Let's get real here … If you want to journal your life, blogging is a great way to share that with family and friends. And it's an awesome way to communicate from the other side of the planet. I recommend you for writing home, posting pictures, and sharing what's happening in your life on your blog. I read several of those, and love every single one of them! Thanks.
But what about making some serious cash from all that blogging?
Here's the deal … You can make money blogging your passions, but you STILL have to SELL something.
Unless you're hot enough to bring in some serious bucks via donation, you're going to need to put something on that sweet blog of yours for sale. Because that's how you make money. You sell something.
Lifestyle blogging for money is definitely a doable thing, so let's vent into that concept.
John Chow talks about making money on his blog, and that's essentially what his blog is about. He tells people how to make money, and sells products that reveal to his people how they can make money too. He shares details about how he makes money online.
Joel Comm shares his life on the blog, various activities, places where he speaks (for money) and sells his books. He's a prolific writer, and writes for other publications as well as his own blog. He does not really have a niche, but he definitely has a market. He plays in all the playgrounds, but he certainly markets details about how to drive traffic, build a following, and connect with other people.
Ryan Biddulph talks about life on the beaches, posts his eBooks, and shares details of his life house-sitting around the world. But he writes books using pictures from his current locations as the covers. Interesting concept.
Krystine Kercher writes about lifestyle hacks, health tips, and being the mom of a teened daughter. She shares ideas about writing, her views on the world stage, and stories about her own fiction fantasy books. And she sells her creations via Zazzle, and her books on Amazon. She's a creative writer and will write or edit your book if you need her to, plus a variety of other services.
The key point here is that each of these amazing bloggers keep up with an audience based on their own lifestyle interests and passions, while attraction interesting folks who like to see what they're doing. Some are more popular than others. But all of them are lifestyle bloggers who have figured out how to make some cash income from their blogs.