I got my first paycheck after 3 months in 2010. It was $50.

 I didn’t know how much to ask so I let the company decide for me. I undersold myself.

So, how much money should you charge as a beginner blogger for your content?

I know now that I was underselling my blog. I asked too little and they took advantage of that.

Does that mean that they are evil? 

No, just good business people. When it comes to business, there are no hard feelings. Don’t take it personally.

However, after 7years I’ve learned enough to know how much to charge for my blog content. Here’s the low down:

How much you should charge for your blog content: 

There is no set amount that you should charge for your blog content.

People make it up as they go. 

Here are two popular methods people are using:

First method: Take the number of page views + the number of social media followers divided by your page rank times $0.1 divided by 2.

That equals the amount you should ask

If you want to check out your page rank click here.

Second popular method:

Number of hours spent on writing the post times the number of hours you spend on taking pictures, editing, styling, curating pictures + your rate for your blog (Minimum is $50)

This equals the amount you should ask for sponsored blog posts.

Why I don’t follow those rules and still get paid

1) If you follow those rules as a beginner blogger, you will barely get enough money to survive.

Those calculations were made by big-time bloggers for big-time bloggers.

2) There are no set rules for how much you can charge, why sell yourself short? If you have worked hard on your blog, interactions, views, and content, you deserve a decent paycheck per post.

Questions you should ask yourself:

  •  What can your blog offer them? This is a business transaction. They give you money, but what do you give them? 
  • Have you built trust with your audience so if you promote content will they trust you enough to buy it? Or are you just blabbering on when you can and not putting in work on your blog so they see you as a wanna-be blogger?’

Your social media:

Are you active on social media? Do you have anything to offer to companies?

If you feel depressed after this post just remember:

  •  You can work on getting interaction on your blog. If you spend only 1hour on your blog per day then you cannot expect people to interact with you as they do with top bloggers.
  • What you put in is what you get out. Don’t be depressed. Do something about improving your blog.
  • If you take just one month to focus on growing your blog, and setting time aside for it, you WILL see improvement.

Here are tips to help you with that. Click here 🙂

Happy living,


29 responses to “How much money you should charge for sponsored content? Beginner blogger tips.”

  1. themetimemum Avatar

    Great post! Love your blogging tips 👍🏼

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      hey thank you so much! I’m happy it helps 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Batool Avatar

      I have a question if you don’t mind answering, how do I get sponsored? I only seem to get into affiliate programs with a mere discount to purchase from their store and a small amount of commission that can barely turn into £10.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

        Hey! I just posted a new blog post about how to get sponsored. https://chantalandshekinah.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/how-to-get-sponsored-blog-posts-free-media-kit-template/

        I hope this helps! Also I know about those affiliate programs that give you money per click and it takes a long while before you reach the threshold. So discouraging. So I hope the new post helps!

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  2. Carter Ford Avatar

    This is insightful. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      It’s such a pleasure. We all deserve to make money blogging

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carter Ford Avatar

        We sure do. Enjoy the rest of your day.


  3. foodzesty Avatar

    Great advice thank you Chantal…hehehe I did the page check and mine is at 0 hehehehe

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey! Try to do this : Go to google and search the key words that you post about, then see if you come up in the search results and on what page number.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. foodzesty Avatar

        I tried that too with no luck…Maybe it on vacation hahahaha the system I mean hahhaaha


  4. LJORahilly Avatar

    I’m always so grateful for your advise! Thank you so much 🙂


  5. courtalex95 Avatar

    Great tips as always 🙂


  6. williwash Avatar

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.


  7. coffeepoweredmummy Avatar

    Always learn lots from your post. I’m currently really stuck trying to move my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, you have some really helpful tips on your website, hopefully I can take the plunge soon! Thank you for your brilliant information as 😊x


  8. Thriftedluxe.com Avatar

    Love this! Always helpful advice!
    And 5 hours, I’ve done a couple posts like that. Usually it is about an hour, but I’m not blogging full time. 😅 got that good ole day jobbaroo and school is about to start back up.


  9. Loice Avatar

    Very helpful. Thanks for the tips. Im putting in the effort now!


    1. hubbloggers Avatar

      you’re a fashion blogger… wow!!! nice one dear… why not join us here https://www.bloggershub.com.ng/bloggers-forum-and-directories/ res a topic and let’s share also

      Liked by 1 person


    Great Article thank you very much. You know a List of Webpages like “Blogmission.com”? And a Forum to find Affiliates and Influencer?

    Liked by 1 person

  11. JodiGlamGirl Avatar

    Excellent Article! Thank you so much for doing!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. CAROL Avatar

    Hey love, just wondering if everything is ok! You haven’t posted in a while (absolutely okay) and just wanted to say hope everything is alright xx we will all be here when you are back 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey Love! I’m doing okay was busy travelling from the Netherlands to South Africa! Thanks for looking out for me! X


      1. Embarkonfun Avatar

        Can I pay you to help me?


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  15. hubbloggers Avatar

    this was helpful dear… i love it…. my blog url is http://www.bloggershub.com.ng feel free to come around and play right with me.


  16. Shaniamatanji Avatar

    Your the best. I like your blog please link me here an example of sponsor post you did


    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey! Thank you so much. I’ve only done 2 sponsored blog posts and that was in 2014 when my blog was popping. I’ve stopped blogging for a while, but getting back to it now. I went through a phase of upgrading my blog, and so have deleted many post I thought at the time was not good. Both of the sponsored blog post was in there!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Shaniamatanji Avatar

        oooh ok. i wish i can do a sponsor post too.


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