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?
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’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.
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How to Ride out Traffic Swings
Traffic swings occur for every single blogger who ever blogged.
Literally, nobody is immune from seeing traffic stats swing high, low, back, medium and all over, in between. How do you ride out these swings? Blog for the love of blogging and see traffic as an extra, a bonus, or some add on to your blogging campaign. Make the blogging work, the reward. See all else as extra, or a bonus, and you become totally chill in response to inevitable traffic swings. Way too many bloggers become obsessed with traffic stats. Even more make the foolish mistake of obsessing over traffic stats on a daily basis. Guys; this is nuts. How can you focus on daily traffic swings when you know all good, lasting things take time, energy and a willingness to have a vision? Relax. Slow down. Calm down. Trust in yourself. Trust in the blogging process. Good things take time and generous service.
Imagine if Jeff Bezos panicked over day to day traffic and sales numbers on founding Amazon over 2 decades ago? Imagine how doing so would have crippled his campaign? Everybody experiences swings – usually, wild swings – as a newbie entrepreneur and blogger because no growth is perfectly linear. Over time, with generous effort and a blanket trusting in the blogging process, you traffic increases month over month. But day to day analysis is a silly way to assess how you are doing. How in the heck can you honestly make a blanket assessment of your blog over a 24 hour period? It’s only 24 hours! We measure success in thousands and tens of thousands of hours…..not 24 hours. Come back down to earth. Get your head out of the clouds. Nothing of meaning, of lasting value, unfolds in 24 hours. Please be gentle with yourself and be even more gentle with your silly mind because the mind wants fast results but your heart knows; successful blogging is a long term gig.
Check Stats Infrequently
Do you have an absolute blast checking stats? If so, check stats monthly. Allow momentum to gain by generously helping people daily, over a monthly period. Observe your traffic stats to iron out any kinks and to not be swayed by the day to day fluctuations leveling most bloggers, creating a roller coaster wave of emotions in mind. I barely check metrics because if I love what I do, trust in the process and trust myself, the more generous service I put into blogging, the more blogging generously serves me. Simple equation here. Why in the heck would I assess my success based on 24 hour increments? Blogging success hinges on thousands of hours of generous service, not 24 hour blogs of work, right?
Pump your breaks guys. Get uber busy helping your readers by creating as much quality content as humanly possible. Be generous. Focus heavily on giving, not getting, to allow your daily stat checking obsession to dissolve just a wee bit. Blogging become uncomfortable here and there but does get easier and easier the more often you give freely of your time and talents. The challenge is not to panic when you resist checking stats for a few weeks as most folks go bonkers mad, ready to explode, once they try to detach from frequent stat checking.
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How Much Traffic Do You Need to Make Money Blogging?
But I do know this; if you ask this question you think like employees. Bad mindset for a blogger. Employees think putting in set amounts of work or reaching some specific goal results in receiving income. 100% of the time, this is NOT true as a professional or amateur blogger. Nobody has any idea how your traffic behaves. Is it targeted, or general? How did you attract your readers? Drilling deeper, it is impossible to surmise that a specific amount of traffic leads to some set amount of income.
Traffic and blogging income are only related in that, if you drive titanic amounts of targeted traffic to your blog, you will make some coin. But other than driving monstrous amounts of traffic – and any blogger asking this question is 10,000 to 20,000 hours away from this type of traffic – you need to understand that making money blogging is about generously helping people, building bonds, creating value, trusting in the process and developing your money mindset diligently, vibing abundance.
Do you want to make money blogging? Stop looking at traffic stats. Nobody pays you like an employer if you register 100 visitors daily to your blog. Stop thinking like an employee. Begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Help people generously. Make friends. Trust in the blogging process. Trust yourself. Think abundantly. Keep helping people. Develop your money mindset. Open multiple streams of income. Money will flow your way if you focus less on traffic stats and things, and more on generously helping human beings. Help people generously, patiently and persistently. Make money. This is the secret to successful blogging. But most bloggers fall lost in a world of stats and employee-level thinking, falsely believing generating a specific number of daily blog visitors results in some blogging employer paying them a set salary, a paycheck, for a goal achieved.
Do not fall prey to this common blogging mindset error in error. Money flows to you based on your generous service and based on your trust in the blogging process. Money can and will arrive but only after you relax, detach, help folks and give little or no thought to money, traffic and other blogging outcomes. The less you think about making money through your blog, the more you help people. The more you help people, the more money you eventually make. Successful blogging and making money is simply about helping tons of people for free to increase your blogging skills and exposure. Open multiple streams of income through which to prosper. Eventually, money flows to you.
Do not get distracted by ideas consistent with the blog post title question. Do not get caught up in blogging money and traffic outcomes. Stop looking for your blogging pay day and get busy helping people freely to learn the secret of effective blog monetizing. Money finds generous servants and money sprints away from bloggers routinely obsessed with making money. Sure you want to promote yourself at every turn. Goodness knows, I am always promoting my 100 plus eBooks and 2 blogging courses in all I do. Plus I promote my audio books and paperbacks, too. But my intent is mostly about helping as many bloggers as possible through guest posting, posting to my blog and via podcasting and broadcasting live. Prospering grows easier the more I help folks freely.
How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog
Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.
New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.
I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.
Follow these tips.
1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog
Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.
2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers
Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.
Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.
3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens
Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.
If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.
4: Do Energy Work
I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.
Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.
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