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, how I shifted my focus so I could grow my traffic, and the specific ways that I make money from blogging. (Spoiler alert: it’s not from selling a product! I didn’t include any ebook sales in the calculations in my book.)