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Creative Work Might Pay You In The Future

Yes, Work On Your Creative Business

Creative Work Might Pay You In The Future

Passion, Pleasure and Pain

Maybe you paint pictures.  Maybe you build growth rulers.  Maybe you work on cars, maybe you write children’s books.  Perhaps you write songs, poetry, and novels.  Maybe you could get an album together and put it up for sale for $10.  Maybe you could get a book together and put it up for sale for $20.  Maybe you could sell your paintings for $50.  Either way your creative work could be paying you.

I say, YES! Work on your creative business.  I’m setting a goal today to work on mine, everyday, not for money but just for practice.  So I get better at my creative work.  I’ve worked on it here and there, but I haven’t really been blogging daily.

From what I was reading, there is something that happens when you work on it daily for a year.  Things in you change, and you become what you want to become.  The beauty of me starting this daily blogging (which is a promise I probably won’t be able to keep EVERYDAY) is that I already have a head start.  As of this writing I have 17 email subscribers and I’m growing.  All from doing what I’ve already done.  And if I never did anything else, it would probably still grow because of the system I have in place.  But I want it to grow faster, so I’m continuing to work on it.

And yeah, I’m sure one day I will make money with blogging, but I’m fine with working my passion with enthusiasm in the meantime.  The only problem is knowing what to say, and we can solve that problem right now.

If you in a position where you don’t know what to write about meditate on how you are valuable to other people.  Many ideas should spring up to you in the ways you are of service to other people.  Keep in mind your thinking of valuable things you do in life that way when you write, you will already be bringing value to the table.  The more you can act on your values, the better you will be able to write in a way that serves others.

And when you want to make money off your blog, service is the name of the game.  You provide an  e book, they provide $20.  Simple as that.  An exchange of service.  But no one is going to pay you if your not valuable.  That’s why personal development is so important, because you want to be living by your values everyday.  Personal AND professional of course.  We all have day jobs.

When you’ve really got it nailed down in your personal and professional life, then your writing will automatically take on that value that you bring to the equation by living your life the right way.  The way you feel is right.  On a side note you shouldn’t let other people think for you, you should think for yourself (to as much of a degree as you can, we all have our programming). When your living your personal and professional life-what you do outside of blogging- the best way you can, it’s going to make everything else you do in your life better too.

Just remember to meditate on some of what the bible says on a regular if not daily basis.  I remember a story about Job from the bible, about how he was an afflicted man.  Even though he was in despair, he loved God.  I read something about how even when there is no harvest you should glorify God.  Something to think about as your putting your value into the artwork your creating.  Even if it’s not paying you, you should glorify God.  You are still able to follow your passions and achieving bliss by acting and that is still something great to be thankful for.  Your creative work will be an achievement whether you ever get paid for it or not (and I believe when you do it the right way, it’s inevitable your going to get paid for it).

We all just have to do it the right way, and let the harvest come to us.  We have to first write our blogs, then we have to write things for other people, we have to put articles out there on other websites, we even have to go so far as getting on other people’s podcasts.  But let’s take it one step at a time.  If we are talking about blogging, the first thing we have to do is blog everyday for a year.  Going for at least 500 words a day.  Not for profit, but for practice.  At the end of the year we are going to be a lot better at writers, because we as writers age like wine.  The longer we practice our craft, the better we are going to get at it.

But blogging everyday shouldn’t stop you from doing other things to help your blog everyday, like commenting on other blogs, and posting your blog posts (and others work) on your social media accounts.  With time our blogs will tend to grow and it’s like the old saying “the more you put into it, the more you get out of it”.  The more you put into your blog, the faster you’ll get to your 1,000 subscribers so you can launch your first e book.

What I say we do, and you can let me know what you think about my approach in the comments below, is to write free e books to give to our subscribers, updating every so often with new and better e books and giving it all away to the people on your list as you go.  As you update your current free offer, you send a copy of the new free e book to your current subscribers, thereby adding value to their inbox.  With each free e book you send them, you be building the relationship.  By the time you have 1,000 subscribers you should have a list that is eager to buy your $20 book.

This is what I wanted to do with this post.  Lay it all out there.  My exact plan for building a business.  In the name of authenticity.

If your not already on my list, do join anywhere on this site.  I promise you will have no regrets.

People Are Civil, Doordash in Columbia/Hanover, MD Is Ok

I wanted to start this post by saying people are civil.  It’s what makes societies peaceful.  By and large, people are civil.  If you make it through to old age, living and working around Baltimore, Maryland I’d say that God is on your side.  May God be with the righteous, and by our sides.

Granted we are all sinners, and Jesus died for us, to forgive us for being human so why shouldn’t we be civil.  You could say we owe it to God.  Not saying bad things don’t happen, because they do.  Just be thankful your not one of them.

I was a Dasher for Doordash this last Sunday.  I made $38 and change that day after expenses.  If I did that everyday I’d be a millionaire in 91 years.  Not that I have that long left.  To put it in perspective, I’m not making a lot of money.

But I am incredibly happy.  I’m happy with my wife, I’m happy with my life, and I have no problems.  At least I have no problems I can’t fix.  Or that I’m working on fixing.

I find that because I love God, and treat people with wits and the golden rule (of treating others how you would like to be treated), God takes care of me.  He gives me what I need to live.  Although it’s not luxury, I’m eating everyday, have shelter, have a working car to get to my job, and I am able to slowly pay my debts (slowly, but surely).  Paying my debts is where my focus is on right now, because once those are paid off there will be more money for my family.  It’s a battle, but I’m winning, and may the righteous always win in the end.  I think they will.

I know all this talk about God may be different from just talking about blogging.  That’s the beauty of blogging.  You can talk about anything.  I hope your not offended.  I do love God, because I believe in a God, and think he is benevolent and has my best interests at heart.  I think it just comes naturally when you think this way.

But I don’t read the bible everyday, and I don’t agree with everything in there.  Some of it I think was just meant to control people, people controlling people.  Didn’t have much to do with God.  That’s how I feel about some of the stuff in the bible.  I can’t be specific.

What I can tell you is I want to make money off this blog, so I would love to hear from you so you could tell me exactly what it is you want from me so that you would give me money in exchange for it.  I would write what you wanted.  Record what you wanted, and I would sell it to you for you to enjoy.  Let’s face it, if it’s going to take me 91 years to make a million dollars with Doordash, I’ve got to find a faster way to do it.  God has a way of working things out, and I just feel if you work it, it will work out for you.

I also feel that sometimes God hands things to you for you to keep and take care of.  Things like your house, your car, your wife and kids, your job, your body.  It doesn’t have to be perfect because your a human being, and human beings aren’t God so we’re not perfect.  But with His help we can live good lives.  We can be civil and give and not be harmed by our fellow human beings.  Even though there may be some instances where human beings have harmed you in the past.  You can remember that and take strength and wisdom into the world, but you also can take civility.

People are civil, it’s what binds us.  We may say some nasty things to each other, but we don’t fist fight.  This isn’t the school yard.

People are civil, and if your not going to pull the trigger on yourself and kill yourself, why do you think anyone else would do it, even if you are in Baltimore city.

Blogging Mountain

The Blog About Blogging

Blogging Mountain

The Mountaintop of 9 Million Dollars A Year

I wanted to name my blog “The Blog About Blogging” because I want it to be a resource people can come to in order to find the inspiration to blog today.  And blog well.

The funny thing about blogging is that it’s what’s on your mind.  How would you be able to write about anything else?  The issue is to make the things on your mind about good things.  At least it is for me.  I imagine my experience is like everyone else’s experience, except with my own unique twist.  As is yours.  It’s our own unique twists.  We’re all sharing the same experience.

Granted some are more far out there than others.  I can say truthfully, mine is pretty far out there.  As far out there as one of the few jackpot winners, or something better.  If you could make 9 million dollars a year off your blog for the rest of your life, that would be better than getting 9 million dollars a year for 25 years from the lottery.  It can be done.

But this blog is about blogging.  It’s about becoming a professional blogger (whenever that happens).  It’s about the mission to make $1,000 a month off a Convertkit business.  I figure if I put it out there that I want 112 Convertkit referrals then there’s a better chance I’ll GET 112 Convertkit referrals.  It’s all about the law of attraction, part of the reason I love writing and blogging.  Because it appeals to the law of attraction.  Like attracts like.  If you write like a millionaire then there’s no stopping the millions coming in, let alone a $1,000 a month income.

But really all this could be crap and I could just be writing for the hobby of it.  Not that that is going to stop me from opening up these channels of expression, where money could come into my life, at these common hours where I’m just doing nothing.

But i’m not going to be doing nothing.  I’m going to be blogging.  Blogging because I have a mission and a message.  That’s what this blog is really all about.  It’s about helping people blog everyday, to build their brand, and make more money.

When it comes to a blog about blogging why not write about your day job.  That could help somebody.  Could let them in on what your doing to make your income.  In my case it’s not even hard to make an income, except on those occasions when it is.  This is really not meant to be a random rant, but more a message to you that you too can blog.  And it can be a meaningful experience to you.

All I know is that more posts, the more chances you have at getting some traffic, so I say, blog on.  Of course you want to be reading other people’s blogs too, and commenting on them, and even asking bloggers if you can guest post for them.  These are the things I’ve learned that will help you to stand out as a blogger at this point.  So far I’ve commented some, written a lot, and haven’t yet asked anyone if I can guest post on their site.  I have that one in the works.

But I’ve got to find a way to get some natural traffic to this site.  I need a lot more subscribers, and a lot more clicks on my ads, and a lot more traffic.  I know I can do this, I’ve just got to take baby steps.  Working from home, even when your making no money, can still be a rocking time.  It would be a lot more rocking if you got your first commission, but I think you and me can do that together, blogging.

And doing all the other things that come along with building a business from scratch, like passing out your business cards to anyone that will take one.  Another being working your day job like your life depends on it, because it does!

The way I see it is, you put enough work into your blog, it’s going to pay you.  The way I see it is, you’ve got a solid 2 years of content creation before you even make a cent so you may as well get busy writing.  It’s beautiful anyway.  You may as well enjoy the writing.  Put that work in though, I believe we all have a $1,000 a month business in us.

You may call me too optimistic, but the way I see it is, the future is bright, brighter than comprehension.  We are all getting better everyday, and you can smell it.  It smells like sweat.  It smells like lazy creativeness.  It smells like your loving money.  It smells like you’ve got a savings account.  It smells like you can spend money.  It smells like you’re for the highest good of all you encounter.

You may say this is too far out there.  I challenge you to go with the flow and be destined for success.  Whether it’s in your day job, the lottery, or your blog you can have success in all of those things.  Just remember that things work on God’s time, so don’t expect it to happen on your time, but it will happen on God’s time.

Blogging about blogging is freeing.  You can say anything you want.  You can be a Youpreneur.  You can build your own personal brand.  You can get everyone you know on your email list and get so good at writing that they have to tell their friends about it, and then you will grow more.  It will snowball all the way down the hill.  Part of the reason, blogging, and life really, is so attractive.  Especially when your working towards something.  Taking baby steps.  Taking action.  It’s really really nice.

1,000 words is nothing in what you mean to me as a reader.  I’m going to have books for sale, one thing I’m working on is reading all the books I’m buying myself, but there’s going to be plenty of me to entertain, inspire, and delight you.  I encourage you to sign up for my email list, if you haven’t already.  Watch this video and put your email address in the box.  You’ll get only my best stuff sent right to your inbox.  I promise you’ll be happy you did.

Blogging

Blogging About You

Blogging

Blogging is a great way to develop personally and professionally.

This blog is designed to help you blog.  Today’s post is to provide you inspiration to write your next (or first) post.  This blog post is entitled “Blogging About You” because I want to inspire you to know that you are interesting.  We all are like snowflakes that will only be remembered by how we fly and where we fall.  That’s why your life is so important to your blog.  Because your brand and your blog are about your story, it’s important you live a good life, so your blog will be of good quality.  Here are some examples.

Get Good At Saving Money

If you want to be a professional blogger then it’s going to help to be able to save money.  When you have money saved you have the ability to pay cash for ads.  You don’t even need to involve a credit card.  I just recently bought an ad and it cost me $40 and I got 40 clicks and 1 subscriber.  It’s better than getting no subscribers but I still think I can do better.  It’s all a matter of how much work I put into the blog, what I get out of it.  So as with saving money, I’m going to do my best to put all the hours I can into this blog, so I get maximum returns and can then save more money.

Be Good To Your Family

I’m not saying that you aren’t already good to your family.  I am saying being good to your family will help you with your blogging.  For example, Google will only show ads on family friendly sites, that means no crazy content.  When you’re good to your family it will show in your writing and in your videos, and your blog will be better off for it.  The million dollar post starts at home, just like my grandfather said charity starts at home.  Give to your family first, before homeless people and you’ll be living a life worth living.  When your giving to your family, even if it’s only your time, you’ll be putting yourself in a position of responsibility and I know that you’ll live up to the chore.  Not only will it be a chore but it will be a pleasure.  All you give comes back to you a hundred fold, so it’s in your best interest to be a giver.  Take responsibility and be good to your family, not that you already don’t.

Support The People You Work With

How you behave at your day job is important to your personality and your blog.  When you are in the business of giving it’s a no brainer to support your fellow co-workers.  This is a personal blog, and in the interest of being personal I’ll tell you that I’m better at dealing with people one on one than I am in groups of them.  I’m proud to say that I can hold my own in a group.  I’m also proud to say that I can really connect with people when we’re one on one.  So really, it’s not just about doing tasks involved with work with these other people, to help them with the goal, but it’s also caring about what they are doing outside of work, their personal lives that is also important.  Care about other people’s families, their interests, what moves them to action.  Give thanks to God for your lot.  Tend it, and take good care of it.  Personally, sometimes I have issues speaking up.  I find myself not knowing what to say.  I know sometimes I need to say something, but it’s one of those pleasure chores where it takes work to get it out.  It’s all about getting along in the world for me.  And that takes getting along with your coworkers.  So that it’s a good atmosphere.  Try thinking about supporting your coworkers as you punch in tomorrow and see how your day goes.  It may feel like gratitude.

Loving Your Blog

If your going to blog about you, you definitely need to love both you and your blog.  Of course you need to love yourself first and your blog second, seeing as your blog is coming from you, and without you loving yourself, there would be no blog to love.   It’s a beautiful interconnection between your blog and you.  It’s the best of you, all there for the whole world to see.  You may even want to go beyond free content and sell something!  I know it’s easy to love when your making money off it.  So why don’t we make it easy on ourselves and strive to make money with our efforts?  It’s a noble effort blogging for income, isn’t it?  What if our dreams came true and we DID make a $1,000 part time monthly income off it?  Wouldn’t we be deep in the depths of loving ourselves and our blogs?  I have read that the more love you put into something, the more money it’s going to pay you.  If you follow that rule then your going to get paid a lot when you blog the way we do.

Blogging About You Is Hard Work

I’m not going to lie to you.  I’m going to give you the honest truth.  Blogging for profit or otherwise is hard work.  It takes commitment, dedication, as close to daily action as you can take it, and vision.  You have to have the vision that you can change the world.  In order for you to change the world you’re going to have to be the best you can be, and that means a rock solid personal life.  Something you can blog about with pride and enthusiasm.  Shaping your personal life into something you can be proud of is going to take work.  It’s going to take you being your own boss.  And not just any boss, but a great boss.  Someone who motivates you to work, long hard hours with enthusiasm.  Be your own leader than can write posts that are worth more money to you.  That takes hard work.  But if you’ve made it this far in the post, I know you’re willing to do the hard work to make money.  Just know that it’s going to be hard and your not in for good times.  Your earnings are going to be pathetic when you first start.  That doesn’t mean you can’t build.  Just keep the faith in yourself and work towards a higher good.  The rewards are so worth the effort.

Final Words

Blogging about you is injecting yourself into your blog.  You’ll get back what you put out there.  Do me, you, and everyone else a favor and do a good job.  You’ll be happy you did.

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Money and Love and Blogging

Blogging For The Money and The Love Of It

Money and Love and Blogging

Blogging For The Money And The Love

I got 4 more subscribers in the matter of two days.  Blogging for the money and the love of it is definitely the way to go.  I’ve also made $.03 in the last week from ads.  I know it’s not much but it’s my first earnings off this blog in it’s almost 2 year existence so it’s really a milestone.

My message here is that no matter how small your results, if your in the game, your doing something.  It makes you feel good that your being a service to people with your own personal brand.  It’s YOU they are buying when they sign up for your email list and click your ads.  In short order they are going to be buying your ebooks and courses from your webinars.  I say it now, my goal is to have a full time income by the year 2020.  That gives me almost another 2 years to get my act together.  Don’t get me wrong though, if you don’t have a blog yet, you can still get a lot out of this.

I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and I can tell you when your doing it for the love of it, it’s a lot better than slaving away at it.  You probably already apply love into your job, why not do it with a blog too?  You’d be building a personal brand, and your growth has only one direction to go, especially when your starting, and that is up.  Plus when your building an email list, you get real world people on there and you can see how you treat them now that they are on your list.  You better be good.

When you are talking about your email list out in the world you are opening up channels to get subscribers.  It doesn’t have to rely on the internet alone.  It could be the people at your job, or a gas station attendant.  It could be a salesperson.  The value here is that you are doing it for the love of building relationships with people by serving them valuable material.  You are an expert at you so there is nothing stopping you from being a valuable part of someone’s life.  And this really goes beyond blogging as well.  You could do it in anything.  Any job.  You are still you at any job, even if it’s blogging, and you can be of service to people.  I’m simply saying with blogging, it’s more of a thrill.  Especially if your a little introverted.  Not saying it doesn’t work too for outgoing people.

When your blogging for the love of it, the money comes second.  It’s a thrill when you get it, but that’s not the reason your doing it.  For me it’s all about being of service to other people.  I just want to inspire them to start blogs of their own, make money, and partly live to love their blogs and the relationships it brings.  Maybe if you don’t have a lot of relationships it would be nice to have a giant email list you could email whenever you wanted.  Just to talk to somebody.  I bet that would bring enjoyment.  Plus if your good your going to be able to make money from blogging.

Which is what I wanted to talk about next, is the money part of blogging.  I mentioned I made $.03.  I’ll tell you exactly how I did it and why it’s just that beautiful.

I had tried selling Amazon books on my site, but the problem with Amazon is there is a time limit for you to sell 3 books or you can’t be an affiliate.  I think they give you something like 6 months to reach that goal or they don’t let you stay open.  I could still sell some books because my time limit hasn’t been reached yet, but I like what I’m doing now as there is no time limit and I’m already seeing results.

That method of monetization is Google Adsense.  That’s where my money is coming from right now, but I know it’s going to be a pittance when I start selling ebooks and courses off webinars and start earning real money.  Right now I’m not walking that walk so let me talk to you about what I am doing, which is earning pennies, which may be enough to get you excited, but there’s more to be hoped for.  Maybe that is a poverty mentality that is holding me back from success.  Maybe I should affirm that I am a professional blogger and get all the money I could ever want.

I can tell you going from nothing to $.03 in a week is still exciting.  It’s progress.  I’m moving in the right direction.  I’m also in the process of getting some of my own ads put out there on Google to drive traffic to my landing page, where I’ll get subscribers.  I’ll let you know how that goes, I’m sure that I’ll get a result, I just don’t know anything other than it’s going to be good.  You’ll be sure to find out when you subscribe to my email list, if your not on it already.  Do that now. I am a Convertkit affiliate and there is a link in my free ebook to buy so I might get lucky and score some referrals AND email subscribers off my ad.  It’s all very exciting and I want you to be in on it.  When your on my list I’ll also let you know when I reach the $100 threshold in Adsense and they will actually pay me.  And you can learn how to do the exact same thing from being on my email list.

I would also love to hear your comments, please leave them below.  What are you in love with?  What do you do more for the love of it, than for the money?  I’d love to hear it.

 

 

For Bloggers Who want affirmations to be professional bloggers.

Law Of Attraction Affirmations For Professional Bloggers

For Bloggers Who want affirmations to be professional bloggers.

Business man success in job.

I believe in the law of attraction, even though I have my difficulties in it.  There’s no need to get into the difficulties though.  The beauty about the law of attraction is that it will give you whatever you are thinking about.  In different ways.

I wanted to write down some affirmations for us so that we could become better professional bloggers.  So that we could be aided in our quest by the power of repetition with our thoughts.  Without getting into my personal story lets dive right into the affirmations.

Law of Attraction Affirmations For Professional Bloggers

  1. I am a professional blogger.
  2. I have a successful Convertkit affiliate business.
  3. I have a profitable ebook.
  4. I make money off Adsense,
  5. I use pictures in every post.
  6. I have a growing email list.
  7. My debts are all paid off.
  8. I have a huge savings account.
  9. I enjoy spending money on ads for my blog.
  10. I am always becoming better.
  11. I am becoming more profitable with every breath I take.
  12. I am becoming stronger with every day, every holiday.
  13. I am a man, and I am a professional blogger.
  14. I am a dad, and I am a professional blogger.
  15. I am a husband, and I have retired my wife.
  16. Every blog post I type is better than the last

Try experimenting with one or many of these affirmations throughout your day.  See the positive results in changing your mindset.  With work everyday, you’ll begin to see results and once you see those results you’ll be hooked.  It will be you working more to get better results.

Thanks for reading.  I don’t have much to say on the law of attraction because I believe action trumps visualization, but still I think affirmations are a valuable tool we can use to program our consciousness.  I hope you get great results using particularly the affirmation, ” I am a professional blogger”.

Take care and if you haven’t yet sign up for my email list, do so now.  Also, my list has a special place in my heart, and I work to show it.  Just want to let you know that it will change your life or your money back, so to speak.

 

 

Feelings

3 Feelings You Can Use To Blog

Feelings

Feelings

You may ask yourself, how do you blog?  How do you keep it going month after month, year after year?

Well I can tell you that I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and there were some times where I would just puke onto the internet.  Those days are long since over and now I’m in the business of providing value.  Things to help bloggers blog.  That’s why I wanted to write this post on 3 feelings you can use to help you blog.  It’s a short list, but I think it highlights some of the best feelings you can have when your blogging.

Here goes.

1. Knowing That Your Going To Make Money

For me this is a big one.  The feeling that your going to make money off your blog motivates you to write.  Being in business for yourself is something to be proud of and us as professional bloggers can say we are.  We are our own bosses.  We make our own schedules.  One of the many beauties of blogging is that we are working from home.  So we are more available to lead our children instead of someone else leading them.  When every word you write is so valuable that it pays you money, you will put the work in to put bread on the table and beer in the fridge.  Knowing your going to make money will put your work ethic into overdrive and you’ll become driven.  If driven people are the ones who succeed, then be succeed.  When your your own boss, you’ve got to have the discipline to work on your business everyday.  You’ve got to be working 24/7 in everything you do.  You may ask who wants to work those hours, but when your talking about creative work that is fulfilling I think if your reading this, you and I both are willing to do the work.  Plus it’s fun work.  It doesn’t even really feel like work.  So if your blogging with the feeling that it’s going to lead to money, you’ll be motivated to treat your blog like a business, which in turn will lead you to the money.

2. Knowing Your Going To Build Relationships

I always have read that the money is “in the list”.  That’s why I am a Convertkit affiliate.  Because I believe in the service, and want to help other people with their blogging businesses.  I’m working on building a list of 1,000 people, because at 1,000 people I’m going to write and sell an ebook for my list.  Over 1,000 people the price for Convertkit goes up, so I figured I may as well be making something off my list at that point.  The point though is not to make money off the list, as much as you love the money.  The point is to build a relationship with your list where you are the one serving up valuable information.  You are a trusted resource they come to when they have questions about your topic.  Even when your list is small, it’s still an achievement to be able to send emails to them.  Heck, at first your list could come from people you just know out there in the world.  It doesn’t even have to be from the internet.  Get a few people on your list and their word of mouth might attract a few more people to your list.  Then you’d be growing in the real world and I can tell you from personal experience that when your growing it feels really really good.  On top of all that your building relationships with more people, via your list, and your maintaining that relationship by emailing them on a regular basis.  By the time you have 1,000 subscribers and are ready to sell an ebook, you’ll be well tempered with a clear mission and message.  Building your relationships with the people on your list is so rewarding in more ways than money can pay you.  It’s so worth it.

3. Knowing That Your Doing Good In The World

When you have a mission in life, a purpose, and it’s for the greater good, there again, is a real sense of fulfillment.  Doing good is the paramount reason you should have a blog, or in other words to be valuable to other people.  To help them change their lives for the better.  What more a reward could you want?  Other than doing it so well you reach the mountaintop of making a million dollars a year.  At that point you’d have your own podcast.  I guess I don’t have too much to say about doing good in the world other than it’s a high aspiration.  But really I have to write something on doing good in the ways of blogging because this post would just not be completed if I didn’t, so here: Blogging is one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  There I said it.  My message.  I really believe this could help the world.  I really believe the world would be a better place if everyone had a blog.  And there are A LOT of people without blogs.  I’m sure you could argue my view.  You could say that blogging does nothing for somebody, but that argument is oh so shot down in my mind that it doesn’t even stop me for more than a second.  Blogging is a personal development gold mine and people really can grow because of it,  I know I have.  I have the sneaking suspicion that other people grow as a result of their own blogs.  I’m going to Dad 2.0 in 2019 to see if I’m right.  I’m going to spread my mission and my message and do good in the world.  The world always could use another good guy.  Another hero.  As far as I’m concerned.  So I’m spreading my message to do good in the world, and I know that if you came up with your own message it would be as unique as a snowflake.  And people would remember you by the way you flew.  Know that your doing good in the world, and blog.

 

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6 Things You Can Do With Your Phone To Help Your Blogging Business

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Yes, we have a connection through our phones.  They are handy little devices.  In this post I’m going to highlight 6 things you can do with your phone to help your blogging business (or any business for that matter) right now.

1. A Habit App

I’ve been reading “The Coaching Habit” by Michael Bungay Stanier and one of the little tidbits I’ve gotten out of it so far is getting an app on my phone to help me develop (and keep) crucial blogging habits.  The particular app I use is called Stride and you can get it on the app store.  My particular habits I have set up are as follows: Blogging, 20 minutes of meditation, 30 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of exercise, blog commenting, engaging on social media, engaging on forums, freelance writing, working on becoming a guest poster, and brainstorming blog post ideas.  If you want to do more than ten you have to upgrade to the paid version but for me, those ten things are more than enough to keep me busy for the time I’m not at work or with my family.  The app keeps track of how many days in a row you do a given habit, and gives you stats on your daily progress.  It’s really a great thing.  Highly recommended.

2. A To-Do List

I’m a Libra and apparently we Libras are list makers.  I follow this rule.  I am always making lists of things I need and want to do.  Making the list is easy, the execution is the hard part.  I have found that if I’m organized though, the execution comes a little easier.  That’s why I use my iphone to keep a to-do list in the notes.  I break down what I need to do each day into snippets and can check them off as I do them.  The habit app has somewhat taken the place of my to do list, but still I think it’s valuable to write down those things you want to do that may not be daily habits, but things you just do once and get them out of the way.  One thing for instance that is on my to do list is to buy a bumper sticker for my car that has my website on it.  I figure that could lead to more traffic, more money, and more subscribers.  What are you going to put on your to do list?

3. A Blog Title List

This one I find invaluable and also goes in the notes section of my iphone (which I’m sure Andriod has something similar).  I just type down ideas for blog titles, and sometimes some specific information to be used for content, and record them all by the day I came up with them.  Each day I have a list of blog titles I can choose from when I go to write my next post.  When the titles have been come up with half the work is already done.  All I have to do is come up with the meat of the content (which really isn’t all that hard as it’s something I love to do) and presto, I have my next post.  The iphone notes feature is really helpful and I use it in two different ways right now to help my business.  Do you think that keeping a running list of blog titles to choose from will help your blogging business?

4. Video

Video is a powerful way to communicate.  It can aide you in earning the trust of your audience.  The beautiful thing is it can all be done on your phone.  From shooting the video to publishing it on Youtube, you can do it all from your phone.  Of course there is some extra work in publishing it to your website, but that’s only a matter of some copy and pasting and a few simple clicks.  Absolutely anyone can become more valuable by recording a video and sharing it on their website.  Youtube is a whole separate search engine so you are opening yourself up to new possibilities by using it.  Taking videos on your phone can help your business grow right now.

5. Voice Recorder

This one I also find very helpful, whether you share your recordings or not.  Just today I used the voice recorder on my phone to capture my creativity for analysis.  I came up with a short journal entry that I can use to build blog posts out of.  All because I took 13 minutes to talk into a microphone.  The joys of technology, it can really help you grow.  If you ever want your own podcasts too, you might want to first try recording your own stuff so that when it comes times to make that first podcast you will be in a more educated spot.  Just saying, talking your ideas into a microphone can lead you to more ideas, and soon you will be blogging away and improving your value, and is that as business bloggers what we all want?  Millions of ideas….

6. Pictures

This goes along with video, but it really is it’s own thing.  Pictures are important for bloggers and if you can take your own, all the better.  So far I’ve been taking pictures of nature and the sun, as I can’t look at the sun with my eyes without eventually going blind, I like to take pictures of it so I can look right at it.

The sun shines bright on bloggers.

The sun is beautiful.

Here is one of those pictures.  It was taken on one of my walks through the neighborhood.  You also may notice an orb left of center, take that for whatever you want.  I have read about orbs being in pictures taken of Dr. Wayne Dyer.

 

 

Conclusion

That’s what I called the 6 things you can do with your phone to help your blogging business right now.  I hope it gave you some ideas on how to use your own phone to help either a blogging business, or any kind of business you want to be in.

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3 Reasons Why People Who Don’t Have Blogs Should Start One

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Blogging is like this beautiful sky. Gorgeous.

Dear Valued Reader,

I wanted to write this to you today because I’m not giving up on you.  I know that one day you will read this and it will inspire you to take action on your own blog.  My mission is simple: help people blog.  My message could be argued: Blogging is one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  Other than going back to college I think blogging IS one of the best ways to develop in all areas of your life.  So I wanted to write this to you today to share with you some reasons why if you don’t have a blog it would be a good idea to start one now.

Reason 1: Personal Development

The sheer personal development it would take to go from nothing to a professional blogger would be immense.  You’d grow so much!  Even when God robs you of an experience, you’ll be that much more inclined to blog.  Your massive action will be of even greater proportions, and you’ll be growing like you’ve never grown before.  I’m not trying to sell blogging to people that don’t like to read, but if you’ve made it this far in this post I know that’s not you.  You like to read so you can write even better.  What would you get done if you put in 4 hours a day into your business?  What would you get if you put an hour a day into your business?  Do you think you would develop personally and professionally?  Do you think you would have your own business card?  Do you think you could build business relationships with the people you already know?  These are just questions, and you can answer them in the comments.  My opinion on these matters is that you definitely can become a professional blogger.

It’s just a matter of personal development when blogging.  Granted you’ve got to blog with a mission and a message, one that’s not limp wrist-ed, I’ll tell you it’s okay just to blog.  If your personal story is all you’ve got at the time, then that shouldn’t stop you from blogging.  It’s going to be embarrassing, but it will be a learning journey, and you’ll grow in the process.

The point however is to create a business.  One that pays you money every month.  In order to do that you have to have a world view.  You should be able to communicate your message like every _____ should have a ______.

For me that message is simple.  Everybody should blog.  It’s one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  That’s how I’ve grown from a personal blog about schizophrenia to a blog about blogging business.  How are you going to grow?

Reason 2: The Money

Who doesn’t want more money.  Now I’m going to be honest with you.  The average successful blog is about 3 years old.  You’re going to have to put some time into it without ever seeing a cent.  Don’t we do things for the payoff?  Wouldn’t it be sweet if we earned a residual income and could just sit on our asses and collect money every month?

Not that we’d be sitting on our asses, but you know what I mean.

The best part about some ways you could make money off your blog is that they are free.  Some affiliate marketing is free to join, and you can sell their products.  You can also request an Adsense account and let Google pay you.

I sell Convertkit and I’m working on selling GoDaddy, two services that I use myself.  The beauty about being a Convertkit affiliate is that they pay a reoccurring monthly payment for each referral.  Get 112 of them and you’ll have a $1,000 a month income. I’m not saying you have to start a blog, get Convertkit and then sell Convertkit, but you could.  You could also sell ebooks.

With 1,000 subscribers you could definitely see an income by selling your first ebook.  You just have to get the 1,000 subscribers, and the only way I know how to get subscribers is to hone the craft of writing by doing it, and engaging on the internet.  Two almost free ways to build your blog.

Because the way I figure it is if you want to make money blogging your going to have to be a helpful writer.  You are going to have to add value to people’s lives.  That is part of the mission of this website.  To help you be helpful.

Which leads me into…

Reason 3: To Help Other People

I saved the best for last, to help other people.  That’s where the money is going to be coming from anyways so you had better make sure you’re good at it.

You’ll get to be a service to the community and that will make you feel good.  You’ll have relationships with other people and that will make you feel good.  You’ll be making money and that will make you feel good.  There are a lot of feel good reasons for blogging, also feeling like your providing for your family.

This will all come in time, as long as you keep taking action and keep the faith, but it’s still good to do even when you’re not getting paid.  It’s going to be a while before that happens so you had better get used to waiting.  You could be waiting a while to help your first person.

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The Journey To Becoming a Professional Blogger

Beach for blogging

Just a picture of any perfect beach where the sand it white and the water is crystal clear blue.

Right now I’m developing a mission and a message.

It took some time to come to this point.

I just wanted to write a poem

And call it a blog post.

No, I’m not going to write poetry to you now.  I’m going to talk to you about my journey to becoming a professional blogger.  To tell you where I’m at and what I’ve done, and what I’m doing to become a professional blogger.  Some body who makes money by helping other people to blog.

I have a barely engaged list of 11 people.  That’s taken me around a year to make.  So not even one subscriber a month.  At least that’s the average.  It’s more like I get three in a month and then I go with nothing for months.  It’s really a painful experience.  I hope to be able to do more.  That’s why I’m taking massive action creating a savings account from my day job so I can pay cash to go to an event.  I’ve heard from Pat Flynn (who makes a million dollars a year) that if he only had a few hundred dollars and wanted to start a business what would he do.  He always says he would get to a blogging event.

Granted an event is more than I could pay for at the present, it’s not like I’m not saving to go to one and already have a head start.  In a few more months (which happen quick)  I will have enough to pay for a ticket and a room.  The room being important because I don’t want to have to sleep on the streets.  If I had a gun to my head I would, like being in sales, I would do it.  But if I don’t have a gun to my head I’m only going to put into my best work what I do on my blog and I’m not going to be sleeping on the streets.  I do sell that like I have a gun to my head, as all bloggers should blog, but I would then again, like my family, die for my blog.  Not that that would be necessary.  I would also die for my day job, that being said they have a good employee.  They’ve definitely extended a helping hand to me and my family.  It’s been like no other day, or night job that I’ve ever had.  Granted it doesn’t pay as much as some other jobs I’ve had.

But it’s a hard job.  Just like the writing.  It’s hard.  If it wasn’t it wouldn’t be worth doing.  Although, I get procrastination, even worse procrastination without reading anything.  After life, you just want to sit there and unwind.  I’ve found though that it’s best to be doing something, rather than just drinking.

Especially when you can say that more than one thing went right today.  That should inspire you to take even more action.  But as I said I’m developing my mission on this journey to become a professional blogger.  Right now I believe that mission is to help bloggers blog.  I also have come up with a message.  That message being that blogging is one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  That’s what I’m currently living by.

To be honest I’m a big fan of the law of attraction and I for years tried to manifest a lottery win.   The best I ever did was to win $50 off a dollar scratch off.  You could say with all the time I spent doing nothing but visualization I was wasting my time in a state of inaction or limbo.  There’s nothing I can do to get that time back.

Although that’s not to say I won’t still win the lottery, but that’s not what my focus is going to be on.  I making the shift to blogging.  Everyday, as I go about my day, I will be thinking of being a professional blogger.  Feeling what being a professional blogger will feel like.  It’s a lot better than writing a blog post on how I’m going to be a millionaire tomorrow morning and being wrong, and repeating that ad nausem.

Believe me, I’ve done it.  I had a blog on blogger, a free blog and it was all about when I was in the mood I would write these poems about winning these specific jackpots, and none of it ever happened.

Believe me, blogging about blogging is much better than blogging about the lottery.  There is a far less chance you’ll make a fool of yourself.

At any rate, as I was getting to, I’m going to a free event at Eggspectation 10209 Grand Central Ave in Owenings Mills, Maryland.  They are holding an event called “Money and Mimosas”.  My goal is to exchange email addresses with at least one other person.  Maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t.  Either way it’s going to be nice to get out of the house for the reason of blogging.

I know I would love to meet you at this event, if you wanted to go, I know it’s kind of short notice as it’s tomorrow March 4th, 2018 at 12pm.  If you want to go though, here is the link.

Money and Mimosas

I’m really looking forward to it.  I’m happy about it.  I love blogging and going to this thing is going to be an expression of that love.  I hope you can find it in yourself to write your own blog today, because of what you’ve just read here.

Let me know what you think in the comments, and be sure to share this post on your social media sites.

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