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Money and Love and Blogging

Blogging For The Money And The Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Blogging For Fun

When you talk about happiness, passion, and joy, one of the things that really lights me up is blogging.

I love to blog.  It gives me something constructive to do.  It helps me pass the time in a way that could lead me to more money.  More importantly it helps me pass the time in a way that could help other people.

So this post is about blogging for fun.  It’s my take on blogging for fun and how it can help you in all areas of your life.

Holiday Work

So I’ve just finished my second year working the holidays at my day job.  They worked me 60 hours a week, and I worked 2 weeks with only one day off which was Christmas day.  That gives me something to blog about.

I did get 2 bonuses, one for Thanksgiving, and one for Christmas, and I’m deeply grateful for them, even though they weren’t really large bonuses.  They were something though, so I’m grateful.

Working the holiday is part of why I haven’t been blogging regularly.  I would get up at 8 am and have to be at work by 9, and I wouldn’t get off until 7 or 8pm.  This left me only enough time to drink 3 beers, have something to eat, and take a shower before going straight to bed.  So the blogging, because of the holiday has suffered.

At this point it’s not going to suffer anymore.  I’m going to make the time to work on my blog everyday so I can increase my traffic and get Adsense up on my site so I can start collecting my first few dollars from this website.  Really, that’s my starting point in creating an income from this site, so there’s no time like the present to get to writing.

The holiday work was great, although a little challenging.  I’m going to get my best paycheck of the year really soon, and I’ll be happy I put in all those hours.  Right now I’m enjoying the first day of a 4 day weekend, my first real break from the store in two weeks.  I’m grateful that I can ring in the New Year at home with my family and I can relax and be at ease for a time.  It’s going to get really busy for me, as I’m on the verge of picking up a second job, so it’s going to take a lot of discipline to keep blogging but I’m going to do it.

Christmas 2017

Working so many hours during Thanksgiving and Christmas really take all the fun out of the holidays.  I worked 10 days straight and got a day off on Christmas that I spent running around to relatives’ houses.  I did get some gifts which was nice and I’m grateful for that, not to mention the kids got a lot of stuff, but I was exhausted and just wanted to be at home sleeping.  So I was extremely busy leading up to Christmas, and I spent Christmas day running around so I got no rest.  As I mentioned I’m currently on a 4 day weekend, so this is my first break where I can get some real rest.  I’m grateful for this 4 day weekend.

All in all, Christmas was great, work and all.  We had enough money to buy each other some gifts, although I felt like I didn’t give enough to other family members, and I want to make it a point to give everyone a gift next year, no matter what it takes.  It just doesn’t feel good at Christmas unless you have a gift to give to your family.  So I’m going to make that change next year.

Family Life At Home

Things are good with my family at home.  My wife, Meg and our kids, Cali and Charlie are happy.  I’m happy.  I get to have a few beers everyday, I’ve ditched my smoking habit for vaping which is working out, I’m in the process of picking up a second job, I’m reading books and keeping my journal, today I’ve started drawing in a sketch book my grandmother gave me for Christmas, and I’m eating lots of food.  Really, because of Christmas, I’ll have more money than I can spend before I get paid again.  So things are going very nicely in the present, and the future is only going to make my life even better (by leaps and bounds).  Really, as far as family life goes, I don’t really get to see them often.  Either I’m working, or they are out doing things.  That’s just the way the story goes right now.  Really, I’m better off working anyways as I’ve got a sizeable debt to pay (which will get paid in full).

Picking Up A Second Job

As it turns out, there is a pizza place that is hiring and in order to get the job, all I need to do is furnish my driving record.  When I talked to the hiring manager and told him my background at the ham store, he spoke like I would be a good fit for the place.  I’m sure I could get at least another 20 hours a week or more working there.  That would really help me out.  Not to mention it would be a great experience working two jobs for the first time in my life.  I would do it for my family, I would do it so I could get out of debt in a timely manner, and I would do it so I could save more money so we could get serious about moving into a house that would be big enough for all of us.  Not that a second job is the only way to get more money, but it’s one way, and one way that I’m getting serious about.

Winning The Lottery On Christmas Day

My wife bought me 6 scratch off tickets for Christmas and hung them on a tiny Christmas tree and gave them to me.  The beauty is that I won on 4 out of 6.  If you take into account the odds of winning that much, I can confidently say I beat the odds.  In the end I won $22 but I celebrated winning on those tickets like it was a massive jackpot.  I was very pleased to win so much and I know it’s because of what I’ve been doing with my free time that allowed the universe to deliver to me those wins.  Never mind what those things I’ve been doing are, just know that I’m doing something and I’m starting to see positive results.  It’s only a matter of time before I win that massive jackpot and enjoy all the wonderful things that come along with it.  For now though, I’m happy even without a massive jackpot win.  I have food and drink, a job, a family, books, a journal, a blog, guitars, a computer, the internet, and air to breathe.  The list of things I’m grateful for RIGHT NOW goes on and on and on and on.

Blogging For Fun

To be honest, I’ve been struggling with ideas on how I can help people with my blog.  At first I thought it would be about personal development, then I wanted to make it a happiness blog, and then I wanted it to be about how one can get more money.  Now I’ve settled back on a personal development blog, and this post and the ones to come will be me just writing for fun.

I love writing.  The creative power of words fascinates me.  How one can write one’s own story and then try to live it is amazing.  It’s great for self improvement, goal setting, and gives one something constructive to do with free time.  It beats just sitting on the couch drinking.  The busier you are, as Mike Dooley says, the more opportunity you give the universe the chance to deliver to you what you want.  So I do my absolute best to try and stay as busy as possible.  Part of that busyness is blogging for fun.

When I get enough traffic through my daily posts to earn an Adsense account, where Google recognizes my blog as a blog worth putting advertisements on, I will begin to collect the money that I desire.  More than that, by writing everyday, I will improve myself.  More than that, by writing useful content, I will help others to improve their lives as well.  It’s a win win win.

I have a little email list that currently has 8 subscribers that I’m going to mail this little gem out to.  If they want to participate, I would encourage them to leave a comment.  If you would like to join the list so you can get my posts delivered right to your inbox when I have a new one, then please do join.  It’s totally free and you have nothing to lose.  You can only win by being on my email list, so join here now.  You’ll also get a free ebook!  Blogging for fun can also be about building a business from scratch.

I’ve been at this blogging business for a while now and with the results I get, I wouldn’t keep doing it unless I loved it.  I love writing.  I love the power of words.  Writing about my life excites me because I get to write the truth of how things are going, which is phenomenal.  Everyday, every breath is a miracle, and miracles in my life never cease.  Everyday I have the chance to make more of myself than I was yesterday and I seize that opportunity with power and confidence.  Things are great and they are only going to get better, it doesn’t matter who’s the president.

Blogging is a passion of mine, and I do it to help other people.  Sure, there are some things I want to improve upon (like my income), but writing for free to help other people is something that I know is going to move me in the direction of getting more of what I want.  I encourage you to leave in the comments of this post what it is you want, and what you are going to do TODAY that is going to be your baby step in the direction of making that a reality.  One of my goals is to live in a mansion with it’s own pool and the baby step I took today in that direction was to write this post.  I hope it’s served you in helping you to realize that blogging can be fun, and if you follow your heart, you can successfully work on your dreams.

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