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42 Comments

  1. Jann Newton
    May 7, 2013 @ 6:23 am

    Deby,

    Thanks for sharing your monthly data. I hope to monetize soon on my new blog, so it is very interesting to see the breakdown of where each portion of income is coming from. I read your post about Google Adsense in April, and I am glad you got it straightened out. Hopefully it will be a good source of income for you in the future.

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    • DesignGeek
      May 8, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

      Ditto about your Google horror story. I’m so glad you got it worked out.

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  2. Mrs. Tucker
    May 7, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    I worry about my Google Adsense as well. Glad they allowed you back in, but I’m with you, I’d be a bit hesitant.

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

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  3. Momasaurus
    May 7, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Wow, great post.I’m a newer blogger & this information has been SO helpful. Thanks so much. Keep up the great work!
    Erin aka Momasaurus

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  4. day2day SuperMom
    May 7, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Thank you for posting your info. I’ve applied to AdSense several times now but keep getting denied. I added all their criteria and now it’s another reason! I’m contemplating moving on and just using other ad companies, yet I keep hearing that AdSense is the way to go. Your post makes me think I should just forget them…I dunno!! I would love your advice on this one. Or maybe I should just be patient and apply again later? =) Thanks!!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 7, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

      Hi Supermom – Adsense is a bit of a mystery even to those who have been using it for years. And with no real person to give email or phone support and answer questions, no one can be really sure that their policies are and why one site might be accepted while one is not.
      Yes, be patient, continue to grow your site and apply again in a few months. But in the meantime, I highly recommend Rivit Media as an alternative – they are only for ‘crafting’ blogs and they do require one advert above the fold, but the RPM is very good – my one advert is getting about 87c RPM. A very good alternative to Adsense.

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      • Mel
        May 8, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

        Thanks for this that’s a great tip xo Well done on the earnings

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      • day2day SuperMom
        May 9, 2013 @ 1:10 am

        Thank you so much Deby! I’m checking them out now!

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  5. Robin
    May 7, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    As a newer blogger – I really appreciate your sharing this information.
    Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  6. Susan Dee
    May 7, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing this info. I’ve been following.
    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-perfectly-peanut-butter-brownies/

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  7. [email protected] Pinch of Joy
    May 7, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    thank you for sharing this valuable information! Google Adsense seems to be a mystery — glad you got a second chance!

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  8. 2Momma2
    May 8, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Thank you for sharing this! It’s really nice to know I could potentially make some money with my blog if I start to figure all this out! I’ll be signing up for your newsletter and following – thanks!

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  9. Jenny
    May 8, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Thanks for all this great info!! I’m going to bookmark this post for future reference:)

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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  10. Stephanie
    May 8, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    My first time at your site. Thanks for being so transparent with your experience. I’m a new blogger and this is very helpful and encouraging.

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  11. Annie Kate
    May 8, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I’m considering setting up a monetized blog besides my homeschooling one, and this sort of information is so helpful!

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  12. vmg206
    May 8, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing ~ I’ve been following for the past few months. I’ve applied to AdSense twice and been declined. I have an amazon ad and a few other but I don’t think anything at all has moved. I guess I am not getting this.
    I’m visiting you today from Lil Luna. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Decorative Flip Flops~ Gift Idea

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 22, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

      Hi Megin and thanks for dropping by. I’ve had a look over your site and don’t see why Adsense would decline you – but they are a complete mystery in the way they operate and many great sites are declined or later disabled with no real explanation. Don’t stress it – its nothing personal about your site. In fact, you can make money using Rivit as a good alternative to Adsense – I recently published a review of them and recommend you take a look.
      With regard to earning from your adverts, sometimes it needs a more direct approach than just a display banner. I’m working on a case study example of how to work with affiliate adverts and hopefully you will find this useful. Keep at it – keep trialing and testing until you see what works best for you – have you tried ShareASale yet? Look back through the newsletter archive to learn more ….good luck.

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  13. Alexandra
    May 8, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing, really interesting. I too got disabled for Google Adsense but I have no idea how to appeal it and it’s been a pretty long time. so I’m sad I can’t make money that way.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 8, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

      Sorry to hear you lost your Adsense – but I’m working on a post about a great alternative for Crafty blogs with Rivit Media. If you don’t know about them already, do pop over and take a look. The payouts are very good.

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  14. atozebracelebrations
    May 9, 2013 @ 12:17 am

    wow!! you have an awesome blog!! I hope you share this link on my party this week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/05/tuesday-link-party-6.html
    I definitely need to make more money with my blog 🙂
    Nancy

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  15. Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    May 9, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    Hi Deby,
    Thanks for always helping with new info for making money. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

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  16. Brooke
    May 9, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this great info! I love seeing your income breakdown. I haven’t earned anything from my blog yet, but am looking into getting started. I did apply for Google AdSense, but got denied. Do you know common reasons for getting denied? Anyway, thanks again for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

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  17. emily
    May 9, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    wow! I just can’t get my Rivit, Escalate and sale a share accounts to get a return…. You are impressive :o)

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 9, 2013 @ 9:08 am

      Hi Emily. I’m going to take a look at yoru site and if you don’t mind I’ll email you with some suggestions and observations. Its easier for me to look and give you my first impressions than it is for you to try to analyse your own sometimes when you are so close to it. Let’s see what we can do to improve things for you.

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  18. wanda
    May 9, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Wow wow & wow! I have been blogging since 2008 and have never tried any money making ideas. I would LOVE to do something to vamp that situation up!

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  19. Theresa
    May 9, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    That is a super impressive amount of $ for one month on your blog! Way to go… very interesting 🙂 I’ll definately be checking back for more posts 🙂 Theresa @ AMomInTheMaking.com

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  20. Jen Nikolaus
    May 9, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    This is such awesome info. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the different affiliate programs. I’m so grateful that you break it down like this, go over the details, and add a link to where to go if you want to check it out. It helps so much! Also, can’t believe that happened to you and you had to fight to get your Adsense back!! That is insane!! Anyway, glad you had a good month! Keep up the good work and thanks again!

    Best,
    Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

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  21. Amy Mayen
    May 10, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Great post Deby! Visiting from Diana Rambles:)

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  22. Heather
    May 11, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Hi Deby,
    It’s so hard to find good affiliates, thanks for sharing your success with other bloggers. I really appreciate it and bookmarked this page for future reference. 🙂

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Heather
    http://www.My-Sweet-Mission.com

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  23. Jayne
    May 12, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    Thanks for this post, I still seem to be having a hard time wrapping my mind around how this all works. I’ve signed up for Amazon and thought I’d be able to set up my own “shop” as a widget on my sidebar but cannot figure it out! I’m going to go and look at your Sew So Easy site and see what you’ve done. You are a natural at this all!

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    • Jayne
      May 12, 2013 @ 7:33 am

      Update, I persevered and got an Amazon widget up and going. Thanks Deby for the great posts and encouragement!!!

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  24. lulu
    May 12, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Interesting post. I’m curious, are you making money selling your own work or attracting advertisers to your blog?

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 12, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

      The only money from actually selling something is for the e-book I sell – 20 Tips for Etsy Success. All of the rest is advertising or affiliate income. Or income for sponsored actions/posts. You can click on each of the underlined headings to get more details of where the money comes from. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer – just drop me an email.

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  25. upcycledtreasures
    May 13, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this information. I’m a new blogger and only hope that someday I can actually make a living doing what I love. Until then, you are my inspiration so thank you!
    ~Katie

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  26. C.R.A.F.T.
    May 13, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Thanks for being so transparent! I learned a lot! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  27. Jenn
    May 14, 2013 @ 3:20 am

    Thanks for talking about your experiences, successes and difficulties–very helpful and informative!

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  28. Kristen
    May 15, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    I just started trying to monetize my own blog http://101thingstodoinyourcity.blogspot.ca and was denied when I applied for Google AdSense which was very daunting did you have a favourite adsense alternative?

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 16, 2013 @ 9:53 am

      Hi Kristen. Its not the end of the world if you don’t use Adsense. There are alternatives. If you haven’t already – do use Infolinks. It’s discreet advertising that lots of people use and it doesn’t cover your site with display adverts.
      And tomorrow on 17th, I’ll be posting an article about Rivit who I also use for my sewing site. You can apply to them too. And if you are a member of Social Spark, you can also apply for their Izea adverts – I’m trialling that right now and hope to write a review in about a month.

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      • Kristen
        May 16, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

        Thanks for the advice! I will definately be checking out all your suggestions.

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  29. claudia
    May 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    thanks for sharing this info…not everyone is willing to post what they earn, but this is very helpful to a lot of us 🙂

    Claudia @ http://www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  30. April @ Angels Homestead
    May 18, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Wow, I’m impressed. I use Adsense, but don’t make much money from it. :/ Guess I just have to hang in there and hope it goes up. Thanks for sharing your earnings with Saturday Spotlight.

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  31. Honey
    July 18, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

    With the number of people I hear about having their adsense money taken, it makes me wonder who actually holds Google accountable? Is it possible that there are not really malicious things going on and they are just taking people’s money because they don’t want to pay it out?
    Blessings
    Honey

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