I’ve been blogging since March, 2011 and if you’ve read my story you’ll know it’s been one heck of a ride with lots of ups and downs and plenty of learning curves.
After many adjustments and taking the advice of my mentors, things finally started to happen and revenue started streaming in earlier this year. Yep, it’s taken four years. So when you read a blog post that’s giving advice about having patience and not giving up; that if you work your plan things will eventually happen, I’m here to tell you they speak the truth!
I’ve always been motivated by reading other blogger’s revenue. When you see someone reporting he or she made $10k in a month, you can’t help but say “I want some of that”.
Well, I’m not making $10K a month but I am excited about the revenue I’m making so far.
The purpose of this post is not to brag about what I’m making. And as you’re about to see, in some months my revenue was nothing to write home about.
But what I do want to show you is that with hard work, persistence, patience, and consistently tweaking and working your plan, you will eventually see the needle start to move and your dream of making money from home is practically at arm’s reach.
Revenue Chart September 2014 through September 2015
Here’s a revenue chart to use to track how much I’ve made from September 2014 through last month. As you can see there were some months that were better than others and how things really started to take off this past March. What do I attribute the bad months to? It was my lack of focus and consistency.
As you can see, in my best month I earned $1,779.94.
Here’s What I’m Doing
One of the ways I’m making money from home is through sponsored posts. A sponsored post is when a blogger is approached by an advertiser to write an article promoting their product that includes a contextual link.
There are many influencer networks you can work with but most of mine came from working with sites like these influencer networks
Socialix (formerly Moms Affiliate)
Read my post Are You A Mom Blogger Who Wants To Make Money to learn more about Activate and how it connects you with top brands.
Read my post How to Create Money-Making Content For Your Blog to learn how easy it is to create articles your blog on this platform.
Other Sponsored Articles
I was also approached by independent marketers who paid me to post their article on my site. I’ll go over how to be approachable in an upcoming post!
Until my blog is able to generate at least a part-time income I need to look for other ways to make money from home. I do a little bit of everything to bring in revenue. I use the data entry site called Virtual Bee, now part of Smart Crowd and check Click N Work for freelance projects. And if I need to, I can always go to online surveys.
But I got really lucky with a project I found on Hire My Mom. I landed a three-month project as a web researcher for an ecommerce website. It was a great experience to add to my portfolio.
I was also able to sell some ad space this year which also added to my revenue.
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So There You Have It
That’s how I’m making money from home. Is it a lot of work? You’re darn tootin’ but it’s so worth it my friends!
In an upcoming post, I will share exactly what I did to get noticed by individual brands and received more opportunities by networks to increase my sponsored post opportunities. So if you’re ready to start making money as a blogger, you won’t want to miss it!
Over To You
If you have any questions about monetizing your blog and how to get started ask away in the comments section below. I’d be more than happy to answer them for you.
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