I started blogging in 2010 as an experiment. I decided to go vegan for six months and I blogged about my journey. In those six months, I learned how to cook and I found out that I enjoyed cooking… but I really enjoyed blogging about it!
Eventually, I realized that I had enough traffic that I could start monetizing my blog. The biggest change was deciding I was going to treat my blog like a business. That meant investing a little bit of money for things like classes, photo props, professional headshots, etc.
Once I started treating it like a business, I was a lot more focused. I spent hours researching things like food photography and SEO. Rather than just wasting time scrolling through Instagram and pretending I was “networking” I’d look at the areas that really bring in traffic and focus on those.
This 42-page guide walks you through all the mistakes I made in my early days of blogging and how I shifted my focus to make over $10,000 a month from my blog!