Tom: the following is a guest post by Henry Croft, the founder of a website you’re going to learn a lot about in this post. I’m seriously impressed with what Henry has managed to achieve in one short year – it just goes to show that blogging is far from dead as a means of making money online. Take it away Henry!
On March 17th, 2014 my fitness blog GymTalk celebrated its first birthday.
Over the last year I have managed to grow the website from something which started out life as a bit of a laugh into a profitable online business which can now support me financially – just about!
In its first year GymTalk achieved:
- 420,996 page views
- 2 Fitness Blogging Awards
- £9,300 (~$15,000) turnover
- 10,000+ followers on social media
Quitting my 9-5 job to earn a living online has been a tough journey full of missteps, sleepless nights and anxiety, but I do not regret a single day of it.
Although I still have a long way to go, the whole process has been a labour of love and doing something that I’m passionate about seven days a week has been a revelation.
The following is my story so far.