I truthly feel like blogging is a job, I feel like I spend a huge amount of time blogging via YouTube or my blog .I also socializing a lot via Twitter, Google hangouts or Snapchat. My life seems to be spend online a lot and I love it. I love the fact ,that I can talk to people around the world especially Africa. That I would never get the chance to meet normally due to location and financial constrains. Its seems like the world is getting smaller due to the internet and social media.
I am constantly amazed by the amount of people who read my blog and watch my YouTube channel. I am seriously thinking I need to start making an income online, as I spend to much time online not to make a income.Currently I only have Google ad sense account that only brings in £60 a year. I can’t live on that.
I feel like a don’t promote myself enough on my Twitter account bettytoo22 .I can go days without post a link to my blog post or Youtube channels. But I am happy to promote other peoples work but not my own work. I feel like I am having a light build moment.Its like MsAfropolitan in this interview .She was spending so much time blogging that she need to monetise her blog.
Honestly I was scared to promote my work ,I worry that people wont like me and will unsubscribe to me.I feel like I need to get over this fear. I put to much work into my blog and Youtube to let peoples nasty comments stop me. I also paint and I am a artist and like to make clothes and handbags.I need to start promoting what I do outside of Youtuber and blogging.To be able to make a realistic income from blogging. Social media is a way to drive traffic to your website, where you sell your products .I need to create an action plan to use my following properly and to increase my income .
I have found in the ten years Vlogging on YouTube ,I have never got an donate via my PayPal donate button on my YouTube channel page.Its quite disheartening.I think people are just use to getting content for free and don’t stop to think .The time and cost that goes in to creating good videos and blog post on a tweet weeny budget like mine.
Please spare some change for my Youtuber channel and other Youtuber you like, as small Youtuber like me, never get sent products to review.We buy our own products. And we rarely get promote especially since we are Black . And if you talk politics, racism you wont get promoted due to the current politics climate and the Orwellian world thats being created by western governments trying to get rid of freedom of spreech.
Donating helps me create better content and buy new equipment like a mic and pay travel cost when I want to go to an blogging events like in London.Blogging scene seems to start and end in London. And unfortuanley for me I live in Northern England. There also a blogging scene in Africa and I am keen to experience that too but that takes time and money too.So please donate if you can afford too. If not please share my blog posts and videos via social media with friends and familes members, as supporting doesnt always have to be moneywise. Please donate below by clicking on the Paypal button on my Youtuber channel ,link here.Button is on the top right of the page
Getting back to blogging as a part time job ,I want to make an income from blogging as my health still isn’t improving I cant cope with working full time as I still have chronic pain for Fibroids and Polycystic ovaries . Blogging seems like the only real part time job that would give me a income with my health condition and would fit around it .As the medicine I take makes me tried a lot ( Tramdol and Gabapentin ,Paracetamol daily) .I end up like sleeping beauty alot.
I also want to travel and connect with other women and men of African descent
and be able to make a reasonable income wherever I am in the world, Africa where I am planning on travelling to first.
I am definitely going to start promoting myself and organising my other email address as my current Gmail address is full of spam .It makes it so hard to follow bloggers I love ,when my email is full of spam and random shit lol.
A blogger who is serious about making money has to be organise and treat it like a job. And I realise the money dont come straight away from blogging its a process ,you live and learn, in the Blogosphere .
Please share my post and comment if you have any tips for making income online via blogging. And please donate if your can .Love Betty