How To Blog Your Way To Wealth

Desktop with laptop computer, open journal, pen, iPhone, cup of coffeeThink of something you’re enthusiastic about.

Maybe it’s the environment or animal rights. For some people, it’s a hobby like photography or cooking. 

Now imagine being able to generate real income by doing what makes you happy.

That’s everyone’s dream, right?

I’ve read countless stories about midlife people who changed careers and started their own businesses. They found real success and were able to quit their 9 to 5 jobs. Since I enjoy writing and already have a blog I decided to try to turn my hobby into income. 

Since I enjoy writing and already have a blog I decided to turn my hobby into income. 

However, I had to make some changes to the blog and brush up on certain types of writing. So, I researched and turned up many different websites and resources selling just that type of help.

Aside from offering high-quality training and support, I needed something that wouldn’t break my budget. 

Which is why I subscribed to The Freelance Writer’s Den. 


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One of the first items I utilized in “the Den” was a Boot camp entitled How To Become a Well-Paid Blogger.

Carol Tice, the creator of the Freelance Writers Den, leads these discussions, which often include another industry pro.

The Boot camps are actually webinars that cover a wide variety of topics from How To Create a Writer Website to Self-Publishing 101 (and everything in between!) The video and audio recordings are downloadable and include a Transcript and a Quick Tips. This is incredibly helpful and eliminates the need to take notes. 

This Boot camp was very informative and I learned some beneficial concepts. Carol hosts it with Annabel Candy of Successful Blogging. It’s divided into four one-hour sessions that include the following:

Session One

  • 21 Ways to turn your blog into a great clip for potential employers

Session Two

  • 4 Ways to promote your blog
    • SEO
    • Guest blogging
    • Social Media
    • In-person networking

Session Three

  • What makes a good blogging client
  • How to find good clients
  • How to market yourself
  • What’s your pitch
  • How to negotiate the best rates 

Session Four

  • Blogging as the core component of inbound marketing
  • Where to find story ideas
  • How to use a client’s story ideas
  • Best business blog posts
  • How to write more efficiently
  • Managing business clients

Carol and her co-presenter cover the topics in detail and give helpful examples. At the conclusion of each session, there is a brief Q & A with continuing discussions in the Forum.

This one Boot camp could easily cost several hundred dollars. Instead, I get six months of membership for that price and access to a ton of resources: webinars, podcasts, live training & meetings, and participation in the forum. There’s also a “junk-free” job board. Carol knows from experience that many freelancers work for low wages, so she only accepts clients that pay well.

Regardless of the niche, bloggers are turning their hobby into profits. There’s a formula to reaching success: top notch writing, good quality visuals, and delivering what the consumer needs and wants. 

Anyone willing to follow it and work hard can earn substantial income by doing what makes them happy!


The Den is only open several times a year and they’ll begin accepting new members on March 21st (next week). 

As a monthly subscription, there is no long-term commitment; maybe now is the time to check it out. Just click on the banner below to take a look.

Grow Your Writing Income: Learn How

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9 thoughts on “How To Blog Your Way To Wealth

    • If you’re like me I didn’t want to sign on for any long-term programs. I also like to hear from other people (reviews) before I decide! I had visited the site and thought it looked like a lot of “bang for my bucks”, so I signed up. I’m glad I did. There’s lots there to help writers at all skill levels. Yes, I receive a small commission if anyone joins, so I’ll periodically review something I’ve used that proved beneficial, but my goal is to become a better writer and understand how the freelancing business works. Thanks for your comment!

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  1. Lulu,
    You stated a truth here. Money is always welcome. Many of us start blogging to make some money and have accepted low paying jobs thinking that is our forte.
    Thank you for sharing this very valuable resource. Hope you are able to work successfully towards your goals.
    Susie

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    • Thank you Susie, I hope I can earn something through writing. I thought a college degree was my ticket to more security, but found that isn’t always the case. That’s when I considered writing to earn income. I didn’t even start my blog with that intention! So, life is always about making adjustments as we go along and learning to think outside the box. If I never make “big” money, that’s okay. I’d like to earn what I used to at the job I left (okay, maybe a little more), because I’d be a happier employee and get to decide when to go to lunch! 🙂

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    • Thanks Ann, I’ll give it my best shot. Success for me these days isn’t so much about money as it is about doing what makes you happy & fulfilled. And hey, if it doesn’t work out…I’ll try something else! 🙂

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