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UPDATE: The increase your blog income challenge is officially over! But you can STILL sign up for the free eBook by clicking here . . . AND I created a super-affordable online course which includes the entire challenge so you don’t have to go searching for it in your inbox. 😉 Check it out here.
I remember the first time I heard about monetizing a blog. It seemed so out there, particularly because my blog at the time was basically an online journal. Complete with all the randomness that includes: “Here’s a post about me walking on the beach!”
Still, I read that you could make money blogging even if you were a beginner, so I put up some ads and waited for the dollars to start rolling in.
Except I ended up making exactly two cents (or was it three cents?) on that blog.
I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong but that didn’t stop me from starting from scratch and trying to make it happen. By this time I was a stay-at-home mom who really didn’t want to re-enter the workforce. I wanted to use my creativity and talents in my own business, not in filing and writing documents for a big company.
Around this time, I came across a free eBook that simplified the process of making money online. It seemed a little too good to be true, but I didn’t have anything to lose, so I decided to try a couple of the ideas.
How To Make Money Blogging . . . For Beginners Like Me
This is not where I say, “And then, magically, money flowed from the heavens and I made six figures overnight!” 😉 BUT, I will say that the strategies in that book led to me actually making money on my blog.
My initial goal had been to make $200/month to prove to myself I could do this (also, because I was really, really tired of cutting coupons!) This is what happened about four months in . . .(For those who are curious, this is a fancy screenshot from my Blog Income Spreadsheet.)
That initial surge was from an affiliate sale I had participated in. That provided the impetus to write my first book which in turn, brought in more income.
So, yeah, to say I’m glad I came across this eBook is an understatement. Still, I wanted to do something more for you. It’s great to read eBooks with strategies in them, but I like it when I can see HOW a person puts everything into action.
I’m a big fan of challenges so I decided to create a blog challenge for us to go through with this eBook.
We will be getting our strategies in place so we can rock this next year with an ACTION PLAN. I’m doing this right along with you—as I created this challenge, I kept stopping and adding ideas to my Evernote list that I want to implement for the new year!
Making money through your blog is doable, but you need an idea of what to do and how to do it. In this online course, we will
- Learn 7+ proven strategies for increasing your blog’s income even if you’re a beginner
- Learn how I used each of these ideas for my own blog. (You’ll also get to see the mistakes I made—hey, this is a learning experience!)
- Work through homework assignments to bring these strategies home to our own blogs.
- Finish our two week challenge with a real action plan with ideas for your own blog so you can start making money! Whoohoo! 🙂
Awesome idea! I love writing prompts!
Thanks! 🙂 I think you might be referring to this post, though? 55+ Art Journal prompts 🙂 (This post is on a blogging income challenge. :)) Hope you have a great weekend!
Sounds like a fun challenge. It’s always great to make some income from something you love doing. Thanks for sharing on MM.
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