Student Loan Debt
Graduating from college was such a huge accomplishment but I, like many other students, struggled to find a good paying salary job. For almost a year, I was out of work and living back home with my parents.
Note: Just because you can’t find a job, the interest on your student loans are accruing every day.
Months went by and finally I found a job (woohoo), paying only ten dollars an hour. During my time working as a receptionist, I was only able to pay toward the interest of my student loans; which did absolutely nothing and unless I was going to work eighty hours a week, I wasn’t getting my own place anytime soon.
Years went by and after exhausting my forbearance; I had to come up with a strategic plan to pay off my student loan debt.
One day I was surfing the internet and came across a pin on pinterest, about how to make money blogging. Immediately I became intrigued by the concept. However, during some intensive research, it became hard to grasp the idea that I could make money writing only 500-1500 words per post. Not to mention, who would read it. In 2016, I mustered up enough guts and launch my first blog. Quickly, I was intimidated by my lack of subscribers and low site visits in the first month.
At that moment, I was beginning to think the blogging league was too big of a playing field for little me. One month later, I quit blogging. 2017 rolled around, and I wanted to give it another shot. So i packed a few bags and started this journey again.
What is a Blog?
A blog is simply an informational website. Bloggers share personal stories, how to’s, diy projects, organizational tips and so much more.
The key to blogging is to produce content your audience would search for and enjoy. Content should be well researched before publishing. Blog content may include, trending topics, reviews, success stories, and challenges.
And without further ado, the moment you’ve been waiting for…..
How do I plan to make enough money from blogging to pay off my student loans?
Bloggers make money with these three simple steps:
- Ads-Most of you may be familiar with this method, but for those of you who aren’t, ads are business advertisements placed on your site. Revenue from ads are based on the number of page views your site receives. Ads can be very invasive to the reader, but if done correctly can really pay off in the long run.
- Affiliate Income– Affiliate Income is when an affiliate/ partner promotes a vendor’s product or service and gets rewarded for the sale/ subscription. The vendor sends a special affiliate link that you would apply to your blog, and if anyone purchases the product through the link, you would receive a commission. Commissions are based on specific percentages provide from vendor company. Note: If a reader purchases a product through an affiliate link there is no extra cost to the reader.
- Product/Services– Bloggers can provide readers with products or services that they have created, for a profit. Products may include, printables, courses, ebooks, consultations, and more.
Many people are looking for ways to make extra income to pay off their student loans. I highly recommend starting a blog. There are moms, dads, husbands, wives, college students (still in school) and full time business owners blogging. Although it is not ” get rich quick” it is worth building a brand and business that you own. The time to get out of debt is NOW. You’ll never know, if you never start.
WANT TO START A BLOG?
If you are interested in blogging, I am an affiliate of Suzi Whitford’s ebook, BlogByNumber. Again, it is no extra cost to you if you decide to purchase this ebook/course. I highly recommend this ebook to any woman looking to start a blog. Blog By Number is very informative and encouraging for new mom/wife bloggers; suzi walks through each step holding your hand.
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