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Happy New Years Everyone!

This year has been so great for us. It has brought a lot of happiness and some new lessons. I have grown so much in this year and more than I have in the previous year. It’s amazing to look back at how my life was before, and to compare it to where it is now. I’m so thankful for everything that I have. Every day of my life, I look at my beautiful little family that I’ve made and I feel the greatest happiness in my heart. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how lucky I am to be with them.

The hardships this year has brought me to a new place in my life. With hardships, you will also experience new lessons. I learned that I can grown on my own. It’s okay to move away from those who are not good for you and to walk on your own instead. I wish I had done this sooner. I honestly don’t know why I was so hesitant to do this before, but it’s better late than never.

A new journey that I embarked on this year was growing my writing on medium. If you want to read my new article on medium, you can click here. I’m so surprised and extremely grateful that I have been able to grow so much on medium in such a short amount of time. Blogging has been my passion for so long. Medium feels like an extension to my writing. And I’m more happy than ever to be able to write on both platforms now.

I’ve written a lot about my journey on medium so far on here. And I’m definitely going to continue writing about my medium journey. For us bloggers, there are a lot more opportunities for us. I want to be able to share my experiences with others if they are also looking to expand their writing too. Therefore, you can read more about my thoughts on medium on this blog or you can click here to access all of my medium articles.

If you are not familiar with medium, it is a writing platform that allows writers of all levels to publish articles and to be able to make money from their writing. It doesn’t cost anything to join the program. I have found the program to be very rewarding. The money that I have earned from medium is 4-5 times as much as how much I make from word ads on WordPress.

If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about medium.

I don’t want to keep you too long on this blog post. It’s currently two hours away from the new year and I’m going to go spend it with my family. Happy new year and I hope that you have all the blessings this upcoming year!

I’ll see you in the new year!

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December 2021 Update

Hi everyone! I just wanted to stop by and say how grateful I am for this blog. Thank you to everyone for supporting me, following, and reading my content. It has been a whirlwind this month. Everything flew by so fast. I can’t describe how different this month has been than previous months. I feel like so much has changed and that I have grown more than ever in these past few months.

Medium has been a challenge to keep updated. The momentum on medium fluctuates a lot. On some days, I will have a lot of view. And on other days, I don’t have too many views. It’s okay though. I still enjoy writing and I will continue to write on the platform. My link is Medium.com/@Liachenhwang for my medium articles that I have written. If you haven’t checked out medium before, it’s a platform where you can earn money through your writing. Medium pays based on reading time. And I have only been on the platform for two months. I still consider myself a novice, but I’m learning a lot about medium each day.

Another thing that has changed is my perspective on family. I’ve been writing a lot about family since I’ve started my blog. It’s something that I struggle to handle and I still do not have a good family dynamic for myself. The family that I have created by myself with my husband, on the other hand, is great. However, the family that I was born into has not been so great. I know that they don’t support my writing or my blog, so I don’t feel especially guilty writing about this topic. It’s just something that I have to get off out of my mind. I really want to start anew and I don’t want this dark cloud in my life anymore.

Besides the family drama, I have been great. I have been working on preparing for my upcoming recital music recital this weekend. I will say that each day has been a lot better since I’ve left all of the drama behind.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you have a great day and I’ll see you back here for more future posts!

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Update on my progress in medium

I have been working on improving my medium account for the last five days. I haven’t been on medium for very long, but I currently have 15 articles and 125 followers.

I have definitely been working very hard on medium. I didn’t import any of my old blog posts. And all of my current content on medium are new. I’m proud of my progress so far. I can’t wait to see more progress in the future.

The reason why I have been publishing so often on medium is because there is a medium partnership program. I want to join the program because it allows writers to monetize their articles. I requested to join the program yesterday. Medium says that it takes up to 3 days to hear a response back from them.

The most important part of joining the program is making sure that you meet the requirements. You need at least one article published and 100 followers. The requirements aren’t too much to ask for, but they are definitely difficult when you don’t know anybody on the platform.

I had to work very hard to get to at least 100 followers. The reason why I worked so hard is because I really want to begin monetizing my work. From what I’ve observed, many writers on medium are also looking forward to monetizing their writing.

I know that my progress so far on medium has only been a couple of days, but I’m looking forward to keeping you updated on how I’m into on the platform.

If you want to follow me, I will follow back. Make sure to let me know that you came to my medium page from my blog!

http://medium.com/@liachenhwang

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How much do piano lessons cost?

For years, I have been teaching piano lessons and the number one thing that has been long debated has been the cost of lessons. Exactly, how much does piano lessons actually cost?

When I first began teaching piano, I remember charging $10/1 hour of lessons. It was definitely not priced at the normal rate. I was just beginning to teach piano and I didn’t have any experience. It made sense at the time to charge a lower rate because I was lacking in experience. However, when I look back at that time, I think that I didn’t price myself correctly. I should have charged more and there are a few reasons why.

The main reason why I should have charged more was because I already had 14+ years of experience playing the piano. I didn’t consider the fact that I did have experience. If I were to go back in time, I would have charged $20/30 minutes of lessons and $35/1 hour of lessons.

The real question is how much do piano lessons cost when you’re looking for a teacher. The answer varies widely. I currently charge $35/30 minutes of lessons, $45/45 minutes of lessons, and $50/1 hour of lessons. For some background information about myself, I have been teaching for 7+ years and experience playing the piano for 21+ years now. When you are looking for a piano teacher, I would look at how many years of experience they have playing the piano and how many years they have been teaching. These two factors are good reasons as to how teachers price their lessons.

Lastly, make sure that you can afford the lessons that you are paying for. It doesn’t hurt to look around for other teachers and to compare prices. You have to make sure that you feel comfortable paying at the price point that the teacher is offering. Piano lessons are valuable and don’t be afraid to take some time to evaluate what is best for you.

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Choosing to spend time by myself

I’ve realized that spending time by myself is not something to be ashamed of. Many people have to spend time on their own and it’s okay. I haven’t properly spent time by myself for awhile. Most of my time is spent with other people.

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time by myself. I was okay with it. I never felt lonely. It was calming to know that I am okay with just being by myself. I spent my days doing things that I liked to do and going to places that I enjoyed.

Most recently, it’s been difficult to find some time by myself. There are always people around me and I can’t help but think about the times when I was younger. I’m not sure what happened. Solitude is a rare occurrence for me now. I miss the past and I am happy to spend today all by myself.

I apologize for not posting in awhile. I haven’t really felt like myself. I was writing a blog post about what happened with me recently, but I e been hesitant to post it. Even though I think that I’m a strong person, I don’t stand up for myself. Therefore, when I do stand up for myself, other people think that I am being rude. I want things to change. On one hand, I’m afraid of being on my own. On the other hand, I am glad to finally have peace.

For most days, I have been spending time building my side businesses. More specifically, I have been working on building an Etsy shop. It has always been my passion to create something more for myself. I enjoy doing it and I think that it would be great for me to have something to do in addition to teaching piano.

Thank you everyone so much for reading my blog posts. Blogging has been my lifeline and I love blogging. I hope everyone is having a great day! I’ll see you in the next blog post.

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