Over the past few years blogging has opened up SO many doors for me. It’s what helped me start a freelance writing business. It’s where my virtual assistant and blog management clients came from and it’s a big reason why I was able to earn over $63,000 online in 2015 and $86,000 in 2016.
(For the record that’s over twice as much as I’ve ever earned working a “real” job!)
The truth is starting a blog is pretty easy. Earning money from a blog is a little more tricky but it’s doable and has many benefits outside of earning money.
I’ve learned a ton about blogging over the past several years. Today I’m going to show you how you can start a blog with a good hosting company and also various ways you can make money from a blog.
A Word of Advice Before You Begin
Before you start a blog you have to know what you’re going to blog about! It’s very important that you pick a topic that you can write about forever without becoming bored or running out of ideas.
If you aren’t sure what direction you want to take your blog consider coming up with a general blog name that could be taken several different directions. (That’s what I wish I would’ve done!)
How to Start a Professional Blog (The Cheap and Easy)
Here’s how to start a blog with GoDaddy for only $12 per year!
# 1 – Visit GoDaddy (use the link below for a good deal)
Go through this link to get $1/mo WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy! (You need to go through that link to get the special pricing.) Get deals from new hosting promo codes
Click the “economy” option. Click continue at the bottom of the screen.
(Your discount will show up when you checkout.)
# 2 – Choose Your Domain
Finding a good domain name can be tough! I’d recommend you come up with several ideas because most will be taken. I’d also recommend that you try and go with a .com name
You can check your domain’s availability by entering it in the box provided.
When you find an available domain, it should automatically select it for you, hit the continue button.
# 3 – Checkout
Next you’ll be taken to the checkout page where your discount will automatically apply. Click checkout and fill in your payment information.
# 4 – Set Up WordPress
This is the part where most people get tripped up but it’s easy to do, I promise.
When you’re finished checking out you’ll be taken to a Thank You page. Scroll to the bottom of that page and you’re gonna see this:
Click “Web Hosting”
Under “New CPanel” click setup.
Below is what the next screen will look like. If the domain name you want is already selected just hit next. If not, choose your desired domain name from the drop down menu and click next.
The next screen is pretty self-explanatory. Choose your location and hit next.
On the following screen you’ll be prompted to create a username and password. I put my username as the name of the site I was creating. Just choose something you’ll remember. (Or better yet write it down!) After that click next.
Next is the screen below. Click “yes” and enter the username and password you’d like for your WordPress blog. You’re done!
GoDaddy will start setting up your WordPress site and will email you when it’s completed. After completion you’ll be able to log in using the username and password you just set up.
To log in to your blog simply go to thedomainyouchose.com/wp-admin From there you can enter in your username and password.
That’s it. You’re now officially a blogger with a WordPress site! Congrats. Now you can move on to the fun stuff like finding a good theme and of course, writing blog posts.
Here’s that discount affiliate link again if you need it: $1/mo WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy!
How to Earn Money From Your Blog
Once you’ve chosen what you want to blog about and have setup your blog and created content you can begin to monetize.
Every blog earns money in a different way. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa. That’s why it’s important to make a plan and experiment.
Here are some of the most popular ways to make money blogging. (But remember the sky is the limit!)
Put Ads on Your Blog
When it comes to running ads on your blog there are three main types: CPC, CPM, and Direct Ads.
The most common ad network in the blogosphere is Google Adsense. (See my top lefthand side bar for an example.) This is called a CPC, or cost per click, ad.
With Google Adsense you get paid every time a reader clicks on one of your ads. The amount you get paid is highly dependent on the particular niche that you’re in. For example, I write a lot about personal finance and since this is such a competitive niche the cost per click (CPC) is higher compared to a blog about knitting sweaters, for example.
Other CPC networks you might be interested in joining are Yahoo/Bing’s ad network, called Media.net
CPM ads are Cost per Thousand. This mean you get paid a set amount of money for every thousand pageviews your blog gets. The amount you get paid per thousand pageviews is once again very dependent upon your niche.
Some popular CPM adnetworks are Sovrn and The Blogger Network.
With CPC and CPM ads the higher traffic you have the more money you’ll make. Don’t expect to make more than a handful of pennies if you have low pageviews. On the other hand there’s nothing wrong with going ahead and putting those ads on your blog from the very beginning so that you’re readers are always used to them.
The last type of ad is direct advertising. This is when a company offers to place an ad on your site for a certain amount of money each month.
If you’re interested in learning more about ad networks I have a very detailed post on how you can increase the advertising income on your blog.
Affiliate sales occur when you recommend a product to your reader and they sign up using your special affiliate link. (For example, if you use my GoDaddy Affiliate Link I’ll earn a small commission and you’ll get a discount. It’s a win-win!)
You can become an affiliate for almost everything under the sun. The commissions vary depending on what company you’re promoting. Some of the most common affiliate networks are Amazon Associates, FlexOffers and Commission Junction.
You can normally find out how to sign up as an affiliate for a particular company by visiting their website and scrolling all the way to the bottom and looking for the “affiliate” link.
When you’re promoting affiliate links just be sure to keep it natural and NEVER promote anything that you don’t absolutely love!
Sponsored posts are posts that you write to promote a particular company and are paid for. The amount you get paid for sponsored post can range anywhere from $10-$2,000 depending upon your blog’s traffic and audience.
If you think you’d be a good fit to work with a particular company you can email them with your ideas (I’ve had a ton of success by just asking!) or you can sign up to do sponsored posts at one of these third party places:
Just like with any other blog monetization avenue you should only accept sponsored posts that align closely with your brand and audience of your particular blog. I know how tempting it is to just take the money for anything but that can do more harm than help in the long run.
An example of a sponsored post on this site would be The Tale of Two Credit Scores which I wrote in partnership with Discover – a company whose products I use!
Selling Your Own Product
Another great monetization method is selling your own product.
I’ve witnessed other bloggers have huge success with this but since it’s not something I’ve done myself yet I can’t give you a ton of advice.
Some things you can create to sell are printable worksheets, e-books, and courses.
Use Your Blog to Start a Service Based Business
I have found great success with using my blog as a way to find freelance blogging clients. I used to earn the majority of my income from writing and doing virtual assistant for other bloggers. (My income now comes mainly from this blog. Click the income reports button in the sidebar to see a breakdown of my online income.)
You can see how I was able to launch my freelance writing business here. Making money solely from a blog is a long process so if you need immediate cash consider using your blog to start a service based business.
Blogging is Not a Race
Blogging is not a race. If you’re just starting out don’t compare yourself to the huge bloggers. We all start at ground zero!
You’re not going to get rich overnight from blogging. Instead think of a long term plan and start working on getting traffic and gaining readers. After that opportunities will start to find you.
ken murika says
Hi thanks for the information, just created a blog recently, actualy I had one but changed the platform, think about monetizing, am grateful for the detailed info. How do I join you?
Well Friday I am going to post my goals and you can feel free to as well. And then if you need an accountability partner feel free to email me!
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Hi! I literally just finished my domain and cpanel. I would love to stay in touch with you, as well as other single mommas, or anyone wanting to chat/trade advice! Anything is welcome, I am very, very new to this, but as a single mother with two little girls, I have a lot to say. Your blog is inspiring and I feel excited to do this, which I haven’t felt in a LONG time! I’d love to have a chance to email/talk with you or anyone else. I’m super open-minded and would love to hear new ideas, crazy stories, different cultures, etc. Thanks again!!
Hey Kylie 🙂 Good for you! Feel free to email me anytime if you want to chat. If you’re looking for blogging advice I’d also recommend joining a few Facebook groups.
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email me at [email protected] I’d be happy to answer any questions you have!
Eli Weinstein says
What’s an accountability partner? I may be interested.
Nnamdi bonaventure says
Please, I will love to blog, but I don’t know how to open an account
Pierce Ivory says
Its a post you all need to bookmark somewhere. I have a little blog at the moment but given time and following blogs like single moms income, I hope to learn the art of quality blogging and throwing in a few affiliate links of course. Thanks Alexa
DC @ Young Adult Money says
Ah you must really hate the look of my site because of AdSense ads : ( Just kiding! I totally know what you are talking about. I have made just under $100 month on AdSense recently and I think that’s really good for AdSense. I would love to broker deals to have private banner ads instead, but for now I am okay experiementing with AdSense. I do know some clicks can pay up to $15/20 per click as some keywords are highly sought after by companies. Anyway glad to hear we are both making money and here’s to many years of online income : )
No I actually think your site looks great! I don’t really mind Google Adsense on other sites so much, for some reason I just don’t like it on mine. It really doesn’t benefit me enough to take up the space. It took me more than a year to get to the $100 payout with it.
I am hoping that if I can get my other sites going that Adsense will be a part of the monetization method. I think the ads will have higher pay rates.
Kali @ CommonSenseMillennial says
Thanks for the information! I haven’t really considered trying to monetize my blog – I’m more interested in making an income off freelance writing. But this is a great, to-the-point informational post that I’ll be saving for future reference! I’m excited to read about your new goals!
Thanks Kali. I think you’ll do great writing!
This sounds like a great challenge. Can’t wait! Thanks.
Your Welcome 😉
Cash Rebel says
I feel like income and traffic reports on blogs are pretty rare. A lot of people want to keep that stuff secret for good reason, but the blogs that do talk about it have really inspired me. I’ve almost hit that $100 payment threshold in Google Adsense!!
It took me forever to hit the Adsense payment threshold. I like posting my goals online because it actually motivates me to do better. Although it makes me nervous to post my traffic for the fact that it’s probably pretty low compared to others. I am trying not to compare myself to other bloggers though. Sometimes easier said than done!
[email protected] says
Yep, that’s how you do it!
All of the things you mentioned really do work if you do all of them and are consistent about it.
Yes they do! It just takes time.
Ben @ The Wealth Gospel says
I’m just starting with AdSense, and I probably don’t have enough traffic yet to do direct advertising or affiliate marketing, but I’m getting there!
It takes time. If you stick with it you will get there!
Matt Becker says
Looking forward to the reveal! I’ve had a couple of private ads, but not much traction there. I’d love to get into more affiliate marketing, but like you said only for products I really feel comfortable promoting. The reality is that some of the major tools I use either don’t have affiliate programs or only have them for people with much more traffic than I currently get. All the more motivation to keep on building that traffic.
I am the same way. I have found 2 programs/products that I really like that I was approved for the affiliate program but I don’t like pushing things down peoples throats. I need to work on a more nonchalant way to promote affiliates. Or maybe affiliate marketing just isn’t for me. Time will tell!
Done by Forty says
I would like to join the challenge with you. I have yet to monetize but I feel like the blog’s doing pretty well traffic-wise, so I would love to take the leap. Thanks for linking to that Roses and Dollars blog — very impressive numbers!
I am glad you are joining! I need as much accountability as I can get! I am a little nervous to share my traffic because I’m not sure if it’s very good for a one year old blog. Hopefully some other people will be able to share a little about there traffic and how they bring it in!
Connie @ Savvy With Saving says
Thanks for sharing! I would love to monetize my blog but I’m have a long ways to go. Right now, I’m trying to focus on content. Since I freelance write on the side, my blog is a great online “portfolio”.
[email protected] says
I’m still building traffic and looking for that product that everyone needs. So far, I haven’t found it and usually feel guilty trying to sell anything. I do think you can make lots of money if you can get people to sign up for a credit card through your site. I am a strong proponent of travel rewards, so I don’t feel bad telling which cards I use, but I still feel a bit wrong because there are readers who are trying to pay off debt, and dangling a credit card offer is not what they need. I’m not sure where making money and feeling guilty equal out and feel OK.
I agree with the credit card affiliate marketing. Investing has a pretty high payout from what I’ve seen as well. My problem is that I don’t usually use credit cards and that I am investing idiot so I can’t comfortably promote anything like that. But, I think if you’re big on the credit card rewards then promoting credit card offers is a great idea.
Grayson @ Debt Roundup says
I am excited to see about your challenge. These are always a good way to keep you pushing for more readers. I will be tuning back in on Friday.
Adsense is a tricky beast. You have to put the ads in the right place and understand which ad formats work the best. My site is doing the best it ever has these past few months and hopefully that can continue!
Adsense IS a tricky beast! When I first started blogging I thought it would be my ticket to earning money – wrong! I am going to have to browse your site and pay attention to your placings.
My goals are a little high in comparison to the traffic I get now but at the same time I feel they are completely doable!
[email protected] says
Thanks for sharing. I’d definitely like to monetize my blog. I’m looking forward to the big reveal on Friday. And the income report on Dollars and Roses is awesome…wow, didn’t know you could make that much from a blog. I really need to work harder and smarter…
I know Jeff and Mandy are motivating, aren’t they? I already watched their SEO videos and read the Pinterest post. I went back and incorporated their tips into some of my more popular posts. Hopefully that’ll help me a little toward reaching my goal.
lyle @ the Joy of Simple says
Great stuff Alexa!!
I too will be taking down Adsense of my simple blog. I do have it on some other blogs and do make money off of them but I find it takes away from the aesthetic and message of my blog. But one has to try at first to see what works and what doesn’t!
I look forward to your Friday post and will maybe take you up on your challenge 🙂
Take care and all the best.
I completely agree! You have to try and see what works best for you. You don’t know until you give it a try. For some reason I felt guilty leaving Adsense on my sidebar. It’s in a couple of my posts but really not too many.
Brian @ Luke1428 says
Seems like the bloggers I read are really split on whether to do Adsense or not. How much traffic would you say you need in order for that to begin to pay off? My guess is I don’t have enough yet.
I’d say a freakin ton! It took me more than a year to make it to the $100 payout. I don’t know though, I have a hard time placing ads in clickable spots. It just doesn’t feel right to me. Not on this blog anyway.
Demaish @ Borrowed Cents says
Good tips on how to start a blog for beginners. I agree making money is the most tricky part.You made some good money last month but you had to hustle elsewhere. Not just from the blog.
Yes exactly! A portion of the money came from the blog but I also had a pretty good month as far as freelancing is concerned last month. I’ve yet to line up as many freelance jobs for this month.
I get intimidated when I think about monetizing my blog because I’ve only made a few bucks from adsense (not nearly a decent amount for all the work I put into it!). Thankfully I do it mostly for fun. Still, one day I hope to make a good side income from my blog.
I’d keep this blog up whether I made money from it or not. I really enjoy blogging and meeting other people online. But, if you can make money from a hobby it’s worth a try!
I agree with the Adsense thing. It’s tough, for sure.
Jennifer @ Budgeting in Baby says
I am so excited you’ll be sharing your numbers on Friday. You are such an inspiration to me.
Monica @MonicaOnMoney says
Thanks for the advice. I hadn’t had much luck with Goole Adsense but I just added it. Looking at some other options now!
C. the Romanian says
I am losing a lot of traffic because I suck at the social networking part, but in my case the income I manage to generate from blogging is enough for me and my family to live a decent life. I plan on trying to improve the affiliate sales and generate passive income as soon as possible, but I also suck at this too and never managed to have the success other affiliate bloggers had. Well, hopefully my time will come :))
Laurie @thefrugalfarmer says
Great goals, Alexa! I want to work harder on increasing readership. I’ve never really thought about that until recently, but although we’ve got great numbers right now, they’ve been stagnant, and I’d like to challenge myself to get them to grow.
I would not recommend GoDaddy for anything. had horrible experiences, so did my clients. For registrations I used namecheap and the hosting comes from HostGator. once you use a cpanel host you will NEVER want to deal with the sluggish and horribly planned hosting interface in GD. I mean it’s ludicrous to have to wait for 20 minutes to set a database (or do anything on it), when a cpanel hosting account lets me do it INSTANTLY.
Agreed on all the other things though 😉
Jen @ Frugal Rules says
I have been ghost writing for sometime now. I know there is an opportunity in blogging but I am not “techie” so I really don’t know how and where to start. Reading your post piqued my interest all the more but still feel so lost.
I really need to guest post more. I’ve been trying to make my images more pinnable, too. (Read both posts. :)) I still haven’t met the $100 payout on Adsense. Granted, I took it down a long while ago. I was just getting too frustrated by the slow growth, and like you, thought it was cluttering up my site. Great tips!
Mark Gubuan | MarkGubuan.com says
Alexa! Great blog you have here! 🙂 I was just doing some “googling” for a blog post I was writing and realized that this post was ranking really high for being so new…. I’m IMPRESSED!
I’m really glad that I came across this post because I think once the right people discover the benefits of blogging, they will open up doors to true lifestyle freedom.
I’m looking forward to your blog posts in the future!
Suzi Whitford says
Fantastic article! I would love to feature it on http://www.startamomblog.com!
It is a tool to help mom bloggers with specific advice on how to become successful bloggers while raising children. It contains simple, quick guidelines tailored specifically to mothers.
Daundra Becker says
Your story is so inspirational!
If you don’t mind me asking…How soon should a blog monetize? I launched this week and I’m still trying to learn everything.
Daundra Becker says
Your story is so inspiring!
If you don’t mind me asking… When should you monetize a blog? I launched mine a few days ago and I’m trying to learn everything well.
Daundra Becker says
Oops… Commented twice… That’s embarrassing…
Salomon Chaussures says
A lot of people want to keep that stuff secret for good reason, but the blogs that do talk about it have really inspired me.
I am not earning enough through my site and want to monetize now. I am going to implement your instructions. You wrote very nice post here.
I’ve just found your site and appreciate your help and insight. I’ve had a blog for a while as a hobby and have just started to begin to learn to make it profitable. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be putting several of your tips to use!
Hi Alexa! Just wanted to say that this article was extremely helpful. I’m a single mon of a toddler and I am really trying to work from home, full time and I really want to try my hand at blogging. I’ve done a little research on how to get started and it seems like everyone says “find your niche” and that has been the biggest hurdle for me. I feel as if picking one niche would make me feel one dimensional when there is so much more to my character, so many things I am passionate about. So I wanted to get your opinion on what I should do
Hey Kariston (love your name!) I think starting a blog under a general domain name is a great way to get your feet wet. I don’t think you have to pick just one niche and can instead try to tie a few different topics together. I would pick out the few topics you wanted to write about, find a domain name that suited all of them (something broad) and then start writing on each of them. You’ll quickly figure out what you enjoy writing about and what flops.
I hope that helps!
Rakib Hossin says
I truly need to visitor post more. I’ve been attempting to make my pictures more pinnable, as well. (Perused both posts. :)) despite everything I haven’t met the $100 payout on Adsense. Without a doubt, I brought it down an extended period of time back. I was simply getting excessively baffled by the moderate development, and like you, thought it was jumbling up my site. Awesome tips!
Alex Gibbons Humes says
Wow thanks for this post! I recently added a blog to by business and I’m finding it a great way to boost my rank on google and offer value to my followers! Didn’t really think about monetizing though!
I just found your blog today and I have already read through about 10 posts haha but I had a question I’m hoping you can give me some advice. I just created my blog and am in the very beginning stages. I haven’t made it public and am in the process of trying to figure out what my first post should be about, but my question is should I wait until I’ve got my blog established and have a following before trying to sign up for affiliates? Or can you still sign up when just starting a blog?
Yes, most them will require you establish yourself a bit before applying. However, you may be able to get into Amazon or FlexOffers right now.
this id good and also make blog one blog for how to make money with a single website..
Maa Durga says
Thank you.Very helpful article for me. )
Hi, I recently used your affiliate link to do the godaddy page. It did not give me word press. They are now asking for almost $70.00 for it. Is your link no longer good?
I guess it was just me having a technical issue. I have figured out what I needed to do. I ended up paying a little more, but I now have WordPress associated with my domain and I just paid $24 instead of $12. Thank you by the way for the wonderful article!
Glad to hear it worked for you! Thanks for using my link very much appreciated 🙂
Jill Christensen says
Thanks for the info—but I was following your procedure for wordpress, I have my domain name -made my payment–and now I am lost!! It does not look like your format at all and I am not sure what I am to do Can you help
I also do not pull the same when I follow your link for the wordpress hosting through godaddy. Is this link no longer valid?
I’ve updated all the links and the tutorial. I’m not sure what was going on but all should be working now. Sorry for the inconvenience!
It does look like they just recently changed it. There’s a few extra steps. Everything is updated now.
Kapil sharma says
Hey I’m just starting with AdSense, and I probably don’t have enough traffic yet to do direct affiliate marketing.
It takes time to build up traffic. It took me about a year.
Ricardo Boaventura says
Hello there, Alexa!
I was doing some research on how to profit from ads online when I came across your blog. This article inspired me on starting a blog of my own (I could really use the extra income you know?) and there are a few questions I’d like to ask you. How much time per day do you spend on this blog? Also, how do you recieve your payments? Do you sign up your bank data on AdSense? Can I do this even though I do not have an account on a bank in the US? I am from Brazil.
I know these are a lot of questions but I would be glad to have at least a hint. Keep up the good work and cheers for your success!
Hey Ricardo, I receive payments in many different ways – Paypal, direct deposit to a bank account, and check by mail. I’m not sure about guidelines for countries other than the U.S.
I spend 10-20 hours per week on this blog but spent much more time when I was just getting established. I hope that helps!
Mhar Delaben says
I’m just a newbie blogger and it blew me away with the information you provide.
I know this is not an easy thing to do and it takes a lot of hard work.
But i got a one question though, since the niche i choose is something not so different but a kind of.
I’m making my own blog out from my (real) story and turn it into a poetry with an audio, what do you think of these and how can i monetize this thing???
I would really love to hear any suggestions or critics or whatever that could improve my thoughts from you.
Cheers and more blogging
That is definitely far from what I do so I’m not positive on how I would monetize it. Maybe selling MP3’s of the audio. Start a podcast and then having sponsors? Something along those lines could possibly work.
Lots of good information here. You should update your GoDaddy link. I tried to use it but it no longer works.
Dhez Eugenio says
Hello, I loved your blog. I have a question is it possible if I use the bluhost thru blogger.com? Because I’m using it and not the wordpress. Is that okay?
I’m not sure….I was actually not aware that you could use BlueHost through Blogger…
Raina C says
Hi my names Raina and I’m a stay at home mom.I’m really interested in blogging,my hobby is cooking like I cook really good and make my own recipes as well.I would love for a few pointers before I actually jump into it any suggestion,thanks in advance.
My biggest pointer is to be in it for a long run (if you do end up enjoying it.) There are initially a lot of learning curves and making money takes time – it took me around one year. I’d write 10 posts and then try and start promoting. You’ll quickly learn whether you like blogging or not. I hope that helps 🙂
Aimee Dyck says
I’m so grateful I found your site! Your advice was simple and easy to follow. I’ve been doing some research on how to start my own blog but am feeling a little lost. There is so much information out there its hard to follow it all. I’m a momma of 2 and stay home with my 3 year old son but I’d love to find a way to stay home and not have to work outside of the house.
Thanks again for your post! ♡
You’re welcome! I’m glad it helped 🙂
Faith Stewart says
This may be one of the most helpful posts on this topic I have seen. Thank you so much! I cannot wait to share it:)
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Danial Pervaiz says
Hello, i’ve a blog and i want to sell my course. do you have any blog post on marketing courses on a blog??
Thanks a lot.
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Ronald Segura says
I see this is kind of an old post, but it also looks like it’s being updated frequently so it’s still fresh.
It’s also great to see how moms have been making an impact on blogs and marketing channels, it’s definitely something admirable and inspiring.
Keep it up!
Something different from other bloggers. Thank for informative post. And i chosen WordPress as blogging platform and I would recommend Affiliated marketing for the best way to make money from Blogging. Thanks
Rahul Digital says
Wow! I am glad I read through this! I am currently using adsense and amazon affiliates, but I learned that I can be doing so much more! Thank you for all of your awesome advice!
So far all I have is a name “It’s All Peach”
HELP, I need blogging advice!
Thanks for the wonderful post information above, very useful guide that helped me a lot.
Kristen Summers LCSW says
I really have a passion that has driven me for 37 years. I also had the problem and I am unsure how exactly I was blessed with an answer, treatment methods and terminology that those who also had the problem relate to. I have been a psychotherapist for 37 years. I am upfront, intense, and real. I have relationship addiction which like other addictions is progressive over time. I wrote stages of this addiction by looking at my own behavior. I also went to college 13 years and have several advanced degrees and certifications. What is sad is that this disease is still in the closest and I do not know any therapist who has a treatment plan that actually breaks the patterns. I have an easy self-evaluation test to define if you are suffering from this addiction. If you answer yes to 3 or more questions then you are suffering from an addiction that originates somewhere in your childhood when you felt abandoned or abused. This event unconsciously shapes your choices in the type of people you pick. I call it broken picker syndrome. Most patients who see me for the first time feel hopeful that finally, someone gave them an answer. It has severe consequences like stalking, domestic violence, neglect of children, and suicide. I only work with serious clients because when you get your happiness your whole life from others it is very difficult to hold still and learn how to find happiness inside yourself. My life goal is to open and train the first relationship treatment program that I know of. Group dynamics are critical and I am known for clients never leaving my groups. That is because I keep them always wondering what will happen in the group tonight and who will go back to their childhood through regression or who will do anger work with a plastic bat at the man who molested you when you were four. I may not see that come to pass but I would love to have a website that people could come to and ask questions about relationships of any type.
Denise Hilton says
It’s always a strong competition between WordPress and Blogger. If you want to earn money without investing a single penny then Blogger is the obvious option (because of integration with Google Adsense).
Jessica Heiller says
I have a domain name question for you.
The name I want to use is available; however it is only 1 word different from an already successful blog.
Would you suggest finding a new name, totally different from the other blogger?
Thanks in advance for any info/tips.
I think finding a new name would be the best option.
Ahsan Habib says
So useful article. A few months ago I started blogging using my little skill. And start to get little traffic also. Hope can share a good success result in future.
Clare @ Oh These Are The Good Old Days says
thanks for this! i haven’t included much affiliate marketing beyond amazon. i have a kindness blog/website and it has been a challenge monetizing it. thank you for sharing!
Just play around with different strategies until you find one that fits in well with what you’re doing. It can take some time. Best of luck!
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