One of the many questions I get on a daily basis is how I made a living from blogging. Continue reading to learn more about my personal story.
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“Everyone is creative, but we are only as creative as we allow ourselves to be.” Martellus Bennett
It took me 1.5 years before I was able to quit my full-time job to become a full-time publisher. Some of you might consider a year and half a short period of time, and perhaps it is, but let me tell you: Those 1.5 years felt like an eternity to me. They were filled with lots of hard work, and many sleepless nights. You may remember that I actually had a full-time corporate job before I ended up blogging professionally. I would come home from work, have dinner with my family and then I would literally return back to work (editing content for my blog). I worked non-stop.
So, what are the keys to create a living from blogging?
Build a community and be genuine. Stop thinking about your numbers and stats but instead reach out to follow bloggers, and start networking!
Create a niche. Know your readers and follow your instincts! If you love fashion ask yourself: Is my style high-end or low-end? For example, I like to mix and match high vs low end. So, I make sure I offer both on my blog. My niche would be middle to upper-middle class.
Take your time. I cannot stress this enough. Do not rush, and take your time. Success doesn’t happen overnight, and don’t compare yourself to other bloggers. We all grow at different rates –comparing yourself will only hinder you of becoming the best version of yourself.
Support one another. Don’t bring each other down but instead help a sister out! Throughout the Bible we see instructions to encourage one another and verses that are meant to encourage us.
Do you have more key points to add? If so, let me me know by commenting below!
PS: These pictures were taken a Buckingham Fountain, Chicago. It’s one of my favorite places in the city since my husband and I had our first date there!
As always, thanks much for reading and have a safe & fabulous 4th of July Weekend!