How do bloggers make money?
Welcome to my Money Making Blogger interview series where I interview bloggers who are making money from their blogs!
A new post every week from a money making blogger sharing their experience and advice.
Hello, please introduce yourself and tell us all about your money making blog.
My name is Andrew Young and I own a personal finance blog called Capital Matters. I started the blog unofficially in December 2017 (when I had it active for a month before taking it down). Thankfully, I came to my senses and reopened it in April this year. I've been an active blogger ever since, aiming to promote thrifty habits, relaying what I've learned about saving, investing and earning. I started for a combination of reasons. Firstly, I think about personal finance near constantly. And secondly, I wanted to stop boring my boyfriend with personal finance spiel. Now I just bore *cough*...I mean enlighten the internet.
How long have you been blogging for and when did you begin to monetize?
I have been blogging for less than a year (December 2017) and I began to monetise around April, when I became more active. I have learned a huge amount in a short space of time, thanks mostly to the support from the existing blogging community.
What's your monthly blog income like? (Pocket money, part time, full time or the figure)
Pocket money. At the moment I'm just looking to pay for the pots of tea I enjoy as I write the blog posts in a range of cafes up and down Scotland. Whilst it's low at the moment, seeing growth month-to-month is exciting and keeps me motivated.
How exactly do you make money from your blog and tell us more about your favourite method?
Were there any steps you took in the early days to prep your blog for making money?
At the start I simply wanted to write as many blog posts as possible. I had (and still have) a huge range of subjects I want to cover. I knew that eventually I could monetise posts with adverts and affiliates. But in the early days my focus was on creating quality content that people wanted to read.
Has it been an easy process to make money from your blog? Why?
How many hours per week do you work on your blog? Has this changed over time?
What are your aims for your blog in the future?
If someone is totally new to blogging, what should they concentrate on most to make money?
What are the drawbacks to running a money making blog?
What inspires you to blog and what is the best thing about blogging?
Would you still blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it and why?
Do you think blogging is here to stay and why?
Thank you so much for taking part in my Money Making Blogger interview series and best of luck with your blog!
Introduction to my money making bloggers interview series
If you're wondering is it possible to make money blogging? Then yes, it really is possible to earn a living as a blogger!
It's what me and many others are able to call our full-time income, but many people don't understand how it is possible, so this interview series will show exactly how bloggers are making an online income from a blog.
There are lots of different ways to monetize a blog and they will all be revealed in this series.
I share lots of tips on how I make money blogging in my Make Money Blogging section, but it's also great to learn from other bloggers too. One thing I love about the blogging community is how friendly and open it is. There's room for everyone and we all like to help each other grow and learn from one another.
Learn how bloggers make money
Learn how my interviewees make money from blogging and the steps they took to monetize their blog. I hope you feel inspired and learn something new from this series.
Learn how many hours they spend on their blogs per week, what sort of income this provides and if there are any cons to blogging for an income.
I've been a full-time blogger since January 2017 and I started blogging in April 2013. It still amazes me that I can make money from home as a blogger.
BUT, it’s not without a lot of hard work, so don’t be fooled into thinking you simply set up a website and voila, income starts rolling in. If only! I've work more hours per week than I did in any full-time employed job - my blog is my life!
I'm hoping it won't always be that way and there are lots of passive ways to make an income from blogging, but you have to set up the foundation first which can take lots of hard work and patience.
In this series I am going to interview other bloggers who also make money from their blogs to hopefully inspire people to start a blog if they wish or to make that leap to monetizing content. I also find it so interesting to learn what other bloggers are up to. Even us full-time bloggers can learn from each other and inspire one another.
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