It’s no secret that having a blog can be expensive. There are sponsorships to buy, designs to be done, giveaways to do, not to mention all of the fun products that other creative bloggers make and sell. When I first started this adventure, I told myself that I didn’t want to take any money out of our monthly budget to spend on my new hobby. I have other hobbies that do enough spending on their own – namely going out to eat and shopping. That meant I needed to get creative about how I was going to pay for All the Joys. I’ve put together some resources that you might find intriguing to use for yourself. These can be used by anyone, not just bloggers!
5. Ebates. If you haven’t signed up for this already, go do it. I’ll wait. Ok, so anytime you are shopping online, go to ebates first. Find the store you are shopping from, click, and ebates will send you to their website. Anything you buy will you give a rebate, which is paid out four times a year. I signed up three years ago and have gotten back over $700 (don’t do the math, I shop online a lot!). They pay via check or sometimes Amazon credit. Even better, before taking you to your store’s website, Ebates lists all of the coupons available at that time.