This is one of those posts. I can just feel it. You know the posts I’m talking about, right? The ones that I have been writing in my head for years and finally get typed out for you to read. When I first started this blog in 2009, I didn’t really think it was possible to make money blogging. In fact, I didn’t really understand how anyone made money running a non-retail website. Oh sure, I knew that if you were lucky enough to buy a domain that a big company wanted to buy, you could make some bank by selling the dot com. But how did everyday average people like you and I tap into the internet’s wealth of advertising and affiliate revenue? I’m happy to tell you that the rumors are true – you absolutely can make money blogging. But after 8 long years of running this blog, as well as a few side blogs, I have learned lots of tips and tricks. I have also learned (many times the hard way) so many things NOT to do. I want to share them with you so you don’t make the same mistakes I did.
A little background for those that haven’t been with me since the start: In my pre-kid life I was a teacher. I absolutely adored teaching! Student teaching and my first teaching job were amazing experiences! I was so happy when I was teaching and making lessons come alive for my students. I was sure I had picked the perfect career path for my future. Read more..