How I Made Money My First Month Blogging

How I Made Money My First Month Blogging

Every time I saw an Instagram post of some influencer in some tropical place, or on the mountain vacation of a lifetime.

I was that girl sitting by my phone snickering "I wish I could travel" out of pure jealousness that they were doing something I wanted to but couldn't.

I realized a few days before my one year marriage anniversary that I only get one life with my little family so I need to stop wasting time hating other peoples lives and figure out a way to make money how I want to. 

So one day after begging my husband to let me use his credit card to buy a blog, he finally let me.

He was right to be skeptical he had never heard of Pinterest, and wasn't blogging something that was popular in like 2004?

Plus every blogger was saying "It will take you years to make enough money to make it your full-time job".

As soon as I typed in the numbers to his Visa on Bluehost I knew I had to be successful. I couldn't waste our money we were poor newlyweds. However, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I had never designed a website, I didn't have money to pay anyone to do it, I also had no idea how to make money.

Within that first month I had made $300. 4 Months later I made enough to leave my stinky job behind and quit the corporate world for good. Now as I write this post I been making $9,000+ per month just a little under one year after quitting my job.

The number one question I get is how did I make money so quickly, and how can you make money so quickly with a blog.

Here is how I made money so quickly blogging.

IF YOU AREN'T ALREADY A BLOGGER HERE IS MY BEST ADVICE.

First: read this paragraph closely, Then: read the rest of this article and take notes!

Start a blog NOW!

This season (the fall) is the perfect time to start a blog because there is enough time to really earn some money before the holidays, and the amount of people reading blogs goes up so much this time of year after kiddos go back to school so it is much easier to get traffic, and start making money.

I know starting a blog can be overwhelming, it seems like there is so much you need to know, and how are you suppose to know you are getting the best deal on a domain name or hosting?

And how are you suppose to know how to design your blog and get traffic?

I created a FREE ( did I mention it’s free?) 7 Day email course which will teach you step-by-step how to set up a blog, install your theme, make a logo, and create monetized content. It will completely kick-start your blogging success.

Please take it if you don’t already have a blog (or if you do already have a blog and want the advice) because I really want to help you get your dream job. Here is a more detailed guide of what we go over in it!

  • Day 1: How to start a blog for beginners (+50% of per month & free .com just for my readers)

  • Day 2: How to install your first theme and create a free logo.

  • Day 3: Planning out your content.

  • Day 4: Monetizing your website as a beginner.

  • Day 5: Increasing your website's traffic to make more money.

  • Day 6: Planning out your long-term goals.

  • Day 7: Wrap up & Guide to follow for the future to maximize profit.

Here Is How I Made Money My First Month Blogging:

   1.Good Solid Content

By good solid content I mean content like my How to Make Money Blogging as a Beginner post or How to Start a Blog post. (If you want to check them out they will open in new tabs)

These posts contain information that a reader can actually take away. They learn something. I have realized people are much more  interested in content that teaches them something other than just content that gives them something to read for entertainment.

I spent so much time before I started TaylorStanford.com researching.

The information I learned along the way has made it easier for me to create solid content and attract readers. I recommend writing about something you have a lot of knowledge on if you want to make money from the start it makes the process much easier.

2. A Few Affiliates

Affiliate marketing is SOO important as a blogger. Not having or making enough money is so disappointing, especially when you so desperately want blogging to become your job.

I remember when I was un happy with my affiliate income. It was when I first first started my blog and I also worked a terrible job with a terrible boss. I so desperately wanted to quit to travel with my family. 

Then after hours and hours of research I finally figured out a method of affiliate marketing that worked. 

(thankfully now affiliate income brings me$4,000+ per month, so I quit that job and can now travel with my family)

Because I don't want you to struggle with affiliate marketing like I did I created something I know will help.

Affiliate marketing is SOO important as a blogger. Not having or making enough money is so disappointing, especially when you so desperately want blogging to become your job.

I remember when I was un happy with my affiliate income. It was when I first first started my blog and I also worked a terrible job with a terrible boss. I so desperately wanted to quit to travel with my family. 

Then after hours and hours of research I finally figured out a method of affiliate marketing that worked. 

(thankfully now affiliate income brings me$4,000+ per month, so I quit that job and can now travel with my family)

The keys to affiliate marketing are:

  • Knowing where to put affiliate links.

  • Knowing where to find the best affiliate programs.

  • Knowing how to drive traffic to your content with affiliate links in it.

  • Knowing who your audience is.

    • You can’t advertise $3,000 boots when your audience is full of women who only make $20,000/year.

    • You can’t advertise Walmart products to women with Gucci taste.

  • Knowing how to target your audience with what links you use.

  • Knowing the best seasons to post certain types of affiliate links.

Because I don't want you to struggle with affiliate marketing like I did I created something I know will help.

30 Days to Blog Success is an e-book I created to:

  • Give you my day-by-day guide to figuring out affiliate marketing and making money blogging in 30 Days.

  • Teach you where to put affiliate links.

  • Teach you where to find the best affiliate programs.

  • Teach you how to drive traffic to your content with affiliate links in it.

  • Teach you how to learn who your audience is.

    • Teach you how to find out if your audience wants $3,000 boots or $29.99 boots.

  • Teach you how to target your audience with what links you use.

  • Teach you the best seasons to post certain types of affiliate links.

Did I mention that 30 Days to Blog Success comes with FREE one-on-one email coaching with me monthly? so I can coach you on how to make your blog successful no matter what you want to talk about.

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.


If you want to start a profitable blog, or increase the amount of money you make blogging I want to give you the opportunity to join my FREEE 7-Day email course, that will literally teach you step by step how to start a blog, and how to monetize. Here is just a reminder of what we go over in it:

  • Day 1: How to start a blog for beginners (+50% of per month & free .com just for my readers)

  • Day 2: How to install your first theme and create a free logo.

  • Day 3: Planning out your content.

  • Day 4: Monetizing your website as a beginner.

  • Day 5: Increasing your website's traffic to make more money.

  • Day 6: Planning out your long-term goals.

  • Day 7: Wrap up & Guide to follow for the future to maximize profit.


3. A Few Ads

Now this month I did not make much from advertising but that is okay. I do not plan to make ads my main source of income.

I am going to offer services, and write about what I am doing here on this blog. I do not want ads to take away from that so I only have two.

Whatever those bring in they bring in. I will eventually even remove them.

If your blog is full of advertisements it takes away from what you are saying and your products or content. You are getting paid because people are leaving your blog to go somewhere else. I don’t want that

4. Opt-In Freebies

I found that offering an opt-in freebie gets people to join your email list. The people who join your email list will return to your website time after time. Every time I sent out a newsletter people would click through and come back to my blog. That builds trust. those are the same people who bought things through my Amazon links or signed up for hosting through Bluehost.

However, you want to give away a freebie that is actually helpful and on topic. You do not want to giveaway just useless nothing, you don't want to give away a calendar of prettiest flower that month to a group of men looking for tips on building a car that won't make them opt-in. You want to help your readers so that they want to keep coming back.

5. Learning

Blogging is something that is nearly impossible to figure out all on your own, without hours of research, months of work, and tons of confusion.

You have to stay educated on blogging in order to be successful.

Which is why I am so glad you are reading this post!

Many of the most successful bloggers claim that constant reading, and learning is crucial to their ability to be successful. 

For me a few of my favorite resources are:

  1. Keeping notes and looking back at them often.

  2. Using Pinterest looking at blogging tips and changes.

  3. Reading other bloggers books / courses.

The reason I keep preaching 30 Days to Blog Success is because I have walked blogging alone and I know it is better with someone in your corner. 30 Days to blog Success is a great resource that will teach you exactly how to start a profitable blog

But the best part is you get me via one-on-one email coaching, and a whole collection of other bloggers Via our Private Facebook Group just for those of you have read the book.

Please don’t miss the chance to get the e-book, coaching, and access to the Facebook group before I take it down after 11:59pm CST Sunday September 23rd.

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.

It is the cheapest it has ever been because I want to help as many of you guys as possible.

Please let me help you turn blogging into your full-time job!

30 Days to Blog Success will teach you:

  • How to affiliate market like a six-figure blogger.

  • What to day-to-day on social media and Pinterest in order to run a successful blog.

  • How the heck bloggers become successful.

  • What you need to do to increase your blog traffic.

  • When it comes to branding what is important, and how to do it yourself for free.

After today it will no longer be available so that I can work with the people who get it and help them.

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.

Closing Statements

I see so many bloggers post about everything under the sun even though they really want to be a fashion blogger, or they really want to be a mommy blogger.

To make money blogging you need to stay true to yourself. Talking about something you don't care about to get people to click affiliate links, or get more traffic makes your blog seem more unprofessional and boring.

Talking about something you love makes it a lot easier to be dedicated to blogging. Being dedicated to blogging makes it a lot easier to make it a career.

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success. 

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