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How to Make Money Blogging

I have had quite a few emails asking me for tips in making an income with blogging.

I am going to be an open book here and tell you that last month I earned $1,200 in blogging income.

Please, know I am not trying to brag. There are many bloggers who make much more than that. Neither am I complaining. I know I am very blessed to be able to help my family pay our bills, especially during my husband’s layoff.

It is thanks to many of you for ordering through my Amazon link and reading here daily that I am able to make that income and we were able to pay our mortgage and essential bills.

I did work like crazy last month and my husband helped me. He chased down some leads and sent some emails that got me a few new opportunities.

My blogging income comes in bits and pieces. $50 here, $80 there, a couple of hundred for the other thing, until it all adds up.

Something to remember if you want advertisers to work with you, is that your blog needs to have a professional look.

  • Have a neat, clean header, not too big.
  •  The first post should be visible without scrolling.
  • Clean up your sidebar. Too many buttons and lists are distracting.
  • Make navigation easy and obvious, up top is best.
  • Put up a page with your stats and advertising rates.
  • Buy your own domain. Advertisers will take you more seriously if you are YourBlog.com, instead of YourBlog.wordpress.com or Yourblog.blogspot.com.

Here are some resources that will help you understand how to build your blog into an income generator:

  • Savvy Summit Recordings (30% OFF through August 7th with coupon code “ATLANTA”) These are the recorded sessions I attended at the blogging conference I went to last month. These are full of EXCELLENT advice for turning your blog into a business. This is the best money you will ever spend on making your blog a business (except for buying your own domain). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  • Savvy Blogging
  • Blogging With Amy

Here are some ways you can make money blogging:

  • Become an Amazon affiliate. If you post products you like with your affiliate link, you will earn a small percentage of sales.
  • Join Social Spark. They offer paid post opportunities.
  • Put Google Adwords Adsense on your site. (They kicked me out, BUT I’M NOT BITTER!)
  • Join Escalate Network. They alert you to offers you can present to your readers and give you a percentage of sales. Remember when I posted the free Quiznos coupons? I earned $64.60 just from that!
  • Sign up with Business 2 Blogger. They will send you emails alerting you to paid campaigns that you can accept or reject. (Tell them I sent you!)
  • Join Clever Girls Collective for more paid posting opportunities.
  • Offer private ad space to other bloggers. I started out offering 125×125 ads for $25/month. Announce this on Twitter with the hashtag #savvyblogging.
  • Join Swagbucksand promote your affiliate link on your blog and Facebook. I get free Amazon gift cards this way that I use for ordering school books and birthday gifts.
  • Write and sell an ebook. I am putting the finishing touches on an ebook that I plan to release for sale very soon!

Note: If you are with an ad network, like BlogHer, that does not allow advertorial content, you must focus on increasing pageviews, since that is your only avenue for increasing income.

Did I leave anything out? Are you making blog income in a way I didn’t list here?

*This post contains affiliate links.

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  1. Thanks! I have a couple hundred followers of my blog.. and I’ve been wondering – what’s the next step. Much appreciated!

  2. Thanks! I’m just starting out with my best friend blogging. Well, we’ve been adding content for a few months and need to launch our blog. Any suggestions on how to do that? We’re thinking a give away?? We need to do it soon as we have 300 or so posts and only a handful of readers!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Kristina, A giveaway sounds like a great start! And building up a lot of posts is a wise idea. It sounds like you are a success waiting to happen!

      Do you have a Facebook fan page? That is one of my biggest traffic sources. If you build up your fan base, you can direct potentially thousands to your blog each day.

    • To build readership, I would suggest leaving comments on other blogs or finding blogs that will highlight some of your posts and they direct traffic to your site. I agree facebook in my highest source of traffic so set up a fb page and when you post (do it manually so it doesn’t get lost in the feed) be sure to tag a company if you are talking about their product or if you are highlighting another blog, take that blog in the status of your fb post! Good luck! :)

  3. Become affiliates with people who are selling ebooks. I’ve made a few dollars here and there. It’s tough though to make money blogging. I think writing an ebook is great. I wish I could find something to write about that’s good enough to sell!

  4. I have a free blog with wordpress and I don’t think I am allowed to do any of those things. I have been thinking of switching so I can try to earn money. Thanking you for sharing how much you make and some of the hows. My husband was laid off last November and in March he got a job driving bus but 11 an hour for a family of 8 is tight. Looking for real ways to make some extra.

  5. Thanks! I’m just going to go down your list tomorrow when I have my “work” time. Unfortunately CA just passed a tax law that makes me unable to do Amazon. #sadness

  6. Selling your own handmade products. I am working on building traffic in order to sell soap and my daughters knitted items. If I remember correctly, didn’t you start this site to sell your aprons. This can be a great way to bring your kids in and they can contribute to the earning.

  7. Wow! These are a lot of good ideas, most of which I’ve never heard before!

    What do you think a blog’s “stats” should be before trying to sell advertising? What would you say is the “ideal” number of posts per week (does it need to be daily or almost daily? I used to post only once per week, but have significantly increased that lately).

    Oh, and why did Google Adwords kick you out?

    Thanks for the great post!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Tiana, I like to post 5-6 times a week. It seems that readers like to look at something new every day.

      It’s hard to say what stats should be before selling advertising. An advertiser is going to want their product/service/blog seen by as many eyes as possible, so I think the higher, the better. If you have less than, say 500, I would focus on building that up before trying to sell ads.

      Google said I had “suspicious click activity”. I guess they thought someone was clicking on ads just to run up the revenue. I appealed it and my appeal was denied.

      • Thanks! When you say “500″, do you mean 500 followers? Visits (pageviews?) per day(week, month)? I use google analytics to monitor traffic, but they give a lot of different kinds of stats, and I’m not sure what advertisers base their criteria on.

      • How long did it take you to get that many pageviews per day? (I assume you have a lot more now.) I officially launched my blog about 2 months ago, but it seems like I can’t make it past 100-200 pageviews per day. On a good day is 250ish (342 was the highest day), but on a low day is 100ish. I try to only post 3-4 times/week because 1) I don’t have time for more and 2) I feel like more than that might be too many e-mails for my subscribers.

        Thanks for being transparent! :)

        • Smockity Frocks says:

          I have been blogging since 2007, so it has taken me a long while to get here, although I know of some bloggers who shoot to the top from the get go. I think it depends on how you network. Participating in blog carnivals, commenting, Facebook, and Twitter can all play a part in getting your blog out there.

  8. Holy Moley! I had no idea that these mom blogs were bringing in that kind of money!! I am so glad you gave a real number b/c I’ve read other blogs that say “you can make $ blogging” but never give the nuts and bolts. I was just thinking $100-$200/month. I have had a serious idea for awhile about a business blog but haven’t had time to really look into it. I am getting ready to enter a season where things are slowing down quite a bit {finally graduated college…woohoo!}.

    How do you go about getting a website set up? I love all these awesome sites but don’t even know where to begin! Do you suggest attending a conference to get started? Thanks for all your input!

    Julie

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Julie, You need to have a little computer knowledge to set up a blog. I had a friend help.

      Savvy Summit is the best conference around, but you don’t need to go to start a blog. Start by reading the sites I mentioned above and implementing a few of the tips they recommend. Then, after you have tried a few things and seen what return you get, sign up to attend to get more advanced knowledge.

    • Not all Mom bloggers make that much. I have two blogs and might make $1,200 a year. Of course, it has improved this year for me tremendously and I think your niche matters as I have made more off my homeschool blog in the last three months than I did in my first year with my frugal living blog.

      My question to Connie is this: How long have you been blogging? I want to know how long I have to wait until I get to that level. :)

      • Smockity Frocks says:

        Tabitha, I started this blog on Jan 1, 2007. I didn’t try to make any money at all for the first couple of years. I would say it is intent, research, and connections that will increase your income more than time.

      • I started my blog in March of 2011 – And from the beginning, I wanted it to be a way to earn an income. My employer had let me go while I was on maternity leave – So there I was, a full time online student, a brand-new, totally freaked-out, first-time mom of an infant, looking for a job in a crappy economy. Yikes, right? So I decided to share the solutions that I was finding to get by on a teeny tiny income, and hope that they would be helpful enough to other moms to have a popular site.

        In less than a year, I’ve had some super cool accomplishments, have gotten some awesome opportunities that I never would have gotten otherwise, and am making enough income to get by. Not big bucks, but $1000+ each month, and it’s growing all of the time.

        So yes! It’s totally possible to make an income – and it can be done without waiting years :) Good luck to you in your blogging adventures too!

    • Blogging with Amy will take you through it step-by-step!

  9. I have a blogspot and they offer a program called Adsense. Do you know anything about it? I would like to try it but my concern is if I don’t have control over the type of content that is advertised will I look at my blog one day and say EEEKKK! Any advice or experience?

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Blair, I meant to say Adsense, not Adwords. I corrected that.

      You can block certain types of ads and choose text only or text and image ads. I had better return with the image ads. I just monitored very carefully what was showing up and added to my “block” list as needed.

      One word of caution: DO NOT click on your own ads or encourage others to click. They are very picky about noticing an increase in clicking and will kick you out even if you didn’t do it!

      • I used to have Google Adsense on my blog, too, and they must’ve kicked me out without even letting me know! My husband was the one who noticed the ads were gone one day. He tried to get them up and running again, but to no avail. I never received an email from Google or anything. I’m sort of bummed because I was up to almost $40 :-(

        Hope it works out for others, though!

  10. Sorry…one more question. What is a ballpark figure for getting a business blog up and running? I know it takes money to make money but I wanted to have a realistic number to present my husband. Thanks!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      I think it is $20 to buy your own domain. If you want a professional design, you can pay designer $1000+! I would recommend starting on your own and as your traffic increases and you see success, to THEN invest in a design.

  11. Thanks so much for this post! It is very informative :) Maybe someday enough people will read my blog that I can start thinking about making money off of it. In the meantime I just write about whatever I want to and just do it for fun :) I’m so glad you were able to bless your family with money from your blog!

  12. Great Advice Connie! I have been blogging since the end of April and have been overwhelmed by the opportunities that have come my way through many of the affiliates you have mentioned above. This is a result of LOTS of networking using the blogging, Facebook, and Twitter loop. I have also realized that blogging can become VERY time consuming. I am a full-time teacher and this has been a great ‘”summer” job, but it will be difficult to keep up the pace once school starts again. Most of the money I have earned goes into my PayPal account so I can purchase items for my classroom, but I have also gotten some fun freebies just for blogging about them: a makeover, museum tickets, and a pair of Heelys! I also get referral money from Groupon and Vistaprint.

    It’s so great that you are able to help your family without having to leave the home! I was a stay-at-home-mom until my youngest started kindergarten. To help my family, I ran a daycare out of my home but if had known about blogging, I would have definitely done that instead!

  13. Thank you! Your advice is greatly appreciated.

  14. Hi Connie,

    I’m so glad you posted this. Just the other day I had written down a series of questions to ask on this very topic. I have a few more….

    I currently blog via blogspot. If I were to get my own domain name, would my material transfer? Or would I have to manually go in and copy and paste ALL of my blog posts? I think this is my biggest hesitation about switching over.

    How much time do you invest in your blog daily…on average?

    How do you get paid? Paypal? Check in the mail?

    Thank you for answering most of the questions on my list already! :)

    • Candace, I just switched my blog from blogspot to its own domain name. You can actually do this right through blogspot and keep using blogspot to manage it, but it’s your own domain (no .blogspot.com at the end). I don’t know if this is the best way to go, but it was simple and only $10 a year. You just click on the Settings tab, and then Publishing, then something like switch to customized domain (it’s right at the top).

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Candace, You can spend hours ON END taking care of blog business. I have to be careful not to let it consume me. I try to spend a couple of early morning hours, one hour in the afternoon, and a couple of hours after the kids are in bed (5-ish total hours).

      I get some payments by check, some directly deposited into my bank account, and some by Paypal.

  15. Love this post, Connie, thanks! I am not new to affiliate programs, but am new to “mommy blogging”, so many of the resources you listed I hadn’t heard of before. I am just getting started with the process of monetizing my Homeschool News Network site, so am so happy about the perfect timing of your post. =O)

    The other big affiliate network I’ll mention that you didn’t, is Commission Junction. And I like to see if my favorite sites/products offer affiliate programs and then I sign up for those individual programs.

    The best resource I’ve seen for learning all the ins and outs of making money with affiliate marketing, hands down, is from Rosalind Gardner’s Super Affiliate Handbook. I got the recommendation from another homeschool mom blogger back in ’09, so that mom got a nice little commission check when I bought it through her link, and that made me happy, and I would be so blessed if anyone reading this wanted to read more using my link now: http://momlinks.webvista2.hop.clickbank.net I consult this pdf book A LOT.

    Congratulations on a fabulous blogging month! That’s so exciting for the whole family, isn’t it? May your efforts continue to be blessed. Maybe your husband will get to start a new career as blogger extraordinaire, and be home with the family. =O)

  16. Thanks for the advice! I’ve been hesitant to switch over to a .com instead of a .blogspot.com because I had NO IDEA what it would cost and we really have no wiggle room in the budget, but that does seem affordable, I may have to do that soon!
    Thanks again!

  17. Heather Mason says:

    Very happy for you that you are able to contribute to your family’s income. What a Proverbs 31 woman you are! That is such a great story!

  18. Since I found you site last fall I have been blessed by your site. You are an encouragement to ladies with large families who homeschool. Thank you for posting things we all need. I am a Homeschooling Mom of 6 who wishes she could have a well known blog. My little one is just about family life for now. Thank you for all the info you put in this post. I am going to look into getting a domain one day. I also coupon so I would incorperate that into my site as well. Keep up the good work and hope ya feel better soon!

  19. I have a technical question: My blog is on wordpress.com, though I have paid for my ow domain. Does wordpress not allow you to post affiliate/referral links or advertise in any way? I had heard this but have not been able to verify it anywhere. Does anyone know?

    I posted a post last week with an affiliate link and a referral link (groupon) so I am wondering if I should take it down?

    Thanks in advance for your help! (BTW, I haven’t made one cent off of my blog!)

    • http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/ is the link for that. Though it doesn’t specifically mention Groupon I would err on the side of caution.

      • Thank you for answering that for me. I couldn’t really tell from the language, do you think this also includes writing a post to review a product, if you were given that product for that particular reason? Guess I better get to moving my blog over.

        My husband and I had saved up some money to invest in the blog-a professional design and transfer to wordpress.org and then he just lost his job :( Which is what led me to this site, at the recommendation of Crystal from moneysavingmom.com :)

  20. This is a great post (with above board disclosure) and so I wanted to give you some extra positive traffic from that “sleazy” post ;)

  21. Great info! But, how do you self-publish an ebook?

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this with people! People need to know that they can get out of debt and work from home!

  23. You list some sound and creative ideas for improving the income from a blog — but I think most of all I enjoyed the laugh at your AdWords comment. My husband and I have had some issues there, as well. I’m sorry you’ve also experienced that.

  24. Thanks for your post. We are missionaries so I try to keep up my blog to help supplement our income. (Our income comes from the generous support of our friends and family. ) It’s always nice to get a payment when we are running low in a month. I have made most of my money when people take advantage of photo deals I write about. They pay $10 – $15 when someone orders a free photo book. That definitely adds up fast! CJ.com and LinkShare.com (http://bit.ly/n0L88f ) are the ones I use the most.
    LinkShare has Picaboo and My Publisher – both offer great freebies to readers.
    That’s awesome to make $1200 a month. I’m happy when I get $150 a month :)

    • Janell, that is awesome that you can help support yourselves in this way. I’m signed up with CJ.com but I never knew that there were photo deals/companies that I could link too. Is this for Picaboo or what company offers them? Thanks!

      • On Cj.com I think you can post deals for Snapfish, York, Clark, SeeHere (always has free photo cards and they pay you $3 if someone buys orders the free cards. If they buy something that cost more that $0 they pay $15), and Ritzpix.
        Linksare (my affilate link http://bit.ly/n0L88f) has Picaboo and My publisher. Picaboo offers a free $40 book about 2 x’s a year and MyPublisher is giving away a free mini book now. Each place pays a set $$ amount for a new customer than a % on their future purchase. (Picaboo & MyPublisher pay $10)
        Hope this helps!

  25. Totally agree with your blog post. I am trying to make money with my blog as well (who isn’t?), lol. I hope to make as much as you one day. I am making enough now to make a noticeable difference but of course I’m trying to improve it! :-)

  26. Connie, how does direct publishing work with SocialSpark? I am a little leary of giving anyone direct access to my blog.

    Thanks!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Kimberlee, I did not choose the direct publish option for the same reason! I just wait for them to approve it and then publish it myself in the time frame they give me.

  27. Very Inspiring! And may I say I am totally coveting your swag bucks total on your sidebar. yep!

  28. Good advice about Adwords. Don’t feel bad – they kicked me out too! I didn’t do anything, and appealed the decision, but no luck :(

    Any idea if you can EVER get back in with Google or are we banned for life?

    Great post!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      I’ve known friends who have had the decision reversed after they submitted an appeal. I have no idea if they will ever let us back in since our appeals were denied, but I suspect not. :(

      • They kicked me out too! I think there is a conspiracy against mom bloggers! :)

        I made money very quickly, but when I reached the $100 mark and was about to receive payment, they cancelled the account.

        • Smockity Frocks says:

          Interesting, Kimberlee! I was finally past the $100 point when they gave me the boot, too! I had just had a big boost in traffic. Seems fishy!

  29. I met you at Savvy Blogging, and LOVE that you shared this so willingly. So glad that your income from blogging was able to help, and still praying for a job for your husband!

  30. Thank you so much for your advice. I just started blogging a few weeks ago. I feel like I’m in way over my head! There is so much to learn!! I appreciate the links you gave, I’ll definitely be checking them out.

    I think I may have moved too fast with trying to get my blog “all set” before school starts. I notice I’m not getting a lot of traffic and the visitors to my site don’t stay long. I don’t have a lot of content yet. Should I just focus on adding content now and getting my name out there later?

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      I think adding content before promoting is wise. You will want people to have several things to look at before you get them there, otherwise they may think it’s not worth coming back.

      One commenter above said she has 300 posts done and hasn’t even launched yet!

  31. Love this post! Very helpful.

    I have one question though. Is it possible to make even a fraction of that amount without being a deal-posting site?

    I like the deal sites, but they seem like they would be a lot of work to keep up. Plus, my favorite parts of blogs are always the posts where they share recipes, diy ideas, tips on frugal living, etc. so that’s what I want my blog to be geared toward, but I’ve noticed though that lots of people are earning most of their blogging income through these deal posts.

    Any tips or suggestions for someone not ready to jump into the deal-posting arena yet?

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Hi Jessica,

      I am not a deal blogger. I mostly write about homeschooling and parenting, but if I come across a deal I think my readers would like and it pertains to those subjects, I post it.

      I think the deal bloggers make way more than $1200/mo! If you have a lifestyle blog like mine, it is reasonable to make that without turning into a deal blog.

      • Ok thank you so much! It feels good hearing that because I’ve been wondering for a long time! Now I just need to get a move on and make my blog worth reading :)

  32. This is great information and a very helpful list of resources. Thanks for sharing!

  33. How does one go about receiving a profit from amazon sales? Im just about ready to launch a simple blog that has to do with books and I think it would be a natural source for ordering?

    Thank you for this post! Very helpful!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Leslie, Sign up to be an Amazon affiliate. (You will find that link on the home page.) Then, when you post about a book or other item, use your affiliate link.

  34. Thanks for the wonderful tips!! I will be implementing some of them soon. I did not know about some of the opportunities listed on your website. Crossing fingers that Colorado will repeal the internet tax laws that keep so many of us from doing Amazon’s affiliate program. There are so many different avenues than google adsense, if you do get kicked or they don’t accept your site, don’t get discouraged!!! Thanks again.

  35. You are so gracious to do this. So many say you can make money, but give no specifics. It’s SO encouraging to hear a number and how many hours a week you put in. Thanks for giving me the boost I needed!!!

  36. Hi Connie,

    Thank you so much for your encouraging blog! It is so good to see so many homeschool moms blogging, helping each other, encouraging each other, and reaping monetary rewards for their hard work & effort! I was homeschooled from 1st-12th grade & am now a registered nurse with a BSN degree, but my prayer is that one day (hopefully not too far away!) I will have my own children and be able to homeschool them while still helping with the income, but not working outside the home. I am planning to start a blog with hopes of eventually bringing in a profit through it, but my question is, with all of the stipulations on advertising that different blog sites have, who would you recommend that I use for a blog host? Who has the least advertising rules & would free me up to use whoever I chose? I am planning on buying my own domain.
    Thanks for your time!! (would appreciate replies from anyone who is knowledgeable in this area)

  37. Thank you so much for this detailed post. Very helpful!

    I have been wrestling with what to do with my blog. I have been blogging for a year now but am still pretty small with about 2,000/pageviews a month. I am thinking about shutting it down or really ramping up the effort.

    That is a great monthly income (especially without paying childcare) but if you are spending 5 hours per day for 5 days per week, your hourly rate is only $8.33 BEFORE taxes. That is what is hanging me up about the time to money factor. Any thoughts on that?

  38. Thanks so much for posting this and for being so detailed. I really appreciate the tips. I just statred my blog and am trying to learn how all this works. Its a whole new world of things to learn :)

  39. Because a few have asked, wordpress.com does Not allow you to have ads etc. For that, you need wordpress.org. hth

  40. I started a blog a while back, just for fun. I still haven’t gotten it up and running, but you have given great advice! My husband has been off of work for 3 weeks for surgery and we have no money coming in. hopefully, I can get my blog up and running. Better yet, I hope he feels better soon so he can return to work. :)
    Thanks for the blogging advice!

  41. Such a helpful post (found you via Money Saving Mom). I just spent the last 30 min. signing up and registering for accounts that you suggested. My only question, how do I sign up to be an amazon affiliate. I did not see a link for that one. Thanks so much for being so willing to share your “secrets” to making money from blogging. Although it’s not why I blog, any extra money would be helpful to my family as I am a new SAHM and am not working this year.

  42. Hello! I just joined the Escalate Network (thank you so much for all this info!), and I see Swagbucks, Ebates, coupons.com, etc., are on there, but for Swagbucks and Ebates, I always use my referral link and for coupons.com, I have an affiliate link with them. Do you think it’s better to use the Escalate links, or maybe only on some instances?

  43. Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you ! This post could not have come at a better time. I appreciate your honesty and list of resources. Congrats to you…keep up the good work ! :-)

  44. Hello!!! I loved this article and found it very informative!! My daughter who has a website also lost her Google Adsense account – she was making great money with it and they owed her a lot of money which they are not paying her. She has no idea why. However, one of the things she had just done was to host a giveaway with some other blogs which boosted her facebook activity ALOT!! This giveaway was on a Friday and she was shut down on Sunday. Do you think that could have been it? I see other blogs doing this all the time and now I am scared to do anything to boost my facebook folloing. I only grow a couple of followers a day and would like to do more but it is scary to think that you work so hard and then you can possibly lose your facebook account (because they say don’t promote giveaways) or your Google Adsense. What are your thoughts on this?
    Laurie
    http://www.stealsanddealsforkids.com

  45. Thank you so much for the great article! I found it very informative! My daughter has a website and she also got booted by Google Adsense. She was making very good money with it and they owed her a lot of money which they never paid her. She had done a giveaway with a few other blogs on a Friday which really boosted her Facebook following and then on Sunday, she was booted out. She was also told it was suspicious activity. I have seen many other blogs do giveaways with other blogs but now I am scared. I do product reviews and giveaways on my blog but I am scared to promote too much on facebook because they also frown upon promoting giveaways. I only grow a couple of followers a day and would like to promote more, however I am scared to do anything that might really boost my following in one day or have other people promote my site on facebook. I have worked hard to be where I am (which isn’t that much but I do okay) and it is scary to think that it could be gone!! What are your thoughts on all of this?
    ~Laurie

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Laurie,
      It seems like any boost in traffic gives Google a reason to be suspicious! It’s too bad because that’s what gives us extra income!

      Facebook has recently changed their giveaway rules, so I would keep checking on that each time before posting one.

      There are so many ways to earn income with a blog! If one avenue is closed, just keep going until another opportunity opens up. I am sad that Google kicked me out, but that hasn’t stopped me from earning.

  46. ok…how do I use my swag bucks account as an affiliate…do I have to sign up separately to be an affiliate?

  47. Thank you for this great article. I am going to use most of this advice to get my blog rolling.

  48. Thanks so much for the pointers!! I learned a lot from this post and have now liked you on FB to keep up on your blog! Great work! I am thoroughly impressed! I have had my blog for about a year and my family and friends love it!! I am hoping to get the word out more so I can do my part in helping people save and live frugally!!

  49. I really appreciate your willingness to be honest and to give an actual dollar amount on what you have been making. I find that so many “expert” bloggers say they are making money and give tips, but don’t say whether that means they are making $20, $200, or $2,000! I have been blogging on a private blog for 6 years and only started a public blog recently thanks to the tips and step by step instructions from Amy (http://bloggingwithamy.com). I am not able to get a job outside the home because of the health of one of my daughters, so have decided to try to make money this way. Any extra would be a blessing and I sincerely appreciate those (like you and Amy) who are willing to share what they have learned. Thank you!

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