Welcome to How I Make Money Blogging!

Welcome!  My name is Crystal and I have been blogging at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff since February 20, 2010.  Since then, I have learned about advertising, search engine optimization, affiliate links, and most importantly, how to build a community. 

In fact, that part led me to create Crystal-For-Hire Blogging Services in April 2011.  I now run the advertising for more than 15 other bloggers, staff write at 7 other blogs, and ghost write as well when time permits.

Between blogging and freelancing, I’ve made nearly $20,000 in less than 18 months and my monthly income is just getting better from here!

All of that has led me to starting this site and an eBook to simply let everyone know how I make money blogging and how you can make money online too. 

I will be using this site to chronicle what I learn about making money online as I go and hopefully will keep you entertained along the way as well.  Stay tuned as I quit my day job to blog full time by the end of 2011 and to find out what happens to me after that! 


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14 comments to Welcome to How I Make Money Blogging!

  • Your story is very inspiring and truly awesome Crystal! Will be keenly watching your progress! Wishing you the very best with your new ventures including this blog!

  • Crystal,
    I have enjoyed following you and your progress as well. I have subscribed to this blog because I am looking forward to what you have to teach me.

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    Thank you both for tuning in! I hope this site will help!

  • Hi Crystal, I am interested in learning more about how to become a staff writer for blogs. I don’t have the time, nor the desire to maintain a blog for profit, but I would love earn some side money writing for someone else’s blog! I specifically would love to know how you started writing for other blogs, as well.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Wow! 20K is quite big! I hope I could earn that as well. congrats! :D

  • Congrats on yet another blog.

    I am looking forward to learning from you. You are quite the master.

  • I don’t know how you get it all done Crystal. Did you clone yourself or something? :)

  • @Amanda, I will be sure to cover staff writing.

    @Noypi, you will, I’m sure. :-)

    @Niki, I hope to learn from everybody and just share, but thank you for the support!

    @Mike, no, I really just have given up on a full night’s sleep…

  • Great idea for a blog. I’m looking forward to each post.

  • Incredible amount of effort Crystal! Good luck!

    When you say you “run the advertising” for blogs, what does that mean exactly?



  • That’s a great move – congrats! You’ll be kicking that day job salary’s butt in no time! I’ll get around to starting my blog about blogging blog someday – I have the domain and everything. I just have issues – motivation, time, and really it comes down to priorities. So, hats off to you for pulling it all off! Wish you the best.

  • Congratulations on being able to set up another site. I hope you all are able to keep up this pace until you go full-time.

  • @Kay Lynn, thanks!

    @Financial Samurai, I’ve emailed you. In case anybody else is interested, please see the Crystal For Hire tab above.

    @Darwin’s Money, thanks for the encouragement! My online income is already kicking my day job’s salary’s butt, so I will be going full time at home in 2-3 months!

    @Khaleef, I swear it is just me, but I hope I can keep it going too!

  • Tya

    Hello, I’m looking to create a blog of my own and your story is so motivating! Looking forward to keeping up with your posts and progress, and letting you know how mine is going :-)

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