What’s going on everyone? This post is the fourth installment of my side hustle series. Freelancing is something that a lot of people do. It’s a way to earn extra money or start a new career. In today’s post, I interviewed Taylor, a freelancer and the mastermind behind Tay Talks Money. Let’s get this discussion started!
Should You Start Freelancing?
What is Tay Talks Money about?
Tay Talks Money is about living more while spending less. We talk about money in the context of how we can make it stretch to feel good and do the things we want in life. Thinking about money can be stressful, and talking about money can be downright awkward. I aim to spice up money talk with quirky pop-culture references and relate all topics to real-life struggles.
How long has Tay Talks Money been around?
I’ve been blogging occasionally since about 2011 or 2012ish as a hobby. I started getting serious about blogging in 2013 and launched Tay Talks Money in 2015.
Is this full-time or part-time for you? If it’s full-time, how long has it been that way?
I freelance full-time, writing marketing material for various companies and contributing to online publications. My blog is a tool to promote my freelance business, but it doesn’t provide my full-time income… yet. I consider income made directly from my blog as side hustle income.
Where do you see Tay Talks Money in 5 years?
Within five years, I want to devote 100% of my time to running Tay Talks Money. I want to grow Tay Talks Money’s readership, hire contributors, add additional products to my shop, and pitch a book to be published in print.
What is one piece of advice for someone wanting to get into blogging?
Yes, this advice needs to be bold and italicized. It’s that deep. Someone gave me this quite simple piece of advice a few months ago, and I now remind myself of it constantly. Clearly, I’ve been blogging for a while, but I never felt confident being my authentic self until very recently. I tried to “fit in” and cover specific topics, create certain products, and earn money a certain way. Following the advice to go with my gut and always “do me” has put my site on the path where it’s making more progress than ever. Ultimately, there’s no clear-cut career path in blogging. So, my advice is always do you, boo, boo.
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Side Hustle Series posts
Jason Butler is the owner of My Money Chronicles, a website where he discusses personal finance, side hustles, travel, and more. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Savannah State University with his BA in Marketing. Jason has been featured in Forbes, Discover, and Investopedia.