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How I make money online (with blogging & social media)

make money with blogging and social media

I feel like this post has been a long time in coming; in fact I’ve been meaning to write it for several weeks now. I just haven’t found the time. But now I’ve found the time, so without further ado, here are the companies and programs I use to make money via blogging and social media (disclosure: many of these links are affiliate links, meaning I’ll earn a small commission if you sign up via clicking through. I would most definitely appreciate that, as running a 4-person household on just one income isn’t an easy feat!):

Sponsored blog posts

average monthly earnings: $100.00


Affiliate programs

These programs offer me a commission for purchases made via my referral links; additionally, each offer flat-rate payments of $5 to $10 just about every month for blog posts (sometimes the content is already provided; other times I am required to write it myself).
average monthly earnings: $200.00


Product reviews

Some of these companies offer just products for review; others offer products and compensation.

If you are a part of any paid blogging/affiliate/product review programs I haven’t listed here, feel free to list them in the comments!

Filed under Paid Blogging


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  1. This is a great list! There are quite a few that I haven’t checked out yet. I’m just starting to make money with my blog, and so far I’ve been quite happy with the amount I’ve made. My blog is still quite small even though it’s been up for 3 years, lol! I’m anxious to see if I can increase the income I earn from it though!
    Megan Elford recently blogged about: Patti’s Story: Succeed, Fail, Pray, Regroup

  2. Danielle K


    This is a great list and definitely helpful to bloggers. I do a lot of reviews, but should look into the affiliate programs as well as some of the others you’ve listed. Thanks for sharing all of this :)

  3. This list is fabulous! I am always looking for other companies to work with, or use for affiliates. I love that you shared your income report. That is always so helpful when trying to gauge what is happening in the blogging world.

  4. This is the dream for my blogger life right now as I’m not earning anything with mine right now. I’m slowly trying to branch out more, but it’s very hard to find things in my niche and I don’t want to go too different than what my content is about.
    Roselynn recently blogged about: OPI Infinite Shine Watercolor & Stamping

  5. Wow Jenn! I had no idea about several of these companies on this list. You are like a bloggers big sister! Thank you for sharing how you are making money online and allowing so many the opportunity to do the same xo

  6. This Is so useful as I’m just starting to monetize with my site. I’ve never considered affiliate programs, thinking they’d be a hassle but I guess worth looking into.

  7. There are so many ways to make money online, love all of your affiliate programs. I love joining communities that offer paid jobs.
    April Decheine recently blogged about: Paisley My Lap Dog

  8. Maryann D.


    This article has a lot of super info!

  9. Wow! This is really helpful! I’m just starting out. I had no idea there were so many programs for bloggers. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Heather Serra recently blogged about: My Cousin Nicole

  10. Wow, you do well on your blog. I need to try some of these. As I am not making anything off my blog at the moment. Not really. Maybe a $1.00 a month through adsense.
    Sandy KS recently blogged about: Ten Things In My Yard

    • Dawn


      Atleast you’re earning $1.00 per month. I’m earning cents! And I’ve been blogging for several several years. :( I’m so frustrated with adsense.

  11. That’s very generous of you to share your links. I clicked on one–just to see- and decided against it. I want people to buy my books which are displayed on the sidebar.

  12. I’m impressed that you’re doing so well with affiliate sales. I can’t seem to get that to work for me so I focus on sponsored opps. Do you have tips to share?
    Julie S. recently blogged about: DIY Stone Fireplace Bumper #Babyproofing

  13. I checked some of these out and signed up, but am a bit weary about doing it. I’m afraid I’ll lose visitors if I post blogs advertising.

  14. Very nice of you to share this kind of information while some bloggers do as much as they can to hide it. Congrats! I believe that being transparent is so important to maintain your readers’ trust!

  15. Thanks for compiling such an extensive list. There are a few I haven’t heard of yet, and need to check out.

  16. wow what a lot is usefull sites for me to go and check out and see if any of them suit my blog to sign up to. thanks for sharing them.

  17. I earn most of my money through sponsored posts, never managed to make much through affiilate schemes

  18. Rachel


    I always find thse posts so interesting and I used to be a member of Bzzagent x

  19. I could use an extra $300 per month right now. Thanks for sharing your profit from these companies.

  20. There are a few that I am not familiar with and will be checking out. Thanks for sharing!

  21. I haven’t heard of some of these networks. I’ll definitely have to check them out! I have slowed down a bit on blogging lately.


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