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  1. Bex Smith
    February 10, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    I know you’re British so you could always join the UK Bloggers Facebook page – anyone living in the UK or any UK expats can join and a lot of our members have been talking about transferring to WordPress but are too scared to do it on their own.

    $37 is under £25 over here and I think most people will jump at the chance x

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 11, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion Bex. I have applied to join the group. I’ll be happy to offer it to the members and look forward to being able to help people make the move.

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  2. MomMaven
    February 12, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    Wow! I have been blogging for 5 years have decent traffic and have never made more than $500 in any given month and that is with sponsored posts. My Amazon and AdSense are pennies. My other affiliates are useless. I need to learn from you. I’d be so happy to do $1000 a month consistently. I stopped over from the Whatever Goes Wednesday linky.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 12, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

      There is lots of info all over the site about what works for me, although it might not work exactly the same for you, but it will be a start and give you some ideas and inspiration. I hope it works out for you.

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  3. chrissy
    February 13, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    i still dont know how to make money from share a sale. help me friend.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 13, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

      Send me an email Chrissy. Tell me the merchants you are signed up with, send some examples of the posts you have written promoting affiliate products, tell me details about your traffic and readership, where they mostly engage with you, whats most popular on your site etc and I’ll see if I can give you some pointers or suggestions.

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  4. younghopes
    February 15, 2014 @ 7:36 am

    Its always interesting to read how much you made and congrats for this huge amount, I have never been able to earn well from adsense on my blog. Also i use viglink instead of shareasale and commission junction. Do you think it is good enough

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 16, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

      If you can be more active by using merchants affiliate programs directly I think you will perhaps be more focused and more successful. You would also then get access to special affiliate offers and banners etc by registering with the merchants either directly or via their network such as ShareASale, CJ.com and others. To be honest, I HATE viglink. I used them myself, but then found that they were actually re-writing my existing affiliate links to their own account with ShareASale, even though they had assured me this was impossible and would never happen. Despite having proof and the support of ShareASale they continued to deny it over and over again. Despite removing the plugin, it took me months of going back and forward with them until eventually they told me how to remove the final pieces of hidden code that were re-writing my links. I have no idea how much income I lost as a result.

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      • younghopes
        February 18, 2014 @ 5:04 am

        Thanks Deby for this info, i would look at shareasale for sure, however i am bit confused with one thing: and i hope you understand what i am saying: 1. keyword research
        2. commission rate. These are two things, how can we related both and write an article. Since there are a number of sites which offer 20% commission or more so should i write a post keeping the comm. rate in mind or should i just write a keyword researched post and then add products to it? I am bad at affiliate marketing so i am asking you this.

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          February 18, 2014 @ 7:33 am

          You should write your post primarily for your readers and what they are interested in. If you are trying to engage them, then the subject and content will be important, and less so the keyword value. You can save your keywords for other posts than bring in search engine traffic, not every post needs to be keyword optimized. With regard to commission rate, its better to focus on the right products than it is the rate of commission. I once tried to promote this great offer on business cards – I had a killer discount coupon and a great commission rate, but not a single person clicked through. Because none of them were interested in business cards. So its more important to get the right product and write the best article which showcases it. 3 sales on a 10% commission product are better than 0 or 1 sales on a 20% commission item that doesn’t fit quite so well.

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        • younghopes
          February 19, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

          Thank you so much Deby for this information, perhaps you are right if i choose a high commission rate product but no one clicks on it then it is useless, on the otherhand a low comm. product with more demand can in turn be profitable. I would be following your advice. have a nice day and congrats again for your earnings

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  5. Kimberlee Gibson
    February 15, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    WOW! That is awesome, Deby! I am still trying to figure things out in the small amount of time I have. I have to manage my etsy shop and craftsy so those take time and I have a family, too. I need to go back and review your info on selling patterns on your blog or website and start doing that – my goal for the next week.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 16, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

      Yes, finding the time to do everything you have planned is the biggest challenge of all! Good luck with it Kimberlee.

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  6. sineamaries
    February 15, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    You are doing so well! I haven’t had good results on Share A Sale and I’m wondering why. You obviously have the touch. Got any pointers?
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 16, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

      It all comes down to the merchants and products you choose to promote, how you promote them and how they fit with your niche and what your readers would be looking to buy online. You have to write your own ‘sponsored posts’, featuring those products or merchants as the focus of the post, and showing your readers why its so awesome, and they might want to take a look at the site/buy something themselves. It also comes down to click through rate, and number of clicks. You need a big enough reader base to generate enough traffic, to generate a few clicks, and then only a few of the clicks generate sales. It’s a volume business for the most part, unless you are selling very high end or very high commission products.

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  7. Clare Swindlehurst
    February 22, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    Well done you on breaking the $5k barrier, I’m still working on that one!

    Just a thought about your blogger to WP course – I think it is a definite need among the mom blogger community where many start out with blogger and then need to move to WP when they decide to make it more of an income stream than a hobby blog. Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place to promote it – not necessarily paid. Another option is to give the course away but inside recommend the hosting company and domain agent you use – using an affiliate link – and then you’ll earn commissions from any sales.

    I just found your site today thanks to the Diana Rambles pin party and I’m now sticking around to see what you can teach me!

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