First thing’s first- I’m pretty nervous to announce this. It takes some serious ovaries to be a new blogger and announce to your readers and the world that you love what you do and you want to make a living from it.
In 2012 I want to make $30,000 in blogging income.
Here’s the thing- since I’ve started blogging, I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been. My first month in, I agonized over having to pay to register my domain, I was that broke and terrified about starting a blog. I had no idea if I could really make money blogging, and I didn’t know if anyone would read my writing. Looking back, it’s sad to see that I worried over such a small amount of money in the scheme of things, but I couldn’t yet see the possibilities enough to have faith in myself.
As I look towards the next year, I know my calling is to serve.
There are so many people out there just as broke and terrified as I was. People in debt, people making pennies while they go back to school, people starting over. I have been fortunate enough to get through the lean times without losing my mind. Through the pain of losing someone I loved, going through graduate school and starting over in a new part of the country I had never even been to, much less moving here alone and with almost no money or a job lined up.
I learned to find happiness amid the chaos and strife, and I hope I can teach others how to make the best of difficult situations and limited incomes to grow wealth and of course, make the most meaning out of our lives in the process.
If I can help someone else navigate life’s challenges and grow this blog to do so, that would be amazing. I have seen other bloggers write with a servant’s heart and still pay the bills and live a life of leadership, I dream of doing the same.
I have never made $30,000 in my life. I’ve been in college, and when I wasn’t I was working for a non-profit. $30k is a huge stretch, but not impossible. I will hustle and I will help people.
If you’re interested in more information, head over to onlinemoneybloggers.com -the more the merrier in this challenge!