How to Make Money with Your Blog – #ByteofTX Chat Recap

By September 7, 2014Education



The desire to earn a living (or supplement income) online is common among many bloggers. After all, quality blogging is hard work, and brands are increasingly looking to bloggers as allies in word of mouth and social media marketing. How can bloggers today leverage their talents online and offline to earn a buck? AFBA tackled these topics in its first #ByteofTX chat, “Making Money with Your Blog.”  A full replay of the chat is available here, and we’ve pulled out a few key takeaways from the chat, below.

We will also be exploring sponsorship, monetization, and business strategies at the upcoming Byte of Texas Conference, September 27-28, 2014. Here are a few of the panels geared towards bloggers who want to earn money online:

Additionally, AFBA will host a follow-up #ByteofTX chat, “Blog Sponsorship 101,” on September 14th at 1:00 PM CST.  During that discussion, we will follow up on some of topics discussed in the chat below, plus get into the nitty gritty of analytics, pitching sponsors, and how to determine a fair rate.

Q: How do you determine which brands are a good fit for your blog?

Q: What if a brand wants to pay you in product instead of cash?

Q: What types of paid posts or sponsorships are the best fit for your readers?

Q: How do you know when to say no to a pitch?

Q: How do you make your blog more attractive to advertisers?

Q: What advice do you have for beginning bloggers looking to work with brands?

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