15 July 2011

Ways To Make Money Blogging

Blogging can be both a hobby and a source of extra income if you know where to look!  There are many different ways to get paid for blogging.  You can write review posts, sell ad space, market affiliate products, and the list goes on!  

I have participated in many different programs and have narrowed the field down (at least for myself) of what works, and what doesn't.  Currently I am not selling ad space like some other mom bloggers. I personally feel I need to grow my blog more before I venture down that road.  I do however write review posts, market affiliate products, and participate in some other profitable programs.

I wanted to create a list of what I have found works so that other bloggers out there can have a good idea of where to start as far as profiting from blogging.  While I'm in no way making a full time income, I am making enough extra change a month to make it worth my time!

Here's some programs you may want to check out!

Social Spark- This is my favorite program right now for getting paid to post reviews.  The pay is good and you pick which opportunities you want to write about. You also don't need a high ranking blog to join.

Sponsored Reviews- This is another program I recently joined that seems to be working well for me.  Depending on the ranking of your blog, you can earn some serious cash for blog reviews.

Sponsored Tweets- You can sign up with this program to get paid for tweeting out sponsored messages through Twitter.  You pick what you want to tweet and you get paid per click on the link.

My Likes- This program works the same way as Sponsored Tweets, but also has the option to promote sponsored messages through your Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, Wordpress, and various other accounts in addition to Twitter. 

Commission Junction- This seems to be a very popular affiliate program among website and blog owners alike.  It is an affiliate program similar to Google Affiliates, but this site seems to be working better for me. I like that some of their affiliates will pay you for leads, not necessarily just sales.


  1. Hi! Dropping by from the Alexa Drop Hop! Also a new GFC follower. I hope you have a great weekend! :-D

  2. Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following back.

  3. Thanks for the info I will do what your doing and first build follower, will follow your blog for more tips :)


  4. Thanks for stopping by Nifty Mom! Already a follower :) Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Already following via GFC. Thanks for the great tips!

  6. Thanks for sharing such super tips! :)

  7. thanks for the tips!

    I'm a new follower from the Mega Weekend Bloghop! Would love it if you could visit and follow back!

    have a great weekend!


  8. I'm your newest follower from the Saturday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a great weekend!

  9. My favorite way to make $$ blogging is escalate. :)


    I just made a few posts kind of like yours. Glad someone else is sharing the wealth. I haven't had much luck with sponsored tweets but am going to keep trying. Thanks!!

  10. Thanks for sharing this list!

  11. Found you blog through Epic Mom's blog hop till you drop. I started blogging to earn extra income to be honest. I'll check out these sites you mentioned.

  12. thanks for the list. I haven't tried mylikes or commission junction yet. I will do some affiliate programs too next month.

  13. Love your tips Heidi Darling! Cups Up! xoxo

  14. New Facebook Liker and Blog Follower from Lets Get Social Blog Hop!

  15. Hi Heidi
    Loved this post with all of the opportunities....thanks

    Found you through this weekend's blog hop hope you'll be able to stop on by

  16. forgot to mention now I'm following you ~ Lady Bren


  17. Hi Heidi, following you back. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This post was very helpful for me. I'm currently a stay at home mom and going back to school as well...and I'm hoping to make some extra money with my blog. I will try your suggestions...looking forward to more of your posts! :)