I sometimes see bloggers ask questions like: how do you automatically generate income from a curated content website?
Let’s break this down. This blogger basically wants something for nothing. Automatically generating money literally means making money now on auto pilot. This is impossible because making money blogging requires thousands of hours of practice, creating and connecting. Do not be lazy. Work. Hone skills. Render useful service. Make money. Digging deeper, said blogger asked about a curated content website. Curated content is content grabbed from another source. Laziness guys; I hate to break your bubble, but not wanting to create anything useful, sharing content from creative, driven, generous bloggers, and wanting to make money off of this content you did not create, seems to be the definition of laziness.
How far do you think you will go if you want something for nothing? Not too far. Lazy bloggers never make money because money flows to generous, industrious bloggers who spend thousands of hours developing real skills. Developing skills allows you to help readers more easily, and the more generously you help folks, your skills and exposure increase sets you up to earn greater blogging profits. Plus, you need to check up your silly little ego with this question: If bloggers could make money online easily from a lazy energy, and if hundreds of thousands of bloggers have been online for 20 plus years, and if some of these bloggers were incredibly intelligent, and if some of these bloggers were abundant conscious, don’t you think that, by now, a few bloggers would have become billionaires by having uncovered the lazy, easy way to make blogging blogging on auto pilot?
Do you see how insane and flat out deluded you need to be, to actually ponder the idea that you can make money blogging easily, being a lazy bones? I love you guys, but you need to be super straight with yourself. Be honest with yourself. Being honest with yourself sets you free. Being honest with yourself instantly shocks you into the present moment, into the light of truth, so you see your deluded, lazy, ridiculous frames of mind, and so you let go these silly states of mind immediately. Replace delusion with the truth of what it takes to make money blogging: thousands of generous hours:
- learning blogging
- practicing blogging
- creating helpful content
- building meaningful bonds with top bloggers through blogger outreach
- opening streams of income
- trusting yourself
- trusting in the blogging process
Nothing more, nothing less, folks. Blogging feels fun, freeing and highly uncomfortable along this journey because you need to face fears, feel fears THEN keep on creating and connecting to get skilled enough to actually make money and to become a professional blogger. Blogging gives you what you give blogging. Seize this truth. Hold this truth dear to your heart. You can and will live your dreams through blogging but need to be serious about how committed you are to doing blogging right. Be straight with yourself; do you have lazy leanings? Do you want millions with minimum effort? Nobody succeeds by wanting something for nothing. Generous, grounded, patient and persistent bloggers who put in the time and work position themselves to succeed. Every other blogger fades away into oblivion.