A New Way Of Making Money With A Blog

Last Update: September 16, 2016

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.

Chris Lee

PS: Here is an email that I got today from a potential customer. This is how a "sponsored post" opportunity may come to be:

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shazzaWA Premium
Just found this, fantastic stuff!
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Chris Lee Premium
Glad you like it. :)
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Awesome! Well done!
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Chris Lee Premium
thank you :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Brilliant! I am so with you on that Chris. I have been doing sponsored posts and paid guest posts for a while now and it is a lovely way to supplement my income.
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Chris Lee Premium
Happ to hear :) keep at it ;)
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roses15 Premium
Thank you for sharing your vision of creativity to the rest of us WA's. Your are right, there are so many different avenues to make money and help others. Have a great day:)
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Chris Lee Premium
There sure are, I look forward to finding more ways to make money with this thing!

Keep at it :)
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roses15 Premium
You too:))
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Defiant6 Premium
Thank you so much for posting this as it is another way of thinking "outside the box" to earn some extra money. I hope it definitely goes well for you and look forward to your next update regarding this!
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you very much. :) I appreciate your support.
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gmegs Premium
Good idea Chris!
I need a lot more traffic before I get approached for sure, especially since I'm working on my niche site rather than my affiliate site right now.
... I'm on the slow train
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Chris Lee Premium
Don't worry I too was a slow one haha. Check my last blog post to see how long it took me to actually get here: Hope this helps.
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gmegs Premium
That was a great read - thanks Chris!
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Chris Lee Premium
No worries :)
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Mirka1 Premium
Thanks for sharing sounds great!
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Chris Lee Premium
You're welcome :)
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DoubleTap Premium
Very nice, Chris!!!
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you ;)
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NRosales Premium
Chris, congratulations for an additional income.
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Chris Lee Premium
Thanks you. Hope this helps in some way :)
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drjec Premium
This is a good idea.
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you. :)
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Mike-Writes Premium
Great idea for another income stream, Chris.
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Chris Lee Premium
Cheers Mike ! :) Hope this will help you in your own endeavours.
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SZev Premium
Fantastic Chris! Look forward to the next update to see how it turned out...
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Chris Lee Premium
Haha me too! :) *Fingers crossed*
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MPollock Premium
This is a great idea, thanks,
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Chris Lee Premium
You're welcome.
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JudeP Premium
Great idea :)
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Chris Lee Premium
Hope this can help you in some way Jude :)
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Boothe Premium
This is just awesome, man! You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing :)
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Chris Lee Premium
:) No worries. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope it helps you in any way. :)
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Boothe Premium
Definitely. There are a lot of people who just don't make money and give up too quickly. But the most successful people whose blogs I've read on WA were those who stuck with it.

I'm about halfway through year 2, but my first year was wasted with a niche I didn't like. I'll be here for a long time, though.
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Chris Lee Premium
Hahaha trust me I know the feeling. Check my last blog post to see how long it took me to make it: I'm actually one of the slow ones, there are many more that reached bigger success than me in much little time so never feel discouraged!
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Boothe Premium
haha I went and read that one right after I read this one... Now I'm reading more of your stuff! lol

I have a feeling I will be one of the slow ones too, but to be honest I don't care. I will get there eventually, and that's all I need to know!

Thanks again for being so encouraging. :)
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Chris Lee Premium
You will make it!

Let me know if I can help in any way along the way. :)
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Boothe Premium
Thanks for the offer! I very well might take you up on that at some point! :D
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Bigacre Premium
Great side opportunity, appriciate you sharing.
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Chris Lee Premium
No problem. Thank you for your comment! :)
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