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How I Make Money Blogging

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I love it when people share how they make money blogging. There's all sorts of great tips and insider info in this post. She makes thousands every month!

I found another post in heavy need of updating!  Once you’ve read How to Start a Blog, then How to Grow a Blog, you probably finally want me to cough up how to make money blogging, right?  I originally wrote this post in December 2010 (hence the older comments as well as, hopefully, the newer ones to come *hint, hint*).  Take advantage of what I’ve learned over the last 6 years! The Beginning I started blogging with BFS on February 20th, 2010 (I started with Host Monster BUT DON’T – it was bad…I suggest Bluehost or Host Gator).  I had dreams that a whole group of yet-to-know-friends would talk with me about the wonderful subject of money…a subject that my poor husband was pretty tired of hearing about from me, lol.  When I found out that some blogs actually made money, I thought a few hundred a year would be fantastic since it would pay for itself. By just the end of that first month, I had a few commenters every day.  BFS felt like my special world.  I was hooked.  By the end of that March, I knew that blogging full time would be my dream job.  That’s when I … Read more

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – 1 Year Update

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I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers were letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 12 months since several of you have been dying for an update. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers As I mentioned in the 6 month update, Weird About Money and Contented Momma didn’t make it to the one year mark, but I do have a Contented Momma update…congrats on the baby and the new virtual assistant position!  Motivated Madison decided to move on to a new project about 6 months in, Planet Mads (good luck!).  That means 2 of the 5 bloggers that started are still active with their sites from a year ago, which is exactly how blogging is in general.  🙂 The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get started. Beginning Stats / Current Stats: Page Rank – 0 / 0 Moz Rank … Read more

Become a Product Tester for Free Swag

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The following is a staff writer post from Amanda L. Grossman at Frugal Confessions. She covers how to live a frugal decadent life where saving and living in the present are both held in high regard. Have you seen that commercial where a guy puts himself up for all kinds of medical testing and he turns from a normal college student to some sort of babbling, blue-skinned caveman? Don’t worry, you won’t find opportunities like that in this article. Medical test studies are not all bad; in fact, my friend completed a sleep study one weekend in college and earned $300 for doing so! But if you are not interested in medical studies (or in becoming a permanent member of the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas), then below are some legitimate, non-compromising, product testing opportunities for you. Product Testing Each of the following websites offers a huge variety of products for you to test. House Party: Did you ever wish you could host a party sponsored by somebody else? Well, this is not as glamorous as the post-Emmy’s parties, but it certainly is fun. Use this website to apply for a sponsored party. Current parties include Atkins, Bic Soleil, … Read more

You Can Make Extra Cash Online to Put Towards Fun

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The following is a staff writer post from Amanda L. Grossman at Frugal Confessions. She covers how to live a frugal decadent life where saving and living in the present are both held in high regard. My husband and I love to travel. It’s one of those priorities that will always be in our budget, because life is much sweeter for us with travel in it. For our honeymoon a few years ago we decided to go all out and plan an 11-day trip to Austria. Because we did not have the thousands of dollars to do so we set a goal in September 2009 to come up with $2500 towards the trip with money sourced from outside of our paychecks. By March 2010, we had accumulated $2100 from other sources, and $252 of this came from extra cash I earned online through surveys and research studies. It took time to produce this money, and we certainly did not get rich doing so. But without having to apply for a second job or leave my home, I was able to pull in pocket money towards our honeymoon. I wanted to share some promising companies for making a little extra cash … Read more

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – 6 Month Update

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I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers were letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 6 months since several of you have been dying for an update. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers Blogging isn’t for everyone and life can sometimes simply eat all spare time.  That is why not all blogs last.  With that in mind, two challengers, Weird About Money and Contented Momma, simply didn’t make it this far.  It really happens to about 90% of bloggers.  I wish them both the best! The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get started. Update: The Queen of England has nothing on me when it comes to an Annus Horribilis!  When I started my blog last July, I had plans to write daily and create all kinds of things for my readers.  For the next 6 months, between major surgeries, … Read more

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – Ten Week Update

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I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers are letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 10 weeks. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get started. Update: I have not been posting enough.  The month of September I wrote 3 blog posts, and it should have been much more.  I’ve seen a steady rise in traffic since I started the blog in July, and each month has shown an increase in unique visitors.  Those numbers could and should be much higher, and a new month brings a new resolve to “just write”.  I need to get serious with time managment, and start filling in my calender with blog post dates (in addition to what bill is due) – and just write. I have not been … Read more

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – Five Week Update

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I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers are letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 4-5 weeks. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers The new stats are following the slash mark behind the ones when they began.  They are based on the results from http://www.check-domains.com/website-analysis/website-analyzer.php. Weird About Money Weird About Money is owned by Brett. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Brett had not started blogging yet. Update: He still really hasn’t started blogging yet.  He created a site but didn’t get it going from there.  Sometimes you can really be excited to start something new but that can be overridden by the rest of life.  So good luck Brett!  I know you were getting really busy at work, so I hope that settles down soon! The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get … Read more