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We speak with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner in BTL 059. Michelle is the founder of Making Sense Of Cents, one of the top personal finance blogs. Michelle will share with you how her blog is on pace to generate over $1,000,000 in revenue this year!
Michelle started Making Sense Of Cents in the summer of 2011.
She wanted to teach people how they can save money and the blog was started primarily as a hobby.
Within six months of starting the blog, she made her first dollar. However, she never set out to make a full-time income from her blog.
She left her corporate job in 2013, two years after the starting the blog to work on the blog full-time.
The blog was started as a side hustle. Michelle had built up an emergency fund before leaving her job.
Michelle has been able to monetize her blog through sponsored posts, courses, and the bulk of her income comes from affiliate marketing.
She travels full-time so having passive income coming in all the time gives her the freedom she desires.
In order for Michelle to grow her viewership for her blog, she used word of mouth, networking, guest posts, Pinterest, and Facebook.
Being young, she was able to pay off her entire college debt by finding something in her spare time that would allow her to make extra income.
Michelle says that debt isn’t normal. And that you shouldn’t be someone who is always trying to catch up on what other people are buying and rather focus on your own life.
Above all, Michelle just went for it.
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