It takes continued work and experimentation to make money from your blog. There are Many Ways to Make Money Blogging One of the biggest misconceptions that I see bloggers having about monetising blogs is that they have to do it in one of a handful of ways.
The Strategy Step 1: Reducing our need for money. For a couple years before we set out on this journey both Alyssa and I went through a large transformation period with money.
We began by auditing these and analyzing how we could make adjustments to reduce expenses. What we discovered was that we could be happy with far less things and far less space.
By focusing resources on things that gave us energy and disposing of energy suckers, our budget was transformed and so was our life.
As an example, when we met, Alyssa was living in a modern, designer apartment with granite counters, hardwood floors and the full suite of appliances. Her expenses were nearly equal to her income. Together, we learned to live in a much more modest space that was well laid out, very ergonomic and efficient.
We did this with our entire budget.
Changing our life from money-centric to energy-centric. With a reduced need for substantial income, we were able to focus our resources on things which fed our energy.
What do I want to work on today? Previously, work was work. Most days we hated working for money. However, when we starting giving preference to our energy it was simply astounding the amount of work we could accomplish in a day, week or month.
Combine our efforts and it was like focusing the sun through a magnifying glass. This strategy allowed us to work in short, intense periods followed by rest or recreation periods of varying length.
Whenever we started getting the itch to work again we knew it was time.
From September to June we basically worked non-shop. Then, summer came and we were burned out. We spent four straight days by this river swimming and napping in the hammock.
Changing our income from location-dependent to location-agnostic. Expecting to live far out in the country and expecting a large amount of travel in the coming months, we needed to able to work from anywhere. As a backup plan, we knew that our income needs were such that if one or both us absolutely had to get a J-O-B we could cover our expenses.
We looked to move our income online. We had to take the Subaru a couple hours south for servicing. We were able to be productive by working for a few hours.
Changing work hours from fixed and rigid to convenient and flexible. One problem most jobs posed for us was time constraints.
Even with contract work done via self employment, we would be constrained as to when the work could be completed… deadlines for example. Sometimes, we would be constrained to working during day time.
This conflicted with our lifestyle. We needed work that could be done on our terms. Moving our income online helped us achieve this also. If we needed to jump in the car and go we could…and would!18 Best Ways To Make Money from Home 1. Take paid surveys on the Internet.
Until a few months ago, I had never heard of paid surveys. Sure enough, they are real and they can net you hundreds of . Finally, a good way to make side income can be with a blog.
Although it takes time to build up a following, once you have that following there are numerous ways to monetize the blog. We live completely off-grid, self-employed, and make money online from home while homesteading.
We would like to share our income strategy and money-making tactics. Hey Thomas – In the end, it comes down to figuring out how you can use your skills and knowledge to earn money.
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