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April 2018 Income Report: $3,433

on May 20, 2018

I’m sharing another income report to help answer the number one question I get asked about my work, which is “How do you make money blogging, anyway?”

I have to pinch myself most days that I am able to pay the bills thanks to the blog. I didn’t dare to dream it would reach this point when I started The Frugal South as a hobby in October of 2014.

But about a year ago I saw the potential for this blog to make money and decided to treat it as a business instead of a hobby. Read more...

2018 Goals: April Update

on April 30, 2018

How amazing that we are almost a THIRD of the way through 2018 already! I figured it was time for a goals update since I did the first quarter review in my PowerSheets earlier this month.

I have come to love the PowerSheets monthly “Tending List”. It is exactly what has been missing from my goal-setting in the past, which is a way to translate my yearly and monthly goals into something I can work towards every day! Read more...

How To Start A Blog on a Tight Budget: A Cheapskate’s Guide

on April 21, 2018

As you may have guessed from the title of this blog, I am a cheapskate. I prefer to get as much as possible for free and HATE paying more than I think I should.

I started this blog as a hobby over three years ago on a super low budget. I’ve managed to keep my blogging expenses low and I now earn a full-time income from the blog.

In this post, I’ll share my strategy for blogging on a shoestring budget, and if you are a cheapskate like me, don’t worry! Read more...

What Are Your Financial Goals? + $50 Cash Giveaway!

on December 5, 2017

I’m incredibly lucky to have frugal habits that help me live a rich life on a limited budget. I’m not sure when or where I learned these habits, but when I look back at my life I realize I’ve been developing them for almost 20 years!

With this blog, I want to help you develop frugal habits that will enable you to reach your financial goals. Your goals might include:

  • paying off debt
  • staying under budget each month
  • having money for travel
  • saving for retirement or college
  • stop living paycheck to paycheck

While it has taken me more 20 years to develop my habits, I want to hit the fast-forward button for you and help you reach your financial goals sooner! Read more...

How to Earn an Extra $300 for the Holidays with Lyft!

on November 14, 2017

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own. 

Right now you might be looking for ways to make extra money for the upcoming holiday season – I know I am!

If you haven’t already heard of Lyft, the ridesharing app that matches drivers with passengers requesting rides, it’s an easy way to earn money – and be your own boss.

Read on to learn all about how driving for Lyft can help you make extra money for the holidays! Read more...

Blogging Goals + Income Report For July 2017

on September 3, 2017

Blogging is such a great gig because you get to help solve people’s problems, build a community, and make money in the process!

Many bloggers who I follow and admire are transparent about their income. I periodically share an income report here at The Frugal South in an effort to be transparent as well, and to answer the #1 question I get asked about blogging: How do bloggers make money, anyhow? Read more...

2017 Goals Update: $3,300 in Debt Payoff and More…

on July 4, 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already half over, isn’t it? I try to remember to review my goals every quarter, and though I missed the first quarter (oops), at least I’m checking in now.

Goal #1: Pay Down Debt

My first goal for the year was to pay down the $5,000 in debt we acquired during our kitchen remodel last year. I ‘ve been monitoring the balance every month and am happy to report that I’ve already paid down $3,300 of the balance! Read more...

How To Find A Safe & Easy Way To Start Investing Your Hard-Earned Money

on May 18, 2017

Guest Post by Andrew Altman from Slick Bucks

You work hard for your money, and you understandably want to see your money work hard for you in return. By properly investing your funds, you can watch the value of your portfolio grow substantially over the years. The stock market is one of the primary investment vehicles that investors choose to use.

You may be well aware that there are risks for financial loss when investing in the stock market, and you may be wondering how you can minimize these risks while maximizing your return. Read more...

My personal goals + one word for 2017…

on January 17, 2017

I recently sat down and recorded my goals for this year in the front of my planner. It was pretty easy since I had been working on them in my mind for a while! Studies show that I’m more likely to achieve my goals if I write them down, so I did. 🙂

Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Travel to three new places
  • Pay down debt incurred by our home remodel by 50%
  • Go on an overnight trip with my husband
  • Buy no new items of clothing (this is my second year for this goal and I’m still going strong)
  • Find 1-2 more kiddos for my little preschool
  • Maintain the garden all summer long

I tried to address some failings from past years (like how I give up on the fight against weeds halfway through the summer!) and address some areas in which I’d like to grow. Read more...

How Bloggers Make Money + My First Income Report

on January 8, 2017

When I tell someone that I write a blog, one of the first questions they usually ask me is “How do bloggers make money, anyway?”

I personally had NO idea how folks made money blogging before I learned through my own blog. And I’ve learned willy-nilly, through trial and error and from folks who share their own experience on their blogs.

I really appreciate bloggers who are transparent about the fact that their blog makes money. Read more...

Best of the Blog: Top Posts of 2016!

on December 30, 2016

With the new year right around the corner I thought it might be fun to look back at the top post of 2016 here at The Frugal South!

Most folks find this blog because they are looking for ways to save money on a Disney World vacation. My hope is that they will like what they read, then return as a regular reader .

Being able to visit Disney World regularly is just one way we live a rich life on a budget, and I love writing about Disney AND all of the other ways we are able to live well within our means. Read more...


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