Blog A Living began life years ago as a smattering of notes I kept while I was teaching myself how to manage, run and promote websites. It contained a lot of rants, a lot of questions, and lots of useless tidbits, most of which I think I’ve deleted now. I started out with about $20 to spend and had to learn everything for myself. It wasn’t easy, and it took a long time.
But as of 2014, I realized I was earning enough from display ads and affiliate marketing on my various websites to quit my day job and start blogging full time for a living. It was the most rewarding and freeing decision I’d ever made. I’m not the most successful blogger out there, but I do know how to make a decent full-time living from websites, and I’m continually honing my skills. What you will get from me is straight talk. I don’t claim to know any big secrets that will take you from rags to riches in a short time. Unless you get lucky, it takes some hard work and time.
This website talks about site promotion, mainly through social media; working with CPM and CPC ad companies; working as an affiliate; website themes and plugins; working with WordPress (and the Genesis framework); and dealing with visitors and readers. What you will not see here is talk of SEO and search. There are a ton of websites that cover those topics, and it’s my personal belief that your time is better spent making sure you’ve got good code, good webpages and traffic coming from sources other than search, and my websites rank fine.
Blog A Living is a resource site for those who want to learn professional blogging. It will focus on information, lessons learned and tutorials. You can subscribe via RSS, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest to be sure you never miss an article!