Ready to make some money!
Incredibly, I've actually made it through two course certifications, and now I'm ready to make some money. I'm amazed that I've actually got a website built, there are real posts on it -- with pictures, no less -- and I've figured out (with LOADS of help from the community here) some technical stuff to boot. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! Honestly, there's nothing I'd rather be doing, and I feel it's very unfortunate that I have to work even part time just to pay the bills. I want THIS to pay the bills and then some.
My website is lazysuziskitchen.com, and it's about what to get, what to keep and what to get rid of in your kitchen. I thought the writing would be the easy part, but I'm picky and the research has to be accurate and verified, so my first few articles took more time than I thought they would. Now I feel like I got some of the heavy lifting out of the way, and I can start to have a little more fun. I was thinking about making this sort of a test site, but it's going pretty well so I'll probably just keep going. I have a couple more ideas for niches down the line, but I can hold off. I also have a blog I started a few years ago, before I knew anything about SEO or keywords or affiliate marketing. One of my goals is to move it to WA and perk it up. It's called mrsmidlife.com, Tales from the Top of the Hill. Can't think how I'd monitize it just yet, but we'll see.
In the next three months, I'd like to see a number with a dollar sign in front of it coming into my bank account. I want to write at least a post a week -- and I know a lot of people will say I need more, but that's about all I can safely commit to right now.
In six months, I'll know if I'm just having fun here, or whether there's a real potential to make enough money so I can exhale. I'm really, truly devoting as much time as I can, following the training, and hopefully managing a quality website.
Best thing? I'm truly enjoying this journey.
Wishing everyone much success!
Laura, aka Lazy Suzi