Welcome to our latest interview in the series – Earn Extra Money From Home.
I really enjoy writing these articles and hope you enjoy them too.
By sharing these stories I hope to give you some inspiration.
Maybe you have an idea about making some extra money online?
Or maybe you are interested to see how other people earn some extra money online and from home?
Whatever your reason I hope throughout this series something really stands out or helps you to start on your journey with earning extra money from home.
Today I am very happy to introduce you to Katie, a self-confessed money maker, money saver, and bargain hunter.
1. Please, can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
Hi everyone! My name’s Katie, I’m 21 years old and I work full-time as a Marketing Executive, specifically Contents & Communications.
Basically, my job is to write anything and everything – blog posts, email campaigns, social media, brochures, landing pages etc.
I enjoy boosting my income by using quick money-making methods and saving as much money as possible.
It brings me so much joy seeing my savings total go up!
I live in a small village in Berkshire which is a county in South East England, about an hour away from London.
2. What is your favourite way to make money online? (Or offline?)
Great question! I really like to make extra money by using quick and easy methods.
As I mentioned, I work full-time and commute by car each day so I don’t have the time to spend doing long-winded surveys or anything that takes lots of time.
I really love apps such as Shoppix, Vypr, Curious Cat and selling my unwanted things on Depop and eBay.
3. How did you come up with the idea for your side income and when did it start?
I didn’t really have an “ah-hah” moment when it came to my side income.
I’ve been selling my unwanted things online since I was about 12 and I used to sell bespoke nail art designs on fake nails using Depop to make extra money as a teenager – I’ve been a hustler from day 1!
However, I created my blog in July 2018 because I had been intending to do so for about a year but always came up with an excuse not to.
I wasn’t enjoying my job at the time and I needed something to look forward to doing regularly after work so that’s when Student Skint was born.
4. What were your initial goals?
My initial goals with my blog were to share my tips on making money, saving money and budgeting.
So many of my friends and family would be impressed by the freebies I’d pick up, the bargains I’d find and my money-handling in general so I found an opportunity to share the know-how with a wider audience.
5. Have these changed over time?
I still want to help students and young adults so I wouldn’t say my goals have changed over time, they’ve just expanded.
I didn’t even realize you could make money from blogging until I came across Emma Drew (who is the Queen of making money online).
Currently I don’t make a lot from my blog at all, but I hope to one day be earning enough from blogging so it can pay for life’s luxuries such as holidays and maybe a new car.
I quite enjoy having a corporate job so unlike most bloggers, I don’t have any plans to solely work for myself just yet.
6. The most challenging thing you have faced in running your own business to date?
I’d say the most challenging thing I’ve faced so far since starting my blog was (and still is) retaining an audience.
Some of my posts have done really well and some Pinterest images have high engagement but that doesn’t reflect the overall success of my blog.
I share lots of money making and money saving methods on my blog.
They’re ideal for students and young adults who want some additional income or need to save up.
Like I mentioned, none of my methods require upfront investments or lots of time so they’re perfect for teenagers and busy people.
I use Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to promote my blog.
It has certainly helped and I’m slowly building up a nice Instagram following but I struggle with Twitter. I never had a personal Twitter account so I’m still learning as I go with that one.
Also, I have a general Facebook page which hasn’t gained as many followers as I’d like but it seems as though less and less people are using Facebook nowadays.
I also have an exclusive Facebook Support Group for members on my email list but not many members have joined and there isn’t much interaction in there.
9. What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
There are two things that I enjoy most about running Student Skint.
Firstly, the freedom to share what I like and secondly, the scope to do more with it.
Blogging and social media are one of those things where you usually have to put more effort in to get more out. I know that if I really wanted Student Skint to take off, I have the potential to do that.
10. Finally, where can readers find you?
Thank you Katie!
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