Ever struggled with “fraudy feelings” i.e. the feeling that you’re an imposter, you don’t really know enough/ aren’t good enough/ aren’t important enough to do what you do? That nobody will find your writing useful or interesting? Yep, me too. But this tip always helps get me back in the present and back to creating again.
Being in business for yourself can be a real rollercoaster ride, and one of the biggest issues is money. In a job, at least you knew you’d have a particular amount coming into the bank every month. In your business, your income can vary massively. If you tend to freak out about money like me, this is the post for you (and it includes some pretty specific ways in which I’ve dealt with this over the last 8 years).
I strongly believe that business shouldn’t always be about the “hustle” or working 50 hours a week. I actually run my own business as a way to help me make more room in my life for the things that matter, so I’m a big fan of taking smart shortcuts when they make sense and work well. Automating social media is one easy way to save time, but should you do it?
As I write this post, my blog & current business is still pretty new and doesn’t have many monthly readers. I won’t lie that the thought has crossed my mind that maybe I should “save” my great content for when I have more readers.
When I started my first blog in 2008, I did it because I wanted to do something creative for fun. I had no idea that people could make a living from blogs! The good news is that, no matter what stage of blogging you’re at, there is probably a way to turn your passion into profit. I’ve put this list together to get the ideas flowing and to help you see how your blog – or even an idea that you haven’t yet started – could make you some cash!