Getting paid to blog can be a pretty cool gig provided you can maintain balance and stick with it through the learning curve. It is not fast or easy money, but it can be extremely rewarding. If you have been blogging for free while building a fan base, you may be ready to start slowly (yes, slowly) incorporating a few income generators.
Here are several ways that you can make money blogging and companies that will pay you to post their links or ads. This is in no way an all-inclusive list, it only includes those companies I am aware of or have done business with.
Remember: If you are taking compensation for a post, link or ad, you need to add the nofollow attribute to be Google compliant.
How Can I Get Paid to Blog?
Join an Ad Network
Refer Your Friends
One-time cash payment on qualifying action
One-time store credit on qualifying action
Promote Other People’s Products
Individual Affiliate Programs
Review Other People’s Products
Get Paid Per Post
Sell Direct Advertising
If you would like even more ways to get paid to blog or advice on how to implement and optimize these options listed above, pick up a copy of The How to Make Money Blogging Guide today.
This post contains referral links. Any recommendations or opinions are based on my experiences and research.