Not sure how many people will read this post, but here goes: the first ever blog post on RankXL.
My name is Chris. I make my full-time income online through blogging, and have been doing so for the last 2 years.
I currently run 8 websites which last month (November 2014) brought in $3646.32 in earnings.
I run 8 blogs, but I have 40 in total. The 8 are the only ones I currently maintain.
The others have died off unsuccessfully, were not profitable enough to keep spending time in, or were penalized and lost rankings.
They still bring in some traffic from old posts so I have them up, although the combined income per month is only $100-$200.
Why I created RankXL
I decided to create RankXL as an online log of my activities and to share what I’m doing with others. Hopefully, others can learn from my mistakes, successes, and failures.
I’ve been making money online for exactly 5 years now. Of that, I’ve been generating a full-time income for only 2 years. So why the blog now, all of a sudden?
I have a new goal for 2015: It’s to completely up my game to cross 5-figures ($10,000 minimum) per month.
However, I’ve never reached $10,000 in income with it. The highest monthly earnings to date was $5,262.62. Sure, it’s good money, but I know I can make it better.
The thing about the blogs that I run is that they are so passive. There have been times where I did absolutely zero work for 2 weeks and income remained constant. That’s what I love about it and that’s why I continue to work on them.
So the goal for 2015 is to finally cross that 5-figure a month mark. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I will have earned 6-figures from my blogs.
Sharing My Journey
I’ve spoken to a lot of other people in the industry and they all advised I should record my journey somewhere publicly. They said it would help keep me accountable for my goal. It made sense.
While others might prefer to start one of those “follow my journey” forum threads on Black Hat World or Warrior Forum, I decided to just create my own blog.
Yes, it would take longer to set up and maintain, but I would own it. And, as a webmaster with a portfolio of nearly 100 websites, ownership of content is very important to me.
So, whoever’s reading this, my first ever post, I hope you’ll stick around and follow my journey.