My Eight Yr Blogiversary: How I Made Cash Running a blog In July 2019

How I Made Money Blogging From Home In July 2019 #howtomakemoneyblogging #howtomakeextramoneyWelcome to July 2019's enterprise report the place I present you ways I made cash on-line and traveled full-time final month. It is time to have a look at this month's replace and see how I did.

For those who're new to Making Sense of Cents, you might be questioning why I might wish to publish my enterprise report every month.

This all began out as my additional revenue report as a result of, to start with, it was all in regards to the cash I used to be incomes from my facet jobs. In my facet revenue reviews from the start, I included the entire revenue I made aside from what I made at my day job.

Nonetheless, I left my day job as a monetary analyst in October of 2013 and now my month-to-month enterprise reviews encompass the numerous methods I earn a residing with my enterprise.

Many have requested why I might ever wish to publicly speak about what I am engaged on every month. Some suppose I am loopy, whereas some are glad I am open about what I am doing. No matter you suppose, I take pleasure in publishing my month-to-month enterprise reviews and I share them publicly for 3 most important causes:

Earlier than I began running a blog, I knew nothing about facet hustling and making a living on-line. I did not suppose facet jobs had been well worth the effort and I assumed the one option to considerably enhance your revenue was by raises at your full-time job. If it weren't for others publishing their month-to-month revenue reviews, I do not know if I might have ever tried facet hustling. I wish to assist present others the positives in facet hustling and the way it can change an individual's life. There are various alternative ways to generate income on-line, and I prefer to share my story every month to assist inspire others to enhance their monetary state of affairs by making more cash.Secondly, I prefer to publish my enterprise running a blog reviews as a result of it is a approach for me to look again, be taught from my errors and really see what areas want enchancment. I exploit my month-to-month running a blog reviews as a option to monitor how I've executed and it helps to maintain me accountable.Lastly, I like to indicate others that making facet cash is potential and that there are various reliable methods to generate income from your private home.

I do know I say this each month, however it's the reality. Life is nice now that I am my very own boss and a full-time blogger. I look ahead to each day and it is a fantastic feeling. I really love waking up each single morning.

Above are just some of the explanations for why I take pleasure in publishing my month-to-month revenue reviews. I like to indicate others that you do not have to hate your job and hate your life. You can also make modifications to your life and generate income in a approach that lets you actually benefit from the life you're residing. I am not saying that you need to LOVE your job, I am simply saying that your job ought to, no less than, mean you can do what you love to do outdoors of labor (whether or not that be spending time with family members, doing crafts, climbing, and many others.).


A fast reminder on the current announcement.

I wish to repeat the announcement once more as a result of I've been requested – How I Made Over $1,500,000 In 2018 – Is This The Finish Of Earnings Experiences? in order that nobody is confused. I am positive I am going to obtain many questions from readers who missed it.

How was enterprise revenue in July of 2019?

In case you're new to this weblog, the principle areas I earn a residing from embrace:

I frequently earn over $100,000 a month running a blog, and I've earned over $5,000,000 from my running a blog enterprise whole through the years.

Try How I Efficiently Constructed A $1,000,000+ Weblog for the entire alternative ways you can also make cash by a weblog.

July of 2019 was one other nice month for Making Sense of Cents and the entire running a blog enterprise. I earned an incredible revenue and loved my month. The truth is, it was an incredible month!

I've many plans for the remainder of 2019, and I've a jam-packed to-do record that I'm very excited to begin crossing off and carrying out. I'm eager to develop Making Sense of Cents in lots of areas – revenue, readers, extra useful weblog posts, and so forth.

Among the issues that I plan on doing with a view to develop Making Sense of Cents embrace:

Specializing in search engine optimisation. I will probably be taking an search engine optimisation course quickly from begin to end, with a view to begin rising Making Sense of Cents on this space. I attempted a number of years in the past, however stopped. Whereas I get respectable site visitors from search engine optimisation with out a lot effort, I do suppose this space may be a good way to additional develop my web site.Studying about Pinterest promoting and Fb promoting. I wish to use social media promoting to develop site visitors in addition to to develop my e mail record.Including a web-based store to my weblog. I wish to create a store for Making Sense of Cents, the place I promote merchandise equivalent to printables.Creating new optins. I haven't got many optins for my e mail record, and have not added a brand new one in fairly a while. That is at present on my to-do record in order that I can attain new readers and acquire extra subscribers.

The month was nice in lots of areas – running a blog, course-wise, life, and the whole lot else. The enterprise is doing properly and I am very proud of it. My enterprise is doing properly, I've plenty of concepts for the yr, and I'm very enthusiastic about the whole lot. I actually love my enterprise and I do not know the place I might be with out it.

Beneath are a few of my month-to-month on-line revenue reviews. I publish a web-based revenue replace each month however solely included a few of them beneath as it could be a really lengthy record. For those who head on over to my revenue web page you'll find all of my month-to-month revenue reviews from the previous few years.

$672 additional in Might (2012)$6,523 in January Further Earnings (2013)$11,927 in October Earnings – I Lastly Left My Job (2013)$12,640 in January Earnings (2014)$23,758 in February Earnings – My Month-to-month On-line Earnings Report (2015)How I Made $300,000 On-line In 2015How I Made $979,321 In 2016How I Made $1,536,732 In 2017How I Made Over $1,500,000 In 2018

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Weblog/life information

July was a enjoyable month! We completed up our lengthy chore record on the boat and secured it for hurricane season. We are actually residing in our van for the following couple of months and have been having a ton of enjoyable.

In case you missed it, you'll be able to learn extra about it right here – We’re Going To Begin Residing In A Van!

We have been open air a ton since we moved into the van, and it has been superb! We have climbed eight 14,000+ foot mountains in simply the previous month, have mountain biked a number of occasions, and extra. It has been nice to get again within the mountains, and it is making us much more excited to get again to the boat in a few months too.


August marks Eight years since I first began Making Sense of Cents. It's simply so loopy to consider how a lot life has modified since I first began this web site.

I began this weblog and labored on it along with my full-time day job as a monetary analyst, and round two years after I began, I give up my day job to weblog full-time.

Running a blog modified my life for the higher, and it permits me to earn an incredible revenue, all by doing one thing that I like.

You might have heard this from me earlier than, however the humorous factor is that I created my weblog on a whim after studying a couple of private finance web site in a magazine. It began as a pastime to trace my very own private finance progress, and I truthfully did not even know that individuals may generate income running a blog!

I knew completely nothing about running a blog and I did not have any targets for Making Sense of Cents.

In case you're new right here, I used to work as an analyst at an funding banking and valuation agency. I chugged alongside working the Eight-5, Monday by Friday grind and did not see myself having an pleasant future there. I had a disturbing job stuffed with a lot of deadlines and duties that simply did not curiosity me. Sure, I do know that is the norm for some individuals, however I simply could not think about myself residing like that for 40+ years.

Running a blog was an outlet for my disturbing day job, and my curiosity shortly grew, although it was only a pastime. It gave me area to put in writing about my private finance state of affairs, have a assist group, to maintain monitor of how I used to be doing, and extra. I didn't create Making Sense of Cents with the intention of incomes an revenue, however after solely six months, I started to generate income running a blog.

A good friend I met by the running a blog group linked me with an advertiser, and I earned $100 from that commercial deal. That one deal sparked my curiosity in taking my weblog extra severely and studying tips on how to make much more cash running a blog.

At this time, I earn an incredible revenue from my weblog, and it began on a whim, not even understanding that blogs may generate income.

Running a blog utterly modified my life for the higher and simply enthusiastic about how the whole lot has improved over the past eight years is an insane/fantastic factor to consider.

Running a blog has allowed me to take management of my funds and earn more cash. It means I can do business from home, journey each time I need, have a versatile schedule, and extra!

I've had among the most superb experiences ever since constructing my weblog – I've lived and traveled throughout the U.S. in an RV, purchased and now dwell on a sailboat, and take some fairly unimaginable holidays!

And, all of this occurred as a result of I began some random weblog eight years in the past.

I made so many errors, and I nonetheless make errors immediately. However, I proceed to be taught and enhance, which has formed this weblog into what it's immediately.

I used to be so afraid to give up my job after I did, particularly for a weblog.

So many individuals thought I used to be completely loopy and making the worst choice of my life. Particularly since my husband give up his job on the identical time!

It is now been virtually six years since I labored for another person.

After I sit again and actually give it some thought, I'm nonetheless in disbelief that beginning some weblog has led me to the place I'm immediately.

Thanks all for being right here and being fantastic readers!

Beneath are a number of different enterprise and blog-related updates:

I am at present round one month forward in weblog posts. I wish to be round 2-Three months forward. I do have a number of months of weblog posts deliberate, although, I simply want to complete writing them and hand them to my editor.Site visitors for the month was over 400,000 web page views.I'm engaged on a collection the place I'll assist readers with particular monetary questions, and tutorials to go together with them. Matters equivalent to: The best way to open a checking account, The best way to write a verify, Discovering a web-based financial institution, Constructing and creating an funding account, and many others. What different matters would you prefer to see me cowl?My group group for Making Sense of Cents is continuous to develop. It is a Fb group in which you'll search recommendation from different readers on all kinds of matters equivalent to finance, running a blog, journey, working a enterprise, and so forth. There are already over 15,000 members!I launched my How To Begin A Weblog FREE Course. For those who’ve been wanting to begin a weblog, then verify this out. I created this e mail course for many who are interested by beginning a weblog, however haven’t executed so but. The course is free, and over 50,000 individuals have already signed up. Thanks, everybody, for the type emails about how nice the course is. Glad everyone seems to be having fun with it!Attributable to how properly my first free course went, I additionally created the free Grasp Your Cash e mail course. It is stuffed with nice cash administration classes and monetary worksheets (equivalent to a free finances template), and I am loving the optimistic response from this e mail course as properly.Different freebies I've embrace 10 Simple Ideas To Enhance Your Affiliate Earnings and Eight Simple Ideas To Make Cash From Sponsored Posts On Your Weblog.

Well-liked new posts on Making Sense of Cents final month:


Featured Query: How do you've gotten web whereas touring full-time?

I characteristic one query from a reader in every month-to-month revenue report. Please go away a remark beneath in case you have a query that you want to me to reply. 

I hear this query on a regular basis, and it is one of many prime issues that stops individuals from touring extra.

And, I utterly perceive the hesitation!

Once we first considered touring full-time, I had no thought what would occur to my enterprise. I did not know the way I might hook up with the web, if it could be tremendous costly, or the rest. I did not even actually know if it was potential.

I nonetheless bear in mind telling Wes (my husband) that I might not be capable of journey full-time except we had web, and I simply didn't even suppose that it was potential.

However, now I do know it is truly not too dangerous. There may be normally some type of web, and I virtually at all times use my very own supply. It isn't terribly costly both. Sure, generally there's completely no web. Nonetheless, I normally attempt to put together for that by working forward as a lot as I can.

We at present have AT&T for our telephones and web. We used to have each Verizon and AT&T (many full-time vacationers have a number of sources since you journey to completely different areas), however we switched to simply AT&T and have been proud of it.

Even with that being stated, generally our web connection just isn't that nice. This implies I at all times attempt to work forward as a lot as I can so that a lack of web or a nasty connection doesn’t create any stress.

I did simply get a WeBoost which I've placed on the van in order that I can enhance my sign and work in additional locations. Since residing in a van means we will probably be off the grid slightly extra usually, this will probably be a should for us in order that I can nonetheless work! Thus far, it has been superb and I've been in a position to have web virtually in all places that we have been as a result of WeBoost. About half of the locations that we've got stayed to this point within the van have had no web, and the WeBoost has boosted our sign to one thing the place I can truly work! I do not know the way I've gone the earlier four years of full-time journey with out it!

And, surprisingly, I've discovered that web is healthier within the Bahamas than something we ever had within the U.S. whereas touring full-time. We used a brand new firm referred to as MyIslandWifi. It's actually limitless web for simply $75 a month (and there isn't any contract!). I could make cellphone calls, textual content, and hop on-line each time I need, and it is at all times a quick velocity. For individuals in regular properties, this may occasionally appear costly, however remember the fact that when touring full-time you do not have entry to reasonably priced (and FAST) wifi that's normally present in a house.

Once we begin going additional outdoors of the US and Bahamas, I do know that web will probably be tougher. I am going to replace you as I am going alongside!

For those who're eager to know extra in regards to the numerous choices (and there are plenty of choices!), I extremely advocate RV Cell Web.

Everybody's state of affairs is slightly completely different and completely different choices exist because of that.

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My plans and targets for my weblog and my enterprise.

I've so many plans proper now for my enterprise that generally I really feel like I do not know the place I wish to begin! However, that may be a good feeling to have.

Plans and targets can assist you run a profitable enterprise. I consider that working in the direction of a objective can assist maintain an individual motivated too.

Beneath are among the areas I'm at present engaged on:

Full the Fb Adverts For Bloggers course. There are two programs that I'm actually wanting to complete in order that I can proceed to develop Making Sense of Cents. Studying about Facebooks adverts is so essential and I believe I'll profit from this course so much.Full the Silly Easy search engine optimisation course. That is the second course. search engine optimisation is one thing I simply have by no means actually spent a lot time on, so I do know that this course will probably be extraordinarily useful! I am hoping to complete the above course and this one by the top of the summer time.Create a freebie optin for associates to share for Making Sense of Affiliate Advertising. I've been requested by a number of associates for this, and I am glad to lastly begin engaged on it! It is a great point to do as a result of my associates can simply promote my course with this freebie optin, after which be credited for future gross sales. For me, as an affiliate for different merchandise, freebie optins are normally the very very first thing I promote (in addition to my favourite) as a result of it is a good way to introduce an viewers to a brand new product/service/firm.Get no less than three months forward on Making Sense of Cents posts. Being forward in weblog posts makes life rather more pleasant as a result of I can deal with different issues understanding that almost all of my writing work is already executed. That is certainly one of my main 2019 targets!Work lower than 30 hours per week. For essentially the most half, I'm working lower than 30 hours per week. Nonetheless, there are some weeks after I spend all day and night time on my laptop computer, not even positive the place the day went. Attributable to that, I wish to proceed to work on a higher work/life stability.Be extra current. My most important objective in 2019 is to be extra current, and I not too long ago wrote about it right here – My Quest To Be Extra Current And Get pleasure from Life Extra. I’m excited for the yr of journey and crusing we've got forward of us, and I wish to take pleasure in it as a lot as we will. I’ve been so targeted on the enterprise the final a number of years, that I need this yr to be targeted on life outdoors of enterprise. Don’t get me improper, I completely LOVE working Making Sense of Cents, and that’s what makes it so onerous to interrupt away and be extra current outdoors of labor.Have enjoyable. Okay, so this is not actually a objective that's quantifiable or one thing that I am going to monitor, haha, however I'm actually wanting ahead to 2019!


Online marketing outcomes.

Affiliate revenue was at a traditional Making Sense of Cents degree in July of round $60,000.

It will likely be rising in August and the next months as I will probably be selling a number of affiliate provides to my readers. I've the remainder of 2019 deliberate for affiliate provides, which is nice. I'm additionally at present planning and reserving for 2020 already too!

I am additionally hoping to enhance my affiliate revenue by rising my site visitors by search engine optimisation, in addition to promoting on Fb and Pinterest.

Among the areas that I'm engaged on to enhance my affiliate revenue embrace:

Planning out 2019 for affiliate provides. I am probably not a lot of an enormous planner, however I'm altering that in 2019. I have already got affiliate promotions deliberate out for all of 2019. This may assist to maintain me organized and higher ready.Studying about search engine optimisation and making use of strategies to my weblog. This previous visitor publish has me tremendous interested by beginning to take search engine optimisation severely – The precise template that helped my website earn $95,000 in affiliate revenue final yr.Utilizing Fb adverts to my internet online affiliate marketing benefit. This previous visitor publish additionally has me interested by rising on this approach as properly – How One Blogger Grew His Weblog to Over 2 Million Guests In A Yr.Making a high-quality funnel. Funnels are one thing that I've by no means actually spent any time on, however I wish to change that. I wish to create a high-quality funnel the place I proceed to provide priceless info to my readers, and maintain them pleased for the occasions after I might not have the best wifi.Persevering with to develop the attain of Making Sense of Cents. Site visitors has been slightly caught recently, and I wish to change that! I wish to see what I can do to develop the site visitors, as that may assist me to succeed in new readers.Analyzing standard affiliate weblog posts to see how they are often improved for the longer term.In search of out new affiliate merchandise to advertise, and seeing what my viewers is interested by.

And extra!

Incomes affiliate revenue is one thing that I am extraordinarily grateful for, particularly recently. Now we have been so busy recently and I have not spent as a lot time on the enterprise as I might usually like.

Regardless that I'm spending much less time on the enterprise, I'm nonetheless incomes an incredible revenue every month and this permits me to deal with a greater work-life stability.

I am a really large fan of affiliate revenue, in fact. It is one thing that I take pleasure in because of how passive it may be. It makes full-time touring rather more pleasant after I know I can usher in an revenue whereas having enjoyable seeing new areas.

If you wish to be taught extra about internet online affiliate marketing, I like to recommend getting the free information 10 Simple Ideas To Enhance Your Affiliate Earnings. With this time-saving cheat sheet, you will discover ways to make affiliate revenue out of your weblog. The following pointers will enable you to quickly enhance your outcomes and enhance your running a blog revenue very quickly.

I even have a course too!

Within the course Making Sense of Affiliate Advertising, there are 6 modules, over 30 classes, a number of worksheets, bonuses, a particularly useful and unique Fb group, and extra. I am going by the whole lot that you must find out about internet online affiliate marketing, equivalent to:

A fast introduction to internet online affiliate marketing and the way it worksThe actual steps I've taken to earn over $500,000 from a single weblog postHow to accurately decide affiliate merchandise to promoteThe steps to enhance your conversion price80+ associates program concepts for various nichesHow to construct belief along with your readers (it is a MUST!)The required disclosures you must know aboutThe many various methods to advertise your affiliate hyperlinks

My course is something and the whole lot about internet online affiliate marketing. This course is ideal for you whether or not you're a new blogger or in case you've been running a blog for years, it doesn't matter what matter your weblog is about, what nation you reside in, and so forth.


Sponsored partnership outcomes.

July was a median month for sponsored partnerships. I secured a few offers with new advertisers that I am excited to work with, and I am pondering that the autumn months will probably be fairly busy as properly.

For some cause, sponsored weblog posts and sponsored social media adverts appear to scare bloggers, whether or not they're model new or have been running a blog for years.

What do I cost? How do I discover corporations who will wish to work with me? What are the foundations?

There are SO MANY QUESTIONS relating to sponsored posts.

I began Making Sense of Cents in August of 2011, on the age of 22, with none hopes of ever incomes an revenue from it. It began as a pastime – only a option to journal my life and speak about my private finance state of affairs.

Then, round six months after I began my weblog, a blogger good friend of mine linked me with an advertiser and I earned $100 from that commercial.

It wasn't some huge cash, particularly contemplating the period of time and work I had already put in the direction of my weblog. Nonetheless, it was very motivating to see that one thing I completely beloved to do may truly generate income. I truthfully had no concept that blogs may even generate income after I began mine!

After that first $100, my running a blog revenue shortly grew.

I now cost, on common, round $5,000 per sponsored publish.

You may be taught extra about sponsored partnerships in my free information Eight Simple Ideas To Make Cash From Sponsored Posts On Your Weblog.

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