I made $3,130.99 with my blog in August 2017.
Pretty crazy, right?
I’ve only been taking this blog seriously for about six months.
I remember reading income reports from other bloggers a long time ago and thinking it was insane. How could they make a full-time living by running a blog?!
I thought I had blogged before. I’ve had websites in one form or another since I was in the eighth grade. I just liked building them, but eventually I got bored of them and abandoned them. I estimate I’ve created over 20 blogs in the past 15 years…
So why hadn’t any of them made money?
For starters, I wasn’t trying to make money. I blogged because I loved writing and meeting other people. I’ve made some pretty cool friendships online with people I would have never met otherwise.
Fast forward to 2017, it seems like everyone and their cat has a blog. (And yes, some cats do blog.)
It’s never been easier or harder to make an income online.
I say that because it’s easy in the way that starting a blog is easier now. You can setup hosting, get a beautiful theme, and start writing in like half an hour. (I even wrote a step by step tutorial to start your own blog right here!)
It’s also harder because there are SO many more people blogging now.
If you’re trying to stand out online, you have to compete with BILLIONS of other people. Legit, billions. There are over 1.2 billion websites online right meow.
At first, I wasn’t trying to stand out very much.
I started this blog in February 2016 as a fun side project to complement my day job as a Digital Marketing Strategist at an ad agency. I love marketing so I wanted to write about it and learn new content marketing tips with this blog that I could use for my clients.
By the end of 2016, I started to take the blog more seriously, though my posts were sporadic and not really cohesive.
In January 2017, I decided I wanted to turn this blog into a profitable business. I did a bunch of research and long story short, realized that research is nothing without action. #preach