Get Paid to Blog with LinkVehicle

Get Paid to Blog with LinkVehicle

There are many different ways to make money with a blog of your own, but one of the most direct ways is to simply “get paid to blog“. By this I mean that you are actually getting paid a specific amount of money for writing a piece of content and placing it onto your site.

The concept is nothing new and amazing, it’s simply a matter of creating a high value blog that already has an existing audience and finding advertisers that would be willing to pay for exposure on your site.

So where are you supposed to find these paying advertisers? That’s where LinkVehicle comes in.

LinkVehicle was created to connect bloggers and advertisers together under one platform, while also taking out all of the annoying complexities of having to search for new advertisers, negotiate a deal, collect funds and make sure the content is posted to the correct site. With all that dirty work taken care of the process sounds easy enough, right? Well, it actually is!

How does LinkVehicle Work?

As mentioned, the concept is easy enough to understand, and to experience the process yourself all you need to do is sign up for a free account through their site. Once this is done you can start adding your blogs to their network for advertisers to see.

LinkVehicle Network

When a site is added the directory, all of the information about your site is private until the order takes place. One an advertiser finds a site they are looking to get their content placed on, LinkVehicle does the work of getting the content or job to the blogger, managing payments and making sure it’s a smooth transaction for both sides.

To give you a better idea of how it works, I’ve broken down the process for you below.

Viewing Offers & Adding Sites Inside LinkVehicle

Once signed up with LinkVehicle, the first thing that you will need to do is start adding your sites. The more sites you add, the better — if you have sites across a wide ranges of niches, this will also help increase the likelihood you will get new advertisers at a faster pace. For each site that you add to their network, you will also choose the amount you want to get paid per article, review or content piece.

Step 2

In addition to adding your sites and getting advertisers directly on a paid placement basis, you can also find a wide range of affiliate based offers to promote on your sites as well. (ie: Write about any of their offers and use your affiliate link to earn a commission every time a new person signs up for an offer or completes an action.)

Step 1

Using the LinkVehicle Dashboard

Every network or ad system has a dashboard, and it’s usually the first thing you see when you login. This is no different with LinkVehicle. When logged in, you will see a notice on the dashboard for any new, existing or pending reviews that might need to be addressed.

Step 3

Publishing Content to Your Blog

You will be notified through the dashboard and by email whenever a new advertiser is interested in placing an order with your site. It is then your job to login and accept or reject the offer. You can then create the content or work off the information that the advertiser may have already provided for you.

Once the content is live on your site, you can then submit the information in the LinkVehicle system where they will confirm it’s all good and live. LV then follows up with the advertiser, payments are issued to the blogger and both sides are happy.

Step 4

Finding Affiliate Offers to Promote

As mentioned earlier, LinkVehicle also has a bunch of affiliate offers that you can promote as well — 300+ to be exact. Much like an affiliate network, you are given tracking urls for each offer and a unique compensation plan for each. Affiliate offers range across various categories such as coupons, dating, education, games and surveys.

Step 5

Step 6

Earning Money with LinkVehicle

In comparison to other blog content ad networks, the cool thing about LinkVehicle is that you set how much you want to get paid per advertiser. LinkVehicle then doubles this amount to cover their portion of the work. (ie: If you want $200 per blog post, LV charges their advertisers $400 — meaning you get the full $200 you originally wanted)

LinkVehicle sends out payments on the 1st and 15th on the month.

Step 7

Here’s a recent payment statement from LinkVehicle as well.

LinkVehicle Payment

At the end of the day, content is still king and web sites, businesses and brands of all sizes are still trying to gain traffic and exposure for their sites — so if you have just one quality site or a whole boat load… LinkVehicle could be a great option for you to start monetizing your audience.

How Top Bloggers Make Money Blogging [Infographic]

How Top Bloggers Make Money Blogging [Infographic]

Making money with a blog is a dream come true for many bloggers around the world. Just think about it… this is the age of blogging!

Never has it been so easy for someone to start a business or brand on the internet, while also only needing to spend a few dollars in the process. Someone with just a few dollars in their hands and a few hours a week could quickly build an empire of sites or a brand that could sell for hundreds of millions of dollars down the road. It’s happened before and it’s happened again.

This post is all about the Blogconomy and how bloggers are making money with their blogs, using content to generate attention and revenue and everything else you ever wanted to know about blog monetization.

Different Types of Bloggers

We all know that there are many different types of bloggers and many of us will start as one type and end with another. I personally like the “Full-Time Professional” and “Entrepreneur” blogger models.

  • The Part-Time Professional
  • The Hobbyist
  • The Full-Time Professional
  • The Corporate
  • The Entrepreneur

Different Types of Bloggers

How Bloggers are Making Money with their Blogs

When it comes to making money with blogging, only 14% of bloggers earn a salary through their blog. These earnings can actually be broken down even further:

  • $24,086 is the average annual earnings
  • $33,557 average annual earnings for corporate bloggers
  • $1,000/year is what the average blogger earns when they are getting paid to post content to their site.

How Much Do Bloggers Earn

When it comes to blog monetization, there are plenty of methods to choose from. The most common ways to generate revenue with a blog are through display ads, affiliate marketing links and search ads. I’ve always been a fan of direct advertising, affiliate marketing links and building my own products.

Depending on your niche, site traffic, customer value and volume… each of these monetization methods will vary on how much they can earn for you. For example, if you had a high traffic celebrity gossip blog like PerezHilton.com, you would want to go with banner advertising (possibly on a CPM basis). If you had a product niche site that people were coming to read reviews before making a purchase, an affiliate program that you would earn a commission on for each lead would work very well.

Ways to Earn Money with Blogging

Looking for new ways to make money with your blog? Be sure to check out how over 50 other bloggers are making big money in my Meet the Bloggers series over at BloggingTips.com.

Highest Earnings Blogs on the Internet

While there are a ton of blogs on the internet, some are earning more than others. There are also huge blogs that are owned by corporations and private companies that don’t release the earnings from their sites. However, there are also many blogs that do release their earnings and have enough information out there to give a good idea of how much they are making. These are some of the big money making blogs on the internet today.

  • Huffington Post $2,300,000
  • Mashable $560,000
  • Perez Hilton $450,000
  • TechCrunch $400,000
  • Smashing Magazine $190,000
  • Timothy Sykes $150,000
  • Gothamist $110,000
  • Tuts Plus $110,000
  • Car Advice $70,000
  • Venture Beat $62,000

Though John Chow ins’t on this specific list, we know he is making over $100,000 a month at times as well!Top Earning Blogs

How to Start a Successful and Profitable Blog

I’m sure after reading this post and seeing all the big money that is being made by bloggers around the world, you are probably just waiting to get started with your own blog!

Before jumping in, make sure you follow these quick tips that will set you on the right path.

  • Get a great domain name. No numbers, hyphen or weird TLDs.
  • Set yourself up with a quality web host and don’t spend too much either.
  • Choose the best advertising for your audience and don’t sacrifice their on-site experience.
  • Use affiliate programs and links when recommending products or services on your blog.
  • Create quality content that provides value to your audience. Don’t just write for SEO.

Blogging Tips and Tricks

Special thanks to ignitespot for pulling all of this detailed blogger information together. You can check out the full infographic below.

highest earning blogs

74 Blogging Titles that Get People to Click! #3 Works Best!

74 Blogging Titles that Get People to Click! #3 Works Best!

Don’t you hate those annoying article titles that always start with a number?

I bet you do!… but guess what, they work extremely well and grab our interests — thus making us click even when we don’t want to!

To prove my point… you are here reading this very article!

Ever since sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy started posting a million articles with numbers in the titles and we continually see them getting thousands upon thousands of shares on Facebook, people started to catch on — these crazy number posts are actually getting a lot of attention.

And there’s been no stopping it ever since…

Even Entrepreneur.com is hooked and these crazy numbered post titles are they are the most shared articles on their site on any given day.

Entrepreneur Magazine Numbers Posts

One of the reasons why numbered posts work so well is because they can be applied to nearly any niche topic you can possibly think of.

From a writing standpoint, it’s also easier to come up with content creation ideas when you have a set amount of points you want to cover within one blog post.

For example, back in October I wrote an article for SearchEngineJournal that was titled “7 Proven Methods to Explode Your Social Shares“. Not only was it a great post with real life and working examples, but it was also the 3rd most shared article on their site for the whole month, with over 3,660+ social shares.

SEJ Article

Not bad for a site that produces hundreds of articles per month and is ranked in the top 2,000 sites online.

Crazy Post Titles and Numbers Work… and they are everywhere!

As mentioned, it’s not just in the online marketing and business world that is saturated with crazy post titles, they are pretty much everywhere.

You’ve likely seen these widget blocks at the bottom of many sites and they are a great inspiration for new post ideas and coming up with creative titles.

Numbered Posts are Everywhere

The next time you come across these ads/links, be sure to click on them and see how they span into a whole world of content sites that focus all of their efforts on amazing headlines and ad copy — all focused on getting that initial click and keeping people on their site.

Even more post title tips and tricks…

Crazy post titles and numbers are great… but they can get old after a while. Hubspot has a post on 11 different ways you can start refocusing and split testing the variations in your titles to see which perform best and get the higher click through rates. You can see one of their examples below.

Fun vs. Serious Tone
Variation A: 160 MORE Free Stock Photos You Seriously Need to Download Now
Variation B: 75 Free Stock Photos for You to Use (and Tips for Customizing Them in PowerPoint)

The Winner: Variation A (.11% vs. .05% CTR, statistically significant)

Takeaway: Don’t take yourself too seriously. Your post titles will be more enticing with a fun, light tone than a bland, serious one.

Which of the two would you have clicked on?

Be sure to check out their full article on each of their methods and how you can start testing this on your own site?

How to Create Killer Blog Post Titles for Your Site

With well over 100 million blogs on the internet today, you are fighting a never ending war that seems like it just keeps getting harder and harder to win. One of your weapons in this war is your creativity and ability to create content of value that others can share for you as well.

It all starts with your title and coming up with something creative to grab their attention.

So after writing hundreds, if not thousands of articles and post titles already… are you simply burnt out?

Kudos to TwelveSkip for creating the snazzy 74 blog templates infographic below. This simple, yet effective chart makes it allot easier for you to come up with a whole new selection of titles by simply plugging in high target keywords based on your niche.

Try it out and let the power of viral marketing do it’s work for you!

Blogging Headlines that Work