The year 2018 is near its end. So let’s brace up because next year (2019), we are going to overcome blogger burnout by all means.
We won’t end the year without me bringing on board someone strong enough to give us the much needed lift.
We are on the last featured blogger post of the year and this week’s blogger is just the right person with enough energy to usher us to 2019.
We’ve had Lily Ugbaja, Tanyi Melvis and many others. If you want to be featured, find details here.
Meet Amber Temerity
Most bloggers quit within the first six months…or they quit, come back, quit, come back, quit, come back…sound familiar?
One blogger became all too familiar with that routine – Amber Temerity, blog mentor and owner of ThriftyGuardian.com, has been blogging for nearly 20 years. That’s right, we’re talking way back when you had to know HTML or use Geocities to build your own site (and let’s not forget the fancy craze that were cursor tails and snow fall backgrounds!)
It wasn’t until she found herself struggling to make ends meet that she decided perhaps it was time to monetize. While she had a successful career working in Student Services at a local college, she wasn’t even clearing $3/hr after paying for daycare for her two young children.
So she launched the frugal living site Thrifty Guardian in the hopes of sharing her best tips on living a frugal lifestyle while also making a bit of “extra” money here and there; it was her dream to at least make enough to cover daycare costs.
Six months later, she was working from home full-time after having made more money in the first few months of 2016 than she would have in TWO years working at the college.
(If you’re curious about that story, be sure to check out how it was a cat that convinced her to quit her job!)
It hasn’t been an easy journey, though. As we said in the beginning, most bloggers quit – or at least think of quitting – within those first few months of really trying to make a go of it. This is especially true if you’re a work-at-home mom with two little ones!
Amber’s best tip to avoid blogger burn out?
In fact, that’s probably the best tip to monetizing your blog in general: you must be willing to sit down and map out what it is you want to accomplish. Whether you want to be someone making 5-figures with their own site or you simply want to start with ghostwriting as a side hustle, you have to take the time to develop a business plan just as you would with a brick-and-mortar.
It doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming, but it will take time. And that’s essential to avoiding burnout and staying upbeat while blogging – recognize that what you are building will in fact take time, patience, and optimism.
But if you can push forward and have faith in your ability to profit from your passions, you too can become your own boss and find the freedom you’ve only yet dreamt of.
It’s been almost three years since Amber Temerity quit her “9-5” to work from home full-time and while there have certainly been days in which she herself has bordered on burnout, there have been many more in which she’s been overjoyed to have the freedom that she does.
And while she still makes a significant income through ThriftyGuardian, she also has multiple other revenue streams that have led to a six-figure business. Not only does she offer 1:1 programs as a blogging mentor, but she’s an expert in Pinterest and e-course creation — in just over 18 months, she’s had over 1,000 students successfully complete her course on automated marketing!
It’s an amazing thing to be able to not only profit from your own dreams, but to help others do the same.
And while Amber Temerity’s services are certainly well worth the investment (and then some!) she’s always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. The free value she provides is out of this world, so be sure to connect with her on your favorite platforms:
- YouTube (free Pinterest tutorials!)
- Facebook (free blogging tutorials!)
- Pinterest (she averages nearly 1 MILLION monthly views there!)
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