In an effort to bring some revenue to the blog I have added three opportunities. The first is through paid advertising. The second is through blog sponsoring. And the third is through affiliate links.
I just wanted to do a quick post to announce all the companies with whom I have an affiliate relationship. I plan on introducing you to each one as new ones are added. These are all businesses that I believe apply to this blog and will help both myself and my readers.
I would appreciate you starting any purchase with these affiliates here at The Debt Princess so I may apply the monies to my debt. Money earned thus far is $115 via Google AdSense.
Below are a list of Affiliates that I have previously blogged about:
– I first discussed the Easy Lunchbox system here. I am huge fan of their products. I plan to purchase items beyond what was provided to me. I believe everyone will enjoy, heck LOVE them.
- I discussed SafetyTats, the temporary tattoo that brings kids back, in this post. Another great product that I intend to use often when I am out with my youngest who is extremely shy with strangers.
– Coupon Dede is a great resource for acquiring coupons online. I especially love to order whole inserts from her site. You can read more about Coupon Dede in this post.
My intention is to blog about each new affiliate as I develop a relationship with them. I have a few more set up, the blog is forthcoming.
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I’ve been considering going the route of affiliate links. Still considering…
As we talked about the other day, traffic matters!! Affiliate links are not bringing any traffic without traffic. I did a lot better on Blogger. I eared my first $100 back in August, after just 6months but since then, only $30 additionally. I haven’t received a second pay out. I wish I had better luck with them but I think I’m not yet an influencer to my readers. That’s ok, it takes time.
Jessica The DebtPrincess(Quote)
I keep coming back here hoping for posts about, you know, your efforts to get out of debt (what happened to “Where’s the Debt?” Even if there’s been no progress… still interesting to follow). But nope, more advertising, promotions, and “contests” that are really advertising and promotions. It’s really boring, and sooner or later, I’ll just stop checking in. Your blog started out being different and interesting–I thought it was brave of you to put it out there and be a face for what many others are dealing with. But now, ehhh… just another bunch of ads for stuff I’m not interested in anyway.
Just trying to help.
I want to thank you for your comment. I do appreciate it (even if I hated it at first). I took the time to think about this before coming back here to reply. I have been very disenchanted with my blog. There are 2 goals for me with it. 1, to tell my story & 2, make it successful. I need readers, otherwise I’m talking to myself. I have spent hours and hours (and hours) pouring over information online on how to build a successful blog, on how to drive traffic and yes, even how to make money with a blog. I’m broke and until this past week, I wasn’t working. I needed to find a way to bring in some money, I had hope (and still do) that I could turn this little blog into something that brings in some money. It hasn’t worked that way. The main reason, I do not have readers. I receive a small handful of hits each week. Quite frankly, no one is reading this. The only time I get any traffic is when I host giveaways. I had hoped that I’d gain readers through them, they’d come for the gimmicks and stay for the good stuff. It hasn’t happened.
And so in the past two weeks I have become disenchanted with this blog and considered quitting.
The reasons behind my starting this blog no longer hold true. I wanted to be held accountable. I wanted people to keep asking me tough questions so that I would look deep and figure out why I am where I am and how I was going to get out. What I have found? Very few care. I haven’t posted a Where’s the Debt in nearly 5months and this is the first time someone has said something, I’m glad you noticed because it use to be a big deal for me each month to post it but when months go by and no one replies to your posts, what’s the point in making them public anymore?
I have also become disenchanted with my life. I’m not paying on anything towards my debt and doing a Where’s the Debt post makes me sick. There’s a great post in that sentence right there. I’ve had it on my todo list for three months but I haven’t had the nerve to open the mail, check online or answer the phone to find out where my debt is.
And finally, I could link you to four different posts in the past week alone that were not giveaways or about affiliates. I wrote a What Not to Do post. I posted follow-up posts to go with it. And I wrote my first piece in the couponing series. These all took me HOURS! to do, did you reply to them? Did anyone? Not really.
I think it’s a great idea for me to sit back and re-evaluate my blog, actually I have been trying to do that a little each day. If you need to re-evaluate reading this blog, then so be it. But trust me in the fact that I am working hard to make something I can be proud of and with that comes a lot of trial and error.
I hope you’ll stick it out. I have a small light at the end of my tunnel.
Jessica The DebtPrincess(Quote)
ok, now I feel like a bit of an ass, since you gave me such a nice reply, but I’m glad you didn’t just brush me off. I LOVE reading blogs/journals of people I don’t know, because I like to see a window of others’ lives, especially when there’s a specific story. I assumed you had canceled Where’s the Debt because you had to stop making the payments… who wants to keep reminding themselves that the debt hasn’t gone anywhere?
Please don’t stop this blog–I’m surprised your hits are low. Perhaps others have grown disinterested too. Yes, you did make several posts that were about “other” things than ads and giveaways., and yes, I read them. The coupon series sounds interesting to me–I just meant that the posts I personally enjoy reading (and would come back for) are the ones that are more personal. But I’m betting those are probably the ones you like the least, because it means being vulnerable, and no one likes that. I just enjoyed reading about your ups and downs, dealing with a less-than-perfect living situation, searching for a job, finding a car, making decisions (and whatever, even NKOTB) and just the regular day-to-day stuff. That’s what interesting to me, but I can only speak for myself. That’s what I would read, and what I do read in other blogs that I follow regularly.
I’m sorry you’re disenchanted, but hopefully you can turn it around. Your first posts in this blog were among the best–because they were real, and brave, and interesting. Yes, you opened yourself up for criticism (and the whole way I found your blog was from a snark message board) but such is the life of a blogger, and who cares what haters think anyway?