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.