So we started out this blog with a dream. We wanted to make blogging our full-time income. We started this website claiming that future for ourselves and delving into the art of blogging. And, it worked like a charm!
No, this blog is not paying my bills. Directly, that is. But as I write this I am currently employed, for the most part, to use my skills in blogging.
Let me tell you the story
We started swimming in the world of blogging for the purpose of trading boring, dead-end jobs for something more fulfilling. We wanted this blog, and a few others, to take over our income so we could work full-time, blogging. And that has happened, somewhat.
We saw our earnings jump in one year from averaging around $5 per month in earnings from our websites to making well over $20 per month. But along the way we learned a lot more than just growing our ad revenue.
We learned the art of marketing from a new perspective. I had been involved in marketing for quite a few years. However, the idea of flat-out internet marketing wasn’t something that I spent a lot of time developing.
Until I started this blog.
In the last year I not only learned quite a bit about WordPress, but also the on-site SEO practices to make google love your site. We learned that there are all kinds of things you can do to increase your visibility on the internet. And through a lot of reading and research, the field of internet marketing began to make sense.
Then, the news came that we would be moving to Seattle, WA. A surprise to all of us, but that’s the life of a minister. Sometimes, God just has His own way of doing things.
So, we find ourselves in Seattle and me looking for a job.
The Job Hunt
I put in quite a few resume’s in the marketing field. I was able to get 3 interviews. The first, in person at a great startup …