Having more time is one of life’s greatest treasures
For many people, the flexibility of working from home during this pandemic has provided some attractive benefits. It could be as simple as allowing you to get a few more things done around the house in between working during the day, instead of spending your weekend doing them. For a lot of people, your work can be done from anywhere, at any time, and on virtually any device. And if you have a side venture such as running a website or blog, you can generate some passive income – and who wouldn’t want that! In fact, with passive income, comes the luxury of time.
Over the years, many people have asked me for suggestions or guidance into starting some form of an online business. Blogging is something virtually anyone can do. If you’re new to it, in the beginning it will likely seem like a part- time job with no paycheck. Maybe you’re just doing it as a hobby and that won’t matter. Several years ago when I started Italia Living, it began as just a hobby blog for me. As time went on I began to see that it could also generate some money. That’s when I took it more serious and it grew into a highly respected worldwide Italian luxury media platform.
In the early stages, getting your blog started will definitely take some time. However, a goal of yours may be to grow your blog to the point where a benefit of it is giving you time in return.
Earning Time From Your Blog
Most of us would love to make some extra money – heck, even full time money from blogging is possible… with an investment of time. But this is partially the beauty of it. You can start a business of blogging with very little financial investment, where the biggest investment comes is in your time.
There are many ways to generate income blogging. From affiliate and associate programs, eBook sales, advertising, selling products or services, sponsored content or even taking donations if readers find value in the content you provide.
When you are deciding what topics to blog about – consider a good mix of evergreen content. Evergreen content will more easily appeal to attracting new readers and followers to your blog long term. It is also most valuable for your effort, as you write it once and the article can continue to benefit you. Simply, evergreen content is content that doesn’t go out of date. It revolves around a topic that’s always relevant to readers, regardless of the current news cycle or season. Its name comes from the evergreen – a plant that retains its green leaves year round.
The point I want to get across here is, if you put the time in from the start to develop and grow your blog to where it makes some monthly income, then a benefit to you later will be having the luxury of time.