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My Blogging Experience in a Nutshell

Blogging becomes therapeutic for me when I quit my job in 2007. Maintaining an online diary has helped me cope with stressful living.

Through blogging, I meet new online friends who are moms like me. They were instrumental in introducing me to the idea that I can earn from blogging at the comfort of my home.

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I’ve registered in several blogging networks and gladly work with them for years. Although many of these companies are no longer operating, I’m thankful to them for all the opportunities they’ve given me.

For 11 years, blogging has helped me pay our bills; buy groceries; pay for monthly tuition of my young kids; bought personal stuff for each member of the family, and even helped us pay part of my kids’ hospital bills (in 2011).

Blogging and earning from it may no longer be as lucrative back in the days but, I’m still not planning to retire because I’m still supporting my son to pay for his college education. I will recommend to young aspiring bloggers to try, grow, and thrive from blogging.

Finding My Own Place in the Blogging World

I started blogging more than ten years ago to share bits and pieces of information about HIV/AIDS.

My husband encouraged me to set up a blog to post the news and feature articles I wrote for a daily publication. Those articles were mostly about People Living with HIV/AIDS or PLWHAs. During those times, fewer materials about PLWHAs are available on the Internet due to privacy issues.

Because I was a newbie in the blogging platform, I searched for other blogs/bloggers who may share the same interests. While lurking, I stumble on mommy blogs. One blog features photos of kids following a weekly theme. I thought it was cute and decided to join the “meme” by sharing my kids’ pictures on the blog. I had fun because I look forward to interacting with fellow mommies every week.

Earn online

While interacting with other bloggers, I’ve learned that I can earn online. So I started signing up for various companies that pay bloggers for writing articles.

In 2010, I bought my first domain to earn more online. New friends were supportive to help me set up a blog with a nice layout. I’m still thankful to them for all the help they’ve extended to me. The other mommy friends helped me with the technical stuff and offered a hosting service for my first blog.

They’re the same friends who shared referrals to paying sites and direct advertisers. I was able to generate funds from the passive income. It was a big help for a single-income family like mine.

Brand ambassador

In 2012, I became part of a campaign that assists people to lose weight. Thanks to mommy friends who recommended me to join the weight loss challenge. Overall, it was a nerve-wracking but productive experience. I believe it was the peak of my blogging journey to date. I’ve met a lot of interesting people behind the blogs.

I guess I share the same sentiments with influencer Amy West when she recalls her experiences with brand partnerships. Amy travels a lot. She promotes brands and writes blogs while traveling to various places.  

I didn’t win the weight loss challenge, but I learned to take care of my health. I continue to exercise and mind my food intake.

Blog coverage

The blog exposure somewhat allowed me to cover events. I was lucky to attend a few, a Family Day in an exclusive school for girls; green social enterprises in a municipality in Metro Manila; and an art exhibit by human rights activists. The coverages brought back the memories I had as a reporter.

There were opportunities to review certain products. The good thing about blogging is that you can express your honest opinion about the product. For me, blogging plays a significant role in the promotion of new merchandise in the market. Potential consumers can easily access product reviews online and decide if they will buy the product or not.

Blogging onward

I have been in this business for more than a decade now. I can’t say I’ve made a mark in the blogging world because I’m an ordinary blogger with no accolades or large following. I’m happy enough to share the side of an introverted mommy blogger.

What keeps me motivated to continue blogging these days is a personal goal. You see, my son is in the last two years of college, and I rely on the income I get from blogging and online gigs.

Advocacy

I have mentioned sharing about PLWHAs stories in my other blogs. I believe the stories of real people living with HIV/AIDS will help raise awareness about the public health threat among vulnerable populations. 

Thankful for the Online Source of Income

I wrote about my source of passive income ten years ago. It was the time when most mom bloggers that I knew earn from their blogs. Those were the good old days of blogging.

I’m a stay-at-home parent since 2009. The passive income I’m getting from blogging, sponsored posts, and link ads have helped me in several ways such as, buying essential items at home, paying utility bills, and even contribute to my kids’ tuition.

I was and still am thankful for all the blessings that come my way through my blogs. This year will be my ninth or 10th year in the blogging business. I’m still maintaining several blogs and am still on the lookout for new opportunities.

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I’m currently receiving opportunities or assignments from the following companies:

Valued Voice, Payu2Blog, Linkworth

If you love writing and want to earn from it, you can start creating a blog.

Know the niche that you love. You can start by writing a personal, lifestyle, or general blog.   

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If you already own a blog or a YouTube channel and want to monetize your site, you may sign up with Valued Voice and Payu2blog to start working and receiving tasks from them.

I will receive a small commission when you signed up through this referral link.

Valued Voice can also help you reach a wide range of audiences if you are a business owner.

I’ll appreciate it big time if you sign up through the referral link.

I wish you good luck in your future endeavor online. Kindly check on the links provided here. I hope you’ll receive your first assignment soon. Cheers!