Wednesday, January 30, 2013

::Frugal Fodder ~12~

Off in a different direction with Frugal Fodder today...
Talking more about Making Money rather than Spending or Saving.
Not making tons,as of yet; but hoping to grow that business.

I recently was chatting with E. @  Friday is Pizza, Monday Soup  I asked her a few questions about the Amazon Affiliation on her blog.  She sent me a link of a post she had written quite some time ago.  I was so grateful to get it; and found it both helpful and very informative.
You can read her article here.  It's pretty thorough.

Friday is Pizza, Monday is Soup

One thing I am not interested in is a "Get Rich Quick" scheme ( I get those and they go right to the SPAM folder) or Pyramid Schemes.  I'm a just a blogger writing about our Frugal Homesteading Lifestyle and if I can make a little bit on the side to help support that, then why not?

So this little Frugal Fodder post is just that...letting you know; you may have seen ads on my blog the last week or so and I'm now an Amazon Affiliate.I know they're not pretty, so I'll be doing some clean up on the blog over the next few weeks.  Any of the ads you see for Amazon on my the one listed here;

*edited to say:  though this book doesn't list it on the cover. It specializes in patterns for TUNISIAN CROCHET.  I just realized this after reading through it and looking at the patterns. 

or  going to Amazon through the search box near the top, helps this blog to earn money.  Once you click through to Amazon and the purchase is made that day...I'll earn money for that purchase.

There are other ways that I am currently using to earn money as well.
Search & Win
to search and I am monetizing with Ad sense and I also have my etsy shop.  Like I said, I am not making tons. I do believe every little bit helps .

I don't know a lot about these online business opportunities--but educating yourself is key;so I read what I can and am always open to your tips and ideas.

So are you using advertising on your blog?
Are you for it or against it?  Do you find the ads distracting? Do you utilize the ads on the blogs you visit?

Just curious.
Feel free to discuss it in the comments!


So teach us to number our days. That we may present to you a heart of wisdom. ~Psalm 90:12 ~


Kristina said...

I use swagbucks too, but don't spend more than a few minutes a day on it. I have heard about the amazon ads, but haven't looked into it.

Diane said...

I have adsense on my blog. Not a fan, but like you said, every little bit helps! Some blogs are rather ridiculous though with the ads-- pop ups? Get real!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I had the ads ( Amazon and Ad Sense ) on for awhile but took them off.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Debra-- was there a problem or was it just preference.

Do you mind telling us what your experience was?
I'm just learning all I'm interested in hearing about your experience.

** you can email me if you'd rather. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I think ads are fine. Because they help out the blogger and the visitor can ignore them!

My Repurposed Life said...

I agree with Carol above! Ads are everywhere! You know I advertise on my blog. My blog is my job. I don't do very well with Amazon. January was a little over $10.
I have several different ad companies. When I get all my tax stuff together, I'll be anxious to find out what's really doing the best. I'm guessing it might be google adsense when it's all averaged out.
Good luck with your amazon. I'll use your link when I order something, cause I can't use my own. ;)

Cindy said...

I don't have advertisements on my blog, but i have thought about it. I will read what you left as a link in the post before this one and see what I can learn. I have a natural distrust of advertising and I'm afraid I will see something on my blog that I don't like and have no power over, so I've not gone there yet.