This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IZEA.
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Hi there Lovelies! Today I am really excited to share a little behind the scenes action of the blog. I get asked often about how to earn money from a blog. I've answered this a lot individually, but have teamed up with IZEA.com to share with you how I am able to earn a little bit of money from this little piece of the web I call my blog.
When I first started out my blog, it was never with the intention to earn money. It was something I did for me. I was going through lot of changes in my life. We were learning how to live on a budget and I was beginning to focus my life in a completely different direction. Writing a blog allowed me to journal that process and have a creative outlet at the same time. Over time I realized that people were actually reading my blog. What! People actually cared what I had to say. It was strange and exiting all at the same time. This gave me the motivation to continue stretching myself and learning new things, so I could then share it with you. As my blog grew, I realized that this little hobby of mine, could actually become a job. I love frugal living and I feel so lucky to be able to share that with other people. I remember my parents always saying you should find a job you love and do it. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a writer, blogger, and youtube maker, but I am and I absolutely love it!
About a year ago, I decided to get serious about this blog thing. I wanted to make this my part-time job, in addition to the other job I love - wife/mother-. I even wrote about it here. This blog takes up a lot of my time. I spend about four hours a day working behind the scenes on this blog. Because it requires a bit of time, I wanted to be able to find a way to earn money for all the time I was putting into this love of mine. This is where IZEA came into play. I found IZEA through a blog search and decided to try it out. IZEA connects creators who blog, tweet and post with leading brands who sponsor them. Those brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Compensation varies, depending on your stats for social media and your blog.
Over the past year that I have been using IZEA.com, I have been able to monetize various posts on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. With IZEA you can bid or decline on various brands, so you are only working with the companies that fit with your blog. Because I am always in the frugal mind set, I am thankful I am able to work with companies, who have similar interests. There are always things to share with you and new topics to be discussed. The people at IZEA are great to work with as well. They help you through each campaign and are there for tips when ever you need them. I love how personable they all are. Can you tell I have nothing but good things to say? I've had a great experience working with them.
Their site is easy to navigate as well. I write in blogger and am easily able to write up my posts in IZEA for approval and then copy and paste them into blogger. I am a busy stay at home Mom, so simple is the only language I speak :)
No matter the size of your blog, you can sign up with IZEA and earn some money for the content that you share. Check out IZEA.com to see how you can start earning, for what you post on your blog and social media. This year my blog money was able to completely pay for Christmas gifts for that family of mine. What a blessing that was to our little brood!
Check out IZEA.com to see how you can start earning money for you own little piece of the web!