What I made in my first calendar year of blogging and how it was done. A discussion of blogging as a side hustle to build wealth while working on things you enjoy.
I’ve talked a lot on the blog about the four components that go into building extreme, early wealth:
Earning more money Saving more money Taking the resulting savings from the first two steps and growing them in the best investments opportunities possible Optimizing the taxes paid on your portfolio’s growth because what matters is ultimately how many dollars stay in your pocket
When it comes to that first step of wealth building – earning more money – I think many people discount the possibility of a side hustle that would fit well into their lives, something they might actually enjoy.
One opportunity I certainly overlooked myself for years and which I’d like to share with you is how to make money blogging. So here’s a case study of how much blogging has generated for one person – me.
I actually hesitated for a long time over the idea of writing an income post. It’s mildly awkward to talk about in a way that sharing all my other financial details isn’t. This is in part due to the fact that several of my real life friends have ended up finding my blog, so it’s the equivalent of telling your friends what you make over dinner. Ultimately, though, I strongly believe that it’s hearing personal stories of what’s possible from others and how they did it that motivates us to pursue our own opportunities.