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Why Blogging Won’t Pay All Your Bills

After interviewing over 100 women, many of them bloggers, something clicked in my head. You can’t make a significant income just reply on your blog and sponsored posts.

I wanted to talk about something today that I think you don’t hear very often, especially after running the Food Entrepreneur Summit and having ears in the blogging community and also being a blogger.

I hear all the time that people want to quit their jobs and become full time bloggers. They feel like they are really, really so far off from doing that. I don’t know why it just clicked with me after talking to other entrepreneurs and interviewing people. It’s not realistic for us to have the perspective that you can make a full time really good income off just sponsored posts and blogging.  

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Yes, absolutely there are some people who can do it. I know that. But I think those are the minority. It’s great to be able to get a sponsored post and to get paid a lot of money by a brand, but is that sustainable? Are you able to do that every single month? Are you able to pay your bills and pay your mortgage off sponsored posts?

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This is just make you think a bit. If you really, really want to be a full time blogger, can you think about doing something else? Can you find a way to work so you can fuel your passion? I think having a blog is a great way to share value, to share content, to share recipes, to share business tips, anything. But I think it’s just one piece of the puzzle.

If you want to have a job that you love and make a good amount of money and support your family, then you need to really think about is blogging and just running off sponsored posts a sustainable way to do that?

If it is for you, that is awesome. You are an outlier. If you’re not an outlier, I want you to think about can you just rely on your page views to bring in a full income? I really just don’t think that it’s possible for the majority of us.

The most successful women entrepreneurs that I have talked to, who are bloggers, the most successful one also have some other source of income that supports them. And  sometimes it majorly supports them, whether they are a health coach or they have a brick and mortar shop or they’re consultants. They do something that is supporting their income.  

There are so many new jobs all the time, people like me who are starting a podcast or starting another type of business. Can you share your skills and help out another entrepreneur and just sell your services?

Is there some type of hole that you can fill and you could start your own business based on something you’ve seen that there is a need on the market? I met someone at my business group who I’m going to be interviewing in the upcoming weeks, who basically started a stock photo site because she saw there weren’t any stock photos that were really kind of girly and chic. She started a whole business based on stock photos.

That’s what I’m talking about. People who are kind of seeking the holes in the market and sharing things that they are super super good at. That’s what I want for you.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What what am I really good at?  
  • What can I offer?
  • What do I see that’s missing from the market?  Then start a business.

I don’t want you to spend years and years in a job that you’re totally unhappy at, just waiting for your page views to reach a certain threshold.  Waiting, so brands will start to reach out to you. That is not the way to create a happy life that you are proud of. You need to be more aggressive and you need to be proactive and you need to take hold of your life. Waiting for page views to reach a certain point, so you can get to a certain point, that’s not how to do it.

So how are you going to do it? After talking to all these women and making all these connections I want to share those connections with you. I have put together a 90 Day Profit Challenge but it’s not just all about new content and more content. Yes, of course there will be new content every single month that I’m super proud of.

The theme is figuring out what you’re really good at so you can make a profit now.

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You need to be able to bring in income now. I’m really good at is figuring out how to take action and to move your business forward. I have done a lot (Podcast launch, Food Summit, Strategy Sessions, Challenge Groups) in a short amount of time and I want to share all those lessons that I have learned.

In the group we’ll keep you on track, keep you motivated and then share out all those connections that I’ve made with you.

I just really want to be able to support you and to show you that you can do this and you can create those profits and be passionate about your business at the same time. It doesn’t have to be hard but you do have to be be willing to put in the work and you have to be willing to take action every single day. 

 

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19 replies
  1. Allie @ Miss Allie's Kitchen
    Allie @ Miss Allie's Kitchen says:

    This is a really great view point. I feel like blogging is leading me to something, but I can’t figure it out. I’ve loved creating my own brand and I think I’m really intuitive when it comes to others’ “vibes”, but I can’t quite pinpoint where to go from there (I’m not the MOST techy person). Thanks for the inspo girl, saving this post for sure!

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  2. Elissa
    Elissa says:

    So helpful to have a sensible and realistic perspective on the world of blogging. This is one reason I’m keeping my day job and enjoying blogging as a hobby – there really are very few people out there earning an income solely from blogging. Thanks for the well researched advice.

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