Readers ask me: “Do you make money blogging?”
I answer: “Yes, penny by penny I make money blogging.”

As my readership grows, so do the number of emails I get from new bloggers asking me for advice on how they can make money blogging. I encourage bloggers to start blogging about a topic they are passionate about and not expect to make any money at all. Advertising earns you money literally one penny at a time. Most bloggers earn less than a penny per visitor to their blog. The amount earned varies based on the types of ads you have on your blog.

When I started my blog last October, I never expected it to earn enough money to be able to treat it as my part-time job. Actually, I didn’t see my first penny in my hand until after blogging for four months. I soon realized that my blog had enough growth potential to become a part-time job for me and this allowed me to dedicate more time to it. My blog enables me to remain a full-time stay-at-home mom and I love the flexibility of being my own boss. It is not easy money for me and requires a large dedication of my time. I spend at least 4 hours a day during the week, and a few hours on the weekend. Blogging has replaced all of my hobbies because I simply do not have any extra time to spend on hobbies. My blog is my job and my hobby – but I love it!

I hope to be bringing you information about blogging and making money in this new series every Monday. Feel free to ask me any question about blogging as it relates to earning money and I will work on answering your questions each week.