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post #21 of 29

Hey Mamas, I have a question for my fellow bloggers! Does anyone actually make money blogging? HOW?!? It's the only thing I really have time for (and skill that I have at the moment) so I'd love to figure out how to make a few extra bucks. I'm not talking huge income...but some extra spending money would be great.

post #22 of 29
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Hey Mamas, I have a question for my fellow bloggers! Does anyone actually make money blogging? HOW?!? It's the only thing I really have time for (and skill that I have at the moment) so I'd love to figure out how to make a few extra bucks. I'm not talking huge income...but some extra spending money would be great.


I'm also interested in this as well.  I've kept a blog on and off for almost 6 years now.  At a few points, I had some pretty great numbers as far as readership was concerned.  I wish I would have taken advantage of that by learning how to advertise, etc.  I did find some stuff by simply googling.  I can write, but I have NO clue on anything too techie related. 

post #23 of 29

I would like to join this thread if it's all right. smile.gif

 

I'm a stay-at-home mother to a 20-month-old. I also recently started working 20 hours/week from home as a photo reviewer. It's taken a lot of time from my writing hours, but I'm still trying to keep it up. I have already written a first draft of a novel and am currently in the process of revising and convincing myself it's not awful. winky.gif

post #24 of 29

Hi SweetBee, and welcome!

 

I have NO insight into blogs.  I haven't even posted to my own in ages.  I'm too busy writing DS articles.

 

I've about 5k-6k words on my novel project, which is kinda pathetic.  I can write 500 words a pop when I get an hour to actually sit down and concentrate, but that only happens about once a week.

 

I run a writing workshop at my local SF convention and it's our crunch time of year.  Spent all my writing time the last 2 days revising our workshop handbook. 

 

Ack, baby's awake... gotta run!

post #25 of 29

i guess this is where i belong.  i am a sahm mom, just getting into the freelance writing gigs.  right now i am at associated content and examiner.com.  i am also working on 2 children's books.  i have a friend who is an illustrator who would love to get into children's books, so, we're gonna try and collaborate once i get it done.  i would love to publish them (of course, who wouldn't?) but i am trying to be realistic that i would probably NOT get it done.  

i manage to get out 2 articles a night after the kids have gone to sleep. i've only been at it a week, so, that isn't much now and i hope hope hope i can keep up with that output.  maybe by summer i'll be actually making some money, or at least be able to move onto a higher paying site.

we'll see.....

post #26 of 29
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hi new mamas!

 

i have no experience with blogs, either. i plan to start a homeschooling one in the fall when DD would start kindergarten, but it won't be for money reasons.

 

raelize, that's neat to have an illustrator friend, but just FYI, agents and publishers really don't want children's books to come with illustrators already attached. i'm sure there are always exceptions to the rule, but unless your friend is an absolutely AMAZING match with your story, you might consider submitting alone.

 

i am slammed these days! so much work! carrying on! (must use less exclamation points! wink1.gif)

post #27 of 29


yeah, i read about that.  

she is an awesome illustrator, though.  we are just at the beginning, so we'll see what happens.

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raelize, that's neat to have an illustrator friend, but just FYI, agents and publishers really don't want children's books to come with illustrators already attached. i'm sure there are always exceptions to the rule, but unless your friend is an absolutely AMAZING match with your story, you might consider submitting alone.

 

 

post #28 of 29


and, really, i am pretty discouraged about submitting anyway since there is such a low acceptance rate.  *I* think that my stories are awesome, butwhen you think about how many don't get picked up every year.....it doesn't make me want to work on it.

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hi new mamas!

 

i have no experience with blogs, either. i plan to start a homeschooling one in the fall when DD would start kindergarten, but it won't be for money reasons.

 

raelize, that's neat to have an illustrator friend, but just FYI, agents and publishers really don't want children's books to come with illustrators already attached. i'm sure there are always exceptions to the rule, but unless your friend is an absolutely AMAZING match with your story, you might consider submitting alone.

 

i am slammed these days! so much work! carrying on! (must use less exclamation points! wink1.gif)

post #29 of 29

raelize -- 2 articles a day, nice job!  I wish I could reliably manage 1 every day.  As for kid's books, well, just keep trying and working and you can eventually work your way to the top of the submissions pile.  If you ever read agent's blogs it's easy to see that there are many people submitting who will never, ever get published for many reasons.

 

 

My writing group help a writing marathon today and amazingly, I managed to not only go, but to stick around for 4 hours and write!  I wrote 3500 words and have just over 8k in my new novel.

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