How I Made Over $300 With My Blog

I think a lot of people are intimidated by making money on-line-especially through web sites. The thing is, if you don’t have a typical business web site, you can still make money with a personal blog! I did it for years and it was such a wonderful (and dare I say FUN?) opportunity.

The cool thing about blogging for money with a personal blog is that you can use any platform. On the flip side, you can STILL start a web site and utilize these tips as well. Just do what fits YOUR lifestyle best.

So, how did I make over $300 in one month?

The first thing I did was sign up for a blogging community that connected bloggers with companies. Within days, I was getting responses to my inquiries.

  •  I signed up to review and write an article about a national company. In exchange, they paid me $200.
  • I signed up for another blogging community and participated in their weekly online marketing meetings (co-hosted by companies). During these meetings, they gave away $100 gift cards. By simply participating on a regular basis, I won!

Do your research and find communities that fit your niche. For starters, I would recommend checking out The Sway!

When you blog, whether it’s a personal bog or a business web site, your #1 goal should be networking within community platforms.

PS. Have you join by Facebook Group for bloggers to help grow your site?

~ Heather

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18 thoughts on “How I Made Over $300 With My Blog”

  1. I have made money through my blog before, but I find that it can be tough to be accepted for campaigns because people want tons of followers or page views, and I’m not there, but I’m working on it!

    -Lauren

  2. I know that I have a lot of fun working with brands! The money part is always nice, but I always get really excited when I get a sponsored post. It gets me thinking outside of the box.

  3. I am so excited for this part of blogging, i love doing it as a hobby but once I gain enough exposure to do sponsored post it will definitely be a added bonus.

  4. I will definitely be checking out the Sway! I was under the impression that you had to have lots of followers and traffic to qualify to write sponsored posts. Is that the case, or are there companies you’d recommend who don’t require lots of traffic? I’ve been plugging away at this for a few months now trying to monetize through affiliate income and have yet to earn any profits, so I’m trying to branch out and find other ways to monetize.

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