How to make money online and with your blog


Blogging…computer time.  We all spend time doing it.  And, believe it or not, it’s possible to make a little money doing it, too.

Now, (at least for me), I’m not talking about paying a salary, but, a dinner out every once and a while sure is nice.  And, if you are on the Dave Ramsey plan like us, you can help speed up your debt snowball.

Make Money online and with your blog


Do you shop online?  Okay, silly question, right?

I think we all shop online.  Personally, I like to be rewarded for it.  So, I signed up for Ebates. If you haven’t set up an account yet, you get a $5-$10 gift card bonus after you make your first purchase.

Whenever I have online shopping, I log into my Ebates account.  Then, I search for the store I want to shop at (Old Navy, Sephora, and more) click on it, and it takes me to the store’s site directly.  Basically, you are rewarded for going through Ebates.  And usually, it’s at least 2% of the amount you spend.  Sometimes I’ve seen as high at 10%.

What’s even better, is not only do they give you money back for your shopping, they also provide you with the current coupon codes, too (like free shipping, discounts and more).


Izea is a really cool idea.  If you are interested in helping get a word out and making a little money doing it, Izea/Social Spark is for you.

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You sign up as a publisher. Advertisers approach Izea with their campaigns. Izea then contacts you to see if you’re interested.  If you think it’s a good fit, you accept the lead and set the price.

So basically, I get to set the price and decide if I want to work with a publisher.  Once the post goes live, you will receive your credit in 30 days via paypal.


Now, I thought I was the last one on the Swagbucks bandwagon, but I was wrong.

Basically, if you ever search for anything on the internet (like google), you should be using Swagbucks.

Your Swagbucks easily convert to many different things, including Amazon and Starbucks giftcards.  In less than a month, I have a $5 Amazon giftcard (and I can’t even install the toolbar at work).

Make money searching with swagbucks

All you have to do is install the search bar, and start searching as you normally would.  You are rewarded for your searches.  The more searches you do, the more Swagbucks you make.  And, the search results will be just as good as google, so you don’t have to worry about getting bad results.

It is easy and FREE to join.

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Linqia is a really cool idea for bloggers. Linqia has you apply to their program. Once accepted, your “community” will be emailed with offers. If you are interested, you reply to the email and they send a formal invitation to join the campaign. Linqia pays promptly and has some fun campaigns.

If you don’t have an account yet.  Sign thee up on SwagBucks!

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Do you have any tricks?  Any ways you make a little extra money while doing what you love?  Please share.


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  1. Great tips and none that I use currently, I’ll have to get signed up for some of these soon! One thing that I just learned about last week was:

    You wear this watch while working out, get a reward code and redeem the code of gift certificates. This is a no-brainer for me, I’m already working out! Plus, I love the idea of getting kids motivated and moving.

    1. That’s a pretty cool idea. Bummer is, the watch says it only lasts 18 months….and you have to buy something.

  2. I use to blog for Social Spark and, but since I had my little boy, it was hard for me to get on money making blog and take care of him at the same time. Somehow, my brain just doesn’t work well and could not come up with something good to write. LOL! I also did try, but I didn’t get that much OPP.

    1. Maybe you’ll find some more time as he gets old and you can get back into the swing of things. I haven’t heard of payperpost or blogvertise.

    1. It’s awesome…and free. You’ve got to try it out. I like my bonus money for doing what I already do!

      Let me know what you think of it.

  3. Thanks for the tips. I’m going to check out some of them now!

    1. Sure thing. You’ll have to let me know what you think.

      I like making money doing what I already do.

  4. Love all of these!!!! I have yet to turn in my swagbucks for anything cause I can’t decide what to get!!! Im for sure going to check out social spark! Thanks for these great tips!!!

    1. You mean you’ve been holding onto the points? I usually go for my $5 Amazon card as soon as I can! You’ll have to let us know what you get.

      And, what you think of social spark, too.

  5. I’ve always wanted to try something like the above. I just wonder if I can do it……

    Love, Mere

    1. You totally can. Or at least give it a try, right?

      I mean the swagbucks are super easy..and you search like you normally would.

      And, ebates is good for buying pretty much anything online.

      And, the social spark is cool for new ideas.

      Let me know what you decide and what you think of it.

  6. I am so excited that you posted this…I have wondered and just did nothing. Thank you. Maybe I will sign up for one of these soon.

    1. Sure thing. Let me know if you do any of them. Swagbucks is definitely the easiest one!

  7. Marilda Cutrone says:

    Awesome! I agree that we have the responsibility to help other women to become independent and launch their own online business.

    Maya Angelou — ‘Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.’

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