20 Ways Bloggers Can Earn Money

Can blogging give you extra money? Yes definitely. It can also be a full-time job and can replace your day job BUT blogging takes time and hard work. I know, bloggers can completely understand what I am talking about. We love what we do, we love that we get to share our ideas, projects, thoughts, feelings and sometimes a peek into our personal lives. It may replace your day job, but success does not come overnight.   

Blogging involves creativity, hard work, dedication, connecting to your blogging community and a constant learning process. If you are thinking of ways to monetize your blog or planning on expanding your blog monetization, here are 20 winning ways bloggers can earn money.

I have also included a FREE AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT PRINTABLES, to help you keep track of your affiliates and also to help you with your logins.  I have also included a recommended blogging resource from a trusted blogger, Rosilind of A Little R&R and books I had read ( and had helped me tremendously).

 ---> Some of the links below are affiliate links, see full disclosure HERE

1. US Family Guide

Drive traffic to your blog, enjoy free activities and earn money through USFamilyGuide.com. Just complete the form, and once approved your blog will be included in their network and you'll receive a welcome email with all the information.

2. One2One Network

If you feel that you are influential on social media platforms ( facebook, twitter, google plus etc) and interested in working with brands in exchange for a product, incentive, and compensation, sign up!!

3. Link Vehicle

 Below are some of the many benefits of partnering with Link Vehicle.

- No fees, commitments, contracts, etc.
- Pick your own rates
- Complete editorial control(you also have the option of using our content to save you time)
- Accepting or rejecting every brand that is sent to you

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4.Mom it Forward 
Get exclusive invitation to blogging events, make money by blogging by networking with other bloggers and brands. They have about 200 plus brands like Hasbro, Universal Studios Orlando , Chick Fil A, PBS Kids, Aveda and more.

5.Ultimate Bundles

This such an awesome way for bloggers to earn money. You basically just sell  Ebook Bundles. They are not just bundles, the topics they offer are really awesome and sell like hot cakes. You earn 40% of a sale. One of the most amazing thing that you will experience when you become an affiliate is that it is a community, you will LEARN a lot. From marketing strategies to learning from other bloggers. They will train you! They just won't leave you on your own. Join HERE.

6. Tap Influence
TapInfluence enables content creators/bloggers to earn revenue by working with brands in their marketplace. You will be able to make a TapInfluence media-kit that will showcase your content and helps brands to select you for revenue opportunities. Sign up and start to monetize your blog.

7. Sworn

By joining the Svorn Ad Exchange you gain access to:  Premium advertisers , Top-performing display, mobile, and video ad units and Personalized Publisher Services Team. They provide tools and services that help them to better understand, grow, and engage their readers in addition to site monetization through programmatic advertising. 

8. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a real deal for earning real rewards through online activities you already do every day. At home or on the go, you can conveniently earn Swag Bucks when you: Shop your favorite stores, Search the web, Answer surveys; Discover great deals; Watch videos; or Play games.

What's in it for you ? Your Swag Bucks can be redeemed easily for cash or gift cards to your favorite stores.  Aside from these you can also earn swagbucks by referring friends or you can also display a banner on your sidebar.

9. Ebates 

Like Swagbucks, this is easy money. You can earn money by displaying a banner on your sidebar, you get money for every signup. Refer 3 friends, you can earn $75.

10. Groupon  

By signing up with Groupon Affiliate Program you earn money by offering local deals to your readers, followers and also with your family and friends. You get 10 % commission on Groupon and item purchases.  They offer a wide range of dynamic links and banners.

11. Socialix 

This an affiliate network, they have an easy to use dashboard and offers a lot of ways to monetize your blog. They connect mom bloggers with awesome brands.

12. Share A Sale 

Share A Sale is an affiliate marketing network. My favorite way to earn easy money.  You get a certain percentage of sales ( different with every merchant) and occasionally when you sign up you will get an opportunity to write for a paid blog post. They have thousands of famous brands!
( See my post on Visible Interest).

I love that they made the sign up very easy and their dashboard is super easy to use. You can always get updated banners and links. Speaking of updates, they are efficient on new opportunities and new product offers by merchants. You will get paid on time and have around 3900 plus (still counting) merchants so there will always be a merchant for your niche.

13. Coupons.com Brandcaster 

Brandcaster offers a lot of ways to monetize the traffic on your blog.  Signing up is so easy! You have a blog or a website? You are in. You can earn money by making a coupon gallery, widgets, coupon links.
14. PicMonkey 

I haven't heard any blogger that does not know PicMonkey. Just in case you don't know what PicMonkey is --> Picmonkey is an online photo editor that does basic editing all the way to advanced stuff like cloning, touch up and eye-gasmic effects. Who uses PicMonkey?   Photo enthusiasts and professionals, small business owners, educators, crafters, lifestyle dynamos, and bloggers.

 Why join PicMonkey ?
  • 50% commission for initial purchase — yes!
  • Plus with every renewal, you get a hot 25% commission for the first year.
  • A generous 90-day cookie means that if someone purchases three months later, you still get cre
  • They constantly adding new features, tools, and content so there’s lots of stuff to get your readers jazzed about. 
  • PicMonkey Royale’s pricing options ($4.99 a month or $33 a year) make it a no-brainer for inspired readers to take the plunge, and you accrue more volume in commissions! 
PicMonkey has teamed up with Share A Sale, if you already have a Share A Sale account, just log in and join PicMonkey's affiliate program. If not, sign up HERE.  It is easy!

15. Bloggy Moms

Bloggy Moms is not just a network but a community too. It connects social media influencers with brands. This is a community of women in social media dedicated to sharing their knowledge and support with their peers. If you have an established social media presence, sign up! They will pair you with sponsors, reviews and complimentary opportunities.

16.  Mother's Lounge

You can make money with Mother's Lounge in 3 ways:
  • You can be a wholesaler and sell their products.
  • You can do a drop ship, where you sell the items and they will ship it for you.
  • You can promote their items online, in your blog and get paid for it. 
                  --> See my post here on : FREE STUFF FOR NEW AND EXPECTING MOMS

17. Amazon Affiliate- This is one of the most famous ways to monetize your blog. By signing up to be an affiliate, you get to advertise millions of products on your site and earn a commission. I think Amazon has everything under the sun. You get 10% advertising fees.  Amazon has a new program called NEW BOUNTY PROGRAM where you get advertising fees when visitors try and/or sign-up for valuable services and programs.

18. Google Adsense - By far the easiest way to monetize your blog.  This is a simple way for you to earn money by displaying targeting google ads.

Need more convincing? Read  "How I (More Than ) Doubled my Adsense Earnings in a Month" by Save to Splurge.

19. Izea -  Izea connects bloggers and influencers to the worlds biggest brand. One of the easiest way to earn money too! If you are an Instagram influencer, have a large following on youtube or any other social media .. top big brands will pay you to create content for them. What I love about Izea is that you can negotiate your price. You can also pick and choose which brands or services will work for your specific niche! Even just by tweeting ( which most of us knows and loves to do)..you can get paid for that too! Sign up is FREE.

20. Flyby Promotions

Do you want to receive free books, movies or music CD's to review? Then, flyby promotions are right for you. They offer faith and family-based products for review in exchange for a blog post and promotion. They usually provide a copy for giveaways too! We all know that giveaways play a big role too for growing your followers. If you are interested, sign up for FREE. You know what I l love about Flyby? They are friendly and they do respond to you if you have any questions. Sometimes, it is indeed hard to communicate with some affiliates. It is either they do not reply or they do not read your inquiry at all.

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 Few reminders: Remember that with monetizing, comes tax paying. I advised that you do your research and start keeping track of all your blog related earnings and expenses. Always follow the FTC rules on posting about sponsored and paid blog post. Please be careful when you come across some website that may ask for payment. All of the ways mentioned above are free for you to join.


How about you? What other ways do you monetize your blog?


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  1. Thank you for sharing this list. Every little thing adds up, doesn't it? #HomeMattersParty

    1. Hi Charissa, definitely! A lot of hard work right? but worth it in the end. Thank you for stopping by..

  2. Thank you so much for this list! I didn't know about some of these websites so I can't wait to try them out!

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

    1. You are welcome! I appreciate you for stopping by..

  3. That is a good list of possibilities for earning, thanks for bringing them to the #HomeMattersParty

    1. Hi Kathleen, yes! Pleasure is mine , it takes time signing up for all of these but worth it.

  4. This looks like a very good list of resources. I'm pinning it to go over in more detail when I can.

    1. Exactly what I did Rose! We just can't sign up for everything without knowing if it is a good fit for our blog.. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday! I see a few new places I didn't know about, thanks. :)

    1. You're welcome! Love the Mommy Monday linky party..

  6. Wow, such a comprehensive overview of earning money while blogging! Thanks so much for sharing this, I will definitely be saving it for future reference!

  7. What a great list! I have signed up for some of these and have been meaning to check out a few more - thanks for all the options! Found from Link Party Palooza.

  8. This is a great list. I'm a newer blogger, so it's so helpful to have such a complete, detailed list all in one place! I can't wait to start checking them all out.

  9. This is a great resource! You mentioned a few that I hadn't known about. Saving this.

  10. Thanks for linking up at #WHoleHeartedWednesday today... its where I found you - I didn't know about several of these places - pinning it and saving for later as well.

  11. I've done a lot of research on this stuff so figured I would know pretty much everything on the list, but I was wrong!! Thanks for sharing this amazing resource!

  12. I tried Amazon but my affiliate account expired!

    Thanks for linking up at #bloggerspotlight

  13. I love the Usfamilyguide opportunities available for affiliates. I appreciate this list, it will come in handy. The Mom's Affiliate changed to Socialix recently.

  14. For those that make money off their blog this is very helpful. I'm not one of those but glad you shared on my party today for others to read.

  15. About 1/2 of these are new to me. Thanks for compiling the list!

  16. What a great list! I am always on the hunt for new ways to monetize my blog and there are quite a few sources on this list I've never heard of! Thanks for sharing!

  17. SwagBucks is a very recommended get-paid-to website.

  18. Get daily suggestions and instructions for making $1,000s per day FROM HOME totally FREE.

  19. Wow! Other than Amazon I didn't know about any of these! Pinned.


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