Have you ever gone out and about with the kids, run into someone you haven’t seen in a while, and had to think about what you do when asked? I have. As a matter of fact, it has happened to me many times. I always tell people that I’m a Mom and that this is my number one priority, however often times I leave off the part about blogging.
Why do I do this?
I guess sometimes I feel like it’s lame. Maybe people think I sit in front of my computer all day long typing stuff up about my kids and so forth. Stuff that no one really wants to read. Stuff that is just taking up my time, a hobby.
Not true, not true at all.
While I do write about my boys (my blog is about me being the only female in a house full of boys and how I raise my boys), I often have giveaways for my readers, parenting tips and many other things that I come across in life.
That’s not all though.
Nope, I make money blogging too.
I am. Well, I’m not now, but I was when companies first offered to pay me.
What started off as a hobby for me has turned into so much more.
While I am no Perez Hilton (raking in the big bucks), I am making enough cash to feel like I’m actually helping my family. And that’s not all, we receive free products (daily). Enough products that I haven’t had to buy things like toothpaste, mouthwash, cleaning supplies and many other products that we go through on a regular basis in quite some time. It all adds up.
Let me give you a little example…
I have been working really hard to close some advertising deals. We have an investment property with a lot of money tied up in it, so we don’t exactly have the money to finish remodeling our house so we can put it on the market. I knew we needed to get these remodeling jobs done, I just didn’t know how we were going to come up with the extra cash so fast. So, I started pitching companies for advertising. I figured I have companies pitch me all of the time, why not?
While a few companies have turned me away, I have had several that have been willing to pay for sponsored posts, banner and text ads. I have made enough to pay for my new bathroom vanity (see photo above), the ceiling tiles for our main bathroom and half of the flooring for our family room. If that’s not impressive, I don’t know what is. Now if I could just figure out how to bring this money in on a regular monthly basis, I would be good.
Do you blog?
Are you making money? If not, you may be underestimating yourself and you may want to consider pitching companies.
Ever thought about blogging, but don’t know where to start?
Tell us, we may be willing to help! If we have enough interest we may look into writing a simple tutorial post.