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How To Make Extra Money On The Side (While You Wait On Your Blog To Monetize)

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  1. Hi, Cori.
    When I started online I used to write and upgrade PLR content. I’ve sold crochet on Etsy, used affiliate marketing on my hobby blog, and even taught crochet locally.
    Now, I help others with their blogs.
    Depending on your blog skill level you can offer those skills as a service.
    Are you good at Tailwind or Boardbooster?
    Do you use tools like Retweet chores?
    Do you rock link parties?
    All of these are tasks that most bloggers dislike.
    If you’re good at it, someone will hire you.

    • Wow Sara, you are a Jackie of all trades! 🙂

      I’m so glad you are now sharing your experiences with other bloggers.

      You’ve listed tasks I have outourced so now I have more time to blog and grow my web design business. But you’re right, tasks like those can be outsourced and bloggers are willing to pay!

      Thank you for coming by to share your adventures with us! I wish you continued success!

      Happy Monday lady!


  2. Hi Cori,

    Good points you made here. The problem I have with all these survey sites is that they pay so little. My focus, aside Google Adsense, coaching, sales of my products and blog setup, is affiliate marketing. I noticed that most top bloggers are doing amazingly well in that field. I tried it and it’s just working for me, too.

    But the real deal is, whatever works for you in blogging, stick to it and expand on that.



    • Hi Emenike,

      Yes, the survey sites don’t pay much but it does add to the bottom line and when you’re a new blogger and there isn’t much money coming in, they need to do what they have to do to make money while growing their blog.

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment.

      Have a great week.


  3. Hi Cori,

    It does take time to make money from your blog. But in the meanwhile, you were so smart to pick up some gigs. Thanks so much for sharing this because there are so many that get discouraged and quit all together.

    The online world is full of opportunities to make money. I know a gal that writes romance novels and as she awaits the time for her paperbacks to roll in, she is selling stuff on Etsy.


    • Hi Donna,

      I hear a lot of great things about Etsy. I have a shop there but I haven’t had time to really promote it like I should so it’s not doing too well right now.

      I wanted to make money on my own. The hubs was willing to support me but I didn’t want to take money out of our house budget for my business and we were in no shape to take out a starter loan because the hubs was receiving workmans comp and that just got us by. I literally started from the ground up. But through that tough period I learned how to hustle because of it so I’m grateful for the experience. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to ready my post and for your comment Donna. Have a great week!


  4. Hey Cori,

    Unless you already have your traffic built and an email list of buyers to work with, it’s going to take a newbie a while to start making money.

    In the meantime it doesn’t hurt to look at other avenues to make money while you’re in the process of monetizing your blog. These sound like some good ideas and I would like to try them for myself.

    Thanks for sharing Cori! Have a great weekend!

    • Hi Sherman!

      I’m so glad you got some ideas from this post! I tell ya, I totally sucked as a blogger. I don’t know how I made it passed that first year but I’m glad I didn’t give up otherwise I wouldn’t have made awesome friends like you! 🙂

      You’re right about needing to establish ourselves before we start making money. Unfortunately, a lot folks thing making money as a blogger seems pretty easy. It is, once we’ve gotten all our ducks in a row but for the first couple of years, it’s all about learning and growing.

      Thanks for coming by to check out this post and for your comment. I had a great weekend thanks, and hope you did too!


  5. Hi Cori thanks for the great article.

    Blogging is an activity that needs a lot of dedication and commitment. To monetize our blog, First, we need to create trust among people. The visitors should feel like the articles are adding value to them, Once people starts to feel the value that they are getting from blogs Google will start to believe that this website is helpful to a particularly nice audience and will start to give priority in search ranking. This process takes a long time.

    In the meantime, bloggers can make money through surveys/ reviews/ ect.

  6. This is a great post! I love the Survey idea, I had not heard of any of those sites before. I have been blogging for a while, and have yet to see money take off, its been a rollercoaster. BUT I still keep working 🙂

  7. Hey Cori,

    I’ve known about Fiverr for a few months now, but only recently did I decide to give the service a try. Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for professional and creative services.

    With simple and intuitive tools, Fiverr connects small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups with thousands of quality graphic designers, copywriters, video editors and much more with just a few taps. Eventually, thanks for sharing these beneficial tips with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

  8. Oh yeah, we all want to make money when we first start blogging. What a rude awakening for most of us when we find out that shit just doesn’t happen right away! Blogging takes a lot of work! Who would have thought! Great tips you’re sharing here, girl! Thanks, as always, for the helpful tips!


  9. I just started making money with my blog and this is going to sound nuts, but I didn’t try to for more than two years! Now I wish I had started sooner. Great resource list though!

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