1. Great info! Definitely a goal of mine, but never thought about a course! I’m still conquering my fears of people reading my thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I also took the Blog By Number course and highly recommend it. Along with basically everything Suzi does. So helpful! It does take time as you said. But we’ll all get there. Glad you’re on your way!

  3. I love the fact that you monetized your blog from the beginning. I kind of did too, only I received products to review instead. I started with seeds from a seed company, and they grew great food for my family all last summer.

    The best thing I have gotten over this year though was cotton candy scented shampoo, conditioner, lip gloss, perfume, lots of other body care items and the best part was that they got handmade great quality pink necklaces. This all came from a great Etsy shop. It made a great Christmas present for my girls.

    Good luck on the monetization of your blog in the future.

  4. I just started my blog about two weeks ago and I’m so afraid to buy a domain name and try to monetize, but I really want to. I need to make some money to help my husband pay bills. I may try the e-book you recommended to help get started. Thanks <3

    • staycalmmomma

      Kyler, Seriously jump in. I waited a year to start a blog and the finances are what really pushed me. So much hard work but worth it. If you try the E-book and course you won’t regret it. let me know how it goes.

  5. You’re doing an awesome job! Keep it up!! I’ve made a little money but I haven’t gotten any of it yet (dang it google adsense!) but I am rolling in freebies and that was my first goal! I think as long as you’re enjoying what you’re doing, that’s success!

  6. All good things take time. I’ve been hesitant to spend the money on the course … I’ve been blogging for 5 years and this year decided I was ready to stop blogging as a hobby.

    I’ve been working with a small group and I’ve been trying to implement changes based on what I see that group doing. It’s helped me elevate my writing and I’m weeding out free products for review!! So excited!

    • staycalmmomma

      J. Ivy Boyter, I think even small groups to work with are awesome and can totally work for some. I highly recommend a course just because they have worked so well for me, but what works for one may not work for another. wow 5 years is awesome! Hope to say that one day.

  7. This is all so very true. Writing about your passion shows in your work. Soon all those pennies will add up to a pretty decent income. Keep up the great work!

  8. That’s great! Congrats! I love that you started out with the intention to make money. Bloggers tend to think it takes a long time to start monetizing when, in reality, most bloggers that set out to make money will do so within the first 3 months. I blogged as a hobby for almost an entire year. Once I made up my mind to start making money, I did so within 3 weeks. Mindset is huge!

  9. Awesome blog Audria!! I’m in a similar place as you! I just started my blog and I’ve been doing tons of research on how to make money with your blog while writing about things that you love. I’m seriously thinking about taking Suzi’s class. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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