Welcome to my new 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 your money making blog.
I am Eileen, married mum to 3 teens, PE teacher, Financial Coach and money blogger at www.yourmoneysorted.co.uk.
How long have you been blogging for?
I have been blogging for a couple of years and am slowly getting used to the fact that people actually read what I write!
When did you begin to monetize?
I have only really started to monetise my blog, because I also make money from selling online money courses.
What sort of income do you make from your blog each month? Pocket money, part time, full time or feel free to share the figure.
Pocket money at present, but I am planning to make it a part-time income in the next year, and a full-time income in 3 years.
What steps did you take in the beginning to monetize your blog?
I took Emma Drew's amazing course, Turn Your Dreams into Money, which helped to motivate and inspire me.
How do you make money from your blog?
I get some passive income from a small selection of products that I endorse, as well as from a few carefully chosen sponsored posts. It is really important to me that anything I post about is genuinely useful to my readers, and not trying to make money from them.
Has it been an easy process?
It has its challenges! Mainly the fact that I am also working part-time, and I never seem to have enough hours in the day.
What are the top three ways you make money from your blog?
Sponsored posts, affiliate marketing and selling courses.
What is your favourite way to make money from your blog?
My money courses! I just love working with my clients and helping them to transform their financial life.
How much do you really work on your blog? Be honest.
Too flipping much!
What are your aims for your blog in the future?
To have a full-time income from it, so that I can leave teaching at 55, and travel the world with my hubby, while still being able to blog and help people with their money.
If someone is totally new to blogging, what would you advise they concentrate on to help make their blog a money making success?
I would take a couple of courses (Emma Drew's are brilliant!) and get set up to start making money immediately.
Are there any drawbacks to running a money making blog?
My brain is constantly "on"! Everything is an opportunity for a post, or a photo or a social media post, which can be quite tiring.
What’s the best thing about blogging for an income?
The flexibility and the freedom that working for myself brings me.
Would you blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it?
Yes, absolutely. I enjoy the blogging part of it now, and have ideas of starting another one in the next wee while too - just because I enjoy it.
Do you think blogging is here to stay?
I think it will be around for a while yet, but who knows what it's long term future is. Things change so quickly!
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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