Nov 132011
 

As a part of the Blogging Tips series here at Frugality Is Free, I am going to introduce several ways that help you earn money from blogging. The most successful way to monetize your blog is by using several different methods such as adsense, affiliate programs, money earning programs and private ads, because it is the combination of these monetizing methods that will provide you with a proper income from blogging. One of my favorite affiliate programs is Escalate, because of the variety of promotions and because they offer a few pay to click (not pay to sell or pay to sign up promotions) as well. 

Escalate is a great way to earn money from blogging, because you can choose which promotions work for you, your blog and your readers. They pay fast and they pay on a monthly basis, once you have reached the minimum payment of $25.
Earning money with Escalate works best, when you write about the promotions versus just having banners on your site. One way to do this is to include links to coupons, once you post your deals, or write about your experience with the company that you are promoting.

Some of the Escalate promotional offers include:
  • Free American Baby Magazine Subscription
  • Free Baby Talk Magazine Subscription
  • Swagbucks
  • Coupons.com
  • Redplum
  • Sunday Coupon Preview
  • Glade – Right At Home Newsletter
  • Kelloggs Newsletter
  • Mysurvey
  • Hautelook
  • Vistaprint
  • Home Depot Newsletter
  • Totsy
Whenever new promotional offers appear, Escalate will send you an email with updates. I love that it is entirely up to me how often and which offers I want to promote, because it means that I can include only those offers that fit my blog audience.
Escalate pays via paypal or check, and they pay no later than 15 days after the end of the month, if you have reached minimum payment of $25. I  usually reach minimum payment every month, and Escalate always pays fast.
Escalate also pays $3.50 per person, who signs up through your personal referral link. I have included my sign up link in this post, in case you would like to sign up.
You can sign up with Escalate here.
Check out more Blogging tips in the Blogging Tips series.
If you have any questions or tips about how to monetize your blog, please feel free to leave a comment. 

  2 Responses to “Blogging Tips: Monetize Your Blog With Escalate”

  1. I see coupons on blogs all the time and wonder where they find them, is that where they are coming from and are the coupons on your coupon page from Escalate. I have been signed up there for a while, just was never really sure how to use it, but it seems like it would be beneficial. I just found a coupon for Maybelline products which goes along with my blog, so you think it’s best to create a post about the coupon?

    Also, just curious. I am in the process of revamping my blog and I was wondering how I would go about doing a drop down menu like yours?

    Thanks for the awesome tips!

    Sarah

    • Sarah, the coupons.com coupons I list here are from Escalate, and then once in a while, if there is a great freebie offer I will post. I have found that the best way to earn from the coupons is from actually writing about them (and not just the banner).

      My grocery shopping and Target posts are extremely popular, and if I post a link to a coupon that I have used from coupons.com, then this is the best way for me to get traffic to the coupons.

      About the drop-down menu…are you on blogger or wordpress?
      I knew I wanted a drop down menu, because I used to have one on blogger, but it was an html code that I used (where I actually had to go into the html template and add it. Every time I had to change a menu item, I had to go into the blog html template to change it, which was a hassle. At one point, I had to basically re-do my blog from the beginning, because of some issue that I thankfully have forgotten about, but I lost the html drop-down bar in the process, and I was not able to find the code again. If you are in blogger, I suggest you google html code and drop-down navigation bar.

      Anyways, here on WordPress I have found that the Suffusion theme (which I am using) gave me the most flexibility to change things around. I go into the Appearance, then the menu tab, and from there I created a menu under the navigation bar. I added all the items I wanted to have links to, and then I started moving the tabs around.

      To make it a drop-down bar, you simply have to pull the tabs a bit to the side. This way you have the main category to the far left (The one that can be seen), and all the tabs/menu items that you drag to the right a bit will function as a drop-down menu.)

      It took me forever to figure it out, but it is extremely simply, and I am loving it. I hope this helped a bit. If not, just ask me to clarify what you do not understand.

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