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

Iphone for blogging businesses

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.

If you liked the post, also make sure to subscribe to my email list if you haven’t already.  You’ll get a free ebook and updates to my best posts.

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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.

You can subscribe to my email list anywhere on this site.  If you do you’ll ride this journey of spreading my message, helping and uplifting others, and becoming a problogger, as you could be too.

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One Easy Way To Save Money

Holding a lightbulb

Save Money

Yes, this is about saving money.

This blog is about a lot of things.  Health, wealth, wisdom, and happiness.

In this post I wanted to share with you one way you can keep some of the wealth you’ve created in your life.

That way is…

To Turn The Lights Off

When you leave the house, turn your lights off.

This may sound simple, but it pays.

You’re paying the electric bill, you may as well save some money by turning the lights off when you leave.

I am always going behind my wife and turning the kids bedroom lights off, the hall lights off, the dining room lights off, and it saves us money.  Money we can use to take the kids out bowling on a rainy day.

This is a short but sweet post

The point of this post is to save you money, but that’s only going to happen if you take action and turn the lights off when you leave your house.  It might only save you a couple dollars a month, but you could use that money to help pay to start a blog of your own.  You could help start a business with the money you save, so it’s going to be a good idea to turn the lights off.

I hope this reminded you of one of the things you could do to save yourself some money.  I hope you put it into action and start saving some money.  I know that I always turn the lights off, and I hope in the name of the environment, if not at least for your wallet, you turn the lights off when you leave the house.  This could lead you to living a better life.

Here’s all my best to you.

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”.

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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.

If you would like to sign up for my email list, you can do so anywhere on this site.

 

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.

Thanks for reading.  I hope this was of service to you.

 

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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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