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Welcome to this month’s blogging income report, where I share exactly how much money I’m making blogging and how I’m making it.
January was a great month and I think I’m going to crush my 2017 blogging goals.
If you’re new here, I’ve been sharing monthly income reports since I started blogging. My reports include both blogging income and freelancing income; but as of roughly one year ago, I decided to quit freelancing and focus more on blogging. Every once in a while a freelance opportunity pops up, and of course for the right price I will take it.
This past year, I’ve been steadily working at increasing my affiliate sales. Specially, my Bluehost affiliate sales.
And…my tactics have been working, big time. As my long-time readers know, I do not spend a ton of time blogging. I have a full-time job, two little girls and another one on the way, and I enjoy spending my nights and weekends with my husband and kids. Yes, eventually I would love to make a full-time income from my blog, but for right now I am happy as can be. I’m making really good money for the amount of time I’m putting in.
I know for a fact that you can do the same, and I want to help. I feel like a lot of times bloggers share their income reports and while awesome, they seem unattainable for the average person. My income reports are very realistic and I truly believe anyone can make money at blogging without putting in full-time hours. Yes, it takes time!!! My blog didn’t start producing a consistent income for about a year or so, but after that it’s been a steady uphill climb; and again – with a minimal amount of work! Side money at it’s best 🙂
So, two things to discuss today…
Welcome to December’s blogging income report! I’m excited to share both this month’s income AND my yearly income from the blog. Let’s get started.
Ready to make money online in 2017?!
Earning an income online is becoming more and more popular. Whether you’re wanting to make extra money each month or you’re hoping to replace your (and/or your spouse’s) full-time income, let this be your year to make money online.
There are many, many ways to make money online. Below, I’m outlining the best ways so you, too, can start making money online immediately!
But before we get started, let’s list out the specific reasons you want to make money online and what your long-term goals are. For me, it looks like this:
- Save more money each month (this is reason #1)
- Pay extra toward our mortgage (this is our only debt as my online income was able to pay off our SUV last year)
- Take family vacations more often
- Replace my full-time income (2017 end-of-year goal)
- Replace my husband’s full-time income (long-term goal)
Now, let’s get started. Below is my ultimate guide to make money online in 2017!
Happy December 🙂 I cannot believe November is over. My little baby is almost six weeks old, and I’m about to head back to work in just a few weeks. Time really flies!!
I’m happy to report that November is now my BEST MONTH EVER when it comes to making money blogging. Blogging has really been a labor of love for me. I started blogging in September 2014 and am just now (a full two years later) making really good money. I kind of feel like it could all just end at any moment, but I’m trying to stay positive!! 🙂
I have a 4-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a newborn baby who just turned one month. I’m by no means “super mom,” nor do I try to be. However, I am able to still find time to blog, keep up with the housework and find some time for myself. Today, I’m sharing my secrets on how to accomplish this!
Whether you’ve been blogging for years but are struggling with time management or if you’re a mom who’s debating starting a blog, this post is for you!
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Reasons to Start a Blog:
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- Share your life or expertise with others
- Bring in an additional source of income (you can view my latest income report here!)
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I’ve been blogging for two years as of this September. I’ve had ebbs and flows, like anything. When I first started, I posted consistently for a solid 8 months, then started posting a few times a month, and am just getting back into posting a few times per week. One of the best things about this “job” is YOU are in complete control over your posting schedule, your topics, your growth, your earning potential, and more! There are literally a gazillion different ways to make money blogging – and any niche can see success!
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Questions?! Feel free to leave a comment or email me anytime!
I think it’s safe to say that working moms would enjoy the possibility of being a stay-at-home mom if it meant keeping their lifestyle the same. I personally am one of those crazy people who actually enjoys my full-time job, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t even consider what it would be like to stay home.
Here’s the thing, though. I think the majority of us working moms would miss having “something for ourselves.” We’d miss contributing to the family financially, and we’d definitely miss socializing with other adults (big one for me!!). If this is exactly how you feel, keep reading.
Freelance writing – to me – is one of the best jobs out there. Many of my friends are making six figures a year as freelance writers. They’ve quit their full-time jobs, their husbands have possibly quit their full-time jobs, and they’re able to work on their own terms and set their own schedule. Need to take kids to the doctor? Have a sick baby? Need to help with homework and cook dinner? Done, done and done; all without having to ask your boss for PTO.
I have been freelance writing for over four years, though I’ll admit I don’t do a ton of it anymore. In fact, the only jobs I take on now are ones that pay $300+ per article. While I do get a few that come my way, the income isn’t consistent. Reason being is I do have a full-time job that I enjoy and I just had my third little baby girl 🙂 I’m also focusing more on increasing my blogging income for the time being.
You can read my latest income report where I show you how I made over $1,700 blogging here! >>
However, that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to get freelance jobs 🙂 Back in the day, I was making a consistent $2,000-$3,000/month with two little toddlers at home. I would estimate I worked about 15 hours per week to make that. Here, I’m sharing the fastest and easiest way to break into freelance writing.