Hi, it is an old post, but I would like to mention couple of points from client's point of view.So, as I've said, I'm planning on looking to monitise my blog in 2019. By that I mean I will be willing to have sponsored posts on there.
I'm sure there are things I need to do and my questions are as follows;
1) What 'pre-work' can I do on my blog?
I'm planning on adding the media kit to my blog. Is there anything else I can work on now ready for making myself more attractive?
2) Is there a formula to working out what I should charge?
Do you work out how long a 'post' takes to create? Do you do it as a multiplier of your viewing stats? Is it based on your DA?
3) Anyone I should avoid taking sponsored posts from?
Is there a dodgy company that treats bloggers like rubbish?
4) I know I need to pay tax on my earnings (I have a day job), do I need to tell the tax man straight away?
Also, I plan to put 50% of all earnings into a savings accounts to pay the taxman. Can I deduct costs from this figure (web hosting/research/IT equipment/etc)?
Anything else I should think of?
Your DA is 19, which is quite low to be attractive. I don't think you get anything by placing just a link (for SEO) somewhere in the content. However, it seems you have lots of traffic on your website which could be interesting for referral traffic. For that there needs to be dedicated post, review of product or accepting guest posts.