Posted on November 17, 2016

Things to consider when you start to make money with your blog

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Things to consider when you start to make money with your blog

There are loads of posts around about how to make money blogging and online that give advice on how to find sponsored posts, how to pitch to brands and how to work with brands.

But what about when you start making money online? There are some things that you may consider doing to make your life a bit easier or up your game. Here are a few ideas.

Things to consider when you start to make money with your blog

PO box. 

Having a PO Box is not only a way to look a bit more professional than giving your house address to brands, but it’s also safer. How many times do we as bloggers give our address out to people without even questioning who they are?

It also means you can put your PO Box address on your PR/contact page which might save time with e-mails if you often accept samples for consideration for review.

Accountant. 

Keeping track of income, outgoings and completing an assessment tax form can be a bit overwhelming for those of us that aren’t experienced in accounting. To take the pressure off and avoid filling it out wrong, paying an accountant could be worth both your time and money.

Website Designer.

Most of us are bloggers first and foremost. Then we dabbling in things like photography and web design and wing our way through it.

Having a web designer can not only ensure your website is looking exactly how you want it to without you having to spend hours of your time learning how to code, but it also means you have someone on hand to help you should something go wrong.

Virtual Assistant. 

Whether it’s replying to e-mails or scheduling Tweets – we all have those tasks that we wish we could delegate. Although it can be scary to let go of something like this and give control and trust to someone else, it might be worse employing someone that can manage your social media accounts, proofread your work or go through your e-mails to get rid of all the irrelevant press releases.

Virtual Office.

A step up from a PO Box could be a virtual office, like BE Offices, that can give your brand a professional looking London address while you still work from home, as well as a receptionist to answer phone calls and the option to rent out meeting rooms and day offices.

Shared working space. 

Co-working spaces are perfect for people who work alone and don’t have an office but want to get out of the house.

We all dream of being able to work from our home, sofa or even bed, but I’m sure there are times when you’ll be fed up with not actually having to get dressed and go somewhere. I can be a real productivity killer at times.

A shared working space is a working environment where you can pay to use so you can work without distraction in a more traditional working space.

A schedule. 

If you’re making the transition into purely living off the money you make online rather than having a traditional job, you may want to consider having a schedule so you don’t fall into a trap of working too much. After a time when you start working, then a time when you switch off the computer.

Planned time off. 

As above, make sure you plan to have time off. Whether you’re going away for a week or just want a day where you can slob in front of the sofa. Looking after yourself is key when you’re your own boss, after all, you’ll be worse off if you end up making yourself ill and physically unable to work!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Sarah November 17, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Can we have a shared work space?? Imagine us lot in an office somewhere blogging away…then again thinking about it, I doubt we would get much blogging done! Haha! Love the idea though! Ooo maybe we should have a bloggers retreat, I think aslong as we write at least 1 post that weekened we can justify drunken good times!

    Sarah 🙂
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  • Reply Anna International November 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    This is such a great post! I hadn’t even considered a PO Box, it’s a great idea. Though considering my last PR sample was a 4m long pack of skirting board, I’m not totally sure it would work for me! 🙂 x
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  • Reply Anca November 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I like the idea of the PO Box, now I’m giving my home address and it’s not the best option. A virtual office is something I’ve considered for a while now. I should look more into it.
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  • Reply Petra / Be Healthy Now November 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Some great tips here, thanks! I’ve never considered a PO box but it seems like a good idea to have it. I am definitely going to get it sorted once my blog grows bigger.

  • Reply Ela November 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Agree with the PO box, we just give the addresses to some strangers without questioning much. It is more suitable to full time bloggers who gets pr samples all the time. Virtual office? I haven’t heard that before! x
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  • Reply Amy November 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    It would be so fun having a shared work space! I would love an accountant because it takes me ages to work stuff out but haven’t actually looked into it and don’t think I earn enough to justify it yet haha
    Amy xx
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  • Reply Aimee November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve been thinking about a PO Box for a while, thanks for reminding me to look into this further! It’s definitely a worry, giving out your home address to anyone who asks (although I do usually search their email address or company name to ensure they’re genuine, and not some axe-wielding psychopath wanting to come visit me and chop my head off. You just never know!) Great tips 🙂
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  • Reply Shireen L. Platt November 19, 2016 at 12:04 am

    I wish I’m a big enough blogger to even think of all these but alas, I’m just a tiny weeny little blogger. LOL! That said, I have been thinking of a PO Box, I think it would be wise moving forward as I have never felt comfortable with using my house address.
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