I have been doing this crazy thing called blogging now for 7 months now. I started monetizing my blog from very early on. Blogging took up so much of my time, when I realized that I could monetize many of the links I would be posting anyways I started applying to different affiliate sites.
Some have been total duds for me. Others have generated a great little income as my readership has risen. I think the main thing that has made monetizing my blog a success is that I think about the deal/coupon/product FIRST and then see if there’s a way that I can monetize it. I never post something just for the sake of making money. If I did, I doubt I’d still be blogging. Or at least I doubt anyone would still be reading!
There is a lot of junk (a LOT of junk) out there to pitch and earn money from. So if you do decide to monetize your site, make the decision from early on that you won’t ever promote anything just for the sake of money making. This doesn’t have to mean that you purchase everything or sign up for every single thing that you promote (I do sign up for the majority of freebies on my site mainly because I enjoy freebies but also because I want to make sure they work first!), but you need to believe in it!
Here are some sites that I work with to monetize my site:
- Logical Media
- My Savings
- Google Affiliate Network
- Google Ad Sense
- We Use Coupons
- Shop at Home
- Living Social
Selling Ad Space