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.
My name is Liza and I run a travel and lifestyle blog for young adventurous professionals - Tripsget
How long have you been blogging for and when did you begin to monetize?
I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now, however, I only started to monetise 1.5 years ago.
What's your monthly blog income like?
It’s relatively small, I’d say in the £500 range, but I work full-time, so I don’t accept many sponsored posts and don’t do massive outreach.
How exactly do you make money from your blog?
My favourite method is definitely advertising. I love Mediavine and I think it’s a great way to monetise your blog. I also get affiliate income and sponsored posts, but it’s less reliable and depends on the season.
Were there any steps you took to prep your blog for making money?
Not really, I just started producing better quality content.
Has it been an easy process to make money from your blog?
Definitely not - I had to learn a lot about SEO and spend a lot of time on social media as well. However, once I reached 25,000 sessions a month, it got easier.
How many hours per week do you work on your blog?
I work 10-15 hours a week on the blog.
What are your aims for your blog in the future?
I would like to grow it more and reach at least 100,000 page views in the next couple of years.
If someone is totally new to blogging, what should they concentrate on most to start making money?
High-quality content and keyword research.
What inspires you to blog and what is the best thing about blogging?
The fact that my content is useful to people and I get a lot of positive feedback! Also, free trips and stays, of course.
Would you still blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it and why?
I would still blog, but I wouldn’t write my posts around keywords, I would just use it more as a diary.
Do you think blogging is here to stay and why?
It’s definitely here to stay. It always existed in different forms, so why should it go?
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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