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  1. Brooke
    May 4, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Thanks so much for sharing these great tips! Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Christine @
    May 4, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    These are so helpful! Pinned! Thanks for sharing! I hope you’ll drop by I DIg Pinterest soon!


  3. Mrs. Tucker
    May 4, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Really good info. Thanks for sharing.

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!


  4. Victoria H (@funmom91)
    May 4, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    This is a great list. Some of them I had heard of others I have not.

    Victoria from Young Work AT Home Moms


  5. Jen Nikolaus
    May 4, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Seriously awesome info. I was just looking into Social Spark…pinning this now. Thanks for putting this together!

    Jen @


  6. deanna ritz
    May 4, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this information. I just started blogging in january and only have about 40 followers using gfc & email together when is it appropriate to start persuing advertisers? How many followers or traffic do I need before companies are interested in advertising?


  7. Cindy
    May 4, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    Thanks Deby for all this great information!


  8. Amy @Theblissfulbeeblog
    May 5, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Such a great post!! Thanks so much for sharing – pinning this!!



  9. TitiCrafty by Camila
    May 5, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for a while, for some reason I have no idea why I hadn’t followed your twitter, it would have been easier to keep track on you lol. This post and the “Essential Blog Elements” are excellent! Thank you for this awesome share. It would be so helpful if you could share these on my Link Party today if you like Hops there is a Pin it Hop on Thursdays.

    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila


  10. krystie
    May 5, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing this valuable info Deby! I really need to learn about all this!


  11. Cathy Compeau
    May 5, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    Awesome post!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    Hugs, Cathy


  12. [email protected]
    May 5, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    Great info. Some of these I already am doing as well at my site! I am stopping by from I Should Be Mopping the Floor Blog Hop!


  13. Rita
    May 5, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips!


  14. The Deliberate Mom
    May 6, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Great tips! I had no idea there were sponsored tweets and pins. Interesting.
    Thanks for sharing!


  15. cookingwithcurls
    May 6, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Awesome advice, thank you so much for sharing!!!


  16. Samantha D
    May 6, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Ii’m going to Pin this to use! Thanks!


    (Found you on Skip to my Lou!)


  17. Christina
    May 6, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Love this article! THANKS:-)


  18. Julia Kendrick
    May 6, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    This is great information! Thanks so much for sharing and I pinned it for reference. Julia @


  19. Shelley
    May 6, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    I wish I had read this when I first began blogging! Awesome! I have pinned to one of my boards (Blogging Tips) on Pinterest. I love Infolinks and unfortunately experienced the horrors of Adsense!

    Today I am visiting from Made by you Monday! Would be happy for you to link up at my party sometime!

    See you there!



  20. Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life
    May 6, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    Great tips here; thanks for compiling them and including your personal experience. I’m visiting from Craft-O-Maniac.


  21. [email protected]
    May 6, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    Thanks for the tips!!!!!


  22. Ellora Drinnen (@CreatvlySouthrn)
    May 7, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing such helpful information and tips!! Pinned this to go back and do some work! 🙂 Visiting from DIY Dreamer.


  23. Robin
    May 7, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    Great tips! I always look forward to your posts every week!


  24. Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    May 7, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Hi Deby,
    I always love these posts. You always give great information. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly


  25. Bethany Wright Dearden
    May 8, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    Really awesome tips! Thanks so much fro sharing your expertise!


  26. Heather
    May 8, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Great info! I use ShareASale and I’m affiliated with Amazon. I aslo use PassionFruit. So far I’ve had success with all three.


  27. Renae M Eddy
    May 8, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    I stumbled across your site in a link up. I’m so glad I did. I’m not able to read all of the information you have given, since my kiddos come first at the moment, but I have bookmarked your site so I can sit down and read everything. What a great resource. Thank you!


  28. Carolyn Burch
    May 8, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    WOW thank you for sharing your knowledge. I am now following you and looking forward to taking my blog to the next step!
    stopping by to visit from Fluster’s Creative Muster Wednesday Linky Party
    Carolyn @


  29. Alexandra
    May 8, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I will be saving this to review over and over. I’m just starting to monetize my blog so I appreciate knowing all the ways to do it. Coming over from Yesterday on Tuesday – Crafty Soiree


  30. DesignGeek
    May 8, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    I am a new blogger and I am so glad you have done all this stuff first. Its a jungle in blog land.


  31. PJ
    May 8, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    I am a brand new blogger so your posts are very eye opening for me. Thanks for helping navigate the blog land jungle.


  32. igotthismartha
    May 9, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Great tips! Thanks so much!


  33. MommiFried (@mommifried)
    May 10, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Excellent tips! Thanks for sharing!


  34. Jenna
    May 10, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    Great list! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof


  35. Heather Przybyla
    May 10, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    This is GREAT! Thank you so much for all of the help!


  36. bohemian babushka (@BBabushka)
    May 12, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Here from Paula’s hop and am now your follower. This is great info, placed it into my Blog $ file and will be studying it closer later this week. Hope to see you at my dance, BB2U.


  37. domesblissity2013
    May 13, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I love your blog posts. This is really interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing. I’ve featured this one this week as the most viewed link.

    Anne xx


    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 14, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      Wow – thank you so much Anne – dropping over now to take a look.


  38. Kim
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Pinned…awesome thanks! 🙂


  39. Katie Adams
    May 14, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    Thank you for the great tips and thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!


  40. Debra
    May 16, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    I signed up with Socialspark and was approved. I had several leads come in recently and accepted a few, then an advertiser made an offer. Most of these offers are small. Twenty dollars or so. I wrote up my post and submitted it. A small change was asked for and then I was approved. The next day I received my post back in HTML form and was told to copy and paste it exactly as is and publish. There was no instruction about editing it . Then you submit the url and are done. Well I suppose that I thought as soon as it was published that THEY came through with some of HTML converting robot. About 15 minutes later I took the post off my site. I sent about three urgent messages on their support “thing” but I don’t even see that those are posted. No real human beings that I could find anywhere. I researched and found several articles on the Net about writing HTML but I have not yet found how to take this garbled document and convert it back to the post that I wrote and that was approved, along with the visuals that are required. The other alternative is to let them come in and post but you must give them your blog info and password. Well should I get hacked or have troubles due to that I already can see that there is no human tech support that I can easily find. I did finally email the lady that I was to send my social posts too ( Facebook, Pinterest etc ) and let her know that I would not be doing that until this was resolved and that I probably wouldn’t be posting by the deadline after all. She cc’d someone else at the end of the day and I saw nothing by the following morning Point is, should I sign up with or try anything with another company I will ask up front if there are human beings around to answer questions, and how the final post is approved etc. I am on and I just wonder if others have the same sort of experience with either SS or other similar companies. OR if anyone knows how to take a html doc and turn it back to normal 🙂


    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 16, 2013 @ 7:08 am

      When you write a post in WordPress, or in Blogger too, there are two tabs where you can write and edit your post. One is the plain text version and the other will show you the HTML version of what you have just typed. Instead of posting the html into the plain text tab, you should have posted it into the html tab and then it would have shown you the plain version and posted that automatically. It really is very very easy.
      Look on the top right of the edit area – Visual is the post as it will be displayed and Text is the HTML equivalent.
      Funny that you have not had a good response from their support – I’ve had some excellent support recently on a post that I wrote, and one lady emailed me backwards and forwards all day when I had questions about advertising.
      Do give them another go – once you get the hang of where to post the html, it will be easy-peasy.
      Drop me an email if you need help.


      • Debra
        May 16, 2013 @ 9:23 am

        Someone answered this morning ( about 1/2 hour ago ) and just said to contact ( She was the person on the cc that the first person asked to solve the problem : )

        I have a Visual Tab and a Text Tab. There is no HTML tab. What they gave me ( their HTML rendition basically looks the same in both, aside from the font looking a little different ) What happens is, you write your post on their site. Similar to working in WordPress. You can save to draft and come back and forth as you edit it. Their visuals that you can use ( some required ) are on a sidebar.

        When the final is approved, it is handed back to you as HTML. You paste that into WordPress and then …….( in my case ) Lose Your Mind 🙂


        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          May 16, 2013 @ 9:56 am

          Give this a go. 1 – Open up a brand new blank post. 2 – Give it the correct title. 3 – Click on the TEXT tab. 4 – Paste in the html they gave you. 4 – Click back on the visual tab to see what it looks like. 5 – Preview the post in a new window – does it look OK?
          That should be all you need to do.
          If you still have problems – drop me an email and I’ll see if I can help you out with a little video tutorial and some screen shots.


          • Debra
            May 16, 2013 @ 11:25 am

            Well for pete’s sake, lol…after researching about 20 websites and forums trying to figure out what to do this worked!
            I can’t thank you enough!
            I will answer those ladies and let them know the problem is solved and WHO solved it…they should probably ask you to post a little tech article about this. All of these stupid plug ins I was trying, etc!

            Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

          • Deby at Moms Make Money
            May 16, 2013 @ 11:54 am

            YAY – I popped over to your site and everything looks good. Easy when you know how – right? Well done for persevering. Next time you’ll be able to do one of these sponsored posts in no time – it’s good money.
            I also allow them to post directly for me – saves me even more time and I just compose straight into their editor, use the links etc they provide and submit. I don’t worry too much about giving them my password, as I know lots of bloggers do and I’ve never heard of any complaint. I was so glad to be able to help you.

          • Debra
            May 16, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

            And I am glad that you did! 🙂 it was driving me crazy since doing my FIRST post was important and it was a FUN one..CB2 and Novogratz seemed like such a nice way to start. Thanks again!

  41. sohan
    May 28, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Great job! These tips are really useful & very informative. I will be back to read more of your posts. Please keep us posted. Thank you for sharing.


  42. Ashley at Handmade aJ
    June 10, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Wow such a thorough post! Thanks for all the great info!


  43. Red Point Tailor
    June 25, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Very helpful tips! Tahnks!


  44. Michele
    June 27, 2013 @ 3:50 pm


  45. Divya
    September 11, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    sharing the link to this article in my blog as a part of consolidated series on blogging basics. thanks in advance


  46. SaranowSchultz (@HintMama)
    September 25, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    Such helpful tips! Thank you!


  47. Lily Seymour
    October 6, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Another great post! I wish I hadn’t lost my google ranking when I forwarded my URL to my new URL last year. My blog was at PR-3 now it’s back down to PR-1 because indexing had to start all over again with the new URL. Even BlogHer won’t touch me, but as always my Google is my biggest earner thanks to my Youtube channel.


    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      October 7, 2013 @ 6:39 am

      That’s strange you lost page rank. If done properly, the redirect from Blogger to your own domain should transfer over your page rank with what’s called a 301 redirect. What a shame. How I think page rank is less important than it used to be. There used to be 4 updates a year, but this year – only 1 so far! Glad to hear YouTube is doing so well for you.


  48. andyvuiton
    March 6, 2014 @ 1:11 am

    Bookmarked, it’s very valuable, thank Deby!


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