The Amazon Associates program pays up to 8.5% commission on sales that result from your advertising efforts on your blog (as an affiliate). This is an easy way to make passive income, and represents a big chunk of our income over at 100 Days of Real Food. I’m not going to lie…it’s pretty bad ass.
When most people hear that we are bloggers for a living they immediately fire back with the question, “Umm, so how do you make money blogging??” This is from sheer astonishment that a middle class family can comfortably support itself (with plenty of disposable income for extras) through such a business that doesn’t actually sell any tangible goods. And then there are the bloggers that ask us that same question, but through a totally different lens. They want to see what is working (and what isn’t) so they can perhaps apply this knowledge to their own businesses.
We’ve got the three part answer to this question down like an elevator pitch. So while there are many different ways to make a full-time income blogging, this is how we do it over at 100 Days of Real Food. Oh yes I did just plant that Montell Jordan song in your head!… [Continue Reading]
Wow, the past 22 months have been a blur. Back in January of 2012 my wife, Lisa, asked me to help her manage her blog (100 Days of Real Food) because it was getting overwhelming. Traffic had grown to about 13 X that of the previous year, and she felt she was losing out on money she could be making.
While I’d been supportive of her blog since it’s inception in May of 2010, acting as editor and proofing every single post, I’d maintained distance. This was her project, and I didn’t want to get sucked into it. I had my own job and interests to attend to, after all. But I agreed to help, and started to research the completely unknown (to me) world of blogging and online business. “Monetize” was added to my vocabulary, since that was apparently my new night job.