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How A Single Blog Comment Made $650 For Me & Takeaway For You

Do you think a Blog comment can make money for you? Well, it certainly made money for me and if you are serious about it, it can also make money for you. In this guide I will be sharing all the steps which I took, that made $$$ for me. Last week I talked about blog comment moderation guide, and if you are a regular Shouter, you would know that on my blogs I accept only high-quality and meaningful comments.

I made a policy of accepting comments which adds value to the post and this is one thing which encourages more high quality comments from you and other shouters. After all, who would like to drop a detailed comment when they know they are not being heard. If you are still haven’t read my earlier guide on blog commenting, I suggest you to go through this post and read it word by word. This will certainly change the way you approve comments on your blog.

Yesterday I shared a blog post about Swift WordPress theme which is one of the popular WordPress themes out there, and I was getting comments from people who tried and tested this premium theme for free. Today, I got a comment from Raspal (A Shouter) who informed me about the popular WordPress theme called “X“. That’s kind of unique name for a WordPress theme; is int it?

Making money from Blog comments

The name itself is so amazing, I couldn’t help myself and researched about it. While researching I got to know this particular theme is ranking as number#2 on ThemeForest and this is kind of big deal. More over, this theme is a featured pack modern WordPress theme which we need to stand out in today’s date.

Check out X Theme on ThemeForest.

How I made money with Blog Comments:

I started researching about the theme and landed on the official theme page which is professionally done. If you have heard me before, I always talked about being visually appealing and that’s the first thing which attracts first time visitor. I started looking at the features, and this particular WordPress theme has all the latest features such as Flat UI, Google Authorship, Responsive design to name a few and it’s designed for someone like you and me with no technical skills. I will share the review soon, but first let me get back to the story.

I quickly searched for the contact form and contacted the developer to ask for a review copy. This is something which I already talked earlier on this post. This is the exact Email which I sent in the Email (Kindly ignore the typos):

review copy of WordPress theme

Within next 15 minutes I got a reply from them , and they were more than happy to offer me the review copy of the theme. Here is the Email reply which I got.

Comment form reply

And here goes my reply to the Email:

Email response

And this was the final email before I was on a Skype call with Kyle:

Final money Email

And within next 5 minutes of Email conversation, I was on a voice call with Kyle who is the marketing guy from Theme.co. For the first 30 minutes we talked about the them itself; and he explained what made them to create this theme and all the story behind it. I will share the details with the review post soon, but for not lets stick to the topic.

Once we are done talking about theme features and it’s inception, I asked him about the advertising options he is looking for. This is where importance of advertising page comes into the picture, and he told me about the unsold inventory he saw on ShoutMeLoud advertisement page. I realised that I have not updated the advertisement page for the months and this page still shows $650 for sidebar banner advertisement. Well it would be so inappropriate to ask for updated price, I asked Kyle to let me use my affiliate link for the sidebar banner which he gladly accepted. Within minutes he sent me the graphics and made the payment via PayPal, and his ad was live.

PayPal money

This all thing happened within 60 minute of span and indeed with the help of one meaningful comment. Now Kyle WordPress Theme “X” banner is already live on ShoutMeLoud and it made me $650 from the direct advertisement and more money would follow from the affiliate sales.

TakeAway:

This story is not about how I made $65o from a direct ad sales, but it’s about how you can use the same idea to make more money. First and foremost, take comment on your blog very seriously. My only advice would be; before you approve any comment ensure it’s adding value to the post itself. More over, when somebody comment on your blog about something which is new to you; take it seriously. Research and see if that’s something interest you. Ensure you have an advertisement page on your blog to ensure marketing guys can find out advertisement options on your blog.

This is one quick story of just another blog comment on ShoutMeLoud and if you follow the same policy, I’m sure your blog comments will do more than just adding value to your post. If you have a similar story to share, I would like to hear your story. If you find this blogging experience useful, do share it with your blogger friends on Facebook and Twitter.

{ 35 comments… add one }

  • Gautam Sehgal

    Hello Harsh,

    Everyone including me, who lands on ShoutmeLoud, is always filled with an information that boosts the reader’s level of work.
    We all know that you’ve worked really hard or rather i’d say smart to achieve the zone where you are today.

    You have always been an open book for all the bloggers, which make us more curious to visit your page frequently.

    Its obvious that to get it all done in an hour, your blog must influence the viewer, who is becoming your client. Though my blog doesn’t have traffic like your blog.
    But positively, i am gonna use this method in future, for sure…
    Thanks for your lovely updates … :)

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  • Vaibhav Nadgonde

    Hello Harsh,

    It was just yesterday when I decided to start blogging, being in web development for more then 8 yrs I have worked for many clients and developed thousands of blogs for them but never realize to start something my own …

    Just wanted to thank you because yesterday I search for “top bloggers in india ” and your blog came up … since then I was reading your blog and finally decided to start some thing for my own …..

    Lets see how far I can go :)

    Thanks again and keep blogging
    Vaibhav nadgonde

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    • Gautam Sehgal

      Mr. Vaibhav,

      This is something Harsh has given to all the upcoming and newbies bloggers. An optimistic approach. A person would start blog right away after reader how ShoutmeLoud was setup.

      We hope Harsh Aggarwal motivates more and more newcomers and become an idol for the coming tech generation. :)

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  • Iftekhar Ahmed

    Hi Harsh,

    Well I have been following this theme from the past 1-2 weeks and I saw many blogs already having an ad of it on their respective blogs.

    I have also sent an Email regarding advertising the theme on iftiseo.com and now I’m waiting for their reply.

    Your BLog is really awesome and advertisers can easliy pay 650$ without any hesitation. :)
    I hope I get some ads for my new blog too, though I’m not expecting 650$, I will be fine with 40-60$.

    Thanks
    Iftekhar

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  • Krishna Moorthy.D

    Sorry for Adding one more comment here Harsh.There is a happy news that I also sold one of my Sidebar Ad space for theme “X” on my blog.I didn’t get $650 but I got $50 :D .
    I’m really really Thankful to you Harsh :) . ShoutMeLoud is like my Temple Now :)

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  • Yogiraj

    Wow! You made 35k INR just from a comment :D that’s awesome and more than that the way you share your stories here.
    Be more loud for beginners on monetizing please :)

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  • Sayyed Parvez

    Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for sharing the inspiring story. Your experience has been very motivating for new bloggers like me. I do agree with you that blog comments should be taken seriously. Blog comments can do wonders if managed in the right manner.

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  • Anil Agarwal

    This is really interesting Harsh. I did not have any interesting story to share where I was able to earn x amount due to a comment.

    I take all the comments coming on my blog very seriously and publish those comments that are adding some value to my blog posts. I have also developed the habit of replying to most of incoming comments on my blog. I hope soon I will have some Good news to share about the unexpected benefit i may chain due to readers comments on my blog

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  • Qasim

    Hi Harsh,

    Well this is something that we have to thank Raspal for, I think most of the readers are looking at the figure and forgetting about the main point Which is the highest your quality your blog have and the more you take care to approve only the quality comments the higher results you will get. Also we should be always sharp in finding money making opportunities. If you are top blogger you need to go and look for opportunities.

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  • Zoey Louise

    Hi Harsh, this post is really helpful and inspiring. $650 is just so amazing that you get it from blog commenting. Congrats to you! All of your posts are actually really helpful. I followed your FB already to keep me more posted. Don’t get tired of sharing your tips and experiences to us.

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  • Shailesh

    Hi Harsh, It’s really nice post you written here. Amazing earning :) just in 60 mins. It’s really cool. $650 is not a small amount to earn in our country very easily. It takes around 30 days period to to earn but you have earned it via Blog commenting. Congrats! for you for this good job. We definitely learn few things about how to do blog commenting on other blogs.

    Thanks for sharing your personal information with us and guide us about blog commenting. Keep it up and bring us some new ideas like this soon :)

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  • Achin

    Hi harsh, Nice and inspiring post, But when i was reading about the post i got a clear idea how this thing worked for you. But what i would like to know is that didi you got that beta testing theme and if you did what was the response. Speed of the theme and what features does this theme have. If you can write about this i’ll be glad to read you review

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  • Kumar Gauraw

    Hi Harsh,

    Thank you for sharing your story. Obviously you have inspired a lot of people already and what I take away from this post is, keep an open mind and when you are out there helping other people and connecting with your community, opportunities knock at your doorstep and that’s what happened to you.

    Had you not paid attention to the suggestion from Raspal Seni, none of these would have happened. Being a man of action, you acted on the information right away and thus landed on a deal which was not only profitable but also added to your credibility.

    Thank you for this share!

    -Kumar

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  • Varun

    $650 :O pretty good amount bro!
    you’re always ready to share your views and ideas for free that’s why I love ShoutMeLoud so much. :)
    looking forward to more articles like this :D

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  • Raspal Seni

    Hi Harsh,

    Maybe somewhat off-topic for this post, but can you recommend a nice theme for a writer website? I intend to separate my writer site from my blog, so will need two different themes.

    I’ve tried a few but not very satisfied with them yet. I’m still testing/playing with the Swift theme, but I think it’s better as a blogging theme. Not sure at this time, though.

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  • Mainak Halder

    Very inspiring post Harsh. It shows how a little concentration during blogging can lead to making money and can be worth the effort. About the X – The Ultimate theme, I had already got the theme a month back and was trying it out in localhost, it’s very easy to setup and configure. All options are readymade and no need to code anything.

    Besides being a multipurpose theme, we can use it for both blogging and ecommerce website purposes.

    I am running my blog on Genesis but I have another website which I intend to run on X theme but I have checked out the loading time and I think the X theme takes a bit more time to load, so I’m wondering if it’s SEO optimized.

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  • Saurav Khare

    Harsh as my opinion you are the Best blogger on this planet EARTH! Your post are such inspiring for newbies like me. And this post made me full with confidence that i’ll be also get success in blogging. By the way can you please do a review for “Mystique Theme” (I know its too old).

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Saurav
      I just checked Mystique based on your recommendation and I won’t recommend this theme to you. This one is quite old and not something which you should be using in this era. If you looking for an easy to configure modern theme, do check out Codelight.

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  • Achin Jain

    Hi Harsh,

    Thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful post and you won’t believe it following the same i also get advt. from X Theme for WordPress…

    :) Once Again thanks for sharing..

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  • Raspal Seni

    Hi Harsh,

    I completeely agree with you about comments. I even have a post on my blog which says comments are currency for your blog. Actually, I posted it after reading a post by Chris Brogan with the same title.

    Just yesterday, I commented on the Swift theme post, and just a few hours later, you published this post. That’s what makes SML a great blog and you a problogger! :-)

    I hadn’t known that X was ranking number 2 at ThemeForest. That also makes me curious, which theme is ranking number 1. Going to research it.

    I also didn’t know that theme authors give away review copies. This is new info to me, but knowing this wants me to do theme reviews too. Will start with the Swift theme review which I’m playing with, currently. Thanks again for your Swift theme review post.

    Thanks for being so transparent and honest about your earnings. Some nice takeaways from this post and from you. :-)

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  • Nitin Patel

    Great to know about your experience with blog commenting Harsh.

    Blog commenting is an excellent tool for increasing traffic.

    I have personally experienced that commenting on a very handful of blog sends a lot of traffic on my blog.

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  • Akhil K A

    This really an inspiring article for me. Thank you very much for sharing these type of details for us.

    God bless.

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  • Jithin Johny George

    Monetizing something that seems to be useless is a skill. blessed skill…. Article says you have that.
    Great work

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  • lakshman

    Whoa what a cool strategy and from this its clear that oppurtunites are everywhere and we need to identify and grab them.

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  • coralcrue

    Huh?! This is news to me. If I had earned money for the comments I have made in all the places I have visited till now, I ‘d be sitting in a plush chair smoking a cigar. Well, one can dream on, right? how insightful.

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  • Prabhat

    so you earned $650 in an hour, that’s really great.

    Best thing I like about your blogs is, you share things in a transparent manner.

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  • Gaurav H

    wow! it’s really great. i heard this first time that we could also make money through blog commenting. according to affiliates are the best way to make money online but affiliates through commenting, it’s completely new to me. thanks for sharing this smart technique harsh.

    your blog always help.

    Gaurav

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  • krishnan

    identifying opportunity by comments is also possible. your experience shows it

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  • Janmejai

    But to earn that,we need a blog like shoutmeloud which we don’t have.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Janmeji
      Not necessarily.. You can make money from any blog, only if you take care of all quality aspects of it.

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  • Gagan Masoun

    Its really great news that you have made money with a comment. So many bloggers like me struggling to make money. Recently I have made $185 with affiliate marketing. :)

    Thanks
    Gagan Masoun

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  • Bhagabati prasad pal

    Blog commenting can be a good source of traffic for new bloggers if it is delivered properly.Initially search engine does not send much traffic to a new site.I just started a wordpress site and I am exploring new ideas to promote my site.I have heard new bloggers opt to deliver comments on established blog to drive initial traffic to their blog.

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  • Leonard Sappleton

    I never thought that a comment could yield such a reward. This is useful stuff that you have shared.My blog is relatively new, but I am buying into the ‘Advertisement page’ idea already. I find your blog interesting. The articles I have read, including, 10 marketing tools for bloggers have all added to my knowledge and will be a great help to my blogging experience.Thank you so much.

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  • NilanthaNRNM

    Really awesome post. Thanks.

    After I visited your blog (shoutmeloud), I understood the importance of commenting on blogs. I spend about one hour per day for commenting on selected blogs. It is very useful thing. I understood that when I comment on a blog, it is better typing a meaningful and useful comment than saying “good post, Thanks”. You got an great opportunity by following someone’s comments. Good. If someone read this post, he will understand the importance of commenting on blogs, websites definitely.

    You always provide us really useful, great posts. Thanks.

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  • Krishna Moorthy.D

    Whoa! That’s really cool Harsh. Between we can also make money from affiliate sales through blog commenting. When I read the title I thought you made $650 by affiliate sales.Actually I made around $40 from affiliate sales with blog commenting and I made a post regarding that you can see that here http://www.trickmik.com/2014/02/get-affiliate-sales-blog-commenting.html

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