Hello everyone! Long time, no chat. I’ve been doing really well, just busy with the girls and my full-time job 🙂 North Carolina has been having some beautiful weather lately, too, so we’ve been spending a ton of our free time outside and at the pool!
We officially found out that our third baby is another little girl 🙂 That will be three little ladies in this house and no boys. While I would have loved to raise a son, I’m definitely not sad about getting to raise three little girls, either. I hope they grow up to be the best of friends.
My online blogging income has been going really well. Nope, I’m not making thousands, but I’m consistently making more and more money each month with very little effort.
May Income Report
In May, I made $589.50 blogging!
I didn’t track my hours, but I know for a fact I didn’t spend more than one hour per week on my blog. And, if I didn’t post that week, I spent probably 15 minutes!
How do I make money even though I spend so little time on my blog?
Easy! Last year, I spent a LOT of time on my blog and wrote evergreen posts to help people start a freelance writing business, start a blog, find freelancing clients, grow their blog, and more. Those posts have affiliate links in them and I continue to promote them week after week.
If you’re interested in making money through blogging, you can use my tutorial on starting a profitable blog to get started. Again, I’m not going to sugarcoat anything. I started my blog in September 2014 and posted consistently for over a year. I did this with a full-time job and two toddlers, so it IS possible 🙂 I made my first $100 through Google Adsense within five months of starting my blog. From then, income was low and random, but I still did bring in some money each and every month. Now, I am pretty confident that I’ll make at least $300 per month from my blog, and again that’s with very little work. That’s just made with promoting my older content 🙂
How do I promote my posts?
My traffic increased significantly earlier this year, and it’s all thanks to Pinterest! My friend Kristin has a course – Pinterest Presence – that will teach you step-by-step how to use Pinterest to grow your blog. Kristin is amazing and was recently able to quit her full-time job to focus on blogging and her Pinterest business! She really knows her stuff!
I use Tailwind to schedule all of my pins for the entire week. I pin anywhere from 50-100 pins per day. Without Tailwind, there is just no way I could keep up with that schedule! Manually, that alone would take me three hours a day!
What is my ultimate goal?
To make enough money so my husband and I can both quit our jobs, of course 🙂 However, I want to help people do the same in the process. It is just crazy how many ways there are to make money online nowadays. There really is no reason we can’t “have it all,” so to speak – make a decent living, spend more time with our families, travel, and wake up doing what we love every day.
I’m not actively pursuing this goal right now, though. As my regular readers know, I work full-time and we are expecting our third child. Our current little ones are 4 and 2, so life is very hectic! My husband and I are both happy in our current jobs, too, so there is no urgency in the moment.
However, after spending the past almost two years blogging (and before that, freelancing), I know for a fact that it can be done. If you’re on the fence about starting a blog, I highly recommend you just do so! I am truly the world’s least tech-savvy person (just ask my coworkers), yet I’m able to run a blog. I even wrote a book for beginning bloggers who need some help getting WordPress and their blogs up and running. Best of all, the book is FREE for those of you who purchase your blog through my Bluehost link (which can also be found in my blogging tutorial).
Thanks for following along! And as always, let me know if you have any questions!
How was your month?!