Last Updated on October 5, 2018 by Ellen
My favorite type of payment for a blog post is cold, hard cash. It pays the bills. But, that’s not the only way that you can earn money with your blog. I regularly use points, referrals and affiliate links to bring in extra money and perks. Depending on your blog, your size, your readership, etc. you may want to consider incorporating a few of these into your blog or social media schedule at least occasionally. This post contains affiliate links, points programs and referral links.
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Points, Referrals and Affiliate Links
Affiliate links are probably the most commonly used of the three I mentioned. You can find quite a few on places like Shareasale or if you’re not in a nexus state, you can use Amazon affiliate links. Because Vermont is a nexus state, I stick with other types of affiliate links. Basically, I will earn a small amount of money if you purchase something using a link on my site like the links below this post.
Referral links are generally links that offer you a bonus if you convince friends, family or other bloggers to sign up for something using your link. For example, I get entries to win cash if you sign up for WynZyn. WynZyn is a site you can watch short videos and earn points. Those points enter you into a drawing for cash prizes. To join, use my referral code MZ23 at wynzyn.com
While I don’t generally do an entire blog post on most of my sites using just one of these methods, I often share on social media which works quite well.
Do you use any of these methods to earn?
Ellen is a serial entrepreneur who owns 9 profitable blogs, two printable stores, an online vintage jewelry business, and a variety of other work at home endeavors. She shares tips for working at home successfully.