Hi Friends, So on Tuesday this week I got a “bee in my bonnet” and wrote the following post : Blogging Questions To You?
Many a time I want to make money out of blogging. When I started two years ago I had not been working for two years due a family member being unwell . I started the blog to keep myself busy, learn new skills, improve writing , share what I love. And I love personal development and meditation and growing.
At that time I did research mainly youtube and pinterest, – which resulted in the blog being created on wordpress.com free at first.
Then, I tried to figure out how to make money. But, when I started blogging, I felt blogging was harder than my exjob as an IT Business Analyst – and that is a hard job.
Then, I landed the dream part time position at my old place of work in IT doing the same thing and that was the power of positive thinking and law of attraction. Because, if any one knows Part time in IT is so not an option.
I still maintained the blog because I love the wordpress community and I love blogging.
Always at the back of my mind how to make money blogging. Always, drawing the same blank , the same headache and the same why do I keep doing this to myself. LOL. I think I have probably done a reach out post like this 3 times on my blog.
So , again on Tuesday I decided to try again. Just a baby step on research and ask everyone for their thoughts. So in Tuesday blog post a lot of good comments have been given, and I did a lot of research , even did an “all-nighter” because I was so, I have to find out. I felt I was back at Uni – i was so wired, it has been a long time that I have been so driven. lol
Anyway, I have found out so much and I wanted to know, would you like me to do a few blog posts on what I have learnt. But,you must remember this is just research and I really don’t know what I don’t know. But, I feel quite comfortable with what I seem to understand. Most of what I have learnt is in the comments of that blog post. But, it will be difficult to read , I think.
What I have learnt on this blogging stuff is
- WordPress.com has hosting options which can be for tangible and intangible products
- You can HOST on another platform and WP would help you move your work over if you want.
- Mailchimp pops up on wordpress – well the happiness engineers are figuring it out
- Mailchimp: how to create a landing page.
- Mailchimp: Advertising requires you to give an address for the consumer to contact you by law – so do you want a PO box, and well that is not that cheap in the UK at least.
- Mailchimp links with FB, Twitter, so you can use the landing page on other platforms, and that what make your list different to the list you have on WP. But, why would you want a duplicate list – well still got work that out?
- Mailchimp only has a single list option.
- Mailchimp is GDPR enabled – well it has to be.
- UK tax – status ; still researching on this , but have found out a bit more on this and awaiting a bit more.
What I have learnt about me and making money on my blog:
Lol, OMG, Lol…. my post Solutions Can Only be Found When The Mind is Silent , that I shared on sunday, well I do practise what I preach and it really helped having a break about thinking about making money on this blog… – lol….
So, one has learnt
- I have nothing to sell that is tangible or intangible. So, hey that’s that a bit of spanner ! LOL actually I can’t stop laughing at myself. But, actually it has finally allowed me to find peace on making money on the blog monster.
- I can’t even think of what to sell in those quiet moments.
- No wonder I don’t understand, why would you want a second mailing list
- But, what I finally learnt and feel the most happiest with is, I have done the research and somethings are still out standing. I did it relatively calmly and I know a lot more if I ever want to go down that route. Sometimes we make a mountain of something, it really scarey and we put it off. I still want finish off some more research because there are gaps, but I feel at peace and calm.
- I found some great you tube video on mailchimp and making money in different ways.
- I researched a lot more on Kindle direct publishing.
I feel a lot better I did an all-nighter and researched. Now, I will await a few more bits of info to come in or I will follow up. I will let this all brew and let Solutions Can Only be Found When The Mind is Silent. and I will trust and affirm and wait for it to pop into my head if something is to happen. Otherwise, I will enjoy my beautiful life. Cause my life is good. To conclude, right now I won’t be creating a online business, cause like I said I have nothing to sell -lol!!!
Anyway, the poin of this post is simple -would you like me to share what i have learnt , over the next few week or months as it will take some time to write up?
I am really at peace, cause this bee in my bonnet has been quietly annoying me for years, it can RIP – say 98%. And if ever I have an annoucement you guys will know.
Lots of love and laughter at my journey.
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