This post is sponsored by Get Blogged.
It’s no secret that I love blogging, but do you know what I love even more? Earning an income from my blog. This is my little corner of the internet. A place I never thought would be viewed all over the world, let alone provide an income for myself and my family. It’s not as easy as you may think to earn an income from your blog. So, if you are thinking about ways you can monetise, you’ve come to the right place.
This post is all about the best networks available for you to join and start earning money whilst doing something you absolutely love, from the comfort of your home. It’s important to note that before you put your blog ‘out there’ you need to ensure that it is at its best. Your blog needs to look professional and be a representation of the hard work you have put into building it up. It also needs to be unique. It needs to stand out from the crowd and wow brands and blogging platforms that are looking to collaborate.
When your website is fully ready to delve into the world of monetisation, you can begin joining networks and groups. Below is a selection of my favourite blogging platforms, all of which have led me to paid blogging work in the past.
- Get Blogged is my favourite platform for finding blogging opportunities. The team at Get Blogged manage assignments from brands which bloggers can apply for with ease. The new Get Blogged Marketplace is fantastic for applying for paid blogging work with brands directly. The whole process of applying, submitting and receiving payment through Get Blogged is a breeze.
- You can also earn an income from your blog via Facebook groups dedicated to matching blogging opportunities to suitable bloggers. My favourites are Influencer/Blogger Assignments & Opportunities and UK Influencer Opportunities.
- Many bloggers find blogging work, both paid and unpaid, through hashtags on Twitter. The best ones are #prrequest and #bloggerswanted.
- Another way to earn an income from your blog is through affiliate marketing. I am part of Amazon Associates which allows me to place product links within my content and add advertising on my website. If the links and/or advertising are clicked on and a purchase is made as a result, I receive a small commission.
The trick is to find a way to earn an income from your blog that works for you. Some bloggers choose to focus their attention on affiliate programmes, whereas others prefer to create content. Some, like myself, like to divide their attention between both. Many bloggers create online magazines, photography courses, blogging courses and other similar materials for like-minded people to invest in. The possibilities are endless. With enough time and determination you could also start benefiting from the financial benefits of blogging networks and opportunities.
If you are anything like me, you are probably wondering whether you have what it takes to make your blog an earner. 3/4 years ago, when I first began earning an income, I had to pinch myself to check that I wasn’t dreaming. My main piece of advice for you today is believe in yourself. Ignore any self-doubt you may be feeling and just go for it. I did, and look at me now. I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 years. As a single mum, having a small income has completely transformed our world.