How to Make Extra Money from Home with Pinterest

How to Make Extra Money from Home with Pinterest

Now more than ever people are looking for ways to make extra money from home. I am here to tell you that it is possible with Pinterest. You are probably thinking how can someone make extra money from home with Pinterest? Well, what if I told you there are actually several ways you can make money with Pinterest?

Yes, you read that correctly. There is more than one way to turn something you probably do all the time, pin on Pinterest, into a money-making machine.

Like I said there are actually multiple ways you can use Pinterest to make money but today I am going to share two of those ways. The two that I am going to share with you today are the ones that can start earning you extra money sooner than the other ways. Which again is more important right now in the midst of the country being quarantined at home. (March 2020)

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Affiliate Marketing to Make Extra Money from Home with Pinterest

You may have heard all about affiliate marketing already but let me share, for those that haven’t, what affiliate marketing is. It is pretty much getting paid to advertise for other companies.

Amazon was the first big one to roll it out. Instead of paying to advertise online they offered to give a commission back to those that advertised for them on their own sites. For example, if someone went to a blog or website and clicked on the advertisement for an Amazon product and then purchased something from Amazon after clicking that link, Amazon would pay that blog or website owner a commission for the sale.

It has since grown into a huge deal where almost all companies have some sort of affiliate or “influencer” program. And it isn’t only for purchases either, some pay for leads and other things now too.

Pinterest allows you to pin affiliate links so that is one way you could start making some extra cash from home with Pinterest. Become an affiliate for a product you love and share it on Pinterest!

Now you can also share an affiliate link (where allowed) on your other social media accounts but they won’t get you nearly as far as Pinterest will. Unless you have millions of followers on your social media accounts.

There is more to it than just slapping some affiliate links on to Pinterest but overall that is just one option of making money from home with Pinterest. Maybe you are thinking this is a great opportunity to learn how to make money from home so you want to find everything you can out. I don’t blame you.

The Expert in Affiliate Marketing

If that is you then let me point you in the right direction to the expert in affiliate marketing – Michelle Gardner. She makes over $125k on her blog every month and over $50k of that is from affiliate marketing. She shares everything in her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.

Let me be upfront with you about affiliate marketing and using it to make money from home with Pinterest during all of this quarantine scare. You don’t get paid right away from sales. There is usually a waiting period of 30-60 days for payouts. Just keep that in mind. Also, keep in mind that maybe there won’t be that many people buying things so you may not get a commission sale or as many as you would normally.

I personally think people still will be buying things and not completely hoarding their money. There are many people that are able to work from home and still keep their normal monthly income coming in. Those people won’t financially be effected so they will still be buying things online. Actually, they may be buying more online since they can’t go out in public.

It’s all really hard to predict but I just wanted to throw that out there.

Sell Your Own Product to Make Extra Money from Home with Pinterest

Just like how you can create pins to sell other company’s products, you can create pins to sell your own products. This doesn’t mean you have to sell a physical product either. If you already have a physical product that you sell and you are just looking to up your sales than Pinterest would be perfect for that.

However, if you don’t have a physical product a very quick and much easier method is to sell a digital product. A digital product can be anything from a printable, an eBook, coloring pages, cookbook, or even a course.

If there is something you are knowledgeable about and you can create a digital product to share it with others then you can create a pin on Pinterest and sell your digital product.

Don’t worry about it not being perfect or professionally made. You can create your product in a Word Doc and save it as a PDF and ta-da! You now have a digital product to sell on Pinterest. Keep in mind that your product should be more than just words on a paper. You will want to give it a cover page, an index, chapters, resources, and so on.

Make sure that you are solving a problem for your readers and make it worth buying. I just want to be clear I am not suggesting to just throw something together. Think about if it is something you would spend money on? Yes? Then you are fine! If not, then you need to fix it up a little before trying to sell it.

Resources to Make Extra Money from Home with Pinterest

  • Printables by Number – A course that teaches you how to create amazing printables
  • Send Owl – A great resource to use to be able to receive a payment for your products. You can list your products on there and copy the link to add to your pin on Pinterest!
  • PicMonkey – A photo editing program that I use to make a lot of my
  • Free Pinterest Image Course – My free image course that teaches you how to create pin images for Pinterest

Questions on How to Make Extra Money from Home with Pinterest

You probably have a bunch of questions right now like:

  • Do I need a special Pinterest account to do all this?
  • How do I find affiliate programs?
  • How do I sign up for affiliate programs?
  • What are the rules that go along with all this?
  • How do I get paid for selling my own products on Pinterest?
  • How long does it take to get paid?
  • Do I need a website or blog to do this?

And many more I am sure. It really isn’t as complicated as you think so stick with me and I will answer those questions for you.

Do I need a special Pinterest account to do all this?

Yes, you have to have a Business Pinterest Account.

How do I find affiliate programs?

You can go to affiliate networks that host a bunch of the big name company’s affiliate programs or a simple Google search works too. If all else fails it is usually listed on the company’s bottom menu on their website.

How do I sign up for affiliate programs?

Each program is different and if they host their own affiliate program you just follow the steps they provide. Or if you go through an affiliate network then you follow the steps provided on there.

What are the rules that go along with all this?

There are a few different rules to make sure you are compliant with the FTC and disclose that you are an affiliate of that company, not the actual company. Also, this openly lets people know you are receiving a commission for sales made. Make sure you read through the terms of each affiliate program to see if they allow you to pin on Pinterest. Then make sure you add in your Pinterest pin description #affiliatelink to disclose it is an affiliate link.

How do I get paid for selling my own products on Pinterest?

Depending on if you have physical or digital products is how you will get paid. You need to use some sort of platform to make the transactions through. Example: Etsy. You can use Etsy for either your physical or digital homemade product. If you are looking to just do digital and you don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up an Etsy store, you can also try SendOwl. They offer a free trial and a very low plan after that.

How long does it take to get paid?

Each affiliate program has its own payout schedule so that just depends. I would say the average is 30 days. However, if you sell your own products you could get paid the same day the sale is made.

Do I need a website or blog to do this?

Technically the answer to this is no. You don’t have to have a website or blog. Some affiliate programs may want you to but not all of them do. For selling your own products, you don’t have to have a site either besides somewhere that you can make the transaction through for your product. If you are wanting to start a blog and promote your affiliate links on there for more added income than you can learn more here.

This sounds perfect but I have more questions, help me!

Don’t worry! If you are thinking “Yes, pinning on Pinterest sounds like the perfect way to make extra money from home!” But you still have some unanswered questions then check out Paid by Pinterest by Elise McDowell.

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I took this course and it walks you through exactly what you need to do to start earning money by pinning on Pinterest. Elise started earning money on Pinterest when she created a quick PDF and listed it for sale by pinning it on Pinterest. She also made her first affiliate sale in 24 hours. Then the rest is history! Now she shares all of her success and how you can achieve it too in her course!

In this course you will learn: 

  • How She Made Her First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours
  • Getting Started: Pinterest & Affiliate Marketing Basics
  • The Perfect Pin: Research & What Works
  • How to Create the Perfect Pin
  • A “Viral” Pin Strategy & Automating Pinning
  • How to Schedule pins on Tailwind
  • How to Prevent Your Pinterest Account from Getting Suspended
  • 1000+ Group Boards for All Different Niches
  • Free Canva Templates by Social Digital Designs
  • 10k in 12 months eBook

I tend to make things more complicated than they need to be so I love how straight and to the point Elise is on getting you up and running to make extra money! Check out Paid by Pinterest and get started today!

Affiliate Program Checklist

Once you start applying to different affiliate programs it can get confusing to try and remember which ones you have applied to, which ones you’ve been accepted in, which ones allow pins on Pinterest, etc. So, I created this free affiliate program checklist to help you keep track of all of your applications. I hope it helps keep you organized!

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Thanks for reading!

Vanessa

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How to Provide Services on Your Blog to Make Money

How to Provide Services on Your Blog to Make Money

Blogs are more than just for an online journal. Many people use them to make extra money or even a full-time income! They can be lifestyle blogs, coaching/training/teaching blogs, informative blogs, product blogs, entertainment blogs, or service blogs.

It is really only limited to your imagination as to what you want to use a blog for. The same goes for the service you want to provide on your blog if that is the option you choose to go.

There are so many different services you could offer to make money on your blog but let’s talk about a few of the main ones.

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1. Virtual Assistant

This one covers a wide range of needs that a blogger or any business with an online presence has. A virtual assistant is sort of like an online personal assistant. If you are looking for someone to just help you keep up on your emails you can hire a V.A. If you are looking for someone to help you write articles, respond to customers, fill orders, create pins, work on projects on your blog, you name it, there is a V.A. for it.

Many V.A.s just don’t want the whole responsibility of having their own blog and they would prefer to use their skills to work their own hours and help bloggers and business owners.

Or some do have their own blogs, but they just like to have a little extra work on the side of their own blogs.

That person may be in school full time, work full time, stay at home with the kids full time, or even blog full time and they are just looking for a little extra income on the side.

Whatever the case may be there are many wonderful V.A.s out there that are highly equipped to help however it’s needed!

So, if you have one area of blogging that you just love more than anything else, maybe you could offer your services as a V.A. for that specific thing.

Or maybe you love the idea of becoming a V.A. for someone else but you would rather have your own blog, then you could just blog about being a V.A. and teach others!

I read a great book (that I’m not affiliated with) that was full of everything you need to know about becoming a blogger. It was called Bootstrap V.A. and I got it off of Amazon Kindle.

It is a great read if becoming a V.A. is something you would like to do.

2. Graphic Designer

A graphic designer is someone that usually has an artistic side that designs any type of image or product. For instance, my brother-in-law is a very good graphic designer.

He doesn’t do it for a living only on the side for the vinyl and promotion business that he and my sister have.

He has designed several logos for our family and is very good at it! I don’t think it is something he would want to do every day but as a hobby it is perfect. I, however, I am not an artist like that at all.

It takes a special skill to not only have a vision of the finished product but to understand all of the computer programs and different software out there to design it.

Because there are so many people like me, it is a great way to make extra money online and with a blog by someone who is good at it.

To make that change from more of an amateur look to a professional look would take the work of a graphic designer.

So, if you have that special touch and can create amazing images and designs then offering your services as a graphic designer would be a great way to make money with your blog.

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3. Freelance Writer

A freelance writer is someone who gets paid to write. They can write blog posts, social media posts, books, ebooks, you name it. A popular name in the freelance blogging world is Elna Cain.

She is a freelance writer and has grown her business into multiple blogs. She talks all about freelance writing and how to use it to make money on a blog.

There are many companies you can sign up with to become a freelance writer and they will pay you to write! So, if that is more your strong suit and you would rather not worry about all the other details of blogging then that may be the way to go!

Here is Elna’s post on 20 Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (As a Beginner)

4. Social Media Manager

A Social Media Manager is someone who is in charge of the social media profiles of a business or client. They ensure that the account stays active and is responding to comments.

If you are someone who loves to be on social media, then this could be a great opportunity for you!

Businesses are seeing the importance of having an online presence and not just a website. They are seeing that being active on Social Media is great free (mostly free) exposure!

However, not all business owners have the time to be on social media all day or they don’t understand how to use it correctly for their business to grow.

This is where someone who does know all of that would step in!

It’s not as easy as just scrolling Facebook all day though. You would have to prove growth for that account and show you are worth getting paid to help.

Then you can move on to managing several accounts!

One of the popular names in Social Media Managing is Liz Benny of Social Money Business.

She has made a business of not only becoming one of the first social media managers but then she has turned teaching others how to do it into a business as well!

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5. Coaching

This one is very broad and can be used for anything. You can coach, train, teach, or inform anyone on anything you want.

The service you would be providing is your time and knowledge.

You can provide an online coaching service for those that need help with their online business. You can provide an online teaching service where you teach a different language.

As you can imagine you can pretty much do anything in this category. 

The difference between providing a service and selling an online product in this instance would be that you would provide more of a 1 on 1 with your readers.

You could have an option for them to purchase a 30-minute phone call with you each week or maybe a video chat.

As for an online course where you would sell the product you created teaching them how to do “your expertise”.

So the difference between them is one is more of a live 1 on 1 session and the other is a pre-written or pre-recorded course or ebook.

Pros and Cons of each

Coaching Pros

  • You get that 1 on 1 with your client to help see them through the process.
  • You have control of how many students you take on and when you are available.
  • Start getting paid right away.
  • You get to show your passion and emotion more through that more personable experience.
  • You can charge more.

Coaching Cons

  • The biggest con would be you are limiting your income to only the clients you can take on.
  • It seems a little more stressful to take on a bunch of clients and have the pressure of making those calls daily or weekly.
  • It would be less streamlined than just recording once and selling repeatedly.
  • You’re put directly on the spot on calls.

Product Pros

  • It is more of a one and done type of deal. Write the book once or record the course once and then just maintenance work after that.
  • You are able to make a lot more sales since this doesn’t require your time daily.
  • You can offer an affiliate program for your products and sell more products through the help of others.
  • It is easy to go into your course and make an adjustment, unlike a live coaching call.

Product Cons

  • You wouldn’t make any sales until the product is finished.
  • It is harder to show your personality through an ebook or even videos than it is in a live coaching call.

If creating products is something you would like to learn more about then I highly suggest using Teachable! That is who I go through for all of my products I have created.

What Other Services Are There?

There really is no limit to a service you could provide and promote on your blog.

If there is a need for it, there are people out there willing to pay for it. You just have to think outside the box and think about what people struggle with that you could help with.

  • Do people need to make extra money and you know how?
  • Do people need to find more time in the day and you know how?
    • What would save time for a busy mom that works full-time with 3 kids?
    • What would save time for a busy businessman who works 24/7?
      • Do they need more organization?
      • Do they need a cleaning service?
      • Do they need to meal prep?
      • What problem can you solve?
    • How to pay off debt quickly
    • How to eat more healthy

Think of all the problems people face on a daily basis and find out how you can solve it with your service.

Once you come up with a problem that you can solve, narrow it down even more. Let’s say you want to help busy moms find more time. Then you narrow it down to you want to help them also eat more healthy and save time.

So now you want to help moms meal plan healthy meals. Can you narrow it even further and maybe provide a service that does all of the meal planning and prepping for them?

Your service could be that you provide already prepped healthy meals for big busy families delivered right to their door!

Boom! That busy mom doesn’t have to come up with meals her kids will like, she doesn’t have to look up all the ingredients, she doesn’t have to go to the store, she doesn’t have to come home and prep it all, she doesn’t have to do any of that hard work!

Her week is already planned, prepared, and taken care of! All she has to do is serve it! That just saved her a bunch of time and stress.

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Another Example

Here is an example of a way that I was able to come up with some extra money by providing a service.

I used to run a daycare, my mom ran one for 20 years, and I have worked in schools. So, I have plenty of experience with children. I had been working at the Church Preschool part way through the school year to help them out. They decided to close the 1-year old’s class which left me with the opportunity to either stay home or take a different position at the school.

After much discussion, my husband and I decided that I would stay home. But then that left us without my pay, so I had to find a way to make that up.

Right at that same time, our city school system announced they were changing the start time for the elementary schools to be later and the high schools to be earlier.

I believe this was a way to make sure that not everyone was on the road at the same time because our town has been booming and grounding very rapidly.

However, parents have to be at work by 8 or 8:30 and now the elementary schools didn’t start until 9.

This left a need for parents to find before care.

I had been trying to find a way to make extra money without taking on a full-time job and it hit me. What if I offered before and aftercare for just our neighborhood?

I looked up the child care laws and if I didn’t watch more than 2 at a time, I would be fine. Our neighborhood is all very close, so I threw the idea out there on our neighborhood Facebook Page and I had enough people respond that I was able to fill two spots in the morning and two in the evening.

I charged what the school before and aftercare charged, and I was able to not only help myself, but I helped all those parents struggling to find before and aftercare for their children.

This way all the kids get on and off the bus as if they normally would and the parents don’t have to go out of their way on their busy car ride to and from work to pick them up somewhere.

They just drop them off at my house on their way out of the neighborhood and then come straight to our neighborhood and pick them up on their way home!

So, I “work” 2 hours a day and make pretty much what I made working full time at the school.

I found a need and I solved a problem!

You just have to get creative and really think. Don’t think about the big problems either. Think about the little problems and niche down and become the middle man.

I realize that is not a virtual service that you could provide on your blog but I just wanted to help give you an example of how thinking outside of the box can help you find a solution to a problem!

What unique services do you provide or want to provide on your blog?

Thanks!

Vanessa

Is providing a service not your cup of tea?

Check out my post on making money with affiliate marketing!

Or to see more option on how you can make money with your blog check out this post on how to make money blogging!


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How To Make Money Blogging

How To Make Money Blogging

How to make money blogging? That’s the question everyone wants to know the answer to. Some people start blogging for fun or for adult interaction. Others, like myself, start blogging to make money.

I knew that there were people making really good money blogging and I wanted to know how! I have always dreamed about being a stay at home mom to my daughter, but that job doesn’t pay very well, and our family needs two incomes.

My husband has worked so hard to be able to provide for us on his own. He even started a small lawn care company on the side plus his full-time job. We were very thankful he did that too because I found out in the spring of 2017 that my place of employment was closing. This gave me the opportunity to stay home and help him run the lawn care company.

Also, now that I am home, I am working very hard to make money with my blog, so he doesn’t have to mow yards on the side anymore!

I did so much research on blogs before I ever had the guts to start one. I had gone down the blogging road years before, but it just didn’t work out. My desire never went away though. But this time it all just worked out perfectly for me to start when I did.

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How to Make Money Blogging - mom blog from home

How To Make Money Blogging

During all of my research, I learned that there are several ways to make money blogging.

From what I read it really depends on the blog as to which way works best. Some blogs make the most money from placings ads on their blogs and some say affiliate marketing makes them the most money.

You have to decide what works best for you.

The 5 main ways to make money with your blog are:

  1. Affiliate Marketing – This essentially is getting compensated for promoting another product or company.
  2. Ads on your blog – You can place ads on to your blog.
  3. Services – You can offer different services.
  4. Create and sell products – This could be an ebook, a course, or even a physical product.
  5. Sponsored posts – Get paid to write posts for other blogs or companies.

1. Affiliate Marketing

If you are new to blogging, I am sure this is the one way to make money that you have heard the most about. It is a very simple concept yet when I explain it to anyone outside of the blogging world, they look at me like I’m crazy.

Affiliate marketing is essentially getting paid to advertise or sell for others. I recently found out that companies will even pay you for leads you send to them not just purchases made.

There is a lot that goes into affiliate marketing and I go more in depth in this blog post right here if you are interested in learning more!

Here is how you can use affiliate marketing on your blog to make money.

Let’s say that your blog is about puppy training. You love to write about how to care and train your puppy.

While writing a blog post about the best products to use for puppy training you will most likely be suggesting the products you use and trust. Now let’s say that your readers want to purchase that product because they trust your opinion.

If you were an affiliate for that product, your reader could click on a link that would take them to that product for them to purchase it.

This is a win-win for everyone involved.

  1. Your reader was able to solve their problem and get the product that you recommended to help them train their puppy
  2. If they used your affiliate link to click through and purchase that product it will tell the company, you sent that customer and the company (depending on their affiliate program) will compensate you for sending them a paying customer.
  3. Then, of course, the company wins by receiving a new customer with little effort on their part.

How does it work?

When you sign up to be an affiliate for a company, they will give you a special link that attaches a cookie to the reader that clicks through the link. It depends on the affiliate program how long that cookie will last.

For example, I believe Amazon’s cookie only last 24 hours. However, I am apart of affiliate programs where the cookie lasts 365 days!

This cookie tells the company who sent that customer and it is a way to track where the customers are coming from and who to compensate for referring them.

Each program pays out differently, so you have to check those details when you sign up.

All of the affiliate programs I am a part of will pay me even if the customer that linked on my link purchases a different product.

For example, if I have an Amazon link on my blog to a book and a reader clicks through but doesn’t purchase that book but instead purchases something else in the correct time frame then I will receive compensation for that purchase.

Here is an example of what an Amazon affiliate link may look like.

There are three different options to add affiliate links to your blog from Amazon. The one above is the text and image option.

You can choose if you want the link to only be text so you can add it to any phrase on your blog such as this!

Or you can just have it be the image itself with no text like this one below.

Either way that ring light is awesome and I love mine!

Another example of how you can get paid even if the reader doesn’t purchase the product you first recommended is if a reader clicks on one of my links to one of the courses that I recommend such as Michelle course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and that cookie lasts 365 days so any other purchases they make during that time I get compensated for as well.

There are some stipulations such as they would have to be on the same device they used to click the original link but that is still pretty cool! If that reader that clicked through decided later to purchase another product from Michelle, I get compensated!

How do you sign up?

There are literally thousands if not millions of affiliate programs out there. The most popular one is probably Amazon.

It covers such a wide range of products that you can pretty much find any product you want on there to add to your blog.

Amazon doesn’t pay out a large amount per sale and as I said the cookie doesn’t last long either. They also have strict rules on disclosure and making sure you aren’t hiding or concealing anything from your readers.

Make sure to read through all of the terms and conditions before signing up.

Amazon, like other affiliate programs, only gives you a certain amount of time to make a sale before the kick you out of the program. Don’t worry though you are able to try again to rejoin and make a sale.

How do I find affiliate programs?

If there is a certain company that you know you want to work with then you can go to their website and scroll to the very bottom and look for a link that says Affiliate or Affiliate Program.

If they don’t have a link, then you can try to contact them and ask if they offer an affiliate program. Some of the bigger companies use affiliate networks.

These networks host affiliate programs for multiple companies. This just saves that company from having to deal with it themselves. They just have that affiliate network take care of it for them. Some of these networks include Commission Junction, ShareASale, and Rakuten(Link Share).

You can go to those websites and join the network and have access to join hundreds of name brand companies.

If you don’t know a company but you just are interested in a product, then you can google that product + affiliate and it will list all the companies that have that product and offer an affiliate program.

Check out how I made my first affiliate sale with zero followers!

If affiliate marketing sounds like the way for you then the best course to take to learn all the in’s and out’s is Making Sense with Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Gardner. She makes over $50,000 a month with affiliate marketing!

Here is my review of her course after I took it if you are interested in learning more!

2. Ads on Your Blog

I personally don’t use ads on my blog as a major source of income. I did add Google Adsense to my blog to test it out. However, to make money with ads on your blog you need to have a good amount of traffic coming to your blog each month.

It isn’t the fastest way to make money with your blog, but it can be done.

There are two main ways you can get paid for ad placement on your blog. The first is RPM/CPM and the second is CPC.

RPM/CPM stands for Revenue Per Mille/Cost Per Mille and what that means is basically per 1,000.

This is the rate that you are paid per 1,000 impressions. So for example, if you have 20,000 page views per month and your RPM is $5.00, then you would earn $100 a month from ads on your blog.

CPC stands for Cost Per Click and that means that you get paid per click not just by how many people see the ad.

There are pros and cons to using ads on your blog.

Pros

  • Residual income
  • Steadily grow
  • Extra money on the side
  • Not much effort
  • Easy to maintain

Cons

  • They can make your blog look spammy
  • Ads can turn readers away
  • They can distract readers
  • Ads can slow down your blog
  • They can take a while to see any money made with them

A great resource to learn more about ads is Victoria Pruett’s ebook Make Money Blogging at Any Level. She breaks down ads and how she uses them to help her earn over $8,000 a month blogging about Homestead life!

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3. Services

There are so many different services you could offer to make money on your blog!

  1. Virtual Assistant
  2. Graphic Designer
  3. Freelance writer
  4. Social Media Manager
  5. Coaching/Training

Those are just a few of the main ones but if there is a need then you can charge for it!

A great way to advertise your services is by having a blog.

This is where you can show your experience and knowledge in that particular area.

So many major companies have a blog to draw in new customers. Let’s say you provide a service of grooming dogs (I must have dogs on my brain today) then you can blog about dogs and grooming dogs to draw the attention of new customers.

Blogging itself is a great way to bring in an extra income on the side of providing that service as well. But if your main goal is to showcase your abilities of the service you provide then blogging about it shows your expertise on the subject.

By starting a blog about the service, you provide it is the perfect way to advertise yourself. If you are a Graphic Designer, then you can use your blog to show your potential customers why you are the right person for their need.

They can go to your blog and see your work, your work ethic, your commitment, and your experience. It is just a great way to sell your service!

Here is my post that goes more into detail on providing services on your blog to make money!

4. Sell your own products

This is where the bigger bucks come into play.

You can make pennies with ads and you can make dollars with affiliate marketing but selling your own products puts you in charge of how much you make.

With affiliate marketing, you don’t have to create any products but the highest you will probably make per sale is 40%. Maybe 50% if you are lucky!

However, selling your own products you are able to make 100% of the profit! All you have to do is pay for the hosting of your products but that’s it! And there are probably ways to host it yourself for free with a WordPress plugin or something.

I have products I offer, and they are hosted on Teachable and I have to pay Teachable monthly and per sale, but it is a small amount. I get almost all of the profit per sale. But this way I know that my products are handled with a trusted company that is going to be secure for my readers and myself.

You can sell a physical product such as a t-shirt, an ornament, wall décor, etc. or a digital product such as an eBook, a course, a PDF, a file, a worksheet, a chart, a guide, a booklet, and so on! The possibilities are endless!

Then you get to set the amount you want to sell it for!

Maybe you feel your knowledge is worth $100 per sale on your course, then you can put that as your price! Maybe you think that it’s worth $10 and you hope more people buy it at the lower price. That’s your choice as well!

If you choose to sell a digital product and you go through Teachable, they have an option to offer a discount on your products.

This makes it easy for you to run sales for your products. You can offer a discount as a promotion, a prize, or a holiday special! Plus, you are able to offer your own affiliate program and have other bloggers sign up to promote your products!

Teachable also integrates with most email marketing providers so you can keep everything tracking altogether. This way not only can you make more money selling your own product you can make sales from your affiliates too!

5. Sponsored Posts

A sponsored post is when you get paid to write a post by a company or brand.

A company may ask you to write a review on a product they offer or write a post about their company in general or a service they provide. It really just depends. It also is up to you on how much you want to charge for you to write a sponsored post. Or how much you charge for the post they wrote to go on your blog.

You have to keep in mind a few things when it comes to sponsored posts.

  1. The time and effort it is going to take you to write the post and promote it.
  2. If you actually believe in this company and want to share it with your readers.
  3. If they write it, make sure you proofread it first.
  4. Make sure they understand it will be a nofollow link.
  5. Set up standard rules to follow such as how long the post will be, how many links are allowed in the post, what quality pictures will be used, and so on.
  6. The amount of traffic that will see this post. If you don’t have that much traffic coming in, then you can’t expect to charge them too much.

The best suggestion I have for you if you are serious about doing sponsored posts is to really do your research.

Reach out to other bloggers that have dealt with them before and get their expertise. I love going on to the blogging Facebook Groups and asking all those amazing bloggers for their advice.

They are more than willing to help you out and give you their opinion and steer you in the right direction!

Here is a list of blogging Facebook Groups to check out!

You also want to do your research on the company that you are working with too. I have had many emails come through asking to work together and after a little research, I can tell it is not a good idea.

There are too many scams out there so please be careful!

On the other hand, there are actual legit companies and bloggers out there wanting to work together!

If you are looking to working with other bloggers than take a look at all of the featured bloggers I have right here on Mom Blog From Home!

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I love to feature mom bloggers on my blog and help them connect and grow! I offer this service for free, but I also offer paid feature spots that come with more benefits!

 

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This gives bloggers the opportunity to get their blogs in front of other like-minded driven mom bloggers! This gets their blogs not only more exposure but it is a perfect way to showcase many mom blogs at once so you can find the perfect match to work with! Learn more here!

Conclusion

As you can see there are many options to make money with your blog. These are just the main ones but if you can dream it and there is a need for it you can make it happen!

I would say the first two I would start with as a new blogger is to add affiliate links to your blog posts and sign up for Google Adsense to get some ad revenue coming in. It won’t be much at first but over time it could really pay off!

Do you make money with your blog using a different method? I would love to here!

Vanessa

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