- Sponsored posts and product reviews. Unlike many bloggers, I hate these. Sure, brands are willing to pay a TON for a good sponsored post. But I feel like it makes my opinions seem in genuine – even if they aren’t – when you see “sponsored by” at the bottom of the post. So just know that when I do do them, I am very picky. I will only put my name behind something I truly believe in.
- Giveaways. I really should do more of them because, heck, who doesn’t like free stuff?? But more than anything it really boosts social media numbers which helps make this blog more successful, which in turn, helps everyone be able to get more free content.
- Ads. This is the most important one. If you read nothing else read this! Ads are pretty much the easiest, most passive way to make income on a blog. Sure, ads are tacky. They are ugly and even annoying sometimes. But…you as the reader don’t have to pay a dime for them. You don’t have to “like” me on Facebook for them. You don’t have to click on them or buy anything. They just exist, and I get paid based on how many page views my site receives.
- Affiliate relationships. I have a few products or companies that I have decided to work with because I love their product and use/endorse them personally. By using a unique link I get money for every purchase made using my link. Amazon, for example. If I’m ever talking about a product (and if I remember to do it) I’ll use an Amazon link because they pay a small percentage of anything that sells. It’s not much, but again, every dime helps. Deals To Meals is actually an affiliate relationship too. I used them for 1.5 years before I got the courage to ask them to work out an affiliate deal. I still use them to this day. So just be mindful that if you ever see any links linking to pages or products, the blog might just get paid for clicking through to them. When you do, you are keeping the FunCheapOrFree dream alive, and I thank you for your support!
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