Are you thinking about starting a blog or already have one? I thought I would share some of my favorite companies that I work with. I have used these companies for years and feel very comfortable referring you to them. Please let me know if you have any questions about making money blogging.
Izea now offers opportunities to monetize your YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Linqia offers sponsored content and posts! The campaigns are a lot of fun and the pay is great.
Find Your Influence offers sponsored posts for bloggers. They have pretty competitive rates for their blog posts.
Tapfluence offers sponsored posts and sponsored social shares.
Triberr is now offering sponsored campaigns for bloggers. You can sign up on their site and they email out their influencer programs.
SITS Girls/Sway Group offer sponsored posts and social media campaigns for bloggers
Pollinate Media offers sponsored posts and campaigns for bloggers
Mom It Forward offers sponsored posts and campaigns
Markerly offers sponsored posts. Once you sign up they will send out emails when they have a campaign that your blog is a great fit for.
Social Fabric is a community for bloggers that offers sponsored posts, twitter parties, social shares and more. This group has a large forum for bloggers to ask questions and build friendships with other bloggers
Blogher offers a few different options for bloggers. You can sign up with their site to earn money from social shares, their ad network and sponsored campaigns.
Blue Print Social offers sponsored posts and programs. Their programs tend to include crafts or DIY. Their blog program is closed for sign ups until early 2015.
I suggest setting up an email that you only use for affiliate programs. You will potentially receive ongoing emails from the different companies that you sign up for. Having a separate email for affiliate programs will help keep your normal email inbox a little cleaner and easier to handle.
Amazon – Earn referral commissions for items your readers purchase. You can also set up a store on your site and highlight your favorite products. You can see our store here
Commission Junction – CJ offers a huge client list for affiliate sales. Once you are approved you can search their system to find the companies that match your blog
Escalate Network works with bloggers to offer affiliate deals. They are great to work with and have a wonderful staff to answer your questions. They have a very easy site to navigate.
ShopHer Media is one of the first companies I started working with. They offer a variety of affiliate offers.
Panthera – Panthera offers multiple different affiliate links for companies. You can earn funds by referring readers to sign up for specific email deals or other offers.
Share A Sale – Has a ton of affiliate offers within their program. Many of the affiliate programs offer bonuses on a monthly basis for sharing their content. A few to check out include:
- StudioPress Affiliate – offers 35% per sale
- WP Engine affiliate program – receive a minimum of $200 per referral!
- Business 2 Blogger – 30% per sale and also offers jobs for bloggers
- Snapily – 15% of sales on photo products
- Destinations In Florida Travel – $2.00 per lead
- Shutterfly – Commission on sales of photo products
- Mabel’s Labels – offers bonuses and commission on sales
- Stella & Dot – $100 referral bonus for new consultants, commission on sales
- Easy Canvas Prints – Commission on sales of Canvas Prints
Ad networks are a great way to earn a passive income with your blog. Once you have the networks set up and the ads added to your blog your work is pretty well done. When you get to the point that you are generating more traffic than the networks can fill it may be time to checking getting Google DFP set up. Google DFP allows you to rotate ad networks based on fill and rates.
Media.net offers sidebar and header ads for blogs.
Google Adsense is really easy to set up. Once you are with the program it is worth checking into having Google DFP set up to maximize your earnings
Ad Network Management
AdThrive is a company that will manage your ads for you. They have a minimum of 100,000 page views to sign up for their AdThrive Edge Program. I use AdThrive and absolutely love working with them.
21 Day SEO Challenge ~ This 21 day SEO challenge will help you not only understand SEO but make it work for your blog. I have done this challenge and learned so much I still go back and use it as a reference.
Blogging Concentrated is the best one day blogging program I have attended! I can’t even put into words how amazing this day session is. I came out of the session with pages and pages of notes and practical tips that have helped me reach my goals!
You can sign up for this great 30 day class and learn great tips and tools for being a better blogger BRING HOME THE BACON IN 31 DAYS OR LESS!
Blog Clarity Workshop – This program used to be coalled MomComm. It is a fantastic online blog course!
Blogging Concentrated Book Stack – Over $2000 worth of blogging books and info for only $27
Ahalogy allows you to schedule pins to Pinterest. You can request an invite on their sign up page and when they come out of beta they will be sending out emails.
iBlog magazine is a magazine focused solely on blogging. This magazine is filled with great resources for blogging!
Everything But the Posts: Tips, Advice, and Templates from a Blogger Who Has Been in Your Shoes is a great book of tips, tricks, templates and so much more to help with blogging!
Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community is written by Joy Cho. She is incredibly well respected in the blogging community.
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income This is one of the blogging all star books for income generation. Darren is considered a blogging genius when it comes to income generation and blogging successfully.
Mad Mimi is a great email system to send out daily emails and special update emails
Co-scheduler is an amazing tool that helps you schedule social media for your blog posts!