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Over 50+ Networks to Join For Paid Blogging Opportunities + Tips For Monetization

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Article By: Jonnie Davis

Did you know some bloggers make a 6 figure income all from running their blog? Blogging is not only lucrative, but it can be a fun way to share what you know all while connecting with other people. Blogging is how I make a living and it is one of the best decisions I could have made. I earn over $3,000 a month from my blog. You can learn how to create your own blog here with my easy-to-use tutorial. You can start your blog for as low as $3.95 per month plus you get a free domain if you sign-up through my tutorial!

Blogging can be a fun and exciting hobby, but it can also be a great side hustle and a way to make a Passive Income. In today’s post, I share with you over 50+ networks to join for paid blogging opportunities. Whether you have just created your first blog or you have been blogging for a while you will someday want to monetize your blog and successfully cover your blogging expenses.

Luckily there are numerous ways to get paid blogging opportunities

 

This post may contain affiliate links to keep this blog running

Affiliate Programs

Affiliate marketing is when you promote a company’s service or product. You can promote a product through a unique text link or a banner. Each link is tracked via a unique link, so companies know when to pay you. Every time a reader clicks your link or banner and makes a purchase, you receive a small commission, and sometimes a compensation depending on the company. It is essential that you choose an affiliate partnership that is right for you and your audience. Below are some of my favorite affiliate programs and a good place to start if you are a new blogger.

Awin: A large affiliate network that partners you with a variety of brands worldwide. Many of their brands are well worldwide such as Hyatt, Etsy, and Nike. The best part about joining Awin is the opportunity to promote Etsy products.

ShareASale: A huge affiliate network where you can find thousands of merchants that work for any niche. Beauty, fashion, DIY, decor, travel, etc. It’s free to sign and then you get access to a ton of different affiliate programs.

Ultimate Bundles: These are resources for bloggers of all niches. They have bundles for blogging, crafts, homemaking, health, writing, and photography! The bundles sell once per year, and you make 40% commission on each sale that you make.

Amazon Affiliates: You can earn commission on any product on Amazon.

SiteGround:  Website hosting, $50 per sign-up and higher.

Ebates:  Money saving website, pays $5 per sign-up

Airbnb: I love staying in an Airbnb; They offer great alternatives to staying at a hotel or hostel. You can extend your readers $40 in travel credit.  After they book their first trip, you get $20 of travel credit The perfect travel niche affiliate program.

Tailwind:  A Pinterest scheduling tool, $0.50 per lead and 15% commission

SendOwl: Platform for hosting digital products, 20% recurring commission

Elegant Themes: WordPress themes for bloggers, 50% commission

Swagbucks: A survey website, pays $3 per lead (email sign-up)

Etsy: Online craft marketplace, 4% commission

Creative Market: Online marketplace selling digital goods, 10% commission

Influencer Marketing Networks

You can work with companies to write up sponsored post; you will then be compensated in some way to write the post. Reaching out to your favorite brands to get the opportunity to work with them is a great way to get a sponsored post. Or you can sign up for blogger networks that connect you to advertisers who want to work with bloggers and social media influencers. You usually won’t start working with brands until you get a good following. Until then you can work on making quality, and valuable blog post. Some blogger networks to join:

Advertisement Companies

This strategy is one of the easiest ways to make a profit from your blog. Placing Ads on your blog is my favorite type of monetization because once you add them, you don’t have to do anything else. You literally can make money while you are fast asleep! 

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DO’S & DON’TS For Monetizing Your Blog

– DON’T Break Your Readers’ Trust

This just means don’t sell out to make a quick buck. You may be tempted to write a blog post full of affiliate links, so you can make as much as possible. This is not the right way to start earning if you are pushing links on to your readers every post. It will be very transparent, and your readers may start not to trust what you recommend because it doesn’t feel genuine.  You will potentially be earning money from what someone buys during their session. So you want to make sure your recommendations are genuine. If you are recommending any old items for the sake of earning money, you may be responsible for someone spending money on a crappy product. A fun way to promote a product is to Show your readers how a product can benefit them by writing a “how-to” guide.

– DON’T Forget About Old Post

When I first started utilizing affiliate links I went back to your old blog post to see if there were any opportunities to place a link. There were a lot of places where I had talked about a product, so I was able to go back and insert a link to that product. If you are just starting out, there is a high chance you previously written a post that can be updated and monetized.

– DO Talk About What You Know

If you have a product you absolutely love, don’t be afraid to let your readers know why you love it. The best thing to do is to write a paragraph about your experience with the product, instead of just inserting a single link. Connect with readers by providing a personal experience with the company, or a photo of you using the product! This shows your readers that you actually know what you are talking about. Not only will it show them you previously purchased it, but that you actually use the item. When you write about your personal experience with the product you sound less like a commercial, but more like a friend who is just recommending a product to another friend because you yourself had such a good experience. You want your readers to trust you, not to pull away from you.

– DO Find Your Balance

The last thing you want to do is crowd your content with affiliate links. A blog post that has affiliate links in every sentence is very off-putting and distracting to your audience. Your audience will lose trust in your recommendations and lose interest in your content. It is only necessary to include one text link for each product or service that is mentioned. When you include too many affiliate links in your post you run the risk of getting flagged by search engines as spam, and you do not want this for obvious reasons. Before you decide to monetize your blog with affiliate links you should come up with a plan. Decide when, where, and how many affiliate links you will let yourself use. Always keep your audience in mind before your personal income when making this plan.

You will potentially be earning money from what someone buys during their session. So you want to make sure your recommendations are genuine. If you are recommending any old items for the sake of earning money, you may be responsible for someone spending money on a crappy product. A fun way to promote a product is to Show your readers how a product can benefit them by writing a “how-to” guide.

Interested in starting a blog, but don’t know how? Check out this beginners guide to starting your own blog.

How to start a profitable blog in three steps

What are your favorite companies to work with for blogging opportunities?

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35 Comments
  • Katrina Torrijos
    January 8, 2018

    I needed this post. I’m at a point in my blogging journey where I need to start thinking about monetizing, but my problem was that I had no idea where to look for opportunities. Your post really helped me out and I will be checking out all of your recommendations! Thank you!

    *Ps, found you via the BSB Fb group!

    -Katrina | https://www.hellayoung.com

    • blysee4
      January 9, 2018

      Glad we could help!

  • Sarina Kinnunen
    January 8, 2018

    Such a great list of Networks! I’m new to the affiliate marketing and haven’t done sponsored posts yet. But they are goals in my future!! 🙂 Thanks for the advice!

  • Charlene
    January 8, 2018

    Some great tips here, I definately want to start working some affiliate links in and this is a big help!

  • Erin
    January 9, 2018

    awesome post! I’m definitely going to bookmark this post for later!

  • tabitha
    January 10, 2018

    I have seen many of these affiliate places and some I use as well, but I am glad to see the different sponsored networks as well. I only wish that it wasn’t so hard to get a sponsored post approved. Regardless, thanks for the list and my newest bookmark.

  • Kaitlyn
    January 10, 2018

    What an extensive list. Thank you! I’ve been scrounging for alternate ways to monetize lately and this list is hugely helpful. 🙂

  • Imogen @ I'M HIRED
    January 11, 2018

    Great list, as a new blogger this is so useful. It can be so overwhelming to know what to do, where to go so this is now my go to list.

  • Chantal
    January 11, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I already had a little bit of an overview beforehand but you just showed me a few more options 🙂

  • Emma
    January 12, 2018

    Thanks for the informative post!

  • addicted2books
    January 12, 2018

    Wow, you have so many links I’ll be working on my blog for awhile. Thanks!!

  • Liz
    January 12, 2018

    Very helpful list! There are a few options in your list that I haven’t heard of before, so I’ll have to check them out 🙂

  • Lorena
    January 12, 2018

    Thank you for this extensive list. Will come back to it often to make sure I’m covering all the possibilities.

  • Tonya
    January 16, 2018

    I just got started, so this was great insight into next steps!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂
    P.S your blog layout is beautiful xx

  • Mishael @ Why Wellness Now
    January 18, 2018

    I love this list. I’m going to look into Project Wonderful soon. Also, thanks for the tips. Some great reminders there!

  • amy
    January 21, 2018

    I’ve just started putting in Related Posts to my new blog posts. I’m hoping to see a boost in old posts from this concept. Thanks!!

  • Erin
    January 21, 2018

    This is a great list. I can’t wait to look into these companies. I think as bloggers for anyone running a store online, this will be an essential lint.

  • Rawlings
    January 22, 2018

    Great list of affiliate marketing to pick from. With time, will work on them and pick one. Thanks for the insightful post too.

    https://rawlingsunday.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/9-reasons-you-need-to-budget-your-money/

  • Christine Turner
    January 24, 2018

    Thank you for this post!

    • blysee4
      January 25, 2018

      No problem!

  • Marla
    February 4, 2018

    Hi,
    This article is very helpful and I will be saving bookmarking it for to refer to in the future. I make money on paid guest and sponsored post. For me it is the only thing that has worked that actually gave me an small income. I would like to know what companies you think are best for sponsored or guest post?
    Have you ever had a company that did not paid you and what did you do if that has ever happened to you?
    Thanks for sharing all this great information.
    I am visiting from FB Promotion Blogger visit link for link.
    Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

    • blysee4
      February 7, 2018

      I really recommend Linqia! I have not had that happened to me hopefully it will not happen!

  • Kat
    March 16, 2018

    This is a really great list! Thanks for writing this 🙂

  • Samantha M
    April 15, 2018

    So happy to have read this post! I love all of the recommendations and links directly to the sites/resources. Thank you!

  • genny
    April 15, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this. I did not know about some and I am already added them to my list

  • Bree
    April 15, 2018

    Really enjoyed reading this since I’m in the process of trying to figure out how I can monetize my blog! I loved how you said to keep your readers trust…that’s one of the most important things to me!

  • Carley
    April 15, 2018

    Such fabulous tips (especially #2) and so many great resources. Thank you for sharing these nuggets of wisdom!

  • Sarah
    April 16, 2018

    I love this post and the advice. Thank you. I needed this.

  • Hannah
    April 19, 2018

    I love this, really helpful!

  • Ashley Greenwood
    April 19, 2018

    Thank you so much for putting this list together! As someone new to blogging with an interest in content creating this is a wonderful start to my research.

  • Rose
    April 22, 2018

    Great tips and reminders. Thank you for the post.

  • Josh
    May 3, 2018

    What a great post! I found this thru a Facebook group and it’s so comprehensive. I love everything about it. I’m still a relatively new blogger and I appreciate the sharing of info. Hope you don’t mind if I share it.

  • Jen
    May 3, 2018

    Hi! Thank you for the advice! I am just beginning to use affiliate links in my posts. I love how you mentioned taking a photo of yourself using the product, that is an idea I hadn’t thought of! I will do that!

  • Cherryl Ehlenburg
    May 3, 2018

    Thank you for this post! I have been thinking about starting to do some sponsored posts, and this will be very helpful for me!

  • Heidi
    May 4, 2018

    Thank you for this post! Helpful for all us new Bloggers 🙂

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