Supplemental Income for the Household

December 18, 2010

Finances, the economy

As many of you know, I blog for pay. If it wasn’t for blogging, I’d never have been able to do what we do around here. This old 1855 house isn’t exactly a money pit, but it’s old, and as many of you know– modern incomes are pretty pinched these days, especially if the husband is the sole breadwinner.

I joined SponsoredReviews.com in early 2008. Combined with the handful of other companies that I’ve joined, I make a pretty good supplemental income (enough to be paying off for that huge kitchen renovation we did over the summer). SponsoredReviews asked me to write about my experience with them.

When I first joined SR, I wasn’t raking in the dough. Blogging for pay takes some time. That first year, I earned about $250. In 2009, I earned almost $300. I started up a bunch of new blogs and so far for 2010, I’ve earned over $700 with SR. That’s not too shabby, if you ask me.

SR is easy– probably the easiest blogging company I work for. The format is very simple (here’s the link, here’s what you say, boom- done). Some companies make you wrangle with a billion links and requirements and such. I like SR because it’s simple. Secondly, SR gives you 65% of the payment, where other companies take 50% share or more.

I wish there was more work at SR. A few months ago, I was clobbered with advertisers asking for reviews– I think I earned most if that $700+ in about three months over the summer. But work waxes and wanes. That’s the nature of making money online, of course. I like SR, so of course I want more work there.

If you are serious about making a little extra cash in the side, even if it’s just to get a pizza every month or to help pay off the mortgage, you CAN earn money by blogging. SR is one of my main income-producing companies, and they are a reputable one with which to do business. Check them out, you may like what you find.

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2 Responses to “Supplemental Income for the Household”

  1. Rena Says:

    Thanks for the info. I may look into this in the near future.

    A couple of questions, you can answer them here or in private email.

    If someone writes a review, can the advertiser reject it and not pay?

    Does the review get posted on the blog before or after its approved
    by the advertiser?

    What it the average going rate for reviews?

    If I was to look into this, is it best to make another blog for these reviews or should I keep them on my personal blog?

    I know you are crazy busy, so take your time in answering. šŸ™‚

    • Mrs. Mecomber Says:

      Hi Rena.

      1. The middle man (in this case, Sponsored Reviews) ensures that the advertiser pays for services rendered. I don’t know the specifics of SR, but most blogging companies get the money from the advertisers up front, and then submit ads for bloggers.

      2. With SR, before. The post must stay up permanently or you risk being banned from SR.

      3. Depends on the quality of your blog. Many newer and Blogspot blogs, if they get offers at all, go for about $5.

      4. Depends on your style and readership. If it was me, I’d build another blog. I’ll email you more info about this.