Blogging money struggles plague virtually all bloggers early during their online careers.
Goodness knows I slammed into resistance financially on and off during my blogging career.
Most of us meat suits seem to acquire odd, bizarre or flat out whacky ideas concerning money. Aligning odd ideas with money kills your blogging campaign because one never prospers by thinking and feeling from energies of poverty.
I want to help you root out blogging money struggles in order to begin thriving right now.
Let’s dive in……
1: No Story Telling (or not Telling Your Story)
Tell your blogging story here and there.
Recount stories from your day. Recount stories from your life.
Here’s the kicker; link your story to your niche.
I link my stories to blogging tips. You link to your travel blogging, or blogging tips, or heck any niche you’re covering.
Draw parallels. Prosper.
I don’t care if you’re a:
- College student
- Working mom
- Stay at home dad
…you have 15,000 stories to tell.
You don’t have to have been:
- Bitten by wild man in Kathmandu
- Stricken by a stomach alien in Muhamma
- Coked out in Cusco
- Stalked by whores in Bangkok
…to tell a mean story.
Yes of course, each prior bullet point was a tiny little boring chapter of my life.
So ho hum I know.
Explain how you, the storyteller, can help your audience.
2: Being a Doctor and a Lawyer at the Same Time
Blog about 1 thing/topic. Do it well enough to rake in that chedda.
Be known for doing 1 thing to gain your audience’s trust.
That’s enough for this one.
Do 1 thing. Do it well.
A jack of all trades usually makes a pittance with each trade.
How could you find the time to master multiple blogging niches?
Pick your niche. Stick to it. Learn it inside out. Become a pro’s pro in that niche.
3: No Mental Homework
Before you touch your laptop each day realize this: money responds to your thoughts, feelings and actions.
If you are having a helluva time making money through blogging the culprit is within……you!
No worries! That is a most freeing truth because clearing out those inner, little, itty-bitty, nasty, critterish money demons is the way to start raking in that scrilla.
Ok for starters:
- Spend 30 to 60 minutes on mindset training on waking
- Meditate, visualize, affirm, pray or listen to hypnosis audio files….or do all of these things
- Take short, frequent breaks through the day to stay light, calm and inspired
Go within. Strengthen your mind. Ferret out money limiting beliefs. Prosper.
4: Ad Frenzy
Devote virtually all of your creative energies to creating inspired, valuable, in-depth content if you’re struggling to make money blogging.
Add your second or third ads gradually, after you rake in some dough and develop a name.
Ads don’t make you money. Trust makes you money. People trust you based on the value you bring to the table – the in-depth posts, videos, helpful newsletters and free giveaways – and then they click on your ads.
Go light on ads. Go heavy on creating something that’ll knock my socks off.
Then I’ll click on your ads and then you’ll make some scratch and then, if you feel a genuine pull in that direction add an ad, or 2.
5: 1 Income Stream
1 stream closes for whatever reason and if you have 3, 5 or 10 streams you can rest easy.
Slowly and steadily open 1 income stream after another stream.
Here’s how it works; say you enjoy writing like nobody’s business. Write, write and write some more daily to improve your writing skills.
Then you chance upon Blogging from Paradise.
You see a moderately handsome man who ‘s obsessed with shooting selfies in every possible tropical location on earth.
He tells funny travel stories. He makes vague references throughout his work. He seems like a kinda cool guy. Or a whack job.
Anyway, this guy prospers through various channels like generating ad revenue and by selling his eBooks on Gumroad and Selz.
He lights a spark in your mind.
“Hmmm….maybe I should be a freelance writer and blog coach and maybe I should write eBooks and sell affiliate stuff?”
At this point you want to do 2 things: keep writing each day. Aim for 2,000 words minimum. The money is in the writing.
Source IS the source of money of course but improving your writing skills makes your content valuable. Valuable content inspires people to pay the guy or gal who created the content, to coach them or to write their articles, or they pay these value providing bloggers by buying their eBooks or affiliate products.
So that’s A1: keep writing.
A2 is this: add 1 income stream at a time to learn the nuances of the stream. Over the course of weeks and months you’ll learn how to run a successful freelance writing business.
You know the drill. Hone your skills and add income streams patiently.
6: Crappy Driver
Sometimes people look at Kelli and I like we’re aliens.
Like, as if I wasn’t a broke ass pier guard 7 years ago.
I struggled because I was happy being comfortable versus being free.
I made comfortable decisions which kept me bound.
Fast forward 14 years.
I make freeing but sometimes uncomfortable decisions which free me more daily.
I found the right driver. That’s all.
I blogged to free me and to free you.
Naturally, I regularly move into inspired actions to free me and to free you.
Even if the actions are uncomfortable at times.
The thing is though I am enjoying these freeing actions more daily. Life’s becoming a big old playground from all over the world.
I don’t need to push myself much; if you’re hungry to be free more than you fear doing uncomfortable stuff, you don’t need a motivator really.
You’ll do freeing stuff. Automatically. And you’ll love doing that freeing stuff.
7: You Don’t Trust Yourself
There it is.
I said it.
As a guy who has not and has trusted himself (at least some of the time) I can assure you; if you ain’t making that sweet, sweet scratch through blogging you don’t trust yourself.
Have you ever wanted to whack one of those uber successful, inspired, blogging demigods in the face?
Jealousy is a factor. Envy? Check.
But at an energetic level you are resisting a successful blogger who trusts themselves because you don’t trust yourself.
Trust yourself by doing an absolutely, positively kick-ass job writing in-depth, pillar style content.
Enjoy the living stuffing out of the process.
Then……here it comes……give away a bunch of stuff for free.
You are always good enough to make money blogging because money is in consciousness and no lack of consciousness exists.
See yourself in the light of truth.
Own your blogging errors.
Admit when you are wrong.
Accelerate your blogging success by correcting your blogging money mistakes.