I’m scripting this weblog from the passenger seat of my truck with Chuy in my lap. We are heading to the mountains for a fast getaway. I’ve been craving the serenity of sitting on a balcony, sipping espresso, and taking in a mountain vista. I don’t even drink espresso however it’s the expertise and the sensation of peace and calm that I crave.
I’ve labored from residence for nearly ten years. Lately, I discovered myself falling right into a rut and feeling the start levels of burnout. See, I began burning the candle at each ends not too long ago. Something I attempt to not do as a result of I do know the toll it takes on my thoughts, physique, and soul. However, sure seasons of life name for extra hustle than others. Right?
After performing some deep reflection, I noticed that I’m not having fun with the life I work so laborious to create.
What’s the purpose of working from residence, designing my very own life, and being my very own boss if I’m not truly having fun with it and having some enjoyable too?
I made a decision on a whim that it was time to e-book that cabin within the mountains now. Not two weeks from now. Not subsequent week. Not when issues decelerate however now. They won’t ever decelerate and there’ll at all times be shoppers and deadlines!
I went on Air BnB and this cabin was meant for us. Dog pleasant! Kid pleasant! Extra sturdy Wifi! Yes! A working getaway. #Score
So, right here I’m typing away within the automotive, Chuy in my lap on the way in which to have some enjoyable but in addition sneak some work in too. This is strictly what I wished. This is strictly why I made a decision to make money working from home full-time, for myself.
It’s no coincidence that I’ve been working from residence for ten years which is strictly how outdated Chuy is.
See, Chuy got here into my life at a time after I began to understand there’s extra to life than simply waking up, going to a job I don’t love, coming residence, and doing it everywhere in the subsequent day. Once I had that candy little pet, I couldn’t stand the considered leaving him residence alone for 9 to 10 hours a day. Chuy was and is my inspiration for creating the “irresistible” life I knew I deserved. He gave me the heart to take the massive leap with out understanding what may come subsequent.
That was additionally the time after I began my weblog, Irresistible Icing. I wished to doc my weight journey, physique picture struggles, and my love of vogue. I began posting tons of pics of Chuy and that’s after I determined perhaps I must also begin a pet weblog too! So, I did.
Life altering choice…and I’m not being dramatic.
Pet running a blog took me on a journey that I might have by no means imagined. It opened doorways that I by no means even knew existed. I’ve had the chance to associate with large title manufacturers comparable to Q-tips, PetSensible, Purina, Hills, LG, and lots of extra . I’ve been featured in publications comparable to Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Pop Sugar, BuzzFeed, Coastal Virginia Magazine, and extra.
There’s one thing else that pet running a blog did for me. It launched me to lifelong mates and colleagues that share my similar obsession of pets. People that additionally write about their pets for a dwelling and perceive the canine mother life that so many others assume is simply plain bizarre.
Introducing Pet Blogging for Love and Money!
Two of these wonderful mates and colleagues, Carol Bryant and Maggie Marton simply wrote a e-book about pet running a blog known as Pet Blogging for Love and Money. I met Carol and Maggie by means of the years of attending the BlogPaws conferences. Little did I do know after I went to that first convention that we might all find yourself working collectively at one level on the identical crew. While at BlogPaws, all of us three ran the content material crew along with managing our personal blogs. Now, all of us run our personal blogs and companies and I’m so pleased with them for publishing this a lot wanted e-book!
Maggie and Carol know lots about pet running a blog and what it takes to make this right into a viable profession. I’ve a lot love and respect for these two women. They are the actual deal and are the go-to specialists that you just wish to be taught from! This e-book is strictly what you want if you wish to begin your individual pet weblog or monetize the one you may have and switch it right into a enterprise.
Pet Blogging for Love and Money has every part you must construct, develop, and maintain a worthwhile pet weblog and social media presence. Whether you’re simply beginning out or are a seasoned content material creator, Pet Blogging for Love & Money is the final word information to develop your pet weblog or social media channels like a professional. This complete information shares all of the commerce secrets and techniques of making a pet-centric on-line model. Each of the 15 chapters is packed filled with sensible suggestions and actionable recommendation you possibly can implement immediately. Plus, every chapter comes with bonus content material to information you to success: worksheets, checklists, plans, templates, and extra.
There are additionally case research from different profitable bloggers and social media superstars. I’m honored to be one of many fifteen featured influencers of their e-book. You can discover my case examine on pages 146-148.
Pet Blogging for Love and Money is accessible on Amazon. Pick up your copy right now and/or make sure you reward one to a buddy! I additionally invite you to develop into readers of Carol and Maggie’s blogs. They are incredible and a part of my weblog studying checklist!
I can actually inform you that it’s due to pet running a blog why and the way I’m capable of kind this put up from my truck with my Chihuahua by my facet. Now that’s the epitome of pet running a blog for love and cash!
-Aimee & Chuy