Thursday, January 22, 2009

How and Why I Started Making Money Online

In 2004, I purchased my first computer and lost my job. The reason I lost my job was because my children had the flu, my 2 year old was being evaluated for autism and I was in court proceedings with my ex-husband fighting for the house. Although I tried to take appointments during my lunch time instead of work hours, I was penalized. Let's just say, everything happens for a reason.

In 2004, I started making online by answering surveys. I joined every survey site I could find. Did I make money? Yes. However it got really boring really fast. In the summer of 2005, I was watching CNN and Wolf Blitzer kept referring to "the bloggers". I was curious. "Who were these bloggers that were having such an effect on the internet and politics?" I thought to myself. That's when I started my frist blog. It was called Snow White, 7 Dwarves and PDD. I was Snow White, my 7 kids were the dwarves and PDD-Nos is my youngest son's diagnosis. I had no knowledge of html. Before 2003, I didn't even know about the internet. I was too busy having kids!

Shortly after starting my first blog, I learned about Google Adsense. I came across Dooce, ProBlogger, Steve Pavlina and ShoeMoney. I figured I could make some money blogging. I started testing out different sites and realized, there was money to be made!

Within months, I started earning more money online than I did at my full time job. The best part was that I didn't have to pay for day care! I started writing for AssociatedContent.com, Helium, and blogging for PayPerPost and Blogitive. I added more blogs or VRE (Virtual Real Estate) and made even more money. Thanks to ShoeMoney I learned about affiliate marketing. Squidoo became another money maker.

Four years later, I've survived Google penalties, Squidoo's spam nightmare, changing algorithms and much more. I continue to write about autism, personal finance, seo, social media, politics and much more.

Looking for a way to make money online? I'm here to tell you, it can be done.

What does it take to make money online?
A willingness to learn.
Lots of patience.
Dedication.
Most of all, perseverance.

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3 comments:

Corsley said...

That's is a great experience. I've learned a lot from here and I hope some internet marketers can also read this.



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