Blogging To Earn Journal – Week 1 Endless Potential

Blogging to Earn seems very appealing to a stay-at-home parent.  I am a stay at home mom and love the closeness I share with my boys.  Even though the kids are at school full time now, it is difficult to find a decent career within the hours of 10am – 2pm.  This is a problem many stay-at-home parents face as they’re considering transitioning back to work.

Recently I’ve been reading a lot about many bloggers generating a decent income.  This means they are working from home, working the hours that work for them while still being their children’s primary caregiver when the kids come back from school.

I am TOTALLY intrigued.

Blogging To Earn

This has inspired me to try to follow the advise I am gathering and do a weekly blog to let you know my progress and see whether this indeed IS true.  I am very excited and looking forward to test this out since if it really works, it can potentially help lots of stay-at-home parents around the globe!

Lily Daily - Blog About Blogging - Week 1 Endless Potentials

A Little Background:  I’ve been thinking about blogging for a couple of years before my very first post.  After learning the basics and fumbling in the dark, I finally managed to purchase my domain name,  set up my blog and website www.lilydaily.com with WordPress.org.  My first blog was published on June 18th, 2013, that was an exciting day!

I’ve heard how difficult it is to maintain a blog but I figured, how hard can it be.  You just need to publish once a day right?  Easy!  ..and why not name my blog Lily DAILY… you know, you’ll hear from me DAILY…

At the beginning, I was slowly getting the hang of it, not quite blogging daily but definitely regularly.  I was able to gain some decent number of audience that visited lilydaily.com regularly and I was told by viewers that my blog was indeed popular..  I couldn’t verify this as I didn’t really know how to look into the stats or had the time to delve deeper.  As time passes, it was actually getting harder to maintain the blog, something always seems to come up and the days just vanish so quickly.  The next thing I know, days, weeks and months have gone by without posting a single blog!  Boy, was I every WRONG about DAILY!  My blog should have been called www.LilyOnce-In-A-Blue-Moon-If-You-Are-Lucky.com!

Recently, I’ve come across many posts on how it IS possible to earn decent income through blogging.  And they say, in order for it to be successful, you have to work long hours and be dedicated, the way you would work if you have your own business.  I am very curious and want to see if this is really true.  I have decided to do a weekly post on my progress and see whether it IS possible to truly generate a decent income blogging and hence still stay at home with kids.

Now:  So far, I have changed my WordPress.org theme to PINBOARD.  I love the layout but I am still working to perfect it. I have also blogged DAILY for the past 15 days (including today) yeah!!  I’m planning to get used to posting daily and improve the look and feel of my webpage  before focusing on generating traffic.

Let’s see how I do next week, come back and check on my progress.  Maybe this too can inspire and change your life!

‘Till next time,

xox Lily.

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