There’s a problem.
I’m going to turn my virtual chair around and sit backward to indicate that things are about to get real. Here’s the thing; I don’t think I can be the type of blogger I want to be, and have a day job. Am I ready to quit my job? Not yet.
I see now that my plan to bring in a little extra income with affiliate marketing has a flaw. I don’t have time to generate the amount of content necessary to build a large following. But, if I expect people to spend money at Cricut, Amazon, and Grammarly, I need to have more eyes on my blog.
What to do?
I have two options.
- Quit the affiliate programs and continue as a hobby blogger.
- Remain in the programs and do my best.
I think the second option is the better one. It will give me something to work for. I’ll definitely do more Cricut projects if there’s a chance that I might make a few bucks. Also, I want to start making videos about Cricut stuff one day. There I go again with big ideas!
My advice to myself and to anyone in a similar situation is not to worry. You enjoy blogging. Don’t pressure yourself so much that it stops being pleasurable. I’m going to imagine myself as a success and wait for reality to catch up. Also, put in the work.
I installed the Yoast SEO plugin a couple of days ago. Maybe it will help me to get more readers.