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Have You Ever Thought Of Starting Your Own Business?

Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

It’s done!

(Note:  There is affiliate links that if you click on and buy thru, I will get paid.  This comes at no extra charge to you.)

Have you?

I know I have.

I best I can come up with at this point is a Convertkit business.

They pay you $8 a month for every new person you sign up.  If you buy Convertkit from me, I will hope for your success with it.  The beautiful thing about having a list is that you can sell them anything you want.  Be it an eBook, music, or poetry.  Artists can have a list and make their living off of it.  Have you ever thought of starting a business off your art?

You can do it with Convertkit.  One of the nice things about it is when you send out a broadcast, it tells you how many people open the email.  It also tells you how many people click on the link.  When you are trying to make a living off of your online work, you’ll be working all the time to plant as many seeds as you can, and to make the most of each planting.

I really believe I can make money online.  I really believe I can help people.  I believe you can help people too.  Together we can create an unstoppable money making machine.  Convertkit is one of the products that is the foundation of our online business.  If you’re like me and want to sell the business to others, you can go ahead and market a Convertkit business just like I am.  Go and find your people that want to start their own businesses.  I know my 500 Convertkit customers are out there and that would give me a $4,000 a month income.  Enough to retire from my job happily.  Although I might quit at $1,000 a month and go full time on the blog and see what I can really do with it.  The latter is more likely the outcome.  How much I end up making is in God’s department, but I am praying for sales.

You should pray for sales too.  Why not?  It’s not a bad thing to wish for more good to come into your life.  I wish it for you, why not wish it for yourself.  If you’re going to be doing the work of blogging, you may as well imagine success with it.  Why think yourself a failure?  Leave it up to God.

That’s not to say you should just wish for success.  You should imagine yourself a success and then work everyday to attain that success you imagine.  I imagine having 112 Convertkit buyers that I refer and having a $1,000 a month income just from Convertkit.  I imagine that for you as well.

I also imagine for you that you will be better than me at selling Convertkit.  I’ve been selling it for a few months now and I am still working for my first sale.  You might be able to get your first sale in your first week.  I want you to surpass me in earnings one day.  That way the student does better with their life than the teacher did in his life.  I believe that is the sign of a good teacher.

So go ahead, click on the Convertkit link and buy your list.  When you’ve outdone me and you, you’ll be happy I signed you up.

Cheers!

What It Feels Like To Sell Convertkit

What I want is to sell Convertkit for a living.

That along with hosting.

So far all I have up for sale is the Convertkit.

I wanted to tell you what it feels like to sell it, when your trying to sell it for a living.

The thing about selling an email list provider, is that you help people start businesses.  You can feel proud that everyday, you help people get what they need to go into business for themselves.  It’s beautiful.

When you are trying to make your money online, in a work from home business, there’s no cheaper way that to buy an email list and then resell that email list to your potential customers.  I don’t spend a lot of money maintaining my business, but I still have a business and I’m still working to make it better everyday.  Selling Convertkit is really a dream come true, as they pay monthly, for every member you have.

The way I look at it is, you’ve got to do the work.  You’ve got to be the farmer and plant all the seeds you can.  The more seeds you plant, the more potential for a great harvest.  That is, if God gives you anything at all.

It could be that you work and work and never get paid.

That is not my intention, and it shouldn’t be yours either.  We should shoot to quadruple our monthly incomes with blogging.  You gotta figure, if you can make $1,000 a month working a part time job, you must be able to make at least 4 times that much when you cut out the owner and all the profits he takes.

In other words, when you are the boss, your the one making all the money.

How it feels to sell Convertkit is that I’m doing the right thing.  It’s not easy, especially with the big players like Pat Flynn doing the same thing.  I have a hard time competing.  Still, I feel there is a market for my work so I’m just going to keep working publicly and see what happens.

It feels good to serve Convertkit to people.  It feels good just asking them to join.  It takes work, and trial and error, but I have found that it’s part of God’s plan for me, so I’m making the most of it.  I hope that doesn’t scare you.

I just wanted to let you know that I’m selling Convertkit for a living and I’m failing miserably but I’m going to continue on until I reach the promised land.

Thank You, and God Bless,

Jesse Creel

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I keep updating the headline and the tagline to this site.  I just started the habit of looking at the headline and tagline before starting a post.  With the headline and the tagline in mind, I’m going to write these posts.

This post is designed to help you grow.  Both personally and professionally.  It’s also designed to show you that blogging is the best way to grow personally and professionally.  Let me show you.

(Note:  There is an affiliate link in this post that if you buy, I will get paid.  This comes at no extra cost to you. )

2 Years Experience Blogging

I’ve been blogging here at JesseCreel.com for 2 years now.  I’ll admit, at first I was blogging about triumphs over personal problems like schizophrenia.  I think that can be a little scary for Google to embrace, as I had trouble getting Adsense on my site in the early stages.  I wasn’t approved.  I tried again, after making my site about the business of blogging, with lots of fresh posts about email marketing and how literally anyone could get in the game and build a work from home business.  I had success and was approved for Adsense.

Adsense is my only form of monetization for this site, as of 5/20/2018.  I definitely have plans to expand into other forms of monetization but for now I’m just writing for practice.  I want to further hone my craft.  I’ve already written 143 posts, some of them good length posts.  Really, I have to do a lot better than 143 if I really want to get my writing up to speed.  Makes me think I really should be blogging daily.  Admittedly, my speed is slow.

I do however get the work done.  Week by week.  I’m going to get my post count up and then see where my Adsense earning are.  I plan to do a post when I get my first payout of $100.  It’s really too early  to predict where my lifetime blog earnings are going to land.  I’m will say though that I’m going to plant the seeds on the internet, and let God take care of the rest.

I have 2 years experience blogging, and I can tell you it’s been a slow ride.  If you are a blogger you know what I’m talking about.  All you can do is hone your craft and pray something sticks.  I can tell you how to do it slowly.

10 Thick Spiral Bound Notebooks Filled

I am almost at a completed 10 journals.  At 300 pages per journal that’s 3,000 pages of journal entries.  You could say I’ve been practicing for years.  A lot of it is about personal development.  It’s about quitting smoking and drinking.  It’s about exercising.  It’s about building a business.  It’s about personal struggles with questions on how I can solve the problems.  So far it’s landed me an income of over $1,000 a month.  That’s after taxes.  My personal development is working for me.  It’s an even more powerful statement when you consider that I’m a schizophrenic who has held a part time job for over 2 years now.  I’m working, I’m paying taxes, contributing to society, raising a family (with the help of my darling wife), I’m journaling my personal development, I’m blogging, I’m playing rock and roll blues songs, I’m writing poetry, and I’m keeping up with the housework.  I do all these things and I pay my credit card bill down slowly over time.  After the credit card bill I will be working on the mortgage and time keeps ticking and I still don’t have a 401K plan for my retirement.  I’m not worried because I’m not the one in control.  God is in control.  If I make righteous choices God is going to take care of me.  Not to mention my family of a wife and two kids.  Not to mention the rest of my family like parents, brother, and inlaws.  Not to mention my friends and the rest of the world.

Sometimes my blog posts get into talking like I was talking to the Lord, and I’m not going to run from me.

I’ve written all kinds of letters to myself and to God.  I have a relationship with God.  It’s in my journals.

I’ve written 10 journals so far and I’m still writing today.  Just the sheer volume of work speaks.  I love the directions it takes me.

Why Blogging?

So I’ve written all these journals.  Why not just keep journaling and hone the craft of writing that way?

I’ll tell you.  It’s because it’s not public.

When it’s out in the public something changes.  You change.  And you change more than if you were keeping it all to yourself.  You learn to not just write for yourself, but to write for an audience.  You start asking yourself the questions “what problems can I solve for my audience?” and “What are my audience’s pain points?”.

Then you come up with a solution that will help your audience.

For me my audience is people who want to develop personally and professionally, especially when they are facing other challenges in their life that have nothing to do with work.  When a schizophrenic can make over $1,000 a month every month for 2 years running he’s doing something good, and you might be able to learn something.

But with my job I’ve only just begun.  The job is just a springboard for the blog, giving me what I need every month to maintain a business, keep my doors open, and plant seeds regularly in the hopes for a harvest.  I realize earning an income from blogging takes time, and that’s all right with me.  I am in it for the long haul and plan to do it for as long as 10 years to get it right.  To take it a step further, as long as no one stops me, I’m going to be living and blogging to 100.  In other words my work is in it’s infancy and I’ve already made more than half a dollar.  Just imagine what my (and your) blog could look like in 10 years if we’ve stuck with it regularly.  It could be an empire of posts!  Wouldn’t it feel good to know you’ve accomplished massive public works that potentially the whole world could see and learn from.  Wouldn’t it make you feel good that you did that?  I revel in my 2 years of blogging, my $.58, my 143 posts, and my 400 visitors a month.  Now I just work to better my results.

It’s incredibly fun blogging.  Seeing the results and adjusting your efforts so that they become more of what you want.  YOU become more of what you want to be.  That’s the power of blogging.  You become more of you and you want to do it your way, don’t you?

So blog.

If you want to take it the next logical step and build a business then:

Build An Email List

If you’ve done any research at all into how to make money with a blog then you’ll already know that “the money is in the list”.  By people giving you their email address you are getting intimate access to them.  They want more of what you have.  They are your potential customers.  If you want to make money with your blog you are going to have to have customers. The best way to get in touch with potential customers is to collect their email addresses and mail them your work and your offers.  On that note, it’s never to early to sell to them.  I only have 18 subscribers as of today and I’m already selling to them.  It’s good practice for when you have a bigger list with more potential buyers.  It’s good to get comfortable with potentially collecting money from your list.  A good way to do that is to start selling.

Again my blog is in it’s infancy, and I’m really only selling one affiliate product at this point.  It’s an email list provider called Convertkit.  When you have a blog and want to start an email list, I’m your man.  Apart from the service itself, I have found Convertkit to have a helpful blog, and that the extra bonuses they offer members really goes the extra mile to help you convert your subscribers into raving super customers.

If you want to talk about growing, growing an email list is a very exciting (although slow in the beginning) adventure.  Nurturing your list is also exciting as you get to further your people and sales skills and potentially increase your income.  This also goes with furthering your ability to solve problems for your audience, really the most important part in the equation of earning money with your blog.

As you build an email list you grow personally and professionally.  You refine your personal life so you get better results in your professional life.  You build your list and then nurture a relationship with them.  When your blogging, the older you get, the better your blog becomes.  It’s fulfilling when you know that the post you send your list today is going to be better then the post you sent out a week ago.   Not to mention that all this personal and professional development could lead to the lifestyle you want to live.  I know that so far for me, personal development has taken me leaps and bounds further along the road to success, and there is no end in sight.  Don’t you want a business in your life where the sun never sets?

 

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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