Want to learn how to make money? There’s a much under utilised marketing gem that many people do actually know about and never use.
During a trip to Asia in early 19th Century, a German merchant noticed that locals tenderized their meat by placing it under their saddles. The motion of riding their horses pounded the meat into pieces, which was then scooped up, seasoned, and eaten.
The German returned to his home town, Hamburg, where he passed on this method for gorgeously tender meat. It was referred to as “Hamburg steak”. German immigrants then bequeathed this to the Americans and the first “hamburger” appeared on a New York menu in 1834.
And that, my friends, is why there is no ham in a hamburger.
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By far, affiliate marketing is one of my favourite ways to monetize my blog. Since I around 2007, when I discovered that people could earn a living by blogging, it turned into my ultimate goal.
Earlier this year I took Michelle’s course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and x10 my affiliate income in the space of a month. Seriously. I made my initial investment of the course, back.. and then some.
In March I earned £45ish in Affiliate Income and in April, I had accumulated £490 over different affiliate platforms (payout wasn’t issued until the end of May/early June). See the affiliate programs that pay the most amount of money: 7 Super High Paying Affiliate Programs You Need To Start Using
Today we answer the magical question “Do bloggers actually make money blogging?”If you want to make money online a blog is a great way to do it. The ugly side that a lot of bloggers don’t share, is that there’s actually quite a lot of learning and groundwork to be done. My advice is to learn as much as you possibly can before you put yourself out there. So here we ask again,
Can You Make Money Blogging?
Back Story: I’ve had a craft blog since 2010 that was really a hobby and something to keep me occupied when I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I suffer from chronic medical conditions and disabilities which you can read about here. I set about to learn absolutely everything I could learn about blogging in that time and over the years blogging has changed completely. When I was told that I had a misdiagnosis and I would never be cured of my illnesses, I decided that it was high time I made a real go of it. I’ve always been a type A personality and confident that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, in February 2017 I decided to make a strategic effort to earn income from my blog.
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Why do bloggers share income reports? Is it just to show that they make money blogging?
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When it comes to a blogger salary and income reports, the first question that comes to mind is “what is an income report?”. A blog income report is a breakdown of any income that a blogger has made in the space of a month. It’s part of a growing trend of the super influential bloggers and those of us who only recently started monetizing and trying to become a business.
My Income Report for February 2017
I’ve had a craft blog since 2010 that was a hobby and something to keep me occupied when I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I suffer from chronic medical conditions and disabilities which you can read about here. I set about to learn absolutely everything I could learn about blogging in that time and over the years blogging has changed completely. When I was told that I had a misdiagnosis and I would never be cured, I decided that it was high time I made a real go of it and attempted to get my own blogger salary. I’ve always been a type A personality and confident that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, in February 2017 I decided to make a strategic effort to earn income from my blog.
Why publish income reports:
There are several reasons why I want to share my income reports with you:
- I want to show you that it is possible to make money from your blog, first and foremost.
- Public accountability will be an excellent motivator for both of us (you and me)
- I want to be as open and honest as I possibly can be about blogging, as it’s May and there has been a dip in income this month due to a week off in April. It’s not all plain sailing. But if you have the energy and motivation, starting a blog is absolutely worth it.
If you’re here, it’s quite likely that you’re a beginner to affiliate marketing, or that you’re familiar with affiliate marketing but your earnings are less than impressive.
Affiliate marketing is so much more than just link dropping (adding links to text within posts). Trust me, I know. It was a hard learning curve. People don’t just randomly click on links anymore. Some do, but they’re not compelled to buy.