Join me today in welcoming Taylor from Nerdy Foodie Mom and Money Making Blog Creator ! We are going to take some time here to talk about how you absolutely can make a realistic income blogging. First, a little known fyi about Barefoot Budgeting is Taylor has been a large force behind the scenes on the blog for almost a year. She has been my mentor, my teacher, my blogging kid.. LOL… o.k., so that’s an inside joke I have not even shared with her yet! I have a daughter, a step daughter, a work daughter and now a blog daughter! Yeah, Taylor has unknowingly been adopted to my family of ‘daughters’ ! (well, she knows now!!). Please take some time to check out this Q&A. Be sure to leave some time to visit the links to Taylor’s blog and OH MY, her beautiful Etsy Shop!! ps.yes, you can make money blogging! Let’s hear a little bit about how.
Hi Taylor, Thank you for Hanging out and answering some questions tonight. What is the name of you Blog (business) ?
My blog is called Nerdy Foodie Mom and part of my business is teaching others how to make money from a blog – I run a course called The Money Making Blog where I teach the ins and outs of blogging and earning. (Bonus: my course is on SALE until Black Friday!)
I also use my blog in conjuction with my Etsy shop to promote my designer printables like this one!
Taylor, would you share a little about yourself with our readers please?
I’m a young mom to a fiesty and brilliant little girl and an adorable baby boy. I’m originally from Arizona but living in New Hampshire now (quite the jump in climate!) and I absolutely love to do anything outdoors and crochet in my free time. I’ll mostly try any outdoor activity at least once!
How did you decide to start blogging?
I decided to start blogging because I had pretty severe postpartum depression after I had my daughter and wanted an outlet for all my thoughts and feelings. It quickly evolved from there into an obsession and then eventually my career! (read more about Taylor’s story here)
How long have you been blogging?
In January, I will have been blogging for 3 years total and full time for 2.5 years!
Is it really possible for someone make money blogging?
Yes, absolutely! There are bloggers that earn 6 figures a year with their blogs and it’s absolutely possible for anyone to do. This isn’t something where if you didn’t get in to the blogging scene early enough, it’s too late. In my opinion, everything is marketable and if you have the drive to succeed, you will!
I’m going to hop back in here for a minute, cause well I just have to back up what Taylor is saying here. Check out her income report from August 2015! Click Right here and WOW for early days of blogging!
What are ‘some’ ways bloggers can earn money?
Bloggers can earn money by doing sponsored content and working with popular brands, ad revenue, and affiliate marketing! I go more in depth about all of those things in my course, but affiliate marketing is so vast and there are endless opportunities to market any kind of product you want – whether it’s digital or not!
What resources would your recommend for someone wanting to start blogging?
For someone wanting to start blogging, I highly recommend diving into a free platform (like WordPress.com) first and seeing if it’s something they want to commit to and enjoy. This will allow them to learn the basic ins and out of the WordPress interface in case they ever want to become more serious, too! Of course, social media is a huge tool for blogging tool – so I always recommend people to create social media accounts for their blogs too!
Any words of wisdom or advice you’d like to share with someone considering blogging as an income source?
Three years ago, I started this as a way to channel my thoughts. Now, here I am with a career I never imagined and a passion that I never thought I’d follow. I always loved writing growing up, but I never thought it would take me this far! If you set your mind to it, it’s absolutely possible! My biggest advice: don’t wait! Start now! A year from now, you’ll either look back and say “I’m so glad I started this”, or “I wish I would’ve started a year ago!”
Thank You Taylor!!
About Taylor’s course; if you are in my Barefoot Budgeting Facebook Group you know I am incredibly frugal and do NOT spend money needlessly and when I do spend it, I spend wisely and with intent that it has GREAT value to me. I was in line first day this course went on sale! I know Taylor, I know she is going to give much more value to this course than even highlighted. She is a ‘giver’ by nature and this is a huge plus in a course. YOU WILL make money (a realistic income) if you do the work and you won’t have to do it alone. I’ll be there to help you network, cheer you on and with things I’ve learned along my journey. However, more importantly, Taylor will be there to teach you, guide you and coach you into having a profitable work at home, work at the beach, poolside or campground business. Check out what this fabulous course is all about here.
Have you ever thought of having a Blog? Let’s chat about it in the comments below.