BlogALiving makes money in several ways.
- Display Ads. There are display or banner ads in my sidebars, scattered through the posts, etc. These ads come from a third-party provider, such as Google AdSense, who pays BlogALiving a cut of the revenue earned from the ads.
- Affiliate Links. If you see a link to a product or service within an article, it may be an affiliate link. This means if you click over to that other website and buy anything at all, I get a small commission which ranges from a few cents to a few dollars, or in some cases, I may get an extension of a paid membership or service.
What about sponsored posts? Sponsored posts involve a sponsor paying you cash or free products to write about a service or product they offer. For this site, I have not yet received a sponsored post offer that I thought my readers would really enjoy, so I don’t have any sponsored posts as of now. But I’ve written them on other blogs, and I’m always careful to disclose whether the post was sponsored, and in particular whether I received a product or service for free that I’m reviewing.
What about free products or services? BlogALiving may be offered a product, service or trial membership to review. If this happens, we will always disclose within the post exactly what was received. Our reviews will always be honest.