• Grow & Shine,  Money & Income

    How I Made $1025.77 in Sales on Shopify as a Newbie

    When you first start out blogging, you have this idea that making money will be easy. I mean, that’s what all the blogging courses say, right? “I made 3k in my first month of blogging!” “Skyrocket your pageviews!” Whatever the promise of blogging courses out there…most bloggers work…HARD for the money. It’s a hustle. Don’t let anyone tell you different! (That’s why I love Paul Scrivens because he cuts to the chase…no messing around). Most bloggers make money in a few obvious ways: Ads (which require a lot of pageviews) Sponsored posts (which usually happen after blogging for a while) Products (which people buy only if they find your site)…

  • Wondering what the top affiliate programs for Christian bloggers that actually bring in money? Check out this TOP 3 list of Christian affiliate programs for bloggers (who don't just blog about blogging!)
    Money & Income

    The Christian Affiliate Links I Make the Most Money With

    Like any blogger, Christians bloggers are looking to make a little extra money. Many of us know the ones that everyone uses like: Blue Host Site Ground Shopify These are also the ones that make the most money. Many of the 6-figured bloggers are blogging about blogging. Go figure. Telling people how to make money is HOT-HOT-HOT in any economy. While that’s all well and good…many Christian bloggers aren’t looking to promote blogging-related items to their readers because many of their readers aren’t bloggers! On my main blog, RadicalChristanWoman.com, I struggled to figure out how to maximize my income without compromising my blog (or my faith). My questions were this:…

  • Money & Income

    How to Sell Your Blog

    I’ve sold blogs before, some for a big profit and some just for enough profit to justify all the work I put into it. Not all blogs can sell easily. For whatever reason, you might want to sell your blog. Or maybe you designed, wrote and promoted a blog with the intention of selling it all along. Either way, there are a few ways you can market and sell your blog without spending too much money. 1. Decide on a Price Assuming you already have a blog to sell, deciding on a price is the first item to determine. Your price point will depend on a few things. While these…

  • Check out these great Christian affiliate programs for Christian Bloggers
    Money & Income

    Christian Affiliate Programs for Jesus Bloggers in 2019

    Do you have Christian affiliate programs? Scroll down to submit it to Radical Christian Woman for review. Many of these Christian affiliate programs are outright Christian, but those that aren’t specifically Christian sites are still run by Christians or contain Christian content. My Favorite (Biggest Payout) PureFlix (available through CJ Affiliates) Faithbox Ultimate Bundles Secret Keeper Girl Creative Market General Faith Faithbox DaySpring ChristianBook.com Youth with a Mission (YWAM) LifePosters (Christian posters) Amazon (browse for items) ArabahJoyBlog.com (available through SendOwl) Choosing Rest A Holy Mess (through SendOwl) Woman of Noble Character (email her) Craft of Faith Affiliate Networks These aren’t Christian in nature but contain Christian affiliate links. ShareASale FlexOffers Linkshare…

  • I've been blogging since 2007. I've seen it all. I've watched people who started out at the SAME place I was fly past me in pageviews, ad revenue and success. I have felt discouraged and stupid wondering "Why am I not making money on my blog?" Then after 10 years, something finally clicked. I'm making money.
    Money & Income

    Why You’re Not Making Money on Your Blog

    Don’t you hate it when you have been blogging for YEARS…and then you see some viral Pinterest pin talking about how they made $25k in their first 6 months of blogging only to visit the link and see that ONCE AGAIN they are making money off other bloggers. Blogging to bloggers seems like a sure-fire way to make zillions in a short amount of time. The blogosphere is full of one-hit-wonder blogs whose methods aren’t tried and tested. Many blogging to blogger sites are like a well-devised pyramid schemes (otherwise known as multi-level marketing or MLM). The promise is simple: Invest your money into a “starter” product and in 60 days you’ll…

  • Making money on a Christian blog gives me the heebie-jeebies...anyone else? Every time I think about the subject I think about Jesus turning over the money-changing tables in anger.
    Money & Income

    Want to Make Money on Your Christian Blog?

    Making money on a Christian blog gives me the heebie-jeebies…anyone else? I know people who are making money on a Christian blog…but not many. Every time I think about the subject I think about Jesus turning over the money-changing tables in anger. That’s scary stuff. I addressed this in my Jesus Blogger series: Monetizing Your Christian Blog to the Glory of God. I don’t think many bloggers understand (or write about) this subject. This being the FINAL day of freebies, I have to let you know that all these freebies from my favorite blogging businesswoman don’t come from just ANY woman…Ruth is a strong Christian who has an amazing story…

  • If you are a blogger (even if you don't blog specifically about blogging), chances are you are asked about how to start a blog. You might have a few posts on your recipe/Christian/crafting blog about how other people can start a blog. Ya'll...I hate to say this, but blogging about blogging is kinda where the money is at. If you have ever read an income report, you'll soon find out that that blog post is FULL of affiliate links for other blogging products. And it's safe to say that A LOT of money is being made off other bloggers.
    Money & Income

    Affiliates for Bloggers Who Blog About Blogging

    If you are a blogger (even if you don’t blog specifically about blogging), chances are you are asked about how to start a blog. You might have a few posts on your recipe/Christian/crafting blog about how other people can start a blog. Ya’ll…I hate to say this, but blogging about blogging is kinda where the money is at. If you have ever read an income report, you’ll soon find out that that blog post is FULL of affiliate links for other blogging products. And it’s safe to say that A LOT of money is being made off other bloggers. As a Christian blogger, it is important to recommend only products…

  • Do you want to know how to make extra money as a Christian woman that involves being able to spread the message of Jesus?
    Money & Income

    How to Make Extra Money as a Christian Woman

    My fridge broke. The dishwasher needed a part (after leaking all over the floor…again). Then, we sold my husband’s car to the junkyard for $100. (Leaving us with only a 7-passenger van…in an 8-person family). As if things couldn’t get any worse…I got in the only care we have left and the “Check Engine” light came on. Great. (Hello, God…it’s me, Elaine. Just wondering if you could sprinkle some of that money dust over yonder…please.) Do you ever have seasons like this? If you are like me, you are always trying to make an extra buck to help your family out. But sometimes you just don’t have any more stuff to…

  • Let's face it. Money and God can get funky...fast. The idea of making money on a Christian blog makes me feel like I'm "selling Jesus"...not cool. Here's some surefire tips for staying true to your faith, while making a living doing what God's called you to do.
    Money & Income

    Making Money on a Christian Blog

    Let’s face it. Money and God can get funky…fast. The idea of making money on a Christian blog makes me feel like I’m “selling Jesus”…not cool. When I wrote my Jesus Blogger: 31-Days to Starting a Christ-Centered Blog I wanted to tackle some of the issues of the heart that don’t necessarily get addressed in other blogging books that I love. But for me personally, making money on a Christian blog has been by far the most heart-wrenching task of all the blogging tasks I have. The Bible says that we can’t serve both God and Money, for we will hate the one and love the other. Yikes! In my own…

  • I can't even navigate your blog because of the constant jumping of the screen and loading of ads. Promote stuff, sure. But your blog has too many ads.
    Best Practices,  Money & Income,  Struggles

    Is there such thing as too many ads on a blog?

    It has come to my attention that blogging can make money for the blogger…like a lot of money. Seriously. Okay. I knew this already. But lately it has REALLY come to my attention. Why? The ads. They. Are. Everywhere. Ads for Ford. Ads for Best Buy. Ads for Home Depot (does anyone actually buy stuff from Home Depot online because when my toilet breaks I drive my butt down the street to get what I need PRONTO!). Ads for brands that I’m sure no one in the free world has heard about and doubt you actually use. I can’t even navigate some blogs because of the constant jumping of the…