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How Do You Monetize Your Blog?

I have been researching ways to my blogs and trying to decide on which methods to use and the best timetable to apply for them, and I would like advice from those of you who have experience making money from a or website. How do you currently make money from your blog? If more than one option applies, please vote for the one that earns you the most money. So what works or doesn't work for you? What would you recommend or not recommend? My main blog is pretty well established, well over a year old, and has a good amount of content. The other two are still fairly new. Do you have any suggestions about what methods to apply for and when? **** (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved. #FOPP #Adsense #Chitika #Amazon


2 votes / 33% 2 votes / 33 %


0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Adsense and Chitika

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Other advertising

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Amazon affiliate

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Other affiliate

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Combination of ads and affiliate links

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Some other method or combination

1 votes / 16% 1 votes / 16 %

I sell my own products ebooks, crafts, etc. directly or through a another website

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I dont have a monetized blog

3 votes / 50% 3 votes / 50 %
This poll has received 6 vote(s) so far.

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Kasman wrote on October 9, 2014, 5:02 PM

I don't monetise my work anywhere. I'm not interested in that side of blogging. The sole exception to that is Bubble Ooze which was fun at first but is now a bit of a chore - I'm not writing there as much as I used to and most of my stuff there is quite banal and done with little effort. Don't ask me why I'm still there. Habit, I suppose - and I do still get paid.

Feisty56 wrote on October 9, 2014, 9:51 PM

I honestly don't have a blog.

bestwriter wrote on October 9, 2014, 11:45 PM

If you are getting paid go ahead and post as many of us are not getting paid nor have their deleted the accounts.

paigea wrote on October 9, 2014, 11:48 PM

I don't have any sort of blog. I don't think I'll ever do that.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 10, 2014, 2:26 AM

I'm not writing as much either, and no, it's not anywhere near as much fun. Too many of my favorite people to interact with are missing in action, and I can't blame them. I do still get paid, too ... eventually (I hope). I have to admit I'm concerned that might go away in the future, which is all the more reason to hurry up and replace that income.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 10, 2014, 2:40 AM

Feisty56 and paigea -

I love blogging, but I'm afraid I'm bad about letting my social blogging sites hog my time and priorities. The interaction here is a big plus, but I really l love the types of things I do on my blogs. I'm hoping once money starts coming in from them, it will prod me to post there more regularly. The blogs are much more in line with the big picture I have in mind for my online writing presence.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 12:52 AM

So far I don't know if any of my blogs are making money. I do have affiliate links for Amazon and Zazzle, and occasionally I link to one of my own products I have to ship. I just have not idea when I sell these items where the sales are coming from.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 12:56 AM

I've only posted twice there this week, yet I still make a dollar a day or more on the days I haven't posted. On HubPages I've only made 77 cents on one account and 1.47 on the other. I almost make that on Persona Paper.

Kasman wrote on October 11, 2014, 5:43 AM

I am having second thoughts about HubPages. Most of what I write is personal stuff and I don't think HubPages is the best place for it - even if I don't monetise anything I would still like to have people read what I write! I am considering Google's Blogspot - it seems more suited to my style of writing. Mind you, if &ellitecodex does eventually split the site into different sections as has been mentioned then PP may well turn out to be the place for all of my content!

Kasman wrote on October 11, 2014, 5:45 AM

Oops! That should of course have been elitecodex with one 'l'.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 12, 2014, 12:21 AM

Are Amazon and Zazzle doing well for you?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 12, 2014, 12:24 AM

You're like me--a blogger, not a marketer. I think you'll enjoy to freedom and creativity of Blogger. All three of my blogs are there. The only thing I miss there is the interaction of social blogging. It does get a little lonely when your readership is just numbers in your stats.

BarbRad wrote on October 12, 2014, 1:11 AM

Ii haven't looked lately. It's hard to tell where my Zazzle sales come from. They used to come mostly from Squidoo. Now those pages are gone. I did get another referral from my bookselling site, but I badly need to make an Amazon sale to keep my account there active. I really need to spend more time on my blogs to make that happen.

Kasman wrote on October 12, 2014, 10:27 AM

Hmmm - I didn't realise Blogspot wasn't a social site in the same way as PP. Maybe I will hang on and see what elitecodex comes up with for this site

PeggyWds wrote on December 31, 2014, 4:57 PM

I have been writing on HubPages for many years and until the last several months always made the monthly payout. Bubblews was a great site for making easy money until recently. I now have 4 outstanding payments and until they pay one or more, I am backing off of writing on that site. I am enjoying the tsu site but am a long way from getting a payment since I just joined it this month of December. I noticed your postings on tsu leading to this joined. Good to have alternative options!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 1, 2015, 12:56 AM

Excellent! We're glad to have you. I think you'll notice a lot of things here that you wish you'd see at Bubblews.