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Learn how Katie from Student Skint makes money blogging

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Welcome to my Money Making Blogger Interview series where I interview bloggers from around the globe who make money by being a blogger! 

Yes, it really is possible to earn a living as a blogger nowadays.  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 reveal exactly how bloggers are making an online income. 

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

Read on to discover how my next interviewee makes 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 mazes 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 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.

Enjoy.

Money Making Blogger Interview

Tell us all about you and introduce your blog.

My name is Katie and I'm a self-confessed bargain hunter! I have a blog www.studentskint.com which teaches students and young adults ways to make money, save money and enjoy life on a budget.

How long have you been blogging and when did you make money from your blog?

I've been blogging for about 3 months now and I started monetizing from the very start.

How much money do you make each month from blogging?

I don't really have a regular income from my blog. It varies if I get 1, 2 or no sponsored posts as I don't make much money from ads.

How do you make money blogging?

I use affiliate links, I have ads placed on my blog and I accept sponsored posts from brands. My favourite way to earn money from my blog is by doing sponsored posts because it's a quick way to earn a sum of money and so far the brand have suggested what the post is about which gives me an idea of a post.

How did you prep your blog to make money?

Placing ads and setting up affiliate accounts.

What are your aims for your blog in the future?

I plan to increase the income earnt from my blog but most importantly I want to build a bigger fan base and become better known.

If someone is new to blogging, what are the important things to focus on to monetize?

I'd say concentrate on promoting the things that directly relate to your audience. What do they want to see/buy?

The more effort you put in the more you'll get out but I'm not able to put lots of effort in at the moment so it's definitely affecting my income from my blog.

What inspires you to blog?

Nothing particularly inspires me to blog, I blog because I want to do it. The best thing about blogging is being able to share all of my ideas and tips with other people.

Would you still blog even if you couldn’t make money doing it?

Yes! I enjoy having a creative outlet and helping others to make money, save money and enjoy life on a budget :)

Do you think blogging is here to stay?

I'm not sure to be honest. Everything is digital and video nowadays so I feel as though most bloggers will become YouTubers and vloggers if they haven't already.

 

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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