5 Steps You Need to Follow to Finally Start Making Money With Your Blog

Steps to Follow to Start Making Money With A BlogHello! Today I am sharing a post written by a fellow blogger. Making money with a blog completely transformed my life. You can read further in my monthly online income report updates.

If you’re a blogger, you’re probably interested in making money with a blog.

But if you search online for how to monetize your blog and you’re given the same, tired advice everywhere: place ads on your site, use lots of affiliate links, look for sponsors.

While those methods might still work, they’re usually a gigantic waste of time for beginning bloggers, requiring you to aggressively promote other brands for little payoff.

There’s a better way to make money: creating your own product.

I started with a completely unknown blog that made no money (unless you count the pennies I made with Adsense) to making just under $500 during the six-day prelaunch of my very first product. If I can do it, you can too.

Here are five steps to finally start making money with a blog of your own: [Read more…]

$23,471 in June – My Monthly Online Income Report

Can You Make Money Blogging? Let Me Show You How I Made Over $20K Last Month!Welcome to June’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. You can simply skip to the next section if you are not new here.

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).

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

Many people have asked why I would ever want to publicly post my income each month. Some think I’m crazy, and some are glad I’m open about what I’m doing. Whatever you think, I enjoy publishing my monthly online income reports and I share them publicly for three main reasons: [Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]