I started blogging a little less than a year ago as a way to document my life, the kid’s milestones, and share photos with family and friends. Over the course of the year my following grew and opportunities arose to monetize my site. I have earned a little under $3,000 in the 5 months since I started monetizing. I should also note that I am currently working full time and blog on the side. Here’s how I did it:
Influencer networks like Social Fabric, Full Bottle (if you join I would love for you to use my name Jaclyn Quinones when you sign up!), Linqia (this is my referral link), Obvious.ly, Influence Central, Social Native, Activate by BlogLovin’ and Everywhere Society pay bloggers/influencers to share content on their sites. I only shared brands and products that were true to my blog and that I felt were valuable to my readers. There are so many more networks you can join, but those are the top ones that earned my site money. You can also cut out the middle man and go directly to the brand you want to partner with.
Affiliate links are tracked links that earn you a commission on a sale.
Bluehost – Web hosting service that powers my blog. This is my referral link so if you decide to get started with your blog I would love you for using my link!
A lot of times when you purchase something you’ll receive an email that says share with your friends and earn $5 or something like that. Share them! Here’s a list of the referral links I have (just in case you want to purchase something 😉 )
Sharing my content and having it reach many viewers has probably been my biggest struggle so far. I LOVE Pinterest (as any woman does) and decided to get assistance sharing my content and pins with this powerful search engine. Try Board Booster for free with the first 100 pins! You can use my referral link to sign up. > Board Booster
Good Luck and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!