I'm going to say it. Now I'm sure people can make quite good money for doing Reviews/Sponsored posts. I'm not 'dissing' this as I openly admit I do Sponsored posts & get paid. I do Reviews & get to keep the products.
BUT I didn't go out to start my blog to make money. I'm not on 'adsense' I don't get money per month for people viewing my blog. I don't class my blogging as a job. Yes Blogging has perks & I have had 'jobs' out of it.
I'll openly admit IF I had started my blog primarily to make money, Honestly I would of given up months ago. My passion just wouldn't be there. I don't want to spend my days writing things other people want me to write. I'd have no loyal followers & a boring life. The upside to the sponsored posts & reviews I have done is strangely enough or perhaps not so strangely is I'd already planned to do a blog post on them. So this fitted in perfectly with the links the companies wanted me to use & it really didn't feel like work!
Take for Example : Beautiful things for my new kitchen - For John Lewis I had super super fun doing this blog & I loved putting it all together it was a bonus I got paid for it.
I love my blog, My blog is my 'baby' I blog when I want to blog, Like now. I feel passionately about this post.
I havent had any negativity from my blog but I have had : "I think I should start blogging," or "I want to review products" blah blah blah.
I work hard on my blog. I work really hard. I've built up my stats I get a healthy number of hits each month; that puts a smile on my face.
I blog to help me get things out of my system especially regarding Hugo & his Talipes. I honestly know Blogging has been a type of Therapy for me. & a heck of a lot cheaper than going to see a therapist.
|This is the reason why I started my blog - This was Cast change day Hugo was a few weeks old.|
I blog like I talk on an everyday basis.
I do however think My Blog BusyBeeMummyBex is a bit of an oddball blog... with Talipes/Upcycling/D.I.Y/House Build/interior design/CandyCart Business/ Emilyn's glasses/ hospital appointments/ travel blogs/ Reviews & Competitions all going on BUT again its my life... I really am a BusyBEE I'm a Mummy & my name is BEX - So perhaps it's perfect.
I get a Buzz out of finishing a blog, I love the feeling once a blog post goes live! I'm also Dyslexic *You've probably noticed, Blogging has helped me though, My spelling, Grammar & reading has got better.
I blog for me. I blog passionately. People seem to like my blog.
So Blogging just for money? My opinion is don't start. You wont enjoy it. Blogging isn't for everyone.