11 Questions Non-Bloggers Often Ask Me

Friday, November 14, 2014


1. So like, how did you start your blog?

I get this one a lot. And sadly my answer isn't interesting or probably very helpful. It's simply this: I just did. I googled "start a blog" and blogger.com was the first thing to pull up. Ten minutes later I had a blog.

2. You actually make money blogging? How?

Shocker, I know. But it's true,  money can be made from blogging. Most of the income I make from blogging comes from advertisers, or marketing companies who work as the middle guy for other businesses seeking advertising. People have figured out that blogging is one of the most quick and direct ways to reach their target consumers. And they're capitalizing on it.

If you want to read more in-depth posts on making money from blogging check out this one or this one. I'm vague about it because my knowledge is pretty vague unfortunately...

3. So do you make a lot of money?

No. But that also has to do with the fact I'm pretty lazy. I work with very few affiliate agencies and don't ever seek out any on my own. I know of bloggers who pull in anywhere from 5k-30k in a month. Not even kidding. I need to figure out how to become one of those bloggers.

4. Do you ever feel like a sell-out?

Do you feel like a sell-out for getting paid to do your job?

5. But people really send you stuff for free?

Yes and it's awesome. A lot of times bloggers get sent stuff for free and then they even get paid to write about that free stuff. Like I said, it's wonderful.

6. You take a lot of photos of yourself...what's up with that?

Yes, I know. Thanks for the reminder. Remember what we just talked about with advertisers and free products? We have to photograph what we're given and then blast those photos all over social media so it gets in front of people like you.

7. What happens if blogging just ends one day?

What happens if your job just ends one day? Let's be honest, we live in a world of uncertainty. I'm willing to take a gamble on pursuing something I started as a hobby and has luckily turned into a job.

8. Do you ever worry you share too much?

Nope. I'm surprisingly very private about the stuff that should be kept private. Says the blogger...

9. How do you know how to do all that bloggy stuff?

You learn. You read other blogs and watch tutorials and google everything.

10. Do you ever run out of stuff to write about?

Yes. See any posts I've written titled "5 Things" or "Currently" or "Got A New Hairuct."

11. Should I start a blog?

Absolutely. But don't start it because a. you want to make money or b. you want free stuff. People who start blogs for those reasons never last. Both of those things take a lot of time- they did for me anyway. I know some blogs shoot up over night, but that's not the norm. Start a blog because you're passionate about something and the rest will take care of itself.

Or just start a blog for money.

I don't care. Do what you want. It's Friday guys, that's all I really care about.


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23 comments:

  1. Do you ever feel like a sell-out? Do you feel like a sellout for getting paid to do your job?

    Hahahaha! Love it.

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  2. Haha! This is so funny - are they real questions you've been asked!? "that bloggy stuff" is more difficult to learn than most people think!
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  3. Not many people in my "real life" know I have a blog for these exact reasons. I cringe just thinking about getting asked these questions. And especially the "what do you blog about?" question. Yikes!!

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  4. Number 4. Yes. God bless. Just so much yes. Love this list.

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  5. Such a strong, resounding conclusion! Lol, I actually love it. There's so many people telling other people what to do, so it's nice to hear someone say, "Eh, whatever." TGIF!!!

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  6. Hahaha I've gotten some of these same questions but most are met with a look of complete confusion and probably a mixture of slight judgement and fascination lol

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  7. Getting a new haircut is a completely valid blog post in my opinion! Happy Friday!

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  8. OMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!! I am glad im not the only one that gets asked all of this haha!

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  9. do you feel like a sell out is my favorite line. I mean, really? and thanks for the shout out!

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  10. I get these a lot, too! haha the sell-out part is hilarious

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  11. As a beautyblogger I was asked a few times: "Hey, can you give me some new make up for free?" No. "Why? Can't you just ask companies for free stuff for your friends?"... Really?! I honestly had no words for this..\

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  12. Interesting and informative! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. this is awesome. Some perfectly answered questions.

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  16. yes to all of this. I'm blogging because I love it and eventually I'll make the time to figure out how to maybe make a little cash with it. Happy FRIDAY!!!

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  17. Non bloggers have no idea how addictive blogging is and how rewarding it is

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  18. Ohemgee how I LOVED this post!! Amazing. Just found your blog and I LOVE!!!

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  19. Dude, that's some serious money for blogging... I too would like to be one of them haha

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  20. LOL - " do you feel like a sell-out getting paid to do your job?" So true. People don't realize how much time and effort goes into writing a post, editing it, make sure all the links are "acceptable" for google, making and implementing images and graphics, marketing the post, working with sponsors, etc. It's not something we whip together in 10 minutes...geesh.

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  21. SO true! Love it! PS. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award on my blog! :)

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