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!
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