How bloggers make money - interview series
Welcome to my Money Making Blogger interview series where I interview bloggers who are making money from their blogs!
Hello, please introduce yourself and tell us all about your money making blog.
I'm Lisa, I'm a freelance magazine editor and lifestyle and beauty blogger at thebeautytype.com. I cover everything from home, interiors, food, travel, career, beauty products, hauls and my life!
How long have you been blogging for and when did you begin to monetize?
I've been blogging for over seven years and it's been in the last 2 years that I've made an addition to my income through blogging.
What's your monthly blog income like?
I get a 'part time' wage into my income through blogging. It varies monthly but it tends to be about 20-30% of what I bring home every month.
How exactly do you make money from your blog and tell us more about your favourite method?
I get contacted through agencies who want to link build, review products, write about a brand or place a guest post. I prefer link building as its easier to adapt but happy to work on anything that fits my brand.
Were there any steps you took in the early days to prep your blog for making money?
I never set up to make money, it's just a nice perk after all these years. However, build your brand is the most vital part. No one wants to work with someone who's just in it for the money.
Has it been an easy process to make money from your blog? Why?
No not at all. It's over seven years of hard work to bring it to the standard it is today. I am all self-taught with no additional help.
How many hours per week do you work on your blog?
About ten hours a week now if not more but yeah it's changed over the last few years and in the last six months I've gone freelance so I've had more time to dedicate to it.
What are your aims for your blog in the future?
I would love to reach some higher numbers for my following and work with some of my favourite brands!
If someone is totally new to blogging, what should they concentrate on most to make money?
Not making money! Personally blogging isn't about the money. You should be doing it because you love writing and blogging not because you want money! Sorry to break it to you!
What are the drawbacks to running a money making blog?
Sometimes you might consider working with brands that don't fit your ethos or style and that can cause readers to disappear if you start writing about irrelevant things!
What inspires you to blog and what is the best thing about blogging?
I've always loved writing, I love the community and it’s a great way to learn about new products with an honest perspective.
Would you still blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it and why?
Absolutely, it's a hobby I enjoy and it serves as an outlet and portfolio!
Do you think blogging is here to stay?
I think the written word is always valuable and although YouTube is taking over, blogs are always important.
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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