For years, I was working anywhere from 60 to 100 hours per week.
I hardly got any sleep, barely saw my friends and family, and had very little time to do things for myself. It was exhausting, and I knew that I couldn’t do that long term. When I would think about what I wanted for the rest of my life, I realized I needed to make a change.
See, when I first started this blog, I was working a full-time job, getting my master’s degree, and blogging in my spare time. Even though I didn’t start my blog to make money (I started it to keep track of how I was doing with my finances), I used any amount of my spare time to work on it.
Reaching new readers, making a good additional income stream, and meeting blogging friends was all very motivating.
It felt good to work, but I knew I was working way too much. There’s no way I could continue like that forever.
After I quit my job to blog full-time, I was still working a ton, definitely more than 50 hours a week.
Eventually, I realized that I needed to focus on how I do things so that I could save time. I wanted to enjoy my life, travel more, spend time with friends and family, and more.
I had to rethink how I work and use my time so that I can get the most out of my days and weeks. At first, it was difficult to change how I did things, but now when I look back, I realize how different my life is now.
I now earn a great income, while working less than ever. My business is mostly on autopilot, and I just work around 10 hours a week.
As a new mom, this has been a lifesaver!
I can’t imagine if I had my daughter in the early days of starting this blog. It’s been about a decade since I started this blog, Making Sense of Cents, and I had no idea what I was doing. I spent a lot of time trying to figure things out, and even though it took a ton of time and energy, I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of those long weeks.
Now, I have my business running quite smoothly, and I’ve been able to make over $5 million online. There are some tasks that I definitely still do myself, such as writing blog posts and answering emails from readers. Other tasks, though, are automated and simply make my life easier.
I get to spend as much time as possible with my daughter, travel when I want, visit friends and family, and more.
I have learned so much in the decade since I started Making Sense of Cents. I’ve reached financial independence and live my ideal lifestyle. I work around 10 hours each week and spend the rest of my time with my family, traveling, and enjoying life.
Because I know people are shocked to learn how little I work, I wrote today’s post to help you realize how you may be able to save time so you can live the life you want.
Also, if you are interested in how I make money online, I recommend reading this article of mine – How To Monetize A Blog: How I Grew A $5 Million Blog.