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10 Tremendously Helpful Tips to Make Money Blogging

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Are you having a terrible time trying to make money with your blog?

Your pain may feel overwhelming if you’re trying to pay your bills through your blogging efforts while making pennies each month.

Before your savings dwindle to dangerously low levels understand that you can ease your pain and dissolve your suffering by following a few basic fundamentals.

Imagine the joy of building a freeing, inspired lifestyle through your blog?

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Make Money Blogging

I’ve circled the globe for the past 5 years and want to share a few profitable blogging tips to help you break your financial chains.

A1: Address Your Money Limiting Beliefs

 

Money responds to your money beliefs.

If you follow each tip below religiously but ignore any limiting beliefs you hold in regards to money you will scare off money, whether through your blog or through offline channels.

Face, embrace and release screwy money beliefs like:

  • Having an intense fear that you will lose all of your money
  • Believing that you compete with other bloggers for money
  • Feeling that money is a finite, limited energy

Meditate daily to become aware of your money limiting beliefs.

Consider using EFT to uncover, embrace and release your low energy feelings around money.

Meditating and doing EFT helped me uncover and release a few wicked money limiting beliefs I needed to clear before I could boost my blogging income.

Do the inner work to clear out money-repelling energies so you can allow in the profitable ideas, influential bloggers and prospering circumstances to boost your blogging income.

 

1: Discover Why

 

Why are you blogging?

Tie the reason to something fun and freeing to increase your blogging profits.

When you blog predominantly for fun, the joy of pursuing your fun is the reward.

If you devote most of your energies to having fun and helping your readers you will detach from blogging money outcomes.

In essence, when you’re not super concerned with *getting* the *giving* (creating valuable posts, promoting blogging leaders, etc) becomes easier.

The “givers” of the blogging world become the richest bloggers on earth.

I advise my readers and clients to choose a fun, freeing blogging driver.

If you love to talk about basketball create a basketball-themed blog.

Or if you love pets maybe you can start a pet-themed blog.

Following your passion purifies your blogging driver and inspires you to persist through the peaks and valleys every blogger experiences.

 

2: See Your Ideal Reader in Mind

 

Visualize your ideal reader in mind.

For my blog, I see an individual who wants smart blogging tips.

If I see my perfect reader in mind my perfect reader can see me. Meaning, my ideal reader can find me through my blog, through guest posting, through blog commenting and through the social media channels I work daily.

See your ideal reader in mind to better address their needs.

By addressing their needs in great detail you will be able to create eBooks, courses and services which loyal readers will readily buy into, boosting your blogging income.

 

3: Address Pain Points

 

Address your reader’s pain points to run a profitable blog.

Observe your last 10 purchases. Why did you buy what you bought? You likely addressed a pain point to end some form of suffering.

My last purchase consisted of lunch for me and my wife here in Istanbul, Turkey. My pain point was hunger. I had fasted for 16 hours prior.

I spent the whopping total of 17 Turkish Lira – about $5.77 USD – to experience the relief of eating a nutritious, satiating, wholesome lunch.

List your reader’s pain points to better solve their problems.

A personal development blogger may spot these reader pain points:

  • Problems with your spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend
  • Money issues (not having enough, working too hard just to make end’s meet)
  • Relationship problems with parents and/or relatives

Build every one of your blog posts, products and eBooks on these specific pain points.

Gain the trust of your audience by easing their pain. People will gladly subscribe to your list and pay for anything you have to offer which dissolves their specific pain.

 

4: Align Your Blog

 

Align your blog top down to speak a loud, clear message to your audience.

Every element on your blog should align fully with your core message.

From your domain name, to blog name, to tag line to posts, pages, ads and opt in forms, every single item should relate to your brand.

Lining up every element on your blog maximizes your income earning potential because you won’t confuse your audience.

They will see you as an expert in one niche and will gladly hire you or buy your products.

 

5: Publish In-Depth Resources

 

Publish in-depth, thorough resources to share value with your audience.

Money responds well to massive value.

If you Google any competitive search term you’ll see helpful, comprehensive resources on page 1.

Write 1,000 to 3,000 word posts to boost your profits.

Pull back on posting frequency to ensure you’re publishing resources.

Jon Morrow and his team at Smart Blogger publish some of the most in-depth, helpful content in the blogging tips niche.

Study the posts on his blog to figure out how to build a profitable, successful blog.

 

6: Optimize Posts for SEO

 

Optimize posts for SEO to:

  • Rank well on search engines
  • Target your traffic
  • Boost your earnings

Spend time to learn about the in’s and out’s of SEO.

Use the Yoast plug in to create optimized, readable posts.

Target your readers to speak to 1 specific person who needs your blogging products and services.

Moz is a tremendous resource for tightening up your SEO game.  From free tools, a helpful blog and robust premium products you will better understand SEO by reading Moz regularly.

 

7: Profit through Passions

 

Open your blogging income streams based on your passions.

Do you enjoy mugging for the camera? Consider creating video courses.

If you like writing, self-publish eBooks to Amazon or establish a freelance writing business.

I love writing so I established a freelance writing business and also wrote and self-published 126 eBooks on Amazon. Each income stream has helped me craft a freeing, fun life of travel.

Make the joy of practicing your skills your ultimate reward. Then, you will detach more from money outcomes so you can devote virtually all of your energies to creating a fantastic product or service that leads to increased blogging profits.

 

8: Build an Email List

 

Grow your email list.

If readers can easily access your posts expect:

  • More traffic
  • Increased social shares
  • More blogging income

Building your email list is the most simple way to make it easy for people to read your posts.

Don’t believe the lie that the money is in the list. The money is in the relationships you build with list subscribers.

Share valuable, problem-solving content through emails to gain the trust of your audience. Feel free to promote your products or services to your email list if you regularly over deliver on the content creating front.

 

9: Add Income Streams Every 3 to 6 Months

 

Learn one income stream inside-out over 3 months.

After diving fully into an income stream for 3 to 6 months add another stream.

Continue adding streams to increase blogging earnings.

I regularly add and study blogging profit streams to boost my overall online income.

To date I’ve profited through:

  • Blog coaching
  • Freelance writing
  • eBook sales
  • Audiobook sales
  • Paperback sales
  • Sponsored posts
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Advertising revenue
  • Paid links

Some income streams require minimum research. You can learn all about how to place sponsored posts in a few days but it’ll take you months to understand how to run a profitable blog coaching business.

 

10: Learn from the Masters

 

Study successful bloggers. Read their blogs. Follow their advice.

Prosper by following the leader.

Patiently learn from the best bloggers to boost your blogging profits.

Darren Rowse and Zac Johnson are two blogging icons to follow.

Darren’s built a community of over 300,000 bloggers and Zac has earned millions of dollars online.

Follow these pros to learn how to effectively monetize your blog over the long haul.

Do you follow these monetizing tips?

Are you struggling to make money with your blog?

 

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Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

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How to Leave Your Blogging Struggles Behind

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Exit your comfort zone on a daily basis.

Leave blogging struggles behind.

I love blogging. Blogging feels fun, freeing and quite easy to me. But sometimes, on this journey, my feelings change a bit. Sometimes, blogging feels uncomfortable and I nudge into resistance. Fear rears its head. Mental blocks arise. Sometimes I fear running out of time or perhaps I fear wasting my time. In these moments, I have 2 choices: remain in my fear-filled comfort zone or leave my comfort zone.

I left most of my blogging struggles behind because I choose to leave my comfort zone on a regular basis. Traffic, profits, and all manner of sweet blogging success greet bloggers who feel their fears, leave their comfort zones and do the blogging task, anyway.

What Is Blogging Struggle?

Blogging struggle is doing things or not doing things based on fear. Fear drives you. You blog from a fear-based, scared energy. You avoid traffic and profit and success boosting activities because you fear the opportunities. Example; you struggle horribly to make money and drive blog traffic. I advise to begin generous, relaxed, enjoyable guest posting, to help you increase traffic and profits and success. The split second you THINK about guest posting, you feel a range of emotions, from excitement, to happiness, then, from terror, to anxiety, to a general fear of wasting your time.

If 2 people visit your blog daily and you see zero blogging profits now, and you say “no” to guest posting because of some fears, you will likely struggle horribly, because you avoided guest posting to stay in your comfort zone of fear.

Traffic and profits sit on the other side of fear, outside of your comfort zone. No way around that one. We all pay a fear tuition doing freeing, success-promoting, uncomfortable things. I remember when Zac invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Fear invaded my mind. Would he reject my posts? How about if he hated my posts? What if I wasted my time? Would I be able to follow all the rules? Would he criticize me? Of course Zac is the nicest, kindest, friendliest iconic blogger on earth. He REALLY is, guys. He is an exceptional human being. But fear is irrational, distorting the truths of love, harmony and abundance.

I had to feel all those scary, intense fears, and keep blogging anyway, to write and publish my first few guest posts here. 800 plus guest posts later, I am still going strong. Why? I left my comfort zone those first few times and instantly began leaving blogging struggles behind.

Exit your comfort zone every single day. Do something that scares you. Do something that tests your limits. Publish a 4 paragraph long comment on a top blog, even if you fear:

  • nobody is listening
  • nobody is reading comments
  • nobody will click through to your blog
  • you are wasting your time
  • the comment won’t get published

This happened to me recently. I spent 15 minutes writing a 9 paragraph comment on Pro Blogger. But Disqus suffered some connection problems and prevented me from publishing the comment. I feared I wasted 15 minutes. But after feeling and releasing the emotion, I let it go, moved on, and devoted 10 minutes to writing and publishing the comment later in the day, when Disqus was working.

Struggles happen if you choose to blog mainly from fear.

Success happens when you nudge into these fears, toward your blogging fun, taking inspired but uncomfortable action on a daily basis.

Go for it!

Exit your comfort zone.

Leave your blogging struggles behind…for good.

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Focus on Things More to Leverage Your Blog Quickly

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Heresy!

What is the relationships guy talking about?

Blogging is a people business, right?

Blogging is one part people and one part things. Seriously. I learned this recently because if you depend 100% on people to build your blogging success you cannot possibly scale to massive levels. But if you do focus on things more, like email lists, and blogging platforms, you become less dependent on people, and also, your leveraging potential goes through the roof.

Email List Example

Let’s look at the famous email list. It is a thing. After you publish a blog post, you write a few words, include a link to your latest post, and after clicking a button, email the post to 10, 100, or 10,000 people….or more people. In a split second, you reach 10,000 human beings. Using a thing helps you leverage your presence like mad. Awesome.

But imagine if you only reached 10,000 people by mentioning people in your recent post, and tagging them on social media. Humanly impossible, of course. Let’s say you depend on even, 50 people, to promote your blog post, by mentioning them and tagging them. Linking to and tagging 50 bloggers takes a lotta time. Minimum, even for a 700 word post, it takes 90 minutes to 2 hours – or longer – to go the tagging and mentioning route. Do you see the problem of depending 100% on people and friendships to build blog? You run out of time. Meanwhile, sending your post to 50 email subscribers takes 3 minutes to send the email and literally, a split second to actually publish the email, at the click of a button.

Using Things Effectively Leverages Your Presence

Using email lists, blogging platforms for guest posting and certain tools leverages your presence fast because eventually, you run out of time trying to leverage your presence solely based on grabbing the attention of fellow bloggers. Plus you are at the mercy of humans, and building a fear-based attachment to fellow humans leads to misery because humans change, humans get too busy to promote you, and humans unfriend other humans.

I am for making blogging a people and things business. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the prior 2 months. Befriend people and enjoy the process, but if you want to leverage massively and sprint up the exposure ladder, tap into the convenience of technology by using things to reach more people fast.

At the end of the day, it is about helping more people freely. Use things – aka technology aka inanimate objects – to help people more freely and to help more people, too.

Exit Human-Obsessed and Things-Resistant Blogging Circles

I used to be part of blogging circles 100% reliant – virtually – on human beings, and heavily resistant to things. But none of these bloggers leveraged to big time, super successful levels. These bloggers railed against bots and joked of not using or being a blogging cyborg. All seemed funny. But on agreeing and following their advice I soon learned how incredibly difficult it becomes to grow a successful blog being 100% attached to and dependent on human beings to build the blog. Humans change. Things do not. Plus you cannot leverage humans like you leverage things.

While all these folks complained about emails and automating, they played so small that reaching next level success proved to be 100% impossible. But, I observed how using things like systems and tools will help you reach huge, targeted groups of people in minutes or even seconds. See the email example above.

Instead of complaining about or resisting tech, why not use things to make life easier, to leverage your presence quickly and to reach a huge, targeted group of human beings so you succeed and so people get what they want?

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Long Term Blogging Success: Co-Creation Not Manipulation

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Every blogger who succeeds over the long haul did so through co-creation.

Two blogger met. Two people make friends. Both friends help each other out, for a co-creation, and see greater success due to the co-creation.

I have seen this happen so much in my blogging life over the past 10 years. I befriended Zac many years ago. He invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Years later, all the co-creating I did through 800 plus guest posts helped:

  • increase my blog traffic
  • increase my blogging profits
  • increase my DA
  • increase my brand exposure

Think about it guys; all top bloggers make friends with other bloggers, both parties help each other, and we all win. You win, I win, and our fellow bloggers win.

No Manipulation

You will never create long-term blogging success by trying to manipulate people through fear, smoke, mirrors and other silly tactics, because doing so is like building your blogging business on a house of cards. Even the smallest breeze of resistance knocks down the cards, and your blogging business with it. Bad idea.

What do I mean by manipulation? Imagine you write a blog post filled with bold promises of how to make 6 figures a year, telling bloggers you know the way. You share no specific strategies for making 6 figures. Nope. But you do make big, hyped up claims, filling the 1000 word post with some hefty, silly promises. What are you trying to do? Manipulate humans into following your blog, buying your stuff and giving you money. Your intent is to use fear, greed and desperation to GET money from people. Using fear manipulates people into doing what they do not want to do, for a temporary income boost, for you. But again, imagine a house of cards. A barely detectable breeze knocks down the house, and a seemingly tiny detail knocks down and destroys your blogging business.

When I was a new blogger a LONG time ago, one blogger who claimed to be a 6 figure earner admitted he was lying. He disappeared instantly. His blogging business died because he lied about making 6 figures, because he wanted to manipulate people into giving him money.

Co-Creating Benefits All over the Long Haul

If you guest post on other blogs, you and fellow bloggers create helpful content that promotes lasting success. Imagine building a house on a rock solid foundation, on a granite mountain. Wow! That is a serious foundation. Nothing moves that home. Even a decent earthquake barely makes the house shake. This is what it’s like to co-create content with fellow bloggers.

You both create something together – through a shared post and shared domain name – that is good, and leads to something good and beneficial. Fear and manipulation? No involvement in this process. Love and abundance and service, this is it, and this is why you become successful in building a rock solid foundation, and, in becoming a pro blogger.

How Can You Co-Create?

A few ideas:

  • guest post on your blog
  • guest post on other blogs
  • create joint videos
  • create joint podcasts
  • create joint business ventures

Ultimately, you can co-create with fellow bloggers in countless ways. Being creative is your only requirement.

Think of how the co-creating benefits all of humanity. Think of all the people you can help through your co-creation. Put people ahead of your immediate needs and also, bring other bloggers on board to see the greatest impact over the long haul.

Be generous, help people, make friends and gain exposure. Build a viable, long term, meaningful blogging business. Observe manipulative, flash in the pan bloggers come and go. I have seen thousands of these types die a quick death, like moths flying too close to the flame-temptation of quick, easy riches.

Co-create to out last virtually everybody else in your blogging niche.

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