Keeping Her Safe
13th January 2017
#LionessMama Week 12 Round-Up!
16th January 2017

I’m A Blogging Success Because… Week #17

a typewriter glasses and notepad on wood with the series title in the middle
Success comes in all shapes and sizes doesn’t it? It can be an award you’ve waited your whole life to get. It could be recognition for something or from someone that matters. Or it could be something as small as your child saying I love you. We don’t celebrate success, in whatever form enough in my opinion and over the past few weeks and months with the madness that is blogging awards and particularity in the past week with my fight to get blogging seen as a real job, I have come to realise that everyone is a success in their own right. So, we find ourselves here and with me opening up the doors to Mummy in a Tutu for the first time to a guest post series. This series is here for any and all bloggers to talk about success; their success or the success of someone else that they want to recognise. Welcome to I’m a blogging success because… Let’s hand over to Jonathan from The Money Shed!


Success as they say, doesn’t come easy and for me Success is all about the number 3 and that’s because I believe I’ve managed to achieve success in 3 different areas thanks to my website!

man at computer with the picture in black and white

3 years (and a bit ago) I started The Money Shed. My aim at the time was to basically create a platform for people to use who were looking to find ways of earning money from home that didn’t involve doing mind-numbing surveys or annoying their friends on Facebook by trying to flog them makeup they didn’t want. I wanted the whole thing to be very accessible so that people could come to The Money Shed with simply an idea how how much extra they wanted to earn from home and my site would provide them with everything they needed to know in order to achieve that.

Success for ours Readers / Users

As the years went on our community of UK only folk grew and we currently have over 3200 users and over 85,000 posts! All from people helping each out and earning more money from home via whatever method works for them! People on TMS tend to earn in the high hundreds and early thousands each month purely ONLINE.  People come to use usually in dire financial straights just wanting a way to earn more mcomputer with a coffee in front of it and a piece of paperoney to make a better life for themselves or their family and that is what TMS provides!

Success for the site

In terms of success I would say the turning point was after a few months when companies who offer ‘earning online’ type opportunities starting to contact me and wanted to use The Money Shed as a sort of middle man in terms of offering work to people. So I had the likes of Field Agent / Task360 / RedWigWam / StreetBees / Pickle etc all working with me and offering some great high paying work that anyone could grab and do from home.

The Money Shed has also been featured in the likes of The Sun and the Daily Mail so we are really starting to reach a wide audience and helping people outside the ‘Stay at home Parents’, ‘ Students’ and ‘Early Retired’ demographics which is fantastic! The more people we can help the better!!a desk with a computer and speakers on it all white

Success for myself

I won’t lie, I earn a tidy amount of The Money Shed. Over £2500 a month in fact from Sponsored Posts and Affiliate Links which is great as it’s allowed me to reduce my working hours in my main job as I just don’t need to work 5 days a week anymore. It’s paid for holidays to Florida, new cars, home improvements and much more. It all just shows that if you work hard at your blog and are very focused about what you are doing with a clear goal you can achieve fantastic things so that no only you can have success but also those that use your site!

 If you’d like to follow more from Jonathan why not head on over to his social media platforms

Facebook – Twitter –

Website –

closed macbook with a pair of black framed glasses on top


If you would like to take part in this series then please email me on with your piece and all your social media links and subject it Blogging Success. I hope you join me again next week to help celebrate more blogging success. We’ll be joined by Kris from Max and Kai!

Dont for get to check out Week 7, Week 8 & Week 9!


  1. Jaymee says:

    I recently joined your site Jon! and I am really excited to get going 🙂

  2. Jo says:

    Great success story. Just goes to show how hard work can pay off!

  3. What a great idea for a series, I would love to take part in this! I think it’s so important to recognise your successes, I will email you when I find a moment! xx

  4. This is a GREAT idea for a series and can’t wait to read more. Love The Money Shed blog and it’s great to hear a bit more about it from behind the scenes.

    • Jon says:

      Hi Holly!

      Thanks for saying you enjoy The Money Shed’s blog! There’s a heck of a lot of great information on it these days lol!



  5. kat says:

    That looks really impressive! I would love to reduce my working hours and be my own boss! I’m going to check your Facebook page and the other website. Greetings!

  6. Jenni says:

    Fab series, can’t wait to read more from other bloggers x

  7. Kara says:

    That is amazing. I have joined your site and hope to start earning more money, I am frustratingly skint at the moment

  8. Linda Hobbis says:

    Wow – that is success – but I am sure it took a lot of hard work. I often come across bloggers who think they just have to write a few words, add a nice photo and the money and offers will just flood through the door!

  9. Kerry Norris says:

    Amazing well done. You’ve achieved a lot and are helping other people too 🙂

    • Jon says:

      Hi Kerry!

      Thanks for the kind words1!

      One of The Money Shed’s biggest points is the sheer number of people that we can help with improving their financial situation



  10. Grant R says:

    Who wouldn’t want to earn more pennies doing something they love? XD

    • Jon says:

      Hi Grant!

      That’s a great point! I think it’s also about wanting to earn a bit more money to do a few more things in your life you enjoy like Holidays etc.


  11. Lucy At Home says:

    Congratulations, Jonathan. It sounds like you had a great idea and have worked hard to make that idea into a blossoming business. DEFINITELY a blogging success 🙂 #ABloggingGoodTime

    • Jon says:

      Hi Lucy!

      Thanks for the kind words.

      It has indeed been hard work but things look like they are going really well not only for The Money Shed but also the 1000s of people it helps each day!



  12. I love this series so much. Well done! #ablogginggoodtime

  13. It’s a great idea to share your successes. As women we’re almost taught that to be successful is something to be ashamed off, something to be bashful and quiet about. It’s about time we started shouting our wins from the rooftops! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jon says:

      Hi Becki!

      I think this is a fantastic platform in which you can shout about success! There’s certainly a community here who want to read all about it!



  14. Great success story and very inspiring. Hard work pays off. Success certainly isn’t just handed to you on a plate. It’s very inspiring to know that someone’s blogging can blossom in to a fantastic business. Thanks for sharing xx

    • Jon says:

      Hi Collette,

      Thanks for the kind words. It’s been a lot of hard work (over 3 years!) but I think if you are willing to put the effort in you can really reap the rewards!



  15. Well done for all your hard work Jon! Really seems to be paying off. £2500 is amazing!!!!

  16. Aleena Brown says:

    Brill, am looking up the site now. Well done you! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jon says:

      Hi Aleena,

      Thanks for the kind comments.

      Hope you liked the site when you looked at it. There really is something for everyone in terms of finding a way to make extra money from home!



  17. Looking forward to the next installment of this!

  18. Lovely positive post and well done on achievements, you should celebrate them as bloggers will understand it is bloody hard work especially juggling all the other stuff in-between X #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jon says:

      Thanks for the comments.

      I think bloggers definitely understand just how much hard work is required to get your site running how you want it and building that audience each week!



  19. I like that this is a male perspective on blogging success this week and he seems to be doing very well! #ablogginggoodtime

  20. wow very impressive, a good idea plus hard work = success! #ablogginggoodtime

  21. impressive indeed – great idea.

  22. Jon says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Glad to hear you think it’s impressive! Hopefully it inspires people to just maybe push that bit harder and earn a bit more from home!



  23. Lisa says:

    Well done!! a great series of posts too! #ablogginggoodtime

  24. Hard work really does pay off. Love how you’ve defined your success in terms of helping other people as well.

    • Hi Alana!

      Helping others has always been the number 1 goal of The Money Shed so it’s great that everyone can get more from the site as it becomes more successful!



  25. Helena says:

    It’s great that you’ve made your dreams come true. Now off to check out your blog. #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jon says:

      Hey Helena!

      It’s been hard work but the dream I had of making a resource which anyone can use to help better their financial situations has finally come true!!



  26. Great concept. Well done and the results speak for themselves. #ablogginggoodtime

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *