In fact, I thought blogging was what middle school kids did when they were mad at their boyfriend or girlfriend. Then in 2018, my first full year operating Money Life Wax which is a personal finance blog I started in 2017, I made $5,300.
In the summer of 2017 I was an aspiring writer of sorts. I stumbled across a “How to get published,” article and it said you start a blog.
I think it is vital to emphasize that blogging is a business and should be treated that way in my opinion. Which is why we have expenses.
The break down of how I made $5,300 blogging in 2018 is pretty straight forward. I made $5,000 through digital marketing and $300 through affiliate sales.
Let's talk about ads real quick before I dive into our blogging expenses in 2018. I don't monetize Money Life Wax because I find ads personally annoying when I go to other sites.
Blog is a business so there are expenses associated with investing in your business. Starting with first forming an LLC for my blog was first thing, that was $100 to the state of Virginia.