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 possibly start a new career. In today’s post, I interviewed Taylor who is a freelancer and the mastermind behind Tay Talks Money. Let get this discussion started!
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 to do the things in life that we want. Thinking about money can be stressful and talking about money can be downright awkward. My mission is 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 on and off 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 contribute to online publications as well. My blog is a tool to promote my freelance business, but it doesn’t provide my full-time income… yet. I would 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 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 true self until very recently. I tried to “fit in” and cover certain 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 now 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