I’m sure you have seen Pins on Pinterest “How I Make $5000 per Month with My Mom Blog” or posts from your friends on Facebook “Join My Team Selling Toothpaste to Make an extra $1000 a Month for 10 Hours of Work.” It sounds good, right? Maybe a little too good to be true? Making money online and working from home really does seem like an ideal situation. Being able to work online provides time and location freedom that is really appealing to many people, especially busy moms. We can help provide income for our families while we spend time with our children and take care of our homes. We are in a digital age where online commerce is a growing and very attractive job market. Keep reading for the honest truth about making money online.
When I first started looking into how to create a money-making blog, there seemed to be endless amounts of resources available! There are so many pieces of advice and places to go to monetize a blog with just a quick Pinterest search. Sometimes it seems like there are more blogs out there about blogging than any other writing niche. What I didn’t really seem to find was a selection of posts about what the process of getting a blog going would actually be like. I found many how-tos full of affiliate links or income reports from people who were making pennies to a few dollars each month. The reality is that many of us fall in between the high-traffic/high-income blogs and the ones that are struggling to find any readers at all. Here is what you can really expect when you want to grow a business and get paid to blog.
One of the easiest ways that I have found to increase traffic and make new blogger connections is with link parties and blog hops. They are fun, easy to use, and you can spend as much or as little time with them as you want. In addition to increasing your traffic, you will discover some great posts that you would have otherwise missed.