I feel incredibly blessed to have had the chance to interview this amazing lady.
For anyone looking for a way out of living at your job and finding a more enjoyable life, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner is someone to admire. She will teach you how to make money blogging using the same strategies she does. She is currently blogging full time and traveling around the country!
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I recently started blogging and was having a hard time believing that people could really make money blogging. I figured that there were a select few who have gotten lucky, but for most average bloggers, it just wasn’t possible. Until I read about Michelle’s course, making sense of affiliate marketing. I did a little research about Michelle and found out just how successful her blog is. Last year alone, she made nearly $1 million from her blog and the bulk of that came from affiliate marketing. I figured if I could make even a small fraction of that, I’d be extremely pleased.
I knew if I was going to try to make any money, I wanted to learn from the expert. So I enrolled in Michelle’s class, making sense of affiliate marketing. And I am so glad I did! My page views have increased 7x what they were and I now have successful affiliate posts! And I only completed the course 2 weeks ago!
The most beneficial aspect of the course is access to her private Facebook group full of unbelievably helpful people and her personal investment in your success. She has personally answered every question I’ve had. Her expertise is truly invaluable. This comes free with the course!
I knew I wanted to write an article about my experience because I would love to see others find success with their blogs and be inspired to find financial freedom from the 9-5. So I asked Michelle if I could do an interview so you could get a peek inside her life and she agreed!
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So here it is!
How did you get started with blogging?
My start into blogging is an interesting one. I never thought I would grow up and become a full-time blogger – not even one bit!
In August of 2011, almost 6 years ago, I started Making Sense of Cents with the aim of helping others how to save money after reading a magazine that featured a personal finance website in one of their articles. Due to that website, I became extremely interested in personal finance blogs, and my interest in blogging just grew from there. It was all just a hobby. I was hoping to help others with their financial situation while also learning about my own.
I did not create my blog with the intention of making money blogging. It was all just a hobby like I said. However, I realized that I enjoyed blogging (and I still do!), and eventually left my financial analyst job so that I could blog full time.
This is the best decision I’ve ever made!
Why do you blog?
My reasoning for blogging is a little different from when I first started, but it’s still very similar too. On Making Sense of Cents, I talk a lot about different ways to make extra income, money saving tips, living your dream life, RVing (me and my husband RV full-time), and more. I enjoy helping others improve their financial situation and I enjoying blogging – so I blog!
What one piece of advice would you give to new bloggers/entrepreneurs?
My one piece of advice that I would give a new blogger or entrepreneur is that I recommend networking as much as you can. One big blogging mistake that I’ve noticed many other bloggers make is not making the effort to network. Networking is so important as a blogger. You should see others in the blogging world as your colleagues and friends, not your enemies or competition. You can learn a lot from others in your industry.
What’s your goal for 2017?
I have a few goals for 2017. I would like to earn more than $1,000,000, I would like to get 3 months ahead in content, and create a new product to sell.
How do you make money as a blogger? Is it really possible to make a good income?
I make money as a blogging in three main ways: 1) affiliate marketing; 2) sponsorships and partnerships with other companies; and 3) display advertising. And yes, it’s definitely possible to make a good income blogging. But, it’s not always easy. Blogging is a real business and requires hard work, long hours, and lots of learning.
Why did you develop your affiliate course? How can others benefit from your course as a new/small blogger?
I decided to develop Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing because I was constantly asked about affiliate marketing. What seemed normal and easy to me, isn’t easy for others, so I knew I had to create this course so that I could get my knowledge out. Affiliate marketing is great, and I want others to benefit from it as well!
What has been your biggest accomplishment with your blog so far?
I would say that my biggest accomplishment is helping a lot of people improve their financial situation. I love receiving emails from readers where they tell me how my blog has helped them pay off their debt, start their dream business, save for retirement, and so on. It’s such a great feeling!
What’s your favorite place you have visited while you have been traveling?
We have so many favorite places that we have loved visiting so far on our full-time travels! We love being in the mountains in Colorado, along the west coast, in the deserts in Utah and Arizona, and near the beach. Our favorite place is anywhere that’s near a national park.
Where do you call home?
Our RV 🙂
What are three things you couldn’t live without?
My husband and our two dogs!
What one word would your husband use to describe you?
Ready to get started and turn your blog into something more than just a hobby? Why not learn from the leading expert? Join this class now! If you aren’t 100% convinced, click on the link and take a look at all the extras and bonuses that come with the course. This will be the best investment you can make for your blog.
Michelle was also recently featured in Forbes magazine! You can check out the article here. She is an expert in affiliate marketing and is living proof you can make money blogging. I hope you choose to join the class and see what great things happen for your blog!
What great information now. I am very interested in affiliate marketing.
Best class I’ve taken by far!
Wow! I might need to check out her course now. Great interview.
Let me know if you take the course! It’s fantastic and I would love to answer any of your questions!
Heard about this woman and her site here and there. I think this interview has finally crossed me over into trying it! Thanks!
I really hope you try it! It has been amazing for me!
This is awesome! I just signed up for her course a few days ago, so this was exciting to read. It’s always fun to hear the backstory.
I’m so glad you are taking the class!
This is seriously inspiring!!!!
Yes! I know. The class is amazing too!
This was such an amazing interview! I need to start learning more affilate marketing. I would love to take a course on it! ?
Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
Yes! She’s inspirational to me as well! Give her class a try if you can. You won’t be disappointed!
Love the interview. This looks like a really great course.
It is an amazing course! Let me know if you give it a try!
I just signed up for the course the other day, so this post came at the perfect time- totally relevant reading for me right now. Thanks so much!
Yay! I hope you love it!
I had no idea of affiliate marketing. How inspirational. Dreamy to RV & make a living! Might have to start that hiking Colorado blog!
Yes! You should!
Inspirational! I’m just getting into affiliate marketing. I’m definitely going to check out this course.
You won’t be disappointed. If you are just starting, I would take this class first as she gives step by step directions on how to make yourself successful! Let me know!
Wow this was a great post! Looks like a great course
Thank you! Yes, it was a great course!
This is really great information. I haven’t started with affiliate marketing, but I’m starting to look into it. Thank you for this!
Love your photos, so beautiful! The was also a really good post and great course.
Wow that’s crazy!
I know! Impressive right?
I’ve taken this class and highly recommend it to anyone looking for instruction on affiliate marketing!
I’m so glad you took it too! It is fantastic!
great information about this class. I need to check this out
Yes! It is a great class and she is so supportive even after you’re done!
Thank you for sharing ?
Thank you Charlene! I hope it is something that will benefit you!
So exciting to hear her course worked for you!
Thank you Bree! Yes it was a great class!
Definitely going to check this class out. I have much to learn about affiliate sponsors. Thank you so much for writing this!
There is a lot to learn and it can feel overwhelming. I loved how she broke everything down in this course into manageable chunks. It made it easy to understand and implement. I’m glad this post was helpful!
I love this post! Can affilates make money in any niche? Mine is very specific and im having a hard time figuring out how to use affilates with my content.
Absolutely! There are amazing Affiliates for pretty much every niche. In the course there is an entire section with lists of possible Affiliates, separated by niche which is very helpful when you are starting out. What is your niche? The best part of this course in my opinion is her step by step guidance in how to use affiliate link she in a way that will compliment your posts and be enticing, not salsy, to your readers. Let me know if you take the course or if I can help you in any way!
I loved reading this article. I had visited her blog months ago, which made me realize my potential as a blogger and how much more work I would need to put into it. I forgot about her until reading this 🙂 Thank you!
I am so glad you found this post! Her class was amazing and I hope you are blessed from it like I have been! Let me know if you take the course and how I can help?