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Email lists Rock!

The Benefit of Building an Email List

Email lists Rock!

This is going to change your life!

The biggest benefit of building an email list as a business owner is how easy it is for you to touch lives.  Your people are only an email away.  Even when your starting small with say only a couple subscribers, maybe people you already know, it’s still valuable to get them talking about you, and giving them something valuable in your work.  A great way to do that is to send them an email every once in a while.

When you are solving problems that will help others to help themselves you are being a service to the human race, to all things really.  You are doing for others and when you can love doing it for free just imagine how you’ll feel when you get paid to do it.

And let me be honest here that when you are trying to make a living, money is something that might be closer to the front rather than the back of your mind.  Especially if you’ve got a family.  But you’ve got to understand that this blogging thing isn’t a get rich quick scheme.  It takes years to make money, and you’ve got to be really really good.  So investing in creating a blogging income is a long term strategy and you probably won’t be making a living doing it any time soon.  That doesn’t mean you can’t take more action and try to make your first blogging windfall come faster.  You gotta figure that if you wait until you have 1,000 subscribers, your bound to sell something on your first launch.  Even if it’s only one copy, you’ve still got to sell something if you have 1,000 people on your list.  It’s probably going to be a disappointing number, maybe more than one, but less than 100, but it will be something you can work on and grow.  The blogging business is easy enough to do for a lifetime, without ever having to retire from it.  Why would you ever retire anyways?  It’s fun!  And it’s not hard on your body, all you are doing is typing.  In other words, you could be 99 years old and still able to blog everyday if you wanted to.

So why all the talk about the money anyways.  Blogging is fun, and it makes your life better.  It makes your relationships better.  Building an email list on top of blogging just makes blogging that much better.  Especially if you plan to make money off your blog.  Everyone says it, “the money is in the list”.

So when you get subscribers, that is leading you down a road where people pay you for your products.  You don’t have to start with a $1,000 product.  Start small, something like $20.  That’s a middle ground price range for a good e book, and with a list of 1,000 subscribers, if you did well, you might make a couple hundred dollars off your first launch.  That’s money you didn’t have before, and even better it’s earned with your very own online business.

The money would be nice, but the biggest benefit of building an email list is your opportunity to be of service to other people.  To help other people.  When you work with that in mind, the future is bright.

Creative Work Might Pay You In The Future

Yes, Work On Your Creative Business

Creative Work Might Pay You In The Future

Passion, Pleasure and Pain

Maybe you paint pictures.  Maybe you build growth rulers.  Maybe you work on cars, maybe you write children’s books.  Perhaps you write songs, poetry, and novels.  Maybe you could get an album together and put it up for sale for $10.  Maybe you could get a book together and put it up for sale for $20.  Maybe you could sell your paintings for $50.  Either way your creative work could be paying you.

I say, YES! Work on your creative business.  I’m setting a goal today to work on mine, everyday, not for money but just for practice.  So I get better at my creative work.  I’ve worked on it here and there, but I haven’t really been blogging daily.

From what I was reading, there is something that happens when you work on it daily for a year.  Things in you change, and you become what you want to become.  The beauty of me starting this daily blogging (which is a promise I probably won’t be able to keep EVERYDAY) is that I already have a head start.  As of this writing I have 17 email subscribers and I’m growing.  All from doing what I’ve already done.  And if I never did anything else, it would probably still grow because of the system I have in place.  But I want it to grow faster, so I’m continuing to work on it.

And yeah, I’m sure one day I will make money with blogging, but I’m fine with working my passion with enthusiasm in the meantime.  The only problem is knowing what to say, and we can solve that problem right now.

If you in a position where you don’t know what to write about meditate on how you are valuable to other people.  Many ideas should spring up to you in the ways you are of service to other people.  Keep in mind your thinking of valuable things you do in life that way when you write, you will already be bringing value to the table.  The more you can act on your values, the better you will be able to write in a way that serves others.

And when you want to make money off your blog, service is the name of the game.  You provide an  e book, they provide $20.  Simple as that.  An exchange of service.  But no one is going to pay you if your not valuable.  That’s why personal development is so important, because you want to be living by your values everyday.  Personal AND professional of course.  We all have day jobs.

When you’ve really got it nailed down in your personal and professional life, then your writing will automatically take on that value that you bring to the equation by living your life the right way.  The way you feel is right.  On a side note you shouldn’t let other people think for you, you should think for yourself (to as much of a degree as you can, we all have our programming). When your living your personal and professional life-what you do outside of blogging- the best way you can, it’s going to make everything else you do in your life better too.

Just remember to meditate on some of what the bible says on a regular if not daily basis.  I remember a story about Job from the bible, about how he was an afflicted man.  Even though he was in despair, he loved God.  I read something about how even when there is no harvest you should glorify God.  Something to think about as your putting your value into the artwork your creating.  Even if it’s not paying you, you should glorify God.  You are still able to follow your passions and achieving bliss by acting and that is still something great to be thankful for.  Your creative work will be an achievement whether you ever get paid for it or not (and I believe when you do it the right way, it’s inevitable your going to get paid for it).

We all just have to do it the right way, and let the harvest come to us.  We have to first write our blogs, then we have to write things for other people, we have to put articles out there on other websites, we even have to go so far as getting on other people’s podcasts.  But let’s take it one step at a time.  If we are talking about blogging, the first thing we have to do is blog everyday for a year.  Going for at least 500 words a day.  Not for profit, but for practice.  At the end of the year we are going to be a lot better at writers, because we as writers age like wine.  The longer we practice our craft, the better we are going to get at it.

But blogging everyday shouldn’t stop you from doing other things to help your blog everyday, like commenting on other blogs, and posting your blog posts (and others work) on your social media accounts.  With time our blogs will tend to grow and it’s like the old saying “the more you put into it, the more you get out of it”.  The more you put into your blog, the faster you’ll get to your 1,000 subscribers so you can launch your first e book.

What I say we do, and you can let me know what you think about my approach in the comments below, is to write free e books to give to our subscribers, updating every so often with new and better e books and giving it all away to the people on your list as you go.  As you update your current free offer, you send a copy of the new free e book to your current subscribers, thereby adding value to their inbox.  With each free e book you send them, you be building the relationship.  By the time you have 1,000 subscribers you should have a list that is eager to buy your $20 book.

This is what I wanted to do with this post.  Lay it all out there.  My exact plan for building a business.  In the name of authenticity.

If your not already on my list, do join anywhere on this site.  I promise you will have no regrets.

Blogging Mountain

The Blog About Blogging

Blogging Mountain

The Mountaintop of 9 Million Dollars A Year

I wanted to name my blog “The Blog About Blogging” because I want it to be a resource people can come to in order to find the inspiration to blog today.  And blog well.

The funny thing about blogging is that it’s what’s on your mind.  How would you be able to write about anything else?  The issue is to make the things on your mind about good things.  At least it is for me.  I imagine my experience is like everyone else’s experience, except with my own unique twist.  As is yours.  It’s our own unique twists.  We’re all sharing the same experience.

Granted some are more far out there than others.  I can say truthfully, mine is pretty far out there.  As far out there as one of the few jackpot winners, or something better.  If you could make 9 million dollars a year off your blog for the rest of your life, that would be better than getting 9 million dollars a year for 25 years from the lottery.  It can be done.

But this blog is about blogging.  It’s about becoming a professional blogger (whenever that happens).  It’s about the mission to make $1,000 a month off a Convertkit business.  I figure if I put it out there that I want 112 Convertkit referrals then there’s a better chance I’ll GET 112 Convertkit referrals.  It’s all about the law of attraction, part of the reason I love writing and blogging.  Because it appeals to the law of attraction.  Like attracts like.  If you write like a millionaire then there’s no stopping the millions coming in, let alone a $1,000 a month income.

But really all this could be crap and I could just be writing for the hobby of it.  Not that that is going to stop me from opening up these channels of expression, where money could come into my life, at these common hours where I’m just doing nothing.

But i’m not going to be doing nothing.  I’m going to be blogging.  Blogging because I have a mission and a message.  That’s what this blog is really all about.  It’s about helping people blog everyday, to build their brand, and make more money.

When it comes to a blog about blogging why not write about your day job.  That could help somebody.  Could let them in on what your doing to make your income.  In my case it’s not even hard to make an income, except on those occasions when it is.  This is really not meant to be a random rant, but more a message to you that you too can blog.  And it can be a meaningful experience to you.

All I know is that more posts, the more chances you have at getting some traffic, so I say, blog on.  Of course you want to be reading other people’s blogs too, and commenting on them, and even asking bloggers if you can guest post for them.  These are the things I’ve learned that will help you to stand out as a blogger at this point.  So far I’ve commented some, written a lot, and haven’t yet asked anyone if I can guest post on their site.  I have that one in the works.

But I’ve got to find a way to get some natural traffic to this site.  I need a lot more subscribers, and a lot more clicks on my ads, and a lot more traffic.  I know I can do this, I’ve just got to take baby steps.  Working from home, even when your making no money, can still be a rocking time.  It would be a lot more rocking if you got your first commission, but I think you and me can do that together, blogging.

And doing all the other things that come along with building a business from scratch, like passing out your business cards to anyone that will take one.  Another being working your day job like your life depends on it, because it does!

The way I see it is, you put enough work into your blog, it’s going to pay you.  The way I see it is, you’ve got a solid 2 years of content creation before you even make a cent so you may as well get busy writing.  It’s beautiful anyway.  You may as well enjoy the writing.  Put that work in though, I believe we all have a $1,000 a month business in us.

You may call me too optimistic, but the way I see it is, the future is bright, brighter than comprehension.  We are all getting better everyday, and you can smell it.  It smells like sweat.  It smells like lazy creativeness.  It smells like your loving money.  It smells like you’ve got a savings account.  It smells like you can spend money.  It smells like you’re for the highest good of all you encounter.

You may say this is too far out there.  I challenge you to go with the flow and be destined for success.  Whether it’s in your day job, the lottery, or your blog you can have success in all of those things.  Just remember that things work on God’s time, so don’t expect it to happen on your time, but it will happen on God’s time.

Blogging about blogging is freeing.  You can say anything you want.  You can be a Youpreneur.  You can build your own personal brand.  You can get everyone you know on your email list and get so good at writing that they have to tell their friends about it, and then you will grow more.  It will snowball all the way down the hill.  Part of the reason, blogging, and life really, is so attractive.  Especially when your working towards something.  Taking baby steps.  Taking action.  It’s really really nice.

1,000 words is nothing in what you mean to me as a reader.  I’m going to have books for sale, one thing I’m working on is reading all the books I’m buying myself, but there’s going to be plenty of me to entertain, inspire, and delight you.  I encourage you to sign up for my email list, if you haven’t already.  Watch this video and put your email address in the box.  You’ll get only my best stuff sent right to your inbox.  I promise you’ll be happy you did.

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.

 

 

For Bloggers Who want affirmations to be professional bloggers.

Law Of Attraction Affirmations For Professional Bloggers

For Bloggers Who want affirmations to be professional bloggers.

Business man success in job.

I believe in the law of attraction, even though I have my difficulties in it.  There’s no need to get into the difficulties though.  The beauty about the law of attraction is that it will give you whatever you are thinking about.  In different ways.

I wanted to write down some affirmations for us so that we could become better professional bloggers.  So that we could be aided in our quest by the power of repetition with our thoughts.  Without getting into my personal story lets dive right into the affirmations.

Law of Attraction Affirmations For Professional Bloggers

  1. I am a professional blogger.
  2. I have a successful Convertkit affiliate business.
  3. I have a profitable ebook.
  4. I make money off Adsense,
  5. I use pictures in every post.
  6. I have a growing email list.
  7. My debts are all paid off.
  8. I have a huge savings account.
  9. I enjoy spending money on ads for my blog.
  10. I am always becoming better.
  11. I am becoming more profitable with every breath I take.
  12. I am becoming stronger with every day, every holiday.
  13. I am a man, and I am a professional blogger.
  14. I am a dad, and I am a professional blogger.
  15. I am a husband, and I have retired my wife.
  16. Every blog post I type is better than the last

Try experimenting with one or many of these affirmations throughout your day.  See the positive results in changing your mindset.  With work everyday, you’ll begin to see results and once you see those results you’ll be hooked.  It will be you working more to get better results.

Thanks for reading.  I don’t have much to say on the law of attraction because I believe action trumps visualization, but still I think affirmations are a valuable tool we can use to program our consciousness.  I hope you get great results using particularly the affirmation, ” I am a professional blogger”.

Take care and if you haven’t yet sign up for my email list, do so now.  Also, my list has a special place in my heart, and I work to show it.  Just want to let you know that it will change your life or your money back, so to speak.

 

 

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

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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.

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.

Living And Working And Kicking Ass With Schizophrenia

Yes, that’s what I’m doing… I’m kicking ass.

I’m a schizophrenic and I’m holding a job, and I have been for the last 2 years.  I’ve even been promoted several times and now hold a sales job for 3 of the 5 days a week I work.

Not to mention my job, I also am kicking ass at visualizing, running this blog, creating rock and rolls songs, taking care of my family, and being an overall respectable member of the community.

All this with the schizophrenia wishing I would die.

I won’t die.  I’m going to live to 100.  I’m only 33, so I’ve got a long ways to go.

In that time I plan on becoming rich and famous, living in a better house with a free schedule, and creating a rock and roll band.

If this so far interests you I highly recommend signing up for my email list.  You’ll get updates to see how I’m doing as time goes on.

What I’ve discovered though, is that helping schizophrenics work is a charity cause.  I want to create income.  I don’t think it’s going to happen leading schizophrenics to work a job.  I need something else.  A new business idea.

So it’s writing for fun at this point.

I just ordered Mike Dooley’s new book “Playing the Matrix”.  I pre-ordered it so it doesn’t come out until October 31st, 2017.  I’m looking forward to reading it though because I really enjoy his “Notes From The Universe“.  By the way, I don’t get anything from putting that website link on my site.  It’s just because I believe in it and want to share it.

What Mike Dooley says in his notes from the universe is that you have to suit up and show up.  That’s why I’m writing this post today.  In order to suit up and show up, with my blog.  This blog is in my heart and it’s a part of who I am, so I want to keep writing it, no matter what happens, as a possible avenue to riches and freedom.

I’ve started a vision board.  The first thing I put on it was how much money I wanted to make per year.  First I went for $100,000 and then didn’t think that was thinking big enough so then I put $15,000,000 on there and thought that was thinking too big and I should take the wealth in stepping stones so finally I decided on $200,000.  That’s whats there now, and we’ll see how it works out.

As I’m visualizing I can see the board and it helps me concentrate.  I do find it helpful.

Mike Dooley also says you should manifest in general terms and not worry about the “cursed how’s”.  So my vision board is all set on end results… a lot of cash, a new house….and there’s more to come.  I haven’t even started.

Suffice to say I’m working as hard as I possibly can to create what I want in my life.  I am doing everything I can, everyday, to bring myself closer to my goals.  It IS working, one day at a time.  Just last month I got my first internet subscriber to my email list.  I had been working for almost 2 years just to get one subscriber, but I finally got him, and now he’s on my list.  I’m really looking forward to having many many many many more subscribers and starting a business somehow with my email list.

But don’t let that stop you from subscribing, because my email list is my treasured gold that I treat to the best of what I have to offer.  If you are indeed a fan, then you absolutely have a place on my email list.

Don’t shame me for selling the list either.  It in all likelihood will be a positive experience for both you and me.  If you don’t like it you can always unsubscribe for free and it will be like it never happened.  So really you have nothing to lose.

You can subscribe here.

Yes, oh yes, I am kicking ass.  I’m doing it the best I know how and it’s successfully paying me every two weeks, and resulting in traffic and subscribers.  Although I only have 1 internet subscriber, I have asked several friends to subscribe and a few of the have, and confirmed their subscription.  The beauty is in the numbers.

Right now I have 4 subscribers, including myself.  I figure if a president votes for himself on election day, I had better be on my own list.  From what I hear, the presidents, before they are presidents, do indeed vote for themselves.

I know that’s not a lot of subscribers but Mike Dooley only started out with 30 some, and now he has over 750,000.  If he says the trick is to suit up and show up, then I’m going to do it with things I love, like blues guitar, and blogging, and writing books, and reading, and walking, and the list really does go on and on and on and on.

The point:  This is coming to you for a reason.  It’s because I, Jesse Creel, must do it.  I have a vision and I have goals.  Part of making that happen is showing up in life.  So that’s what I’m doing.  That’s also what I recommend you do in your own life.

Do the job you hate, even if you hate it, for as long as you have to until your passions set you free from that work.  You will live to see this through.  You will live to be a millionaire.  You will live to live in your dream house.  You will see your family grow up.  You will be everything your heart desires you to be, and it will be better than you could possibly imagine.  I just know this in my heart.

Nothing can stop you.  You won’t be held back by negativity.  You are your own champion.  You can do this.  Suit up and show up and reap the rewards.  It may come slowly and imperceptibly at first, but it will come and you, if you pay attention, will be overjoyed at your results even when at first they are not paying you.

 

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