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How To Make Money Blogging: An Interview With Janine Huldie

Updated on March 10, 2014

When in Doubt, Learn from Those Who Have Made It

How many blogs are there in the online world? Easily tens of millions for sure. Anyone can start a blog. With sites like WordPress, any novice can have a blog up and running in a matter of a couple hours. However, not everyone can make money from blogging, and that is the subject we are going to explore today.

This writer has several blogs, but this writer makes no money from those blogs. That is why I turned to an expert, someone who has turned to blogging full-time and now makes a good supplementary income doing so. Her name is Janine Huldie and it has been my pleasure to know Janine for a couple years now. I have watched as she started her venture, and I have watched as that venture began to earn her an income.

What follows is an interview I recently conducted with Janine. Hopefully her insights will answer some questions you may have had about the blogging scene, and maybe serve as an incentive for you to give it a try.

There is money to be made from home
There is money to be made from home | Source

The Interview

1) I know you began by writing on the writers site HubPages. What made you decide to make the switch to blogging for income?

I actually found HubPages on a lark believe it or not. I had lost my position as a teacher back during my second pregnancy. I had never thought I wouldn’t go back to teaching, but once I was no longer pregnant and able to think about finding another teaching job, there were truly no full time positions available. My only real option was to leave my home 8 hours a day to substitute teach, which would pretty much pay for daycare for my two kids. I did indeed pay for daycare when I only had the one and had a full-time teacher pay coming in, but this didn’t seem right to me leaving my kids in the care of someone else and my only source of income would pay for daycare and daycare only. So, I took to looking online and having job alerts sent to me by Monster Jobs. For about 2-3 weeks, I kept getting these alerts and saw an ad for making money writing on a site, called HubPages. At first, I didn’t think much of it, but one day in late May of 2012, I clicked on the HubPages link in the Monster Job e-mail and ended up signing up.

At this point, I really didn’t know much about making money online or even much about HubPages. Like I said it was a complete lark. I always loved to write and excelled at it when I was in school years back myself, but other than papers and teacher lesson plans, I hadn’t written creatively in years. But I did begin to write on HubPages about my love of jewelry and charm collecting that I had gotten into over the last year after my husband bought me a charm bracelet for our last wedding anniversary. I had fun sharing my passion for this, but slowly, I not only began to branch out in my writing topics, but also got to know quite a few wonderful writers (many of whom I still keep in touch with and consider friends, especially Bill). One specific day, I remember trying to write an article on HubPages and having my not quite two year old, throw the most massive of tantrums.

I mean she would just not stop and will never forgot how I finally broke her down and this happened a few more times, before I thought I should write about this and share my experience on her tantrums and how I handled it on HubPages.

I did just that and loved how wonderful it felt to share a more personal side of myself and it was also well received that I began to realize I wanted to write more about my personal life and self, but didn’t know if I could do that on HubPages. It was then that I started to think about blogging and having seen a few others jump to this arena, I thought I could give it a try.

As for the money aspect of it, at first I was truly clueless and for the first few months, I just wrote my heart out and bared my soul, as well as my family’s.

Then little by little, I kept hearing you could indeed make money doing this. I was putting in long hours writing, sharing and commenting. That, I began to think it might be nice to still do blogging, but since I am treating as a job, monetary compensation would be an added bonus.

I know this sounds slightly wordy, but this is truly how I made the jump from teaching to unemployed to HubPages to blogging, then finally blogging for money.

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And It Continues

2) Once the decision was made to generate income from blogging, what did you do? Take us through the initial phase as you set up your blog. How did you choose which site to work on?

When I first started to blog, I chose Blogger, because it was an extension of Google and many said it was an easy forum to write and set your layout with.

But very quickly, I saw some Wordpress blogs and just loved the look and feel much more so. So, I transferred over to wordpress.com (the free version) about a month in.

But I started to realize that although the look and feel was more professional, on Blogger you could make money with Adsense and other advertising. You didn’t own your content, but you still could make money. However, I didn’t want to go back to Blogger. Then, I started hearing about self-hosting in the form of wordpress.org (paying for hosting and utilizing Wordpress software).

I got all the information on all three and made the decision about 2 months into blogging to go with self-hosting on wordpress.org, because I wanted the option to monetize even if I didn’t do it immediately. I liked knowing I could also own my own content and not have to answer to anyone as to what I wrote or shared on my own site. Let’s face it Big Brother is always watching, but in this case not as much as if you were on the free sites, where they can censor you at any time.

3) How does blogging for money work? I know you work with advertisers; tell us how that works with regards to you making money from the advertising.

Making money was, of course, the next logical step for me. When I first started, I set up a section on my blog for advertisers, which were mostly other Bloggers that I had connected with in the beginning. Then, one day about five months in, I got my first sponsored post, where I wrote in my own voice, sharing the company’s product from being able to test drive the product. And little by little, I did more product/company reviews, where I got to review products, sometimes getting paid for these products and even got companies wanting me to share certain links for them writing my own articles including these links and getting paid.

I will say this, I do a lot of writing now on my site that I do indeed get compensated for, but always have final say as to what content I do share and publish. As for company/product shares, I try my best to share it not only in my own voice, but always give a real true-life story to lead into these posts, but also disclose when they are indeed sponsored.

4) I know there are writers out there who are interested but they dont understand any of the particulars. What kind of initial cost was there for you?

As with all companies/or income made, you also have to figure in expenses. My initial expenses included paying for the hosting company fees. When you self-host a blog, you essentially are hosting your own site, but you purchase a domain name (mine is http://janinehuldie.com), which usually costs about $10-12 a year, but then you also have to pay the hosting company for the actual hosting services, which can cost roughly about $3.99 to !0.99 a month depending upon the hosting company you choose and the package you choose to host with them.

Some may not know how to set this up and may even need a third party to do this. If that is the case, you will be paying that person to help you from start to finish (setup and design, as well). I was lucky that for the most part after asking a few questions from another blogger that I was able to do most of this myself and now I have done this some many times myself for others, even creating a business out of this.

And More from Janine

5) I know you have a business that branched from this blogging, or Im assuming it did. Tell us about your online business.

As I said in question #5, I did create a business out of helping other bloggers transferring or setting up new blogs. I learned so much setting up my own blog, then taking a design class (which I, believe it or not, won in an online giveaway on another blogger’s blog) and even constantly maintaining and refreshing my own design. That about a year into this, I decided to indeed branch out and start my own blogging setup/design company.

I pretty much help other bloggers who are now starting out or who are looking to leave one blog platform for another.

I do it all from the smallest coding-mixup job to largest with transfers, designs and setups completely.

I love being able to help others who are indeed in need and nothing makes me happier than seeing their vision come to life in my creations for them.

6) What words of advice would you give to any would-be blogger who is interested in making a supplementary income from blogging?

Biggest for those starting out is that you need to be patient and not expect to make money overnight. I have seen so many come and go in the last few years of doing this that if you don’t understand that this is a business just like any other venture that you would start that you cannot expect to make a ton of money from the onset or expect to grow you blog overnight. Trust me, you will see the rewards slowly but surely like a seed that you grow; if you water and feed it properly it will indeed grow and flourish; so, to, with your blogging business.

7) How important is networking in this venture?

Networking, networking, networking! This word is seriously key. I am constantly out there looking for leads and never truly resting. Don’t get me wrong I have slowly set limits and hours for myself in this, but still you have to be willing to put yourself out there and get to know others, as well as share and reciprocate for them. In blogging, it is truly a huge community and if you think you are going to make it by going along, you will drown even before you leave your cushy, little lifeboat. Trust me there is no “I” in the concept of Blogging and you will need to be willing to work well with others all over the globe in this field.

8) Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this blogging venue?

The one thing I would love to say is that everyone makes it blogging, but that isn’t so and like I said I have seen many come and go, even crash and burnout too quickly. So, pace yourself and like I said previously, have patience when you first start out; it will pay off in the end, I promise, if you do remember this.

9) Where can people go to find you and use your services?

If you are indeed looking to connect with me online, I still do check in on HubPages and my profile is http://janinehuldie.hubpages.com. You can read my blog at: http://janinehuldie.com and if you are a new blogger or one in need of any blog designs/setups/transfers or just simple coding needs, you can reach out to me at http://j9designs.net.

A sincere thank you to Janine for this interview
A sincere thank you to Janine for this interview | Source

Thank You so Very Much, Janine!

Like I said, when in doubt turn to the pros. I would like to thank Janine for taking the time to answer my questions so that we all can learn. I would encourage anyone interested in making money from blogging to get in touch with Janine. I have always found her to be very friendly, helpful and a true professional in this writing game.

2014 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”


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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Seriously, I cannot thank you enough for always be a a wonderful friend and always also being so supportive of me. I twas seriously my pleasure to do this interview with you. I very much hope someday we can meet in person, because from the years I have know you online, I can honestly say I am blessed to call you my friend. Thank you again Bill and seriously this was my pleasure!

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      I am so happy to be able to respond about one of my favorite online people. Not only is she extremely professional and gets things done expediently she is excellent. I have worked with Janine for quite a while and if she could put up with my craziness that says a lot about her. Never impatient and always supportive. I will have to say after seeing other blog designers--she is the best for many reasons. I am in the process of reinventing myself that I do on a regular basis and she is there to help that. I am so glad you featured this wonderful and talented lady. So goes my endorsement.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, it is my pleasure. You are always here for me; I'm just giving back to you in some small way and yes, it would be lovely if we could meet one day....my friend. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wonderful, Carol, and obviously I agree with every word you wrote. Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing endorsement for Janine...greatly appreciated by me my friend.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      quite interesting bil

      need to try out

      tnq

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I hope you do, sujaya! Thank you!

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Very interesting interview. It sounds as if losing her teaching job was a blessing in disguise, as blogging allowed her to stay home with her children.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you Billy for sharing your interview with Janine about blogging. I have several blogs on Wordpress and Google but never made any money with them. I should really look into this option. Ever since Wordpress changed the way you can add related blog sites under your own post, I have not found out how to network my blog on Wordpress.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      True ologsinquito...and in the process she discovered another talent.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very interesting billy, this is one of the most beneficial articles you could do to let us meet and see someone who has actually done the footwork and see how it has worked out for her. She seems a real go getter and I wish her much success and will be checking her out! Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nadine, I am really not the person to talk to about blogging. I'm sure Janine will have a solution.

      Thank you my friend and have a great week.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      I found this interview interesting and enlightening. I still have so much to learn about all of this, but I am loving every minute.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jackie! Janine is a wonderful person and I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in succeeding in blogging.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      breakfastpop, glad you enjoyed it. Hang with the winners my friend.....that's why I follow you.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This is great information. Thank you Bill and Janine. I will check out Janine's blog to see what she's got going on. I would love for my own site to start paying off, as well.

      Great interview!

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      Cecile Portilla 3 years ago from West Orange, New Jersey

      Very informative billybuc. Wow! So much information here. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Do so, Sha! If anyone can teach you how to make money blogging it will be Janine.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure, cecileportilla, and thank you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I don't have blogs but this information allows me to know more and maybe do have one helpful all bloggers.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is money to be made out there, DDE. Give it some thought.

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      Sheri Dusseault 3 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Very interesting! I have been wondering about blogging and this answered lots of questions. I checked out your blag Janine and I am very impressed! Congrats and I wish you continued success!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for stopping by Sheri! If you get serious about this Janine is the person to turn to for sure.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great interview with fantastic tips about blogging! Blogging and networking takes a lot of time but as Janine says after a while things start to move along. Patience is a key word in this game :-) This is a totally different way to do business of what was done before!

      Thanks for sharing this interview, Bill!

      Have a great week!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great stuff, well done.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Interesting topic. I hear lots of people talking about their blogs but I'm wary of sharing my personal stuff on a daily basis. Hubpages lets us write about exactly what we want whilst staying a private individual. I guess continual online communication is the new way of the world but I'm not very comfortable with it.

      Having said that, this is a useful hub for those who wish to go down the blogging line. It's a must for those who want to make money out of online facilities. If I needed to make more money I suppose I'd have to bite the bullet and do all this! I see myself as extremely lucky that I can just enjoy writing.

      Great interview of an intriguing lady and it gives us all the useful info to set up a blog. Perhaps I should find out yet more about it and spread my wings a little! Have a great day, bill. Ann

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is a brand new world for writers, Joelle, and it is constantly changing. For those who want to make money blogging this information is very important.

      Thank you as always my friend and I hope your week is rewarding.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Eric!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ann my dear, if you don't need the money then why bother? One side note: you mentioned staying a private individual.....many, many blogs are impersonal. People blog about things that interest them...there are travel blogs, crafting blogs, and so on, and all can be monetized and all can make money. Just something to think about.

      Have a great week, Ann, and thank you for faithfully being here.

      bill

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      Muhammad Rafiq 3 years ago from Pakistan

      Very interesting and informative interview! I had no idea that we can also make a reasonable amount of money by blogging. Thank you! Thumbs up.

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      Liz Davis 3 years ago from Hudson, FL

      I love stories of SAHMs making it work. Great job, Janine! Thanks to you and Billy for sharing.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Thanks for clarifying that, bill. Just shows how much I don't know!

      You're welcome; I don't like to miss one single hub of yours as there's always something to learn, something interesting and often some great humour - all the things I enjoy. The week's going well so far, thanks. Ann

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      Nice interview, Bill. I read Janine's blogs and have been impressed by what she has been able to do in a relatively short period of time so it is great to hear in her own words how she has done it.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Hello Billy,

      A fascinating interview - thanks to your and Janine Huldie for sharing this information. I can't wait to go and explore some of the links you have provided. Blogging is definitely something I have been considering for sometime - maybe it is time for me to stop considering and start doing!

      Thank you

      Sally

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wonderful interview dear Bill! Janine is certainly the "Go to" person indeed! She knows her stuff no doubt one bit. This is a great article and Janine provides a ton of useful information that a lot, I am sure, do not know, including myself! I believe I read something back when Janine helped Carol out and it was so wonderful to really know those who have been there and done that and who share their knowledge!

      Up and more and sharing

      Have a wonderful day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Kelly Umphenour 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Great Hub Bill! As you know I'm a big fan of Janine's so I really enjoyed hearing her story!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Fantastic hub and excellent tips. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rafiq, it is my pleasure...and Janine's. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Momma to be....Lizzy. I don't like seeing your name and then the words Hudson, Florida...you will always be the Dunedin Dynamo to me.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are welcome, Ann, and let's hope the week continues in that light.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, there is no doubt she has accomplished quite a bit in a short period of time...all the more reason to pay attention to what she has done and how she does it. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sally, I hope you do explore it. There is money to be made doing it, and Janine is a pretty good guide to follow.

      Thank you!

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, you are right, Janine has worked with Carol and given her some great help. I would encourage others to hire Janine to give them the help they need.

      How was lunch?

      blessings always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am too, Kelly! I love it when good people have good things happen to them. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Liz, it was my pleasure. Thank you!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      It was great, as I shared it with you! : )

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Bill, thank you for introducing us to someone who knows how to make it in the blogging world.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Different and interesting.

      An interview was a great way to incorporate the essential information with a inspiring success story from a tangible person.

      Great format. :)

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      Catherine Taylor 3 years ago from Canada

      Great interview bb, full of useful info.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Delicious, Faith! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Marlene! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glad you liked it, Anna! A nice change of pace for me.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Thunder...glad you found it useful.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very helpful piece, Bill. I am wanting to start blogging from my website but know nothing about it, so articles such as this one are informative.

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      Christina Lornemark 3 years ago from Sweden

      Great interview with so much good and useful information! Thank you Bill and Janine and I will explore the links. I have a sleeping blog for the moment but I like the possibility to write more personal stuff. If I only could decide which language to write in:)

      Voted up, useful and interesting,

      Tina

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      Thanks to both of you for sharing the information. I'm not currently blogging or doing any other writing on-line to make money, I'll keep all of this information in mind if I ever decide to give it a try.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Wayne! Give a shout out to Janine; she can fix you up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tina, thankfully I don't have your problem. We Americans have enough trouble with English. :) Thank you for the visit; it's good to see you again.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is truly wonderful and very useful. Thank you for sharing Bill.

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you again to Bill and just getting a chance to check back in before dinner time for my kids in a bit and am humbled by all the lovely words here. And as Bill said, please feel free (anyone here) to contact to me if you need help or have any questions.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for stopping by, Sheila! Janine did all the work; I was just along for the ride with this one.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad you liked it, Cris! Thanks for stopping by.

      hugs from Oly

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, this really was my pleasure. Heck, you wrote the hub for me, so I came out a winner any old way you look at it. :) Thank you!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great interview Bill & Janine! :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Linda! My job was pretty easy on this one.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi billy, this was a fascinating read, and to see exactly how it can be done. Janine really does show that you can be successful and thats really amazing, great interview bill, and well done Janine!

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      Donna Caprio Quinlan 3 years ago from Newburyport, MA

      How better to find out how to have a financially successful blog than to hear from someone who does! Thanks for taking the time to interview Janine.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Nell! It helped greatly the fact that Janine is such a good person.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Donna, exactly. She knows much more about blogging than I do so it's best to let her tell it. Thank you!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Wonderful interview full of helpful tips on how to make money from blogging. This lady is truly resourceful and widened her skills. Her experience enriches us all.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      grand old lady, I couldn't agree more. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is very useful, Bill. Thanks for interviewing Janine and sharing her great advice and experience.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It really was my pleasure, Alicia. Janine did all the work for me. :) Thank you!

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      Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

      Awesome Interview from a one friend to another!

      Janine is an awesome person and a wonderful and supportive writer/blogger. I can also vouch for her sincerity and her designs at J9 are awesome. Anyone wanting a change on their blog, should approach her for a make over.

      Bill is another genuine person thanks to HP and our blogging world.

      Two cheers to these dynamic individuals.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruchira, thank you for your kind words. Janine is all that and more, and I'm sure she will appreciate your lovely comment.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This was both interesting and helpful, Bill, as I always enjoy hearing others' success stories and how they arrived at their current point.

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      I am just checking in this morning and overwhelmed again by all the kind and wonderful, supportive comments here. Thank you again to Bill (seriously just can't say it enough) and to all here, too.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Flourish! Janine is a treasure for sure.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Janine! Thank you for letting me do this.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      This was really creative. I love how you both had a wonderful article to share by working together to feature each other. Very nice!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Victoria, thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it. Janine is a good friend and I'm just trying to get her name out there.

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      Jennifer Arnett 3 years ago from California

      It was really interesting hearing about how she got her start blogging for income. How cool that she attributes Hubpages to the start of her career. Writers are being made here every day.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Availiasvision, I like the way you worded that...writers are being made here every day. So true!

      Thank you my writing friend.

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      Alexander Gibb 3 years ago from UK

      This Hub is really informative and challenging. Voted up and awesome.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 3 years ago from Western NC

      Janine is awesome, and so are you, BB. I am looking forward to when I get my life back and can rejoin my cyber-world. Who know that two graduate courses would take up your life like they have? Even work doesn't do this! :P

      Thanks for sharing all this info, you two. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      searchinsany, I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey lil Sis, good to see you. Janine is awesome for sure and thank you for the compliment. Good luck with those courses. I can't even imagine taking two graduate courses. It might kill me off forever. :)

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 3 years ago from Western NC

      Haha...working on coursework as I type this. Ya wanna do my annotated bibliography for me? At least this paper is directly applicable to my school: I'm studying integration of "global curriculum education" into the regular curriculum and I'm sort of inventing myself as a "global curriculum coordinator and Spanish teacher." So the research I'm doing for my 30 page paper will help me implement an entirely new program for the school next school year. Not to hijack the comments at all - just wanted to share what I'm up to. You can't even THINK of doing this stuff in public school. It's been a hard road arriving here, but every day I go to work smiling and knowing I'm loved and appreciated for what I do - which makes me want to implement new ideas all the time. That and I might spend half my summer in Mexico to help me implement this program. So, yes, I'm writing. But oh my goodness, it takes every second I'm not teaching or planning to get all this done! And there's still the research paper I have to write in Spanish....oy vey. :P

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cyndi, my favorite part of this comment is that you go to work smiling and knowing you are loved. That's it my friend; that's the motivation that every teacher dreams of. :)

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for sharing this amazing hub, Bill! It really makes me think about earning through blogging.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      vkwok, there is money to be made out there; the hard part is setting up the blog and gathering advertisers; once you do that then you just maintain and make money.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Awesome, useful etc......I started a blog on blogspot, but don't give it nearly as much attention as I should. Even with the little amount of attention I do give it, I get traffic (not a lot, but some). This is so helpful to me as Janine has done a great job on her blog. Thanks Bill!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glimmer, get in touch with her and let her help you. You have income that you should be making and I hate to see anyone pass up money. :) Thanks for being here like twenty times this morning. LOL

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      annerivendell 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thank you, Bill and Janine, this is choc full of useful information!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      annerivendell, you are very welcome. Thank you!

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      Fabulous write-up with some wonderful tips! Thanks

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      mecheshier, you are very welcome. Thanks for being here and for following.

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      My pleasure

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      :) Have a good weekend mecheshier!

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      Thanks.... You to Billy!

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      Joseph De Cross 3 years ago

      Very interesting and useful! Glad Janine is helping others as well!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for the visit, Joseph. Janine is a jewel.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I so enjoy reading Janine's mommy blogs and getting updates on blogging in general. She is an example of how one can succeed in this business.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dianna, that young lady understands all about making money online. I couldn't do what she does but I admire it.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Networking, indeed, has a lot to do with everything. Great info, and my questions were answered, too.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Deb! Janine is a good one to follow.

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