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I’ve Started a New Site – How I Make Money Blogging

Hi everybody! Yes, it is official. I have lost my mind and decided to start another blog – How I Make Money Blogging.

It is a brand new baby blog that has only just taken its first steps into the blogging world. It doesn’t have any beefy info on it yet, but I wanted those of you who were interested in making money blogging to be able to follow along as it develops.

My plans as they stand now are that I will be using HIMMB to blog about blogging more than I do on Budgeting in the Fun Stuff (yes, believe it or not, I am holding myself back). I will also be using it to give you a behind the scenes look at working from home full time, which I will be starting to do before the end of this year! Woot!

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff will still cover the personal finance aspects of my life, including how we will get by without my day job. But How I Make Money Blogging will get into the nitty-gritty details of what I actually do online to make money blogging and through writing in general. It will be where I can tell you all about my freelance work, online work problems, and how exactly I am growing my little blogging empire as I go. 🙂

I do hope you will enjoy it as much as I hope you enjoy BFS! I also would love to know what subjects you would like to see covered first!

My beginning plan is to write a general post about how I am making money online right now. I will then follow that up with a more detailed look at each section – like staff writing.  I am sure I can come up with a billion things to say on the subject, but before I start gabbing away, I wanted to ask what you’d like to read about.

Can you think of something specific you would like for me to cover? What parts of making money online would you like to hear about next?

FYI:  I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year.  I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home.  If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!).  Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!
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24 thoughts on “I’ve Started a New Site – How I Make Money Blogging

  1. Good luck! You’re one of the most successful bloggers I know in terms of monetizing the ‘right’ way, so I have already added this to my blogroll as I’m sure I’ll learn a thing or fifty! Good luck!

  2. @Money Beagle, I’m not sure my way is the “right” way, but you will totally be able to decide for yourself. 🙂

    @No Debt MBA, alot of my regular life is taking a back seat for the next 2 months while I make a last push at my day job…but I think my days will be a ton easier when I’m not balancing commuting and 2 jobs after September. Woot!

    @cahflowmantra, thank you. That’s a huge compliment and great words of support!

  3. I seriously don’t know how you do it all, but I am excited to read the new blog. It will a perfect place for your upcoming eBook. I have had a lot of people ask me about how to start work as a virtual assistant or staff writing when they feel they don’t have many contacts. Maybe that could be a topic. 🙂 I am looking forward to whatever you write.

  4. @Julie, I’m glad I’ve been able to help!

    @Melissa, your interview with me actually got these wheels rolling, so thank you!!! I will definitely write about how I got my first writing gigs and there will be a chapter about it in the eBook as well.

    @Mike, I’m trying! Thanks!

    @Squirrelers, I really hope so – it’s not just another blog…it’ll be like the other half of this one…

    @Jeff, and the other way around too! I hope I’ll be an interesting enough read to get the more knowledgeable bloggers to add their two cents too! 😉

  5. Sure does feel like the cosmos as a whole is nudging me to continue on with my slightly faltering Blog. It was well received, and now your new Blog will give me the extra input to help me get over the hump of it being an up and rolling enterprise! Looking forward to it! :)))))

  6. You are awesome Crystal. Your new blog is a great idea and I think it will be your biggest one yet! Yep, you are amazing. You may as well quit your day job right now. 🙂

  7. Crystal, You truly are insane. But more power to you. And I understand the allure of starting up new sites…its fun to see if you can make something out of ’em. I got a new one coming in a couple weeks too. On my way to check out the new site now…

  8. @Anastasia, I really hope it helps!!!

    @Robert, for that, I have to send a HUGE thank you to Suba at Wealth Informatics. Not only did she suggest starting the site to start with, but she spent some of her own time looking up great domain names for me and we both liked that one. Thank you Suba!!!

    @Sunil, you love me and you know it! 😛

    @LifeAndMyFinances, oh, I wish. September here I come!!!

    @Car Negotiation Coach, good luck with your new site too! I can honestly say I started the others with no true purpose in mind, but I see this one becoming just as big as BFS. I’ll have two babies. 🙂

    @20 and Engaged, thank you for subscribing! I have my current break-neck schedule being posted tomorrow and I will definitely be covering all the hairy details as I go. This will be my ultimate want-to-work-from-home and now-working-from-home venting space for all those things that whiz through my head. Woot! I’m jazzed!

  9. I have only just started reading your blog after taking part in the Yakezie Challenge and hats off to your work ethic. Not everyone has it and I can tell for me that I do not have this. Best of luck for your new site.

  10. I think it’s a great idea. Your blogging statistics and blogging income updates are a better fit for that type of blog. I’m assuming you’re going to move some of that content over to the new site?

    Best of luck.

  11. Hi Crystal,
    I want to start my own blog and have been reading about how to start, but have no clue about the technical stuff like visitors etc. So a look at how to start for novices like me would be great, specially the technical side.
    Choosing the correct blog site vs. a website with a blog / domain name etc.

    Any tip would be most appreciated. I am so glad to see you made enough money to quit your day time job to focus on blogging. I love your other site and look forwards to following this one. Good luck! May the Power of abundance always be your companion.
    Thxs Mumtaz

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