Welcome to the full-time blogger series where I interview bloggers who went from making $0 on their blog to reaching full-time status!
Today’s interview is with Nikayla and Evan from the Budgeting Couple. These two have become great friends of mine after running them into them at Fincon. It’s so exciting to see how their business has transformed in just 1 year.
We’re finding out how they make money on their blog, how many hours they work on their business each week, and more!
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1. What made you want to start your blog?
We got the idea to start a blog because we wanted to start a business.
For about a year, Evan and I continuously bounced business ideas off each other until we finally came up with the idea of teaching people how to budget like us.
We decided that the best way to get our message out would be through the internet which led to our blog.
2. How many hours per week do you work on your blog?
60 hours. 10 hours per day 6 days per week. But it’s not so bad since we work at home.
3. How did you make money when you first started your blog?
We actually didn’t make money when we first started blogging.
After we came up with our business idea back in 10/2016, I (Nikayla) quit my sonography job at the hospital in 11/2016, and Evan had already dropped out of Veterinary school to pursue business.
At that point, we had no income so it became a race to make money from our blog before we ran out of savings.
Side note from Alexis: If you’re wondering how I created my blog while working and going to school full-time, check out this post here.
4. What’s your #1 tip for someone who wants to start a blog and turn it into a profitable business?
Sign up for blogging facebook groups: they are packed with valuable information that is hard to find anywhere else on the internet.
Also, learn the basics of accounting.
5. How long did it take you to reach full-time status?
6. How do you make money from your blog now?
Our major sources of income are affiliate marketing and advertisements.
Side note from Alexis: If you want to grow your presence on Google, I recommend reading how I increased my Google traffic by 552% here.
7. Do you think it’s still possible to start and grow a successful blog in 2019?
Absolutely. The internet is huge and there is room for everyone.
8. What’s your best time management tip for building a business?
If you can help it, don’t work on your blog alone.
Evan and I always work on completely separate aspects of the business which allows us to get a lot accomplished every day.
Side note from Alexis: If you want to boost your productivity and time management skills, I recommend checking out The Ultimate Productivity Bundle. This bundle is packed with over $1500 resources such as courses, ebooks, and printables to design your best life.
9. What’s something you’re most proud of from your business?
We’re just happy to be a resource for people who want to learn how to better manage their money.
10. What are you currently working on in your business?
Our main concern right now is content.
We want high-quality content and a high-quality site.
11. Share where we can learn more from you.
We are most active on Pinterest!
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