I sort of told myself I would never do one of these posts. You know the kind, where I'm peddling something. Well, that ship has sailed kids. We've done quite a bit of ‘peddling‘ on the Urban Dater over the last year. We have bills to pay. Truth be told, I used to think earning money online blogging was something reserved for pros like Chris Brogan and Darren Rowse. WRONG! I'm nowhere near their level of expertise, and that's okay. I'm still making money off this blog. I'm not retiring anytime soon, but last month we made just about $300 dollars off of the Urban Dater.
Who couldn't use a couple extra bucks every month?
How does the Urban Dater make money online?
Quite easily, it turns out! I'm going to tell you about a program and network that acts as the primary source of funding for the Urban Dater. Single Edition Media.
Single Edition Media is completely FREE to join and is the ONLY blogger network that focuses on dating and relationship bloggers. Joining up with them was a no-brainer for us. We usually have a few campaigns that we have the option of joining each month and whatever we do is paid and sometimes we even get products, like amazing wine or sometimes even clothing and a lot more… For us, it's about maintaining this site and doing what we love to do and that's what our partnership with Single Edition Media provides for.
However, it's not just about getting paid. It's also about expanding your brand and your influence. Single Edition Media also has a large number of relationships with various media outlets and what this means for you is the potential to gain more exposure for your work and your blog. Next week, Taylor and I are both getting interviewed by NBC as a part of a documentary on Online Dating. When that episode airs, do you think it'll widen the Urban Dater's exposure? You bet it will!
Were it not for our partnership, that opportunity might not exist for us! That's not to say it's impossible, it's not. But it never hurts to have someone in your corner, helping you out. The reality is, making a career of writing, getting paid anything at all, ain't easy… Single Edition Media makes it easy to earn money online while doing what you love!
Here's some more info about Single Edition Media and what they do (oh and Sherri Langburt? Total hottie! Purrrr!!)