I was so shocked that I made money MY FIRST MONTH BLOGGING!
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I started this blog because I really love writing. I love to read. I love helping people. I love helping people because I know what it is like to hope and pray for help.
Once I saw that I could do what I love and possibly still make an income out of it, I was awestruck. If you are ready to start your blog click here!
I had mentally prepared myself for the event of making $0 for awhile. I worked really hard. I stayed up until 5:30 a.m. some nights. Usually I was up until 1 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wait! This is epic. I just want to say that I am only posting this income report for encouragement… everyone is different. We all grow at our own pace. I tested the waters and tried a bunch of different things.
Affiliate Income: $0
Total Gross Income for August 2016: $0.02
YES! I DID IT! I made money blogging!
What? Oh! You probably were thinking I made a killing my first month. Well that is actually why I am mainly writing this post. The first month it is tough beans to make any income. I only made a couple of pennies. I wanted to show you that it is possible to make a small income, even in the first month. Yes, sometimes people make pretty big dollars their first month. Kudos to them. We are all different. We can all get to a similar place by just not giving up.
For awhile I thought it was a nice dream that it was a real possibility to make money blogging. When I first started, I felt like it was impossible!
I racked my brain to earn that .02. (Why is there not a cents sign anymore? That really frustrates me!) Yes, I know 2 cents is nothing. I also know that other bloggers make thousands of dollars per month. I could probably find the same amount of money that I made by easily looking under the couch cushions.
The difference was I earned that 2 cents. I earned it doing something I love to do.
The thing is when I started blogging, I was so afraid of failing. I was afraid because I really like blogging. Say what? I like blogging and I was afraid if I failed I would need to pass up on that dream.
So even earning a few pennies gave me enough proof that this is really possible. It is possible for me and it is possible for you.
I kept pushing forward. I was really feeling like a failure at times though. All I could think about is how are other people doing this?
Take into consideration for as many successful bloggers that are out there, that there are also many more that are making the same or less as than I did.
What I really am most excited about sharing with you is…THIS INCOME REPORT IS PROOF FOR ALL OF US!
What makes a successful blog? All the things you have and will read about blogging combined. When you follow a pro blogger’s advice to a “T”, things actually work out pretty well. Consistency is the key. Keep trying. Keep researching. Keep learning. This will get you closer to your goals. Once you combine all of your research of blogging and mix in your personality, you could hit a home run.
You might make zero dollars your first month. I prepared myself for that. There is nothing wrong with making nothing the first few months. There are very successful bloggers that did not make any income for almost a year or more. Look where they are at now. These big time bloggers are making thousands a month now. Be persistent.
Do not give up. Once you give up you waving your white flag and accepting failure. You are the only one that can raise your white flag, no one else. Look failing stats in the eye and say you will not define me. Look at your stats and say I will not be defeated, I will prevail!
We all can get discouraged easily. My income report might have discouraged a lot of folks. I want you to look at my income report and say this is possible. Say to yourself: “if Jacqueline can do it and hold on, I can do it”. Show me that you can beat my first month. I think you probably could make more than me by learning from my mistakes. Use my blog as your stepping stone. You will only start getting views and stats when you start your blog!
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- “Rome was not built in a day, and it was not built by one person either.” – Jacqueline
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