Be honest. How many times have you asked yourself, "How in the world do I make money with this here blog?!"
All. the. time., right?
In my early years of blogging I was head-over-high-heels enamored with the concept of making money online. The concept seemed so alluring. Just write about whatever and watch the cash pour in?
Sign me UP!
Yet, while there seemed to be a lot of talk of "blog monetization," not many people were openly sharing how they made that money (or how much they actually made).
The only advice people tended to give out was to install Google Adsense ads. Somehow it would bring in hundreds, even thousands, of dollars!
So, I tried it on this little -- and I mean teeny -- personal hobby blog I had.
I made a pitiful 15 cents.
Not surprisingly, I quickly came to the conclusion that making decent money with a blog was outright ridiculous.
But as the blogging community grew and a few more people began to open up their monetization successes and failures, I began to understand the fuller picture of what making an income off a blog really entailed.
I learned that:
1. nobody begins by making $1,000, $2,000, or $10,000 dollars
2. you need people coming to your blog in order to make any money
3. just relying on one thing usually won't pay the bills (+ daddy said not to put all your eggs in one basket)
4. while it may become easy, passive income eventually, it does take A LOT of work up front
When I started Olyvia, I decided that once I got to the point where I could begin monetizing, I would share the process openly with my readers.
Because A) I want you to learn how to do it for yourself, B) I want you to see a blog income report that starts at the very beginning, not after it's already bringing in thousands of dollars, and C) because I know the accountability will make me work harder. :)
So with that, here is my very... Read More