How to Start a Successful Money-Making Blog in 10 Days

How to Start a Successful Money-Making Blog in 10 Days
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It’s been 7 months since I’ve been a full-time blogger and freelance writer and I honestly can’t say I know where the time has gone.

It’s been a wild ride and a very fulfilling journey. I’ve learned so much and can truly say I wake up each morning enjoying the work I do. This time last year, I couldn’t say the same which is why I’m so thankful for this blog and the blogging community.

Taking a Chance on Blogging

I don’t share this often but My Debt Epiphany wasn’t even suppose to exist. Back around the time I started this blog, I was set on creating another website in a completely different niche. I became addicted to reading about personal finance however, and started to develop a personal connection with the idea of launching my own personal finance blog due to my relationship and experience with debt at the time.

I actually couldn’t really pull the trigger on my idea and hesitated for a few months. The main culprit of my hesitation was fear.

In some cases, fear can be very motivating but most of the time, it can hold you back.

I was afraid that no one would like or read my blog. I didn’t think anyone would care or listen to me and that I should probably wait until I’d become debt free or accomplished something amazing in order to start a blog.

I also felt like I didn’t have the time to blog. I was working full time, taking care of my son who was 4 years old at the time, and dealing with a hectic work commute.

Blogging just didn’t really seem possible.

Yet and still, I knew that if I was daydreaming about it so much and coming up with blog posts ideas in my head, my heart and my mind were already working together to create my blog and it would be better if I didn’t fight against it.

I believe to be a good blogger, you have to have the drive, the creativity, and a great idea that you can see yourself sticking with long-term. Everything else will fall into place and you may even change your blog’s direction over time as you evolve.

Looking back, I am SO happy I started my blog when I did but I honestly wish I would have done it sooner.

How Blogging Has Changed My Life

Blogging makes me feel great and that’s the main reason why I do it. I like to write and tell stories and share content that will help people. The fact that I’ve been able to earn money from it and turn it into a business is the cherry on top.

Back when I was working my full-time job, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t fantasize about what my life would be like if I was able to grow my blog and write full time about the topics that mattered most to me.

Granted, I do a lot of freelance writing right now, I wouldn’t have been able to grow that service without my blog. My blog still helps me establish clients to this day plus, I consistently earn extra money from my blog alone each month.

So without it, I’d probably be back working at a job I don’t care for. Without my blog, I would probably wouldn’t have as much debt paid off as I do right now either.

I recently heard a quote that really resonated with me. It was about how people tend to live their lives.

I think it went something like this: “We spend half of our time waiting for certain aspects of our situation to end and the other half of our time waiting in anticipation for something good and exciting to happen.”

When I read the quote, I thought about how my life used to look. I would dread Sunday night because it meant I’d have to get back to work and the daily grind. I’d go through the week half present in anticipation of something fun, exciting, and relaxing happening during the weekend. I always lived in the past or for the future, but never in the now.

Blogging has helped me find meaningful work where I no longer have to live for the 52 Fridays that occur each year. Instead, I live more, stress less, and feel more fulfilled each day since I’m doing something I love.

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