If you don’t know my story, I chose blogging as a second career several years ago.
It was a long and winding path – first I was a CPA, then a full-time mom, then a blogger, then a CPA, then a professional organizer, and now again, a blogger.
And always a full-time mom. 🙂
As a Generation X mom, who gave up a professional career to stay home to raise kids, I found it hard to break back into the workforce.
And I don’t think I am alone.
Women my age face internal and external battles when the empty nest looms ahead.
It seems like the world is dominated by millennials with skills that are more current than ours.
Yet, we have so much to offer by way of life experience and work ethic.
Unfortunately, not everyone values this.
For me, the perfect solution was to choose blogging as a second career.
Make Money Blogging
I was fortunate enough to have the luxury of staying home to raise my children. But with two in college and two on their way soon – a second household income is a good thing.
Bloggers are crushing it with their blogs.
For example, Michelle Shroeder Gardner – author of the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course made over $100,000 last MONTH – and she is only in her twenties.
Yes, I said month.
You can absolutely make money blogging, but you have to work hard for it – just like anything else.
There is no job in the world that will pay you $100,000 in a single month if you don’t work for it.
Learning How To Blog
I know it seems like a pipe dream because lots of blogs fail.
Would be bloggers give up when they don’t get results.
I used to think that they would just give up too soon. But the reality is that some people worked long and hard but never turned an income.
Successful blogging requires strategy. An organized and consistent approach is what is going to pay off in the long run.
After a few years of spinning my wheels, I almost gave up too.
Elite Blog Academy
Somehow, right about that time I came across a course called Elite Blog Academy by Ruth Soukup.
This course transformed the way that I blog.
I realized that I was all over the place and my site did not have focus.
Using her step by step tutorials, I started to see results. My blog traffic went up and my earnings went up.
I am not making anywhere near $100,000 per month but I plan to get there.
In addition to Elite Blog Academy which is a paid course, Ruth also offers some great freebies like the Blog Structure Blueprint. If you are considering blogging as a second career, this can help you organize your blog. It’s free to download so grab your copy.
Blogging as a Second Career For the Technologically Challenged
I know that some people are afraid to start a blog because they think that they don’t have the technical skills.
As a member of Generation X, I know that we didn’t grow up with the technology.
And I’m not gonna lie, there will be a learning curve.
Any Career Takes Effort
But honestly, you have to put in the time and the effort to get results. No matter what you do.
For example, my neighbor recently went back to work. She had a very dusty liberal arts degree that she couldn’t use.
So she took some bookkeeping courses, learned new skills, and now has a job in that new field.
Think of Blogging as a New Field
Just like my neighbor took bookkeeping courses, you will need to take some blogging course to learn how to blog.
There is a lot of free information on the web that you can use. But courses like Elite Blog Academy pull it all together and serve it to you in one neat little package.
Being My Own Boss
I chose blogging as a second career for many reasons including:
- creating a second income
- having control over my own schedule
- the fact that I just might be unemployable because I love my flexible schedule
- being able to express my creativity and write about what I love to do.
Remember this, you are never too old to blog.
Calling Generation X Bloggers
I know that there are quite a few Gen X bloggers out there. I want to hear from you.
Tell me, how old were you when you first started blogging?