When I now tell people that I hope to be a full-time blogger, there are always minutes in the conversation where I have to bridge the gap of confusion. It usually starts out with, “You mean, you can make money with a blog?” Yes, you can make money blogging…blah, blah, blah. After I try to give a summary of what took me months to learn about monetizing a blog, the next logical question for anyone curious is, “How did you get started? What made you make your own blog?”
A blog can be one of the most lucrative ways to earn online. It’s seemingly simple, fun to do, and can even turn you into an instant celebrity. The only problem is, how can you get your blog to stand out and be seen with all of the stiff competition out there? There are many ways to promote a blog, but one of the best ways to do it is by guest blogging. Although this method probably isn’t as popular as making use of social media, there are a number of benefits waiting for those who are willing to take the time to make a guest post.
I have a dream to make a decent income off of blogging. There, I said it. When I tell people this in person, most look at me in a strange way, thinking that I have lost my way. Some think that I just want to be lazy. Others are just curious how one might go about making money from a blog. One of the most common reactions is one that looks down upon blogging. While my friends are excited to see the success that I have already made, most don’t understand why I can see blogging as a serious and respectable business model.
As many of my faithful readers know, I love me a good challenge. PB at Economically humble sent me an invite to his 9 week summer challenge. Since he participated in my beginning blogger challenge, I assume he knows I have a hard time turning down a challenge. He must have known I would not… Read More »
As time continues, and I keep working on building up my online portfolio of blogs, I can’t help but wonder if it is all worth it. Blogging full-time sounds great on so many levels, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? My wife and I recently went on vacation for a week to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and I had to work hard before and after to make sure everything was in order for our time away. It definitely got me thinking.
Want to know what I have been up to behind the scenes of my blogs? It has been a while since I have given an update on all of the things that I have been up to. Many of you are curious everything that I am working on and for various reasons, I have chosen to keep some things a secret. This post is an attempt at a compromise – where I share my change in strategy as I blog to make some money. Instead of distracting from the primary purpose of 20’s Finances, I choose to update you all about the behind-the-scenes stuff on this blog. This also works well because I recently made changes to this site as well.
Have you heard the phrase that quality is much more important than quantity? While I have had my doubts over the past 10 months, I have come full-circle to realize the truth of this statement. This is true not only in most areas of life, but particularly in blogging. I haven’t always focused on quality as much as I should have, but I have learned my lesson now.
Have you ever had a hobby that has changed your life? Maybe you’ve found true happiness or enjoyment in your time, but I would venture to guess that it’s not everyday that a hobby can completely alter your life. Despite some recent challenges, blogging has slowly change my life in more ways than none. Today, I thought I would take some time to reflect on what has happened in the past nine months and how I see it going forward.