Monday, July 7, 2008

My First Link Love Post

I'm doing my first link love post but I'm bopping back and forth with the kidlets and trying to keep Super Baby from reformatting my laptop again, so I may post this and then edit it, maybe even more than once today, but it will be in its final form by this evening. (Okay, I'm done now.)

I've been thinking about starting this for at least a couple of weeks and just haven't gotten around to it. However, I admit I was inspired to finally take the plunge because Almost Frugal is giving away 3 gift cards! All you have to do is pop over there and leave a comment on her giveaway post. That will get you one entry and you can get 2 others by a) subscribing via reader or email and sending her the secret code and b) by posting on your own blog about the giveaway and telling her you've done it! Gotta love giveaways! Good luck to all!

There were a few posts this past week about making money off your blog. As a relatively new blogger, this is a subject I'm very interested in because it's something I know nothing about.

Krystal posted about the money she's made doing PayPerPost and said she's not too keen about doing banner ads, Adsense, etc. She wanted to know what other people do to make money.

Rina the Mama Bear posted about how she's decided to quit doing PayPerPost and try to build a good Google PageRank because she says Google won't rate a site that does sponsored posts.

Kacie wrote a lengthy post about how she makes money from her blog. Her post had the most information in it about the various ways to make money, tweak Adsense, include affiliate links, etc. Some of the comments were also interesting in terms of how much a couple of bloggers said they were making.

But it's very interesting that no two bloggers had exactly the same take on how to make money, what constitutes cluttering up one's site, or how much money was reasonable to expect.

Trent over at The Simple Dollar is certainly making money blogging, but this week he wrote about websites that have saved him money over the past few days. The one that interested me the most was PaperBackSwap, which I may try out soon.

Finally, Paid Twice posted about another topic I've had on my mind. Read her post on why she's been exceeding her grocery budget recently and what she plans to do about it.


Rina the Mama Bear said...

Thanks for the link love!

Kacie said...

Thanks for including my post! You're right--there's about as many ways to make money blogging as there are bloggers.

Kelly from Almost Frugal said...

Thanks for mentioning my contest!