How one site changed the way I blog

I’m lucky enough to be able to call my passion my job, if could call it that. I get to travel the world, see and do things that not many people get to do and best of all, I’m able to do this because I work remotely.

Remote work is quickly becoming a viable work model for many tech based companies as all you need is a laptop. Giants like microsoft and facebook, as well as start ups all over the globe, are being to adopt this new approach. It’s easy to see the advantages it has for both employer and employee. With salaries starting at around $30,000 for entry level developer posisions, it seems like the perfect job.

The road that has led me to this destination has taken some really weird and unexpected turns. I started a blog way back in 2008 and began to get familiar with using the web to it’s fullest capacity (I admit, I’m still learning how to do that). After I became comfortable with my blog, promoting it through social media, documentation of projects and everything else a running a blog entails, I decided to apply for a tech job at a firm.

I applied there because even though I enjoyed my blog, it wasn’t making me any money and I needed to be sustainable. This seemed like something I had to do, not something I wanted to do. Although, I did enjoy my time there and the things I’ve learned have been invaluable to me.

One of my first assignments were to look at how people get youtube views. So I’ve reviewed this site offering real youtube views before and what I saw was incredible. The people who used them to gain viewers on their videos saw the views and clicks to their respective blogs soar tenfold, making them tons in the process.

It’s safe to say, days after discovering this technique I applied it to my own blog and it instantly became monetized.

 

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