I Am Officially A Full Time Blogger. I Quit My Job!

Last Update: February 27, 2021

Hello Wonderful Family, I hope this finds you all well?

I have missed you all.

Yes, I did it, I quit my job and now I'm officially a full-time blogger.

Now the really hard work begins, I have just been moseying along with writing posts for my new site and doing extensive marketing on Pinterest for free.

How am I doing so far?

Published the First post on new blog 6th December (youngest Daughters Birthday)

Today 27 th February now have 39 published posts completed in 12 weeks and there are 4 more in drafts that are finished and ready to publish.

Not bad at all 43 posts all over 1,000 words, a couple 2,000+ and one 4,000+ word, and an about me page.

My Pinterest Stats look like this:

For the same amount of time 12 weeks. This is the 90-day range.

As a lot of you know I have spent the last month not being on the platform and just concentrating on writing and doing social media. I was an Ambassador when I left and my rank is now 100+. I can't say I'm upset about it because I got to my goal of being an ambassador.

I can see I'm going to be around a lot more over the next few months asking a ton of questions.

Technology and building landing pages are really not my things but I have no excuse not to get it done now and it is going to hurt my progress if I keep on procrastinating.

My immediate goals are:

  • Keep writing 3 posts a week
  • Keep sharing on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Build a landing page (need help)
  • Add a resources page to the website (need help)
  • Make a new page for email collection
  • Upgrade website to the premium version
  • Create A free offer to give away in exchange for the emails (need lots of help)

Next month on the 14th ( our middle grandchild's birthday) I will have been a premium member a year it has gone by so fast and it has been a brilliant journey of learning that will never end for me.

My word count is now at:

This is everything from day one and obviously includes my old website.

Since I have been away from the platform I've had a couple more referrals and they have set up their profiles for which I received $1. from each which is forward progress!

That's about all of the news I have for you at this time, My future is in my hands and it's up to me to sink or swim!

Going to leave you with this quote:

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
Zig Ziglar

Stay safe and have an Amazing Weekend.

Lisa :-)

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tdbabineaux Premium
Wow. Talk about taking the plunge! I got into WA for health reasons that made it near impossible for me to find "normal" work. Before that happened, I was doing quite well as a software engineer.

I sincerely hope you do well. I grew to hate all the politics and favoritism that goes on with a "normal" job, especially at higher income levels.

Best

Terry
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thanks very much, Terry.
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cvarr Premium
I agree with you about the favoritism and politics. It can be awful! In my old job I saw people obviously not capable get high paying positions because of "drinking buddies" among other things.
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heavensaroma Premium Plus
Congratulations Lisa!

That is quite an accomplishment in this business, being able to focus on just your business and not having to worry about a day job getting in the way.

You have definitely earned this and it is well deserved I'm sure!

Keep up the great work! You are an inspiration to us all!

Angela
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thanks very much, Angela, I appreciate your support and encouragement :-)
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Hello Lisa,

Congratulations and well done on making the bold move of leaving your job and becoming a full-time blogger. I believe that if you carry on the way you are, you will soon start to see results, all of a sudden. Everything takes time, it's great that you are now in a position to work on your websites full-time.

I look forward to hearing more about your story.

Have a great weekend.

Roy
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thanks very much, Roy, Exciting times ahead!
Have a great Sunday :-)
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Roybretton Premium Plus
A pleasure Lisa, one of the many great things about Wealthy Affiliate is watching members move forward and potentially growing their business. Great times ahead!

Have a great day.

Roy
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Chris202 Premium
Great job Lisa, I'm right behind you, Thanks to this awful pandemic that has affected us all, I have been granted extra time that anyone deserves.. I am Dallas' leading wedding photographer and have not shot since March of last year and most likely not get another booking until the vaccines are available to anyone that wants one. In any case this is a great platform to anyone that is patient and puts forth the effort. Great to hear of other's success. All the best! Chris
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thanks very much, Chris, I hope your photography work is available to you again soon. Stay safe my friend. I wish you much success :-)
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TammyGoodman Premium
Way to go! You are awesome! Congrats! You might look into Convert Kit for your email marketing and landing pages. It is free up to 1000 subscribers and looks pretty simple. I just signed up for my blog and will be diving in soon. My goal is to become a full time blogger as well. I've got a ways to go, but so inspired that you've reached your goal. Keep up the good work!
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thank you very much for the advice my friend :-)
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