Are you having a terrible time trying to make money with your blog?
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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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4 Passive Blog Promotion Methods Nobody Thinks of
Most bloggers brainstorm ways to promote blog posts after publishing blog posts.
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This is active blog promotion.
Nobody thinks of passive blog promotion methods.
Doing a smash up job before promoting posts actively leads to passive promotion.
If you get clear and create a smart post, organic promotion takes off.
Before I even touch a social sharing button on Blogging From Paradise, any one of my blog posts get 5, 10 or 20 retweets organically, based on the blog post quality and nothing else.
Do a good job pre-promotion to reap the benefits of passive, organic blog promotion.
Plus you need to leverage to become a highly successful, professional blogger who enjoys an offline life, too.
1: Cover Only One Blog Topic
Covering only one blog topic makes you an expert.
People promote experts freely.
Readers join big dawg blogger lists and follow big dawg blogger feeds. Said readers freely promote top bloggers based on their expert status alone.
Being an expert requires you to blog on one topic. Build your authority in one niche. Be a known commodity. Enjoy organic, passive promotion through your expert status.
2: Write Inspired Blog Posts
People freely promote inspired blog posts.
My blog posts tend to get shared freely and easily because I uplift, inspire and influence my readers to succeed via all posts.
Creating something inspired, energizing and valuable every time you publish a post.
Allow the post to gain passive, organic promotional momentum.
Many of my posts generate organic promotion through:
- other blog features and mentions
- other blogger’s promoting said posts to their email lists
- other blogger’s social media streams
Take your time.
Write and publish something memorable every time out.
Boost passive promotion momentum.
3: Make it Easy to Share Blog Posts
Make it easy to share blog posts.
Increase passive promotion.
This was from my trip to Turkey.
Observe my social share buttons. Readers finish reading and easily hit a retweet or Facebook Share button.
Post social share buttons in easy to see, easy to access spots. Make sure buttons feature themselves equally prominent on mobile devices.
Make it easy to share blog posts quickly to boost organic promotion.
4: Invest in a Clean Theme
Clean, clear, professional-looking blog themes encourage easier passive, organic blog post promotion because no distractions pull readers from promoting posts on such themes.
Observe my theme. Do you feel confused after reading a blog post? On laptop, Chromebook or mobile, my theme appears clear, clean, sleek and professional.
Clean themes focus readers on reading content, sharing content and buying premium offerings.
Invest money in a clear, professional-looking theme.
See increased blogging success along with increased passive blog post promotion.
Think Like a Success
Abe Lincoln said if he had 6 hours to cut down a tree he would spend 4 hours sharpening the axe.
Your blog post is like the axe. Spending more time and energy writing and publishing a fabulous post increases organic, passive promotion quickly. Toss in increased business profits to see why it pays to do an excellent job sticking to your niche, writing a valuable posts, making social share buttons easy to find and investing money in a clean theme.
The more you follow these 4 tips, the more your blog post promotes itself.
How Long Should a Weekly Blog Post Be?
All blog posts should span a length sufficient enough to fulfill the title promise.
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Give no thought to publishing frequency as you ponder blog post length.
If you publish the weekly post with the fear-energy of “This better be long enough or it will not be valuable because I am not publishing again until next week”, the fear-energy manifests as a crappy, bloated, heavy post.
Most bloggers write posts from an energy of fear, scarcity and lack. Many bloggers believe they are not good enough.
Said negative energies goad bloggers to:
- write bloated posts
- write boring posts
- write posts with filler
because these bloggers believe blog post quality quality depends on a specific word count more than anything else.
Blog post value depends on:
- fulfilling the title promise
- covering the title promise in clear, thorough, concise fashion
- adding enough knowledge to answer the core post question and nothing more
Never ponder blog post frequency before picking a blog post word length.
Thinking frequency creates scarcity-based, “not enough”, mental cross currents that add a poverty conscious, lack conscious, scarcity energy to your writing.
Guaranteed; if you feel like your post length will not be enough because you post weekly, you try too hard to overcome the “not enough” energy and make the post way too long, filling it with wordy sentences, bloated paragraphs and an overall boring experience.
The Ultimate Blogging Curse
Have you ever written a dazzling, 2000 word, in-depth, clear, crisp, concise post, and nobody shows up to read it?
You cling to the ultimate blogging curse; your predominant fear energy of “not good enough or not long enough” overrides your writing brilliance.
You cannot outsmart your predominant energy. If you fear, fear mirrors back to you through your blogging results.
This is from my 2 month trip to Oman.
Imagine publishing one brilliant, genius, clear, concise blog post weekly. If you fear 800 words is not enough, the fear mirrors back to you as no readers, no profits, and blogging failure.
Visualize yourself publishing one 800 word post weekly from a whole, complete, calm, confident, happy energy. 800 words is enough to you. 800 words inspires your readers, you believe, in your mind.
The 800 word, weekly post generates a ton of traffic based on your:
- belief system
First, strengthen your mental muscle. Be positive. Visualize your blogging success. Count blogging wins.
Proceed to write a weekly blog post from this success conscious, positive vibe, to find your ideal word count.
One General Ground Rule
Most bloggers and readers accept 600 words as the minimum count for a blog post.
Break the minimum rule if your intuition tells you to break it. But if not, start at 600 words as the ideal benchmark and go from there.
The Best Advice
Choose a blog post title inspiring your readers to succeed.
Create an outline.
Think 600 words minimum, but, just write.
Allow words to flow.
Give no thought to blog post frequency as you write; projecting into the future takes you out of the moment, out of your flow, and you leave your power behind.
Focus your attention and energy on having fun helping your readers succeed. Allow the words to flow.
I never read a success-promoting post that felt good to read and said to myself, “But I wished the post were 2,000 words long because now I have to wait for next week to read another post.”
We live in abundance.
If someone wants more content that someone can:
Success is your birthright.
You were born rich.
Feel whole and complete if you publish a 600 word post weekly.
Feel whole and complete if you publish a 2000 word post weekly.
Feeling whole and complete attracts to you readers who enjoy your 600, 1000, and 2000 word posts.
The only thing that matters is writing clear, concise, crisp posts that deliver on the title promise, from a calm, confident, abundant, detached, success-conscious energy.
1 Surprising Aspect of Successful Blogging that Woke Me Up
You guys know by now; I am all about blogging mindset tips.
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One such tip woke me up.
I saw the outright surprising influence following said tip had on:
- my blogging success
- my life
- my overall happiness
Years ago I struggled to see blogging success. Today I succeed with greater and greater ease.
I know you succeed now. But if you desire increasing success, take this successful blogging tip to heart.
This next level tip makes you experience dizzying blogging success.
Give No Attention and Energy to Negativity and Give 100% Attention and Energy to Positive Ideas, People and Interactions
During a morning walk with my wife today, I noted how some folks email me asking how I am enjoying traveling the world. Traveling is in my blood. Traveling is my soul speaking out loud. I let people know how I deeply enjoy my travels. Anybody with eyes for seeing knows this, and never asks the question. This would be like asking Picasso if he enjoyed painting.
I tend to get a really odd response – that is not so odd really – from a handful of folks; said people respond with an emotional reaction, describing how they dislike travel and how they love their hometown. Who cares? Why would you email someone to tell them how much you love your way of life and how much you dislike another person’s life?
This is a negative, lower energy reaction suggesting an unclear person who wants to live your life but fears making bold moves to live it. Either way, I completely ignore the lower energies and lower energy interactions and voila! I became more and more successful with greater ease. Why? Where your attention and energy goes, grows.
Some people tell me to stop thanking them individually. I ignore their negativity, because if you cannot express gratitude or make a connection based on someone thanking you, you vibe lower on the energetic scale.
I never give attention and energy to someone who is trashing other bloggers because this is a negative weakness manifest, and I don’t do negativity, or weakness.
Friends Change and Some Friendships Evolve into Different Relationships
I deeply love my friends but as I get clearer and see greater success, I give zero attention and energy to negativity from any one of my friends. Success consciousness thing.
I also released many former friends who I vibed with when I was failing, and more negative, and who I no longer vibed with when I became more positive and successful. Friends change. Some friends visit for a while and you need release them.
Other friends remain friends but your bond changes and evolves into something different. Friends attempting to pull me into negative bashing or judging or trashing quickly see I give no energy to such negativity anymore. Sure we are still friends, but the bond evolves from a different dynamic now.
Why Ignoring Negative Situations Makes You Successful
Where your attention and energy goes, grows.
Give your attention only to positive people, positive interactions and success, and your positive ideas, positive friend network and success expands. Easy peasy.
Energetic momentum builds. Move higher in blogging circles. Paying customers arrive. Paying clients pop up in your experience.
Your blanket, conscious choice to give your attention and energy only to positive people, situations and circumstances accelerated your success.
The key is to completely commit to never giving your attention and energy to negative interactions.
The unclear, admiring people who asked you already if you love travel, only to react with the idea that they love their life, or the thanking rejectors, or bashers, never get one split second of your energy, going forward.
Prosper by giving your energy only to positive vibes.
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