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6 Tips for Aspiring Bloggers

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I recall the experience well.

After an initial frenzy of excitement nearly 8 years ago, I was ready to quit blogging.

Never mind this was less than 24 hours into my blogging career.

My wife talked me off the ledge.

But I know the mix of excitement, hope and terror aspiring bloggers experience.

I co-created an audio book on iTunes to help you get through those tough early blogging days:

11 Proven Tips for Aspiring Bloggers

As I release this audio book I wanted to give you 6 tips to ease your transition from aspiring to successful veteran blogger.

1: Follow Your Fun

Follow your fun. Not finances. Not profits. Not popularity.

New bloggers usually blog to GET. Meaning, they are following things or stuff. Which is why they usually struggle.

Successful bloggers predominantly blog to give. Not to get. When you give freely the getting becomes easier and easier. When you blog your fun, you rarely if ever work because you’re playing, not working, and since you are not trying much to get traffic or profits those traffic and profits will flow your way freely.

2: Assess – and Release – Fear-Based Advice

You are human. I am human. So sometimes we offer fear-based advice.

Advice like:

  • if you post too frequently you will annoy your readers (fear of criticism and rejection)
  • if you don’t post enough you will lose readers (fear of lack, belief in the scarcity)
  • If you don’t DO certain things you will fail online (Not true; your BEING, not your DOINGs, determines your online trajectory)

Even hyper successful bloggers mistakenly offer fear-based advice. Advice like, “nobody cares about you”. Advice like, “Blogging is an endless struggle.” These are pure BS, lying, false, mind viruses passed from one fearful mind to other fearful minds.

Reject any advice that comes from scarcity and fear. Filter out garbage. Find the jewels.

3: Be a Sponge to Inspired Knowledge

OK;  some fear-based advice permeates the blog-o-sphere. But oodles and oodles of loving, empowering, inspired advice is circulating out there, ripe for the picking.

Feast on inspired blogging knowledge as a green newbie. Build your blog on a solid foundation. Learn from happy, high energy, successful bloggers. Cut your learning curve by years.

Run a litmus test on blogging advice. Is it offered from an energy of fear and scarcity or love and empowerment? Sponge up the loving energy. Let go the fear-based stuff.

4: Write 500 Words Daily for Practice

Practice writing. To become a better blogger.

New bloggers sometimes believe that they can become skilled bloggers without practicing their writing.

I wrote 500 to 1,000 words daily for practice for months. Even years. Naturally, this practice helped me write and self-publish 126 eBooks and 4 blogging courses. I’ve created hundreds of guest posts and even more posts on Blogging From Paradise because I wrote, wrote and wrote some more. For practice.

Open a Word document. Write. Practice. Trash the document when you are done. Form the habit of honing your writing skills daily to shine brightly in your blogging niche.

Allow your writing voice to surface.

Land more guest post gigs.

Succeed.

Write.

5: Promote Other Bloggers Aggressively

POBA. Promote other bloggers aggressively.

Aspiring bloggers often think only about themselves, worrying how they will drive traffic or increase profits.

Market other bloggers to:

  • make friends
  • expand your online presence
  • learn from experienced pros
  • brand yourself intelligently
  • appear to be all over the place even as a newbie

Whatever you want, give it away.

5, 10 or 100 blogging buddies will market you freely, expanding your presence exponentially.

6: Invest in a Personal Development Course

Or even better; invest in a blogging course centered on personal development.

Like my 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.

Go within to clear the without.

Or, pay for a premium course to root out limiting beliefs that can add years to your learning curve.

All bloggers who struggle horribly for months or years just resist their limiting beliefs. No need to struggle. But you either need to root out these lower energies solo or pay for a course that helps you face, embrace and release these energies.

$100 or $250 or $500 spent now can help you succeed in weeks versus years. That $250 investment in my course can bring a return of $50,000 or $100,000 or more, over the entirety of your blogging career.

Your Turn

How are you building your blog as a newbie?

 

 

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

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Advanced Blogging Tip: Have a Poor Link Memory

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I create oodles of content daily. One tip to being prolific is to have a poor link memory. I forget what I published content-wise and link-wise to keep publishing content frequently. Do you know how most bloggers publish one blog post, include a link to a product and/or service, and keep checking the post again and again, to see how the link performs as far as clicks and conversions and sales and profits and money? I never do that. I have no time and energy to check how my links perform because I have a terrible link memory. I am always on to the next piece of content to create and the next link to place and the next person to help because I have a poor link memory. I forget links. This works perfectly for me; makes me super duper prolific.

Most bloggers attach to and cling to particular business links. What happens if you attach to a link? You give attention and energy to checking the link again and again instead of creating more content from a generous, prolific energy. How can you appear to be all over your niche if you check links regularly throughout the day and if you are not creating helpful, new pieces of content? You cannot be super successful if you are not prolific and you cannot be super prolific unless you have a poor link memory. Be generous, abundant and detached by forgetting links you place in posts; especially links pointing to business opportunities.

I link to my blogging course quite a bit but never get attached to any one link or blog post or guest post through which I link to it. Why? I have more fish to fry. I have more content to create and more bloggers to bond with and more folks to help and more bloggers to connect with and heck, after converting 50 more of my eBooks to paperback, I will have over 200 products about on Amazon, under the Blogging From Paradise umbrella. That is a lot of products to promote! We need to have a poor link memory to forget the prior link we promoted so we can move forward and promote more links, more content and greater blogging success. Envision yourself having an abundant mindset. What happens if you do not feel like anything seems short, scarce or running out? Being prolific is what happens. Being generous is easier if you are not burdened by any link to promote, to review and to assess regularly. I am not opposed to scanning metrics if doing so feels good and relaxing but most bloggers never take the time to assess their genuine feelings when it comes to how they feel promoting links.

I do. I am ruthless in assessing, observing, embracing and moving along my energies because watching your energy is the key to blogging success. Blogging from abundance, relaxation and trust leads to success while blogging from fear, scarcity, tension and anxiety leads to failure.

Which road do you prefer to take?

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How to Get Over the Fear Nobody Will Buy Your Product

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Ship. Publish.

Promote the heck out of the product. Unearth fears. Feel fears. See fears come true. Release fears. Sell your product. More and more folks buy your product only if you face, feel and release fears aligned with the product. If you hold the fears ya ain’t selling the product. Even if you publish a blogging product – like my blogging course – and sell it for a little bit you will not generate big sales until you fail enough to finally feel fears triggered by failure. Feeling fears clears fears which clears resistance which helps you inspire more people to buy the product.

Getting over this fear is messy. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete loser? Nope. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete fraud, or huckster, or embarrassed or ashamed? Nope. You hate trying so hard and then, no freaking people buy the course you promoted 10,000 times but doing so and feeling fears triggered simply makes it easy to promote the product, because feeling and getting over the fear makes you promote the product like you breathe. Being in that space, plenty of people see the product and more folks buy the product.

I promoted my blogging course to the tune of 8,000 page views before someone bought it. 8000 page views was nothing. I had to clear fear-resistance during the 8,000 page views to show the world how fun, freeing and inspired this course was. Fear cleared, more people bought it at 10 times the initial price versus the initial cheapy price. Raising the price ten fold? Yep; another fear for me to conquer. But I did it, and far more people bought it at $350 than at $36. See how funny fear works? You fear something, refuse to feel the fear, and struggle. But feeling the fear and doing it anyway leads to increasing success. Buy the course for a fun, entertaining, inspired blogging guide. Tis the season for celebration and joy and love and fun, helpful blogging courses.

I have no tips for nudging into fear save meditating and doing yoga frequently. Following each habit expands your awareness which helps you become intimately aware of your fears, so you can feel fears and release fears. Feels rough but this is part of the blogging journey if you want to get over the fear of selling your stuff. Hey; do you want to hurt people, mislead people or lie to people with your blogging product? No? Then just sell the thing already. Ship it. Publish it. Fear is so insidious. Fear makes you do what you do not want to do, if you trust fear. Fear causes you to tune into an alternate, illusory universe, where nothing is true and everything is lies, smoke and mirrors. Do you really want to take that road? I did not think so.

All I can do is be a cheerleader. You need to be the athlete on the court, not the fan on the sidelines. Get on the court. Publish your product. Promote your product. You will eventually face, feel and release all the fears you need to release to become a successful blogger and to sell your product successfully, too. Get in the game. People will buy your product when you get clear on it.

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Pro Blogging Tip: Release Expectations

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Ouch.

Am I asking you to be a Blogging Buddha? Nope. Not really. No one save enlightened beings completely releases expectations but us mere mortals clinging some to a worldly life can largely release expectations, to become successful and to enjoy the blogging journey. 10 minutes ago, I checked my email. I received a few. I clearly make it difficult to get in touch with me through email because I want to give most attention and energy to building a passive income empire. Every second I spend in email, I could be spending creating content and building connections. Knowing this, it feels good to receive few emails because it helps me scale and move forward from an abundant energy.

Unfortunately, most bloggers have heavy expectations when it comes to receiving email. Bloggers expect a chock filled inbox, with all types of clients, Paypal payments and sponsored post deals. What happens if you get 3 emails daily, all responses to comments? Your expectations not being met levels you, depressing you, making you sad, sapping your energy. If you expect some sweet outcome and reality is not delivering you the outcome to fulfill the expectation, you eventually lose your blogging motivation and quit. Or you make the massive mistake of quitting after seeing your expectations fall short, then, you begin blogging again, quit again after expectations are unfulfilled, and you suffer through this vicious cycle until you fail and quit for good.

Release expectations. Begin blogging with an intent to live your dreams but let go the anchor of expectation because either you feel hopeless after not getting what you expected or you feel average when expectations line up or you feel super high and excited after exceeding expectations, leading to an imminent crash after your emotions settle down. Expectations are anchors, pulling you down, holding you back, preventing meteoric blogging growth. I expect little to nothing blogging-wise because my day is about having fun helping people to blog successfully. I cannot go wrong whether I sell a copy of my blogging course or not because I have no expectations; I just promote the course in a seeming billion places (coming soon) and leave things at that.

If anything, allow a little part of yourself to desire some expectation but make it tiny. Why? If the expectation does not come true quickly, you will keep blogging from an energetic, relaxed, abundant vibe, positioning yourself to succeed. Harboring wee expectations means you remain unstirred if the expectations do not manifest; no crushed, hopeless feeling. Meanwhile, most bloggers with grand, wild expectations often slam into tons of resistance because no spectacular dream comes through and manifest overnight. Living your dream life through blogging requires years and thousands upon thousands of hours of generous service.

Blog for an absolute love of blogging. Be passionate about the blogging process. Release largely on outcomes because weighing yourself down with expectations slows you down. Imagine desiring big blogging bucks only to see an empty inbox for the next 3 months? 90 plus days, zero dollars. After the 90th day, most bloggers quit blogging for good, because they came up so short on their expectations, being frustrated, disgusted, and tired of wasting their time.

Fall in love with the process – not outcomes – to fuel yourself for your blogging journey.

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