Exactly how I made additional $1060 and how you too can!

One of the most exciting moments is when you get paid real money from your blog. This is happening to most of us over and over again and for the most part, what we do is just rinse and repeat.

Yes. While we try to device new methods to earn additional income, more of it just comes from traditional methods – advertising, product sales, affiliate marketing, etc.

I keep doing something and in the past, it generated $810 straight to my Paypal and $250 to Bank Account. This is not completely new. However, most of us neglect it. I’m sure if you follow this little working method, you are going to make additional money.

So what’s this method Enstine?

It’s simply advertising but let me underline a point before you start frowning – If you work hard on your blog, every passing day adds more value to it. That means as the days go by, you should be able to make more money from your blog.

Make use of your buyers list

This is where the gold is. My buyers list is one of my most precious money making instruments I have. I split this list into 2 major categories – Product Buyers and Blog Advertisers.

The truth is if you’ve been paid by advertisers in the past, you stand a better chance to make more money from them. Most of us spend time looking for other advertisers not knowing those we’ve worked with in the past can still pay us more money.

I always get back to my advertisers to make additional money!

One of the things I strive to do is build a good relationship with my advertisers. I try as much as possible to match their investment with considerable value in terms of targeted exposure. I don’t just get interested in their money. I show more interest in their satisfaction because I know I can always count on them for more.

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I will not name names here but these are exactly the figures;

  • Advertiser A: First Job > $150 —- Second Job -> $160 Paid to Paypal.
  • Advertiser B: First Job > $250 —- Second Job -> $250 (Bank Transfer)
  • Advertiser C: First Job > $150 —- Second Job -> $250 Paid to Paypal.
  • Advertiser D: First Job > $200 —- Second Job -> $400 Paid to Paypal.

Yes. I have worked with 4 of my advertisers more than once. As you can see in above, some of them paid more than they did for the first job.

Interestingly, one of these valuable partners got back to me by mail and wanted me to announce the upgraded version of their product to my community. This simply means they got value in their first investment.

Looking at my Google Search Console, I see Google driving traffic to my review posts. Before I kicked out JetPack (For incompatibility reasons), I always got interested in the section that shows me where my readers click to from my blog. Of course, I noticed my review posts keep driving traffic to those products reviewed.

With this, I’m confident that my advertisers are getting value from my blog

Here are Paypal screen shots for payments that were sent to Paypal.

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So why am I showing you this?

You are my value reader so I feel telling you this will encourage you to do same and make more money. Here is what I propose you do;

Get back to those that have paid you money before and offer them another opportunity. If they paid you for review posts, offer them another opportunity and this time, add a bonus. That’s the charm of it. I love this because it works.

To sum it up…

Don’t keep running after new customers and forget about those you’ve dealt with. Get back to them. Usually, they will be positive and give you more money.

Let me know what you think about this in the comment box.

74 thoughts on “Exactly how I made additional $1060 and how you too can!”

  1. One of the things that keep making me to check this blog day in day out, is the way Enstine usually post nothing but the truth.
    I enjoy reading your article.
    Thanks for this.

  2. Anyway! One need to be learning tricks and loads of tricks on daily basis.
    Learning from a Master like you is definitely not a waste of time, and I am assuring you to keep reading this as my daily devotion to blogging success
    I never regretted the first day I met you online, you keep adding one or the other values to me daily

    Thanks for this wonderful eye opener

  3. Once again you are up with some useful help for all bloggers and i appriciate your efforts. Thanks a lot for this fruitful post.

  4. Nice article sir……
    this is 5th article which i read…….
    As per i told before about i am working on my own web site which is based on Sarkari Naukri which provide government jobs in india. now days i getting better traffic so i am also thinking to put some ads on my site as well. It will helpful to me for my bright future thanks a lot sir.

  5. Nice Enstine!!

    The point you are discussing is one so very important in all types of marketing and sales. Your BEST prospects are those who have purchased from you before. The BEST use of time is to nurture and massage your existing subscribers, customers, clients. Of course we want to grow and expand to new people too, but many are so focused on that goal they forget to polish the gold they already have!

    I’m glad you mentioned that you got rid of jetpack. I was just wondering if I should add it to my blog. Can you share why it’s not a good choice?

    Hope you have a great weekend Enstine!

  6. Enstine,

    You always blow me away! I love the many ways you generate income. There is always something that gets my wheels spinning when I visit you.

    I had the same question as Adrienne did and I see that you have control what you are advertising. Hm…very interesting.

    I have my own products on my blog currently, but this does give me food for thought. Thank you so much for revealing how this is working for you.


  7. Enstine I too believe in always staying in touch with advertisers. I always try my best to keep the advertisers happy…..Recently only I had written post about attracting direct advertisers, but I had not mentioned about making additional money by keeping advertisers happy. Enstine you always come up with something new…Keep writing..

  8. That’s really an awesome strategy, Enstine and I can say that because I have used it personally and made more money from a single advertiser.

    The advertisers you work with will trust you more to get the work done and if you can give them more sites where they can advertise their product, they will really appreciate it and will come to your rescue in the future as well.

    Thanks for sharing the post with all of us! πŸ™‚

  9. I agree with you that even the past businesses can give us more chances to earn from them time to time if we have a blog or service what is helping them and giving their best for their investments.

  10. hello Enstine, another wonderful post from you. You prove that following simple steps effectively, can fetch you huge money.

    relationships are most important for bloggers. if you maintain good relationships with your friends, clients, you can get its benefit very soon. Creating goodwil is really very important for us.
    also, providing more value to our clients is more than important.

    Thanks again for this awesome post.
    Have A Nice Day Ahead πŸ™‚

  11. Enstine, just want to say that you are awesome for being transparent.

    A lot of bloggers mislead new bloggers in the space but you my friend are truly cool for being upfront about what you do.

    Kee it up! πŸ™‚

    • Hey Dennis,
      Thanks for the compliment bro. I think transparency is one of the ways forward isn’t it? Giving out such materials also goes a long way to work for my good as a blogger.

      I think there is more to be revealed so let’s keep the relationship πŸ˜‰

  12. Hello Enstine, What an awesome post, your tips sure do make sense, I can certainly see why you are making money here with your blog.

    You Rock My Friend! Thanks for sharing… Chery :))

  13. Hi Enstine,

    I have to admit it… you are the BOMB!

    How else could you do it? Not only are you a gifted programmer but you’re also a highly skilled and very relational blogger. What a talent and combination!!!!

    I’m working on a few ways in 2015 that I plan to create more revenue streams through my blog as it continues to grow. Some will be products like eBooks and maybe even an online educational program to compliment my 1-1 and group coaching for business owners.

    Great post Enstine. Keep up the great work my friend!!!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Hey Don,
      How are you doing this weekend my friend?
      I sincerely think an educational platform will be a huge success for you. We’ve been round your blog and know what you can offer.

      I’m expectant! Hopping for a hot product from you πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful weekend Don, of course you and your beautiful family

  14. Great tips Enstine!

    I never think about to create a list of advertise and contact them periodically to help then to get viral. That’s an awesome tip. I feel email speech play a important role when you approach advertiser. Without good speech it’s hard to convert them to customer.

    Enstine! Would you mind to share your email speech with us?

    Again thanks for the post. Have a great week ahead


    • Hey Brian,
      Good suggestion buddy!

      In the next few days, I’ll publish on where to meet advertisers ready to pay you. and I think your suggestion will come in just after that πŸ˜‰

      Brilliant suggestion mate!

  15. Hey Enstine,

    I’m not surprised you’re doing so well in this area. You are one that is out to find whatever ways he can to make some income. The honest way of course so let me be sure to throw that in there.

    I’m still on the fence about this. I know that this is a great way to generate money from your blog but I’m just not real keen having ads all over my blog. I’m also not sure about the products behind the ads so it’s back to me referring things to my readers I’ve never used and am not sure about. What do you do in a case like that? Just curious.

    Thanks for sharing this and we all love to hear how you’re making some good money.

    Hope your week is going well.


    • Hey Adrienne,
      one of the reasons I’m not selling banner space on sites like BSA is because I want to be able to control what I advertise on my blog.

      For the most parts, the products I review or advertise here, I have had a copy to for personal experience. In the past, I have rejected some juicy offers because it’s not just about the money. If a product does not really fit, I pass over it πŸ˜‰

      That’s how I go with it πŸ˜‰

      I know however that you are using some products so it won’t be a bad idea to tell your readers how good these are. How about that?

  16. Glad to see you making extra money from your blog as you are one of the Pro bloggers. Enstine Muki, you are one of the best to inspire to make money from blog.
    Thanks to inspire me..

  17. Hi Enstine

    Very lucrative idea and none other than you can conceive this.

    Staying in connect with all types of potential buyers always pay. Every meeting does not end with a business deal and every email does not sell a product. One must keep this reality in mind while implementing his each business plan.

    I would say those advertisers who earlier rejected your offer may also give you business in future if you stay in touch with them. This is the miraculous result of business relations and obviously blogging also a business.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this brilliant idea that will help a lot to earn money more.

    • I love the point you raised Mi about being able to convinced those who initially rejected your offer. I have a couple of them and will make their list apart.

      Thanks for the brilliant inclusion πŸ˜‰

  18. Hello, Mr.Eustine ,thanks for sharing this to everyone,but the problem i got for now is how to get Advertisers, i think there is a trick behind that,lol πŸ™‚

  19. Hello Muki,
    Congrats for your extra $1060. It is really a great art to convince the advertiser for further invest and YOU did It!
    I am glad to learn such realistic techniques from you. Keep doing and teaching. Thanks …

  20. Hello Enstine,

    Wonderful trick indeed! I am also using the same trick. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trick to many with us. This is really inspiring and help us to make more money from our blog.

    CashDonator is looking very intersetinga and helpful. I would like to have it very soon.

    Thanks again. Have an awesome day!

  21. Brilliant as always Enstine! You are just enough inspiration for all of us and following your footsteps if one has the courage and dedication to achieve, they can.

    Thanks, keep writing man πŸ™‚

  22. Good advice. I have also used blogging to sell my personal services. But first things first, you have to provide quality content. I had a daily schedule to post article in my trading blog offering trading signals daily. It was not easy but I kept up with it. And because I was offering high quality value, whenever I wanted to market anything to my readers I never feared to do so, and they too never hesitated in patronizing me. On an occasion I made about half a million naira from one of the training programs I promoted on my blog with about 2 weeks. The aspect I have not really explored is creating advert slots for advertisers. Will soon work it out after my new blog has reached my desired threshold.
    Thank Estine for the credits

    • Hey bro,
      Thanks for sharing your experience with us. You are bound to do well if you dish out value to your community. No one wants to waste his/her time.

      I think if you sell space on your blog, you’ do well too. Give that a try and let’s see how it goes πŸ˜‰

  23. Hello Enstine Sir, Most of the people are very greedy, they just forget their current customers and focus on the new customers.
    I have also faced this, I hope this will give them a lesson to be loyal with your existing customers πŸ™‚
    Thanks for a killing post πŸ™‚

  24. Hello Enstine Sit, ost of the people are very greedy, they just forget their current customers and focus on the new customers.
    I have also faced this, I hope this will give them a lesson to be loyal with your existing customers πŸ™‚
    Thanks for a killing post πŸ™‚

  25. Hi Enstine

    This is a wonderful info. I agree that one should provide more value to its customer. This post reminds me of Yaro’s strategy.

    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Thanks for showing us another ways that you make additional income through your blog. I need to start reviewing hot selling product on my blog, for me to start sharing my own blogging success.

  27. Hi Enstine,
    good tips here.

    I am also keeping the list with names and emails of the advertisers whom with I worked in past. I plan to contact them again in the next weeks.
    This is something I was already thinking about.

    But your idea to offer a plus, like a free banner spot, is a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    • Hey Erik,
      Always so excited to see you hear and thanks or the feedback this time
      The bonus always works sir πŸ˜‰

      I’m sure you will see more success with it too.

  28. As they say: A buyer is a buyer is a buyer.

    Once you have a customer it’s ten times easier to get another order from him than to find a new customer.

  29. One of the things that keep making me to check this blog day in day out, is the way Enstine usually post nothing but the truth.
    I enjoy reading your article.
    Thanks for this.

  30. This is so cool! Funny enough I tried this out on my off-the-blog customers and it worked. I actually made sure they were people that had bought my service before. Out of 11, 3 responded and bought again. It felt good.
    I’ll remember this when my blog finally starts attracting advertisers.

  31. Hi Enstine,
    It’s a wonderful simply yet ignored trick which you’ve used to double your earning.
    It’s so nice that you could reveal this trick to us, haven’t gotten a lot of advertisers, but the ones I’ve got, I think I’m make a proposal to them, with additional bonus, leaving them with no option other than agreeing πŸ˜€ .

    Thanks for sharing, and do have a wonderful day ahead.

  32. Enstine, you’re no doubt an inspiration to many who are joining the blogging world but also a man-to-follow for the folks who are already in the blogging business.

    I sure have lots to learn from you! Thanks for always sharing what can give benefits to the people like me!

  33. Hi Enstine,

    One thing about your money making tactics that makes it a good read for aspiring content marketers is that you share your practical experiences and not just stuffs that are based on potential theories like I used to see on many blogs out there.

    These blogger have no real proof of how money could be made from blogging, yours is totally an exception. Keep Sharing, and thanks for always been there.

  34. Awesome guide sir,
    I have not received yet my first payment from Google. But hoping soon it will arrive and I will feel the same as you are feeling right now. The happiness of first payment is something awesome one. You are really doing well with your blog. Keep on writing such motivating articles.

  35. Hi Enstine,

    Its good to hear how you are making additional income from your advertisers.

    I’m happy you are doing great with your blog. You are one of those bloggers who are showing us the truth in making money blogging.

    Take care and have a nice day ahead.

  36. Hi Enstine,
    My uncle calls you his oga so i will call you my senior OGA hahahahahah!
    I really desire to make some good money from blogging you know, my uncle’s payment last November encouraged me and put more fire in my inner man. And from what you shared here, i am set to fly.

    • Haha! my friend Emebu spoke to me about you and thanks for being my reader. I’m glad to hear his payment fueled you up so keep the spirit and do the things that pay.

      What challenges are you facing?

  37. You are right Enstine, i ws so so happy when i got paid on the 24th of November, i felt like flying man. it is very good and sweet to make money from your blog. Thanks for sharing your experience, i am considering sharing mine too.

    • Hey Emebu,
      Good to know you made it πŸ˜‰
      It will be more interesting to read on your blog what you did and how you got paid

      People love reading such success stories πŸ˜‰

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