As I note in this video, this post/video would be more appropriately titled “How I Became Self-Employed” since blogging is not my sole source of income; however, people don’t ask me how I became self employed, they ask how I became a full-time blogger–so I’m here to answer the question that was asked! (Also because blogging was the foundation for everything else.)
I’ve shared chunks of my story before here on my blog, but I wanted to share the entire story here. I’ve received several emails and messages over the past few months asking to share more about this journey, and I am more than happy to share! It has been a winding path, but God has been ever-faithful.
You can watch How I Became a Full-Time Blogger below or on YouTube here.
One note: When I say “I get nine paychecks each month,” I do not mean that I get nine huge payments!!! (I wish, hah!) I mean that there are nine cumulative streams of income, and I typically receive payments from each one, and the total is what I consider my income. Taxes are a nightmare! 😉
Technical note: I have no idea why the camera appears to be shaking at times–I’m looking into it. Sorry if that’s annoying. Very weird!
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Erin Reynolds says
Thank you for sharing this! You’re an incredible writer/vlogger, encourager to many, and mentor, and the best part about it all…you love Jesus, and point others to Him through each platform! Thankful to know you, Blair Lamb! xoxo
amanda bixler says
Thanks for sharing Blair! Super helpful and encouraging to hear the progress of your growth. I’d love to hear how you manage your time between blogging/writing/videos, the Etsy shop, and mentor program plus all of the normal life things like cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. It’s something I’m very much struggling with right now!
Stephanie Hill says
This is a great post. It’s such a lonely road to be an entrepreneur and 30xs so if you are female. Men are expected to lead and take risks– and comments from other have made me feel like it’s not acceptable for women to do anything except play it safe for the sake of their family.
I am a proud millennial who is taking risks, with my partner, so that we can have a better and more flexible lifestyle when we choose to start a family.
Thank you for talking about all of these points. The financial security is why so many of my friends need side hustles, yet side hustlers rarely ever talk about finances!
it is always appreciated for you to shed any light on the real ness of working as a woman for yourself. (both highs and lows!) Yay, happy Friday, finished my “real” one, now onto the fun one.
Lisa Ellen Blogs says
Great article Blair! I am just wondering what you think. I have been reading a lot about social media and blogging. A lot of people make a separate account for their blog… Do you think this is necessary?