The Best Affiliate Networks for New Bloggers

Affiliate marketing can be confusing at first, especially if you’re a new blogger. You’re already trying to learn the ropes of your preferred blogging platform, trying to make it look the way you want, setting up the plug-ins, publicizing yourself on every social media outlet possible, and trying to find readers. There’s a lot to do and adding one more thing on the list might seem overwhelming. While some aspects of monetizing your blog may not be possible on day

Read More

5 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making Money

Many of us got excited about blogging for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s a great way to allow your voice to be heard on a larger scale. It can also be a fantastic way to make connections and engage with people all over the world. However, one aspect of blogging that really gets people’s attention these days is the fact that it can be a great way to generate a significant income online. With that being said, many

Read More

How to Use Amazon Native Shopping Ads to Skyrocket Your Blogging Income

Amazon is always testing out new ways for those that are Amazon Associates to make more money (and push Amazon to their readers a little bit more), and one of the newest tools that bloggers can use is Amazon Native Shopping Ads. Amazon Native Shopping Ads work differently than traditional CPM ads, where your readers simply have to see the ad for you to earn money. Instead, Native Shopping Ads work more like traditional affiliate links, in that when people

Read More

How to Diversify Your Blogging Income

One of the things I always tell bloggers is that you need to diversify your blogging income. As a freelancer, you just never know when a company may close, file for bankruptcy, change your commission rates, or any other number of factors. Thus, the only way to protect yourself from a constantly changing industry is to diversify! Since the earliest days of my blog, I’ve been involved in affiliate marketing, advertising networks, and influencer networks. But while I believe in

Read More

The End of Mode Media: What to Do Now and Mode Media Alternatives

The most difficult aspect of being a freelancer is that nothing is ever certain. What worked yesterday may not work tomorrow. Money and jobs that were promised to you may never materialize. Commission rates may change overnight. Or, an ad/influencer network you’ve partnered with may declare bankruptcy, which is exactly what happened today with Mode Media. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mode Media shut its doors effective immediately. A memo circulated at Mode saying “that for the last five

Read More