1 Eye-Popping Analogy for Boosting Your Online Profits Quickly

  October 4, 2016 blogging tips 🕑 3 minutes read
Me in Hua Hin, Thailand in 2014. Eye-popping enough for you?

Me in Hua Hin, Thailand in 2014. Eye-popping enough for you?


If you are obsessed with making money through your blog imagine your hands being in your pockets.






Greedy SOB.


Hands in your pockets, always grabbing at your money.


Holding money.


Securing money.


So people can’t steal it from you.


Scheming to make more money.


Hoarding your money.


Protecting your money.


You really like to make money blogging.


Making money is the only reason you’re blogging, really.


Or perhaps you’re as broke a joke as a guy selling rich, buttery, chocolate chocolate-chip muffins outside of a Weight Watcher’s Convention.


You need to pay this week’s bills.


Or worry about covering next year’s taxes.


Playa Dominicalito, Costa Rica. Branding that goes out with the high tide.

Playa Dominicalito, Costa Rica. Branding that goes out with the high tide.


You NEED money.


And you need it now.


So you jam your hands into your pockets.


To protect the money in your wallet or purse.


To count coins.


To feel around for dollar bills.


To preserve your plastic.


The Analogy


If you stuff your hands into your pockets you can’t:


  • Shake people’s hands (meet new bloggers for the first time)
  • Hug bloggers (strengthen bonds with your newer and older blogging buddies)
  • Post ads on walls for your fellow bloggers (promote other bloggers through your blog, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Applaud your fellow bloggers or pat them on the back (Promote them or congratulate them through emails and direct messages)
  • Hand your fellow blogger money (hire them, pay for their products or services or eBooks)
  • Create helpful content
  • Pray to a Higher Power to allow in more awesomeness, that you’re connected to, anyway, and that this Higher Power will help you to see the more you pray from a blessed, grateful space


You make money through your blog by BEING the gal or guy who:


  • Trusts in the blogging process (for atheists), or trusts in a Higher Power who/which creates all (for everybody else)
  • Gets your goldang hands out of your pockets! To help, to serve, to connect and to promote other bloggers (and yourself) and to inspire your readers so they become more than they ever dreamed they would be


You can’t build a full time blog if you focus predominantly on making money with your blog.


Get your hands out of your pockets and:


  • Follow your fun
  • Follow your freedom
  • Shake hands, hug, pat other bloggers on the back and hand money to your fellow blogger by hiring them and by buying their wares


You can’t create, connect or pray with your hands jammed into your pockets.


Your Turn


Do you jam your hands into your pockets sometimes?


How are you better helping your fellow blogger?


How are you reaching out?


Have you seen a boost in online profits by pulling your hands out of your pockets?

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 9:22 am

    Are your hands usually in or out of your pockets?

  2. Marquita Herald says:
    at 1:18 pm

    Great analogy Ryan! And you know I think the concept works for life in general, whether we’re talking about money, friendship, love or compassion, the more grateful we are for what (and who) we have in our life, the more abundance we experience. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:29 pm

      Hi Marquita,

      Very true. This concept works across the board. Connect with others by reaching out to connect with them. Feel grateful for all you have. Abundance is all around us. We need only notice it, and feel our richness, in all forms, to expand wealth in all forms, in our lives.

      Thanks much.


  3. walter Pedersen says:
    at 1:34 pm

    Great analogy Ryan,

    You are so right, you can’t make money blogging if you stand around all day with your hands in your pockets, you need to start writing and embracing your craft, and embrace others around you..

    So as you said my friend, Get your galdarn hands out of your pockets.

    Best Walter.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:06 pm

      Hi Walter,

      The idea struck me a few weeks ago. Noted it in a blog post, then expounded on it here. Thanks much for reading 🙂


  4. Mark Newsome says:
    at 3:32 pm

    Well said as usual Ryan!

    And bravo, for simply making the case and then some my friend!

    Your awesome blog post definitely had me fist pounding and constantly saying

    Over and over again! You gotta and some point, create an ebook or webinar or both,
    on the incredibly powerful principles, you’ve shared in this awesome post bud!

    Because you definitely hit it out of the park!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:28 pm

      Hi Mark,

      Fist pounding? Love it bro. Actually, Kelli and I are creating a webinar series coming soon about how to build a successful business with a focus on energy. Premium deal; should last 6 weeks, with live calls every Saturday I believe. Should be awesome if you are interested in hearing us chat about similar topics.

      Thanks as always 🙂


  5. Donna Merrill says:
    at 6:27 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Oh no…I never put my hands in my pocket at all. I like to reach out to others and pay my way when I need to. It is a great feeling to pay someone I know to do a particular job or service for me.

    I know it may not be a popular saying but I believe this from my heart: You gotta pay to play! Yea..there are tons of free stuff out there, but will I use it? Will I carry out something? Maybe.

    Money is a funny thing. You exchange your money for someone’s services and immediately it is valued and you just want to run out and apply what you have learned. You then share your joy with the person that has helped you and shout them out.

    That’s my two cents!


    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:49 pm

      Hi Donna,

      This is why you’ve had so much success online. You’re always reaching out. Promoting others. Helping others. Hiring others. Buying helpful products. Supporting others in many ways.

      Success flows to the abundant-minded person. You see money as just an energy, and the more freely you release the energy and help others the more freely the energy flows to you.

      Great comment!


  6. Jeremy says:
    at 10:44 pm

    Hi Ryan
    My hands are in my pockets but slowly they are coming out.
    I was inspired after purchasing your book about building your blogging empire through blog commenting.
    I’m going to keep this analogy in my mind moving forward now 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:14 am

      Hi Jeremy,

      Me too sometimes 😉 I do live like this much of the time, with hands out of pockets, but in human moments I jam them back in. It’s OK too; it’s the human thingee we’re experiencing during this life time.

      Thanks a ton for grabbing my eBook and commenting.


  7. Ravi Chahar says:
    at 2:21 am

    Hey Ryan,

    There are millions of blog running on the web but a few are there with the value and the money making factor.

    Meeting with new bloggers and making human bonds is the part. The bloggers should try to set up their social brand.

    Grat post indeed.
    Have a great day.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:35 am

      Hi Ravi,

      The first point is telling. So many blogs, so little value. Build bonds. Create helpful content. 2 fool proof ways to build a prospering work at home venture.

      Thanks much.


  8. Sherman Smith says:
    at 7:03 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    We all up to a degree speak with our hands.

    It gives us the animation that keeps others interested in us. This was definitely a great analogy and as Marquita said, we all tend to use this for life in general.

    We become more approachable developing friendships and maintaining them with ease. If we did this naturally with our business relationships then we become a stronger magnet for money.

    Great post Ryan! Have a great upcoming weekend!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:16 am

      Hi Sherman,

      I do enjoy the magnet analogy. When we reach out and help, money makes a beeline for us. Like we become more connected with One-ness. Love the animation aspect too. Goodness knows I’m guilty of that LOL. Speak with your hands, pull ’em out, and people can really feel you in an authentic way. Time for a new video methinks 😉

      Thanks Sherman. Enjoy!


  9. Osho says:
    at 5:06 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Great post, indeed blogging is really perfect business which can be done easily from home. That’s why its loved my many people now a days :P. Even I cannot convince myself to work outside online.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:23 am

      Hi Osho,

      I find myself caught inside. Even on sunny days 😉 The power of blogging. It is fun,rewarding and fulfilling if you keep those hands out of your pockets, helping others and enjoying the ride. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  10. Vatsal Gupta says:
    at 11:35 am

    Hey Ryan
    I must say i totally agree with what you have said in the post.
    I am new to blogging and still learning about it. And i agree most of the bloggers i have met or messaged are quite selfish. They don’t want to promote other people on their blogs.
    I really liked the post and i am gonna put your store on my website soon.
    Thanks 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:52 pm

      Hi Vatsal,

      Way cool! Happy to see you diving in to blogging. As you hang with more commentors here, you will see our community is super generous. We enjoy helping each other out because a rising tide lifts all ships:) Sounds great! Another BFP affiliate out there 😉

      Thanks for commenting 🙂


  11. Pulpop says:
    at 1:23 am

    trying to keep my hands out of the pockets here!! nice and funny post! good inspiration to keep working in my blog!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:29 pm

      Hi Pulpop,

      Haha! Glad you enjoyed it 😉 We have much more fun – and make more chedda – with our hands out of our pockets.

      Thanks much!


  12. Pavitra says:
    at 3:16 am

    Hey Ryan,

    I really liked the post 🙂 Grat post indeed.
    Have a great day.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:59 am

      Thanks Pavitra 🙂