Different Ways to Monetize Your Blog

I have recently been experimenting with monetizing my blog and wanted to share with you some of the programs I have found so far.

Twitter

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Sponsored Tweets- I’ve made over $70 and they pay via Paypal. I get emails when I have an offer and then I just login and write the tweet and submit- voila!  You can now cash out before you reach the $50 minimum, buy you are subject to a $2 withdrawal fee. I like that it also suggests the price you should charge per tweet.

My Likes- I’ve made at least $40 or $50 so far. I like that they pay weekly via Paypal on any balance over $2.

Coupons, Deals & Freebie Offers

Logical Media

Logical Media- They have the most campaigns out of all the coupon sites that I am with. I try to weed through the offers and pick ones that I think would interest my readers. I’ve made a little over $40 with them over the last month or so.

MySavings Media Super Affiliate Program

My Savings Media- This is my favourite one out of the coupon affiliates. They have the highest quality of offers and are picky with who they work with. I actually had someone call me from My Savings Media before they accepted me. I appreciated that they took the time to check out me and my site. I have been with them about a month or so and have made about $25.

Escalate Media- I have made the least with this one. I think I have about $10. They have lots of offers though.

WeUseCoupons.com- I really like this one because its pay per click and you get bonuses for every referral. I have made about $36 so far. You just have to put the little button up on your site and when people click it to get their coupons, you earn $.

Other Affiliate Programs


Shareasale- I use this one the most and like that its easy to navigate and get your links. You can find good quality programs for quality products like Flirty Aprons. I have made about $18 with them.

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LinkShare- I am new on here so I haven’t made anything yet.

Sponsored Posts

I have only just discovered these programs so I haven’t made anything yet except for $20 on Blogvertise. I still wanted to share them all with you though.

Sponsored Reviews

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Other Programs

Some of the other ways I monetize are:

  • Google Adsense
  • Amazon Affiliates (made a whopping $2.40)
  • Private Advertising (ads I sold myself on my blog)

What are some other programs that you use to monetize your blog? Have you tried any of these ones? If so, what are your thoughts?

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Comments

  1. says

    This was really helpful and full of a lot of good information! Thanks so much for this. I’m going to look into a few of these. I’ve been using socialspark for a few months and have made about $80. So far, I’m impressed with that one.

    • says

      I haven’t reached the $75 yet to get paid. Here’s what it says on their site about it:

      How and when will I be paid for my generated leads?

      We issue payments via check and PayPal on the 15th of each month. These payments are made to those affiliates who have reached the $75 minimum BEFORE the end of the previous month. For example, if an affiliate earns $75 by the end of February, they are paid those commissions on March 15th. If the affiliate did not reach the $75 minimum until March 1st, both month’s commissions would be paid on April 15th.

  2. says

    great info, I belong to social spark and in a month I have made $60.00 so far I am loving them, in fact I am post one worth 17.50 tonight!! I will check out some of these others you have posted about, thanks again

  3. says

    How often does the we use coupons pay? What form does it come in?
    Thanks for posting this, it is a great help to a newer blogger like me I really want to try some of these but I am admittedly a bit nervous about where to start and such.

    • says

      Here’s the blurb from the We Use Coupons site. I am not quite at the $75 yet. They pay monthly though and use paypal.

      How and when will I be paid for my generated leads?

      We issue payments via check and PayPal on the 15th of each month. These payments are made to those affiliates who have reached the $75 minimum BEFORE the end of the previous month. For example, if an affiliate earns $75 by the end of February, they are paid those commissions on March 15th. If the affiliate did not reach the $75 minimum until March 1st, both month’s commissions would be paid on April 15th.

  4. says

    Thanks for posting these! I knew about some but not all of them. I’m curious to know w/ the Sponsored Tweets about how long it took you to earn $70?

  5. says

    Hi Stacie, an alternative resource for blog money not mentioned above is Linknami.com, where bloggers can make money by publishing articles, writing and publishing reviews for websites, products or services as well as by publishing contextual links within their blog posts.

  6. says

    Hi, thanks for all this info. I am getting away from affiliate ads, they are just not worth my time. Amazon? What a joke. I do use Sponsored Tweets and MyLikes once in a while but also don’t want to bother my Twitter followers with those ads too much.

    Dagmar
    Dagmar’s momsense
    @Dagmar Bleasdale

  7. says

    I signed up for this sponsored tweets a couple of weeks ago but I don’t know what your’e supposed to put for a price. What do you use for that?

  8. says

    I don’t see how you still have Google Adsense! I had them too for 2 years but now that I am hosting giveaways they said that is a violation of services and cancelled my account! I had earned my first $100 for the first year and was owed $60 when they cancelled me a few weeks ago so look for it to end sometime.

  9. says

    I just joined MyLikes thru you and Logitech Media. LM makes you give SS# & then have to wait for approval that seemmed a little odd so I’m glad you trust them at least. barb

  10. says

    SwagBucks lets you earn points (swagbucks) for searching and when people sign-up from your link/widge on your blog. You can trade the bucks in for various things. Haven’t made enough to trade in yet (been using it for less than a week, but others use them for Amazon gift cards.

  11. says

    Always been quite interested in this but don’t know if any are international? Or only for US? I guess the ones that pay by Paypal are fine for international people but what about the rest?

    Signed up for Sponsored Tweets recently but have only had 1 opportunity so far. Wondering, what keywords do you use? Do they really make that much of a difference?

    Thanks! Am looking into some of the Paypal ones through your links!

        • says

          Really? I am doing the minimum I believe. What it came with when I first signed up I mean.

          I wonder, how do the coupons work? Unless they are for those shops that offer online & international shipping?

          Thanks for the fast reply!

          • says

            The Logical media, My Savings Media and Escalate, you post the offers on your blog and then when someone signs up for the offer you get paid a set amount. Most of the offers are US which is good if you have lots of US readers. There are a few though that are US & Canada.

            The We Love Coupons- you get money when someone clicks on your button as well as when people sign up on your referral link.

  12. says

    I’ve done sponsored tweets before and I really like it. I can’t wait to start getting private advertisers, that’s my long term goal.

    Stopping by from your SU group.

  13. says

    Thank you SO much for this information! I’ve searched around for ways to monetize, and this post has shown me several that I have yet to hear of.
    Thanks again-will definitely be checking these out!!!

  14. says

    I have made a ton of money with some of those listed. I am an affiliate for just about everyone that is worth working with. For me they have to have great products that people actually want. I won’t push junk..its not worth it.

    One of those mentioned I make about $250 a month and the others come in at various amounts. Play around with them and sign up with companies that have great brands and products. Hint: the more freebies you can give away, the more traffic to your site and the more $$ you make.

    Sonia

  15. says

    I make money on the Net by writing on different topics on a site called SQUIDOO.

    I am completely addicted to it and so are thousands of others from different parts of the world.

    They pay on the 15th of the month.

    Come and check it out: you might just love it there.
    Marie

  16. says

    Your newest follower. Your blog is AMAZING and thank you sooooo much for giving all this info about monetizing. I am a new SAHM and new to blogging but absolutely love it. I also love to write and have always been good at it. This will hopefully give me a way to enjoy earning a little money while being home with my children. I am so excited.

  17. says

    Thanks for all of the great information. I appreciate that you were pretty candid about your earnings and that you had actually TRIED many of the methods you mentioned. Now I need to do a little bit of homework!

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