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Blogging

Blogging About You

Blogging

Blogging is a great way to develop personally and professionally.

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

Get Good At Saving Money

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

Be Good To Your Family

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

Support The People You Work With

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

Loving Your Blog

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

Blogging About You Is Hard Work

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

Final Words

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

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Money and Love and Blogging

Blogging For The Money and The Love Of It

Money and Love and Blogging

Blogging For The Money And The Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Feelings

3 Feelings You Can Use To Blog

Feelings

Feelings

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

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

Here goes.

1. Knowing That Your Going To Make Money

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

2. Knowing Your Going To Build Relationships

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

3. Knowing That Your Doing Good In The World

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

 

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Gorgeous

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

Gorgeous

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.

Beach for blogging

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.

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.

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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