I'v never been the one to wait a long time. ESPECIALLy when it comes to making money. If I do not receive a call back within 24 hours of applying for a job, i move on.
When I started my freelance business, yes, I waited. Sometimes for a week.. It never did me any good. Then I started to work for content mills, and my own blogs. Then I saw the money come in. It was slow, but it was STEADY.
Keep working on your blogs, and keep applying for jobs, you never know when you are going to attract a high paying client, and ask you to do a big project for them!
Hope this helped!