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  1. Jenna @ Sensationallyseasonal.com
    June 7, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    I definitely get ideas and find value in your site! You have figured out how to make money at this blogging thing much better than I have yet, but I use the strategies you talk about and it has helped me tremendously to get a handle on everything. I still wish I could figure out how you were translating such good numbers with your shareasale. I’m having no luck in that category. You inspire me!

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  2. Shawna @dakotacreekchic
    June 8, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    Thanks for all the info!! Will definitely help me along the way sorting through all the how tos!

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  3. JoAnne Murphy
    June 8, 2013 @ 5:38 am

    As a newbie to blogging I have found your site to be the easiest to navigate and understand. The links to other “build a blog” sites are helpful but I find myself back at this one. One of the most helpful aspects for me is how you started from the beginning, explain it well, and go from there. Although you aren’t happy with your May results, they too are an inspiration. It won’t always be easy, and there will be glitches (like work and schedules) but when you know others experience similar patches it makes them easier and part of the business.

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  4. jamie
    June 8, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    That’s incredible! It really does add up. I still haven’t delved into advertising, but you’re making me seriously consider it!

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  5. Wendi
    June 8, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Deby- You’re blog and the information you share has tons of value for all levels of bloggers! I’m fairly new and love getting your newsletters. I’m liking and pinning your site with recommendations as a must read! Hope it contributes to better numbers for all categories next month!

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  6. Vanessa
    June 8, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    I certainly hope you continue with the blog. Why not recommend good books about blogging and online marketing to help with your affiliate sales? That would be something I would buy.

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  7. Jann Newton
    June 8, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    I have also learned so much from this site. Your story is so inspiring to us new to blogging, and I am continually amazed at what you have accomplished in such a short time! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  8. Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    June 8, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I appreciate your helpful info here Deby. It seems you have a decision to make and the question is…why did you begin this blog to begin with? How many bloggers do you think begin blogging to make money? I’m sure that number has changed since there is an appearance that everyone is making money with their ads.
    With ‘working’ again, how did you manage to keep linking up? It takes a lot of time to do that and provide a back link. Just staying on top of the schedule. And so many parties vary in their start times from week to week. It really takes up a huge chunk of time that could be devoted elsewhere.
    Your traffic numbers leaped in April, and still increased in May, I’m not sure what you mean by ‘leaked numbers’ here. Had you not been working do you think they would have increased the same percentage from April to May as previously?
    You talked about the balance. If you took away all the link parties…what do you think would happen to your numbers? Link parties are not fun to me. They have increased my traffic…but if I don’t party my numbers do drop.
    The other question is….has your subscriber numbers increased in similar measure to traffic?
    I think I missed this Deby, but when did you start blogging? I’m impressed with what you have learned and your ability to share it so well.
    Thanks for the tips, your transparency, and for taking the time to share.
    Blessings!
    p.s. When I went to sign up for Rivit…it seemed that their policy was that they were to be a sole advertiser. I stopped right in the middle of the process when I read that. Obviously you have many advertisers. Love to hear your thoughts.

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  9. Leah
    June 9, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I’m also wondering about the “leaking numbers” comment since it looks like your traffic was actually up in May? Was there a typo somewhere? Anyway – I’m inspired by your success with the sewing blog, especially all the sales via Sharasale. I’m signed up there, but don’t yet have the traffic & clicks to be making much money, but I think it has potential. I like reading your articles on this site, and I’m not sure what the reason is that it isn’t making money. Some products that seem like they’d fit are online tech/marketing classes or ebooks, web design/hosting, graphic design/logo design services, things like that – tools that are related to blogging, even if not directly related to monetizing a blog.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 9, 2013 @ 11:11 am

      Although traffic overall looked a little up in May, over the month the traffic declined from very high earlier on, to much lower in the later half of the month. So unless I can get a boost in this month, June will be lower than May.
      Yes, I must try to find some really good products I think are worth investing in. Certainly hosting is one, and ebooks is another good suggestion, and I’ll look into some tech classes too. Sometimes I just don’t like to ask readers here to buy things!

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  10. Linda
    June 9, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Thanks, Deby, for sharing your info. I think you are doing fabulously! Thanks for the resources. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/06/what-to-do-weekends-party-23.html

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  11. Shelley
    June 9, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    Definitely pinning this! I am co-hosting Diana’s Pin Me party this week and I would like to invite you to also link up at Party In Polka Dots which is LIVE right now!

    Shelley

    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/06/party-in-polka-dots-26-linky-and-sweet.html

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  12. ruthhill74
    June 10, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    The key is time–I believe. You cannot give up. Good job!

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  13. Tal
    June 10, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Hi, I’m stopping by from Market Yourself Monday. Love your blog, I’m now following you through Bloglovin’. Thanks for all the usful info!

    Tal @ The Crafeteria

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  14. megan
    June 11, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    wow. this is so inspiring! how do you do it?? I will have to come back and read more for sure. I’d love for you to share this over at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 11, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

      Hi Megan, thanks for taking the time to comment. I’ve added the link to your party – love the new blog design!

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  15. [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
    June 12, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    This is very interesting! I found you on Cast Party Wednesday’s and I just signed up for your newsletter!

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  16. Nisa Homey
    June 14, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I stumbled here from pinterest and boy! I am glad that I did….I have been going through your site for about an hour now…..so much of information. I did sign up on shareasale through your link…lets see how that work out for me…will surely get back with the feedback….thanks a ton for the information you have shared…

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 14, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

      Welcome to the team Nisa – great to have you on board.

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  17. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    June 16, 2013 @ 12:06 am

    Just wanted to say that I have found your blog to be very interesting and helpful as well!

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  18. Mariel @ Or so she says...
    June 16, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Deby, Thanks for sharing this at ‘Or so she says…’! What a great article. Can I ask, regarding Share a Sale, where do you primarily put their ads?? Sidebar, within posts, social media?? Which locations have brought you the most success?

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 16, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

      My greatest success has actually come from not displaying the advert at all, simply using a text link naturally as part of my writing. Its worked well in my newsletters too when a company for which I am an affiliate has a special offer which I can promote. I’ll be posting an article shortly – An affilaite case study to talk through my suggestions for success..

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      • Mariel @ Or so she says...
        June 18, 2013 @ 11:53 am

        Thanks, Deby! Let me know when you get your post up!

        Mariel @ Or so she says…

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          June 18, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

          It’s up today – you can find it on the front page. I think its mostly common sense but perhaps you can pick up an idea or two.

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  19. MM NAUMAN
    June 19, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Great Work Admin Nobody Shares The Income OF There Blog Or Site Like you…..You Share Every Thing In details and look so easy ti read and understand……but please say me one thing how you have earned more than thousand dollars from shareasale….please help me too……thanks regards from latest games and software or http://www.latestgames2.blogspot.com

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 20, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

      I have a new post on the site – How to earn with Affiliate sales – a case study. This should help you get ideas of how affiliate selling can work best.

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  20. Mark@ NeedMoneyUrgently.com
    June 20, 2013 @ 3:14 am

    I have never heard about the service share4sell and I see that’s the biggest part of your blog income. Thanks for the tip. Wish you good luck to future.

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  21. ceejay joe
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    Congratulations for your earnings, and am glad that i met your blog, and you have a cool design here.
    Am just going to read the new post.

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