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5 Powerful Tips to Be a More Generous – and Successful – Blogger

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Generous bloggers tend to become successful bloggers.

Do you know the saying “Nice guys finish last”?

Don’t believe that for a second.

Nice, friendly, generous bloggers finish first. Again and again.

Every happy, top blogger I met is incredibly generous.

Makes sense too; being generous is an abundant act. Sending off an abundant, generous vibe where you help people without being attached to any set outcome expands your presence like wildfire, growing your blogging business exponentially over the long haul.

I just published a post on Staff Projects:

5 Tips to Do Influencer Marketing Right

Notice how virtually every tip focuses on being generous and abundant?

Top bloggers and marketers befriend other top bloggers and marketers by generously giving without giving much thought to what they get from each interaction.

This level of detachment helps you make some sweet money of course but also gives you a bigger platform for helping your growing readership.

Follow these 5 tips to be a more generous – and successful – blogger.

1: Promote Fellow Bloggers on Social Media

Retweet fellow bloggers.

Share blogger’s posts on Facebook.

Promote your fellow blogger on social to generously expand their presence.

Using your social platforms to help other bloggers is an abundant act, like paying it forward.

Doing so builds bonds and grows your blogger friend network quickly.

2: Feature Bloggers on Your Blog

I am a fan of the “take a blogging buddy along for the ride” technique.

I mention at least 1 blogging buddy – or new connection – through most of my blog posts on Blogging From Paradise.

Taking a blogging buddy along for the ride by featuring them via a mention:

  • builds stronger bonds
  • grows your friend network
  • gives your readers new blogging buddies and ample resources to learn from

Any time I mention a fellow blogger on my blog they are exposed to my 60,000 member community.

Generous for sure but I do it because I enjoy spreading love.

3: Start an Affiliate Program

Spread the wealth.

Start an affiliate program.

You live in an abundant Universe.

Starting an affiliate program benefits you financially but also helps new bloggers who’ve yet to create their products and services.

You can still be generous when money changes hands because hey; it’s just money. Only a means of exchange. Nothing more, nothing less.

4: Help Struggling Bloggers for Free

If you are a struggling or newbie blogger, writing a 2-3 paragraph response to a struggling blogger’s question gives you real world practice for your budding coaching service.

If you are a successful veteran blogger with a busy schedule, crafting a 1-2 sentence response along with a link to a resource should suffice.

Help as many people as possible who flow your way through email. Ask questions on Facebook Groups related to your niche, probing for pain points, and share answers.

Being generous with your time and knowledge helps grow your blogging profits dramatically, in addition to helping you grow your tribe.

Note; you are still a professional blogger, or an aspiring pro. If someone begs for free coaching services, a free course or perhaps to work out a payment plan for your big ticket products, politely release the individuals.

Do these same folks ask for free services in a doctor’s office or lawyer’s office? I don’t think so. You are a professional, like a doctor or lawyer. Have posture. Attract a more prospering crowd by releasing folks with money issues.

5: Do Not Hold Back

Look at the featured image for this post.

Scan the words “Mine.”

I published 493 guest posts on Blogging Tips before publishing this post.

I do not hold back.

Never allow a fun opportunity to pass you by if it vibes with you.

If a top blogger allows you to post daily to their blog and you’re having fun writing daily and providing helpful posts, publish daily! Never allow logic or strategies of Domain Authority to get in the way of being generous.

Be all over the place in your niche.

Be a successful blogger.

Be generous.

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I filmed a super short video in Thailand as a quick reminder to be a generous blogger.

Ryan Biddulph inspires you with his courses, 100 plus eBooks, audio books and blog at Blogging From Paradise.

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Does Blog Content Make You Money?

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Nope.

My eBook:

How My Wildest Travel Experiences Can Help You Become a Successful Blogger

starts off with a Bali Bang. I slammed into the ground during a wicked motorbike accident. Pain followed. Big time pain. Excruciating pain. What was my life and blogging lesson? Never take your eyes off of the road. I looked at a dog for a split second who’d been hit by a car or motorbike. Shaking my head at his injured paw, I missed the oil slick ahead. Ouch. 2 seconds later, I felt like 40,000 monkeys stabbed me in the back and lungs, after hitting pavement, Superman-style.

Blogging is similar. You will be punished if you take your eyes off of the proven, straight and narrow road of blogging fundamentals. One such fundamental is knowing YOU, not your blog, and not your content, makes money. Sometimes, we say blogs or content makes money because we speak in casual terms to help people see importance in creating and connecting. But getting clear, and helping you understand this simple concept, behooves me to stress how your generous practice, your creations and your connections make you money through your blog. Never, ever is it the other way around because blogs are inanimate objects. Content is an inanimate object too; it cannot do anything, or be anything,

You are the one, the blogger, the being, that puts everything into motion. This involves your generous effort, your willingness to learn a skill and your daily practice, creating and connecting for years, to make your content pop. Sure I sell stuff THROUGH my content but it was me, and my generous effort, and not the content itself, that did the selling. The content is not anything. Content cannot do anything. Content is worthless unless bloggers inject worth into it; see what I mean? The blogger makes it pop, or, makes content a dud, and that pop-dud outcome bases itself solely on a blogger’s generous effort and full commitment to learning their craft, day after day, for years of their lives.

You can and will succeed. You can do it. Really. But you need to understand how you are the center of it all. Everything moves according to your focus, practice and generosity. Content is a tool; like a hammer, if by itself, totally useless. Hammers need humans to work, and hammers need skilled carpenters to really sing. Content needs skilled, generous bloggers to make it sing, too, and the skills increase as your focus and generous practice, and service, increases.

Does blog content make you money? Nope, not at all. Put in the time and energy to helping folks for free. Improve your skills. Increase your exposure. In time, slowly add multiple streams of income to your blogging campaign. Allow cash to flow to you as people see you in all types of spots, making a serious impact where you show up, because of your blogging skills. Everything gets easier if you commit 100% to honing your skills blogging-wise because the content genuinely sings when you get the job done, with your prodigious, polished blogging skills.

Content makes zero dollars.

You, through your practice and generous service, develop the skills through which you make your content top notch. Profits follow.

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Why Do You Want to Publish an eBook?

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One subsection of my eBook on writing eBooks is:

Know Why You Want to Publish an eBook

Knowing why gives you clarity if you write to free yourself and to free your readers. But if you write just to make money or to be well know, clarity lessons. Fear invades your mind because you write mainly to get, not to give. Shifting from fear to fun intent-wise just takes a little decision on your part. Small potatoes really. But this shift does feel a bit uncomfortable if you are new to the eBook writing process because you need to face fears. Who wants to face fear? Nobody, really.

But facing fear is one tax to pay for being successful in blogging and life. Ditto for your self-publishing journey. I largely faced fears to be who I am today, although I keep uncovering fears along the way. Part of the journey. I am cool with that. I had to ask why I wanted to publish an eBook about 4 years ago when I went on a tear, but even before, in 2014, I asked why I published an eBook in the first place? Simple. I created a new blog and brand in Blogging From Paradise and just believed having an accompanying eBook would help me be successful. I only had one eBook in mind. I never thought beyond the single eBook. But someone told me I deserved to write another eBook so after my first, I wrote and self-published a second eBook. I caught the writing bug.

100 plus eBooks later, here I am, writing eBooks for years, and now, promoting the eBooks effectively. The why, the emotion I chose in writing eBooks, propels me forward because I do what I do to have fun, to spread love and to help you, largely. One small part of me wants to make money online too. This is OK. As long as it is a small part of what you do, eBook-wise. Moving that money aspect mostly to the side gives me the energy to keep writing and to keep promoting, should I choose to write another eBook. Now I am all about promoting those suckers.

Why did you consider writing and shipping an eBook? Be honest with yourself. Think through your driver. Money? Fame? Sweet passive income stream? Each primary driver saps your energy because money, fame and passive income flow to you years or minimum, months, after publishing your eBook. What do you do during that zero dollar time? Money drives you, but you see no money. Since you lose your motivator, you quit. This is why so many authors fade into obscurity. Poor driver. Sell 3 eBooks, get flustered because you made $4.35 over 6 months, and quit, because money drove you but you made no money. On the flip side, bloggers and authors who choose a fun, freeing intent promote and write every day for their online career because the work is the reward. All else feels like a bonus, gravy, extra, or icing on the cake….including money.

Be straight with your eBook driver. Do not bother writing an eBook if you mainly want money because you quit and fail when money does not arrive. Even in rare cases if you make money pretty fast, you lose your heart and feel bad reaching money goals because we are mainly designed to have fun and help people, not to make money.

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Do You Believe You Deserve Blogging Success?

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My friend Alonzo Pichardo sent me an interview recently.

Pay close attention guys; one concept behind the video can be destroying your blogging success. Sure killed my career, for years.

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield went bankrupt, it has been claimed, as of 2012. He lost/spent $530,000,000 USD, 530 million dollars. Allow that idea to sink in. I read how Mike Tyson reportedly went bankrupt after spending/losing over $300,000,000, 300 million dollars. Most of these ideas astound people because we do our best to manage money effectively. I could live 40 life times on 500 million dollars. Anyway, a recent Mike Tyson interview highlighted one reason why he went bankrupt after amassing 300 million. I deeply suspect Evander blew through 500 million largely due to the same mindset. Iron Mike noted how he believed he did not deserve the big bucks. He saw himself as a broke kid from a rough neighborhood who did not deserve money, because he loved fighting for free, and also, clung to the past, keeping the same self image from when he lived in poverty.

If Tyson believed he did not deserve 300 million, the quickest way to get rid of 300 million is to spend like mad and blow the money irresponsibly. Most humans say he is foolish but this is not true; HIS BELIEF SYSTEM ensured he would do everything to get rid of the 300 million he did not deserve…and it became so.

Blogging and Deserving

Do you genuinely believe you deserve $10, or $100, or $100,000 through blogging? Most bloggers do not believe this, so they never make much money. Other bloggers make some money but lose it quickly through poor financial decisions, ensuring that they do NOT keep the money that they believe they do not deserve. Blogging, money or financial conditions have nothing to do with the money woes. The blogger’s belief system concerning money is 100% the root cause behind the problem. Change the deserving issue, and you change the income. Or cling to deserving problems, and keep slamming into blogging financial problems.

I recall not believing I deserved more than 99 cents for an eBook. I slammed into financial issues, sold few eBooks, then decided to face my deserving issues and deep fears concerning money and my self-worth. I eventually rose all my eBook pricing to $6.99, $9.99 and $20. Why? I deserve to sell 7 to 20 dollar eBooks. People buy at these prices – far more than at the dirt cheap prices – because I BELIEVE I deserve to make sales at those prices. Why? I faced deep fears concerning deserving. But if I never faced deserving-fears, I never make the money. Plus I would quickly lose money I made because if I still believed I did not deserve much money, my subconscious mind would find a quick way to lose my money. My belief system creates the experience. Ditto for your belief system; even if your ego does not agree with this point.

Like I say in my eBook:

7 Smart Monetizing Tips for Hungry Travel Bloggers

you may leave your comfort zone if you learn new, scary techniques for monetizing your blog effectively. One scary and uncomfortable tactic involves observing your money limiting beliefs in the light of truth. If you do not believe you deserve money, you never make money or you make money and lose it incredibly quickly. Belief created the experience. You believing you do not deserve money creates the experience. Clear the fears, release deserving issues and money will flow to you more easily. Plus you will keep the money, too. Pure win-win, if you ask me.

 

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