You love blogging — but you wish you could actually make some money while doing it, too!
After all, blogging is a lot of work. It takes a huge amount of time and energy to be a hobby blogger.
I can see that thought bubble above your head:
“Um, because that sounds like a lot of work. And anyway, I don’t blog about how to make money online. And isn’t THAT the only way to actually make money online?!”
Not so, my friend!
In fact, I made money blogging for YEARS from my health & wellness blog, before I EVER started blogging about business.
The thing is, it doesn’t really matter what topic you write about: what matters is that you use the right strategies to make money as a freelance writer through your blog.
Hey there! I'm Sagan, a small business strategist.
I started freelancing and blogging in 2008, and I've learned a lot over the years! I'm so delighted to now be able to share with you the mistakes I've made and the lessons I've learned so that you can build a super awesome, successful work-from-home service-based business too.
Find out more about me on my website, JuxtaCommunications.ca
I first started blogging about health and wellness waaaaaay back in February 2008.
And I began blogging for the same reason you did: because I was passionate about my blog topic and because I adored writing.
I didn’t know the first thing about blogging when I first started out, but I quickly discovered the health blogging community and found myself spending all my free time writing blog posts and connecting with other bloggers.
This, by the way, was before Twitter or Instagram were a thing! I didn’t do any social media marketing for my blog at first.
It wasn’t long before companies started sending me free stuff in the hopes I would blog about it… and in October 2009, POM Wonderful flew me and a dozen other bloggers out to visit their pomegranate orchards as their first-ever Blogger Harvest Tour. I was the only Canadian blogger in attendance.
After a while, I began using my blog as a portfolio of my writing style to get freelance writing contracts, and I got my first freelance writing gig in October 2008 (just 8 months after starting my blog).
Over the years, I started a couple other blogs on the topic of rhetoric (because that’s what I was attending university for) and style/beauty (because I thought it would be fun!). In February 2015, I combined my three blogs into a single lifestyle blog. It wasn’t until August 2016 that I rebranded and began blogging solely about business.
During those years, I was getting all kinds of freelance writing jobs! And you know what? The majority of them were a direct result of my blog.
The truth is, you can write about just about ANY blog topic and still make money from it. I can’t wait to show you how I did it inside this course!
"Sagan’s teaching style is excellent! The format was well done, easy to follow, and uncluttered. The cheat sheets were very helpful for managing my pricing and services. This was time well spent!"
- L. H. Glass
"This course has been really useful! I stopped at the 4th lesson [out of 10] for over an hour and wrote 2 pages of notes on what I could do to improve my freelance skills. I hadn’t realized how inaccessible I had made myself to brands and businesses; I essentially wasted six years by not offering my services to them.
In just one day, as a result of taking Monetize Your Blog With Freelance Writing, I created a “hire me” page on my site, a spreadsheet with contact information for brands, and a generic price-list for a quick look at what I want for my time (customizable to each project). And I have a plan in place for looking for freelance gigs!
As a result of taking this e-course, I realized that until now I was doing EVERYTHING WRONG. A huge thank-you to Sagan and her wonderful course for helping me!"
- Amy Hunt
"This e-course is very informative, clear, and actionable...yet succinct. I loved Sagan's teaching style: I think she really understands her audience and their needs. She is obviously an expert of her topic and her examples are always relevant and concrete.
I wrote my service page while doing the course, and I could do the whole course and personal work in a couple hours... while the kids are sleeping :)
Other courses have left me feeling overwhelmed by all the work to do prior to even getting started -- Monetize Your Blog With Freelance Writing taught me that I CAN do this! "
- Mylene Johnson