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3 More Email Subscribers

3 More Email Subscribers

3 More Email Subscribers

You’ve Got More Subscribers!

This is a personal blog.  It is also a business blog.  I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately.  This blog is going to be taking on new life.

Some of what I’ve discovered is that when you’re selling something (which if your blog is a business you are going to be doing) you’ve got to drop your ego and become centered around what your prospect wants.  What do the people you are selling to want?  This is what I’m thinking of when I write about getting 3 more email subscribers on my list.

This, as I mentioned, is a personal blog.  It is also about business.  So I wanted to share my personal journey about my business with you by letting you in on a little secret.  I got 3 more subscribers.  It was a matter of me putting myself out there with video, and showing it to someone I knew.  A coworker.  She signed up on the spot, and on top of that she also shared my video with her social network and I got 2 more subscribers!  Talk about progress!  When your list is only at 8 people and you get 3 more in a matter of a few days, it feels incredible.  When it took you a year and 9 months to get 8 people, you cheer when you get three in a row.  It may sound like I’m not getting results with the numbers I’m working with but if your thinking that you’re missing the big picture.

I am producing a result with this blog, and if your on my email list, your taking the journey with me.  Just know by me sharing my personal story my goal is to help you blog.  If I can do it, surely you can do it too.  My main message I’m going to be coming across with is that there is no better way to develop personally and professionally than by blogging.   That’s just what I believe when I think over what can be done for personal and professional development.  I’d love to hear what you think about that in the comments of this post.  That is if they are still open when you get here.  Although there are other ways of contacting me if you would like me to hear what you have to say.  I’m open to that.

To be honest I wish I would have asked my coworker that signed up if it would be alright if I used her name in this post (sort of to make her famous) before I started writing it.  I don’t like using people’s names, I’ve never said where I worked other than it was a ham store, and I like protecting people’s identities.  But as I’ve said, I’ve been doing some reading, and what I’ve found is that your readers like it when you make them famous by writing about them on your blog.  It adds to their own personal brand.  It’s valuable to them.  I don’t think I would do it without asking them first though.  Suffice to say, I have another subscriber and she brought 2 more people along with her.  It’s a small victory, but a victory non the less.

I know you’ve got to be thinking to yourself, Jess, if you’ve been blogging for almost 2 years and you’ve only got 11 subscribers then what chance do I have of starting a blogging business and becoming profitable now?

Well, I’m not claiming to know all the answers, but I will tell you that blogging is a long term game.  Most blogs aren’t profitable until they are almost 3 years old (according to Darren Rowse of Problogger).  When blogs do make money though, they can make a million dollars a year like Pat Flynn does at SmartPassiveIncome.com.  It’s all in how well you do it.

You and I may never make a million dollars a year spreading our own unique message to the world.  But we could make something!  I’ve heard on a podcast that you can consider every subscriber you have to be worth one dollar a month.  If you get into that game, every subscriber you get is worth something to you, so each one, even when you only have a few, is awesome to get.   It’s a marvelous game.  This is part of the beauty of blogging.  This is part of my message that blogging is the best way to develop personally and professionally.  It’s fulfilling and it’s all yours.  It’s your very own business.

So even if your a schizophrenic, or you just have challenges with life, you can build a business at your own pace, be it working 4 hours a day, or just 4 hours a week on your blog, spreading your message (of course with copious amounts of love in it) to the entire world and live a fulfilling life.  The best part is it only costs $40 a month to do so.  Get hosting through GoDaddy and get your email list from Convertkit.  That’s all you need maybe other than a bumper sticker and some business cards that have your website on it.  Do the rest for free on social media.  Bada bing bada boom, you’ve got yourself business to work on.

Part of the beauty of blogging being the best way to develop personally and professionally is you can do it everyday in every way.  You can do it while your working your day job by talking to the people you work with about it!  I would advise you not talk about it to the point where you are annoying them, but you can definitely creatively work it into some conversations here and there and get real time feedback on how to make your work better (that is if their feedback is constructive).

If you are finding yourself wanting to blog right now, to blog your message to the world, I can say I’ve done my job.  I’ve got myself 3 more subscribers.  How many subscribers do you think you could get in your first week after just a few blog posts, just telling the people you work with about it?  Maybe it’s a lot more than I can do.

I would love to hear your feedback on how many people you think you could get in your first week.  All you have to do to get in instant contact with me is to subscribe to my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook, and updates to this site.  Be sure you subscribe and if you ever have anything to say just reply to one of the emails I send you.  I’ll be sure to write back.

Yours Truly,

Jesse Creel

Blogging Challenges

Dealing With 6 Trials Of Starting A Blogging Business, So You Can Keep Blogging

Blogging Challenges

How are we going to work this blogging thing out?

Starting a blogging business can be exciting but it can also be challenging.  Here is my best attempt to solve 6 problems you may encounter when blogging for profit.

Trial 1: Feeling like you have nothing valuable to blog about

The answer here is simple.  Read more books, and do more research.  If you don’t know anything about the topic you want to write about then read.  Personally, I find that when I read ideas for blog posts come to me.  The point here is to make it valuable.  The more you know the better you will be able to serve your audience, don’t make it about you, make it about the reader.  You want to provide real value to your readers so if you feel like you’re having a hard time coming up with valuable things to share, then put your nose in a book until inspiration strikes!

Trial 2: The embarrassment of content that needs improvement

The solution here is to keep writing.  You just cannot stop blogging if you want to make an income out of it.  In the initial stages of blogging, especially if you blog takes on a personal note, you may find the content you created 6 months ago to be an embarrassment.  Just know that you had to do what you had to do, and now you’ve grown.  Your content today is better than what you wrote 6 months ago.  You provide more value.  You are of better service to the readers.  If you are a little embarrassed, or at worst, feeling like your upsetting those you care about with your work from home job, then resolve to produce more valuable content that really serves people.  If you work in the vain of service to others you really can’t go wrong, your not hurting anyone, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about with that.

Trial 3: The time it takes to start a successful blog

Darren Rowse of Problogger did a study that indicated the average age of the successful blogs was 33.8 months, according to his book “Problogger”.  That’s just shy of 3 years.  3 years is a long time to pour your blood, sweat, and tears into something that isn’t paying you yet.  The answer?  Patience.  Just think of the personal growth you’re going to experience in those 3 years.  Your going to go from talking about your personal story to adding real value in people’s lives.  The transformation of writing about you, to writing about your readers will serve your own growth, as well as the growth of your readers.  So there is an added benefit to being patient with your blog.  With 3 years (and remember this average doesn’t mean that success won’t take you longer than 3 years, joy…) your going to be able to refine your craft and by the time you’re earning money, I know you’re going to have some really valuable content.

Trial 4: Eliminating bad habits and creating habits that will lead to success

What habits do you need to kick, and what habits do you need to set you up for long term success?  If you want to make it as a blogger you’re going to have to blog regularly, and in the case of a beginner you may want to err on the side of more rather than less.  Here’s an idea: Get up early in the morning, before you have to go to work, and write for an hour on your blog.  If done everyday, this will help you develop the habit of blogging and having the habit of blogging when your trying to earn an income from blogging is a no brainer.  Just think of the sheer growth of the value you bring to the table if you were to blog for an hour every morning.  What would blogging everyday do for your blog?  It’s an obvious habit of success for bloggers.  Blogging first thing in the morning gives you a sense of accomplishment and progress, and even before you earn your first dollar, you’ll feel like you are doing what you are supposed to be doing.  What habits do you need to get rid of?  What habits are going to set you and your blog up for success?

Trial 5:  Not having the right products in place for your would be customers

When your interested in earning a profit from your blog, you may want to consider having products for sale from the start.  That said, you want to choose carefully those things you promote.  Your products should reflect your blogs mission and help your audience to get what they want.  If your blog is about sports, don’t try to sell children’s toys.  What I would recommend you do, is come up with as many products you can that you have personally used and feel good about, and get those affiliate links up on your site.  Chances are they will just sit there on your site and no one will click them for a while, but you’ll be in the process of providing more valuable content that will lead your readers to click the link eventually.  I know from personal experience that it’s exciting, even if you haven’t yet made any sales, to have something up for sale.  It’s exciting to have the possibility of a sale.  It’s exciting to know that at any moment you could earn your first dollar.  That won’t be possible until you have a group of products up for sale on your site.  So select carefully with your audience’s needs in mind, and get the right products up for sale on your blog.

Trial 6: Not getting results

It could be your problem is your not ranked in Google.  It could be that you don’t get any social sharing.  It could be that you have very few email list subscribers.  What this trial boils down to is very little results.  What’s the solution here?  Well, to be perfectly honest, I don’t know.  I can tell you what I plan to do to correct my results myself.  The first step is going to be blogging coaching.  I’m going to find a coach I like and have them review my blog and give me their feedback on how they think I could improve it and start to generate income.  The next step is going to be to buy a little ad and see if I can get some email subscribers and hopefully a sale or two out of it.  Finally, in the effort of producing a better results, I’m also going to get to a blogging conference where I hopefully will meet some connections that will help me breakthrough to the next level in my business.  I don’t have any advice for you on how you can actually get results with your blog because right now my own results are so small they aren’t producing an income yet.  I did however want to share with you my plans to correct this problem so that you can return to this blog and check up in the future to see what worked and what you should avoid.  One thing I can tell you with a clear heart is I can help you blog because I am doing that.  That said, if your not getting any results, it’s not going to hurt to keep writing and improving the value you bring to the table, so that when the time comes to launch your business, your content will be impeccable.

Conclusion

I hope this was of value to you.  I think as bloggers we could all face these trials, it’s just a matter of working through them until we reach the point where we are profitable.  I encourage you to keep blogging, keep passing out your business card with your website on it every chance you get, keep engaging in social media, and keep building your email list.  Just think about the income you’ll be rewarded with for all of your hard work, and the vacation to the beach you’ll be able to take when you’ve finally made it as a blogger.

Thanks for reading.  Please leave a comment about your own blogging trials, and here’s to your blogging success.

The Privilege of Being of Service

The Privilege of Being of Service

The Privilege of Being of Service

Suiting up to show up.

The privilege of being of service, on the internet, has a lot to do with God.

I’m talking more about the way it makes you feel inside and what it does for you and the people you are serving.

I’m talking about the benefit you get from being of service, that being the fulfillment you get.

I believe it is a privilege to be of service in this world.  When you serve somebody, they are trusting that you’re going to do your best job at giving them what they want.  That’s really what’s happening when your building your email list.

One of the benefits (or beauties) of being of service is that it can be fun.  I recently updated my squeeze page with a new video.  I wanted to make the video the best video I have shot to date, so I put on a nice shirt and a tie (both matching colors) and I shaved for the video.  I also put on sunglasses to add to the effect, and because sometimes I just don’t know what to do with my eyes and just look weird.  Wearing sunglasses is something I’ll probably amend in the future, but I had to get the video done and I thought for it sunglasses would be better.  At any rate I got the video done and up, and I believe it’s my best squeeze page to date, and I had a lot of fun putting it together.

The point of the squeeze page is for me to be of better service to the person/blogger by giving them a free ebook about some different ways you could love your blog.  My target audience really is bloggers, because that’s what I’m always writing about.  If I’ve done my job, the video will peak interest, and people will take action and put their email addresses into the form.  I’ll let you know how it goes, I have plans to buy an ad, but not before I get some coaching.  I’m going to have a lot of valuable things to write about.  Either way, people subscribing to my email list creates this privilege for me that I am able to serve them.

I’m super excited that I’ve just finished the squeeze page, and the new free ebook.  I’m so excited that it’s finally up there.  I had been working on it for a while.  Doing experimental research.  I can tell you this, as I wrote the book, I got more traffic on my blog from doing what I tell people to do in the ebook.  What I can say is that you can really make a name for yourself blogging and it’s a privilege to do it.

I plan on making lots and lots of sales from this website.  It will be my privilege to earn those commissions.  I do not take my ability to do creative work for profit for granted.  Only because there is such a thing as the internet, and only because I have a working brain that can create, and working fingers that can type, can I blog, not to mention all the other things that have to happen in order for me to make sales.  Really, to live in this day in age is a privilege alone, let alone being able to blog.

For me, part of the privilege of being of service is working my day job.  I get to serve the customer something they want.  It is my pleasure to make their sandwiches with love.  It is my privilege to be able to work in a place where I am valued, by my bosses, and by the customer.  The customer wouldn’t be paying for our products unless they valued them.  The customer valuing the products that I’m serving makes me feel valued that I am able to serve it to them.  So really, you could say that being of service is not only a privilege, it’s valuable.

Being of service is really a win win for everybody.  For me, at my job, I am of service and the people I’m serving get something good to eat, and I get to be a useful member of society who is contributing (although I have much higher aspirations for contribution than just serving people ham).  Not only am I being of value to society, I’m also being compensated.  It’s a win win!  Also, being of service at your day job is valuable experience in supporting a team.  I always make attempts to support my coworkers.  I do little parts of their jobs to help them.  I find they are appreciative when I try to support them.  In my humility (as I have yet to make my first dollar off this website) I ask why wouldn’t bloggers appreciate the best help I can give about blogging?  There’s no reason why they wouldn’t!  I think because I’m doing my best at being of service to bloggers, I’m going to get good results.  It may seem impossible for a schizophrenic to earn a blogging income (because there is so much crap in their heads) but I saw on the Tony Robbins Results Coaching website that you should always imagine the impossible a reality.  The impossible you want to create in your life.  For me, that’s a blogging income.

Wouldn’t it be sweet to have a blogging income.  What that would mean is you’re being of service to people and they are paying you for that service.  I believe that being paid by people for your entrepreneurial efforts and service is a privilege.  A privilege we should be grateful for.  Just the process of becoming paid for blogging is a privilege before you even make any money at all.  It’s a privilege for us to blog.  Why not take your blogging efforts and try to monetize them?  Why not try to build an email list?  Could it be like throwing $30 out of the car window every month, or could it be the best move you ever make for your blogging business and something you’ll be glad you did a little further on down the road?  For me, another $30 every month in the name of building a business is a small price to pay.  For me, my mission, is to really make this blogging business thing a real income for us.  I earn more money, you earn more money and it all happens (in part) because of our blogs.

That’s just my fantasy.  To be of service to A LOT of people.  My fantasy is the privilege of being of service.  Actually being of service, with readers, and customers, and customer service.  It’s a big undertaking.  I’ve been trying to get up earlier in the morning so I can work on my blogging business before I have to go into my day job.  What I’m interested in is consistently getting up early and having an hour to write.  The material/content is going to add up over time, and because I’m getting better and not worse with time, my value is improving.  Right now it’s happening little by little, but there is still growth.  Now I’m in the process of speeding the growth up, so I can be of more service to people.  The whole process is a privilege.

With the privilege I have found (the hard way) that there is responsibility.  People are going to watch your videos so they had better not be hurting anyone.  Same goes with all your content.  If your scared to make a move because you think someone might get hurt, I think the best move to make is to just try and be of service, and give real value.  Be helpful.  When your trying to be helpful, I don’t think you can go wrong.  When your working with healthy energy everyday to be helpful, I believe businesses that profit as a result are inevitable.

Because service is a privilege, I think part of our responsibility is to become better.  That’s part of my obsession with personal development.  You want to become a little better with each passing day.  I think with exercise, reading and journaling, we can do the things we need to do to become more valuable with each passing day.  The important thing here is we work on our personal development on a daily basis.  Consistently, over time, I believe our work on ourselves takes us to new heights in our ability to best serve people.

It is a privilege and a responsibility to be of service to people.  They are depending on you to help them.  They put their faith in you, and give you their money and expect to get what they want.  You have got to deliver.  I’m talking about really delivering the goods and selling things you believe in.  When it comes to practical advice on what you’re putting your time in effort into, your own products, or affiliate products that you really believe in are the way to go.  There’s going to be stress and there’s going to be pressure so you really want your products to be a good reflection of you and your mission.  In the business of blogging, anyone can do it, but there’s going to be some embarrassment in the beginning when your content still needs work.  Have faith you’ll get there and keep writing everyday, and clarifying your work.  You’ll be better serving your list each time you email them, because of the personal development you’ve been doing to make yourself better by the day.  To be alive, and to do that, is a privilege in itself.  You could say it is a privilege some of the people in the military over the centuries have fought and died for.  The privilege of being alive and blogging commands respect.

There is a price for the privilege of being of service.  Some people will judge you harshly and try to convince you that you have issues.  Your weaknesses aren’t going to stop you from succeeding, they are just things that make you human.  Being human can come with some criticism especially if you are a blogger.  The judgement of others should never stop you from blogging everyday.  The price is paid with your feelings and your job after you’ve been blogging for a while, is to keep your feelings in check.  It’s not all going wrong, it’s never too late, and you’re daily actions are serving your personal development.  Blogging and building an email list is real work, never let anyone convince you any different.  Your commitment to blogging no matter what is one of the prices you have to pay if you want to be a blogger.

It’s a privilege to be of service, so I personally want to do my best work.  When I write I’m thinking of how I can better serve the bloggers of the internet.  My purpose is to help them blog and build their email lists.  I give practical advice to help bloggers blog everyday.  I give the most useful content I can produce to help bloggers blog.  It’s a privilege to work to serve.

That about wraps up what I think about the privilege of being of service.  If you liked this post and would like to receive even more posts that will be even better than this one, then join my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook and bi-monthly updates to this blog.  There’s no cost to join (it’s free to be on my list) and you can unsubscribe at any time if it’s not for you.  What I can tell you is that if you are a blogger who wants to blog better and build an email list, then joining my free email list will help you to do just that, blog!

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List

From what I’ve learned, the best way to start a business online is to build an email list.  Once you have your list of 2,000 people you can start a business of any kind that you like.  And you’ll have warm leads (your list) that already like you.  I’ve experienced sales and I can tell you it’s a lot easier to sell to people that already like you.

Any really, you could sell anything.  By the time you’ve reached the landmark of 2,000 subscribers and are ready to start a business, you’ll have just learned everything you need to know to create a product of your own.  The experience of building the list gives you the learning you need to be able to coach or teach someone else, with no list, how to do the same thing.  You could write a $10 ebook (or several) on the subject.

Or maybe you want to build a list around your passion for saving money and being thrifty.  Maybe fashion?  Maybe sports?  Maybe food and dining?  Maybe travel?

Whatever it is your writing about, having a list of people that subscribe to your blog is a massive asset and should be treated like gold once you have them.  Your best treatment.  Like all you want to do is make their day better by serving them in an excellent way.  That really is the point of the list, so you can be of better service to the people on your list.  I find that I personally get the best results with service to others in the forefront of my mind.

That said, here are “7 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List”.

Email List

Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List.

7 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List

1. It’s A Good Act Of Service

When your in business for yourself your not going to make any money unless your of service to people, but it’s not about the money.  It’s about what it feels like to help people.  It makes you feel good, it has health benefits that you can feel, and it makes you a contributor to the evolution of humanity.  When we are being of service we are co-evolving with the people we’re around.  Like co-creation co-evolving includes other people and even the universe to assist humanity in evolving and I say having an email list with subscribers is included in the ways one could aid humanity in the process of evolving.

2. It’s Like A Second Job: It Gives You Something Constructive To Do With Your Time

When your building a list, it’s going to take time, constructive time.  In May of 2016 I started this blog.  I started an email list maybe a year in.  I have 8 subscribers and it took a lot of hard work to get every one of them.  I love them.  Sometimes I only wrote once a month (though those days are over) which might explain why my growth has been so slow.  I however have gone through periods where I’ve posted everyday, and a lot of periods where I would just work on a post every couple days.  Still I have only 8 subscribers.  It takes the effort of a second job to build a list.  But through personal development, and actually picking up a second job, I’ve learned that blogging is my highest calling for work and worst case scenario I will leave a massive legacy of creative work behind and that is (in my humble opinion) still a great accomplishment.  Though if your blogging like it is a second job, and build your list with vigor, you could end up with a real business on your hands.

3. Keeping A Relationship With Your List Is Fun

It’s fun to write an email to your list.  Personally, and in the name of personal development, I like to write a new piece of writing just for the list each time I mail it to them.  I get to explain like never before and only to the people on my list what my blog posts are all about.  I think it’s best that we are totally in love with our blogs and therefore our lists.  We should love our lists the best we can.  That’s what I do, and so far it’s working great for me, and I’m even getting feedback from them.  If every subscriber is worth 1 dollar a month on average, I’d be making 8 dollars a month!  That’s real work from home income.  And my list is going to pay me at some point in the future because I’ve earned their trust in me to deliver.  And we should deliver by writing a post every two days until you reach about 10 solid posts you can be proud of.  Then update your free incentive ebook to reflect your best writing.  Then market the hell out of your website.  See what kinds of conversion rates you get with your traffic.  How many subscribers did you get, how many sales?  Improve until it’s perfect, and you are exactly where you want to be.  That’s fun.

4. Email Lists Drive Traffic To Your Website

Say you’ve written 3 blog posts, and you really love two of them, send the two out of three blog posts to your list, even if you only have a couple of subscribers.  This way your sending them only your best content and it’s in a unique message.  By unique message I mean something you haven’t already written.  Something fresh just for your list.  That way they are getting treated better than someone who isn’t on your list.  All in all, you are going to get some clicks in your emails, and there will be people that read what you’ve written.  Isn’t that cool?  It’ll be even better when you’re getting paid for it.  Still, just having a list is a cool thing, and one of the beauties is that you can have you’re blog and your list for about $40 a month.  The expensive part is the list as that’s $30 a month if your just starting out.  But running a business costs money, just think how much McDonalds pays to keep it’s doors open on the stores that are 24/7.  Gotta pay employees.  If you think about it 40 dollars isn’t much to have a business for yourself.  I myself am even getting ready to buy some ads for this site to boost sales, and earn me subscribers so I’m going to spending a little more than $40 a month on this site.  First I’m going to get some coaching, so there’s going to be a lot of excitement coming up for this blog.  But every time you email your list, you have the opportunity to bring traffic to your site, and an opportunity for growth.

5. Seeing Your Subscriber Count Grow Is Motivating

Knowing that when you reach 2,000 subscribers you will know what you need to know to launch a business to the world.  Growing towards that can be difficult but it can also be motivating.  Motivating to get the next few subscribers.  You’ll eventually get there.  Just got to keep taking action.  And seeing results is motivating.  Then you further have something to work on, which is maintaining and improving the relationship with those people that are on your list.  As I mentioned above I’ll be buying some ads this year, but not before I get coached.  I’m going to go through Tony Robbins.  I heard you could get coached for 200 dollars.  I’ll keep you updated on how it goes on my email list, with getting coached, buying ads, selling Convertkit, getting subscribers, and selling ebooks.  These are the plans I have laid for building an email list.  I figure with 112 Convertkit buyers I’ll be making as much off my blog as I make at my job.  When I’m making 10X what I make at my job, then I’ll quit and take the Holidays off every year.  Currently, I work my longest, hardest hours during the Holidays every year.  I know when I see my subscriber count go from 2 to 5 to 8 I get happy, and I get motivated to keep it coming in.

6. You Get To Know What Those Closest To You Think About Your Website

When your first starting your list, what I recommend you do, to build the list, and to gain some confidence, is to ask you close friends and family to join the list.  It can only help.  I’m not saying you have to ask everyone, but start to work the question into your conversations with people, especially the people your comfortable with and get some subscribers.  Easy subscribers.  This prepares you for the more challenging asks, maybe even more fun, is asking the guy you buy gas from to visit your website and giving him your business card.  When your asking your promoting, and we have to promote out in the world as well as from home.  Word of mouth can be powerful advertising but in order for that to work, you have to work.  So there’s work involved in creating buzz and getting word of mouth advertising.  It also happens on Facebook.  Still, when you ask a friend to be on, and he’s your first man, that’s a landmark.  Blogging and building an email list makes me personally happy.  My mission is to show how happy blogging can make somebody with the world.  That said I need to get off my island and get a coach.  But that said, having a close friend on your list, by simply asking them to do so, can only help you.

7.  You Can Build A Business Around A List

Anything becomes possible around content marketing.  I’m talking reaching status quo would be 7 different streams of income just off one’s blog.  Maybe they only make a million a year between all of them.  But your working and making a million a year.  Granted you’ve got to be really really good with people.  Really, you could sell anything you wanted to your list once you had 2,000 people’s attention [though it would probably take a lot more than 2,000 subscribers to earn a million a year].  Books, courses, membership sites (where you get a monthly passive income), all these things you could create all from your imagination and taking the right massive actions.  Conscious on a spiritual as well as a business level.  Being helpful.  Building a list. You could even sell network marketing if you wanted to.  As for me, I’m thinking I’ll go with selling my own ebooks, and eventually get a published physical book.  Granted it’s ONLY my imagination, but that said I am taking massive action everyday.  I call it massive anyways.

Conclusion

In my estimation, one could build a very profitable business with an email list.  I can’t yet explain the details to you of how to make money with it, but I can tell you that I happily pay $40 every month for the privilege to be able to blog and build a business.

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Gratitude, Gratitude, and More Gratitude

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It is Well

Everything all good here.

I’ve read that gratitude is really really good for you.

When your on a low, or angry, just think of all the good things you have in your life and it helps to snap you out of that negative place to a place of more positivity.

Gratitude is suggested in a lot of law of attraction books I’ve read, and I’ve heard about other successful people that practiced gratitude exercises in the morning each day.  They would actually write down the things they were grateful for and that’s how they started their day.

The best of the best of them, when they receive their abundance, are humble about it.  It humbles them.  But hey, this isn’t based on science, it’s just a feeling.  The humble ones are the best ones.  I think you can be one of the best of the best, and just be humbly gracious about it.

I know I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it by writing this blog about blogging, and personal development.  Not to mention all the faith.  I’ve written a good deal  on this blog and I think it’s improving.  I encourage you to keep your own blog, and write!  I am getting some results right now.  It’s just so little and no money.  I’m actually paying for domain, hosting, and my email list.  It’s not much, but it’s not bringing in any money either.  I think I’m going to include in some of my work what it’s like to use Adsense.  Buy some ads, send them to my squeeze page, and see how many subscribers I get.  That would be a business minded way to spend some money.

Just wanted to write a bit to prepare you for this list.  It’s of 100 things you could be grateful for.  It’s written from my own perspective so you may want to take what you read with a grain of salt, and feel free to be inspired to think of your own unique ways you can be grateful.

A List Of 100 Things One Could Be Grateful For

      1. Air
      2. Water
      3. Food/Good Food
      4. Shelter
      5. Air Conditioning for the summer and heat in the winter
      6. Family
      7. Money/Incomes
      8. Iphones
      9. Superpowers
      10. Deals at stores
      11. Occasionally winning a little money on the lottery
      12. Slurpees
      13. Vapes
      14. Computers
      15. Printers (Even if we don’t have one, we can still be thankful for them because they influence our lives)
      16. Life in general
      17. Trail Mix
      18. Spagehetti
      19. Our Jobs
      20. Books
      21. Our Skills
      22. Sales Skills
      23. Reading and journaling skills
      24. Video Skills
      25. Podcasting Skills (I don’t have one of these yet, but I’m thinking about what it would be like to interview someone, if maybe this sparks the inspiration to start your own podcast, do it!)
      26. Blogging Skills
      27. Writing in general skills
      28. You can be grateful that you have a blog and an email list on it, with at least a few subscribers.
      29. This list has really gotten personal, that said you could also be grateful for your car, that it’s reliable, and that you have the money to change the oil and the brakes when those times come.
      30. The money you have in your savings account, and that you can put away at least 10% of your income in there without touching it.
      31. The intimacy you have with your spouse.
      32. For podcasts.
      33. For the potential to earn money off the internet and writing.
      34. For trips to the park on a nice day with your family.
      35. For the liquor store.
      36. For pizza.
      37. For soda.
      38. For water.
      39. For our incomes.
      40. For the ability to do those things we can do that can produce income.
      41. For the love of God.
      42. For the self love.
      43. For the fun games.  Especially those in building our email lists.
      44. For the opportunity to freelance write.  Which we all have, especially as bloggers already.
      45. For another good day at work.
      46. For more hours at work.
      47. For ad money, and hopefully therefore for subscribers, and more importantly readers that have read my free ebook.
      48. For money to fix the house.
      49. For children, especially your own.
      50. For neighbors.
      51. For a walking, sometimes talking body.
      52. For living in the United States of America.
      53. For the military.  They do a job we don’t.
      54. For the opportunity to get better by the day.
      55. Dear Universe, Thank You for this list of 10,000 subscribers.
      56. Dear Universe, Thank You for this 6 figure a year business.
      57. I’m just getting chubby here with you, how about gratitude for the blog you’ve already created, income or not.
      58. How about gratitude for dogs?
      59. How about gratitude for cats?
      60. Try gratitude for the green grass.
      61. Gratitude for the snow, it is beautiful.
      62. For coming up with a list of 100 things you can be grateful for.
      63. For books and journals.  For the hours spent with them.
      64. For Facebook, and Instagram, and Twitter, and all the other social media sites.
      65. For books on blogging, and how to blog for profit.
      66. For the internet.
      67. For other people.
      68. For sales.
      69. For affiliate opportunities.
      70. For second jobs.
      71. For rock and roll music, and blues.
      72. For classical music.
      73. For dancing at weddings.
      74. For our in-laws.
      75. For pen and paper.
      76. For campfires.
      77. For the ocean and the beach.
      78. For perfect cars.
      79. For What You Have Right In Front Of You.
      80. For art.
      81. For guitars.
      82. For the recording app on the phone.
      83. For other blogs.
      84. For the opportunity to earn a living off the blog that we are afforded in this day in age.
      85. For massive action, day in day out for years.
      86. For the highest dreams come true.
      87. For Convertkit.  Which I personally use and can say is great, and their affiliate program pays passive income which is great because you only have to get the customer once, and it pays you every month for the life of their subscription.
      88. For creating the best masterpiece you can make.
      89. For improving on your masterpiece everyday.
      90. For beers at the bar with friends.
      91. For backyard barbecues.
      92. For being paid what you’re worth.
      93. For extra money coming in from different streams of income.
      94. For the knowledge of what to do in difficult times.
      95. For God’s protection.
      96. For a little of God, a little of science, and a whole lot of massive action.
      97. For learning, and evolution.
      98. For hope and progress.
      99. For support.
      100. For service.

There it is, 100 things one could be grateful for.  I hope it inspired some things in you from the list that you can be grateful for, and maybe even some others of your own that you can be grateful for.

Now I encourage you to take action!  Write your next blog post, network on social media, leave a another comment on someone else’s blog.  Click the links above and buy the book and the email service.  Read a book that’s going to change your life forever.  Write in your journal and plan the ways you are going to escape your job.  Become a photographer and take a picture.  Record a blues song.  Draw a picture.  Do anything but sit on the couch and think.

I encourage you to take action now that you’ve read something.  What action is that going to be?  Leave a comment (if you catch this post in thirty days you can still leave one).  And if you like this site you’ll LOVE being on my email list, you’ll get the best updates to this site, and you’ll get a free ebook.  Join Here.

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Jesse Creel Monster Insights Blog Traffic Screenshot

How To Get Addicted To Blogging

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Addiction can be an ugly thing.

Cigarettes for example.  They cost a lot of money, they cause the body pain, they can even make a mess of your relationships.  People still smoke.  I imagine they smoke for more reason than one but one of those reasons could be because they are addicted.  I’m not recommending a cigarette addiction because of the many downsides.  I am recommending becoming addicted to habits that serve you and others.  I believe blogging does this.  This is why I believe being addicted to blogging is a good thing.  I’m going to outline 4 ways you can become addicted to blogging.  But first I would like to go over some reasons why you might love the idea of being addicted to a thing like blogging.

You may want to become addicted to blogging so that you can be sure you’ll master blogging within a given time frame.  To be sure that your going to get your 10,000 hours.  If you are addicted, then you’ll be sure to do it everyday, and doing it everyday will lead you to your 10,000 hours.

You may want to become addicted to blogging because you want to earn an income off of it, and you know that the only way to get massive results is to take massive action.  By being addicted to blogging you will take massive action, because your addicted to doing so.  Addiction to blogging can be highly attractive to those who wish to earn an income from their blogs.  Addiction to blogging is helpful in building a blogging business as your always working everyday.

You may want to become addicted to blogging because of the personal development benefits.  When you blog you become more aware of yourself, thereby increasing the choices you have on a daily basis.  Do I behave in this way that isn’t serving me?, OR Do I behave in this way that is my highest calling?  When you blog, the answer that benefits you most becomes obvious.  At that point it is only up to you to take action on those empowering answers and live a better life.  As far as personal development goes blogging is one of the most powerful tools you have in your arsenal so being addicted to blogging will serve you in better improving yourself, for yourself and for others.  Being addicted to blogging will supercharge your personal development.

Also, you may want to become addicted to blogging because it will help you serve others better, by helping you to refine your craft.  When your always writing with the question in mind “How do I serve others with this post?” then you’ll always be looking for ways to serve people, and service to others leads to ultimate happiness and fulfillment.  If you serve people better and faster because you were addicted to the act of blogging, and did it so much that you became masterful at it, wouldn’t your addiction have served you in achieving your highest aim?  Wouldn’t that blogging addiction be serving you in a very meaningful way?

Being addicted to blogging can serve you in many ways.  Here are 4 ways you can become addicted.

How To Get Addicted To Blogging

1. Push Yourself

If you get through an 8 hour day at work, and then have to go pick the kids up, then take them home and put them to bed, and on top of that you have dishes and laundry to do, then take care of your responsibilities.  That will take most of your day.  But if you want to become addicted to blogging and reap the benefits, then your going to have to push yourself on days like those and stay up late and blog.

You’ll be building your habit by not neglecting blogging on this day, and you do so by pushing yourself to blog.

A tip I use to make it easier to blog when the time comes is to go through you day asking yourself what blog titles you could expand on.  Keep a note on your phone (your phone because that’s easier than lugging a journal around with you all day) and when you get a break in your day, think up a few ideas on what you could blog about.  Expand the title into subtitles for that post.  Before you even sit down to blog you’ll already have an idea for a great post.  Hopefully that will make it easier on you when your busy, and keep your creative juices flowing all day, even before you type a single word.

When you’ve established a habit of writing, you won’t feel as if your pushing yourself, it will feel totally natural.  Until the habit is established though, push yourself to blog everyday.  You don’t necessarily have to publish a post everyday, you can take a long as you’d like to do that.  What’s important is the everyday habit of writing and that’s going to take work to put into place.  Push yourself to write everyday until you are addicted to the results, and you’ll work to continually improve.

2. Set Goals

If you want to get the benefits of being addicted to blogging, it’s a good idea to set goals for yourself.

You’ll be giving yourself something to shoot for, and whether they are astronomical goals, or just baby step goals, you’ll be working with the end in mind.

Your goal could be to simply write for an hour everyday.  That’s a very real goal you could achieve each and every day.  I recently read that one should be thankful for what they have created, even if it’s not yielding results.  The action of you creating something is a miracle in itself, and to be grateful for the miracles of life, no matter how small, is to be in touch with God (in my humble opinion).  I am saying that creating a blog and writing on it everyday is a miracle in action.  We don’t have to write, we get to write.  That is a miracle in itself.  Set a goal, any goal, and work towards that goal.  In that way you will become addicted to blogging.

3. Measure Your Results

If you would like to become a better writer, and therefore a better blogger you may find that the process comes easier if you are addicted to blogging.  My idea here is to measure your results so that you can get a little more excited about what blogging could really do for you.

Get a traffic monitor, I use Monster Insights.  I found it by searching for it on WordPress.  Here is a screen shot of the tool.

Jesse Creel Monster Insights Blog Traffic Screenshot

Monster Insights Screenshot From Blog Traffic on JesseCreel.com on January 25th, 2018.

My best day was 20 pageviews in a day.  It used to be that my best day was five, or I received mostly no visitors at all.  So although I’m not yet getting massive numbers, I’m still seeing growth and progress equals happiness.

I think I learned that one from Tony Robbins, who by the way I love and think that his books can help anyone who seeks improvement.  You can buy one of my favorites “Awaken The Giant Within” by clicking the picture below.

 

Back to measuring your results.  One thing you’ll learn from reading the Tony Robbins book is that progress equals happiness.  You don’t necessarily have to reach a goal to be happy.  Progressing towards reaching that goal does make you happy.  There is a sense of accomplishment even before you complete the task.  That’s why when you want to become addicted to blogging, you should measure your results as you go.  It will be a good indicator of how your doing, and even if your not doing well yet, those little spikes in activity on your blog will be inspiring and further cement your habit.

4. Make Progress

Yes, we’ve been lead here with on our path to becoming addicted to blogging: progress.

When your addicted, or developing a blogging addiction you’re going to inevitably make progress in the direction of your goals.  This is what your habit is all about.  If you get a spike of 20 pageviews in a day, in the near future set your goal to hit 40 pageviews in a day.  When you reach 40, make it 80, and so on.

When you talk about pageviews, what is another example and what I think is really important is your mailing list.  I’ve heard it over and over again from high paid internet marketers that the “money is in the list”.  If you want to earn an income from your blog, you need an email list.  You can get one here.  It’s a great way to hone your relationship building skills emailing those people on your list.

I can tell you that there is nothing like sending out an email to my list, and getting an email back from one of them telling me that they liked what I sent them.  It’s a good feeling because it makes you feel like you’ve done a good job.  When your working on becoming self employed there is a lot of noise about your endeavors from the people in your life, so it’s good to be acknowledged by one of the people you are serving.  It’s a rewarding experience.

The link above is for Convertkit.  I’ve been using them for about a year now and I really like them.  They also offer extras for members at no cost, and they help you grow your business.  It’s a great product.  I highly recommend it.

At any rate, making progress on your blog can be very rewarding and addicting.  You can be thankful to God or whatever you believe in that you created something that is valuable to other people.  You’re doing a good job.  And nothing is going to stop you from continuing, and not only just continuing, but also improving as you go.  Being addicted to blogging will serve you in improving your life, both personal and professional.

The Wrap Up

I hope you have enjoyed this post about how to become addicted to blogging.  I hope that you are inspired to take action right now on writing your blog post for the day.  I hope that you take action and begin to build an email list, the rewards are great.  If you can’t tell I dwell in feelings of hope and optimism and I hope that that rubs off on you and serves you as you strive to lead a better life.

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Blogging Daily: 4 Tips To Help You Blog Everyday

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Because this blog is now about blogging, I wanted to share with you 4 ideas you can put into action in your life to help you blog daily.

If you’re going to get paid for blogging, you are going to have to be a really really good blogger.  That means time invested in the art of blogging.  If you want to get really really good, then you inevitably will with daily practice.  Even if you only do 2 hours a day, the consistency of doing it daily will bring you to new heights of development.  As within, as without, as the spiritual teaching says.

We can try to feel what it feels like to have 7 different streams of income, and then take action and write our blogs.  If you felt like you had 7 different streams of income (like the average multimillionaire does) and you took action by blogging with that feeling everyday, what do you think would happen?  I can tell you from my own personal experience that your actions begin to unfold the opening of channels to receive wealth.

I can’t give you advice on how to make/earn money off your blog, yet, because I’m still working on making it as a blogger myself.  What I can tell you is that I blog consistently (although it could be more) and I strive to do it on a daily basis.  I can also tell you that I know my blogging has improved since I started in 2016 and now I believe it is more helpful, more useful, of more service, to the people that are reading it. So I am going to continue to write this blogging blog because unlike in visualizing that I win the lottery, I’m striving to be of service to other people.  And there’s art involved.  For me, it just doesn’t get any better than blogging.

I hope my enthusiasm rubs off on you.  Here are the tips:

4 Tips To Help You Blog Everyday

1. Know Your Reasons Why

When you know your reasons why, you’ll push through the months you don’t make any money, and keep blogging.  A lot of what I have read, especially thinking of Tony Robbins and his book “Awaken The Giant Within”, went over discovering your why.  Why do you blog?  Come up with a Good answer.

To be of service is the answer to my own personal question on why I blog.  All the masters say it should be done to be of service, and service to others is what’s going to lead to ultimate fulfillment and happiness.  That’s just my take on what I’ve learned from reading all my books.  You can come up with your own answers on why you blog.  It could be for love, for connections, for art, for money.  It’s whatever works best for you and will get you through the tough times when the going gets difficult.  Find your why!

Here’s a question you can write down and answer in your journal: What why is going to be more than strong enough to get me through the tough times and is ultimately going to lead me to health, wealth, wisdom, and happiness?

Maybe it’s your children?  Maybe it’s your spouse?  Maybe it’s because you really want to make something of yourself so you can feel accomplished.  To be able to say You did something great.  I’m only making suggestions, you should come up with your own answers that fit you as a unique person.  Part of the reason I do it, and it’s an easy one to embrace, is for the love of it.

2. Stay Consistent

I would never tell you to do anything I haven’t already done myself.  That said you don’t have to publish a new post every single day of your life.  I’m not the only one that thinks posting daily is too much.  Some people only post once a week, granted it’s a long form work, 4,000 or 5,000 words.

What I’m recommending you do is write 2,000 words at least every two days.  Maybe you can write more than that and that’s great if you can, but try to stick to 2,000 words every two days as a minimum.  Really, that should be an easy goal to reach.

If you spend 2 hours a day writing your blog, you could probably write 4,000 words every two days easily.  The word count isn’t as important as you doing it everyday.  Doing it everyday, or as close to everyday as you can make it, is what builds mastery.  That’s the only way your going to get to the 10,000 hours that it supposedly takes to master something.  If you put two hours a day into it, 6 days a week, you’d have your 10,000 hours in 16 years.

When you’re putting in the hours, you’re on the road to mastery.  Mastery, in the opinion of this blog is a worthwhile pursuit even if you never make any money off of it.  You’d even be happy to pay for the privilege of blogging that is a miracle of this day in age.  I know I am.

3. Do It For Mastery Over Money

If your doing it for mastery, you’ll hang in there on those tough weeks where it’s hard to blog 6 days a week.  On top of that, commenting on other blogs everyday.  When your mastering blogging, your also building connections with other people on the blog-o-sphere and out there in the world.  The process of mastery in blogging is beautiful.

What would it feel like if you were the main speaker at a blogging conference?  You made so much money off blogging that people wanted to feature you.  How would it feel to have that adulation?  Your going to have that adulation when you earn a million dollars a year from blogging, so you had better get used to that feeling, as the Google dictionary uses “Unspoiled by all the adulation he’s received”.  As I read in Wishes Fulfilled one must be humble with the wealth he’s received (Or health, wisdom, or happiness, or blogging mastery).  When we are doing it for mastery and for the love of blogging, I believe we open ourselves up to these good things.  Besides, if your going to be speaking to a room full of people, all those hours you spent on your blog are going to serve you when your serving them when your speaking to them.  Being a master can only aid you in your quest to help people.

One of the beauties about mastery over money is that you’ll do it even if your not getting paid yet.  Further, I cannot foresee anyone blogging for 10,000 hours and not pulling in at least a 6 figure income, if not a 7 figure income.  I see a 6 figure income a lot sooner than 10,000 hours at that.  Just think how good you’ll be at writing sales copy at that point.  Mastering writing sales copy, as well as mastering the writing of your blog (which the two could really intertwine) makes people a lot of money when you’re really really good at it.  There’s proof of that all over the world of people already doing that.  How would you feel if you were a master blogger?

I know you’d have a lot of connections in the blogging world.  Other bloggers who know and love you.  I know you’d have a blogging income.  I know that your business would love you and you’d love them.  It’s easy to love someone when they also love you back.  That said it’s also worth it to love them even if they hate you.  I read that Saint Francis of Assisi asked of God that he would “where there is hate, sow love”.  I really like that sentiment.  I also believe that’s part of mastery.

4. Also, Do It For The Money

Now that we’re set on being masters over earning/making money, also do it for the money.

How would you feel to make your first sale?  You would probably be very excited.  Feel that excitement now.  Write with that excitement in mind.  Money can be an excellent motivator, so take massive action with that motivation.  Blogging, and the things relating to it, can earn you money!  It’s so exciting to write knowing that one day you’ll be paid for it.  You don’t have to currently get paid for it to know that you inevitably will be paid for it.  Know that your going to get a blogging income like you know what your doing makes it a sure thing.  Guaranteed.

Even when your not earning 7 figures from your blog, you still blog feeling like you are a multimillionaire and that feeling translates into better writing, writing that will serve others better.  Continue on this path everyday and see what the future holds.

Don’t mind what other people think about you, especially when your speaking your world into existence by telling them you want to help people live a contented life blogging by helping them to love their blogs.  I’m sure what people think of it will be some good, some bad, some indifferent.  Something I learned from my days in sales.  Learn how to deal with the indifferent and the bad, and be your own ultimate guardian of what you allow your mind to dwell on.

Dwell on thoughts and feelings of health, wealth, wisdom, and happiness.  When your doing good work, it’s only right that you get paid for it, and I think it’s good to love that fact.  Feel what it feels like to get paid for your blog, especially when your not getting paid yet!  Write daily from that place of love.

Conclusion

I hope that these 4 tips for blogging everyday has inspired you to take massive action everyday for good reasons.  I encourage you to start a blog, and write it everyday.  Think of your why’s, think of staying consistent, think of the path of mastery, think of the money that will be involved if you stay the course.  Above all, blog everyday because you love blogging, because you love writing.  There are many good reasons to love writing, my favorite being the personal development you get from it.  The thing that I love about blogging specifically, the most, is that you are publishing your writing for the entire world to see.  For me, and you, only good things are going to come from that.

Thanks for reading,

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5 Tips For Productivity Blogging

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Have you ever felt like you were just floating along, without ever getting anything done?  Have you been living in your dream world even when your awake?

I’m not saying you should totally lose your subconscious mind, I’m asking you to think of ways you could become a more productive blogger.  To produce more.

They say that you need 10,000 hours to become a master.  I think with anything (something like blogging) it’s a worthwhile endeavor even if you never get paid.

That said, we all want to get paid even before we reach the time required to become a master!  A lot sooner in fact.  Some of us want results in 3 months!

That said, we’re going to have to work hard on our blogs, putting in the time even when we could be just living in our dream world on the couch.

What’s better than taking action!  When your producing, your taking action.  That’s why I wanted to break down production into 5 tasks of blogging.  I hope this process serves you in writing your best content.  I know that it helps me, write more and write better, so I encourage you to give it try and see what works for you.

Without further a due here are the 5 steps:

5 Tasks For Productivity With Your Blog

1. Keep Another Income Open

Don’t close the door to your day job.  Keep it open and bringing home the bacon.  Even if you don’t make a lot, at least your earning, and you can keep working on your blogging.  If at all possible try to get as close to a stress free job as possible, one where you work only part time so you have plenty of free time to blog.  What’s important here is your taking the stress off blogging being your only income, and if your just starting bloggging, you’ll want an income in place to keep your blog up and running until your in the black with your blog.  Working a part time day job is a good idea.

Another good thing about working outside of what you do for your blog is that it gives you something to do other than work on your blogging career.  Another thing that pays you.  For me, I work in a ham store and drive a lot of the deliveries.  I love being out of the store.  Nothing to do but drive.  It’s a great feeling and I love getting paid for it.  I hope as it is with me, so it is with you as well, and you can love your day job.  It will make blogging so much easier.

Keep that income open, you’ll have something to  do other than blog that gets you out of the house and into the world, and you’ll gain another opportunity to be of service.  You’ll be doing all this while becoming a professional blogger.

2. Visualize Before Blogging

I’m fresh off of 20 minutes + of visualization impressing love into my imaginary ideal life.  When you visualize before blogging your blogging can take on more life, and it can be of more service to you, and hopefully serve others better.  When you visualize living your dream life, doing your dream work (maybe it could be blogging), it makes you want to take action and get to creating the thing you desire.  This is why visualization is so helpful.

When you set into your mind “I earn more than enough money to buy a house by blogging”  you are placing the work ethic needed to get that house.  If it comes down to blogging everyday, writing comments everyday, becoming a better photographer, networking more, you’re going to take massive action when your desire is so great you have to do something about it.  Visualization can make you even hungrier for your desired end result, so that hunger can translate into the action needed to get it done.

Don’t forget to call God to help you.  I’ve read that it’s not arrogant to command God to come help you with something.  I like that sentiment.  But be sure as your calling God, your visualizing your end result as a completed fact and your injecting into that fact love.

3. Journal Before Writing

I have always found that journals help me with a lot of things.  One of them is writing blog posts.  If you sketch out a blog post in your journal before you write it, the journaling will help clear your mind and focus your thoughts.  That thought should be to serve (if you aim to earn money from blogging).  What kinds of blog posts could you write that would serve your audience?  Who is your audience to begin with?  What can you do for them that will lead to relationships and sales?

Answer these questions in your journal.  I love personal development, and I believe the journal is a key tool in personal development.  When your journal daily you can do many things.  One of them you can do is “bitch” to your journal.  Get all those annoying thoughts out of your head.  It’s a relief to put them on paper and I recommended it to a friend of mine when he broke up with his girlfriend.  He said that writing all his feelings down helped him get over her.  This is the power of the journal.

More specifically than keeping a daily journal, journal about your blog posts before you write them.  It will add clarity to your ideas so your not just pounding the keys until the words come out- although that can be valuable at times.  Come up with a plan for your blog posts and put it all on paper.  As you write your blog post you can refer to your notes as you write!

4. Focus

I had a network marketing leader once teach me that your results come from your focus, and although I didn’t get 2 sales a day that he was teaching me to focus on, I did come to realize that I love blogging.

The pitch was selling blogs to other people, and then try to upsell them to the more expensive products.  I really like the idea of selling blogs to people who want to blog, because you inspired them to do so, and become bloggers of their own.  With their own affiliate links and ebooks and products of their own.  Maybe they even sell their own bumper sticker.  One could wrap their bumper sticker in red ribbon with a bow in the front.  Like it’s a present.  It might cost more money to do all that, but you might have a true fan for life.  Just some ideas.  That one fan could quickly turn into 1,000 and then you’d have enough fans buying all your stuff that you could make a living off it.

So you could say my focus has gone from selling 2 deals a day, to just trying to help people blog.  It’s my mission:  to help people blog.  It’s what I write about.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of mistakes in blogging of the past but I don’t ever want to go back there again.  The past is the past, and it’s time to focus.  Do you think that if you could burn the past memories that don’t serve you forever, you’d be better able to focus on blogging?

Focus on the action you have to take now.  You’ve been reading a lot of books, and your ready to blog.  Visualize, journal (or prewrite), focus your mind, and then:

5. Take Massive Action

You’ve done it all by this point.  Your focus is on your audience and how you are going to make their day better.  You’re taking massive action by blogging everyday!  Even if you don’t write enough in one day to consider it a publishable post, you can finish it the next day, because your still writing everyday, and a post every two days is good in my book.  God is good and so is the action of posting a new post every two days.

The beauty of it is, that blogging isn’t really all that hard.  In fact, it’s easy!  It even has multiple beauties and another one is it all comes from you.  It’s Your Word.  It’s also a potent personal development tool.  Blogging has dramatically helped me think thoughts that serve me better.  It’s all because I wrote it down on my blog that I function better in the world.  Expression is powerful.  It’s like I’m manifesting my life the way I want it to be, and I’m keeping a public account of it at all here at this website.  I am taking massive action, and the universe is aligned so that we can reach our highest calling.  Only take massive action with blogging seriously, another beauty being that you can get serious with only 2 hours a day.  You CAN do it much more than 2 hours a day if you want to, the point is you do it for a minimum of two hours a day, and you do that everyday.  All money aside, the personal development benefits you get from blogging are stupendous.  They are miraculous.  Another beauty being you get to share it with the whole world, and form meaningful relationships with other people, all over the world!

You get all this and more, more than I could put down on one blog post (maybe a book) with taking massive action blogging.  And the beauty of the beauty of taking action with your blog is that you can do it in just 2 hours a day!  So you really have a lot of free time to devote to reading and journaling to make your blog even better, working your day job, or spending time with your family.

5 Tips For Productivity Blogging Wrap Up

I hope this has inspired you to look at blogging from a vantage point of love.  It’s not about the money.  It’s about art, and it’s about serving others.  It’s about positioning yourself so that you are of value to other people.  It’s about building relationships with other bloggers.  It’s about seeing your traffic get a spike upwards.   It’s about getting that next email subscriber, whether face to face or over the internet.  It’s about building your brand, building your business.

Productivity blogging is about doing it for the love of it first, and then doing your best to see that you earn money from it.

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Tips To Be More Peaceful For Bloggers

In reading “Wishes Fulfilled” by Dr. Wayne Dyer I find a great book.

In it he calls for one to embrace oneness with God.  To be God.  He suggests you use powerful, positive descriptors when saying “I am” about yourself.

In some instances, I like to say “I am Peace”.

In light of these thoughts I wanted to blog about what you can do to become more peaceful yourself.  These are my insights.

State That You Are Peace

By saying to yourself “I am peace” you are tapping into feelings that will manifest peace in your life.  The books say that your feeling is your destiny.  When you feel peaceful by repeating the mantra “I am peace”, the chance of you having a good day will be better.

Peaceful moments that turn into your life are rays of sunshine.  Without that ball of energy we call the sun, we wouldn’t exist.  I encourage you to bring more of those rays of sunshine into your life by practicing feeling at peace.

Maybe you have difficult moments or don’t want to think you’re compartmentalizing so that prevents you from stating that you are peace.  Well I’m a man of solutions so I want to get you over that hump by suggesting to you that you…

State That You Are Love

Just say this to yourself.  I don’t recommend telling your coworkers what you think you are because that may trigger their ego and they could try to stop you from thinking that you ARE indeed love.  Especially at first, just say it to yourself.

What would love do to the pain your in?

Would love get you through the pain?

I know love has gotten me through at lot of things, and is getting me through it still.

I like feeling God’s love.  When I state that I am God, or I am Love, I feel love.  When I feel love, I do better.  Really, I’m grateful to be a blogger, because that’s such an easy thing to love.  When I blog thinking I am a problogger, I work harder.  I play harder.

Maybe if you can be love, and feel love, you’ll be more open to becoming more peaceful.  To feel the healing of love work within you.  Is that maybe the solution to your pain?

I encourage you to take action and try it.  Try stating (to yourself) that you ARE love.  Then state that you ARE peace.  Feel the feelings of love and peace.  Dwell in them.  Soak in Love.  I guarantee your going to feel good.

 Act As If You Are Already Peaceful

When someone asks how your doing, if your not busy, respond to them by telling them you are good.  When you say your good, your opening yourself to that which is good.  And as they say God is good.

A lot of what I might be saying I hope puts you in touch with your divine nature.  I believe when we are acting as if we were God, or love, we are capable of so much more.

When someone refutes what you say you must be able to go within and replace that doubt (someone eles’s doubt), with your affirmation that you are indeed peaceful.

Gratitude might be helpful when trying to release anger and depression.  Be thankful for what you have, even if all you have right now is very little.

Start A Blog And Write Your Successes Of Living A Peaceful Life

When you align yourself with peace, you’ll no doubt have experiences that reflect a new found sense of peace.

You may find an employer where the people you work with are kind and understanding.  You may have more intimacy with your spouse.  You may form better bonds with your children.  You may be able to start a business and become self employed.  These things lead to fulfillment and happiness and wouldn’t that make you more peaceful?

I remember the days I was in sales.  I would blog about it.  Driving around and going to businesses and talking with the people there.  I had some success with it.  I blogged about my successes.  Getting business.

I found that sales wasn’t for me, at least not selling for somebody else.  For my day job, I prefer physical labor.  It just melts the stress away.  Being in sales isn’t easy for anyone, but for a schizophrenic, it’s even harder.  That’s why I’ve found I’m best at providing cheap labor, and just working my best on my blog in my free time (which I have plenty of).

What you can learn from my story is that you’ve got to do what’s going to help you sleep at night.  Something that gives you peace.  I’ve found it at my day job and with this blog, and of course with my family and friends.  I log it all on this blog, and I have a personal brand that has the mission of helping people to blog.  That’s only a taste of how I feel about blogging.

Conclusion

I hope you have gained some insight into how you can become more peaceful.  I know that I’m working on these methods and they are working great for me.  That coming from a schizophrenic should say something to you.  It works for everybody!

If you would like to purchase (I’ll get paid at no extra cost to you) the book I’m reading that’s giving me all these ideas, click the picture below and you can get your own copy.  I love mine, it’s really helped me.

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Here’s to You,

Jesse Creel

Blogging Is Far Superior To Winning The Lottery

With blogging you can make a million dollars a year.

That’s as much as the lottery would pay you if you matched 6 numbers on a single ticket for one of the baseline jackpots of 40 million dollars.

And just think, if you want that extra hour of blogging because you want to take massive action in the direction of your dream, you are working by putting hours and hours into the action of typing.  Of creating art.  Of creating business.  Of staying consistent.  I’ve been reading some interesting books and they talk a lot about feelings.

Neville Goddard was the main inspiration, in my opinion, for Wayne Dyer’s book “Wishes Fulfilled”.  Neville’s teachings are based around imagination and feeling, and God, which is documented in the book I’m loving reading right now “Wishes Fulfilled.

Get your copy by clicking this picture (I’ll get paid):

In it he says a lot about how you should think that you’re God, because that’s what Jesus taught us to do.  “The kingdom of God is within” He said.  Dyer says that when you believe you are God, you can live the life you want to live.  That’s my short and skinny of it.  That’s just to put it into my own words.

To be honest I’ve been putting what I’ve been reading in “Wishes Fulfilled” into action in my thoughts.  I’ve been thinking thoughts about how “I am Love” and sometimes “I am God”  and sometimes “I am a problogger”.  And sometimes “I am healthy wealthy and wise”.  Dyer says that by using the “I Am” which is what God said to Moses in the burning bush “I am that I Am.  Dyer says to use your I am’s with responsibility to the loving light that you are.  I far prefer writing about this than writing about what I would do with the money when I win the lottery.  Or just visualizing it, which is what I would do often instead of writing.

There’s been a few things that have set me off on this path of evolution to love blogging.    One being Schizophrenia, one being personal development, and one being just blogging itself.  This is what I have come to discover about  my blog and my business.  What I’ve really been doing though is imagining and feeling like I’m healthy, wealthy, happy, and wise.

Here’s a sample of the affirmations:

I am healthy.

I am wealthy.

I am wise.

I am a problogger.

I am a lottery winner (just in case)

I am happy.

I am fulfilled.

I am Love.

All things can be done with God.

I am healed.

 

These are just a few of the affirmations I use everyday.  When it comes to visualization time these days, I visualize and feel what it feels like to be healthy, wealthy, and wise, and Happy!

When your a schizophrenic and the voices tell you “YOUR NOT!” when you affirm your healthy you have to learn to embrace your superpower.  That superpower is to be the ultimate guardian of your imagination and your feelings.  There is a large “NO INTRUDERS!” sign on the door of your consciousness.  No one else is allowed into your mind.  Not even the voices that come from it.

When they shout “YOUR NOT!” at me I have several tools that I would like to share with you on how a schizophrenic, or anyone else for that matter who has their own self doubts, could harness the power of their own thinking, and use it to benefit their lives.

Nonsense

When you have a voice, or a thought if your normal, that tells you your not healthy I recommend you say one word.  That word is”nonsense”.

There are other words you could use, and I will mention some here, but think about nonsense for a moment.  Imagine what would happen if when you had a self doubt about whether you could do something or not you just repeated the word nonsense when the thought, image or feeling came up, what would happen next?

Maybe you would ask yourself the question, “How do I benefit from this?” or maybe, if your proclaiming to your mind and body that you are indeed “Love” by saying “I AM LOVE” maybe you would hear a new voice, or have a new thought, that was empowering.

To be honest I’m now drawing a blank on what other words you could use to combat self doubt, but in my mind I no doubt use them.  “Nonsense” is just my favorite and is also used by others to combat their own inner negativity.

This is a little about all three things, the schizophrenia, personal development, and blogging.  That’s my story, and it’s one of beauty and magnificence.

This is what I’m really really good at, and if your thinking about starting a blog, rest easy, because your going to be nothing when you start.  You’ll be an unheard of nobody, like everybody else who started with nothing and got everything.  This is why I like blogging so much better than playing the lottery.  You can put hours and hours of typing (actually producing something, instead of just visualizing your hours away) about things you really care about in your life.  Like helping people, or serving others.  You could be writing about how you value everyone like they are a family member, and just do your best to be of service to people.  If you put the hours in, in a God ordained profession, success will come without fail.  God cannot fail.  You just have to find your calling.  When you think blogging is your calling, I’m your man.

If your thinking that I said I was going to win a massive jackpot and then changed my mind to being a problogger, then you might be thinking I’ll have about as much success getting a million dollars a year blogging as I would at matching 6 numbers on a 40 million dollar jackpot.  To that I would say nonsense.

Switching my affirmations from lottery winner to professional blogger is a wise decision because I’m don’t spend my all my free time visualizing a lottery win.  Instead I’m writing and I find that to be a more productive activity than visualization alone.  That settles that objection, what’s next?

I don’t think there is anything next.  There’s no downside to switching your thinking from being a lottery winner to being a professional blogger.  A problogger.  The I am that I am that God said he was.  The manifesting of problogging.

” I am a problogger.”

What’s the harm in saying that to yourself as you visualize?  And try to feel what it feels like to be a problogger.  Feel the feelings of being a problogger.  They say that your destiny is in your feelings.  I would say the benefit of spending all that time visualizing and feeling like a lottery winner did me good (even though I didn’t win a big jackpot) because it taught me how to visualize, and how to feel good.  I can easily use my powers to visualize and feel what it’s like to be a problogger to manifest money using my blog.  Really, to Earn money off my blog.  When your putting hours and hours into it, your earning it.  But I would say that mastery of blogging is a worthwhile pursuit even if you don’t get paid for it.

I believe that if you would do it even if you didn’t get paid, you’ll get better results.  Sure, we can work to get paid, but we do it for much more than the money.  That’s why blogging is superior to winning the lottery.  With the lottery you don’t get the connections with other people in a work related way.  You do with blogging.  And once you start to build your email list, you’ll be growing and it’s never going to stop.  You’ll always be bigger today than you we’re yesterday.

The downside is there’s no immediate payoff.

That said, with blogging, a lot of experts will tell you that you can start to earn money from it by the six month mark.  I was in a network marketing company that trained their people to do it in 90 days.  It can be fast!

That would definitely entail a lot of hours, work ethic, wisdom, and health.  You don’t need a lot of money to start a blog so I don’t include money in that list.  Although you can pay big like I did and join a network marketing company for $5,000 and get their “masters course”.  Now instead of network marketing, blogging has chosen me and I’ve chosen it, so there’s no need to buy all the expensive products.

Now if you had an email list of 2,000 buyers then it might make sense to join the $5,000 opportunity.  You could stand to earn a lot of money with your resources.  But just starting, with no blog, no traffic, no comments, and no list I would recommend you just buy the domain, the hosting, and the email list and get to writing.  That’s how the big people did it, they had the blog first, and then they bought the expensive product they could re sell.  They already had a list of buyers!

Just think how exciting that first sale is going to be.  It is going to feel like you won the jackpot.  Just think how much more your capable of and take action.  Maybe that action is to read on and then join my email list.  Maybe that action is to ask yourself the question “what does it feel like to be a problogger?”.  Is that action to get your own blog and start on your own 90 journey to results?  Is that action to write your first blog post or leave your first long comment on someone else’s blog?  Is that action to start your email list?  Whatever it is, take action.

Put hours and hours into the writing.  You’ll be spending more time taking action than you could ever visualize with presence of mind for.  At a certain point with visualization you’re just sitting there daydreaming or in misery that you can’t do anything else to get what you want.  That is again why the action of blogging is better than the action of playing to win the lottery.

And as I started with in the beginning, I believe it is possible to earn a million dollars a year off of one’s blog.  Sure that’s a big goal, but you can’t get big without big goals.  Besides even if you fall short you’ll still have made SOME money off your blog, and some is better than none.  I shot for a jackpot win and didn’t get it, but I did win $50 off of a dollar scratch off ticket.  I imagine your chances of making a lot more than $50 off blogging are better than making it off playing the lottery.  And if you do have the big goal you have the potential to earn as much as you could win.

This is why blogging is better than playing the lottery.

I hope this has inspired you to blog harder than you play the lottery.  I know the change has been good for me and I hope that this serves you as well.

Feel free to check back for new posts.

 

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