Years ago, while I was still in high school, my mom told me I should write. I don’t know why but that has never left me. Out of all the jobs I have tried (see my list of jobs here) I’ve never attempted to make money writing. I have tried my hand a writing a book, it didn’t go anywhere beyond the first couple chapters. I have tried writing a few different blogs, they usually last about a month and then fade away.
I have tried my hand at writing a book, it didn’t go anywhere beyond the first couple chapters. I have tried writing a few different blogs, they usually last about a month and then fade away.
I usually get distracted with some other job or some other opportunity and I stop writing. But I always come back to it. I think it is because I am an introvert by nature but I also am a learner and a teacher by nature. And since I’m not a big talker, writing is the way I choose to express myself.
There are a few reasons I think this time I will stick with this blog:
I have a daughter now and I want to be home a lot for the foreseeable future. This requires having work that I can do from home. I have several rental properties that provides some income and that don’t require me to work outside the home (most days). I have a real estate license that allows me to do most of my work from home (the majority of time is spent managing the transaction and not being out in the field).
This leaves me with a lot of free time but that is a double-edged sword. If I’m not careful I can waste that time. So since my default mode was to watch shows on youtube or do other things online I decided that it would be far more productive to use that time making some money. This past month I began looking for ways to make money online.
In the first three weeks I have made almost $600. That’s about $30 per day. Not only do I think that is sustainable, I think I can make that working fewer hours moving forward. This was a wonderful fit for me. I can write in the morning or evening when Kyah is sleeping. It’s not a full-time income, but that isn’t what I was looking for.
Because I am making money and writing every day it should not be a stretch for me to write just one more article every day on my own personal blog. And because I am not focusing on any particular niche for this blog, I should have no trouble finding new content.
If you are interested in reading about how I have made money writing online please feel free to read this post where I talk about it in more detail.