Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Making Money Blogging

I have shared some posts over the last few weeks about how to make your blog a success.
Read about increasing your blog traffic here.

Read about finding the time to blog here.

Blogging for me has just been a fun outlet for sharing my successes and failures and helping others find deals. I am not doing it to make money, but there are some ways that you can make some money while blogging. You will not likely get rich from these sources, but the more people reading your blog, the more opportunity that you have to make a few bucks! Here are some of the ways I make money with Saving Some Green.

  1. Logical Media - I love this affiliate program. When you sign up for Logical Media (and are approved) you can choose from many different ads to add to your blog. I prefer to stick to the FREE samples and things I really believe in. When people sign up for something you advertise, you get a few cents up to a few dollars. What's more, if you get others to sign up for Logical Media (hint, hint) you get 5% of the commission from those who sign up! That can really add up. Once you reach $100.00 in commission, you will receive a check. I have not reached $100 yet, but I am looking forward to it! Sign up for Logical Media here.
  2. My Savings Media - this is basically the same as Logical Media, and even has some of the same offers. I have been happy with them as well. Sign up for My Savings Media here.

You can also use your blog as a way to share great services where you get rewarded for telling a friend:

Ebates - Ebates is a website where you go when you want to shop online. If you go there first and choose a store you can get a percentage of your purchase back. Once you reach $5.00, Ebates will credit your paypal account. If you sign up you get $5.00, if you refer a friend and they sign up you get $5.00 when they make their first purchase. This is an amazing way to potentially make a lot of money. The trick is, the sign up bonus and referral bonus isn't included in the $5.00 minimum, so you do have to make several purchases before you can get paid out on your bonuses. To sign up for Ebates, click here.

Swagbucks - Swagbucks is a search engine like Google or Ask.com. You can randomly receive Swagbucks for searching the web. You can redeem Swagbucks for some great prizes. Read my prior post here. Another cool feature I wasn't aware of is that when someone signs up with your referral link, you receive all the Swagbucks they receive up to the first 100 Swagbucks. They can add up quickly. I am hoping for a $20.00 Target Gift Card which is 220 Swagbucks - so it isn't impossible to reach the threshold. Sign up for Swagbucks here.

Inbox Dollars - this is a service where you get paid $.02 to read e-mails and $.50 for surveys and more if you sign up for the services they are advertising in the e-mails. Some of these are good things and some are not. You have to reach $30.00 before you can "cash out," so it can take awhile at $.02 per e-mail! You get a $5.00 bonus for signing up, so that will get you closer to the $30.00. If you refer a friend, you get a 10% from the offers they sign up for (not the e-mails or paid surveys). Sign up for Inbox Dollars here.

Send Earnings - this is exactly the same as Inbox Dollars - their websites even look exactly alike. All the same rules apply. Sign up for Send Earnings here.

The important thing to remember about earning money blogging is that you aren't going to get rich quick! Blog because you like it and keep at it for awhile. Your reader base can only grow, the more your grow, the more opportunities that you have to share the offers that will help you earn a little here and a little there on your blog.

I have been at this for about 3 1/2 months, so I am no expert. I haven't made enough to even earn a payout! I can see, though, how the income can slowly build. With all of these sites, you can see how much you have earned so far and see what has been the most successful. Don't give up!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the great tips and inspiration! I totally agree with blogging because you like it and because you are really helping people. Keep up the great work.

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