Odesk.com? I have. It stinks trying to figure out how to outbid people that will work for $1.00 an hour. I so am not kidding. So trying to find a non phone..data entry or writing job is hard to do.
I found my dream job at home 4 years ago. I was working as a trainer for a recruiting service. And guess what, I made what I made when I was working in brick and mortar. I put in more hours than I care to admit but Faith was going to school at the time. And no Jason yet. Then they went belly up about 2 years ago. I haven't had a paycheck coming in the door for 2 years. It is not cutting it.
I am hereby coming out and saying.. I'm broke. I LOVE... I do mean love to write. It has been one of the best things I have ever done. But I hate being broke. I hate not having money. I hate worrying paycheck to paycheck if I will be able to afford food, electricity or water. I hate worrying about paying my mortgage. I hate the fact that there are so many people out there in the same exact boat as me. I worry non-stop. I go to sleep worrying. I wake up worrying. I have nightmares about it. Let me tell you it is no fun.
So I started writing this blog to start blowing off steam and keep a journal about my kids. I found this awesome world. I found incredibly awesome bloggy friends. I read more stories and laughed harder than I have in years. I want to continue doing it as well. But...
My husband's salary pays for the bare necessities with nothing to spare. My credit has fallen to the wayside. I have made $.00 for this blog so far. But I LOVE writing this blog. I LOVE it more than I have ever loved anything. So much so that I have considered writing a book once again. You see when I was little I wanted to be a writer. I grew up and I forgot. Now I remember. But the thing is.. can I afford to continue?
I make no money. Paid posts are now coming to the forefront of my mind. Google ads may show up on my RSS feed. This is so that I can continue writing this blog. So please please don't quit following me if I do. You may see new ads showing up on my blog as well. I have to justify me doing this some how. In the meantime, please I'm not doing this to just spam or annoy you. I need the money. I wish I could find advertisers for the blog but I have no clue how to do that. But at the same time, I have to be able to feel right about that advertisement if I do. I will not change who I am even for money.
I can't change who I am either. I write about anything. Lately I've realized that I stay away from certain topics and don't know why. I tell jokes. Ok, most of my stuff is PG rated though. I think that's because I know my family and friends read it. But... I'm not always PG myself. I want to write things that make you want to come read me. I want to get to know you and I want you to know me. I want to connect with you. That connection does not come from money though.
Ok so what I'm asking from all my bloggy friends.. if you have found solutions to blogging and making a living off of it, please leave me a comment about how. I would so love to do this blog full time but right now I'm just not able to. My husband wants me to go back to work. I can't blame him. Though it does not make sense. I really appreciate any support you do give me at any time.
Thank you for listening to me complain.
P.S. I am so far behind in my blog reading and commenting but I will get to you as long as I have electricity sometime soon.