If you started a blog to make money…good luck. You can do it, and can sometimes make enough to quit other jobs and live off the blogging income alone. But for most of us, blogging is at best a part-time job (and many don’t make any money at all — it can be a great and fulfilling hobby!).
When you decide to monetize your blog, you can expect to work very, very hard and since it often takes money to make money, you may have to invest in yourself before anyone else will (take a look at this post to see where my blogging budget goes). You’ll certainly want to have your media kit ready:
I have talked at LENGTH about different ways to make money, including lists of opportunities with ad networks, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, etc. and have included dozens of links and examples in “Money: The Ultimate Hornet’s Nest.” I’ve also talked about finding and working with blog sponsors in two posts.
But wait, there’s more!
I have the good luck to be connected with several amazing organizations that offer opportunities to work with brands, amplify my work and pay me (in cash or other compensation. I can’t guarantee that all of these organizations will accept your application, but it’s worth checking out:
I have also had a lot of luck reaching out to companies on my own — preparing a proposal and then working with the brand to find something that fits. So don’t be afraid to ask!
Let me know if there’s a network or organization that I should add to the list. Now, happy job hunting!