From Blogging To Bossing – An Online Workshop

From Blogging To Bossing – An Online Workshop

Hello! In today’s blog I’m going to be discussing my new workshop, From Blogging To Bossing! I’m very excited as it’s my first online workshop and what better way to talk about it than right here on my blog.

Why Did I Create The Workshop?

As you probably know, I’ve been blogging for around five years now. When I first started blogging, I wrote about books, travel and anything in between. I started off blogging for fun because I enjoyed writing and engaging with others. I loved seeing what you guys were up to and receiving recommendations from you.

Around a year or two in I realised I could monetize my blog and make money doing what I loved – writing! I was so excited; I started researching and reading how other bloggers were generating money from their blog, but it was always so vague. Whenever I asked someone how they made money from blogging, they would just say “ads.”

Ads are great for monetizing your blog if you have thousands of views a month, but for someone like me who just enjoyed writing and creating, I wasn’t interested in thousands of views, and I believe I made a total of 91p on Blogger before I switched over to WordPress. Views and followers are not the be all and end all. You can still make money from blogging and social media without going viral. I’ve made over £500 by creating digital products. You don’t have to have hundreds of views a day to make that money.

I created From Blogging To Bossing because I want to answer every bloggers question: how do I make money from my blog? 

What Is The Workshop About?

The workshop is going to focus on income streams and how you can create new ones that line up with your brand and skills. I’m going to be talking in depth about my income streams, how I make money online and how much I make.

From Blogging to Bossing

I will also be talking about a number of different ways you can monetize your blog and create services and products that line up with your ethics and skills.

There is also going to be a Q&A at the end of the workshop to ask anything about income streams, about my business and more.

Event Details

Learn how to turn your passion into a business and make money from blogging. In this workshop you will learn how to turn your blog into a business through ads, affiliate marketing, creating products and providing services. Learn about other income streams and work out which one is best for you.

We will discuss other services you can provide on your website and how I made 6 different income streams. You will also be able to ask me questions as we go along and I’ll answer them at the end of the webinar.

This event will be held on Facebook so you must join the group to gain access.

Date: Monday 7th September 6pm BST.

Where: Online Workshop – Facebook

Price: £11.36

Link: From Blogging To Bossing – EventBrite

I’m so excited to see you all there and to teach you about new income streams for your business and blog! As always, thank you for the support.

Tips For Working From Home

Tips For Working From Home

Whether you’re new to remote working or you’ve been working from home for a while, you may find these tips useful for when you have little motivation or feel overwhelmed.

Take Breaks

When it comes to working from home, one of my biggest tips for you is to take breaks. I sometimes find that I will get up and work for hours at a time without taking a bathroom break or even grabbing a glass of water. I used to do this when I worked 9-5 as well. However, it’s not healthy. Take regular breaks. Don’t do what I have done and work from 8am-2pm without a single break.

I know you want to get that work done and it may be important, but so is your health. Go out for a walk on your lunch break, watch an episode of Riverdale on Netflix. Anything to take a short break and then you can continue with your work. Remember to drink!

Tips for Working From Home

Work When It Suits You

Just because you used to work 9-5 doesn’t mean you have to do the same from home. Some people are more motivated in the morning, some have more energy in the evenings or at night.

Some freelancers will tell you it’s not healthy to work at night but if that’s when it suits you and you feel ready to work at that time, go for it! Everyone has different preferences. Anyway, you’re freelance, you can work whenever you want!

Just remember to set aside time for friends, family or to do your own thing. It could be during the week, weekends or any time that suits around your schedule.

Set Boundaries

Some clients can be very demanding and they can ring you up at 9pm on a Wednesday and ask you to do something. Make sure you set boundaries from the beginning of your contract.

The likelihood is you don’t need to do that task right away, it can wait until the next day. However, when I’m asked to do something immediately, I can’t stop thinking about it until it’s done.

Setting boundaries can be difficult if you work from home because clients can contact you any time. I have a few tips on how to set boundaries with clients when it comes to working from home:

  • Get a work phone that you can turn off (this can be used as one of your expenses)
  • Uninstall Gmail, Zoom, Skype etc from your phone when you’re not working
  • Send a polite email stating your working hours if asked to do something “out of hours”
  • Have an out of office email for the days/hours you don’t work

Eat Healthy

This is one I still struggle with myself. But another tip I have if you’re working from home is to cook meals and make packed lunches as you would if you were commuting to work. You need to make sure you eat properly and don’t go without. BBC Good Food has a few easy recipes you can use!

Tips for Working From Home

Have A To Do List

I find that having a to do list of all the tasks I have to complete that day super helpful. I have a long term to do list of things I need to continue doing every week/month and a to do list for the day ahead. This could just be in your notes on your phone but it may be helpful to write it down on paper!

Don’t Cut Yourself Off

It can be so easy to stay in the house and get completely isolated when working from home, so make sure you take regular walks, even if it’s just twenty minutes. Schedule in dates to see friends, go out for dinner, spend time with family. I find that if I have no travel plans or plans to meet up with people, I can fall into a pit of depression and so I need to make sure I do something once a week to get out of my head – and the house.

Take Up A Hobby

Taking up a hobby, whether it’s drawing, writing, knitting or dancing is good for you, whether you work from home or not. However, I find that because I work from home during the day there’s a lot of classes and groups on. You could go to your local library for a reading group, start pole fitness, learn street dancing or take up an activity at home.

Tips for Working From Home

Exercise

By exercise, I don’t mean having to go to the gym and working out on a treadmill for an hour. You could do some yoga at home or go for a run or just a long walk. Staying at home all the time can be negative not only for your mental but also your physical health so you need to make sure you’re regularly moving about.

And don’t forget to have fun! Working from home can have its downsides but I wouldn’t change what I do for the world.

The Pros and Cons of Being Freelance

The Pros and Cons of Being Freelance

In some ways, freelance can give you a sense of freedom that you don’t get with being on a contract. However there are some downfalls…

Pros

  • You can manage your time better when you aren’t being nagged to do something by a colleague sitting right next to you. You can take your time and work on your own terms and hours.
  • You can sit in your pajamas all day if you really want to!
  • You can eat whenever you want without Susan sitting in the corner judging you for snaffling three twix bars in a row…
  • You can have as many clients/gigs as you can manage.
  • You’re effectively your own boss.
  • You avoid the commute in and out of work meaning you have that precious time to yourself.
  • You don’t have to work with people you dislike and who just watch you out of the corner of their eye.
  • You don’t have to worry if you’re a bit sick to go into work, you can probably work from home! (Unless you have the flu…)
  • You can take as much holiday when you want.
  • You can work however much you want with no cap.

Cons

  • It can get lonely being at home all the time.
  • You aren’t guaranteed to be kept on with some clients.
  • You have an uneven amount of money from working odd hours.
  • You don’t get paid sick pay.
  • You don’t get paid holiday or bereavement pay.
  • You have to work out all aspects of your business, including the dreaded tax.
  • Having multiple clients wanting things done at the same time.

Do you think the pros outweigh the cons? Would you consider going freelance or staying employed on a permanent contract? Let me know in the comments! Vee x