to make a little money without making it look heavy on my site. I love some of these ideas and will be checking them out more!

    • You’re welcome Jennifer! This is my second year with the blog and I must say that it is moving along. Making money is always a struggle. My biggest earnings come from sponsored posts followed by Google Adsense. You always want to have a combination of different things and at the same time balance it out on your blog so it is not so crowded….

  6. I like your website and the way you described your earning. wish you best of luck keep it up..
    blogging is not easy it takes time, most of the time people left it because they want quick earning…
    regards
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    • Thank you. It does take time to make an earning from a blog and lots of determination. I continue to work on improving my blog and making it a very informative and successful one. I know that the earnings will come…..

  7. Omg what an inspiration you are and this is all God because I was looking for ways to promote and boost my blog. I did some reviews for natures own, need brands and tide but I need to get my viewers up. Thanks a lot for sharing this!

  8. Thanks for sharing such wonderful piece of information and for inspiring fellow bloggers. It is important to know that there is money to be made from blogging if we work hard and smart.
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  9. Hi,
    very nice blog please advice me how can improve my earning in my blog. I was doing ok until end of July. Last two month my adsense earnign are down please give me some tips
    Thanks a lot
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  10. Thanks so much for sharing on making revenue from your blog. I’ve just started a blog and I would like to earn some income from it one, so I really appreciated you sharing this with us.
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    • Hi Sonya! You’re welcome. I know that it takes a lot of work to earn money from your blog. I am determined to get my blog to the point that it becomes a good resource of income for our family. I know that with patience and hard work, it will definitely become that someday.

  11. I am so glad you stopped by my blog! I love your blog and will be following you!! Thanks for sharing about your blog revenue!
    Darcy
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  12. Your post is inspirational! I’ll just keep plugging along and hope the traffic picks up so I can monitize too!
    Thanks Alot
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  13. I loved this post. It was so helpful. I just started a blog on Tips from Moms, and I am super excited to see where it will lead me. My long term goal is to make a little extra cash since i’m a stay at home mom it is always welcome right?
    But I really love this post and many others on your blog.
    Good Luck and lots of success for you girl.

    • Thank you! Wishing you success on Tips from Moms also. It is such a difficult task in starting a blog, maintaining it, and getting traffic to a blog. Of course, as stay-at-home moms, we would love if our blog would bring us a little cash, especially since we spend so much time on it. Keep working and looking forward to checking out your blog.

  14. Sharon – thanks so much for mentioning TapInfluence! I’m so glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed working with us.

    • Hi Vanessa! You’re welcome! I’ve had a wonderful experience working with TapInfluence. Since writing this post, I know that there will be changes coming to TapInfluence, i.e., marketplace. Can’t wait to see those changes…

  15. Hi Sharon, This is a great article! Great to see a variety of ways to help with monitization. What is working & what might be a good fit. I often thought of trying out infolinks, but haven’t. How are you liking them? They don’t pay for the click only traffic?
    I have written a couple of articles for Tap Influence, Social Fabric, Social Spark & done quite a few product reviews. Would be nice to have a steady stream of income. I haven’t checked my Adsense lately, ya reaching that threshold I feel ya! lol Lets all hope for a good 4th quarter 😉 I’d love for you to link it up at the party if you like, for others to read your post. Hope your having a great week.
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    • Thanks Theresa! I’m really liking infolinks. The amount of money you make is determined by views and/or clicks. I love it because it doesn’t take up any additional space on my blog. It doesn’t outdo Adsense but it is performing pretty well for me so far. Of course, everything is always based on the amount of traffic that you have coming to your site. I haven’t had infolinks up that long, so I’m monitoring how it is performing as time goes by. Will definitely link it up….

  16. Great info, thanks for sharing. I am transferring from hosted to self-hosted on the 12th just for the reason of monetizing. Will follow you for more great hints and tips. Have a successful week!
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  17. Hello Sharon,

    Thanks for sharing this information in this credible, caring and non -hype way.
    You just are so believable and transparent in your presentation, I wish all online connections were so guileless.
    I am making some income online but I am always on the look out for more and will most certainly take a look at some of your listed suggestions.
    My main source of income is through clickbank.com and MarriageSherpa (which is topic specific).

    Sharon, I wish you continued success, though I have no doubts that you will be able to reach your goals in a short time.

    Regards,

    Yvonne Finn
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    • Thanks Yvonne! I continue to work on this area and improve upon it daily. I try to be as sincere and straightforward as possible when it comes to this subject because all bloggers have to start somewhere. My goal is to make my blog a financial source for us. However, I love blogging and know that content is always first.

  18. Thanks for sharing your information! I am boggin since last December and I am not making any money ith blogging yet. Infact Adsense decined me:-( I am trying to use affiliate programs but has not had much luck yet…I will keep trying though!Thanks again for sharing!
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    • You’re welcome Aniko! Sorry to hear that Adsense declined you. Good thing there are other networks out there to try. I’ve been researching various other ways to make money and hopefully will post how successful they were in the near future. Definitely keep trying…

  19. This is a great informative post.After spending 2 years blogging as a hobby blogger,now I am onto monetizing it.So far,my main income was Adsense.However joined with some affiliate programmes recently and found that Blurb has a great programme for bloggers.My latest blog post is about that programme…Hope you will enjoy reading it…
    Visiting via a linky party….
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  20. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this information. I’ve had my blog for a little over a year and a half, but I haven’t monetized it yet. I feel like I’ve been waiting until I have more traffic. Do you have any suggestions on when it’s best to begin monetizing a website/blog?

    Thanks in advance for your insight.
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    • Hi Jay! I actually put Google Adsense on my blog as soon as I went to self-hosting. However, I must say that I didn’t start seeing any type of money until about the last six months. (It had been up for 1 1/2 year.) It totally depends upon your blog and the type of visitors to your site. It also depends on how much each click generates. For instance, 100-200 visitors might only generate one click. It just totally depends upon the visitors to your site. If you feel that your blog is ready to be monetized, then I think you should go for it.

  21. Your stats are impressive, keep up the excellent work. Glad to see your handwork paying off, thanks for sharing your resources and being so honest and forth coming.
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  22. Way to go! I need to find a way to increase traffic to my site. I have done well with my Alexa ranking, but I just need to figure out how to improve those other numbers.
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    • Thanks Lynda! Increasing that traffic is always a work-in-progress. Being featured a lot has made my numbers improve dramatically. I continue to work on improving my Alexa ranking. It continues to go down slowly. Trying to get that global ranking under 100,000.

  23. Thank you for posting. I will be transferring to self hosting on the 12th and will then begin monetizing my blog. I will refer back to this for advice. Happy September!
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    • Hi Antionette! You are so welcome. I know you’re excited about the move to self-hosting. You can do so much more with self-hosting. Can’t wait to see how things are going over at dedivahdeals after the move.

  24. Thanks so much for posting this. My blog is growing slowly and the only things I am using right now are Google Adsense and I have an Amazon affiliate account with a link on my sidebar. Nothing has paid out yet but I am hoping that I can someday cover the expenses of running the site and maybe cover one conference a year.
    I love hearing that other people are having some success with monetization and that it is not a ridiculous thing to hope for someday, thanks for sharing!
    Stopping by from SITS
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    • You are so welcome. I tried Amazon before but didn’t get anywhere at all with it. My Google Adsense picked up when I added a larger Adsense ad. I’ve been tracking the two of them thru Google Analytics and the larger one is definitely out performing the smaller one.

  25. Thanks for sharing! I will have to look into a few of those! Thanks for linking to DIY Sunday Showcase

  26. Found you through the blog hop on Lydia’s kitchen. Thank you for sharing! As a new blogger I am still trying to navigate the waters that are monetization and what are the best choices. I was so happy to see that I had my first sale today through Amazon Associates! Not much, but something! I just joined the SITS network and Massive Sway associated with it. My goals are modest – to pay one small bill a month…then maybe onto a grocery bill!
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    • Hi Scarlett! You made a sale through Amazon Associates! I had them on my blog for a little while but took them off. Didn’t really get any clicks for them. Probably should’ve given them a longer try. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the blog’s earnings covered the grocery bill!

      • I suspect it was BF who purchased through my Amazon affiliate link, but I’m not certain. Instead of doing a generic Amazon banner ad, I decided to do a product link at the end of the post that featured the product. I also created an Amazon store that included all the products I’ve mentioned on my blog and link to that at the end of my post, or I have now included a link in the sidebar. All very easy through Amazon.
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  27. Found you through Real Food Fridays. Thank you for sharing! I am a new blogger and am trying to navigate the waters of monetizing. I also just joined the SITS network and Massive Sway. I’m sure I’m not going to make big $$ but to be able to pay a bill or 2 would be nice.

  28. Thanks for sharing your progress and goals! I had a blog I used to make money on long ago. What I would really like is just to be able to pay the fees needed to run my website, by making money on the website. I should definitely sell ad space. Other than that…I’m not sure what will work for the site I have now, until I switch it over to wordpress with a forum, which I’m planning to do soon. I’d love to do sponsored posts that end up paying for that. Visiting from SitsSharefest!
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    • Hi Mera! I think in the beginning it is always a goal for the blog to be able to cover its expenses. Wouldn’t that be wonderful! Running a blog can get to be expensive in itself. I’m hoping that selling ad space becomes a large part of my earnings. Congratulations on your upcoming move to wordpress. Definitely going to follow you so I’ll be able to keep up when you do decide to move to wordpress.

  29. I think it’s wonderful that your efforts are paying off! I make about $50-75 a month mostly from Twitter campaigns. I love my twitter but I wouldn’t have it if it wasn’t for my blog. I took Google Adsense off because it didn’t seem to be doing anything but I have about the same pageviews as you so maybe I should put it back on. Congrats!

    Happy Saturday Sharefest!
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    • Hi Carla! I’ve never done a Twitter campaign before. It sounds interesting, though. I’m hoping that Google Adsense will be a plus for me. It just started ticking up, so I’m keeping and eye on how great it will be for the blog. You should definitely try Google Adsense again and see if it works better. I added a larger size (have 2) ad and I’ve noticed that it gets the most clicks when I check the analytics. The smaller ad is not doing that well.

  30. Thanks for sharing this info — I think a lot of us will find it helpful! I had not heard of Tap Influence. I will have to go check it out!!
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  31. Hi! I’m stopping by from SITS :) I’m a B’more girl too! How did you get your stats so high? That is the part that is causing me problems.
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    • Hi Shannon! It’s wonderful to know another blogger that lives in Baltimore! My stats went up for a couple of reasons. I was featured on a couple of big sites and that pushed the numbers way up. DIY Homeworld featured a couple of my posts and I continue to get traffic from there. Also, I was listed on Mashable’s Top Ten Mom Blogs Full of Aspiring Advice and it pushed the numbers up. I continue to get traffic from there also. Plus, when I have a really good post, my numbers have really good traffic. So, I’m trying to do more of the posts that bring the really high traffic.

  32. Thanks for sharing this. It’s great to learn/know how other bloggers are doing. We’ve all been reading about the bloggers who make tens of thousands a month, this really helps put things in perspective for the rest of us.
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    • You’re Patranila! I also love hearing from the “beginning” bloggers also when it comes to making money because everybody has to start somewhere. It’s just great to hear their struggle and success along the way.

  33. Thank you so much for sharing this! Being a new blogger.. less than 4 months now, making money from this is still such a mystery!
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    • Hi Wendi! I’m still trying to figure this “making money” thing out. That’s why I love when people are willing to share how they monetize their blog and whether or not it was successful.

  34. Thanks for breaking it down! It’s always interesting to see how people start out making money. I just got three sponsored posts this week so I am stoked! They’re my first three of the season!
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    • You’re welcome, Shauna! Three sponsored post…. I would say that you’re on a roll! Got my fingers crossed that I will get more. I love sponsored posts.

  35. My blog was just beginning to earn money last year when Google updated their page ranking criteria. I am still struggling to get back to where I was. I think your blog has a great niche that has the potential to really draw people in. Thanks for posting this it gives us all a little hope.

    • Bummer on the page ranking criteria…. I’m sure you’ll get back to the point soon. I have my fingers crossed that my blog will become more successful and continue to draw people to it.

  36. Thanks for sharing this info! I am about $25 away from my second $100 payout from AdSense. The first payment took about 2 years. The second one has taken a little less than a year. Good enough for me for a hobby!
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    • Hi Rabia! I can’t wait to reach Google Adsense threshold. It almost seems like climbing a mountain to get to the top. I’m hoping that once I get there that it doesn’t take that long again. Hope that you get the additional $25 in super fast time!

  37. Thanks for sharing! It’s always interesting seeing these posts. I found another called the “pinchofyum” that does this once per month as well. Found you thru SITS Sharefest!
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    • You’re welcome. I popped over to “pinchofyum” and I definitely like the monthly posts. Thanks for the info. I’m always interested in how other bloggers are earning money thru their blog.

  38. Super interesting! I always wonder how much people are able to make with advertising.
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  39. Thanks for sharing so candidly how you are earning an income from your blog! :) It is nice to see different ways to bring in extra money! Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest.-Ashley
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  40. Thanks so much for this post. Lots of great tips that I hope to check out soon. This is an area that I’m always uncertain about and I appreciate your willingness to lay it all out there about monetizing and what you’re doing–and also how well it’s working. Encouraging!
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    • Hi Jessica. You’re welcome. I’m so happy that people are finding it helpful. I continue to work on this area and try to become as knowledgeable as I can. Definitely check out some of the tips and try them out.

  41. Thanks for posting your info. I too recently switched from blogger to WordPress and noticed a huge decrease in traffic. Your post is inspirational! I’ll just keep plugging along and hope the traffic picks up so I can monitize too!

    • Hi Linda. I’m glad you found the post inspirational. I know it’s probably a downer when you move your blog and the traffic drops, especially when you’ve worked hard to increase it. Soon, it will get back to where it was and you’ll be happy that you made the move to WordPress.

  42. This is awesome stuff!! I’ve been making my income from ad space too! When things calm down in my work life, I will delve into sponsored posts as well. Thank you for sharing this with us @ The SHOW OFF Blog Party :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain
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    • Thanks Jessica! I think the ad space is by far the coolest of the income because it comes directly to you. For the others, there is a payout time frame, such as 30 days or so. However, I’m sure once you get into a steady flow, you probably don’t even notice that time frame.

  43. Thanks for linking up this post!! I always find it interesting to read what other bloggers are doing… I’m still trying although its slowly trickling in :)
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    • Hi Melanie! I also enjoy reading what other bloggers are trying in this area. It seems that earning money is a slow process but a great fulfillment when it reaches a steady pace. Working toward that steady pace….

      • How did I get notification of your reply? :) I like that, are you using a plugin or anything for that?
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        • Hi Melanie. It’s the Reply Me plugin from WordPress. I love it! Now, when someone leaves a comment on your blog and you reply to it, that person will get your reply. If not, a person will never know that you replied unless they come back to your blog for a visit and read thru the comments. This is one of the most useful plugins that I have installed. You can also get this as a part of the CommentLuv plugin (the one you pay for). This will be my first time replying to a second comment on the same thread so please let me know if you receive this one. I know it sends a reply to original comment, not sure about a followup.

  44. This is information I need as I prepare to take the next steps. Thanks for sharing with Get Inspired. :)
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    • You’re welcome Lydia! Always happy to see you over visiting…..especially since I see you everywhere else. Hope the information helps along the way.

  45. Thank you for the honest, helpful post. Blogging is not a get rich fest thing, but pays of if you are consistent. And it is fun!
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    • Hi Anna! You are so right. It is not a get rich quick thing, for sure. I love blogging and the extra income that is possible from it is just a plus in the making.

  46. This was a terrific article. I haven’t heard of half of the sites you mentioned, but am excited to check them out. Thanks so much for putting out so much valuable information.
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  47. I used to think that I would try to blog for money but since starting my blog (almost a year ago) I’ve sort-of changed my mind. I like just writing what I want to and not worrying about how many views I get – I would drive myself nuts if I had to try to increase traffic like that.

    It was really nice of you to take the time to share all of these tips – I always wondered what some of the ways to make money were (and too lazy and set in my ways to bother finding out).
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    • Hi Kim. I like that you just enjoy writing and not worrying about everything else that comes with blogging sometimes. I definitely enjoy your 43s.

  48. Thanks for all the great tips, really appreciate it!

    Happy Blogging!
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  49. This is so great! Not many successful bloggers are kind enough to share their tips & tricks on monetizing their blog – I’m so thankful that you did… I am trying desperately to increase traffic to my site. I changed from blogger to wordpress, recently, and it’s really put a damper on my numbers… This post was so encouraging! Thank you! :)
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    • Thanks Heather! I’m glad the post was helpful. Though, your numbers went down when you moved to wordpress, I’m sure it won’t be long before they start moving back up. I too hope that more bloggers will share how they’re earning money with their blog. It is such a helpful for thing for all us bloggers.

  50. Great post! I’ve been blogging consistently for about 4-6 months now and am trying to learn how bloggers make money. This is probably the best post I’ve seen about specific details and what sites you use. Thanks for the info! Good luck on making more and more!
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  51. Thanks for sharing this information about your blog. I really do enjoy seeing what other bloggers do and how much money they make with their blog.I’ll be moving to self hosted any day now.
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  52. Great insight on making income from blogging! I’ve yet to draw any significant income from my blog, but this post definitely gives me some ideas on how to.

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Tenns
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  53. Hi! Thanks for sharing. I started my blog Feb 2013 and have made $100 in reviews and then of course, free product for review (valued at around $1000). It’s been awesome!
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    • Hi Ida! Thanks for sharing also. How many free product reviews have you done? If more than one, I would be interested in knowing what free product review did you like the best…. $1,000 value…now that sounds fantastic.

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