In the past, I didn’t pay too much attention to making money from this blog because I was more interested in using it as a place to showcase my ideas and book speaking engagements.
Also, I felt that the money I would make would be so little that it wasn’t worth the effort.
Last year, however, things changed a little bit.
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I discovered that making money from this blog was actually a terrific way to make a difference for orphans.
So, rather than keep the money for myself, I began to give away 100% of the money made from this blog to the Global Orphan Project.
In case you’re wondering how I make my own money, I still book speaking engagements through this site and I get paid that way.
I feel very lucky because
This blog is a lifestyle blog for people that want to make a difference in the world.
I think it’s a really nice opportunity that the blog that talks about making a difference is itself making a difference :D
Anyway, with that in mind, here are the ways that I was able to make all the money that was given to the Global Orphan Project last year.
#1. My Blogging Schedule
Come rain or shine, I made sure that I posted something on this blog every single week (except for when I was traveling in India).
Posting consistently led to traffic.
Traffic led to opportunities to sell stuff.
#2. Stuff I Sold
I sold two main products last year
- I sold GoMAD (Go Make a Difference) bracelets for $10 each (buy one here)
- I sold a course on How to Make a Blog that Makes a Difference (sign up here)
I tweeted about them, announced whenever people placed orders, posted on Facebook, included them in the sidebar of my weekly emails (get those here), allowed Udemy to promote the course, and a bunch of other stuff.
#3. YouTube Videos
I actually have a post planned to share how I plan, record, and edit my videos for this blog.
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Making videos is fun for me and I allow YouTube to shows ads on my videos so that they make money for the blog.
It’s a win-win.
So, in a nutshell, that’s how I make the money that this blog generates and donates to the Global Orphan Project.
Hope this helps. Leave a comment below if you have any questions. xo
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