I wrote a post back in July about different programs I had found to monetize my blog and wanted to give an update with what’s been working for me. I only started to monetize my site this year and have been earning more money. Mind you, there’s more costs too (like hosting, design work, giveaways that I sponsor myself, etc).
If you are curious as to what I do to monetize, here’s the programs I use and how they have worked for me:
I’ve made a little over $170 since starting with them. I used to get a lot more offers than I do now. Now it’s just one every few weeks or so if that. The suggested price for me is $8.16, but I lowered it to $3 to see if it would bring more offers. Maybe it goes in spurts- I really don’t know, but I will stick with it since it has been pretty good in the past for me. You need to make $50 before you can get paid (without any fees) via Paypal.
I’ve made about $130 with them to date. I get more offers from them and it’s usually one every couple days. I like that they pay weekly via Paypal when you are over $2.
I started with Logical Media this summer and they have been fairly decent. They have a large number of campaigns to choose from. I am picky with the ones I post though and don’t do everyone that they send out. I’ve earned $127 through them. Click Here if you are interested in joining their program.
My Savings Media
Promote brand name coupons and free product samples on your web site or blog. Click Here
This is another good one too that seems to really care about their affiliates. Their offers are pretty decent. I have made $63 with them.
This is another good one and there’s two ways to earn money- with each click and with each referral. I have received two cheques so far from them so they are legit. My grand total with them is $175!
They have a large number of affiliate programs from high quality retailers. I like that they don’t kick you out of the program like some other affiliates if you haven’t earned enough money. Crazy that some do that and I can’t be bothered with programs like that. I’ve made $24 with them. Join shareasale.com
This is one that pays too! I’ve earned about $50 or so with them. They pay via Paypal.
Other Newer Programs I Have Joined:
Savvy Savings & Scholarships- advertises family friendly deals cross the US.
ReadySite.com- Create a customized ad for your site and earn money from it. I have earned $5, but I haven’t really given it much of a chance yet. Visit ReadySite for more info.
Chango- Earn money on your search engine traffic (and not your regular readers).
Chitika- Same thing as Chango- earn $$$ from your search engine traffic. I am still trying to decide which one to keep on my site between the two of them.
Open Sky- I have my store and I received my first cheques on Friday- yay! They were a little over $100 so I am happy.
What other programs do you use? Have you tried any of these ones? How are they working for you?