How real bloggers are making money blogging
Welcome to my Money Making Blogger interview series where I interview bloggers who are making money from their blogs!
Read on to learn how my latest interviewee makes money with a blog!
Hello, please introduce yourself and tell us all about your money making blog.
I'm Sean from www.hubbyhelps.com, my main aim for my blog was to initially pass on some of my hints and tips with tech, DIY (and life in general!)
How long have you been blogging for and when did you begin to monetize?
I have been blogging for four years now (I had to check as I thought it was less!) As my wife blogs, I knew there was the ability to make money, however I did not realise how quickly that could be done. After approximately three months I had my first paid work.
What's your monthly blog income like?
I currently work full time, so do not have too much time to spare on my blog, with that said I make between £600 to £1000 per month.
How exactly do you make money from your blog and tell us more about your favourite method?
I make money in several different ways from social media to bespoke blog posts. My favourite method is a bespoke post; I love the challenge of creating content driven by the customer while keeping content on key for my readers!
Were there any steps you took in the early days to prep your blog for making money?
When starting out it really is key that you start to link into other bloggers on a regular basis, it will help you with your number one stat, that being Domain Authority. Collaboration with other bloggers in the early days will see you gaining a really good head start.
Has it been an easy process to make money from your blog?
A lot of people will think that blogging is quick and easy, however you have to put in a massive amount of work to ensure you have a viable blog. Time tabling is a key aspect when monetizing your blog especially if you have a full time job!
How many hours per week do you work on your blog?
I spend approximately 2 - 3 hours on my blog a day. Previous to that I could spend 4 hours or so, which was all part of the initial set up.
What are your aims for your blog in the future?
My future blog aim would be to solely blog, it is a really enjoyable aspect of my life! It works well around family too!
If someone is totally new to blogging, what should they concentrate on most to make money?
After setting the initial look of your blog. Link building would have to be the key to making money, second to that your social media foot print. Clients usually want to see activity on the blog so ensuring you are blogging at least once every three days!
What are the drawbacks to running a money making blog?
The main drawback with any business is the credit control aspect, luckily I have no issues with that as I have a financial background, but not knowing when you are getting paid can prove difficult if it is your main income. So you need to be sure to have a financial buffer just in case, clients are slow to pay.
What inspires you to blog and what is the best thing about blogging?
Freedom, blogging can work around your lifestyle.
Would you still blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it?
I would still blog, sharing tips and hints was what drew me in originally.
Do you think blogging is here to stay?
I think blogging will be here to stay, however with anything it will evolve and we have started to see a rise in bloggers streaming rather than just writing. This is an area I am starting to look into myself!
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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