How I Make $280,000 Each Year Working Just 20 Hours A Week

Do you want to learn how to start a money making blog?

Today, I am sharing a great interview with Kristin Hanes from The Wayward Home. Kristin earns $280,000 a year from her alternative living blog where she talks about RVs, van life, tiny homes, boats, and more.How I Make $280,000 Each Year Working Just 20 Hours A Week. Do you want to learn how to make money blogging? Here's how I earn a great living blogging and get to travel full-time as a digital nomad.

Kristin is a journalist and former radio news reporter who founded The Wayward Home and The Wayward Home Podcast as a place to learn about alternative living.

She currently lives on a sailboat and in a Sprinter van, and has written articles about alternative living published in Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Marie Claire and SF Gate. Kristin’s also been featured in Business Insider, SF Gate, KPIX TV, Fodors and Lonely Planet, among others.

In today’s interview, questions answered include:

  • How much have you earned blogging over the years?
  • How do you earn money on your blog?
  • Where do you get your ideas for new blog posts?
  • How do you get readers and traffic to your blog?
  • How do you manage traveling and working? What tips do you have for digital nomads?

Plus more!

Today’s interview will help you get started and perhaps even introduce you to a new way to make money from home. Or, maybe you’ll learn how to start making more money with the blog that you already have.

Kristin shares many great tips on how to grow a money making blog in this interview.

If you want to start your own blog and learn how to become a blogger and get paid, this is a great article to help you get started.

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How I Make $280,000 Each Year Working Just 20 Hours A Week


1. Please give us a little background on yourself and how you got started. How long have you been blogging for?

Hi, I’m Kristin, and I’ve been blogging since 2017, so about five years now!

Before I started my site, The Wayward Home, I knew nothing about profitable blogging. I had worked as a radio news reporter for 15 years in cities up and down the west coast, from Seattle to San Francisco. For a couple years, I had a small “hobby blog” on the side, which shared my stories, photos and insights. Only close friends and family read it. 

In 2016, I was suddenly let go from my full-time position at KGO radio in San Francisco. Being a news reporter was the only thing I knew how to do! With radio jobs drying up across the country, I had no idea what type of job to get.

But I did know that I really wanted to figure out how to make a remote income. My partner Tom had recently purchased a sailboat, with dreams of traveling around the world.

I was browsing the internet one day when I stumbled upon a website called TheWhereverWriter, and she’d profiled Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents, the blog you are reading right now! I was completely floored to learn Michelle earned $100,000 PER MONTH

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Photos: The bread delivery runs in Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas | Russia-Ukraine war News

Three huge bags wedged under the handlebar of his red and white moped, Oleksandr rushes through the winding trails of the Donbas region, eastern Ukraine, to deliver bread to the remaining locales.

Almost every day, Russian strikes hit the town of Siversk, about 10km (6.2 miles) from a front line that has barely moved since last summer.

Oleksandr has just picked up the bread at the Siversk town hall humanitarian centre, which gets about 2,500 loaves twice a week from the cities of Kramatorsk and Kostiantynivka.

“We need to drive fast, so that nothing catches up with us,” Oleksandr says, referring to potential shelling.

Under the spring sun, the 44-year-old drives at full speed until he reaches a dirt road lined with small houses and blossoming trees.

He starts the day’s deliveries at his neighbors, just across from his own house.

Olena Ishakova, 62, comes out of her home in a long blue dressing gown with yellow pockets and collars.

“On Tuesdays, we get two loaves of white bread, on Thursdays we get sweet bread and black bread,” says Ishakova.

She grabs the loaves wrapped in bags stamped with the logo of the “World Food Programme”.

Ishakova’s daughter and granddaughter were evacuated last February towards the calmer west of Ukraine, but she stayed in Siversk with her husband.

In July and August, Russian forces launched small unsuccessful assaults on the town that they also shelled.

The eastern part of Siversk with its high buildings was the worst damaged, while the western part and its smaller houses were relatively spared.

“It’ll be a year since we’ve had any electricity on May 5,” Ishakova says, with the pounding of artillery shots in the background.

“We don’t know who is shooting, or from where. We only hear the explosions … I sit in the house, the windows shake, it’s scary, very scary,” she says.

Oleksandr runs into Valentyna Zaruba, a 73-year-old who delivers bread in a neighboring street.

“I’m in charge of my street, and someone else is in charge of theirs, that’s how we work,” Zaruba explains.

Depending on the days, Zaruba delivers the bread with a wheelbarrow, or with her bike.

The previous night, shelling damaged three homes at the end of the street. An 82-year-old was wounded.

Holding her bike, Zaruba goes to see Lyubov Shcherbak, who is surrounded by a dozen chatty hens and four roosters.

“How can we live without bread? There’s nowhere for us to bake it” in Siversk, she says.

“I don’t know what to think any more. I hope things will get better … I don’t know,” she said, her gaze lost in the horizon.

Zaruba, standing next to her, says she “cannot leave an elderly woman alone. My conscience just won’t let me.”

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Biden again demands action after Texas mall mass shooting | Gun Violence News

The US leader called on Congress to ban assault weapons after the latest mass shooting, which left nine dead.

US President Joe Biden has called on Congress to pass gun control bills in the wake of yet another mass shooting that left nine people dead, including the gunman, at a Texas mall on Saturday.

The Democratic president renewed calls on Sunday for Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as to enact universal background checks and end immunity for gun manufacturers. There is little chance the narrowly divided House and Senate would pass such legislation, although polls show most people in the United States support background checks.

“Once again I asked Congress to send me a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Enacting universal background checks. Requiring safe storage. Ending immunity for gun manufacturers,” Biden said in a statement.

“I will sign it immediately. We need nothing less to keep our streets safe,” he added.

Biden, who has made similar pleasures before, said the assassin at Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas, wore tactical gear and was armed with an AR-15-style assault weapon.

“Too many families have empty chairs at their dinner tables,” he went on. “Republican members of Congress cannot continue to meet this epidemic with a shrug. Tweeted thoughts and prayers are not enough.”

The gunman killed eight people, including children, and wounded at least seven, before a police officer killed him, police said on Saturday.

Mass shootings have become commonplace in the US, with at least 199 so far in 2023, the most at this point in the year since at least 2016, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The non-profit group defines a mass shooting as any in which four or more people are wounded or killed, not including the shooter.

As of Sunday morning, law enforcement had not released details about the suspect’s identity or a possible motive. The identities of the victims had also not been released.

“We don’t have anything that we’re ready to release at this time,” Sergeant Jonathan Maness of the Allen Police Department told Reuters. “It’s a lot of moving parts here.”

Officials said three people transported to area hospitals were in critical condition as of Saturday, while four had been stabilized.

The tragedy in Allen, which happened just over a week after another deadly shooting in the Texas town of Cleveland, reignited the heated debate over gun control in the US.

The US Constitution’s Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms, and that issue is a hot-button one for many Republicans, who are backed by millions in donations from gun rights groups and manufacturers.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, called the shooting “devastating” in a Sunday morning interview on Fox News but said that the way to effectively tackle gun violence lies in addressing mental health.

“There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of anger and violence that’s taking place in America,” he said. “We are

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What I learned at Fincon 2022

It’s Sunday morning as I write this, and my weeklong adventure at Fincon 2022 in Orlando has come to an end. I’m exhausted.

As has become customary, I didn’t actually attend any workshops or keynotes or breakout sessions here at Fincon. Instead, I spent the entire week connecting with friends:

  • I enjoyed chatting with Rob Berger about how he’s managed to grow his excellent YouTube channel from 0 to 63,000 subscribers in two years. He now makes more than he used to earn with his blog (and he made plenty with his blog). He does this by putting his audience first and only promoting a handful of products that he actually uses and endorses. Love it.
  • Rocky Lalvani from Richer Soul told me about Marisa Peer and the biggest disease affecting humanity. As a guy who has struggled plenty with his mental health, I like Peer’s message: “I am enough.” (This is now the lockscreen on my phone!)
  • Donna Freedman told me all about her frugal adventures in Anchorage, Alaska. Donna is just as funny and resourceful in person as she is in her GRS articles (and those at her own site). I had high hopes that she and I could achieve some sort of arrangement to feature her writing here again regularly — but we forgot to discuss this because we were talking about gardening and educating moose.
  • I talked with Carl Jensen about podcasting, friends, and home remodeling. He suggested something crazy but cool: What if he and Pete (aka Mr. Money Mustache) were to fly out to Oregon for a week to help me remodel my bathroom? I like this idea. Carl says he’s serious about it, so it’s just a matter of getting MMM on board. I suspect I can lure him to Oregon with promises of bikes and beer.
  • Yesterday, I had a delightful conversation with Tanja Hester. I’ve never told her this, but I always feel like she’s a female JD (or that I’m a male Tanja). Some examples: she’s a nerdy af, plagued by ADHD, and loves great writing. And we’re both competitive pedants (as that sentence illustrates). Tanja and I are both notebook nerds. She showed me hers. I showed her mine. For years, I’ve been using the Hobonichi Techo planner (because I love the A6 size), but Tanja convinced me to test out the Jibun Techo from Kokuyo next year. Next time, I want us to compare notes on our computer-based writing workflows.

Because I didn’t attend any sessions at Fincon, I didn’t actually learn much about business. That said, I did learn a lot from the conversations I had with friends. For you folks out there who like to read, let me give you a tip that I found eye-opening.

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Mehran Samak Killed By Security Forces For Celebrating Iran’s World Cup Exit

The Iranian national team has toed a fine line between expressing support for protesters returning home and risking serious repercussions from the regime for doing so. They have been criticized for not being more vocal about the regime’s violent suppression of dissent on the world stage, the Associated Press reported. Some also called out Ezatolahi for failing to mention that Samak was killed by security forces.

The team also faced criticism early on for meeting with and bowing to President Ebrahim Raisi before they traveled to Qatar for the World Cup. During the competition, however, the players appeared to be cautious about expressing solidarity with the protesters back home.

Ahead of its first match, team captain Ehsan Hajsafi acknowledged the oppression of Iranians back home, saying the “conditions in our country are not right.”

“We are here, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have their voice or we shouldn’t respect them,” he said.

The teammates also stayed silent as the Iranian national anthem played in their first match against England, in what many interpreted as a show of support for the protesters.

They were later threatened by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and told their families would face “violence and torture” if they participated in any political protest against the government, CNN reported, citing an anonymous source.

The team joined in singing the national anthem in their other two games, against Wales and then the US.

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