You may not have noticed that Take Charge of Your Money has very few adverts?
I know that it’s very common to visit sites with stacks of ads all over. I don’t really like that and have decided to be very picky with any ads or affiliate links that I show. There are very few ads here. They are however relevant to the content and definitely relevant to South African readers.
So how do I make money?
Or, what you probably want to know, how do you make money from blogging? lol
You can visit my page on Brands I Trust to see a list of brands that I use myself and that offer some sort of referral fee. I am happy to promote these brands and products as these are things that I use myself and I know that they are good quality and professional companies. It would be great if you used the referral links, but you can go to sites directly too. See more about how affiliate marketing works.
You can get a final car insurance quote in less than 2 minutes from Naked Insure – and, you may even save some money!
I also occasionally post sponsored content which means that a company either requests me to write on a specific topic, or they provide the content. These posts will always be marked with a bold title “Sponsored Post”, “Supplied”, or “Partnership”. I am very picky about sponsored posts as I am only prepared to promote brands and products that resonate with my values and beliefs and the posts need to be useful and in line with my site.
What about if you see a page promoting a product but it’s not marked as sponsored? Well then it simply means I decided to promote something without any remuneration. I do that sometimes.
Partnered social media campaigns are also a good source of income. But again, I only parter with trustworthy companies whose products I am comfortable being associated with. My reputation is on the line here.
I also spend a lot of my time creating content for others; blogs, corporate sites and printed material. This forms the bulk of how I make money.
Finally, I have some useful resources that you can purchase. Some are free (or donation based) whilst others have a set fee. Follow me on Gumroad
Have your say
If you ever have bad experiences with any of the brands I trust or feel that any of the sponsored content is unsuitable for the site then I would like to hear from you! Please share your experiences and views, I’m always keen to hear! You can contact me here.