Talking Taboo: How Much Do You Make With Your Blog

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Last week, I mentioned some of my goals for my blog in 2012. I want to continue to grow, and profit, from my words – both here on my blog and through my freelance work. I also want to stop using so many !exclamation points!, but that isn’t what this post is about! What this post is about is how mum everybody stays when it comes to talking about money and blogging. Sure, we all have a tribe and are probably pretty open with a few select people about what we charge for advertising space, sponsored posts, etc. But why do we keep it a secret?

Last week, while wasting time networking on Twitter, I asked a question that sparked a huge conversation about what we as bloggers charge. I was recently sent an email by someone who wanted me to know what I charged for text links in (a) a post that I had already written and (b) in a sponsored post. I’ve written sponsored posts and so I knew what I charge for that (it depends on word minimums and other factors for me…others have different criteria for what they charge). But to just stick a text link into an existing post? I had no idea. Is it a one-time charge, a monthly charge to keep it there or an annual charge? Again, no idea…so I went to Twitter. And guess what? I got responses that included one-time charges, monthly and annual charges that varied from $5-$50 one-time charges to monthly charges from $10 and up. It was all over the map.

What I found so intriguing about this conversation…that we were having publicly on Twitter…was how open everybody was about what they charged. About how they also said that they usually started high in what they expected, but were willing to come to a happy medium on pricing if it meant they’d make a few bucks and help a client. This also sparked other questions: what do you charge for a sponsored post? Do you let others who are willing to pay you for the opportunity guest post? If you have a PR rep or client who you work with regularly, do you ever do anything for free? And of course the question, why don’t we talk about this more openly?

And I think part of the reason we don’t is because we don’t know if what we are charging is high, low, or reasonable. From this conversation on Twitter I learned a couple of things – I could make a decent amount of money by selling text links and I am selling myself short…I don’t charge enough for what I’m selling.

I’d love to start a conversation about this – would you join in? Would you be willing to share your rates with other people that are also willing to share? Would you be willing to share media kits – or better yet – critique media kits? Hell, if we’re gonna critique, would you be willing to critique someone else’s blog…sharing the things you like or think can be improved upon…and also have your blog critiqued? Share what you’ve learned since you started blogging? Would you want to ask questions of others and have them answered in an open, honest environment? Yep, I know you can find this information elsewhere but I know it’s hard to come across sometimes, especially for bloggers like me who are not “new” bloggers” but also not “old” bloggers either.

What do you think? Let’s talk!

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  1. I am not an old or a new blogger either, but I am finally trying to navigate the blogging for money/looking for freelance work, and I find the whole thing intimidating.

    I’d love to be part of the conversation, though I feel like I would be “taking” more than “giving” in this particular subject.

    • More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

      • Thanks Natalie :) Should anyone want to pay me to do something, I am sure I’ll have questions! I think a series of posts would be well received.

  2. Heck, I’m still trying to get readers let alone sponsors. (LoL) Ready to give up. (LoL)
    Cindi recently posted..To A New Year!My Profile

    • Don’t give up! Check out my post on Blog Tips for Newbies…it’ll probably help you a lot! And I’m always around if you have questions/need help :)
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  3. I wish I could join this conversation, but my blog doesn’t have enough interest for advertising quite yet. That’s my goal for 2012.
    However, I sell advertising for a site that I contribute to. I have sold a few monthly spots to popular orange county attractions and a text link (on the sidebar). I sold the text link for $150 for 6 months. Easy money I say.
    I’m looking forward to reading what others have to say!
    Desiree Eaglin recently posted..10 things I Hate about you…an ode to Mr. EaglinMy Profile

    • Easy money a lot of people say!

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  4. Love that you are doing this post – I would love critique on my blog and from a visual standpoint, am happy to help others. (tech, not so much lol)
    Every time I have been approached by someone to advertise, I have taken a not right now angle. Did two reviews in December for NorthStar just cause I knew the guys and think they are awesome …
    Guess I won’t be such a ‘giver’ on this track, but look forward to hearing the ifs, buts and whys from the one’s that go before me !
    By Word of Mouth Musings recently posted..New Year at The Homeschool LoungeMy Profile

    • I love the idea of critiquing each others’ blogs. I need to see how many others are interested in doing it too…

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  5. I’m really weird about advertising I guess. I don’t ask for money when I do a review, I see receiving the product to review as compensation and feel strange asking for something additional. I charge for advertising on my other site, but it’s not really up there yet. Interested to see what everyone else says.
    Amanda recently posted..Checking out the RexiesMy Profile

    • I know what you mean about reviews, Amanda. I’ve done so many for just the product. But here’s the thing: if I know I can get $100+ to write a sponsored post about a brand and/or product, why would I write a post for nothing except a $10 product? Do you know what I mean? That’s another reason I decided to write this post – I feel like I’m screwing myself on writing product reviews for free…

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  6. My blog is still a wee one, only a month old – but I am trying to learn as quickly as possible: (a) how to generate interest in my blog (b) the how-to’s of selling advertising space (c) the forms that advertising comes in (d) ethical considerations in being paid for blogging
    I think this is a brilliant subject!! I may not be the best at providing info – but I could certainly ask some questions. Would that be helpful??
    Jamie Rene recently posted..More Spam Love…it’s been DAYS, I was becoming melancholy…My Profile

    • I love your questions and stay tuned because there’s more to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have any other specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  7. Good for you Natalie! I am so glad you are being so open about this topic. I think I have learned through some serious trial and mega error. I did lots of things wrong and am finding my footing now on what I am willing to give up a corner of my blog for.

    I now consider if the advertiser, sponsor, whatever is really a “fit” for me. I used to literally take anything because I was so stinking excited to be offered money. Then as that progressed I decided to pull back, become a bit more selective of who I was getting into bed with, if you will. I tend to agree I throw out pretty high numbers to random requests, some have said, sure and some I have never heard back from. That is the litmus test for me.

    I have charged up to $180 for a text link for 12 months. I’ve been paid $50 for a ad spot for 1 month. I’ve been paid an average of $30 per sponsored post. I hope those numbers help you guys. Can’t wait to see the rest of the conversation unfold.
    Christina recently posted..I hemmed, I hawed, but I will Be EnoughMy Profile

    • Thank you for openly sharing your info…I’m actually thinking of putting my media kit and numbers out there for all to see since I think we should all be able to learn from each other. Problem is, I think I’m selling myself short!

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  8. I still am working on this side, so I’d LOVE to be in the conversation.
    Mrs. Wonder recently posted..FocusMy Profile

    • Yeah, I think we all get to a point where we want to know how to do it, but don’t know where to start.

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  9. I’ve been blogging for nearly 6 years now, and I’m only just now starting to explore monetizing, so like Angela, I’m taking more than I’m giving at this point, but i’m glad to see the topic being discussed.
    Cameron recently posted..The Italian from the Yankee ClipperMy Profile

    • Actually, I love that you’d be taking 😉 I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  10. I would so totally join this conversation. I’ve recently begun doing linked text posts, and was quite surprised at what I could make. I would love to know exactly what everyone is making. Anyway, this is a great GREAT post, so informative, count me into whatever you are planning!

    • Yay! Glad to hear you are in. I’m new to the text link deal, so I’m actually very interested in learning more about it.

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  11. I’m jealous of all of you who make money with your blog. I wish I knew how!
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    • Well stay tuned!I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  12. I love this post a) because I think it’s important to talk about money – after all, our content and time is WORTH payment! and b) because I am obsessed with Tea clothing.

    Thanks for starting this convo, Natalie!
    Amelia (Eating Made Easy) recently posted..Make a Resolution That Lasts!My Profile

    • I LOVE Tea!! 😉

      I’ll keep you posted…I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  13. Honestly, I hate the idea of blogging for pay. You can always tell the ones that do and they are typically the most boring, unoriginal blogs out there with nothing to say but 1,000 reviews for Butt Paste. I like people who write/photograph because they have to, because it’s in their blood, because they have something to say, not because someone is paying them $10. Lame.

    • I understand where you are coming from, and I agree on some level. This past year I found myself doing a ton of reviews just for the free stuff. People missed my writing about the all of the trouble the twins and E get into!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  14. I don’t even know what a text link is.
    Yikes.

    I just totally revealed the depths of my ignorance.

    Still, good for you for diving into this topic.

    I love that you’re not afraid to put yourself out there, Natalie.
    (Or if you are afraid, you do it anyway.)

    I hope you get great/thorough feedback.
    You know. From people who know what text links are. 😉
    julie gardner recently posted..Today call me presentMy Profile

    • I know what a text link is, but I had no idea how much money you could make! As you’ll see in some of the other comments below, a lot of people don’t like text links — it’s a conversation worth having for sure.

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  15. What I think the problem is is that us mom bloggers are selling ourselves short. Some more than others which ruins it for everyone.
    I was approached by a company before Christmas to host a giveaway but when they told me that there was no compensation nor a free product for my services, I turned them down.
    I was so furious when I found that other fellow bloggers took part in it…for FREE?!!
    Our time, our words, our networking is so valuable…we should be paid.
    I will say that most of my sponsor posts range from 25 to upwards of 75 USD.
    Some posts I receive a product or gift card in exchange.
    Text links range from 15 to 20.
    Kimberly recently posted..TransformationsMy Profile

    • Thanks for sharing your numbers…we all appreciate it.

      And I TOTALLY agree we sell ourselves short, which is exactly why this year I’m going to be MUCH more selective with what I’m “pimping out” on my blog 😉

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  16. Um, I’m late to this, but I used to think it would be great to make money blogging then I realized my blog is too personal, screw the money if I don’t ever make any. Plus, I hardly have the time to get really serious. Anyway, I would still love to join conversations and I love getting and giving feedback.
    Tayarra recently posted..One Unexpected Kick Ass DayMy Profile

    • The critiques will be awesome and I also look forward to them!

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  17. Major props to you for talking about this.

    I get $500 a word.

    Haaaa! Kiddin obvs.

  18. I’ve been blogging for almost five years and last year I focused on trying to make money.

    I hated it.

    This year I do almost no montenizing. I do a sponsored post every now and then through BlogHer (I am with their ad network and their book review program) and any other “sponsored” stuff I put on my “sponsor” subdomain.

    I have a good relationship with my “wine guy” and I review the stuff he sends me. That is my only payment there. And I did some stuff with Tiny Prints around Christmas and got lots of free product through them.

    Other than that, I don’t do much. If it’s not a product I want, I don’t want to write about it either and I figure my readers don’t want to read about it.

    And I don’t do paid text links. Something about them seems sneaky. Especially putting them in past posts. I don’t get the appeal of that. Yeah, I could get a quick $50 and probably no one would notice, but that seems underhanded somehow.

    I don’t know. That is just me.

    I would love to get paid to WRITE. Not on my blog, but FOR a publication or as a part of a contributing blog or review blog or something.

    I don’t want to find ways to make “fast money”.
    Katie recently posted..from tots to teensMy Profile

    • I’d rather make money writing too. I have a journalism background, and I hate feeling my degree is being wasted.
      Mrs. Wonder recently posted..Slaters 50/50 in Huntington BeachMy Profile

      • yup, my background (and obviously currently) is a Masters in English and Writing. I want to write…not just put my blog out there for money. That is not my style. Doesn’t bother me that others do it…it’s just not me.
        Katie recently posted..from tots to teensMy Profile

    • oh…and I would love to be part of the conversation on why I DON’T like to montenize too much. Let me know if you need me for anything!
      Katie recently posted..from tots to teensMy Profile

      • You know, I’d be interested in this too! There’s so much talk in the blogosphere about monetizing that I feel those of us who aren’t really as into it can only stand back and nod along and try to act like we are. I honestly thought I was the only one who felt this way and it’s refreshing to see that I’m not. It makes me wonder how many others feel the same way. Like you said, Katie, maybe that’s another conversation that needs to be had.
        Kristin @ What She Said recently posted..Dear 2012: I’d Like a Do-Over, PleaseMy Profile

    • This is me EXACTLY. And I just said as much in my response to Gigi’s comment below. I’d love to know what are some reasonable and legitimate expectations to be paid to write for a publication or network in a freelance capacity.
      Kristin @ What She Said recently posted..Dear 2012: I’d Like a Do-Over, PleaseMy Profile

    • I used to feel that way about text links, but I’m on the fence about them now.
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

    • I want what Katie wants. My dream is to get paid for MY writing, not for product writing. I put some effort into monetizing last year and I’m not sure the time was even worth it. the return tends to be small and the ads just cluttered my blog. For me, if I do product work I would like it to be a separate part of my social media career.
      All that said, I would love to see some good examples of media kits or discussion on what should be included and rates based on readership/following.

  19. I would be happy to be part of the conversation. While i am also not a ‘new’ blogger and not an ‘old’ one – i just passed my 2nd year and have experience with ad space, text ads (& why i wont take them), sponsored posts, sponsored trips, and more. It certainly a topic that can be hard to find info on — let me know what you’re planning or if anyone has any specific questions i can help with :) Im never hard to find
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  20. I find all of this fascinating. My little blog has been around for a while but I nevere thought about any of this until recently. I’m kind of in the same boat of needing to build readership before I monetize and then deciding what ads would be appropriate for my blog. I do the Blogher ads, but that’s about it. I would be interested to see what a small blogger like me would charge for ad space…
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    • Great – stand by – more to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  21. Great topic, Natalie.

    I’m happy to share anything that anybody wants to know…I never, ever do text links and am surprised at how many of your commenters have sold text links – I always refuse them because I don’t know, it just feels icky to me. But I don’t begrudge those that do.

    Sponsored posts are generally $50 to $100. On products I really like or want or that are value to me (and that’s different for everyone), I’ll take the product as payment.

    I’ve charged $40 for a month of ad space and discounts for multiple months. But I honestly don’t get a lot of ad requests – never have – and don’t seek them out simply because I don’t like a ton of clutter on my blog. I prefer to write the occasional sponsored post in a creative way that feels as little like a paid post as possible.

    Happy to share any other info with bloggers that may just be getting started. I think the thresholds of what people will take as compensation or do for payment has to be an individual litmus test, and it will also change over time as a blog grows and you define your goals more clearly.
    gigi recently posted..Devil’s Food Cake with Peppermint FrostingMy Profile

    • This is a super helpful response, Gigi. I often don’t seek out sponsored posts for the same reason you said – because I don’t want them to sound like sponsored posts. I’d prefer to write the occasional sponsored post in a creative way using as much of my own “voice” as possible, but the fact is, such opportunities don’t seem to come along very often. And like you, I’m not really interested in running ads because I don’t like clutter.

      So, that leave freelance gigs – and honestly, I’d love to learn more about reasonable and expectations for being paid to write for someone else. After all, I don’t want to sacrifice my own blog baby to go spin my wheels for pennies writing for someone else.
      Kristin @ What She Said recently posted..Dear 2012: I’d Like a Do-Over, PleaseMy Profile

    • You rock…thanks for sharing all of this, it’s so important!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  22. From one Natalie to another… 😉

    Thanks for this post! I don’t make money on my blog yet. I’m not sure how I feel about making money with straight posting. I think my goal is to let my blog be a way to lead to making money another way- we’ll see. I’m still pretty new to the world of blogging, but I appreciate your openness about talking about money and will be following the thread! I’ve also added you to my reader! Happy Friday! I also just dropped a load of cash @ Tea- whoops!
    Natalie recently posted..DIY: IKEA Chair Makeover, Part IMy Profile

    • I LOVE Tea!! I need to hit up the sale before it ends 😉

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas (I will be addressing how to get freelance work) that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  23. Rookie blogger here! I have found bloggers to be open and supportive and helpful BUT money seems to be top secret? I’m still in the “blogging to blog” crew but trying to research my options has felt like a puppy chasing it’s tail! ( I clearly need to work on my “!!!” too!)
    Thanks for opening the floodgates.
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

    • I know…when it comes to money, nobody wants to share! I’m glad that so many of us want to share our numbers with each other…how else will we know if we are charging too much or too little?

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  24. I echo what Angela said completely. Every word.

    I’ll also add that every aspect of monetizing leaves me feeling completely overwhelmed and intimidated, so I’d definitely be interested in taking part in an open discussion about it. But while I also feel like I would be “taking” more than I’d be “giving” at first, I’d certainly be willing to pay it forward when the opportunity inevitably arose.
    Kristin @ What She Said recently posted..Dear 2012: I’d Like a Do-Over, PleaseMy Profile

    • More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!

      And I’m emailing you in a bit — I need your help!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  25. I’m trying to navigate all this stuff too. A few months ago I had a company approach me about doing a product review. They would of course supply the product, I’d try it and write my post. In the email, the guy asked me to let him know if I required any further compensation. Funny thing, I too went to Twitter and asked how I should answer that. The few answers I got were vague. I decided to ask for just $25. I never heard from them again.

    Was this a company who wanted to take advantage of my blog? That’s certainly the impression they left me with. And that doesn’t feel very good.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..TGIF: Happy Hobbies EditionMy Profile

    • I am just realizing that I should probably charge for reviews…I never do, I just take the free product. But I mentioned to another commenter, if I know I can get $100+ to write a sponsored post about a brand and/or product, why would I write a post for nothing except a $10 product? Do you know what I mean?

      More to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  26. I definitely am interested in discussing it. I haven’t monetized my blog yet, but I’m considering doing so this year.
    NotJustAnotherJennifer recently posted..Baby Bullets: 6th EditionMy Profile

    • Cool – sit tight….more to come soon! I am thinking about how to best get responses to everybody and I’m thinking a series of posts or something…if you have specific questions or specific areas that you’d like addressed, please email me!
      Natalie recently posted..1:49 AMMy Profile

  27. This is a really great discussion. I’ve got nothing to contribute (because monetizing hasn’t been a focus), but I can’t wait to read what everybody says!
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  28. I think it’s pretty common for people to not talk about their individual income, but usually you can get round-about figures. When I first thought about ads, I had to search so much to find anything about how to charge people. And for sponsored posts it was even harder.
    Now I’m in an ad network mostly because I’m lazy (since if I sold ad space I could charge more although the sponsored post opportunities are good).
    Text links can be bad news because if you have a lot of spammy type of links out of your blog, you’ll lose your Google page ranking in the next go-around so tread with care.
    I’m thinking about selling ads again but I’m unsure what to charge since my pageviews can vary and the formula suggested is based on pageviews.
    I’m also happy to share what I do and know with anyone who asks.
    Alex@LateEnough recently posted..One. Two. Three Eyebrows. Oops.My Profile

  29. Id definitely be interested in blog critiques and learning how to monetize my blog! I did one giveaway last year and I did it for free. I wish I had stuck to my guns and said no. I definitely feel like I sold myself too short, but I was just so excited for my first giveaway.

  30. Yep, count me in. The stuff I do is generally through a network rather than working with a brand so there are set rates, but I’d be happy to talk about how this works and share what I do.
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  31. I love this post!! I’m surprised that nobody appears to have actually left you a link to their media kit. Here’s mine, if you care to take a peek: http://www.somedayilllearn.com/pr-advertise-media/. I’m very open about my pricing: $75 for sponsored posts (including reviews/giveaways – I do make the occasional exception if my editorial calendar is light and I have a great relationship with the PR rep), $30-$60/mo for sidebar spots depending on size, and $500 for in-depth brand ambassadorship for a month.
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  32. I am late to the party but I love this topic. When starting out, I tried contacting others to see what I should and shouldn’t charge. No one seemed to “share” this info. I love helping others when I can. I think we can all learn from each other. I’ve done ads {no text links}, sponsored posts, sponsored trips/events, ambassadorships, panel for twitter parties, etc. For sponsored posts I’ve gotten anything from $50 – $150 & ads $40/$50 month. I think the key is be creative, pitch brands with new ideas. They want out of the box ideas! I’d love to help/share any more info, let me know.
    Tina @ Life Without Pink recently posted..OmegaWater – Keeping Me Healthy in 2012My Profile

  33. I can’t believe I missed this post! I’m usually pretty open about this stuff, especially if a newer blogger contacts me and needs help or information.

    The one thing I’ve learned is, if the price isn’t already set by the client, I ask them what their budget is. That way I’m not underbidding or overbidding. I get a clear idea of what they can afford for advertising and we go from there, working together to find a way that satisfies both of us.

    Looking forward to hearing what others have to say!
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  34. Thanks for this and the comments from you and others have been helpful too. I clicked on this from you link in the companion post you made a few days ago. I had a blog a couple of years ago but I didn’t do much with it. I’m getting back into it and I don’t even know where to start on doing sponsored reviews, advertising, etc., so I’m anxious to follow along with the upcoming blog-hop this week.

  35. I would love to be critiqued! I feel like I’ve been writing in a bubble for a while now, and am not sure what my next step really is. There seems to be so much to learn along the way, and navigating through it feels a bit intimidating.

    Thanks so much for posting this info on blogging. I came across it at exactly the right time! I’m so glad you linked up with so much great info.
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  2. […] 2012 By mommyofamonster 19 Comments TweetAt 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 […]

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