My husband and I are big fans of living a debt free life. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have debt but rather we are working hard to pay off our current debt and to not add more debt to the pile. As a stay at home mom blogging allows me an opportunity to earn some money from home. However, blogging is not free. While that’s common knowledge to us who blog it isn’t common knowledge to the general population. Living in the blogging bubble it’s easy to forget that not everyone knows the cost associated with blogging. To many, it seems like the perfect get rich quick solution. To others, it almost seems like a get rich quick scheme. It’s true that you can earn money from blogging but it actually takes more work than say working at a fast food chain. You have to be willing to put your own time and money on the line, that’s why blogging should be a passion.
Deciding Whether Or Not It’s Worth It To Blog
This past summer that passion of mine was tested. While others seemingly earn money while they sleep I was struggling to see a steady income from my affiliate links and ads, despite an amazing rise in traffic. I ended up feeling like blogging wasn’t financially worth it, ironically that feeling came after I wrote the post declaring that it was financially worth it to blog. Since my husband and I had unexpected expenses arise the decision was made to table the blog life. I shut down all automation and even put my email campaign on hold. I did this without giving any warning to those who read my site. That was a decision that I felt awful about. It wasn’t one that was well planned out either. I meant to tell everyone what was going on but with the way the renewal was set up, I would have had to pay just to say I couldn’t pay. Talk about a hard place to be in.
Blogging is like putting a piece of you out there for the world to see. I had spent years building my SEO and turning off my hosting just wasn’t in my will power. So, I paid to renew it. The hosting plan was also due to be paid.
I can sit and write to you all of the reasons that I did what I did but it seems almost cold written out. So, I thought it would be best to tell you this in person and since I can’t come knocking on everyone’s door for a face to face chat, a video is the next best thing.
For Those Who Just Want To Know If Blogging Is Worth It
I would say, it depends.
It depends on your personality and how much you are willing to put into your blog before you start seeing it earn money. I didn’t stop blogging due to the fact it wasn’t making money. My blog has paid for itself every year since the second year I’ve had it. The problem is how much time you are willing to give to something that doesn’t necessarily give back to you emotionally. I enjoy blogging and will gladly wear the title as a blogger with pride. The reason I had for stepping away for as long as I did had very little to do with the money, it had basically everything to do with my family. First and foremost you must always put God and your family first.
If you are interested in learning more about how my blog earns its income I would love to have you join my special email for those interested in blogging. I only send it out about once a week and it’s usually full of tips and tricks because I love sharing my knowledge with others. It’s what makes me happy.