We all have dreams, and a lot of us are not good at patience. That's me! Lately I've been wanting to do so much with my blog. I want to start making money through it. I want to get paid to write about products/events I love. I want to make my blog a big thing because people can get book deals that way. The list goes on.
Making money through your blog as an adult is hard. Making money through your blog as a kid has to be even harder. There's taxes and legal work I know nothing about, I still need to figure out ways to make this blog profitable which can be done through e-courses (that are lots of money), and then there's that big what if people would even take me seriously. Nobody's ever said this to me, but I know sometimes people think kids change their minds about hobbies.
And they do. I do. But this is not one of them. I've loved to write since I was eight years old. I've had a blog for over a year, and despite not getting a whole lot of success, I've kept at it. I'm always thinking about writing during basketball, school, running, and just about my whole life. I'm always dreaming up new ideas for books and new ideas to better my blog.
I am 100% serious about this blog. Maybe some think a kid can't be, but you just got proved wrong then because I am. It's easy for kids to get bored of something and give up when they're not getting instant success, but not me. I could have done that a lot of times with this blog, but I haven't because I know God has a plan. I'm not giving up.
To me, your passions are something you can't stop thinking and dreaming about. It's that activity you return to again and again, and writing is that activity for me.
I have three big dreams that I am actively pursuing every day of my life.
1) To publish a book - I edit my current one a little each day, and I type five hundred words of this new one each day.
2) To grow this blog hugely - I want to get a lot of readers. Who doesn't? The main reason for that goes with dream three, but it's also because I want a community, and I want to make money via blogging. I do, and it's not wrong to want that. Blogging is a job for a lot of people. Some people earn 10,000+ dollars a month doing so. It also opens up so many doors - it's a great thing to add to a resume, and you want to know what else makes me ecstatic about it? You can get opportunities such as
- participating in special events
- going to events FOR FREE to promote them
- interviews and publicity
- a book deal and more.
I want a book deal. I want to get my writing out there because my third dream is to be a light for God. I know I can do that with His help. Part of why I want to make money is because it will help me save for things coming up like a car and ways to improve my blog.
It's a huge dream I have, and I love to pursue my dreams. I hate the feeling of not working at my dreams. Making money blogging is something I really want to do, but let me be honest: I have no clue how.
I get that you need to email brands and what not, but in terms of actually doing that? So that's why there are e-courses. There is a class I want really bad, but since I am a kid, it's a lot of money for me. I know it'd be oh so worth it, but I don't really have the money to buy it.
(Some might also argue I don't have time, but that's not true - I make time. I schedule my blog posts on the weekend. I plan ahead. I know how to work around time.)
Making money blogging is gonna be a hard dream for me to reach right now. Some might say I should just wait until I'm older, but that's not going to happen. I may not have until I'm older, and think of the things God could do RIGHT NOW.
But that is where I have to trust Him. I want to make money blogging. I want to grow my blog. I want a book deal. And I want it all right now. That's where patience comes in. I'm not good at that, especially when it comes to my dreams. I think I need to be working at it right now, but sometimes we just have to let God work. And sometimes that takes a long time.
"God is never in a hurry, but God is never late."
I am going to keep doing research on making money blogging. I am going to save for some resources that I know could really help me, but until then, this is what I have. I have the ability to write, this blog as it is now, my family, God is still always with me, and I have life as it is right now. I'm going to make the most of that, and I know God will help me in my dreams. He has good plans for me, He has good plans for you. Appreciate what He has you doing right now, and pursue your relationship with Him. In the end, that's truly all that matters.