I started this blog on a whim back in August of 2010. After just 8 months of part-time work on the site, I was earning $500 a month. Then, to my complete surprise, my income started jumping – up to $3,800 a month in early 2012! I definitely made a few mistakes with my site over the years, but I’ve also done a ton of things right. Today, I’m going to teach you about all the good stuff that propelled me to where I am today:
with 50,000+ visitors a month 1,850 subscribers 6,000+ social media followers Over $100,000 earned via this website
Want to start earning money with your blog? Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way.
How to Start Earning Money With Your Blog
At this point, I assume you’ve already got your blog up and running (if not, check out my “Start Your Own . . . → Read More: 6 Things I Did to Start Earning Money With My Blog
Here is society’s view on the rich and the poor:
Rich people are greedy, underhanded sleazeballs and share their money with no one Poor people don’t have the opportunity to get ahead and are stuck in poverty forever It’s up to the government to redistribute the wealth and make everything fair again
…My face is getting red just writing out those statements. Each one of them just seems so ridiculous to me that it becomes almost unfathomable that this is now our nation’s typical line of thinking.
If I were given the chance to change the statements above (and I will…since after all, this is my website), I would have them read this way:
Rich people earn their wealth by serving others. The more people they serve, the more wealthy they become. Poor people discredit the fact that the wealthy have worked their butts off and sacrificed greatly for their . . . → Read More: 4 Reasons Millionaires Are Not The Scum of the Earth
If you have been looking to start a side hustle, or you want to quit your 9-to-5 job, freelancing is one of the best things that you could try. But how do you land your first freelance client when starting on your freelancing journey? Here are ten tips that can help!
This post was written by our regular personal finance writer, Kimberly Studdard.
#1. Know What You Want To Do
First things first, you should know what you want to do as a freelancer. Do you want to write? Do you want to be a virtual assistant? Are you into photo editing? These are questions to ask yourself so you can narrow your focus.
This is key to help you land your first freelance client, because knowing what type of work you want to do will help you search in the right areas when looking for your ideal client. . . . → Read More: 8 Tips to Help Land Your First Freelance Client
I knew we lived simply, but how in the heck do we survive on just 1/3 of our income with my wife being a stay-at-home mom?
Do I earn a six-figure salary at my day job?
Well then we must be living in an RV in my parents’ driveway, right?
Ummm, not even close.
How We Survive (and Thrive) on Just One Income
Liz and I live in a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in a fantastic area of town. We go out to eat almost every weekend and give 10% of our income away to our favorite charities. For the most part we’re pretty normal, so how is it that we only need 33% of our one income to survive?
There are FOUR main reasons.
1) We Paid Off Our Mortgage
My last relationship failed and like most, the majority of our fights circled around the topic of . . . → Read More: How We Survive (and Thrive) on Just One Income (and How You Can Too!!)
Remember this post from last year?
“Liz and I are idiots. While many of our friends have paid nearly nothing in taxes, we found ourselves paying over $22,000 to Uncle Sam…”
It’s been almost a full year since that post and I definitely haven’t forgotten it. In fact, all last year I was consciously making moves that would drive us to a wealthy future, but with much fewer taxes. And guess what happened? We paid in nowhere near $22,000. In fact, we earned $5,000 more and paid just $11,776 to Uncle Sam this year. BOOM!
How We Paid Far Less In Taxes
So how the heck did we do it? How could we possibly earn more money and pay half the taxes?
What we’re doing must be illegal, right?
Wrong. (If it were, I probably wouldn’t be announcing it to the world on this insanely popular blog now . . . → Read More: How We Earned More This Year, But Paid Far Less In Taxes
If you’re racking your brain to come up with a way to earn some extra money this month, the answer might be right under your nose.
Most of us either have a hobby we enjoy, or we had one, once upon a time. Dig that instrument out of the closet and you’ll find that, like riding a bike, the basic knowledge is still there. Rusty, but there.
This post was written by our talented regular writer, Jamie Jeffers.
5 of the Best Hobbies for Earning Cash
My music instructors passed on the often told advise that if I just put in 15 solid minutes of practice per day, I’d be a better musician than most. Now I know that they were just trying to get me to pull my flute from its case. The truth is, getting started is the whole hurdle. Once you jump that, 15 minutes melts into . . . → Read More: 5 of the Best Hobbies to Have (or Begin!) for Earning Cash
There’s no shame in slowing down a little bit once you get out of debt, but there are so many people that take their foot off the gas completely! And sometimes they even start driving in reverse and dive back into debt! Why is this? And what steps can you take to stay motivated after getting out of debt?
Why Do People Go Back Into Debt After Getting Out?
You’d think that once people rid themselves of their debt, they’d vow never to go back in, but it honestly seems to happen more often than not. So what on earth are these people thinking? What is it that drives them back into debt?
1) It’s a Habit
It’s incredibly easy to buy stuff you can’t afford, and when you’ve done it all your life it’s crazy difficult to kick the habit. With the media swirling all around you, telling you . . . → Read More: How to Stay Motivated After Getting Out of Debt
If you have decided that you want to make extra money this year, you’ve probably come across the term “side hustle”. A side hustle can bring you extra cash, fulfill your need for a hobby, and even turn into a full-time gig.
Weekend Side Hustles That Can Make You Extra Cash
But what if you don’t have the time for a side hustle just yet? Well, this list of weekend side hustles may be just the thing you need. These side hustles are perfect for those that don’t have a lot of time!
This post has been written by our regular writer, Kimberly Studdard.
1) Drive People Around
Most likely you’ve heard of Uber or Lyft, so why not drive for them? Some recent articles have shared that people can make a full time income driving for them, but even if you don’t, driving people around could make a great . . . → Read More: Weekend Side Hustles That Can Make You Extra Cash
While a lot of the common financial advice out there for earning more money points toward starting a side hustle, it’s not the best solution for everyone.
In fact, in some cases, it could be far easier to earn more money in the form of getting promoted at your job it is to start a business. Because, quite frankly, starting and running a business is the furthest thing from easy.
This post has been written by Amanda Abella, author, speaker, and long-time blogger.
3 Steps Toward Getting Promoted
With that being said, there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of getting promoted.
1) Ask for it.
One of the biggest mistakes employees make is assuming they are going to get a promotion. They think that if they just work really hard someone will notice and offer to give them more money.
Yeah…that’s not usually how it . . . → Read More: 3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Promoted
Very rarely do I lay awake at night, but last night I was on my back…eyes wide open…staring at the ceiling…so I started thinking about my website. And I had a eureka moment. I immediately grabbed my phone, opened my notes, and quickly messaged myself the outline for this very post.
How to Earn an Unlimited Income With Your Blog
I started my blog at the tail end of 2010. Since then I’ve earned over $100,000 online…but after last night’s epiphany, I figure that I’ve left at least $400,000 on the table. Maybe even more than that.
I’ve lost all of this money because my views on earning a blog income have been completely wrong. My opinions of business have been skewed. What I thought I knew about growing an income has actually placed a glass ceiling directly above my head all these years.
My Glass Ceiling Experience – and . . . → Read More: How to Earn an Unlimited Income With Your Blog