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How Bloggers Make Money with Amber Bracegirdle

Our guest today is an amazing woman of many talents!

Amber Bracegirdle is co-founder at Mediavine, responsible for helping thousands of bloggers monetize their websites through quality ads by distinguished brands.

She is also co-host of the podcast, Theory of Content, perfect for content creators.

In addition to all of that, Amber is baker extraordinaire and managing editor of

AND… Amber is also a wife and mom of two young children!!

Topics Covered

  • How Amber came to be an entrepreneur and co-founder of MediaVine
  • Why Amber started her own food blog as she was traveling the world
  • How Amber came to be manage editor of Food Fanatic food blog
  • Amber’s company began with a mission to help bloggers earn money from their websites
  • How niching down leads to success
  • Traffic and ranking strategies that help grow sites
  • How carrots helping you see in the dark is a myth
  • What newbie bloggers should focus on to get started
  • The benefits to the food bloggers who write for Food Fanatic
  • How much Food Fanatic pays their food bloggers per recipe
  • How more “surface area” helps in getting more traffic in Google
  • How blogger influencers can make additional revenue from sponsors
  • How MediaVine advocates for bloggers to sponsors
  • Advice for bloggers on successful strategies for attracting sponsors.
  • Amber’s activities that keeps her creativity flowing
  • Adult coloring books as conference “bag swag”* (helps artists grow their sales)

*NOTE: IDEA for artists with coloring books for getting your work out there: Furnish branded packets of some of your coloring book art, free for conference swag bags, along with inexpensive packets of colored pencils. Make sure your sales page or Amazon link are on the packet so people who want more can order.

If you have a business website and you’re interested in how to make money from your blog, you’ll find this helpful and interesting.

NOTE: There’s a central vacuum system running in our neighborhood which is the whirring sound that shows up intermittently. While annoying, hopefully it won’t be so much that you won’t still enjoy this interview with Amber as much as we enjoyed doing it.


“We are the advocate of the blogger.” Amber Bracegirdle, MediaVine

“The riches are in the niches.” ~Pat Flynn


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About the author, LeAura Alderson

Hello! I’m LeAura, a philosopher, autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So engaging in creative conversations with interesting guests is one of my favorite things to do.

I've trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years as well as ongoing learning of all kinds.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, editing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.