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How to Make a Six Figure Income From Home

Blogging is one of my favorite things to do, even more so when I get paid to do so! I actually quit my job to stay at home and blog full time. Seriously, I make a six figure salary yearly and I get to stay home and watch my kids grow! Now, this may seem like it’s too good to be true, but I promise you that this is so possible. I am here to finally share my keys to blogging success with the world, it’s long overdue!

How to Make a Six Figure Income from Home

First thing is first, in order to make money blogging, you have to have a blog! Find a subject you are passionate about and create a blog around it. A large majority of your time will be spent coming up with content for your site, so it is incredibly important that you choose something that you love! After you have determined your blog’s focus, it is time to register your domain name and sign up for a hosting service. A hosting service allows you to upload content to the web, and it keeps your blog online. I have worked with Bluehost ever since I began blogging, and I am so happy with them! Use my code to receive the special price of $3.49 a month to keep your blog running. I was even more excited to learn that WordPress is free through Bluehost, making my blogging experience so much easier! As soon as your domain is registered, it is time to consider working with a publisher. A publisher is crucial, without it, you have no way to share your articles! I work with WordPress for my publishing needs, but Blogger is another company to consider. Compare and contrast between publishers, and choose the one that works best for you and your blogging style. For more information, please read my How to Start a Blog post.

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Once you have decided on a publishing company, began customizing your website. There are free website themes available through WordPress, or there customizable ones available for purchase. If none of themes appeal to you, consider purchasing a theme code from a different website.Typically, these themes are a bit more unique. Once you purchase the code, it is yours for life! Make sure that you choose a theme that isn’t overpowering or distracting. You want something that compliments your website content and doesn’t distract from it. Remember, content is the most important thing in the blogging world. Fill your website with thoughtfully written pieces and use spellcheck frequently. No one wants to read an article filled with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors!

As soon as your blog is up and running, it is time to begin building your audience. Building an audience is really what makes or breaks your blog. Use social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to advertise your blog. Interact with other bloggers to help build your image, and comment on boards or posts with meaningful content. The more you post, the more your name gets out there! However, I must tell you how important it is to only post meaningful content! You don’t want your posts to look spammy, so be sure to post things that are relevant! Although it seems broad, the blogging community is actually quite small making it easy to build life long relationships through social media. Blogging can actually provide you with friends for life!

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After you have established a following base, it is time to turn your blog into a money making venture. Use advertising companies like Google Adsense to use your blog as an advertising space. You will be paid based on how many page views your blog gets. Adsense will pair you with companies that advertise products that your readers may be interested in. Use advertising and affiliate links to create an unconstrained blog. When working with affiliate links, you will recommend products to your readers, and provide them with a link to purchase. When a purchase is made using the link you provided, you will receive a commission of the sale. You can make a huge profit when affiliate links and advertising work together.

If you are looking for other ways to make money online, consider writing an ebook. Almost every blogger I know releases an ebook at some point. Even if writing isn’t for you, so much can be learned from writing an ebook. Some bloggers have even had their books picked up to be published in paper form. You might be worried about releasing an ebook on your own, but most writers pick other bloggers to release ebooks with. Release an ebook with a friend, and you may find that it is way more successful than it would have been if released alone. I recommend that everyone consider releasing an ebook at some point, it isn’t as scary as it sounds!

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If you are brave enough to start, blogging can be one of the most worthwhile adventures you will embark upon. Don’t worry about making mistakes, they will happen! Use other bloggers as a resource, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you commit enough time, your blog could be one of the most successful areas of your life.

15 Legit Ways to Make Money on The Side

15 Legit Ways to Make Money on the Side

If making some extra money is on your to-do list this upcoming year, here are some great ideas for you. I am a strong believer that money can make your life easier, because it absolutely can! Stop stressing about your credit card bill due next week, or the alternator that needs to be replaced in your car and make some extra money with these incredible ideas. I’ve done all of the hard work and research for you, and I can assure that these are 15 completely legit ways to make a few extra bucks. No scams here!

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1. Start a Blog

Believe it or not, I was actually able to quit my job to pursue blogging full time! Blogging has been my savior and has allowed me to stay at home with my kids and still make a six figure salary every year. You read that right, blogging has allowed me to make six figures! Use my link to receive special pricing through Bluehost and start your blog for as little as $5.95 a month. Plus, you get a free domain!



2. Become an Uber Driver

 Uber is a “rideshare” service that allows others to hail a ride using their phone app. Make some extra money in your spare time by driving around others. Uber is super flexible, and you can work whenever you have some spare time. Simply turn your app on when you are looking for passengers, and you will be matched with others looking for a ride. This is a great part time or weekend job. Some people can even turn this into a full time job!

3. Answer Surveys

Express your opinion and get paid! Many websites are free to join and use. Test products and give valuable feedback to companies, and you get paid to do so! Sign up for as many as you can to receive the most money.

4. Babysit

Babysitting was my main source of income as a high school student, and I actually made quite a bit of money! Babysitting a few nights a week can be a great way to make money on the side. If you have more time available, consider becoming a nanny for a few afternoons a week.

5. Photography

This may not be for everyone, because it requires skill and know how. However, if you find yourself handy with a lens, consider selling your services. Use your talents to be a wedding photographer, portrait photographer, or take photographs at events! It is incredible when you can turn your passion into a money making endeavor.

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6. Share Your Skills 

Use your expertise to teach others a valuable skill. If you consider yourself to be a fitness guru, be a personal trainer a few nights a week. If you are a blogging expert, become a consultant and help newbies find their blogging niche. Remember, don’t sell yourself short for your services, you are teaching others a valuable skill. You should be paid accordingly!

7. Sell Items on Etsy

If creating unique bracelets or other homemade items is your forte, consider selling your items on Etsy! Perfect for crafty folk, Etsy is a great place to buy and sell exceptional handmade items.

8. Sell Items on eBay

You know that collectible action figure that sits unopened on your mantle? Maybe it is time to get rid of that! Sell any unwanted items on eBay for a profit. eBay is a great way to sell unwanted electronics, clothing, or toys. Because of the worldwide market, someone somewhere is bound to be interested in your items!

9. Take Part In a Research Study

I have taken part in several medical research studies and made a few thousand dollars each time. Each of the studies required little effort, just a few trips to the doctor to get my blood drawn and a few surveys! It was definitely worth the money I was compensated!

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10. Edit Articles

If you love to find errors and make changes in other peoples work, this would be perfect for you. Blogs need editors to read over articles for spelling and grammatical errors.

11. Freelance Writing

Okay, so maybe editing articles isn’t your thing, but writing them could be! Freelance writing is a great way to make money online. Many blogs pay freelance writers by the article, so you could definitely find something that works with your schedule!

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12. Mystery Shop 

Get paid to eat and shop in stores. Mystery shoppers eat in restaurants and shop in stores and then provide others with a review of the store. This isn’t a great way to make extra money, but shoppers are usually compensated for the items bought, making this a great way to get free stuff!

13. Start A Website

Like blogging, this is a great way to make money from home. Start a website online and offer advertising space for companies to use. Companies will pay website owners money based on how many views their website gets. When done correctly, this can be insanely profitable!

14. Rent Out Your Garage

Who would have thought that this was a way to make money! Many people don’t have room in their garages for their items. Offer a safe place for others to store their items in your garage. A good friend of mine makes an extra $300 a month doing this!

15. Become an Airbnb Host

Airbnb is a way for travelers to find a cheap place to stay. Become an Airbnb host and rent out the space in your home to travelers. Airbnb is totally safe and they cover any damages that may happen to your home. You can make up to $267 dollars renting out a space in your home for a week.

10 Reasons You Should Start a Blog

If you are on Pinterest or Instagram then you probably view at least 1 blog (or 30) on a regular basis. Do you ever envy these people? I mean you can’t see everything from a blog, but for the most part they are stay-at-home Mom’s making money doing, and sharing things that they love! Well….that can be you! Here are 10 reason why I think YOU should start a blog.

10 Reasons You Should Start a Blog

1. You can make a great living. Can you imagine how good it would feel to quit your job, stay home with the kids, and still be making money? Maybe you are already at home with the kids, but want a little extra income each month. A blog can be your solution.

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2. It’s fun! You can start a blog about ANYTHING that interests you. Which means that you’ll be sharing ideas with people about something you love, and you can guarantee you will have fun doing it.

3. It’s Social. You can start a blog with your family or friends, or even just use some of their ideas and “feature” them on your blog. You will also meet fellow bloggers through social media and other outlets, and can build some great friendships.

4. Express your thoughts and feelings. We all know that we should journal and record experiences, but most of us never do. I’m not saying your blog should to be a journal of your day to day life, but writing down your thoughts and ideas can be really therapeutic and healthy!

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5. Build your confidence. When you get positive feedback on your blog it can really give your self esteem a boost, and remind you that you really are doing good things and making a difference!

6. Sparks your creativity. I promise as you get going even when you’re not blogging your mind will start thinking about good ideas to blog about. It will bring out a side of you that you didn’t know you had.

7. Helps you become a problem solver. There is no handbook for writing the perfect blog and how to solve all the problems. Since that is the case sometimes you will have to search Google, and other sources and figure out how to fix your problem. It may take a little while, but when you fix it on your own you will realize what you are capable of!

8. You are your own boss. You choose your hours, and you work from home.Blogging can be a full time job or or a side hobby. What you want to get out of it totally depends on you!

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9. Free stuff! As your blog gets bigger, and has more traffic people will start asking you to promote their products on your site, and when they do that they give you free products and perks!

10. There is no reason not to! I can’t think of a downfall to starting a blog, so let me know if you have any!

If you are interested in learning more about starting a blog, check out my post!