Lifting The Veil On Making Money In Blogging

At the very beginning of January, I wrote a post titled Talking Taboo: How Much Do You Make With Your Blog and the response to the post told me that this was a topic that bloggers wanted to talk about…a topic that needed to be addressed. Clearly I don’t have all the answers – I’m still trying to figure it out much like all of you are. But I figured that if I asked the right people, I might be able to get the answers to the questions that you had. So I talked with my fairy blogmother/business partner Gigi over at Kludgy Mom, and we decided to take this topic on.

Fortunately, when I reached out to some other friends, they were also interested in helping me lift the veil on making money in blogging. I was able to get together a group of bloggers who are willing to help share with you what they’ve learned about making money. We are going to be honest, open, and give you some general information on how YOU can monetize your blog.

Some of you might not want to monetize, and guess what? We’re going to talk about that, too.

We’ll be talking about freelancing, sponsored posts, ads, brand ambassadorships, product reviews, and more – and how much to charge for these things. We’ll be talking about media kits, how to pitch a brand, why people do and don’t monetize, and fears about monetizing.

We’ll be talking about all of these things starting next week on Thursday, February 16th. It’s going to be a blog hop that you won’t want to miss!

So whose blogs can you expect to visit?

Katie – Sluiter Nation

Devan – Accustomed Chaos

Tina – Life Without Pink

Debbie – The Truth About Motherhood

Kristin – What She Said

Alex – Late Enough

And of course Gigi and I will be joining in too!

If you left a question on my last post, we will be answering them, as well. If you have a question you’d like answered, please feel free to leave it in the comments section below!




  1. Im so excited for this!! I really would love to monetize my blog, but want to learn how to do it without losing the integrity of my blog. Jessica recently posted..Social Media Lovin'My Profile
  2. You guys are beyond brilliant! What a great idea. Mrs. Jen B recently posted..Wellness Wednesday: Dear FatMy Profile
  3. Looking forward to this!
  4. I haven't yet decided if I want to monetize my blog. I kind of do, but then I'm on the fence because I'd like it to be unintrusive. I don't want insane ads and 17 giveaways a week. I just want to make enough to tell my husband to stop bitching about the time I spend blogging lol. Bella recently posted..Exciting New Linkup! My Life In MusicMy Profile
  5. I am so glad you are doing this. It is sure to be a very interesting discussion. I have a couple of questions: How do you balance it all... your own blog and a freelance position without letting anything (either blog, your children and other responsibilities) suffer? Also, how do you write reviews or host giveaways on your personal blog without feeling or more importantly sounding like a chessy-marketing-sell out Looking forward to reading all the ladies' responses! Tonya recently posted..February 9, 2002My Profile
  6. FABULOUS idea! I can't wait to learn the secrets! Kerry Ann (aka vinobaby) recently posted..My words, My VoiceMy Profile
  7. Great idea! Can't wait to read all the posts. KeAnne recently posted..Building the ALI (Adoption/Loss/Infertility) CommunityMy Profile
  8. ehhh, most people have no idea on how to generate income online, or blogging for that matter. I think it's because people don't understand the actions and steps...they know the principles behind it, but can't implement them. It's also a lot harder than people let on. I think the readers here will benefit from my Guest Blogging Secrets, a new blog that talks all about how to exactly make money by blogging.
  9. Nathania Reign says:
    This is great! I am looking forward on Feb 16... I'l keep coming back to read more of your blogs. Nathania Reign recently posted..Meet Jane B, Our Biggest HCG Loser, Read one woman’s story of how she went for overweight and little self esteem, to feeling fabulous and looking great! Read her story now….My Profile
  10. This is a great topic and something I am interested in if I ever get it together enough to blog regularly :P Something I am VERY interested in learning more about is affiliate links. How to use them effectively. I think this would be a better fit for me (especially right now) but am really not sure how to use them in the best way possible. Stephanie recently posted..I am a guest…My Profile
  11. I'm super excited about this!!! I'm sure you all will have tons of wonderful information!!! Helene recently posted..Want to Know Wednesdays...Celebrating the Small VictoriesMy Profile
  12. Great topic--and a fab selection of women to speak about their experiences! Elena recently posted..Five (Nutritional) Weapns to Keep in Your ArsenalMy Profile
  13. Thank you for this . . . the monetizing aspect of blogging is something that has completely mystified me. Obviously, I wouldn't mind making a dollar or two from the blog, but I'm not sure that I'm willing to put the work into my blog to make it an actual source of income. Just, please, through all of this, please mention how you're handling taxes & reporting of income, because I'm guessing that's an oft-overlooked aspect of the money making. John recently posted..Where, sometimes, a smile is enoughMy Profile
  14. Have to second John about taxes and reporting! But I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself...if you're just in the thinking stages about wanting to make a profit with your blog, how do you suggest growing your readership to get to that point? And at what point (concerning amount of traffic to your site) can you realistically consider monetizing? Hope that makes sense! Elizabeth recently posted..Signs You Are a Mom #20My Profile
  15. Totally looking forward to this!
  16. yay! Totally can't wait. thanks for putting this together! Missy | The Literal Mom recently posted..Friday Public Service Announcement - a Rockin' Super FoodMy Profile
  17. This sounds like a wonderful series. I look forward to reading it. JDaniel4's Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday- Homemade Granola HeartMy Profile
  18. Nicole, Thanks so much for doing this! You guys rock! NotJustAnotherJennifer recently posted..Unemployment Isn't for the Faint of HeartMy Profile


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