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How Long Will it Actually Take to Make Real Money on My Blog?

(Originally published May 13, 2021 at RonLWalter.com) Are you like me when you start a blog (or were you when you started your own blog)? You hear about how much money people are making and it’s at the same time inspiring and intimidating. But getting to that point seems like there’s a freaking mountain in …

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How to Monetize my Blog: My thoughts and struggles.

(originally published July 6, 2020 at RonLWalter.com) It’s amazing how much you can struggle with this whole question of whether (and how) to make money from your website. I seriously want to provide information and content that is genuinely useful. Where is the point where money gets in the way? As a result, I’ve wrestled …

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Do Bloggers, Podcasters, YouTubers Need to File Quarterly Taxes?

Taxes: One of those questions we’d rather ignore. And yet somewhere the phrase “quarterly taxes” has come up. Wait, what? For bloggers, podcasters, Youtubers and others who are self employed and make money from their content, it’s bad enough to have one tax time. But now we’re adding four more? This can’t be right. It …

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Can a Blog Make Money with Advertising? My First Impressions Using Mediavine

(originally published May 11, 2020 at RonlWalter.com) I’ve done a few things with monetization with my EntreCourier website. Some affiliate stuff here, sell a few things there. So far it’s seemed like nickel and dime work. A few dollars here, a few cents there. I’m okay with that. This is the long game I’m playing …

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Know the Purpose of Your Content: The Enormous Blessing of your Why

“What the heck were you thinking???” That’s what my wife’s pastor asked her after we got engaged. Except “heck” wasn’t the word he used. I wasn’t hurt by that. Considering that her and I each were bringing five kids into a blended family (not five total, five EACH) you can maybe understand why he’d ask …

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Can Bloggers Youtubers Podcasters and Content Creators get the Paycheck Protection Program?

Time is winding down. Unless Congress extends the deadline, the latest version of the Paycheck Protection Program will expire on March 31. Can bloggers apply for the PPP? Does the Paycheck Protection Program make sense for podcasters, Youtubers and other content creators? If the following apply, you may qualify for PPP funding You earn money …

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This 1099 Tax Change in the American Rescue Plan Could Create Headaches for Bloggers, Content Creators and Freelancers

The latest stimulus package, the American Rescue plan, has a surprising little provision that could create some major headaches for freelancers, bloggers, content creators and other self employed individuals come tax time. Seven lines in the 630 page HR 1319 make a big difference in income reporting for many small businesses. Section 9674 of the …

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