February was a short month but I still did really well. I started applying with ad networks and been getting turned down because they feel my blog Product Review Mom is only product reviews. I wish they would bypass my blog name and look at the content I produce on my blog. I turned my blog into a lifestyle blog because I wanted to be more than just product reviews and be able to discuss a variety of different topics. But like the saying goes, "it's their loss". If only they see how much I make a month with affiliate marketing I'm sure they would reconsider because it shows my blog has value and my readers trust my judgement.
I'm currently working on my first sponsored post with Sverve which I'm excited about because I really like the brand I'm working with. Hopefully I'll be able to do more sponsored post through them in the future. What I really want is to cut the middle man out and work with brands directly without ad networks but I know that will involve a lot of hard work on my part like reaching out to brands, showing them that working with me would benefit them, and telling them about my services I offer. So far I haven't created a media rate kit and I know I really should. My weakness is working a paid deal with brands and that has made me shy away from it and stick with affiliate marketing. But I'm a work in progress.
Here are my February totals: