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How I Made Money Blogging From Home In July 2019 #howtomakemoneyblogging #howtomakeextramoneyWelcome to July 2019’s enterprise report the place I present you ways I made cash on-line and traveled full-time final month. It is time to have a look at this month’s replace and see how I did.

If you happen to’re new to Making Sense of Cents, you could be questioning why I might wish to publish my enterprise report every month.

This all began out as my additional earnings report as a result of, to start with, it was all concerning the cash I used to be incomes from my aspect jobs. In my aspect earnings studies from the start, I included the entire earnings I made apart from what I made at my day job.

Nevertheless, I left my day job as a monetary analyst in October of 2013 and now my month-to-month enterprise studies encompass the various methods I earn a dwelling with my enterprise.

Many have requested why I might ever wish to publicly discuss what I am engaged on every month. Some assume I am loopy, whereas some are glad I am open about what I am doing. No matter you assume, I get pleasure from publishing my month-to-month enterprise studies and I share them publicly for 3 important causes:

Earlier than I began running a blog, I knew nothing about aspect hustling and creating wealth on-line. I did not assume aspect jobs had been well worth the effort and I believed the one method to considerably enhance your earnings was by means of raises at your full-time job. If it weren’t for others publishing their month-to-month earnings studies, I do not know if I might have ever tried aspect hustling. I wish to assist present others the positives in aspect hustling and the way it can change an individual’s life. There are various other ways to generate income on-line, and I wish to share my story every month to assist encourage others to enhance their monetary state of affairs by making extra money.Secondly, I wish to publish my enterprise running a blog studies as a result of it is a method for me to look again, be taught from my errors and really see what areas want enchancment. I exploit my month-to-month running a blog studies as a method to observe how I’ve executed and it helps to maintain me accountable.Lastly, I like to point out others that making aspect cash is potential and that there are numerous authentic methods to generate income from your private home.

I do know I say this each month, but it surely’s the reality. Life is nice now that I am my very own boss and a full-time blogger. I look ahead to each day and it is a great feeling. I really love waking up each single morning.

Above are just some of the explanations for why I get pleasure from publishing my month-to-month earnings studies. I like to point out others that you do not have to hate your job and hate your life. You can also make adjustments to your life and generate income in a method that lets you really benefit from the life you might be dwelling. I am not saying that it’s important to LOVE your job, I am simply saying that your job ought to, at the least, help you do what you love to do exterior of labor (whether or not that be spending time with family members, doing crafts, mountain climbing, and so forth.).


A fast reminder on the current announcement.

I wish to repeat the announcement once more as a result of I’ve been requested – How I Made Over $1,500,000 In 2018 – Is This The Finish Of Revenue Stories? in order that nobody is confused. I am certain I am going to obtain many questions from readers who missed it.

How was enterprise earnings in July of 2019?

In case you might be new to this weblog, the primary areas I earn a dwelling from embrace:

I commonly earn over $100,000 a month running a blog, and I’ve earned over $5,000,000 from my running a blog enterprise complete through the years.

Try How I Efficiently Constructed A $1,000,000+ Weblog for the entire other ways you can also make cash by means of a weblog.

July of 2019 was one other nice month for Making Sense of Cents and the entire running a blog enterprise. I earned an ideal earnings and loved my month. The truth is, it was a tremendous month!

I’ve many plans for the remainder of 2019, and I’ve a jam-packed to-do checklist that I’m very excited to begin crossing off and carrying out. I’m eager to develop Making Sense of Cents in lots of areas – earnings, readers, extra useful weblog posts, and so forth.

A number of the issues that I plan on doing with the intention to develop Making Sense of Cents embrace:

Specializing in website positioning. I can be taking an website positioning course quickly from begin to end, with the intention to begin rising Making Sense of Cents on this space. I attempted a number of years in the past, however stopped. Whereas I get respectable site visitors from website positioning with out a lot effort, I do assume this space may be a good way to additional develop my web site.Studying about Pinterest promoting and Fb promoting. I wish to use social media promoting to develop site visitors in addition to to develop my electronic mail checklist.Including an internet store to my weblog. I wish to create a store for Making Sense of Cents, the place I promote merchandise comparable to printables.Creating new optins. I haven’t got many optins for my electronic mail checklist, and have not added a brand new one in fairly a while. That is presently on my to-do checklist in order that I can attain new readers and achieve extra subscribers.

The month was nice in lots of areas – running a blog, course-wise, life, and the whole lot else. The enterprise is doing properly and I am very proud of it. My enterprise is doing properly, I’ve numerous concepts for the yr, and I’m very enthusiastic about the whole lot. I actually love my enterprise and I do not know the place I might be with out it.

Beneath are a few of my month-to-month on-line earnings studies. I publish an internet earnings replace each month however solely included a few of them beneath as it might be a really lengthy checklist. If you happen to head on over to my earnings web page you will discover all of my month-to-month earnings studies from the previous few years.

$672 additional in Could (2012)$6,523 in January Further Revenue (2013)$11,927 in October Revenue – I Lastly Left My Job (2013)$12,640 in January Revenue (2014)$23,758 in February Revenue – My Month-to-month On-line Revenue Report (2015)How I Made $300,000 On-line In 2015How I Made $979,321 In 2016How I Made $1,536,732 In 2017How I Made Over $1,500,000 In 2018

If you’re keen on beginning a weblog of your personal, I created a tutorial that can enable you to begin a weblog of your personal for affordable, beginning at solely $2.75 per 30 days (this low worth is simply by means of my hyperlink) for weblog internet hosting. Along with the low pricing, you’ll obtain a free web site area for the primary yr (a $15 worth) by means of my Bluehost referral hyperlink if you are going to buy, at the least, 12 months of weblog internet hosting. FYI, in case you are asking your self “are you able to generate income running a blog?” – my high tip is to be self-hosted. That is important if you wish to monetize your weblog as you’ll seem extra skilled and this can enable you to monetize your weblog tremendously. My running a blog earnings didn’t take off till after I switched to self-hosted WordPress.

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Weblog/life information

July was a enjoyable month! We completed up our lengthy chore checklist on the boat and secured it for hurricane season. We at the moment are dwelling in our van for the subsequent couple of months and have been having a ton of enjoyable.

In case you missed it, you’ll be able to learn extra about it right here – We’re Going To Begin Dwelling In A Van!

We have been outdoor a ton since we moved into the van, and it has been wonderful! We have climbed eight 14,000+ foot mountains in simply the previous month, have mountain biked a number of occasions, and extra. It has been nice to get again within the mountains, and it is making us much more excited to get again to the boat in a few months too.


August marks Eight years since I first began Making Sense of Cents. It’s simply so loopy to consider how a lot life has modified since I first began this web site.

I began this weblog and labored on it along with my full-time day job as a monetary analyst, and round two years after I began, I give up my day job to weblog full-time.

Running a blog modified my life for the higher, and it permits me to earn an ideal earnings, all by doing one thing that I like.

You might have heard this from me earlier than, however the humorous factor is that I created my weblog on a whim after studying a couple of private finance web site in a magazine. It began as a pastime to trace my very own private finance progress, and I truthfully did not even know that individuals may generate income running a blog!

I knew completely nothing about running a blog and I did not have any objectives for Making Sense of Cents.

In case you might be new right here, I used to work as an analyst at an funding banking and valuation agency. I chugged alongside working the Eight-5, Monday by means of Friday grind and did not see myself having an fulfilling future there. I had a disturbing job crammed with a number of deadlines and obligations that simply did not curiosity me. Sure, I do know that is the norm for some folks, however I simply could not think about myself dwelling like that for 40+ years.

Running a blog was an outlet for my disturbing day job, and my curiosity rapidly grew, though it was only a pastime. It gave me house to write down about my private finance state of affairs, have a assist group, to maintain observe of how I used to be doing, and extra. I didn’t create Making Sense of Cents with the intention of incomes an earnings, however after solely six months, I started to generate income running a blog.

A buddy I met by means of the running a blog neighborhood related me with an advertiser, and I earned $100 from that commercial deal. That one deal sparked my curiosity in taking my weblog extra significantly and studying tips on how to make much more cash running a blog.

At the moment, I earn an ideal earnings from my weblog, and it began on a whim, not even understanding that blogs may generate income.

Running a blog fully modified my life for the higher and simply serious about how the whole lot has improved over the past eight years is an insane/great factor to consider.

Running a blog has allowed me to take management of my funds and earn extra money. It means I can make money working from home, journey each time I need, have a versatile schedule, and extra!

I’ve had among the most wonderful experiences ever since constructing my weblog – I’ve lived and traveled throughout the U.S. in an RV, purchased and now reside on a sailboat, and take some fairly unimaginable holidays!

And, all of this occurred as a result of I began some random weblog eight years in the past.

I made so many errors, and I nonetheless make errors right now. However, I proceed to be taught and enhance, which has formed this weblog into what it’s right now.

I used to be so afraid to give up my job after I did, particularly for a weblog.

So many individuals thought I used to be completely loopy and making the worst resolution of my life. Particularly since my husband give up his job on the identical time!

It is now been nearly six years since I labored for another person.

After I sit again and actually give it some thought, I’m nonetheless in disbelief that beginning some weblog has led me to the place I’m right now.

Thanks all for being right here and being great readers!

Beneath are a number of different enterprise and blog-related updates:

I am presently round one month forward in weblog posts. I wish to be round 2-Three months forward. I do have a number of months of weblog posts deliberate, although, I simply want to complete writing them and hand them to my editor.Visitors for the month was over 400,000 web page views.I’m engaged on a sequence the place I’ll assist readers with particular monetary questions, and tutorials to go together with them. Matters comparable to: The best way to open a checking account, The best way to write a examine, Discovering an internet financial institution, Constructing and creating an funding account, and so forth. What different subjects would you wish to see me cowl?My neighborhood group for Making Sense of Cents is continuous to develop. This can be a Fb group in which you’ll be able to search recommendation from different readers on all kinds of subjects comparable to finance, running a blog, journey, operating a enterprise, and so forth. There are already over 15,000 members!I launched my How To Begin A Weblog FREE Course. If you happen to’ve been wanting to begin a weblog, then examine this out. I created this electronic mail course for many who are keen on beginning a weblog, however haven’t executed so but. The course is free, and over 50,000 folks have already signed up. Thanks, everybody, for the type emails about how nice the course is. Glad everyone seems to be having fun with it!As a result of how properly my first free course went, I additionally created the free Grasp Your Cash electronic mail course. It is stuffed with nice cash administration classes and monetary worksheets (comparable to a free finances template), and I am loving the constructive response from this electronic mail course as properly.Different freebies I’ve embrace 10 Simple Ideas To Improve Your Affiliate Revenue and Eight Simple Ideas To Make Cash From Sponsored Posts On Your Weblog.

In style new posts on Making Sense of Cents final month:


Featured Query: How do you might have web whereas touring full-time?

I function one query from a reader in every month-to-month earnings report. Please depart a remark beneath if in case you have a query that you desire to me to reply. 

I hear this query on a regular basis, and it is one of many high issues that stops folks from touring extra.

And, I fully perceive the hesitation!

After we first thought of touring full-time, I had no thought what would occur to my enterprise. I did not know the way I might connect with the web, if it might be tremendous costly, or anything. I did not even actually know if it was potential.

I nonetheless bear in mind telling Wes (my husband) that I might not be capable of journey full-time except we had web, and I simply didn’t even assume that it was potential.

However, now I do know it is really not too dangerous. There may be normally some type of web, and I nearly all the time use my very own supply. It is not terribly costly both. Sure, typically there’s completely no web. Nevertheless, I normally attempt to put together for that by working forward as a lot as I can.

We presently have AT&T for our telephones and web. We used to have each Verizon and AT&T (many full-time vacationers have a number of sources since you journey to completely different areas), however we switched to only AT&T and have been proud of it.

Even with that being mentioned, typically our web connection shouldn’t be that nice. This implies I all the time attempt to work forward as a lot as I can so lack of web or a foul connection doesn’t create any stress.

I did simply get a WeBoost which I’ve placed on the van in order that I can enhance my sign and work in additional locations. Since dwelling in a van means we can be off the grid slightly extra usually, this can be a should for us in order that I can nonetheless work! To this point, it has been wonderful and I’ve been capable of have web nearly in all places that we have been because of the WeBoost. About half of the locations that we now have stayed to this point within the van have had no web, and the WeBoost has boosted our sign to one thing the place I can really work! I do not know the way I’ve gone the earlier four years of full-time journey with out it!

And, surprisingly, I’ve discovered that web is best within the Bahamas than something we ever had within the U.S. whereas touring full-time. We used a brand new firm known as MyIslandWifi. It’s really limitless web for simply $75 a month (and there isn’t any contract!). I could make telephone calls, textual content, and hop on-line each time I need, and it is all the time a quick pace. For folks in regular properties, this will likely appear costly, however understand that when touring full-time you do not have entry to inexpensive (and FAST) wifi that’s normally present in a house.

After we begin going additional exterior of the US and Bahamas, I do know that web can be tougher. I am going to replace you as I am going alongside!

If you happen to’re eager to know extra concerning the numerous choices (and there are numerous choices!), I extremely suggest RV Cellular Web.

Everybody’s state of affairs is slightly completely different and completely different choices exist attributable to that.

Previous featured questions:


My plans and objectives for my weblog and my enterprise.

I’ve so many plans proper now for my enterprise that typically I really feel like I do not know the place I wish to begin! However, that may be a good feeling to have.

Plans and objectives can assist you run a profitable enterprise. I imagine that working in direction of a purpose can assist hold an individual motivated too.

Beneath are among the areas I’m presently engaged on:

Full the Fb Adverts For Bloggers course. There are two programs that I’m actually wanting to complete in order that I can proceed to develop Making Sense of Cents. Studying about Facebooks adverts is so essential and I believe I’ll profit from this course rather a lot.Full the Silly Easy website positioning course. That is the second course. website positioning is one thing I simply have by no means actually spent a lot time on, so I do know that this course can be extraordinarily useful! I am hoping to complete the above course and this one by the top of the summer time.Create a freebie optin for associates to share for Making Sense of Affiliate Advertising and marketing. I’ve been requested by a number of associates for this, and I am glad to lastly begin engaged on it! This can be a good thing to do as a result of my associates can simply promote my course with this freebie optin, after which be credited for future gross sales. For me, as an affiliate for different merchandise, freebie optins are normally the very very first thing I promote (in addition to my favourite) as a result of it is a good way to introduce an viewers to a brand new product/service/firm.Get at the least three months forward on Making Sense of Cents posts. Being forward in weblog posts makes life way more fulfilling as a result of I can deal with different issues understanding that almost all of my writing work is already executed. That is one among my main 2019 objectives!Work lower than 30 hours per week. For probably the most half, I’m working lower than 30 hours per week. Nevertheless, there are some weeks after I spend all day and evening on my laptop computer, not even certain the place the day went. As a result of that, I wish to proceed to work on a higher work/life stability.Be extra current. My important purpose in 2019 is to be extra current, and I just lately wrote about it right here – My Quest To Be Extra Current And Get pleasure from Life Extra. I’m excited for the yr of journey and crusing we now have forward of us, and I wish to get pleasure from it as a lot as we will. I’ve been so targeted on the enterprise the final a number of years, that I need this yr to be targeted on life exterior of enterprise. Don’t get me flawed, I completely LOVE operating Making Sense of Cents, and that’s what makes it so exhausting to interrupt away and be extra current exterior of labor.Have enjoyable. Okay, so this is not actually a purpose that’s quantifiable or one thing that I am going to observe, haha, however I’m actually wanting ahead to 2019!


Online marketing outcomes.

Affiliate earnings was at a traditional Making Sense of Cents stage in July of round $60,000.

Will probably be rising in August and the next months as I can be selling a number of affiliate provides to my readers. I’ve the remainder of 2019 deliberate for affiliate provides, which is nice. I’m additionally presently planning and reserving for 2020 already too!

I am additionally hoping to enhance my affiliate earnings by rising my site visitors by means of website positioning, in addition to promoting on Fb and Pinterest.

A number of the areas that I’m engaged on to enhance my affiliate earnings embrace:

Planning out 2019 for affiliate provides. I am not likely a lot of an enormous planner, however I’m altering that in 2019. I have already got affiliate promotions deliberate out for all of 2019. This can assist to maintain me organized and higher ready.Studying about website positioning and making use of methods to my weblog. This previous visitor submit has me tremendous keen on beginning to take website positioning significantly – The precise template that helped my website earn $95,000 in affiliate earnings final yr.Utilizing Fb adverts to my affiliate marketing online benefit. This previous visitor submit additionally has me keen on rising on this method as properly – How One Blogger Grew His Weblog to Over 2 Million Guests In A 12 months.Making a high-quality funnel. Funnels are one thing that I’ve by no means actually spent any time on, however I wish to change that. I wish to create a high-quality funnel the place I proceed to present invaluable data to my readers, and hold them completely satisfied for the occasions after I might not have the best wifi.Persevering with to develop the attain of Making Sense of Cents. Visitors has been slightly caught currently, and I wish to change that! I wish to see what I can do to develop the site visitors, as that can assist me to achieve new readers.Analyzing in style affiliate weblog posts to see how they are often improved for the long run.Searching for out new affiliate merchandise to advertise, and seeing what my viewers is keen on.

And extra!

Incomes affiliate earnings is one thing that I am extraordinarily grateful for, particularly currently. We now have been so busy currently and I have never spent as a lot time on the enterprise as I might usually like.

Despite the fact that I’m spending much less time on the enterprise, I’m nonetheless incomes an ideal earnings every month and this enables me to deal with a greater work-life stability.

I am a really large fan of affiliate earnings, in fact. It is one thing that I get pleasure from attributable to how passive it may be. It makes full-time touring way more fulfilling after I know I can usher in an earnings whereas having enjoyable seeing new areas.

If you wish to be taught extra about affiliate marketing online, I like to recommend getting the free information 10 Simple Ideas To Improve Your Affiliate Revenue. With this time-saving cheat sheet, you may learn to make affiliate earnings out of your weblog. The following pointers will enable you to to quickly enhance your outcomes and enhance your running a blog earnings very quickly.

I even have a course too!

Within the course Making Sense of Affiliate Advertising and marketing, there are 6 modules, over 30 classes, a number of worksheets, bonuses, a particularly useful and unique Fb group, and extra. I am going by means of the whole lot that it’s essential find out about affiliate marketing online, comparable to:

A fast introduction to affiliate marketing online and the way it worksThe precise steps I’ve taken to earn over $500,000 from a single weblog postHow to appropriately decide affiliate merchandise to promoteThe steps to enhance your conversion charge80+ associates program concepts for various nichesHow to construct belief along with your readers (this can be a MUST!)The required disclosures it’s essential know aboutThe many various methods to advertise your affiliate hyperlinks

My course is something and the whole lot about affiliate marketing online. This course is ideal for you whether or not you’re a new blogger or for those who’ve been running a blog for years, it doesn’t matter what subject your weblog is about, what nation you reside in, and so forth.


Sponsored partnership outcomes.

July was a median month for sponsored partnerships. I secured a few offers with new advertisers that I am excited to work with, and I am pondering that the autumn months can be fairly busy as properly.

For some motive, sponsored weblog posts and sponsored social media adverts appear to scare bloggers, whether or not they’re model new or have been running a blog for years.

What do I cost? How do I discover corporations who will wish to work with me? What are the foundations?

There are SO MANY QUESTIONS in the case of sponsored posts.

I began Making Sense of Cents in August of 2011, on the age of 22, with none hopes of ever incomes an earnings from it. It began as a pastime – only a method to journal my life and discuss my private finance state of affairs.

Then, round six months after I began my weblog, a blogger buddy of mine related me with an advertiser and I earned $100 from that commercial.

It wasn’t some huge cash, particularly contemplating the period of time and work I had already put in direction of my weblog. Nevertheless, it was very motivating to see that one thing I completely beloved to do may really generate income. I truthfully had no concept that blogs may even generate income after I began mine!

After that first $100, my running a blog earnings rapidly grew.

I now cost, on common, round $5,000 per sponsored submit.

You may be taught extra about sponsored partnerships in my free information Eight Simple Ideas To Make Cash From Sponsored Posts On Your Weblog.

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