Ever since I’ve become officially self-employed as a blogger, I’ve been working really hard behind the scenes. I put in a lot of time and energy to this blog. It means a lot to me and I take pride in it. The reality of blogging for money was completely known to me before I gave it a go. I’d researched and I knew I wasn’t going to earn a full time wage from part time hours, or, so it seems, a part time wage from part time hours! It’s taken me four months to earn $100 but I honestly couldn’t be happier about it.
HAPPY, REALLY? FOR LESS THAN A DOLLAR A DAY?
Yes really and yes, I’ve essentially worked for less than a dollar a day. But I’m a big believer in genuine readership and the fact great things grow from humble beginnings. Without meaning to sound like I’m boasting unnecessarily, I recognise how proud I am of myself. This is something I’ve set up, managed and created with little to no help. I feel incredibly lucky to have this opportunity and the fact that people find my little corner of the internet mildly interesting. Well, interesting enough to read for a few minutes! But still, when you think about it, how cool is that?!
There’s no denying it has had a massive influence on my mental health. Not that I didn’t have purpose as a non-employed stay at home mum, but personally I needed more. I was going a bit stir crazy and I don’t think I’d be alone when I say that some of my identity is career based.
Obviously I hope for the figure to increase and I’d like to find time to write a book or two. But for now I’m reaping the benefits, both monetary and health-wise. I’m practicing my writing skills and learning new things every day. I’m effectively running a business and creating at the same time. Frankly, what a great job.
A huge thank you to those of you who consistently read and who send me messages, write comments and share my posts. You have helped me become a writer. You have given us an extra income during a time we so desperately need it. $100 will buy Little Red her next size of orthotic shoe insoles. It’s three boxes of nappies (or as we say in this house, a weeks worth! Kidding. It’s more like two). It’s money to ease the burden of unknown future medical costs or to simply be able to treat my family to a meal out without having to budget it in.
So, yes, I may have worked for less than a dollar a day but to me it’s been more than worth while.