My Goals with this Blog...

Are to document my experiences with various income streams and programs in my quest to becoming a full time freelancer working from home. I plan to list my current 'eggs' and to post the things that have and haven't worked for me.

Blogging for pay - a love/hate story

Posted by tehblogging trolless | 6:53 PM

To blog...what fun it is. To say whatever you want and sorta get away with it. That was my initial draw to do it, you see. But then I heard about blog advertising - and went 'what?! LIES!' And so my journey into making money by doing this, and other things I like began.

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Now don't assume that the only reason I write. I write because it makes me think. Makes me sane and hell, makes me smile. I even write because for awhile that's all I had to do. But eventually I began to seek out places that would let me make coin from this. I researched, and read far and wide tips on how to make my drabbles marketable.

Some places had little to no work. Some had work but wanted you to jump through hoops to get it, some wanted already beefy blogs to use. But some let me in with a gleam and a place to market and vent. Some that were good for me at one time have become bad and restrictive, and some that were meh, have grown into a hop spot.

But all in all blogging, and marketing these blogs have been life changing and redeeming. I love to write, to talk and to discuss. It's what a blogger does. Dare I say 'I'm a blogger'? I think it's time to admit this and move forward. I. Am. A. Blogger. There, I said it.

Now I admit freely that I've been aggravated at IZEA for awhile now...blog advertising store (aka paying post) has become a new creative hub for me. Even though their queuing up for posts system is a bit annoying and customer service replies are SLOOW, they have well paying posts for the taking. I feel like I can actually say what I want and not sound like a corporate shill. AND they actually try to help you improve your blogs to gain money. Who else does that! Most are like, 'hey work on your pr' and they drop you off into the lake. I am so far a bit smitten. Weather that will stay the case only time can tell.