Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Making money blogging...

Hi friends,

I have a little opportunity for you today. I was recently contacted by some business savvy guy friends of mine about a blogging business opportunity. These two friends are starting a business to manage advertisements for female bloggers of the mommy-blog/handmade/indie biz genre… meaning YOU {most likely}!

I honestly don’t fully understand how it works, but here’s the gist:
You know those weird e-mails you sometimes get from random companies trying to get ad space on your site? If you ever look up the company, sometimes they are a hoax, but sometimes not, right?  If you are anything like me, too many of them are hoax-y and I pretty much just delete them as soon as I see them in my inbox. However, there are many ways to make money off blogging and I would hate to think I am passing up an opportunity to make a little money for the fam {the teaching assistant stipend only goes so far} by my hasty e-mail deleting.

Enter this new blogging business opportunity. My friends Blake and Debt Ninja are starting a business where they take care of these weird ad offers for you. Anytime you get one of the e-mails, you pass it on to the service at Punch Debt in the Face. These two gents figure out whether it’s a hoax or not, and if it’s not they negotiate a rate for you with the company wanting to advertise. Then you {and the circle of bloggers in the network} get to host the ad on your site and make money off of it. You give the Debt Ninja service just 10% of the profits from the specific ad as their commission for negotiating the ad rate for you. And if you don’t make money from the ad, you don’t owe them anything.

The key to this service? The more mommy/craft/indie bloggers in the network, the more successful the program is for everybody, because everyone who uses the service gets to post the legit ads on their blogs, even if the offer wasn’t originally e-mailed to you personally.

I know this seems strange, but apparently it works really well for financial bloggers {Debt Ninja made $11,000 off his own blog in 2011}, so these guys want to try it out in the mommy blog market to see if it will work there too. I honestly would never even write about this on my blog if I didn’t 100% trust the two guys doing it. These are guys I went to high school with, did YoungLife with, and go camping with every summer. Legit Christian husbands of my friends. And Debt Ninja runs a very successful, nationally known financial blog called Punch Debt in the Face. Check it out!

Please e-mail [email protected] if you are interested in joining this ad-sharing network!

I am not being compensated for the this post. Just helping out some friends {them and YOU}!

{via Lisa Leonard - one of the first bloggers I followed when I started my research a year ago!}



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Amanda said...

It's so interesting to see which blogs some of my favourite bloggers follow. Especially when they're the same ones as me!

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

Sounds interesting for sure! I've been considering monetizing my blog, so this is very helpful to know about!
And I'm always excited to meet hear someone else was involved in Young Life :) I was in it in high school a leader through college and after grad school for a few years!

Erin said...

I know my blog isn't "big" enough to really be monetized, but I'd definitely be interested in something like this in the future. I don't understand how it all works either-- but I'll still look into it once my blog grows (fingers crossed!) ;)

AllyceR said...

Well, I would obviously trust those guys. :) I am still slowly working on growing my blog--obviously I need to take a lesson from you Mrs. R!

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a cool business idea! i contacted me saying i was interested. i am like you most of them are hoaxes so i really want to know what is worth my time or worth putting in the trash!

brittneyneva said...

Hmmmm...very interesting. I'm also taking your blog rules to heart. Thanks.

Alyssa Dillon said...

Thanks for sharing the opportunity as well as the tips! Also some of my closest friends are involved in young life at my college! I would have gotten involved but I just do not have time. But it is seriously such an awesome program.


Mrs. Pancakes said...

interesting opportunity! thanks for sharing!

One in the SAHM said...

Unrelated comment: I really like your new buttons. :) Such a little DIY blogger these days!