A New Way Of Making Money With A Blog
I can't complain.
I've been following WA and the training laid out here for years now and I make a comfortable income from my affiliate commissions each and every month.
Recently however, I've added a new way to make some extra money on the side and it's working wonderfully for me, so I thought I'd share it with the WA crowd.
This is not a method that has been thought in Wealthy Affiliate, but rather an opportunity that came "on its own" as my audience / readership keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Of course, I am talking about sponsored posts!
Since my site is now getting some authority online, a lot of people (i.e companies) have been reaching out to me to do a sponsored post for them.
In the past I've declined these as I do not like to promote products that I have not tried / used myself but I recently re-considered this and when somebody contacts me about doing a sponsored post, I first:
- Ask to be given access to the product so I can try it out myself and
- If I like it, I will do a review for the product (or in one case simply mention (link) it in one of my articles).
My price; $100!
Yep, $100! That is my fee for doing a sponsored post now and get this; just this month; I "sold" 3 of these!
That's a cool extra $300 and the month is only halfway in. I also have a deal with one of my "customers" to do another one in November (but at a discounted price of $60).
I know $300 is nothing to brag about, but I really think this is something I can work on to improve.
The problem is this though; I do not want my site to become "only sponsored posts" so I will probably be limiting this to only 4 a month (if I manage to get them of course)!
That's an extra $400 in my pocket (i,e my PayPal) a month; which is great!
I am just testing this out for now and even though the results have been good so far, I can't really tell if this "trend" will keep up. I will post an update about this whole thing and how it turned out in a few months from now.
Although this may not be suitable for all the beginners here (as you would need proof of traffic to show companies) it's a great monetization method to keep in mind. So..
- Keep at it,
- Don't give up and
- Know that the possibilities of making money online could really just be "endless"!
Till next time.
PS: Here is an email that I got today from a potential customer. This is how a "sponsored post" opportunity may come to be: