Saturday, December 27, 2008
How blog advertsing helped me get Financial Freedom
This year has been really fruitful for us, in almost all aspects. As I mentioned already in my previous post, we received a lot of gifts from the Lord. We received a lot of blessings, most of which we didn't even thought we will be able to get. I learned a lot this year. I believe that that year was one of those years that I got a lot of trials to go through. I changed a lot, my perspective, my dreams, my life. I started this year dead broke, I mean really deep in debt. I started the year with a loan of Php 80,000 to pay for a previous loan that was originally at Php 60,000. I managed to pay off Php 32,000 of it before all those chaos started. The credit card debt went all the way up to Php80,000, but I was able to pay all that this year.
One of the thing the really helped me regain my financial freedom is blog advertising. Just a few months ago I didn't even believe in it, I didn't believe that they do actually pay. I've been blogging for more than 2 years already but I just recently discovered that there are a lot of bloggers out there getting paid to blog. So, I asked around, visited countless blogs and asked, there are friendly bloggers but there a nasty ones too. I joined a lot of sites, looking for sponsored reviews. At first, i didn't get much off opportunities, so I researched some more, and became more observant about other blogs and bloggers. So enough I managed to learn to increase traffic, page ranks, alexa rank, real rank and the likes. I am not keen to all of this stuff, they are too technical for me and I do believe that a blog should be more personal, but what the heck let me try. So I did, and in my first month I earned more than $300, something that I never thought would and can be earned writing very simple post. This is easy, fun and very rewarding, it doesn't even feel like work. I started this year with tones of debt and zero savings account. I am ending this year with zero debt and tons of savings, not to mention that I already bought Php6000 worth of toy as gift for little J, and some more for my godchildren, family and friends. Blog Advertising helped me a lot. The money I earn from it goes directly to my savings, since it is extra money not really accounted in the monthly budgeting.
If you think that I was the one who splurge so much for "toys" for little J? No, my mom bought her something more special and more expensive, be back here in the coming days and I'll post what it is. Don't know exactly how much it cost, but its more that Php6,000. Little J is really one lucky girl. I had to ask my mom if it's really true, if she is really giving it to little J as a gift and it is!
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