It's so frustrating, but you can break through and start making more money blogging....even if you barely get any pageviews right now. Even if you're in a tiny niche like...raising livestock! (Lol...that's me!) Let me tell you how it happened...
At the end of 2016 I found myself in an odd position. I had left my job when it became too dangerous to continue. The money was amazing, but I felt like I was always tired, guzzling coffee and driving! My long hours and crazy schedule had gotten me to the point that I couldn't make it home each night after work without pulling over for a nap. By night...I mean 5am.
One of my last night's driving home really scared me.
I couldn't have had my eyes closed for very long...after all I was still in my lane, though barely. I pulled off the road and just sat there for a few minutes. All I could think was "I'm gonna die on this road!" I only worked a few more days after that, it just wasn't worth the risk.
I was so excited to get everything going in the right direction! I already had Adsense and Amazon affiliates....I just needed more traffic. I gave myself 6 months to start making a real income, or it was back to work for me.
I read all the big bloggers how to's and did what 'they' did...but as the time passed, my income barely budged. I started to become convinced that the only people who were actually making money blogging, were people writing about making money blogging.
They told me to make a course, but chicken people don't buy $400 courses! I was ready to just give up, completely convinced that the only profitable blogging niche was blogging and clearly I wasn't getting that right!
The best part though, is that this was Victoria's first book about blogging. She had turned her blog into a money maker without talking about blogging! This is what I'd been looking for and I couldn't wait to get that book!
As soon as I put Victoria's advice into practice I started getting more traffic and making more money. This book pays for itself within a week and my blogs are so much better because of it.
I love this book, and I can't believe how much it's done for my blogs. If it wasn't for this book I'd be back to racking up miles on my truck and guzzling coffee instead of working in my sweatpants with a cup of tea! It's been a complete and total game changer for me. Here's my affiliate link again in case you missed it... The book is called Make Money Blogging At Any Level. I really think this book can help any small blogger start to turn a profit!
PS: Let me tell you the one final thing that really sold Victorias book for me. I'm not on Wordpress. I was very frustrated by 'how to' posts that tell me get this plugin and I'll start making money. I understand that those things help if you're on WP, but if you're on blogger or squarespace or any other platform then it doesn't help at all. Or maybe you just don't want to pay for yet another plugin! So where do that leave us? Frustrated, that's where! Until this book....this book works for everyone, no matter what platform you're on!
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