There are now quite a few bloggers publishing their income reports on their blog, and I see these reports as a breath of fresh air. I am happy to see more and more bloggers, comfortably talking about how much they make from their blogs and other online gigs. These type of blog posts did not exist when I started blogging (well I never read one back then), it was all hush-hush, and it is still hush-hush to a certain extent, so I find it so cool to see bloggers talking about how much they earn from their blog.
Now I don’t see myself ever publishing an income report on my blog, because I see it as too much information, but I love reading other bloggers’ reports. The main reason why I enjoy reading these reports is because they motivate me to keep pushing myself every month to earn more, gives me ideas on how else I could monetise my blog/brand, and these reports also open my eyes to how much other bloggers do make.
If you have read my e-book – How to Cash in as a Blogger, then you will know all about my background, how I found myself blogging full-time, my blogging journey so far and how I have succeeded in monetising my blog, but the truth of the matter is, the pursuit of financial freedom as a full-time blogger still continues. My monthly pay check is so unpredictable as a full-time blogger, I have had to look for other ways to make money online, some of which are:
Selling on eBay
Blogger Outreach Services
Blogging still brings in more money every month than all 4 put together but the financial instability is a big issue for me. I am a very organised person, I love to plan, and the fact that I really can’t say for a fact what my take home pay will be every month gives me worry sometimes. Being a work from home mum is a blessing. I get to bring my kids up and follow my dreams as well, which is a fantastic. I just wish my take home pay was not up and down like a yo-yo, and I wish I had extras for big purchases, and splurging here and there.
I guess that is where ‘glo’ – The Guarantor Loan Option, comes in. For those who do not know, glo is a UK-based online unsecured guarantor loan company that was launched by specialist lender Provident Financial in November 2014. This guarantor loan is based on trust, so if you know someone who is happy to step in as a guarantor for you, and that person is financially independant from you, then glo may be able to offer you a guarantor loan, anything from £1,000 to £7,000.
This company provides loans for people with bad credit, unsteady or unpredictable income, or for people new to credit. If you fall into any of these categories, and you need a bit of help for a huge purchase, like buying a car, carrying out some home improvements, or you just need to supplement your income for whatever reason, you are reading the right post, and would probably need to have a chat with glo.
Do you blog full-time? How do you cope with the unpredictable income?
*This is a collaborative post.