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Ways I Earned Income with my Blog in 2014

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I really like being transparent and sharing with my readers how I bring in some dough with this blog in 2014. I think it also helps me see what works, and what doesn’t. Here’s a snapshot of my blog income from this last year

 

Ad Sales: I love ad sales and would like to see more fabulous bloggers and sites gracing the sidebar of my blog. This is another avenue I need to expand upon for 2015. Ad sale revenues for 2014 were $450.00

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Sponsored Posts {Businesss2Blogger and LinkVehicle}. I don’t do tons of sponsored posts, but I was able to do several in 2014. Sponsored posts are where a Brand or company pays you to review and blog about their product or service. LinkVehicle absolutley ROCKS for me and I am grateful to them. Revenue from sponsored posts was around $685.00 for 2014.

Products Sales: I have two main guides/ebooks I created. My Eliminate Overwhelm and Get Organized with Trello and Creating Awesome and Shareable Images with PicMonkey. I have both on an end-of-the-year clearance in lieu of retiring them and updating them for 2014, but they were a nice source of additional income for me. All together, these guides brought in about $50 in 2014. I am introducing an brand new book very soon and I have high hopes that will be a winner for me 🙂

Virtual Assistance: I am going all “complete transparency” here. Being a VA is my main source of income (and my full-time income) for me. Being a veteran blogger and a virtual assistant was not a “happy accident” and there is a strong correlation between the two. Though my VA income is not directed directly from Franticmommy, it’s my skills and knowledge as a blogger that lends to the bulk of my VA income. Much of the what I do for clients is writing and blog related, and I would not have those skills to offer if I hadn’t started blogging way back in 2006. That being said, income generated from being a knowledgeable blogger would honestly exceed 12K under my Virtual Assistant business in 2014. And that’s all I got to say ’bout that.

Fiverr: I signed up on Fiverr over a few years ago, and am a Fiverr fan. I’ve had to dial back on it the last few months because I’ve been so buried, but I recently re-started with this great site because it is a great source of income for me. Though not directly connected to this blog, it kinda is. All of my “gigs” I offer are blogging related and this little “honey hole” of income brought in over $1,116 in additional income in 2014. Check out my blog post HERE to learn more about Fiverr.

Affiliate Sales: I love affiliate sales and for those of you who are not aware what affiliate sales is, it’s basically getting a commission for referring a service, product or source to readers that result in a sale. I haven’t focused on it as much as I wanted to in 2014, but I am back on track for 2015. My top affiliate income producers are Freshbooks, Leonie Dawson, LinkVehicle, VANetworking, BlueHost (for anyone looking for amazing hosting for their blog) and Becky Mansfield’s How to Potty Train in a Weekend ebook.  All told, these affiliates combined netting me around $400 in extra income in 2014.

Now many of you may be looking at this list and thinking..”wow, that’s pathetic…” but I’m guessing there’s even more of you rational human beings looking at some of these ideas and thinking “I could use an extra $___ a month. I need to try this!” For those of you in the latter stream of thought, good for you. Open your eyes and mind to what possibilities are out there for you, try a few, and settle on some new ways to add streams of income to your life.

What are you waiting for? Go forth and be FABULOUS 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Ways I Earned Income with my Blog in 2014

  1. What a great transparent post! So far I’ve been okay with paying the blogging expenses without bringing in an income. But who knows what will happen for me down the road.

    1. Thanks for your kind words! There is a blogger that I have followed for years (http://www.simplystacie.net/) and she always did that sort of transparent blog post as well and I loved it. It showed me what was possible and also ideas for monetizing my blog. Food for thought. Thanks for reading!

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