Learning how to Monetize My Blog

I’ve always wanted to find a way to monetize my blog and I have looked into it before. Due to limited time, I was not able to figure out all the ins and outs of how it works. However I’ve been super focused the past two weeks and I have made a ton of progress and learned a bunch of new skills and information about social media marketing, etc.

For instance, I never understood Pinterest or the point of it, but after listening to some marketing podcasts, I see the value and I am now using Pinterest to drive traffic here.

I also learned how to use Canva to make graphics and I signed up for several affiliate companies. I am still learning so bear with me.

woman on laptop

The affiliate thing has been interesting. I was turned down by a few and accepted by others.

I joined ShareASale that offers multiple companies. I contacted Thrift Books by email to sign up with them because I really like their company and products. I like any company that can compete with Amazon and do well!

(Both of those links are affiliate links. I am required to disclose that I will earn a commission if you purchase anything from Thrift Books or sign up for ShareASale.)

I was recently approved for Grammerly . Here is an example of one of their links.

Join Grammarly's Affiliate Program

Sharesale offers lots of different companies. It’s pretty easy to get started. Don’t be intimidated by the signup process. Many companies do automatic approval.

Shop $1 Flip-Flops at Dollar Tree! L.A.’s Totally Awesome Grill & Oven Cleaner, 40 oz. Bottles – $1.00
from: DollarTree

I also joined Cj.com, formerly Commission Junction, because I wanted to represent a particular company. This affiliate network seems very good. I was approved through CJ for a health products company that I really like, Life Extension.

I have just been approved for PersonalLabs which is a new to me company that provides medical testing. Links below.

I will continue adding new links to this blog as I try out new companies.

Please pray for me as I try to honor and glorify God while learning how to build a website that produces income. At this time I am still clarifying my ‘brand’ so things may change over time.

What comes to mind when you think of my blog? Who would you consider my target audience based on what you read here? How can I improve?

I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my posts and listen to my podcast. I hope to record one this weekend. My latest one https://anchor.fm/blueskiesandgreenpastures/episodes/Living-with-Lissencephaly-Miller-Dieker-Syndrome-Ep-31-e127mso has been popular. If you want to follow me on Pinterest my account there is https://www.pinterest.com/paulakadams/ . If you get a chance, click on www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com and let me know what you think of the site in general. And I’d love your thoughts on my new header.

Thank you! Happy weekend!

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21 comments

  1. I LOVE thriftbooks, lol! I buy as many books there as possible 🙂 I will definitely use your link in the future!! The new header looks amazing! Good luck!! God Bless!

    • It’s basically a visual search engine . You can either go there directly or you can search images on Google and many are Pinterest links. If you click on the image it takes you to the related website, if there is one .

  2. Not much help from me, Paula, I’m afraid. I enjoy your blogs and thoughtful commentary on Scripture or cultural/social trends. Your dedication to Jesus shines through, and after reading some New Agers or athiests or “others” you are always a breath of fresh air, fresh from the Holy Spirit.
    I’m not on Pinterest, Twitter, FB, or any other social media, so WP is enough for me.
    Anita and I do not have anyone significantly handicapped in our life, but we have friends with children who are, so your thoughts and ideas around this issue weigh in our hearts when we read how you and your daughter interact with your family.
    Sometimes I feel too old to learn ANYthing new, as if someone tells me how to make a YouTube video, I’m going to forget where I was born; just not enough room in the “gray room.”
    But I wish you well, and you are on my daily “prayer walk” when the Lord and I “stop” in Texas to “visit” other friends as well.
    yours and His, c.a.

    • I understand. My gray matteroften feels a bit crowded or maybe overused . Thank you for your prayers ! Hope you’re feeling better. 🙏

      • Much. Got my second shot of vaccine in a clinical trial, and physically doing well. Spiritually, walking every day in Father’s grace. Emotionally, still a roller coaster, some days better than others. Whisper a prayer for me if you think of me.
        yours and His, c.a.

  3. I wish you the best in whatever you choose to do. I’ve enjoyed reading your Blogs. Very conversational and often very informative, certainly a wide variety — i.e., serious commentary and photos and family matters. I don’t believe I’ll be trying to monetize my Blog since I use it more as a teaching tool. I write topical essays and then use them when I lead my men’s Christian group. As a result of my lack of attention to marketing, my “followers” level has always been low and most followers, I suspect, are robots or shadows. When one strives to make a profit from the venture, their approach to the product naturally shifts, as you have said yours will. I don’t want that for myself, but, again, I applaud your resolve. Best to you!

    • I understand! I do feel like I have to write some posts that appeal to a wider audience for Google to find. But then I want to write to my blogging friend, like you. I am considering starting a separate website that would have the ads and stuff, and keep this one as my blog. My family gets most of my time, so for now this is more like a hobby.

  4. I’m not sure how my comment above got posted as “Anonymous.” I thought I was signed in.

  5. Okay, maybe the third time is the charm. This is Ward. LoveAndGrace. We’ve exchanged messages before. I won’t keep tying up your feed with Anonymous posts, but my stubbornness is winning out. Let’s hope this one gets through. God bless you.

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