What’s The Big Deal

I recently read a post by one of my favorite bloggers Stephanie O’Dea- A Year of Slow Cooking on Making Real Money Blogging.  She offered some great tips that I may give a try.  The best part is how up front she is.  Steph is also a very giving person and it comes through on her blog.

As for my blog, I make a little money but nothing even near what Stephanie was making two years ago.  I make a little from the current BlogHer ads and when someone downloads my cookbook.

Right now blogging is not my full time job although I wish it was.  I love coming up with new recipes, cooking them and sharing them.  I still have a lot to learn, but I love it.  One of the best parts is the community of people I get to interact with.

So you may be wondering why I would need to earn money on my blog.  Well my blog is not free to me.  I have to pay annual and monthly costs associated with all that I do here.  I’m not very technical so I have someone help with that, Mary at Provirtual Solutions.  She’s great!  I’m also spending money to go to conferences to learn how to take better pictures of food and write a better recipe among other things.  Yes I do get to travel and that’s fun or else I would not be doing this.

No one is forcing me to do this so I realize if I don’t make enough money to cover my expenses, well I just need to keep that day job to pay for my joy of food.

Well this week I received……To read the rest of this story click here.

3 Responses to What’s The Big Deal

  1. glutenfreeforgood August 14, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Diane,
    Great topic, but I can’t access “the rest of the story.” Is it me? The “click here” link doesn’t go anywhere. And now I’m really curious! =)
    Melissa

    • Diane August 14, 2010 at 10:16 am #

      Melissa- Sorry for the tease. Forgot to publish the page it was connected to last night. Went to the movies and we were still laughing when we got home.

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