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Making Money From Tumblr (The right/white hat way).

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  1. alessbj

    alessbj Junior Member

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    I'm not an expert on SEO in fact I understand the half or the acronyms that I read on this forum. But I know how to use tumblr. I'm making this thread because I'm tired of reading people complaining about tumblr, and some says it's imposible to make money from it. So here is my story and suggestions based only on MY EXPERIENCE. This is the right way, no black hat, no bots. So if you're reading this thread to make quick money from tumblr, stop now because it will take time to build something like this.

    I began tumblr 2 years ago, I didn't want to make money, I did it just for fun, without know anything from IM, I made a specific niche tumblr (not fancy images).
    I began posting 30 images a day, a year later I slow down to 20 and now I post 14.

    My first year I gain 20k followers, the second year was more successful and right now I have 104k followers on that account. The second year I open another tumblr with a slightly different idea but in the same niche, this january is its first birthday with 35k followers (more successful than the first blog on its first year). Also I run one more blog with a collab member that has 45k followers. I didn't promote this 3 blogs between each other so the followers aren't duplicated.

    With almost 185k followers I making in the worst case $800 and in the best case/hard work $1600 monthly.

    I make this with affiliate marketing from amazon and other stores related to the niche.

    So here are my advices to make this.
    About building your audience:
    • Post original content, don't be just another tumblr.
    • Reply ask, be social follow people (i follow around 400 blogs)
    • If you want somebody promote your blog ASK FOR IT. Is incredible how sometimes you want something really bad but you don't open your mouth to say it. If you want a promotion or be in the radar, contact editors of the tags and they can kindly give you a featured tag, that increase the chances of being seen by someone of the staff (i'm been in the radar around 13 times with 3 blogs).

    About posting marketing:
    You can post affiliate products without being banned. YES YOU CAN. But don't post a crappy image with the worst photograph of that product and a plain text that says buy this shit from this link. You have to understand that Tumblr is very very Visual. Try to search high resolution imagen of the product. If is a book, post the best image, search a review on internet and post it, say something interesting. If you want to sell a chair from amazon, search the most artsy and neat photo of that chair on flickr, then use it and put the link of amazon in your post and say something valuable. I have been on the radar 2 times with an affiliate link from an Amazon product!. Also I had post with 10-18k notes that links to amazon. Remember put the most beautiful photo of your product and it will sell. (700x1050 pictures works very well on tumblr).The staff from tumblr don't hate the affiliate links, they hate the ugly shit and the spammy stuff.


    Hope this quick tips helps, any question that you have I'm open to help anybody :)
     
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    c7m4d4 Newbie

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    Great info, expcept for the affiliate marketing part. You may get through for a time, but you will eventually get banned. I have done everything possible on on tumblr to make money, including amazon/ebay affilaite marketing, one went 1 year then got banned (50k followers... poof gone) .. I thought using cha cha/mylike links would be safe.. nope another year old tumblr just got banned a week go... What makes the most money is SFW blogs with Adsense. Got 1 more blog left that makes 70$ a day in just adsense.... If you want to do affiliate marketing then collect emails and market through those products through email.... here is the exact email from tumblr...

    "Hello,

    We've terminated your Tumblr account at *tumblr website * for affiliate marketing. Per the policies you agreed to when creating your account, Tumblr prohibits such activity.

    Don't put affiliate links or dubious code in your posts. That includes (but not limited to) using Javascript to inject unwanted ads in blogs, links to external commercial websites or embedding links to interstitial or pop-up ad services. Don't use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or create blogs with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing.

    Please keep in mind that we require that Tumblr must be used primarily as a blogging service and not primarily as a marketing, SEO or sales tool. And, we do not allow affiliate marketing or keyword marketing on Tumblr.

    Unfortunately we can't restore accounts that have been terminated for violating our Terms of Service or Community Guidelines.
    Best regards,
    --
    Tumblr Support"
     
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  3. blmbabmnow

    blmbabmnow Newbie

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    Really good info!
     
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    Seliestionce Registered Member

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    c7m4d4 is right ! It is impossible not to get banned. I am just wondering how long have you been using your tumblr acount
    for affiliate marketing?
     
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    What does this cryptic mysterious "white hat" thing mean? Never heard of it ;)
     
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    You promote books on amazon? Don't you make like cents if your promoting books lol not trying to bash you or anything. I'm just curious/skeptical
     
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    Well I made around $300 month + affiliate marketing from other companies.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Tumblr does prohibits affiliate stuff. You need to be careful. I got my account deleted too.
     
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    I really want to try this method but I do not want to get banned after taking the time to build up my followers. New to tumblr btw.
     
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    Interesting thread, thanks
     
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    interesting thread, it really is more helpful when more people share their experience, i was really wondering if you're allowed to post amazon links on tumbler i guess this settles it :)
     
  13. alessbj

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    Thank you!, I don't know if other people run with the same luck as I run but, I have posted multiple times, affiliate links from amazon and I'm still in the game. Currently I don't use Amazon too much, because I found affiliate programs more specific to my niche, And I had an stable income of $4k with tumblr account making around 300k followers.
     
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    I feel like an idiot now. I've got 370k followers on tumblr and I'm makin 500$ a month. What am I doing wrong? XD What kind of affiliate program do you use, how often etc.
     
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    Interesting info, I guess it's good while it lasts!
     
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    thanks for the tips bro
     
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    I've never attempted to tackle tumblr before but this thread got my wheels turning
     
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    Thank you for this information!
     
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    Thanks for this
     
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