So when I first started blogging I was doing it so that I could make an income and be home with my children. It seemed like the natural progression of things. I had a natural baby store that when I sold it morphed into my blog. I was looking for ways to make money that wasn’t dependent on me buying things (inventory) so that the money was then just mine. So blogging began as a way for a mom to make some money and stay at home with her children. Working at home and being there for your children is the perfect way to have your cake and eat it too.
I had good years and bad years. It took over 10 years to build it up to where I was making over $26000 a year. Then the blogging industry changed and almost every blogger I know went out and got a job…me included. As I was working my jobs I was debating on selling my blog or keeping it. I chose to keep it. I was this close to selling it this summer when my last job ended. I’m so thankful I didn’t. So last year I made about $4000 on my blog. Pocket change right? But money is money and if you’re looking for a multiple income stream it still counts. I’ve already begun ramping my blog back up to make more money for my family. It’s working too. I went from zero five months ago to $100 three months ago to $400 last month and I’ve already made half that this month with two weeks to go. As long as my pay is continuing to come in I consider that a win.
Each year I make money off of my advertising on my site and off my affiliate income. Does it amount to a lot? No, it amounts to about $1000 a year…but again that’s another multiple revenue stream to use to help keep the kids fed and clothed. And I can bump up my effort in affiliate advertising to make more.
When you’re picking a multiple income stream make sure it works for you and your family.
How do you determine if an income stream is a good idea for you and your family? Well there are things for you to think about as you’re looking at your multiple income streams. Why not check them out below.
Here’s the questions to ask as you’re considering multiple income streams.
How much time do I have to put into it to see a reward?
Does the amount of money I make help me and my family?
Is it too much time for too little pay?
Is it easy to incorporate into my day and while my kids are around or at bedtime?
Does it disrupt my family time or flow into it without any problems?
Do I enjoy doing it?
Can I see myself still doing it in 5 years?
If you enjoy it and are happy with the rate of pay versus hours put into it then it just may be an income stream for you. Come back next week as I share my other ways of making income while being at home. You’re not going to want to miss it! Here’s the first part of my series Why Multiple Income Streams are a Necessity today!
Here’s some books that may just help you decide if you’re ready to work from home! Remote: Office not required and There’s no place like working from home: Get organized, Stay motivated, and get things done! These are affiliate links and I may make a bit of change if you choose to order. It costs you nothing extra however!
Why not check out my post on why I never wanted to leave my children at a day care which then fueled my mission to be a work at home mom.
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