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  1. emily
    August 7, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    wow deby! I’m always so impressed with your numbers! I know your pageviews are higher than mine, so that makes a difference, but you really do better with the share a sale then I seem to do :o) Working on it slowly…. Ha! Thanks for all your great info!

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  2. Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}
    August 7, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    That’s awesome! I’m still learning the different ways to make money, and I’ve heard people mention Sverve a few times, so I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for all your tips!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      August 7, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

      You are welcome Tiffany. Remember to check into Sverve often because they don’t email you with new campaigns, you have to log in to see them.

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  3. Something Neutral
    August 8, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Thank you for sharing this information! It’s so nice to see how blogs can really come together.

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  4. Becca
    August 9, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Thanks for sharing! It’s great to see the breakdown of numbers for some of the new bloggers.

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  5. rcornish
    August 9, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    Awesome to see this and inspiring to boot. You have reset my expectations in a good way and really gotten me motivated. Thanks and keep up the good work as well as the updates.

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  6. Corinna Ashley
    August 9, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    You may have spoke about this before, I’m interested in how to drive that initial bit of traffic. And then maintaining it. Would you recommend starting out buying ads, link parties, what else? I understand a lot of the other aspects of blogging, but I don’t know how to drive traffic to my blog in the first place.

    Congrats on the earning by the way, That’s seriously awesome and I hope to have similar success one day <3

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      August 10, 2013 @ 7:45 am

      Hi Corinna, I’ve taken a look at your site and for the subjects you are writing about, you can draw traffic from linky parties. I’m not sure how effective an advert might be unless it was on a site with a lot of traffic but that would be expensive. But for me, search engine traffic is the most important and this takes time to establish, and requires several really good strong posts that people might be searching for in order to draw them in. I’ll send you an email with a few suggestions.

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  7. Alison Bayne
    August 11, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Fantastic earnings, how many hours a day do you spend? I feel like I have insufficient time but I certainly would like to be contributing to our household income via my blog.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      August 11, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

      My time spend varies a lot. I recently took off 9 days where I barely did anything and still everything kept running. And while I was working part-time, I didn’t have many hours for blogging etc and still things worked out OK, although I did earn a little less. I’ve never kept a record, but I would guess when I am full-time blogging its probably from 20-30hrs a week. Most of that time goes into developing my free sewing patterns.

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  8. Kathy @ Teaching Good Things
    August 11, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Found you through Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop #123. This is a great post, I need to take my time and implement some of these things. You’ve got great sales,

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  9. Kathy Penney
    August 12, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    Inspiring.Thank you for your transparency! And thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty.

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  10. courtney
    August 12, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing your numbers! I find that a lot of bloggers don’t feel comfortable sharing this information, and am so glad to know of other ways to earn income.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      August 13, 2013 @ 7:51 am

      Well I wouldn’t be able to really stand here and try to give out blogging and earning advice on my site if I wasn’t at least prepared to back it up by showing that I was able to make money myself. There are far too many sites out there telling you do this, do that, sign up here but without backing up what they say with real numbers – I always like to know I am taking advice from someone who is following the method and being successful themselves.

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  11. Jann Newton
    August 14, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    I love that you share this information with us every month. I’m going to have to check out ShareASale.

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  12. Marie
    August 14, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Thanks for the informative post. I’m just starting to monetize and it feels like a foreign field to me right now. Visiting from Adorned From Above blog hop.

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  13. itzybellababy
    August 15, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    Wow- I am heartily impressed with what you have done! I am also glad you shared. It is so hard to know where to spend time when promoting a blog, and trying to get sales on etsy and ebay… I am going to be ramping up my efforts and signing up for some of the services above.
    I am on Swerve too- I made $5 last month.. not much, but it’s a start!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      August 15, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

      Yes, every little bit is a start. And you can always use several or even lots of ways to earn money, in which case lots of little bits may even add up to quite a bit. Keep it up!

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  14. Melbounre
    September 6, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Congrats on your success. Can you tell us more about getting traffic? How to get more followers on pinterest,facebook,google plus etc.,

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 6, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

      The easiest answer to this is to say that the best way to get more followers is two fold. Get more traffic to your site any which way you can by promoting anywhere and everywhere, and then have great content so when people arrive, they become engaged and interested in what you have to say and they want to follow you. Take a look at the recent post about 2- Tips for Pinterest and see if anything there can give you some ideas.

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  15. Jen
    October 6, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Thanks for all the details you share. They are what will help me as I develop my blog over the next two months. This week I’m gonna dig deep into your articles then get started. I’m stoked!

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