Why I’m Happy I Made The Decision To Leave My High Paying And Secure Job For Blogging

Blogging As A Career After Starting Your Own BlogStarting your own blog can lead to many positives in life, including possibly blogging as a career.

That’s exactly what happened to me. Almost two years ago, I left my high paying and secure job so that I could blog full-time.

However, let’s rewind a little bit. Before I started full-time blogging and running my online business, I worked as a financial analyst at a small investment/valuation firm.

It wasn’t the greatest job on earth, but it was stable, the income was good, the bonuses were great, and there were benefits. Plus, my employer told me from the very beginning that it would be a “lifer” job, so I knew as long as I kept on improving that I would have a job for a very long time and that one day I would be running the company.

However, that just wasn’t for me.

My job was very stressful yet still extremely boring at the same time (further described below).

Now, most of the above probably makes it sound like I had a great career and that I’m just a complainer. Due to this, I am often asked why I left my “good” job to become a full-time blogger and online business owner.

Some even tell me I’m crazy for blogging as a career. [Read more…]

$20,635 in May – My Monthly Online Income Report

How I Made Over $20,000 Last Month Blogging (1)Welcome to May’s online income report where I show you how I made money online last month. It’s time to look at this month’s update and track how I did.

If you’re new here, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my online income report each month. If you’re not new here then you can just skip to the next section :)

This all started out as my extra income report because in the beginning it was all about the money I was earning from my side jobs. In my side income reports from the beginning, I included all of the income I made except for what I made at my day job (that was a fixed amount and boring anyways).

However, I left my day job as a financial analyst in October of 2013 and now my monthly income report consist of the many ways I make a living each month.

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How to Turn Your Side Job into Your Main Job #FiverrFreelance

How to Turn Your Side Job into Your Main Job #FiverrFreelance Hello! If you are new here, I recommend you read my latest income report – $32,474 in April – My Monthly Online Income Report.

In October of 2013, I happily started freelancing full-time.

Technically, I have been freelancing full-time for several years, but it wasn’t until October of 2013 that I left the full-time day job I was juggling as well.

Turning my side jobs into my main job was hard work though.

I look back and I still cannot believe that I gathered the courage to do it. However, life is incredibly better so I am glad I made the preparations that I did because I was able to transition into full-time freelancing rather smoothly.

Below are my tips so that you can do the same. [Read more…]

$32,474 in April – My Monthly Online Income Report

March Income Report

Welcome to April’s online income report where I show you how I make money online. It’s time to look at this month’s update and track how I did.

If you are new here, you might be wondering why I would want to publish my online income reports each month. If you are not new here, you can just skip to the next section :)

This all started out as my side income report because in the beginning it was all about the money I was earning from my side jobs. In my side income reports from the beginning, I included all of the income I made except for what I made at my day job (that was a fixed amount and boring anyways).

However, I left my day job as a financial analyst towards the end of 2013 and now my monthly income reports consist of the several different ways I bring in an income each month.

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$15,151 in March – My Monthly Online Income Report Plus Traffic Stats

My Monthly Online Income Report

Welcome to March’s online income report where I show you how I make money online. It’s time to look at this month’s update and track how I did.

Background information on my monthly online income report.

If you are new here, you might be wondering why I would want to publish my online income reports each month. If you are not new here, you can just skip to the next section :)

This all started out as my side income report because in the beginning it was all about the money I was earning from my side jobs. In my side income reports from the beginning, I included all of the income I made except for what I made at my day job (that was a fixed amount and boring anyways).

However, I left my day job as a financial analyst towards the end of 2013 and now my monthly income reports consist of the several different ways I bring in an income each month.

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Should You Outsource Tasks To Make Life Easier?

Should You Outsource Your Life And Household TasksOutsourcing is something that has taken me awhile to start doing. While I know that in many cases it is a need, for a long time I did nearly everything myself.

However, I recently started to notice that I was working 12 hour days, nearly every single day, and that I was getting snappy whenever someone asked me something because I was SO FOCUSED on working.

Even when I wasn’t working, I was still tired and thinking about work. People aren’t kidding when they say that the self-employed really never get a day off. Even though I absolutely love what I do, thinking about your business/job 24/7 just cannot be healthy.

A break every now and then is needed.

Lately though, I feel like I have had more time than ever. I have been eating very healthy, working out more, and I have had actual days off.

And it’s all because of outsourcing! [Read more…]