One email that will make you an extra +$300/month from your blog

how to make money from your blog

If you have a blog, you know how difficult it’s to monetize it. You have probably tried various monetization techniques like displaying ads or using affiliate links on your site. These techniques work but don’t make much money when you are just starting out as you don’t get much traffic.

Hopefully there exist other monetization techniques.

One of them requires very little time to set up (about 30 minutes) and will add a few hundreds dollars to your bank account every month.

Can you guess what it is?

Well I’ll tell you, it’s through selling sponsorship to your newsletter

How does it work?

To understand how this kind of sponsorship works, you need to take a look at what podcasters systematically do in their show.

Every time you listen to a podcast, you hear things like:

This show is brought to you by…

We want to thank our sponsors…”

Sponsorship is what most podcasters use to monetize their show. That’s how they make thousands of dollar every month.

If you have a newsletter you can do the same thing and get companies to pay you through sponsorship. You just have to mention the company in a paragraph at the end or at the beginning of your email newsletter and they will pay you for it.

Simple right?

Now let’s take a look at how to do it exactly.

Step-by-step process to get companies to sponsor your newsletter

Step 1: Make sure to have at least 1,000 subscribers

Some bloggers manage to get sponsorship with a few hundreds subscribers but it’s usually easier to get sponsored when you have at least 1,000 subscribers

Step 2: Find companies that will sponsor your newsletter

There are various ways to find sponsors for your newsletter.

Way #1: Make a quick research on Google and find companies that already advertise.

So let’s say you have a blog about healthy food, you could write “buy healthy food” on Google to find companies that will pay you to get featured in your newsletter.

How to find sponsorsFor more inspiration:

Way #2: Go to blogs and websites in your niche market and look at what advertising banners they display.

Way #3: Listen to podcasts in your niche and pay attention to the sponsors they mention in their show

Step 3: Reach out to companies by email

It’s usually pretty simple to get the email address of sponsors, but just in case you don’t find it I recommend you to read the 5 little known tools and hacks to contact absolutely anyone.

Step 4: Send them an email and tell them that you are opening sponsorship slots in your newsletter

Click here to download the email template I used to get 2 companies to sponsor my newsletter and make $300

Now that you know what you have to do, I want you to find companies in your niche and contact them. It only takes about 30 min and can make you anywhere between $100 to $1,000/month (even more sometimes depending on the size of your list).

(source of inspiration: Bryan Harris)

5 comments… add one
  • Lindy November 27, 2015, 11:53 am

    Thanks for this valuable post. This is exactly what I was looking for …

  • Bobby February 15, 2016, 9:29 pm

    Wow, this is interesting. We’re not sure yet if we want to try to profit from our site since we started as a FB page that kind of took off. But this is good to know since we’ve been pondering it. We’ve got nearly 10k fans but only about 200 email subscribers. I guess we’ll make the sponsoring decision when we get to 1,000. Excellent post, really.

  • Ashley Smith March 8, 2017, 4:01 am

    Is this email script still available? Every time I try to submit my info to download it gives me an error message saying, “There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again.” I have tried two separate browsers with no luck, but I would love to access this printable, if still possible.

  • Sercan YILMAZ May 6, 2017, 8:29 pm

    I’ve built kind of a marketplace exactly for this issue.
    You can join and get your newsletter listed in front of so many potential sponsors.


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