More about blogging for profit… and fun!
I’d like the chance to acknowledge the awesome coverage we’ve received lately from some great sources. The Digerati Life got mentioned in a few articles and threads, where I had the chance to spill a few “secrets” (stuff I don’t normally discuss on this blog).
Blogging For Profit
Kimberly Palmer of US News recently wrote a series on blogging as a way to earn money. There were several financial bloggers who were mentioned in a couple of related articles on the subject, including yours truly! One of her articles discussed what you need to do to be able to turn blogging into a money-making activity. Her other article told the stories of a few bloggers who offer their insights into their craft. For the latter writeup, I got profiled along with fellow financial bloggers Squawkfox and Lazy Man and Money (and life coach Steve Pavlina). I must thank Kim Palmer for the opportunity to share my story. For the record, here is a quick rundown of her tips on how to earn money from blogging:
- Pick a topic that you love.
- Build up traffic.
- Wait to monetize. Or start immediately.
- Temper your expectations.
- Start strong.
- Don’t rely purely on Google AdSense.
- Multistream your income.
- Learn from others.
Coincidentally, I ran a post on this very topic and profiled top bloggers and what they earn. Their incomes are much less modest, and serve to inspire many of us who’ve chosen this path to our own dream of financial independence, self-employment and self-sufficiency.
Wise Bread’s Ongoing Q & A Series Spotlighting Women Personal Finance Bloggers
In addition, you may already know that I just held a Q & A over at Wise Bread to discuss life, blogging and finance. Here’s a recap of the week-long event. I had a wonderful time fielding thought-provoking questions from readers and fellow bloggers alike. I even picked up some reality TV (So You Think You Can Dance) tickets in the process! Thank you to Will, Lynn and other Wise Bread bloggers for the invitation and warm reception. For more on the Women of the Personal Finance Blogosphere Q & A series, check out Wise Bread’s forums, where the spotlight has been on Frugal Duchess and on Millionaire Mommy Next Door, with more interviews lined up in the following weeks.
Inquirer.Net: A Mention In My “Local” Paper
I was also especially thrilled to have reached an international audience (readers from my home country), so to speak. Salve Duplito, who runs a Filipino business and finance blog called Money Smarts as part of Inquirer.net, the online arm of a major newspaper publication in the Philippines, wrote an article about “Paying Yourself First”, and she kindly mentioned my blog in her piece. You can bet I was incredibly excited about this and even called my parents long-distance, informing them to watch out for the story in their morning paper. Whenever I visit my home country, I have that newspaper in hand with breakfast — just part of tradition, which makes this mention quite special 🙂 .
BlogHer On Frugal Blogs
Last but not least, thank you to BlogHer’s Alanna Kellogg for the write up on personal finance ideas by frugal blogs. My post on “Lost Money: How Money Drains Add Up To $175,000 in 10 Years” made it into their article. I’m very pleased with BlogHer’s support of their member blogs (they’re one of The Digerati Life’s main advertisers), and am looking forward to seeing how they take their many plans to the next level. They’ve got a lot in store in the next few quarters!
Thank you everyone for the fantastic opportunities and great mentions! It means so much to us bloggers who pour our hearts into our online ventures.
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