I wanted to share how to make money on a blog without ads. (I should say not including the ads because ads are certainly a great way to increase your earnings…) I know a lot of people don’t like to use ads on their pages, so I hope that these few ways can give you some other options. I am including affiliate links in this post, so I hope that the companies that I am sharing with you will help you to grow your income through your blog, as they have done for ours (the BOTS girls)!
Let me start by saying that having my personal blog, Your Modern Family, has been a way to bless my family. I think that it was God’s way of providing. It allows us to really save for our future, while giving us the means to pay for all of those miscellaneous things that we have happening every month (sports, memberships, preschool, gas, gift-shopping, etc…)
It all started with my simple blog series about organizing (this series, 40 days to an Organized Home is what started it all for me…) that I was doing during lent and before I knew it, I was getting over 155,000 page views every month! I was astonished and excited. I was also blessed to watch our income grow because of my blog. Today, I want you to be able to do the same!
Here are my three biggest money-makers:
1). SocialSpark – If you aren’t sure how social spark works, see my older post on BOTS called How to Use SocialSpark. It is really a great company- I can’t say enough about them! They assign you a topic & you write a post for them. Here is an article on How to write a sponsored post. You can sign up for SocialSpark here.
2). Sverve – this is one of the quickest, easiest ways to make money. $40 here, $70 there… the same prices are given to everyone (not based on your numbers). Danielle knows a lot about Sverve, if you ever need any advice! See more about Sverve or sign up to make money using Sverve here.
3). Affiliates: I have been an affiliate of a few different things, but my best money-maker is to sell other blogger’s ebooks. I make a pretty good amount every month doing this (not to mention selling my own books!)
Lets take you, for example. If YOU were to sell one of my e-books, you would make money on it.
Lets use my Potty Train in a Weekend ebook as the example, because I know the price & affiliate fees. So, first you would go HERE and sign up. Next, you would write a post & add my book to it. Now with each sale from your page (or your link on pinterest, Facebook, etc…) you make $5. If you sell 5 books, you just made $25. 10 books… $50. See how that works?
So, I do these two things when I want to make money on another blogger’s ebooks (if they have an affiliate link program):
- Put a picture and link to their book at the bottom of posts. I will say “For more great info on this subject, you should check out this book ______” (I will add my own affiliate link here & a picture of the ebook)
- I will do a post dedicated to that topic. So- if it is my Potty Train in a Weekend ebook, I would write a potty training post & talk about the book, using my affiliate link.
Another friend of mine, Kristi at Klover House, puts my ebook in her sidebar and she is my biggest seller every month. The ebook link in her sidebar leads you to her potty training post & then the book links & picutres in her post leads to her affiliate link for the book. If they buy it that day or if they come back to that page any other day in the future, she gets 50% of that sale.
Does that make sense? So if I ever talk about 3 day potty training, I will include a link to my book. If I can sell someone else’s book this way, I will. They are making money and so am I.
I know it is confusing at first, but I sell a LOT of other people’s e-books on my site. (So if you write about money-saving ideas, and you link to my You can be a stay at home mom on one income book and your reader buys it, you just made $1.50.) If I am talking about a recipe, I will link to another bloggers recipe e-book, using my affiliate link.
IF YOU AREN’T SURE HOW TO BE AN AFFILIATE, READ THIS post that I wrote on my page: How to become an affiliate with ejunkie
THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO MAKE AN EXTRA HUNDRED (OR MORE) A MONTH.
Oh- One more VERY easy way to earn a few bucks~ SPONSORED TWEETS – they pay you per tweet. Paula introduced me to this one & I love it. It is just so simple!
If you want to throw a few ads right into a post, you can use google adsense or even ones like Linqia where they will offer you a campaign & you can decide if you want to use it or not.
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