Do you have Paid Programming (Sponsored posts) on your blog?


Many bloggers start off not knowing how and where to start when it comes to financing blogging expenses. Your blog is your channel on this huge web of entertainment and information. Starting a blog can be free depending on the blog platform you use, but other things like blog designs, sponsorship and other ideas you have may cost.

Here is the way I see my blog in regards to sponsors and paid offers! I blog about different things that interests me and most of the time I'm not getting paid to do so. I blog because I like sharing and receiving useful information. But, I also want to create a pretty and responsive space for my readers to come and stay awhile. I think all bloggers have the exact same goals at some point, especially when you see other bloggers that make a pretty good penny blogging and have all the bells and whistles on their blogs. Of course, you want the same!

I've finally come to the conclusion that you have to look at your blog like it's a TV network. Your content is geared towards your readers (viewers). And TV networks get paid for advertising (commercials or paid programming), you should too!

Have you heard of shareasale.com? It's an affiliate marketing program that connects site owners and retail owners in a profitable way. There are some notable retailers that work with ShareASale: Reebok, Tea Collection, Mabel's Labels, Gymboree, Stella & Dot and more. With ShareASale there are two ways to earn. Like most affiliate programs, you get paid based off purchases made from the retailer, another way to get paid is by sponsored posts.

Sponsored posts with ShareASale works like this: the retailer that you have been approved by with will send you emails at random about special events (some paid & some not). They pay between $5 to $10 per post. The email will have details about the event, a sample blog post that you can copy into your post with your affiliate links, ID number and banners. After you written the post and followed all the instructions and FTC guidelines by the retailer specified time, you should receive your payment by the end of that month.  


In the last 2 months, I've earn about $47 doing sponsored posts. It's not much, but it's something. I look at sponsored post like paid programming. In the middle of sharing what you love on your blog, you should also get paid for your time and space on the web.

This is actually the first time I've seen affiliate programs that have this sponsored post option. So I had to share this! Waiting to increase your balance in affiliate networks can take months or even years if it's based off retail sales. If you have big plans for your blog, then you don't have that kind of time to wait. Join ShareASale!

FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase or sign up for something after clicking on my links.

What programs do your use to earn cash for your blog?
Please share!!! 
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2 comments

  1. I been with ShareASale for over a year now and only managed to get $14. I only advertise products I use and like on my blog. It's nice to have but when you have a small amount of page views it doesn't have the same effect as someone with a larger crowd. Still great either way, I'm also part of CJ ($11) and Pepper Jam Network (just started).

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  2. I had no idea shareasale offered sponsored posts. Great info.

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