Us bloggers have these thoughts and sometimes we'll even externalise them into a blog post, a forum post or (even!) a 'real life' discussion. I decided to bring together a group of bloggers of different genres and experience together to understand what Australian Bloggers think as a community, of themselves and of others, their relationships with brands, PR's, blogger platforms and few other things... stay tuned each fortnight..!
Today's question is :
If you do make money from your blog, how do you make it? (even if it's an opportunity BECAUSE of your blog, not ON your blog)
Amanda, Not a ballerina [travel] [6years blogging]
Advertising - private and nuffnang, sponsored posts,product reviews for an admin fee, blogging for other websites, freelance writing for other websitesZoey, Good Goog [personal, parenting] [2 years blogging]
I don’t make any money from my blog at this stage. I have received a few products to review though.
Amy, MahliMoo [craft, parenting] [6 months blogging]
Nikki, Styling You [Fashion, beauty] [3 years blogging]
I make money via banner advertising, sponsored posts, sponsorships for events, client bookings, memberships, affiliate sales, social media workshop and speaking engagements.
I have just recently started to get a number of advertisement requests. I offer various banners on the blog itself and I also have ad slots in my monthly newsletter. For now this is modest income but income none the less.
I also make money through my actual gardening business. Many customers have told me my tips helped them feel confident in taking me on as a gardener. As such my gardening business has benefitted greatly from my blogging. I’ll also be releasing an ebook in the next few months.
James - Aussie Green Thumb [gardening] [6 months blogging]
Advertising and Sponsored posts. I also do Mathilda's market a couple of times a year and my blog has helped my craft business.Corrie - Retro Mummy [craft, family] [5 years blogging]
I don't make money off Chasing Cait, although because I write Chasing Cait, I have just secured a PAID (woo hoo!) job writing a fashion blog for a shopping centre (as part of me being their new shopping centre stylist, I write 1 fashion blog a week for them).
Caitlin - Chasing Cait [Fashion, Beauty] [9 months blogging]
My blog earnings have so far been through sponsored posts, side bar advertising and affiliate programs. I have also had a family trip to Hong Kong Disneyland sponsored and as a Kidspot Top 50 blogger finalist means that I've received a new Ford Territory to drive for a month - the winner receives a Ford Territory for a year, plus $5000, which is such a fabulous prize!
Melissa, One Crafty Mumma [craft,family] [5 years blogging]
So are you making money from blogging - either directly from your blog or because of your blog? Do you want to? Is a priority or a bonus?
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