10 Money Limiting Beliefs for Bloggers

  June 11, 2022 blogging tips πŸ•‘ 6 minutes read
blogging limiting beliefs

Savusavu, Fiji

 

(Updated 6/11/2022)

 

Every blogging struggle consists of blogging limiting beliefs.

 

Working hard does not obliterate limiting beliefs. If anything, working harder and longer leads to burnout because you cannot get over limiting ideas that appear to hold you back.

 

Address blogging limiting beliefs. Own each mental block.

 

Shed these imagined handcuffs to accelerate your blogging success.

 

Limiting Beliefs for Bloggers

 

Beware mimicking limiting beliefs shared by established bloggers.

 

I have been guilty of sharing limiting beliefs sometimes.

 

Release these ideas.

 

Let go fear to develop empowered blogging beliefs.

 

1: People Hate to Be Sold To

 

I like when people sell me what I want.

 

Unfortunately, bloggers sometimes resist selling products and services for the fear that people hate being sold to. If you fear selling you will struggle to make money through your blog.

 

Of course, do not only promote business products and services. Share your knowledge via detailed content to gain credibility. But freely promote your business to clear the fears of:

 

 

Bloggers who thrive get clear on promoting themselves, their business and their in-depth content.

 

People love buying what they need and appreciate bloggers who freely share their premium offerings.

 

2: People Can’t Afford Premium Products

 

I recall seeing one of the Balinese staff we befriended during a trip to the Island of the Gods.

 

He owned a high end Apple phone.

 

How does a guy making between $150 – $200 USD a month afford to buy a phone worth hundreds of dollars?

 

He purchased the expensive phone on a payment plan.

 

People run through a brick wall to afford what they want.

 

Prospective clients and customers invest in valuable courses, manuals and coaching. Never believe that people cannot afford your premium offerings.

 

Let go non-matches to make room for your ideal clients and customers.

 

People stretch their budget to buy what they want.

 

Affluent individuals easily afford premium products and services but cultivating your abundance consciousness is step #1 in connecting with abundant people. Move higher in blogging circles by being:

 

  • generous
  • patient
  • persistent

 

Bloggers who generously help people maintain an abundant vibe attractive to prospering clients. Clients with deep pockets have no issues purchasing premium products and services.

 

3: The Money Is Only in the Email List

 

Money is in consciousness.

 

Never restrict blogging money to a single channel. In truth, bloggers tend to prosper freely through lists for the convenience of receiving emails. But blogging income flows from consciousness through potentially unlimited blogging channels, not solely through an email list.

 

Blogging money flows through:

 

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Quora
  • Reddit
  • niche specific forums

 

in addition to email lists and an even wider range of online channels.

 

Money is in consciousness. Ultimately, money is in your mindset because rich ideas executed freely net blogging profits.

 

4: If You Promote too Many Products or eBooks on Your Blog People Will Get Confused and Not Buy Anything

 

If this limiting belief were true Amazon would have went bust decades ago.

 

Java joglo outside of Ubud, Bali.

Ubud, Bali.

 

Embedding products on blogs does not confuse people necessarily.

 

Do not believe that selling one or two products increases your blogging profits.

 

However, selling:

 

  • a high volume of products you never properly promote
  • a high volume of products people do not want

 

tends to net lesser blogging profits.

 

Be generous. Publish a helpful store of products that solves reader’s problems.

 

Give each product the love it deserves. Promote offerings freely to increase blogging profits.

 

5: People Only Want Freebies

 

People buy beneficial online courses.

 

Bloggers invest in helpful coaching.

 

Some people want only freebies but many people freely invest money in what they want.

 

Let go the limiting belief that all readers want only free content to attract prospering readers. Dissolve this limiting idea from your mind to draw clients and customers to you.

 

6: Working Incredibly Hard Gains Reader Trust

 

Some readers become cold buyers.

 

People may buy your stuff a few moments after their first blog visit.

 

Some people trust bloggers slowly but surely. Other people trust bloggers immediately.

 

Everyone is different.

 

No blogger needs to toil for 18 hour days spanning years just to gain one eBook sale.

 

In truth, bloggers work for a long time to go pro but people of varying trust levels visit your blog. Readers may trust you after reading one blog post or perhaps after scanning a few sentences.

 

Work generously, patiently and persistently. Some people trust you after a few months; others trust you after a few minutes.

 

7: Big Ticket Products Bring Big Profits

 

Blogging riches do not originate exclusively from promoting a $5000 big ticket offer to a 10 people monthly.

 

In most cases, bloggers go pro by establishing income streams yielding varying profits.

 

For example, a pro blogger tends to earn money through a few streams like:

 

 

Driving an increasing volume of targeted traffic nets income through each channel. Clients hire coaches for $2000 per month. 100 people purchase a product yielding $10 per affiliate sale. 30 people buy a $10 blogging eBook. 20 people purchase a $200 blogging course.

 

$3900 in blogging income at month’s end flowed through high ticket to low ticket income channels.

 

Never limit yourself to big ticket profit streams. Mix channels to maximize your profits.

 

8: Blogging Income Depends Solely on the Value You Provide through Your Blog Posts

 

Employees who blog believe that someone pays them for a valuable blog post.

 

However, no one pays you a blogging salary based on publishing a highly-detailed, SEO-optimized blog post.

 

Businesses grow organically. No one knows when clients and customers will arrive to your blog.

 

Blogging income seems fickle during beginner blogger days. Be patient. Good things take time and generous service.

 

Pay close attention to successful entrepreneurs. No one pays business owners for a job well done. Sales increase organically based on solving problems suffered by their target market.

 

Reverse employee thinking. Stop looking for a paycheck. Lose yourself in helping people freely. Organically, blogging profits will flow to you if you trust yourself and the blogging process.

 

Concentrate on earning business profits organically. Let go the idea of gaining a paycheck weekly.

 

Stop thinking like an employee. Start thinking like an entrepreneur.

 

9: You Need Other People to Validate Your Products Before Folks Will Buy Your Products

 

People buy your products if you have no strong mental blocks to people buying your products.

 

People buy your products if you have no mental blocks to selling those products.

 

Bali.

Bali.

 

Getting positive eBook reviews can boost sales but people buy stuff without reading reviews. In other cases, customers purchase eBooks with no reviews.

 

Since no one knows customer drivers never believe that your premium offerings need a high volume of 5 star reviews to sell.

 

Solve reader problems with your:

 

  • detailed content
  • eBooks
  • courses
  • services

 

Clients and customers buy in to generous, helpful bloggers. If someone trusts you they do not need to read positive reviews before buying anything from you.

 

10: A Blogging Niche Can Become Oversaturated, Minimizing Income Earning Potential in that Niche

 

You and I live in an abundant Universe.

 

Limits exist only in the mind.

 

No niche becomes oversaturated because nothing runs out in abundance.

 

Stop spreading this rumor. More importantly, stop believing in this idea.

 

Reversing this level of thought often takes significant time.

 

Believe in abundance not scarcity.

 

Conclusion

 

Own and shed each limiting belief.

 

Let go imagined anchors.

 

Accelerate your blogging success by letting go what appears to hold you back.

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 9:23 am

    Do you cling to any of these limiting beliefs about money?

    How have you dissolved your money-related blogging limiting beliefs?

    Why is the sky blue?

  2. syed kamran says:
    at 12:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing,great article.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:50 pm

      Hi Syed,

      Cool dude, thank πŸ™‚

      Ryan

  3. Elvis M says:
    at 1:54 pm

    Looove myth-busting discussions. Thanks for bringing this up…

    This is what i occasionally tell people (especially my friends and brother) when talking about business and saturation in general: You don’t necessarily need to conquer a market or niche. You don’t need to dominate it or become the face of it….

    You just need a tiny piece of the pie.

    It’s quite common to hear people say, “Oh, there’s already plenty of websites/businesses that do this or that. You’re too late…”

    Sure, populating a “crowded” blog/niche/business/market may be harder when you already have some major competitors, but there’s always a way to bring a small, dedicated cult following. It may not consist of millions of readers, but they will be powerful and laser-targeted. So, i dont really fear the existing competition, because i always device some ways to get that small, tiny piece of targeted pie…. and im okay with that.

    Myth #11: There’s no such thing as passive income.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:49 pm

      Hi Elvis,

      It’s SO interesting how our minds play these little games sometimes πŸ˜‰ If you simply double down, take a deep breath, and go within, you can see we’re really all working together to create something for all the folks in our niche. And in truth, beyond the walls/limits of mind, we’re all One, really. I think this way. The One-ness way. 2 times a year LOL. Thanks for the awesome comment!

      Ryan

  4. Amy Stevens says:
    at 3:29 am

    I really enjoyed the balance you struck between humour and education in this post. Well written. Thanks for making me laugh out loud while questioning my blogging worldview – much appreciated!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:25 pm

      Hi Amy,

      Awesome! I like finding that little mix; some humor, some education. Sometimes I may sway in either direction; always keeping you guys in mind πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for reading! And say Hi to Austin for me, OK?

      Ryan

  5. Amar kumar says:
    at 5:07 am

    Hey Ryan,

    One of a business’s best marketing assets is a healthy email list. While proper management and use of our email file will drive revenue immensely, it is often a challenge to create the email list itself. There are a number of simple and effective ways of creating an email list, including traditional online and offline tactics, as well as emerging strategies, such as paid search, direct mail, events and special offers. The challenges at hand in order to maximize list growth through every customer touch point.

    Advertise email sign-up in all catalogs, directory ads and direct-mail order forms. A simple checkbox accompanied by a field for writing in an email address on bills, rebate cards, subscription renewals, etc. is all we have to provide to grow our list considerably. By following responsible best practices to build a permission-based house file, marketers create a win-win situation for both the customer and the brand. Companies gain long-term, profitable relationships with their customers, and customers receive offers for products and services that are meaningful and relevant to them. Eventually, thanks for reveling a light on this topic.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:32 pm

      Hi Amar,

      List building can be really helpful. Just, as the theme of this post goes, don’t get *too* attached to any 1 strategy, belief or idea, because if you do, you box yourself in. Some folks have tiny lists but make some good coin because they aren’t limited by a belief that “the money is in the list.” Phooey. Rubbish, LOL! Money is in consciousness. We are connected to money. Always. And any energy. List building is just something to do, to keep our Monkey Mind busy πŸ˜‰ Thanks bro!

      Ryan

  6. Julie Syl Kalungi says:
    at 6:30 am

    Man, you just broke my heart Ryan… πŸ˜‰ Lol
    You mean the money is not in the list…So we should focus on simply sharing value and enjoying the ride., and our Vibe attracts our tribe and money right!
    So, dude, we should be bolder…Hurray! Share our awesome products and services all over our blogs and bingo right…I love this idea… πŸ™‚
    I agree You have opened my mind up to what I read every day and say as well…Abundance abounds, so why limit ourselves! The whole Idea of blogging is to attract a targeted audience, doesn’t matter about how many blogs exist in the blogosphere, there is always room for more…That’s why I held a Blog party on my blog today, to celebrate and share each other’s awesomeness. And So, I say amen to that. You got me good Ryan, thanks man! πŸ˜‰
    Julie Syl

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:37 am

      Hi Julie,

      Hahaha this broke my heart too at first πŸ˜‰ You got it. We are kinda doing this stuff so we don’t fall asleep LOL. The being, or, our being, means everything. And of course as we are being we naturally do stuff – because we are in a meat suit – that brings us joy and happiness and also brings joy and happiness to other folks we connect with. Awesome how we allow it all in. Thanks for commenting!

      Ryan

  7. Dean Byford says:
    at 4:27 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    interesting post, “List building can be really helpful. Just, as the theme of this post goes, don’t get *too* attached to any 1 strategy,”
    Need to start a list at some point, I would think that with so many ebooks this would work well for you. How many ebooks, my God.

    Regards

    Dean

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:58 am

      Hi Dean,

      Yep, you can start building a list today πŸ˜‰ Just go to Mail Chimp or Aweber or Get Response and set 1 up, if you resonate with list building. But like we’re saying, no heavy attachment to it. Just 1 little channel. List building has worked well for me with the eBooks and courses. Really though, because I got clearer on this marketing channel. Thanks!

      Ryan

  8. Chery Schmidt says:
    at 5:12 pm

    Hello Ryan! I just love the way you write my friend and cannot get enough of all those amazing pictures you share! # 6 got me laughing uncontrollably by the way HEHE

    Keep up the great work my friend..
    Thanks for sharing..
    Chery :))

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:15 am

      Hi Chery,

      Hahaha yes #6 was a fun one LOL. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

      Ryan

  9. Ravi Chahar says:
    at 1:52 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Most of the people think that blogging is all about money. The separate values aren’t what people expect.

    Even I like to be get sold. People try so hard that sometimes I think to buy their product.
    Your stories. You’re killing it man.

    ~Ravi

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:22 pm

      Hi Ravi,

      We do route for persistent, energetic folks, right? Before I got my energy right I struggled like hell and admire the hell outta folks who persist through lean times. I buy into these folks, promoting ’em, endorsing ’em, and buying their stuff. We really DO love to be sold too when we want something and when we admire the folks we’re buying from. Thanks for sharing!

      Ryan

  10. Sathish Arumugam says:
    at 7:30 am

    Hi Ryan, Thanks for this ten interesting topic. I love the way of your writing, though most of your blog is too long, the beauty in that is readers won’t get bored in reading it. That is the impressive part in it, Ryan.And my thought is also to target and attract the audience, not in money making. So I liked this article very much.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:05 pm

      Hi Sathish,

      Attract! That’s the word bro πŸ˜‰ Let everything in. Let people in. Make meaningful connections. It’s not chasing that chedda LOL. It’s having fun, making friends, letting it all in and digging the ride. Thanks much!

      Ryan

  11. Donna Merrill says:
    at 3:53 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Spot on once again! These sure are ten of the most common limiting beliefs about money. I sure don’t work like a hooker lol. It is better to work smart in less time that street-walk with hopes someone would pick you up lol.

    Putting out too many products? Hell no. Give ’em all you got! Well…as long as they are good. I like your analogy about the menu lol. I too am a gluten and love those kinds of menus in restaurants and when I’m offered something in business.

    All in all you hit the nail on the head my friend.

    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:49 pm

      Hi Donna,

      LOVE your abundant vibe! It’s funny; when I was up your New England way in Northern CT last week we ate at Cracker Barrel. Kelli’s at a retreat in Mass for silent meditation. What a menu! Wide-range of wholesome food and I too am a glutton for good food so I loved the selection. Same deal with business. Love a wide range of offerings. Thanks for sharing!

      Ryan

  12. Rizwana Anjum says:
    at 4:17 am

    This blog is engaging. Your content covers almost everything one should know.

  13. Brenda Schrier says:
    at 4:17 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Well, So far in my blogging career, I have learnt that there are no restrictions for bloggers, we can tap into as many earning sources as we want, the only thing we want is consistency and uniqueness in our approach.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:03 am

      These are great lessons you have learned Brenda. Genuinely, there are no limits.