Welcome to my Money Making Blogger interview series where I interview bloggers who are making money from their blogs!
Read on to discover how they make money from blogging and the steps they took to monetize their blogs. Feel inspired and learn something new from this series! Also learn how many hours they spend on their blogs per week and what sort of income this provides.
I get to write every day and make money by doing what I love. It’s amazing and still amazes me each day, even two years into making money from my website. It’s not without a lot of hard work though, so don’t be fooled into thinking you simply set up a website and voila, income starts rolling in. If only! I work 30-40 hours per week currently and my blog is my life!
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 and even us full time bloggers can learn from each other and inspire one another.
Hello, please introduce yourself and tell us all about your money making blog.
I’m Louise and I blog over on https://louiseroserailton.com. What began as a fashion blog has transformed into a lifestyle blog and a source of income.
How long have you been blogging for and when did you begin to monetize?
I began blogging in 2013, but didn’t start my current blog until 2014. It took a year for me to take the plunge and begin to monetise my blog.
What's your monthly blog income like? (Pocket money, part time, full time or if you're happy to share the figure)
My monthly blog income can differ month to month. It’s usually around an average part time income each month.
How exactly do you make money from your blog? Tell us more about your favourite method?
I earn money via sponsored posts, ad placements and link insertions. I have also worked on the odd paid collab/press trip every so often. I know there are plenty of other ways to monetise, but this is what works for me currently!
Were there any steps you took to prep your blog for making money?
I honestly was just offered my first sponsored post and decided to accept it, therefore realising I needed to take the plunge and register as self-employed.
Has it been an easy process to make money from your blog? Why?
Some months are tougher than others. There can be quiet spells.
How many hours per week do you work on your blog? Has this changed over time?
This does change but on average I’d say I spend 10-20 hours working on my blog.
What are your aims for your blog in the future? Do you plan on increasing your income and how?
I try to keep my expectations and goals at a regular level. I’m just happy plodding along at the pace I’ve been going at. Of course, we would all love to become more successful! But I’m aware I probably won’t be the next Zoella (or similar) haha.
If someone is totally new to blogging, what should they concentrate on most to start making money?
Create your content. Focus on getting decent quality content out there on your blog and build on it from there.
Are there any drawbacks to running a money making blog?
It can be stressful when there is quieter periods, but I try to stick with it because I do genuinely love it.
What inspires you to blog and what is the best thing about blogging?
The best thing about blogging for me is the creative freedom. It inspires me to cover topics which I’m interested in and passionate about.
Would you still blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it and why?
Of course - probably not on the same scale as I do now, but I’ve always enjoyed writing.
Do you think blogging is here to stay and why?
For sure! Yes, the blogosphere is oversaturated, but focus on you and what you enjoy. Your blog should showcase your wonderful personality.
Thank you so much for taking part in my Money Making Blogger interview series and best of luck with your blog!
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