Let’s be honest.

Trying to make a living from Blogging and self publication is a struggle. Across social media and skimming past various sponsored posts belonging to others is envious; some of us may have found ourselves in a rut questioning ‘why can’t I be successful too?’ For the most part, in my thought processes as least, earning money isn’t the most important aspect: I want people to engage with whichever topic I chose to discuss as it’s helping with my mental health. However, having an income is a hurdle in my life right now and I don’t deserve sympathy, I put myself in this situation when opting to live abroad.

Other than writing I have no special skills or talent to create art in exchange for donations, although would it be to much to ask if you would kindly buy me a coffee or tea over at http://www.paypal.me/EmmaM95 (I’m aware that this link doesn’t work via this post, but it works when put into a search engine). Anyone who donates anything, no matter how small, I will mention you on my blog as well as Twitter as a token of my gratitute.

I feel awful, like I’m begging, but I love to support other writers and creators so maybe I deserve some recognition once in a while, right?

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. glamglogal says:

    I donโ€™t know why itโ€™s giving a hard time but whatever and it posted several times sorry I Musta hit the button

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    1. I’ll check it out ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. glamglogal says:

    If you ever figure out how to do this and get paid let me know if I figure it out Iโ€™ll let you know. Iโ€™ve asked several different people and have gotten nothing but the runaround so I feel ya. I personally prefer to write about something Iโ€™m passionate about, something about myself that is true, about another person a place or a review. Never give up !
    GlamGloGal/ Jo Xena & Snow

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    1. I surely won’t give up! I will remember your words, and hopefully there will come a day when we can help each other โ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. Rose says:

    A lot of bloggers I know use Ko-Fi instead of paypal. Of course if paypal works for you, keep it!! I just wanted to let you know that Ko-Fi is very popular amongst bloggers. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not too sure how it works though. Best of luck, Em!!

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    1. Oh cool! Thanks for the info, hadn’t heard of that one before โ˜บ

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  4. John Aiwone says:

    Brief but great and straight forward. I believe when it comes to helping other bloggers it doesn’t have to be doing a big task for it to be significant. Something as small as liking or sharing their post can go some way.

    P.S. I donated to your paypal account (via DoctorJohn). I hope you’ve had a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. hnm2018 says:

    Totally agree with this!

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  6. Birdy says:

    i would love more than anything to make a living off of blogging and writing….how do you even begin??๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Exactly, and some bloggers take their privileges for granted and act like helping small or new bloggers/writers is beneath them. If I knew someone needed help and had contacts for aiding them to earning a living I would do everything to assist…but some people will be self-centred. Just got to accept that.

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      1. Birdy says:

        aw. yes i feel this so so much. ahhhhh. i donโ€™t even know how some blogs rise like they do. itโ€™s crazy. it seems like luck, and iโ€™m just unlucky? or my words are terrible? ha. see thereโ€™s the spiral.

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