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…]

A Day In The Life Of An Online Business Owner

A Day In The Life Of An Online Business OwnerLately, I have had many, many readers ask me to create a “Day In The Life” post about how my average day goes. While my average work day changes all the time, I thought keeping track of what I do each day would be a fun task.

I also thought it would be a good idea to create this post because many often have misconceptions about what online business owners, freelancers, bloggers, etc. do each day.

No, I don’t just sit around, drink coffee all day long, and sit on Facebook. However, that’s what many believe actually happens in the average day of an online business owner.

The truth is that I actually get work done! Yup, how surprising is that? :)

It was a little hard writing this post. My average day can vary greatly. That’s one of the main things I love about freelancing – I can create my own schedule and it can be as flexible as I want it to be.

Anyway, below is my average work day as an online business owner, freelance writer, and blogger. Now, I’m not perfect and I realize that.

I will occasionally binge watch Netflix shows, waste time on social media, hug my dogs for an extended period of time, and so on. Also, some days I work a LOT, whereas others I don’t do anything.

My average work day is also very scattered and messy looking, so it’s hard to say exactly how many hours I actually work each day. [Read more…]

Leave Your Job On Good Terms: Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes When You Leave Your Job

How To Leave A Job On Good Terms - Quitting A Job TipsBefore my previous job as a financial analyst, I worked full-time as a retail manager. I watched many come and go over the years when I had that job.

While some understood why they were getting fired, many were often angry and would do some disastrous things.

I’ve experienced yelling, items being thrown, lies being told, and more.

Many of these actions would then come to hurt them later when they needed a recommendation letter (why would you even ask for a glowing recommendation letter from a place that you negatively left?), wanted/needed to network, and so on.

I know this isn’t only true of where I worked when I was younger as well. I have heard many horror stories of people quitting a job in a bad way and I’m sure everyone has personally seen/heard something at a place where they have worked as well.

Whether you are leaving your job because you are experiencing a layoff, leaving for a new job, or something else, the tips below should help you leave on better terms. You never know when you may need a positive reference, a recommendation letter, if you may ever work with anyone at the company again, or whether you may even want your old job back.

So that you don’t make any mistakes when you leave your job, I’ve created the list below of six tips on how to leave a job on good terms. [Read more…]

How I Went From Graduating College and Living in My Childhood Home to Running a Lucrative Coaching Business

How I Went From Graduating College and Living in My Childhood Home to Running a Lucrative Coaching BusinessHello everyone! Today, I have a great post from a fellow blogger. Enjoy this post and enjoy your weekend!

Hello MakingSenseofCents readers. I am Jesse Gernigin. I am a St. Louis native and an earning strategy coach. I run a blog at LiveGoldRich where I share how I overcame debt and made money with side hustles.

I started my journey in 2008. I graduated college with over $30,000 in student loan debt, $8423.00 in credit card debt and $3500.00 in loans on my car.

I had nothing. I had no money, no prospects and no idea about what to do.

My main option was to stay the course. I couldn’t do it. The 9-5 work lifestyle didn’t fit what I wanted out of life. I wanted the freedom to travel. I loved back packing and crashing in eccentric AirBnbs. I had to make a decision. We were in a recession. Corporate America was cutting excess spending which meant employees were no longer safe. Jobs were no longer guaranteed. [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…]

How Do You Use a Degree That Isn’t Very Specific?

Do You Have Useless Degrees Useless College Degrees CAN Still Help (1)Hello! Enjoy this post from my friend Martin. I know this situation applies to many out there (the possibility of what you or others may believe to be useless degrees), so hopefully this post can help someone out! 

“Why did you waste your time on that degree?”

The most ignorant question in the world. You deserve a smack across the face if you’ve ever asked anyone this. There’s no such thing as a waste of time if you learned a few things and opened your eyes a little. Also, it’s none of your business what someone else studied, unless you of course paid for their full education.

Why would you ask someone this?

The person with the degree doesn’t possess the power to time travel and change things. It’s already too late. They have the degree proudly hanging on the wall. There’s no need to be a ruthless jerk who puts down their friends. The person on the other end will get highly defensive and the argument won’t be pretty.

Why would you ask such an ignorant question?

Sadly, European relatives ask this all of the time. So do friends on Facebook. Most people will ask about why you studied what you did. It’s fairly standard small talk. [Read more…]