Welcome! I’m guessing you are here because you, like many others, are curious if blogging can actually be profitable. It seems crazy, right? There are so many articles out there of people making part time or even full time incomes from their blog!!! Can you say dream job? I have spent a lot of time researching this topic and I have to tell you, it is possible. Easy…no but definitely a legit possibility. So let me tell you where I am in this journey and what you can learn from this upcoming series right here at Messes & Memories.
One common attribute of most of the articles/blogs I’ve read is that they are all from the perspective of someone who has already “made it”. While this is super helpful, it can also be quite overwhelming to someone who is just starting or trying to decide if they want to pursue blogging at all. Typically, we have a lot of questions like:
How will I make money if no one is reading my blog?
Where do I even start when creating a blog?
Is this something only celebrities make money doing?
How likely is it that I will make any money at all doing this?
Obviously, those are just a few of the questions running through our minds. Right? Messes & Memories is almost a year old and I still have lots of questions. Some of this time I have been super consistent and active and others not so much. I am learning so much from this process and I have spent the last year deciding the direction for this blog, topics I want to discuss and long term goals that I want to achieve. It has changed a lot since the beginning. I have made money through this blog. Not a lot but I have cracked open that door just a little and I plan to keep going. The cool thing? I PROMISE if I can do this, I KNOW you can too. We are not in competition with one another but fellow bloggers in competition with ourselves trying to master our craft.
So through this series of posts I plan to journal my path to successful blogging. I will be sharing what I learn as I go, pitfalls to avoid and hopefully the success stories as well. If you are even thinking this may be a possibility for you, I would love to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me. Accountability and team work usually goes a long way in reaching our goals.
I believe the best thing you can do in the beginning stages of blogging is research. The more information you have the better equipped you will be to begin. It also provides inspiration for the numerous possibilities ahead of you. Below will be links to many of the blogs that I follow that provide great tips on getting started, making a profit and strategies to be successful. In the coming weeks I’ll also be sharing a tutorial on how to start a blog and the companies I used when forming Messes & Memories.
I wish you all the best!