Having a blogging business is amazing! Right? You get to share information about something you are passionate about, help others, work from just about anywhere, and have control over your schedule. But, there is one small drawback that many bloggers experience—it can be lonely.
If you're like me, you started blogging because you enjoy writing. You have a message you want to communicate, something you are passionate about that you want to share with the world and you enjoy writing about. Thus, your blog was born. However, it doesn't take long to realize there is a lot more to having a blogging business than simply writing, like finding stock photos to create graphics with.
If you’re new to the idea of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it’s very important do a quick study on the subject as it can potentially help your readers find your blog posts. Search Engine Optimization is about using certain keywords within your content so that Google and other search engines can identify what your blog posts and pages are about.
There is nothing quite like that feeling you get the first time you make money from your blog. You are ready to celebrate, and you should be!
Building a profitable blog is exciting, and when the first bit of money comes in it's such a relief feeling like all the hard work that you have been doing is about to pay off. But, it doesn't take long to realize that it's irregular income that is hard to predict and maintain.
If you usually follow along with me, you know that I don't typically share my income and expense reports. My husband and I are fairly private people and it's just not information I like to share on a regular basis. But this particular blog post is for a very special occasion. It's my 3-year blogiversary!
In celebration, I asked you what video you wanted to see next and you chose— my income report! And, I totally get it. When I was starting out in my blogging journey I was interested in seeing those numbers too. It was motivating to see what was possible in the blogging world along with seeing how to make money blogging.
There is one thing that tends to appeal to all bloggers that are trying to grow a blogging business—the idea of making passive income. I mean who wouldn't want to make money from their blog even though they are at the park playing with their kids? I know I like that option.
But, this is also one of the things that frustrate bloggers the most. It's not easy to figure out how to earn money online.