Tomorrow is January 1. This is the day that many people decide to start New Years’ resolutions. Most of these are pretty good ideas that include losing weight, quitting smoking, or some other health or relationship-related resolution.
Losing weight is not the only type of resolution that people should think about, though. Last year, I decided to take the plunge and go for a blog on a paid platform after a couple of years on a free site (I still have a couple of blogs up on free sites). My resolution was to really try and earn some money from the site. Earnmoneyinpajamas.com, the site that you are now reading was the site that I decided to set up.
I was able to post on a weekly basis for the first few months before a move and a new full-time job after three years as a full-time grad student. I was hoping to earn a few bucks a month from my efforts to help my with my monthly bills and living expenses. While this site did not make me rich by any stretch of the imagination, I was able to earn a few hundred bucks with it over the course of the year. One post brought in a large percentage of the traffic and the income, so much of the income was actually the best kind–passive income.
One of my first ever posts discussed how it is important to have goals. The online earning game (or, more like online earning job) requires planning. I set a goal of earning $5,000 through various online efforts during 2013. With just a day left in the year, I’m looking like I’ll be just over $500 short of the goal. While this is a bit disappointing, I can’t say that it’s devastating.
My efforts paid off in around over $80 per week on average. There were some weeks where I earned in the hundreds. There were some where I earned about $20. Regardless, I earned every week, and my total earnings added up to over $4,000 for the year. That’s the equivalent of working about 12 hours per week at the local WalMart at minimum wage with a fraction of the headache. It’s also $4,000 more than I would have made had I not started to look into making money online a few years ago.
My New Years’ Resolution for this year will be to update this blog with more information on earning money online. I hope to learn about more ways to earn money while sitting at home in my pajamas to help myself, as well as my readers. I also hope to raise the goal for online earnings above my previous goal. My hope is to gain a bit more in passive income each year to the point where I can save up some serious money.
Do you have any New Years’ resolutions related to earning money via differing means?