I have been dying all weekend to put out this post because I am so excited about the new blog that I will be starting in January. I managed to work hard on the site and actually had it pretty much ready to go last Thursday. It turned out to be a good thing because the cat was out of the bag on Friday since one of the writers who will be working with me let his readers know. Actually, it was a good thing since I could let the information trickle out and see who might be interested from different sets of readers.
However, since I try to be true to my word and said Monday would be the announcement, I waited til Monday. But before I reveal the URL, I would like to offer a little background. I wrote a post at Cash Flow Mantra wondering aloud if there were part-time bloggers who could make $1000 per month. I figured that it was quite possible for a full-time blogger to do this. After all, writing for 40-50 hours per week should be able to generate about $2 per hour. A free-lancing article or two per day plus work on other sites should add up.
But how possible was it for someone who was working 50 hours per week with 6 kids and getting up at 4:30 every morning to write and comment for 1.5 hours before work to actually make the activity worthwhile financially? I had been following other blogs and commenting in order to develop a following. This was actually quite motivating, knowing that people were reading what I had to say. I started noticing that several of these bloggers had jobs and were actually reporting very good earnings.
I saw a pattern begin to emerge and so was able to learn and adapt techniques. And so I began to make a little bit of money. Finally, in November of 2011, I was able to make just over $1000 through all of my online activities. I was shocked and figured that if I could do it, I could help others do the same. How would that level of added income change the lives of others? It could provide a decent place to stay and even transportation for a young married couple. It could be used to pay off debt. It could be used for college or retirement savings.
Thus was the inspiration for Grand Per Month, my new blog. It is about figuring out what it takes to make an extra $1000 per month which could help change someone's life. Each Monday will be a new idea for making an extra $1000 in a month's time on a part-time basis. Not all of the ideas will involve online activities. Some of them will be offline. The purpose is to help people get their creative juices flowing and think about how they might make some side income in these tough economic times. Thursday's posts will be inspirational and practical in nature. As the blog grows, we might be able to add other days for links around the web or reader stories.
I am excited to begin working on this project so be sure to stop by the site and check it out. We will begin on January 2nd with a post on making $1000 per month as a blogger. It is written by one of those from whom I was able to glean the necessary clues which enabled me to make a Grand Per Month. Won't you join us on this journey in 2012?
I am just a neophyte learning to make money online. I am excited about the opportunities and hope to share what I am learning.
I am also interested in real assets such as gold and real estate. I have a blog on these topics as well. Be sure to stop by and check out both my blogs.