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Why the Paths of Fear and Least Resistance Lead to Big Blogging Profits Long Term

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A few months ago, I experienced a shift with my blog.

I faced a deep fear, released a deep fear and proceeded from a more abundant, relaxed energy.

Instantly, I made more money through an unexpected channel. Cool. But progressively, I increased my blogging income through more channels than I ever had. Why? I took the path of least resistance but said path felt scary, too. I rose prices and had posture initially, but realized raising prices felt like the path of greatest resistance. Prior, raising prices felt less resistant. I increased prices and sold more stuff. But times change because we are energetic beings.

I began steadily lowering prices on my offerings and 3 things happened:

  • I felt awesome promoting my offerings all day long
  • more people bought my stuff, increasing my blogging profits
  • more people endorsed me, promoted me and grew my referral business by inspiring their friends to buy my stuff

But I only saw these results because I took the least resistant, better-feeling path, which did feel scary.

Monthly Subscription Versus One Time Price

Yesterday, a dear reader asked if I offered payment plans for my blogging course on successful blogging. I do not. But I chose to lower the price because it felt really good, I had no resistance to lowering the price and I want the blogger to benefit from my course. She is much more likely to buy it which benefits her and me; she gets a blogging guide and I make a sale.

But pondering her payments question, I instantly thought of my blogging course for getting featured on famous blogs, available on Teachable. I gave it little attention and sold a handful but I knew taking a less resistant, but maybe scary, path, would make cash flow quickly. Always does.

Researching Teachable, I discovered I could change my one time price to a payment plan or subscription plan. Cool. I changed my pricing to a subscription plan because it felt good. But doing so felt scary, too. Would people subscribe for 1 month, then quit? How would I build income based on $20 monthly payments versus a much larger, one time fee? I sat with fears, allowed fears to pass, and realized offering value through a sub model gets the product into more hands which increases referral traffic and referral business fast.

Twitter guru and successful blogging buddy of mine Lisa Sicard loves my new pricing structure and quickly tweeted the update literally 10 minutes after I published the post of this news:

Lisa’s followers now know about my new pricing model.  Do you see how fast word of mouth marketing works? Take the path of least resistance. Embrace doubts and fears. Release doubts and fears. What had been a dormant income stream for months instantly perks up. I had not sold this course in a while but even if no one signs up immediately, look at how fast interest for the course picked up. I am on the radar screen again.

If one person signs up, that is $20 this month more than I made last month through the blogging income stream. Plus since I reduced my other course price, that is $500 worth of blogging profits if the rocking reader buys. Plus I have been working a new income stream that has yielded up to $40 daily, from $5 to $10 daily, for the past 3 months. Plus someone just bought my $10 eBook and someone else bought my $7 eBook. Both emailed me, alerting me to this fact.

$500 plus $10 plus $10 plus $7 adds up. Plus people buy my eBooks without emailing me about the purchase.

Can you see how, over time, the least resistant path adds up to immense blogging profits? People fight and take the resistant path, DEMANDING $1000 in one time payments today, struggling like hell, when they could make their course a subscription price, sign up 10 people, and make $2400 for the year. Plus those 10 happy students refer the rocking course to 30 more students over the year, who sign up next year, tripling my income.

But I also earn more through every other income stream, boosting profits across the board because I took the non-resistant path.

Do What Feels Good, Relaxed and a Bit Scary to You

Blogging is an intimate, personal journey for everybody. I advise you to have posture and raise prices as your success expands but if this feels tough, heavy or flat out bad, take the non-resistant path. If it feels good and relaxing to drop prices, do it, because you will sell more (based on your good feeling), and happy customers will sell even more for you, through referral aka word of mouth marketing.

Of course, it may feel scary for you to see $20 monthly payments versus a $1000 one time payment but all blogging roads lead to Rome. If you are generous, detached, trusting and willing to take the non-resistant pricing path, your blogging income will increase to substantial levels, over time, through lesser or bigger ticket products. Some guy Jeff Bezos sells a lot of cheap stuff. He is worth $150 billion by taking the sometimes scary but least resistant path. If he took the heavily resistant, comfy path, he would be worth $150.

I feel like I am just beginning to blog, 10 years in to my career.

Ain’t that exciting?

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

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What Bloggers Can Learn from Advanced Dish Washing Machines

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Blogging can be compared to a lot of different things, such as writers, authors, newspapers, and even media outlets. However, have you ever considered blogging quite similar to that of a dishwashing machine?

If not, you aren’t alone.

Just like a dishwashing machine, there are many different components to having a sucessful website, blog, and content on your site. All of which are also influenced by how well your writing is, and the type of audience you are attracting. But there are also many little tools, components, features, and levels of expertise factored in along the way.

With all of these little elements in mind and working all together, blogging can also be quite similar to the way advanced appliances and dish washing machines work and improve our lives on a daily basis.

How Blogging is a Lot Like a Dishwasher

Sure, it might seem funny at first to compare something like a home appliance that does cleaning, to the extremely vast and complex world of blogging — however, when it comes to creating content and coming up with new ideas on how to get more creative with content than ever before… this is just a perfect example!

To bring this concept and mentallity altogether, let’s take a look at the Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher, which is quickly making headlines and gaining attention for it’s ease of use and advanced technhology.

Below you will find a listing of each of it’s features, and then how one could apply such a feature or setting into that of a blog as well.

A little fresh air equals a lot more dry.

The Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher claims AutoAir™ automatically opens the door at the end of the drying cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air circulate for better drying results.* (*Compared to Bosch Dishwashers with PureDry.)

— A fresh breath of air can do a lot for a dish washing machine when it comes to cleanliness and drying. However, the same definitely applies to that of a website, blog, or content creation as well. It’s never easy to come up with new content all the time for your sites, so every once in a while, be sure to take a fresh breath of air and see what type of new content or topics you might want to start writing about.

24” width
There’s room for up to 16 place settings. Plus, 5 wash cycles including five-level wash, 5 options like Extra Dry, and a concealed heating element.

— Much like a website or blog, there is always room for additional content, plugins, settings and theme. Just like a dishwasher, you don’t want to load it up so it’s jam packed and hard to clean everything thats inside. So with this in mind, think about how you can better organize the content on your site and the tools that allow it to run at it’s best performance, while also eliminating the junk.

Flexible 3rd rack
Accommodate the odd one out. Adding the 3rd rack with its adjustable tines can create the right fit for deep, tall, or uniquely-shaped items.

EasyGlide™ rack
Load and unload smoothly. It’s easy to adjust and move the racks, even while they’re full of dishes.

RackMatic®
Fit it all, every time. With 3 different height levels and up to 9 possible rack positions, you can customize each load for your needs.

— Just like how a dishwashing machine has additional rack for better storage and management, the web hosting associated with your site likely can do the same. However, it’s not always about getting as much space as possible, but instead knowing how to best optimize the space and resources you are working with. After all, you don’t want to throw all of your utensil (site articles) on the top rack and have them fall out of place. You would instead use the utensil rack to make sure they are all in one place and maximizing the performance of cleaning throughout your washing. In blogging terms, this can also be associated as having one powerful web hosting solution that is optimized for WordPress, so it’s running at peak peformance at all times.

24/7 Aquastop®
Protect your floors. This 4-part leak prevention system uses sensors to detect and stop leaks, and can even turn on by itself.

— One of the worst things that can happen with a dishwasher, is to have it leak water all over your kitchen. With an Aquastop in place, this can help stop leaks before they start. The best way to compare such a feature to a blog, would be to have an anti-virus and hack security solution in place. This can often be done by adding a security WordPress plugin, or going with a higher end hosting solution that offers 24/7 backup and advanced security of their own.

44-dBA noise level rating
Wash dishes in peace. Bosch dishwashers are so quiet, you have to check the exterior Infolight® to know they’re on.

— Dishwashing machines come in all different shapes and sizes. No matter how big it is, you are going to want to make sure it’s night and quiet. When a dishwasher is made by Bosch, they are made by a name and brand that is known for excellence and superior products. The same type of mindset needs to be applied when choosing a web hosting or monetization platform for your blog as well. Go with a hosting solution that is reliable and has a well-branded name. And when it comes to choosing a propert monetization method for your site, go with one that has a proven track record and success as well.

 

How Bloggers and Like Top of the Line Dishwashing Machines

Yes, the idea that bloggers are like dishwashing machines might have seemed a little silly at the beginning, but after reading through the article, you might have a bit more of a clear picture on why it’s true.

Bloggers and dish washing machines will each continue to develop over time, while also learning how to adapt to the changing enviornments around them and impriving over time.

So the next time you see your dishwashing machine… you might just think about blogging as well!

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Is Creating or Connecting More Important in Blogging?

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Both.

Creating and connecting are equally important elements in becoming a successful blogger. Creating content without building friendships means nobody knows about your content. Imagine publishing posts in a cyber cave. No one finds you and no one finds and reads your content. Connecting without creating content means nobody trusts you because you did not prove you know your stuff through creating helpful, valuable content. Imagine a high volume of traffic finds your blog through your friend network. What do people see? Nothing. Or, thin content, weakly created. You can be friends with 10,000 bloggers but if you share little valuable content you cannot gain trust or earn credibility.

This is why you need to create helpful content and build strong connections with leaders in your blogging niche.

Create

Create helpful content solving reader content through blog posts, guest post, videos and podcasts. Give readers value to become valuable in their eyes. I publish 7  to 10 or more pieces of helpful content daily to display I know what I talk about, blogging-wise. People come across my content – through my friend network – and trust my advice because I’ve been helping people through free content for years.

People dig the free-mium and buy the premium. Make money blogging by creating oodles of helpful, free content to improve your skills and to gain credibility.

If you do not create content people will not trust you. Try succeeding online with zero credibility; not gonna happen. Prove you know your stuff. Create helpful free content to prove you know your niche and to inspire readers to trust you.

Connect

Connect with top bloggers in your niche. Help them. Ask for nothing. Expect nothing. Bonds form. Friendships develop. Top bloggers promote you, endorse you, hire you and buy your stuff, amplifying your reach and multiplying your success.

Comment genuinely on top blogs from your niche. Promote top bloggers on your blog and through social media. Be generous. Ask for nothing in return. Prove you are interested in the blogger, NOT solely in what the blogger can do for you. Bonds form. Sweet blogging success flows your way.

Watch me explain how to grow your blogging network here:

Imagine trying to blog without connecting, as thousands of bloggers do. Write a post. Publish the post. Share to Facebook. Retweet on Twitter. Sit there. See what happens. Wait. No traffic. No profits. Why? Literally, you publish content for your eyes only until you network generously and make friends. Nobody knows you or trusts you because you blog solo, all day long. Nobody trusts someone who is a lone wolf, who is not a team player, because you do not listen to other people and generously serve people and help people and do all the things successful bloggers do, to prove they listen, they process and they help.

Connect. Expand your reach by growing your friend network. Make blogging easier. Have fun making friends. Prosper.

Both Important

Begin creating and connecting from day 1 as a blogger. Begin creating helpful content solving reader needs and connect by commenting genuinely on blogs and by promoting fellow bloggers. Success will be yours if you follow these 2 basic blogging fundamentals.

Be patient. Good things require both generous service and time.

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Why Are You So Quick to Quit Blogging?

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Why are you so quick to quit blogging? Ask yourself that question. Wait for an honest answer. Most bloggers quit because they do not see instant results. This is delusion. This is a silly way to filter blogging. Blogging takes time, effort, generosity and trust. Develop the states of mind and you will never quit until you become a full-time blogger. But if you do not develop the states of mind you will quit quite quickly.

Be straight with yourself. Being honest about your blogging intent gives you a truthful perspective on your blogging journey. I was impatient as a new blogger and ran into all types of problems with my blog. I wanted to get rich quick. I wanted fast, easy traffic. I wanted to get something for nothing. I experienced a massive reality check because numbers did not increase for me as a new blogger. Everything actually seemed to fall apart. I went in the opposite direction of success. I seem to move directly toward failure.

After experiencing some rough moments I quit for short periods of time. Plus even when I blogged, I quit on sound, proven strategies. I was stupid. I was greedy. I was desperate. I quit blogging because I felt at the time blogging quit on me. But I made the choice to quit on blogging and to quit on following a proven, sound blogging system so this was all my fault. 100% of the time, if you struggle with your blog it is your fault. Take ownership of your struggles and take ownership of your quitting. Move in a more freeing, fun direction that allows you to see increasing success.

You can succeed and will succeed. Watch me share how I lived my dreams through blogging:

Do not quit on blogging so quickly. Good things take time. Good things take generous service. But if you are filled with fear you cannot possibly see the journey through because you will quit the split second you feel frustrated or annoyed or hopeless with the blogging process. Bloggers who quit quickly simply fill their minds with fear and poverty and scarcity and lack. See scarcity, be scarcity, and you will quit really quickly because you see no possibility or opportunity or growth with your blog.

Shift your mind from scarcity to abundance by facing your fears. Feel your blogging fears. Clear these energies. See abundance around you. See your growth. Observe opportunities unfolding before your very eyes all of the time. What does it take for you to publish a genuine comment below after reading this post? Literally, about 30 seconds. But those 30 seconds can boost your blog traffic and position you to befriend top bloggers. Quitters blind themselves to these opportunities because they are so mired in fear and scarcity. Winners sees opportunities because they vibe love and abundance.

Stop being so quick to quit blogging. Feel your fears. Purge your fears. Move into abundant, generous actions that yield stunning blogging success over the long haul. Nobody succeeds overnight by quitting fast but successful bloggers who see the journey through ride out frustrating periods and free themselves through this amazing online medium. Do not quit blogging. Do not be quick to quit this inspired medium for fun, freedom and service. You have so much blogging potential. Seize it. Use it. Be present with your mental blocks. Allow your fears to move along. Do not quit blogging so darn quickly like the masses of aspiring bloggers. Ride out those tough moments. Be with your fears. See the blogging journey through to become a stunningly successful, full-time blogger.

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