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How To Make More Money For Your Family With A Blog

How to make more money for your family with a blog

Look, I know trying to bring in extra money for your family is no small feat. When we went from a two-income household down to a one-income household, the transition really put a strange on our finances and our marriage.

We had to make the incredibly difficult decision to sell our dream home and leave the expensive area we loved. It wasn't easy, but it became a necessity since we decided to have my wife stay at home with our son.

Since making the commitment, we began to thrive. However, it was slow process. We had to pay off $30,000 in credit card debt ... then another $10,000 after that. We kept thinking we could live our old lifestyle of eating out and buying whatever we wanted, but that wasn't sustainable.

We had to downsize our lifestyle just like we downsized our income.Read more

How I Made Over $10,000 In 2 Months Blogging

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Do you bloggers actually make money?

In one answer: yes.

You know, it makes me laugh when people scoff at online content creators. They really think people can't make a full time living. They think they lie to their readers about their income figures -- or they come from shady sources.

I've actually had someone say to me that people who make $100,000+ per month with blogs or podcasts are really selling drugs. WTF?!?

Now, I won't say I didn't have my doubts. While I believed 5 or 6 figures were possible, I wasn't exactly sure how to get there.

Allow me to give you a quick walk-through of how I did it -- and why I did it.

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How Alex & Lauren Make $75,000 A Month Blogging

  • January 19, 2018

Before you check out the post below, consider signing up for the Elite Blog Academy wait list. If you're serious about this blogging thing, it's time to get educated and take your blog to the next level. Remember, it's about the process of stretching and growing yourself.

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Do you want your own business or side hustle? Do you want to bring in extra money for the family?

I had a the opportunity to interview Alex from Avocadu and Create and Go. He walked me through his and his girlfriend, Lauren's, processes for making a full-time income blogging. Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Making Extra Money That Will Make You Feel Empowered

  • January 17, 2018

Making extra money is something we all desire to do, isn't it? Just a quick Google search here for "make extra money" leaves with 346 million results. That's a lot to sift through!

Well, have no fear. I'm about to make your search to make more money a lot less daunting.

Below, I've compiled the ultimate list of money making resources that we put together in our first year here at Run The Money. Read each post and resource. Understand what you need to do.

Got questions? Please ask. Hit me up through email at Let's get you earning some more dough for the family!Read more

200 Ways To Have A No Spend Weekend That Will Make You Forget About Money

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Have you ever tried a no spend weekend with yourself or the family?

I don't know about you, but I feel like we need this from time to time.  We spend so much on ourselves -- and our children in particular -- that we all should take a break from spending.

So, here are a few ways to have fun, but make it a no spend weekend!  This can help all of us stick to the budget -- especially if it's toward the end of the month and we're about to be in the red!

Enjoy this post, bookmark it, refer to it often, and let us know what you do for your no spend weekend.Read more

This Is How You Can Make Money on Pinterest

Do you ever wonder how people make money on Pinterest?

Well, wonder no more.  We have a list of solid resources that'll help you figure out the ins and outs of how to make money on Pinterest.  And it doesn't matter whether you have a blog or not!

Check out these ways to make money on Pinterest below and let us know how they work out for you.  Also, if you have any ways we haven't listed, let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the list!

5 Tips That Will Make You A Pinterest Master

Use This One Tool for Massive Pinterest Growth

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Found from Louise Myers

In this article, Louise will help you get set up with Tailwind and begin automating your Pinterest traffic.  This is how you can begin to drive more traffic to both your Pinterest profile and blog.Read more

60 Of The Best Ways to Help You Make Extra Money

  • January 1, 2018

60 Of The Best Ways to Help You Make Extra Money
All of us are trying to make extra money for ourselves and/or families.

Things are tough out there and anyway we can bring in a side income to pay for things like holidays, vacations, maintenance costs for our homes or vehicles, you know we're going to do it.

That's why I put together this resource.  If you don't find something -- just one thing -- you can to make more money, save money, and provide even just a little better life for your family, then you're not looking hard enough!  Just kidding (kind of).  Or you're selling yourself short.

You will find something here that suits your lifestyle and the amount of money you need.  Who knows?  It could be something that allows you to ditch the day job and work for yourself (if you want to do that).

Let's dive in ...Read more

How Becoming A One-Income Household Can Make You Better With Money

How Becoming A One Income Household Will Make You Better With Money

Hey, Run The Money fans! I have a special treat for you today! We've been featured on the Forbes website. Yes, you read that correctly.

I discuss my family's financial decisions and lifestyle adjustments that lead to my wife's leaving her business to become a full-time stay-at-home mother to our son. This took our family from two incomes down to one income.

It was quite a roller coaster of emotions for us leading up to the final outcome. You may have read bits and pieces of our story on here and elsewhere, but this article really brings it together with some actionable tips and advice.


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3 Home Warranty Tips That Will Make You More Informed

  • October 25, 2017

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Hey Run The Money fans, this post is sponsored by Alon over at Review Home Warranties.  I'm sure you will find it informational and valuable for your next home purchase.


Buying a home is likely the largest purchase any of us will ever make. When my wife and I were in the real estate game, we did our best to educate our buyers of all the benefits involved in the transaction.  One of those benefits is when the seller includes a home warranty to help cover repair and maintenance costs.

That’s what I want to talk to you about today. Below you will find the basics involved in what home warranties can do for you as a homeowner.  Also, you will understand why even if the seller of your next home doesn’t include one, it might be in your best interest to purchase one for yourself anyway.Read more

5 Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes For This Week

  • August 28, 2017

Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Looking for deliciously easy slow cooker chicken recipes to make for your family this week? Look no further!

My wife Anna loves the slow cooker. She swears by it. I'm not a cook myself, so I rely on her to make delicious meals (and she does).

What she enjoys most (as does her mother) is the ability to put all the ingredients in -- and be able to leave the house! If you have children, you know that it's difficult to put together any meal ... let alone a delicious family gourmet meal.

Seriously, who has time for that? Luckily, we put together this list of our top 5 deliciously easy slow cooker chicken recipes. We think you will really enjoy them.Read more