Can blogging still make money?
I understand if you have doubts.
But I want to clear everything up today. So you can make a clear, confident decision about whether or not you want to proceed with blogging.
Some bloggers have a difficult time making money. Other bloggers seem to easily make money blogging, hand over first.
What journey should you expect?
How much money can you make blogging? Or can blogging still make money?
I want to make an important distinction before we move forward.
Can Blogging Still Make Money?
Blogging is a concept, or an activity.
Human beings blog.
Blogs cannot do anything solo because a blog is an inanimate object.
This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.
So blogging cannot happen solo, because an activity is only as good as the human being engaging in the activity.
Running can never occur unless a human being runs. Can running make you lose weight? Yes; if the human running has a clear energy on losing weight and gives attention and energy to running.
You can still make money through blogging if you:
- focus on your dreams
- focus on success
- count your blogging wins
- see and feel yourself being wealthy
- develop a harmonious relationship with money
- learn how to make money from the top bloggers on earth
- create helpful content
- build friendships with the top bloggers on earth
You can still make money blogging.
Focus on Your Dreams
My life is a movie.
I lived my dreams. But my vision and dreams continue to expand.
Focusing on my dreams helps me feel the dreams as being true, now. I listen to intuitive nudges after dreaming and execute the ideas from a calm, chill energy.
Money finds me after I visualize and execute the ideas. Maybe not same day. Or maybe same day. Either way, money is on the way.
Super successful blogger and elite level network marketer Alonzo Pichardo advises you visualize, relax, and help people to succeed. He says to never overthink it, in terms of money. Money finds calm, confident, relaxed bloggers like Alonzo who work from a chill, intelligent energy.
Focus on your dreams. Visualize yourself living your dream life. Prosper.
Focus on Success
Focus on success.
Where your attention and energy goes, grows.
I noted yesterday – after really doubling down on success focusing, dwelling on the idea, the concept, of success – how internet marketing pioneer Mick Meaney mentioned me via his latest video. He also linked to a video review he did of my eBook for retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.
My success focus mirrored back to me via an endorsement of one of the top internet marketers in the world. Success aligns with success.
Focus on the idea of success. Make yourself and your blog attractive to money.
Count Your Blogging Wins
One of the quickest ways to make money is to count your blogging wins.
Mick mentioned me. That is a blogging win. A slew of folks pitched me to appear on my blog. Every pitch is a blogging win because it proves how badly bloggers want to be featured on a top blog. Another win: my post from today already ranks #2 on page 1 of Google for “are blogging courses worth it?”
This ranks page 1 position 1 when I logged out.
But in incognito mode, it ranks at position #2.
Focus on wins. Experience more wins; like making money through your blog.
Where your attention and energy goes, grows.
See and Feel Yourself Being Wealthy
Money responds to your beliefs about money.
Believe you have money in mind. Money flows in through your blog and many other channels quite easily.
Most humans – and bloggers – struggle to make money because they picture and feel themselves to be broke. Of course these folks go broke or struggle to make money because the outside experience just reflects back the mindset, inner world focus and feeling.
See yourself being wealthy. Feel your vision as being real because it is real. Your wealthy feeling vision previews your human experience.
This was from one of my many trips to Bali.
I see myself circulating money freely in really cool things. Money flows to me because it has no other choice; my mindset dictates that I prosper.
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Develop a Harmonious Relationship with Money
You can follow all practical blogging tips 100% of the time for 10 years.
If you have a poor relationship with money you cannot make much money blogging.
Money is an energy. Align with the energy. Make money.
Align with money energy by circulating money or by investing money in all you do, transaction-wise. If you believe circulating money will increase your income, you will observe your blogging income increase.
Blogging leader Donna Merrill advises you to focus on creating and connecting and to know that the money will always be there. Know that money loves you; it will be so.
Invest money in bills, courses, food and other expenses, knowing you will receive an increasing return, and it happens.
Learn How to Make Money from the Top Bloggers on Earth
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Learn from the top bloggers on earth how to make money.
Easy way to learn what works and to put what works into action from a genuine, calm, detached, prospering energy.
Create Helpful Content
Publish helpful content through:
- blog posts
- guest posts
Readers buy your stuff.
Content primes the blogging profits pump.
People find you and prosper you through the generosity principle of abundance.
Generous bloggers emit an abundant vibe. Emitting an abundant vibes increases your blogging profits, reflecting your predominant feeling and abundant actions back to you.
Build Friendships with the Top Bloggers on Earth
Tim Ferriss employs this principle but from a generalized perspective.
He built friendships with the top people on earth from many niches.
Tim interviews these superstars on his wildly popular podcast.
This was from one of my many trips to Thailand.
Befriending and interviewing the top folks in their fields made Tim the most popular podcaster on earth. He has made a fortune by aligning with the best people in their respective niches.
Take a page out of Tim’s book.
Befriend the top bloggers in your niche.
- teach you how to succeed
- inspire you with their dream lives
- open doors for you through interviews and features
Comment on top blogs. Promote top bloggers.
Plant generous seeds for a beautiful and prospering friendship.
Can blogging still make money?
I have proven that the answer is a resounding “yes”.
Are You Trying to Rank or Help People?
Check the intent behind your blogging actions. What are your drivers? Some bloggers desperately want to rank, to place articles on page 1 of Google, to drive sweet, passive search engine traffic. Good luck with that. Nobody succeeds ranking until you give virtually all of your attention and energy to helping people with your blogging efforts. The rank comes after the generous help and that generous help often spans years of your life because developing page 1 Google skills is no joke. If it were easy, everybody would rank on page 1, right?
But you would be surprised by how many folks struggle blogging because the focus on rank over help dominates their minds. I never fell afflicted to this common limiting belief because I give scant attention to ranking on Google. Most of me could care less. I help people through my guest posts, blog posts, course and eBooks. My intent is to help people not to try to get traffic and money through manipulating things. Be honest about the big difference between the two because making this shift will improve your life tremendously, along with positioning you to experience increasing blogging success.
Focus heavily on people and little on things to discover the secret of blogging success. Bloggers succeed by generously helping human beings for sustained periods of time. Imagine some blogger who appears to be all over their blogging niche. Study this individual. Guaranteed, this bloggers generously helped people for years, hours daily, through multiple methods of helping people. Imagine guest posting, blogging, broadcasting live on Facebook and podcasting. See how the top bloggers always seem to be assisting people from a generous, genuine energy? Be that person. The tops never obsess over ranking because doing so attaches you to outcomes. Attach to outcomes. Feel fear. Attachment is fear. Any time you blog from a vibe of fear, you will struggle, fail and quit eventually. Top bloggers feel fears but release the energies versus panicking and bailing on generously helping readers. Everybody else panics, bails and tries to manipulate things to get traffic and money, failing horribly over the long haul.
Nobody gets ahead trying to manipulate things because money flows through humans mainly, then, through things which act as receiving channels. Imagine if I sell a copy of my blogging course. Generously helping human beings instills trust in the person who bought my course. Money flows from them to me through Selz, and my bank account, from their credit card or bank account. The things – Selz, bank accounts – are receiving channels, facilitating the sending and receiving of money, but generous service and trust put the financial transaction into action.
Stop trying to rank before all else because dealing with things solely – SEO and Google – moves you out of the realm of reality, into thing-ality. Bloggers who succeed keep helping folks generously and keep promoting themselves, realizing the things are just tools humans use to connect with each other, to help each other and to prosper each other. Focus on helping humans, not trying to rank on page 1 of Google, to uncover the secret to successful blogging….and to uncover the secret of ranking on page 1 of Google.
Why Blogging Jealousy Is a Damaging Emotion
I spent today enjoying lunch and a hike through the forest with my wife. But like the past goodness knows how many years, I will work 6-8 hours daily….or more. I put in an hour or so this morning. Now I get to work a bit before 5 PM. People love my travel photos. Folks often tell me how jealous they feel, envying our life. We are so lucky! We are blessed. We are aligned. All that jazz. But the same folks NEVER feel jealous or envious of the fact that I worked 6 hours daily for the past goodness known how many years of my life. I tell folks about my workload sometimes; most look at me like I have 3 heads, people proclaiming themselves lazy and definitely, believing I can have this workload because working long and persistently is not for them.
Before you envy my movie-worthy life, envy my movie-worthy workload. Before you jealously bust my chops about my photos in Fiji and Bali, be just as envious and flat out jealous of the 20,000 hours I have blogged over the past decade of my life. You cannot have the sweet fruit unless you patiently water the seed and allow for it to thrive, during growing season. Likewise, you cannot have blogging success unless you patiently, persistently and generously work, to succeed.
Jealousy and Damage
Most bloggers never realize the intense jealousy that damages their blogging campaign. Why does jealousy hurt you and your blog? Delusion, that’s why. Take my Fiji or New Zealand or Costa Rica pictures. Most people who see the pictures envy my life because most folks CHOOSE to work a 9-5 job and CHOOSE not to travel. In the same breath, after expressing intense jealousy at me living a cool life of travel, I advise the person to begin blogging, to engineer a similar life for self and family. In an instant, most bloggers complain about having no time, no time, and no drive to design such a life of fun and freedom. Why? Being jealous of bloggers immediately places you in a “they have it, but I cannot have it,” type victim, non-empowered, weakling energy. If you believe only I can live this life, and envy me, and you foolishly believe you cannot life this life, you make endless excuses to cling to your belief system. Said excuses guarantee your unhappiness and comfort.
If you envy my life of travel, envy the 6 to 10 hours or more I have worked every single day of my life over the years. Do you envy working 8 hours every Saturday and Sunday? Are you SOOOO jealous that I will work 6-7 or more hours today, after being out of the house for about 6 hours, hustling into the evening? Nope. I did not think so. Few human beings envy someone who works generously, diligently and persistently because most people hate doing the very thing that sets them free. Why? Doing the thing that sets you free forces you outside of your comfort zone, to face deep, pulsating fears. Facing these fears seems highly unpleasant. Nobody enjoys facing fears, but you need to face fears in order to grow, to succeed, and to live a life of movie-worthy levels, you being the object of blogger envy.
Stop being jealous. Get to work, admire industrious bloggers who live their dreams, and you too will live your dreams.
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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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