Surprise! Making money with a blog is hard

Last month I reported my attempts to make a little money with this blog. I had some success, generating what I thought was a little more than $150 in revenue. More importantly, my little experiment showed that the income reports I was reading from some of the bigger personal finance bloggers were not out of the realm of realistic. Those folks are probably telling the truth. Today, let’s look at the second month were I really upped my game. Can I make money with a blog? Continue reading “Surprise! Making money with a blog is hard”

Surprise! Making money with a blog is hard

How to increase traffic to your personal finance blog

Last month, I surprised everyone with a killer Beards & Money report demonstrating that I am the supreme master of blogging and know all the secrets to make money with a blog. I killed it with over 15,000 page views and a gross revenue of over $150¬†in the blog’s first month! I was able to demonstrate that Sam Dogan from FinancialSamurai.com has a pretty accurate idea of how the top personal finance bloggers earn their living, and how to increase traffic such that the blog is a success.

We’re another month in, with a new net worth post already out. How did the blog do this month? Did I increase traffic, stay stagnant, or decrease? Did I make any money? Were my revenue targets for the amount of traffic consistent? Could¬†you repeat my “success”? Find out more in today’s blog post about blogging. Continue reading “How to increase traffic to your personal finance blog”

How to increase traffic to your personal finance blog

Can you make money from a blog?

Today concludes my first month with this silly little blog about beards and money. As I’ve mentioned before, I haven’t really been too interested in making money with the blog. However, I am a scientist and ultimately a very curious creature. So I set out to answer a little research question: Can you make money from a blog? I also had a side-goal of answering another pressing question: Is Sam the Financial Samurai a lying asshole? I’ve got the data and I’ve done the analysis. My conclusions are beard-tastic and without fault. Yup. It’s time for a blog post about blogging. Continue reading “Can you make money from a blog?”

Can you make money from a blog?