It’s been 11 years since I started Making Sense of Cents, and I am still completely amazed that this is what I get to do for a living!
In August of 2011, when I opened my laptop and started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t even know that blogs could make money.
This blog started as a hobby because I enjoyed reading other personal finance blogs and figured why not start my own.
11 years ago, I had no real dreams or goals for my blog. I was completely anonymous – I wrote with a fake name, and I didn’t even tell my friends or family about my blog.
For the entire first year of blogging, only Wes and my sister knew what I was doing.
A lot has changed since then!
What started as a fun way to share my story has turned into millions of annual readers and lifelong friendships. And, I’ve earned a great income that allows me to retire whenever I want, and I love what I do.
11 years ago, I never would have guessed this for myself!
And, I have never been more grateful, especially lately.
Running my own business and being able to work minimal hours means I can spend as much free time as I want with my husband and our baby girl.
It’s a dream come true. [Read more…]