I’m Paul and here’s my story.
Let’s go back to 2015, the year everything changed for me.
I remember when I started blogging on July 5th of 2015, I had no idea if I would ever make the whole blogging thing work. The only thing I thought about then was sharing my tech knowledge with the world through my blog.
Seeing big bloggers making hundreds of thousands of dollars blogging, sounded like a dream to us. So, I went for it, I just wanted to make $500 and feel good about myself and all the years of hard work I’ve invested.
I spent a couple of months trying things out and then decided to go all-in blogging on Jan 1st of 2018 when I quit my full-time job and decided to stop using Google AdSense and give myself 1 year to succeed with this whole “making money blogging with sponsored post thing.”
And at that time, I didn’t know much about Sponsored Post neither was I getting many offers, all I knew was I needed to make money with my blog.
Around February – March in 2018, I had made my first little bit of income off the Amazon Associates program ($50 in 2 months). This was proof that it was possible to actually make money with my blog!
But I was still nervous because the money wasn’t constant and it was small… but it was better than waiting on AdSense $100 cheque in 3 months.
Perhaps it was the confidence from the Amazon sales that pushed me to keep moving forward, but I decided to stop accepting low-ball sponsored post offers and devised a way to get more people interested in my blog.
After a LOT of trial and error trying to figure out how to price, reach out, get discovered, and negotiate sponsorship deals.
I landed my first $100 sponsored post-deal!
I couldn’t believe it. I screamed. What I waited for 3 months, I got in 1 day. I will never forget that moment.
This was because every sponsored post-deal pushed me one step closer to my dream. Many long working hours and late nights spent doing research, learning and implementing what I’ve learned finally paid off.
More importantly, I felt like I was going to make it. Despite my parents, friends, and family all doubting me and thinking I was crazy when I quit my full-time job to become a stay-at-home blogger, now I’ve proved them wrong.
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