13 Things You Probably Did Not Know about Successful Bloggers

October 9, 2017 53 thoughts
Me by the Persian Gulf in Doha Qatar. Probably didn’t know this about successful bloggers; they were puking out limiting beliefs before snapping mesmerizing selfies by the Persian Gulf.

 

 

Boobies brought me here.

 

I ain’t gonna lie.

 

I scanned Instagram a few minutes ago.

 

A bevy of busty beauties graced my Stories tab. Ripped women. Pretty women. Airbrushed women. Real women.

 

Yes; real women. I said it.

 

Beneath the makeup, airbrushing and yes, in some cases, silicone, these are human beings who largely devote their lives to staying in shape through a brutal fitness regimen, by dieting, and by being keenly aware of building a brand based on the Western concept of beauty.

 

Some of these women have millions of followers on Instagram. Being a human being, I caught myself making a snap judgment;

 

D Cup + Pretty Smile + Low Body Fat = 1 million followers.

 

Which is pure horse crap. At least in most cases.

 

For these lovely ladies to attract millions of followers, most of them had to devote their lives to modeling, or fitness. Meaning they diet, exercise and their day pretty much revolves around being a successful model, or, a successful Instagram model.

 

Yep, they look a certain way. But so do a fair number of women. These rocking ladies attracted millions of followers and became Instagram Successful and tend to make some decent coin and leverage their fame by devoting much of their lives to being who they are today.

 

Once or twice or 434,247,098 times during my blogging career, people told me I am lucky. Folks ooohh and ahhh at my globe-trotting ways.

 

Some swoon over my writing.

 

Others threaten to position me under a murder hole, prepping the boiling oil for a Game of Thrones worthy demise.

 

1 out of 10 people looks at the life I live and gets it: I live this life because I faced more terrors than most bloggers. I live this life because I nutted up and faced, embraced, felt and released my fears.

 

I didn’t work hard. Nope. I took it up 45 notches. I played. I had fun. I generously served, with love. Which was a helluva lot more difficult at first, because the heavy fear-driven part of me guaranteed that I’d lose all of my money, as I had many years ago when I went $70,000 in debt and had 4 cents in my pocket and, according to Kelli, after she returned from a trip and saw me with a shaved head, I looked like a cancer patient for all the weight I lost, living off of shitty 25 cent heat peanuts for weeks (Sorry Planters; nutritional fare…..for a squirrel).

 

Oh wait a sec! I guess I was unlucky when the creditor called endlessly, threatening me with prison time as my debt rose to about $70,000. Yeah; bad luck.

 

Ditto on the 4 cents. I got unlucky.

 

But then a little, magical, benevolent blogging fairy alighted on my shoulder, sprinkled blogging fairy dust on my life and….voila! Traffic. Profits. Features on world famous blogs (if you really really really want to get featured on top blogs guys, learn more about my helpful course by clicking that link…it’ll make the World Famous Feature Fairy sprinkle dust on your dome). Money. A life of freedom.

 

Luck!

 

Right?

 

Get the frack out of here.

 

One bizarre, almost insane element of the limited, faulty, error-prone, but cute human mind is to assume successful bloggers, the ones living their dreams, never had to face adversity, or hardship, or, were lucky, or, had things come to them easily, or, were gifted, when the exact opposite is true.

 

If you look at a successful blogger with envy, understand this: these individuals traveled light years ahead of most other bloggers by making freeing, and sometimes fun, and sometimes, highly uncomfortable decisions.

 

These are 13 things you may not know about successful bloggers.

 

1: Successful Bloggers Are Not Lucky

 

I have covered this in detail.

 

Luck does not exist.

 

Following your passion, being a student of blogging, honing your blogging skills through practicing, doing things from an energy of love and following these steps for years, brings success.

 

Next point.

 

2: This Crowd Feared the Stuff You Are Terrified to Do

 

If you fear doing something blogging-wise right now, successful bloggers almost always had that same exact fear. Maybe even more acutely.

 

Don’t believe you have the market on blogging fears cornered. Tens of thousands of successful bloggers have been there, Bucko.

 

3: This Crowd Feared Stuff They Were Terrified to Do – Just Like You May Be – But Did it Anyway

 

I am no Blogging Terminator. Although I wish I were. Not solely to obliterate bots with my cyborg skills.

 

I used to be really scared to write and publish guest posts. Terrified. I recall re-reading my first guestie 20 times, because I feared it would be rejected. But I wrote and published my first guest post.

 

Because I made that choice – feeling the fear and doing it anyway – I have now written and published over 1000 guest posts.

 

Successful bloggers feel the same fears all other bloggers do, when new to certain habits/tasks/activities. They just feel the fear, and do it anyway.

 

If someone succeeds, they are being a different person than you.

 

They did stuff you are terrified to do.

 

I wrote 5 guest posts today. Because I am being the guy who follows his passion and fears not burning out. Why would I burn out? I love writing. So I write. No harm there.

 

If you struggle, study successes. Learn how they keep going when having fun. If you have fun writing, don’t give into fear. Keep writing. Publish 2 guest posts today. Fear getting rejected? Welcome to being successful. Successes don’t turn around when they fear. They move in the fearful direction and dissolve these lower energies.

 

4: Successful Bloggers Work Intelligently

 

Successful bloggers work from their heart, which leads them to their noodle, in most cases.

 

I ask myself: “What do I have fun doing?”

 

Then I think, “Writing.”

 

Pool from our house sit in Jimbaran Bali

 

Being possibly as intelligent as a sea sponge with poor reading habits, I think: “I will write a handful of guest posts and effective, in-depth blog comments today.”

 

Luck did not squeeze into this process. Nor did The Blogging Fairy sprinkle writing dust on my dome.

 

I followed my passion. I thought intelligently. I acted intelligently.

 

Rocking bloggers think through their campaign to have fun and serve readers. Intelligent blogging.

 

5: Top Bloggers Are Generous

 

One of the most ass-backward things that struggling, poor, mentally ill people do is blame successful people for being greedy, or heartless, because they make steady money, when in reality, these successful people have given years of their lives, to service, to being generous and to thinking about others before themselves.

 

The reverse is opposite; successful, prospering bloggers are insanely generous, while broke, struggling bloggers think inwardly, being some of the greediest bastards on the face of the earth.

 

Successful Blogger = Jedi.

 

Failing Blogger = Sith (without the cool powers, which makes them a powerless Sith, which is pretty bad, and will probably get them expelled from the Sith order, eventually, if the Sith leader, whether the incarnation of Darth Plagueis the Wise, or Emperor Palpatine, is running a freaking tight Sith ship, as they should be, right?)

 

If you want to become a hyper successful blogger, be super duper generous and help a shitload of folks, both for free and for pay. Because by helping folks, you cultivate a sense of detachment about your work, and that same detached energy inspires people to buy your stuff or hire you, when you open income streams.

 

6: Top Bloggers Probably Faced Worse Nightmares than You Did

 

You have faced some whoppers in your time. Being human and all.

 


 

For whatever reason, successes seem to face even stiffer resistance than the rest of us.

 

Here’s why: these folks clear the deep, horrifying, intense, almost seemingly unbearable terrors that most bloggers duck, so they are more fearless in more areas of their life, especially with blogging.

 

Most bloggers fear writing more than 1 post daily (for guest posts). They don’t want to push it.

 

This is the 6th post I’ve written today. In addition to creating 4 live videos; 2 on Facebook, 1 YouTube, 1 Periscope.

 

How?

 

Because I have been through some real shit in my life, I cleared out fears associated with those very intense, unpleasant situations, so since those fears are gone, I am fairly fearless in at least a few areas of my life. Especially in most areas blogging.

 

7: Successful Bloggers Gave Much of their Life to Blogging While Working their Way Up

 

I love what I do.

 

I also spend 8-12 hours a day – or more – blogging.

 

I devote much of my life to blogging. Which is why blogging is so good to me.

 

Never ever ever believe folks who claim blogging success comes easy. Especially those digital nomads who claim to make money all day long while sipping drinks by the pool.

 

It gets easier, no doubt, but don’t believe you can get something for nothing.

 

Gotta devote much of your life to blogging, to succeed with blogging, because where your attention and energy goes, grows.

 

8: Rocking Bloggers Are Usually Born with a Failure/Fear/Poverty Consciousness

 

Most of the successful bloggers I know were born into and grew up in families where fear-failure was the prime driver.

 

Example; you were probably told by most humans around you to get a good job to pay the bills. Meaning, devote your life to surviving, not following your passion.

 

Rocking bloggers had to own, embrace and purge these fear-based beliefs to operate from an energy of love and fun, to move out of Survival Mode, to live in Freedom Mode.

 

9: Rocking Bloggers Usually Need to Develop a Success/Love/Prosperity Consciousness through Diligent Energy Management

 

The shift from Survival Mode to Freedom Mode does not occur in 5 minutes. Nor 5 days.

 

Try 5 years…or, a lifetime.

 

I regularly come across limiting beliefs. And shit; you see who I am being. The guy who creates 3 or 6 guest posts on some days, blog commenting, 126 eBooks.

 

Successes do highly uncomfortable things to purge their fears, so they can operate from love and fun.

 

This process is as uncomfortable as receiving a fire ant enema at times…..but…….it’s your energetic tuition to pay, my little blogging sweet robbins.

 

Suggestion: spend the first 30 to 60 minutes daily meditating, doing yoga, in prayer, or engaging in some other form of energy management.

 

10: Successful Bloggers Were Quick to Invest Money in Their Business Before they Had Much Money At All

 

I get a hearty chuckle out of this one. Most bloggers believe successes always had a Scrooge McDuck style pile of dubloons to draw upon for their blogging investments.

 

Established pro bloggers usually invest money in their business when they have little money.

 

This is called clarity. Or, confidence.

 

Step it up 5 levels. Spend money at least on a domain and excellent hosting. Even if you have little dough.

 

Blogging Big Dawgs usually had to do the same thing to become successful.

 

11: Successful Bloggers Had the Same Successful Attitude That they Have Today Even When they Appeared to Be Struggling (Success Lags)

 

Success Lags.

 

Seriously.

 

I recall folks believing I was some blogging god when appearances suggested otherwise.

 

People think it is easy for successes to be successful because said successes have evidence of their success in front of their very peepers.

 

But it was not always this way. Rocking bloggers had to be rocking bloggers with little money in their pockets, little traffic, few comments and little business.

 

Rocking bloggers paid the online tuition few want to pay:

 

the “I will be a successful blogger and create helpful content prolifically and promote other bloggers generously because I love doing so even if nothing appears to be happening” tuition.

 

I recall seeing three, 7-figure bloggers and one 8-figure blogger speak in August at a live event. All of them specifically noted how they worked like a happy millionaire for 8 months to a year, some writing 3 rich, helpful blog posts daily, building bonds with other bloggers, and they didn’t make a cent during this stretch.

 

Imagine doing all that helpful stuff, as successes do, and not seeing a cent? This is called being a successful blogger, and not giving a rat’s fanny about outcomes, because successes leave Survival Mode (aka Holy Shit Where’s My Stuff I Worked So Hard Aahhhh, Panic!!!) and enter into Freedom Mode (Freedom from outcomes, serving for generosity’s sake primarily).

 

12: The Most Heartfelt Successful Bloggers Know Exactly How You Feel if You Are Struggling or Failing

 

I recall seeing a beggar on the streets of India a while back.

 

I felt compassion for the individual. I smiled at them.

 

I looked in their tin cup. Did a currency conversion.

 

Turns out, they had much more money than I had, during a few week stretch in my life, many years ago.

 

I had 4 cents to my name and was tens of thousands of dollars in debt many years ago. For weeks. I stopped eating. For a while. Because I was ashamed to ask family members for money, for food.

 

Some bloggers may feel I am out of touch. This is more ego-based puking. Because I know your pain, if you are struggling. I feel compassion, if you suffer heartache.

 

Even though I left that being behind, I know what it feels like.

 

Most successes know exactly how you feel, if you are struggling. Remember this.

 

13: Successful Bloggers Let Go the Heavy Mental Baggage that You May Be Clinging to

 

If you are struggling right now, you are holding onto fear.

 

It is that simple.

 

But letting go the fear is highly uncomfortable. Because you have to feel it.

 

Me among the Andes in Cusco Peru

 

Successful bloggers felt – however unpleasant – and embraced and hugged and let go these fears, to let go the mental baggage, to become the beings, the energetic dynamos, that they are today.

 

I recall having lunch with Zac Johnson a few years ago in New Jersey, when I was back home. He noted writing 14 guest posts weekly for various blogs. I was floored. I figured in my mind “That is impossible.”

 

Since then I have written 14 helpful, in-depth, thorough, inspired guest posts in 2 days. No joke.

 

How?

 

My being has changed because I felt and let go a few of my horse shit limiting beliefs, or mental baggage, since we had lunch a few years ago, like:

 

  • you are not good enough to do that
  • you are not creative enough to do that
  • it will be a waste of time to write that much anyway, since nobody will visit your blog
  • don’t even bother
  • what are you going to get out of all that work?

 

…and I released a few more pukey limiters too.

 

Saying the words is one thing. But when you feel the fear and pain behind the words, this is when most people enter pussification mode. They cower. They turn tail, versus crying. They bitch out, versus punching a pillow. They bail, versus feeling super duper terrible for a few seconds or minutes.

 

But the pros do it.

 

Successes let go mental baggage to become the dynamic, inspired beings you see today.

 

Your Turn

 

So…..do you have any of these to own?

 

As a rocking, successful blogger, how did you release these assumptions?

 

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53 Comments

  1. Being persistent surely helps us succeed Stella. Dead on take here.

  2. Hey Ryan, amazing post of course. I think whatever gets achievement life goes down to assurance and tirelessness. Most bloggers and big names who have turned out to be fruitful utilize this as their acronym. Much obliged!

  3. Keeping at it plays a huge part Prosperity. Thanks bro.

  4. Hi Ryan, awesome post as usual. I think whatever brings success in life goes down to determination and perseverance. Most bloggers and celebrities who have become successful use this as their acronym. Thanks alot!

  5. You certainly do Christina. Thanks much.

  6. Christina Says:

    The very first point highlighted by you is 100 % accurate, you need to work harder and will get the sweat fruit sooner or later. You need to make luck run for you.
    Thanks for the brilliant writing.

  7. Rob thanks a bunch man! Keep at it buddy; you have been persisting for years so I know you will keep on keeping on as you become more successful.

  8. Rob McDonald Says:

    Ryan, this blog post is crazy man! Crazy good. You have so much energy and I don’t see how you do it. No one ever knows how much hard work, blood, sweat and tears goes into becoming a successful blogger. Many give up before they achieve anything. Your an inspiration for all who want to be great. But yeah it takes hard work and it will not happen overnight.

    Ryan, my biggest fear is giving up. I know we all think about it at some point or another. But then I see bloggers like you that work insanely hard and I have hope that I will not give up. You can never give up!

    As far as guest posting, well I haven’t jumped that hurdle yet. Maybe some day. Not sure whats holding me back there. Maybe I will figure it out, who knows.

    Stay crazy man!

    –Rob McDonald

  9. This comment is sensational George. Thanks so much.

    “Big deal. Anybody could do what you’re doing if they had your life”. Spot on. I felt this way as a newbie. I saw successful, happy folks and figured they were happy, and succeeded, because of their living conditions. Then I realized thru first hand experience how tough it gets at times before having some success. THEN I learned how you need to be happy, and feel successful, before manifesting the success. Love your comment bro. Thanks again.

  10. Go for it Amit. I had that same fear too. The way I see it now, the time spent writing was practice-time. Even if the post does not get placed at least I got writing practice. Thanks a bunch.

  11. This was my experience too Piyush. I am so happy you are no longer allowing your fears to call the shots. We get scared, but we move forward and do it anyway. Eventually, the fears die. Strong fears become weak fears and weak fears disappear. Thanks for the rocking comment bro and hey, great to see you here.

  12. piyush kumar Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I always love reading your blog posts, they are so entertaining. Like you, I’ve struggled with blogging in the past. I think every blogger faces these struggles when they first get started.
    In the past, I always gave in to my fears. I always thought I wasn’t good enough to get out there and guest post. Don’t even get me started on social media. I refused to set up an account.
    With my new blog, I am still fearful. Whenever I reach out to someone for a guest posting opportunity, I still hear that little voice trying to hold me back.
    The difference today is that I feel the fear and do it anyway. I’ve come to realize that I may always have that fear.

    best regards
    piyush from techwiki.in

  13. Amit Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    You rocked it man, another inspirational post. I am really inspired by reading all of your post. Especially I love your thought ‘Successful bloggers are not lucky’. Another thing, I am also get scared to write a guest post because if it get rejected then it will be the waste of time. From now, I will try to write a guest post on famous blog.

    Thanks for inspiring me. Best luck.

    Amit

  14. George C Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    I had a really great time reading through this, and it really strikes me passionately. I have friends and colleagues who are have also decided to pursue their passions, and the hard work and time and sleepless nights that they all must put in is just completely mind-blowing. It is something admirable and it really inspires others. It sure inspires me. However, I also know that these good people unfortunately, have people that dislike them, people that may be unhappy with their own lives and in turn try to justify the successes of these hardworking individuals on things like luck.

    All the days these genuine and passionate people must have endured, continuing to work “like a happy millionaire” (as you say), putting in all this effort behind the scenes. Nights where they don’t even get enough sleep because they’re up to 1 in the morning excitedly working on their latest project and figuring how to improve themselves, and then waking up at 4 before the suns even out, to catch the subway to the first of their three daytime jobs.

    Some people however, may not understand. They might even have spite or jealousy or anger in their hearts. They look at these individuals, and only see the success. The benefits. The rewards. And in turn say things like: “Wow, I wish I was as fortunate as you”, “That’s great and all, but you were just given all these opportunities”, “You just got lucky”, “Big deal. Anybody could do what you’re doing if they had your life”.

    In the end, while there are some people that genuinely and truly to their core misunderstand and do not realise the impact of their beliefs and who are very much willing to listen and hear the full story out, there are just too many people that do not have the most kind intentions, and try to bring others down to feel satisfied. And so knowing that there are people that do this with clear intent really annoys me, and makes me angry that there are some people that have sacrificed so much for their vision, and yet will still have people saying to their face or spreading rumours that their success was just due to being lucky or blessed.

  15. This is so true Juan. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  16. Certainly does Abhay.

  17. Abhay Bajaj Says:

    People actually don’t realize the hard work that goes into building a good quality blog.

  18. Juan Delpt Says:

    Hey Ryan,
    You have an awesome post. 😉
    I love this sentence “Successful bloggers are not lucky”
    Sure, definitely many people think they are lucky to have attained or achieved that great success.
    Hope you will be able to write more about other experiences.
    Have a great day Ryan!

  19. I’d love to answer them Elizabeth. Thanks so much for reading and commenting and see you guys in a few months!

  20. Another epic post! I completely agree. It’s about hard work and focus, as well as clarity and commitment. And thanks so much for the mentions recently.
    I’m going to send you an email tonight or tomorrow with a few questions re publishing, if you have time.

  21. Oh yes Andrew. That site was a hodgepodge of topics LOL. Thanks a bunch buddy.

  22. Andrew M. Warner Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Superb post. I remember when you had the other site and wasn’t as focused as you were with this blog. And ever since, you’ve had a laser focus and turned this blog into a real powerhouse.

    Now, 14 guest posts in 2 days? What??? That’s efficient. But that just shows how focused you are and only adds to your success.

    Congrats Ryan.

    – Andrew

  23. 8-12 seems about right Lisa for building it full time, just for the volume of work we are doing. You should be A-OK there; you have been building powerful friendships for years which is really so much of what this journey is about. Yep; loving the audio courses and classes. Kelli and I are excited to dive in, and these ones are live too which makes for some entertainment. Thanks a bunch Lisa.

  24. Wow Donna that’s crazy. A couple using WiFi in an abandoned building? Now that’s being hungry for success. I love stories like that. Totally blows away most lame ass excuses, like not having money to buy a domain and hosting, time issues, etc. Brilliant. Thanks for the inspired comment and have a great week.

  25. Awesome share Ryan!

    Successful bloggers don’t believe in “luck” Instead they spend tons of time and energy to work up to where they are today. All one has to do is listen to their “story” and realize it didn’t come easy at all. There is one particular marketer that always sticks in my mind. He and his wife lived in an abandoned building and used wi fi from it. They were determined. Now they are making seven figures.

    Talk about generosity? I’ve met the most generous people in my life via successful bloggers and marketers. They didn’t just appear like a genie out of a bottle, nor born with that silver spoon. They had to fight against all odds. It starts with the family and other humans that tell them the only way to “make it” is to get a job. Phooey! From there they had the patience and stamina to be where they are today.

    As for those who don’t like “rich people”…. That gets under my skin all the time. Jealousy? Mind control? I don’t know where it comes from but they don’t take the time to hear the rest of the story…..

    Cheers!

    -Donna

  26. Lisa Sicard Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I love this one. My husband and I were talking this morning about how many hours a day I would need to do this full time and I guessed 8-12 hours per day and that’s exactly what you said in this post. I must share this one with him 🙂
    I believe doing the things you fear the most will help you get over your fears. You just have to stop the hesitation and move on with it!
    Very cool that you are now offering audio classes. You really are mixing it all up now so readers have more choices on how they can learn from you – I like that.
    Thanks Ryan and have a great day.

  27. This is a fabulous comment Vincent. And what a clever acronym too. I see you are on the road to awesomeness buddy. Thanks for the rocking share.

  28. Hi Ryan,

    By reading through the lines of what you wrote in this blog post,I got suddenly a question that I will try to answer.

    To be honest I have been following and reading blogs since two years without having my own blog. Here are some of them:bloggingfromparadis.com,johnchow.com,problogger.com ans so on.

    Now that I have mine since August of this year, the word BLOG does notjust mean WEB LOG to me. So the question I just got by reading your post is:

    What does it mean to have a blog?

    The answer I found I very simple. I will just have to make a choice between two words. I bet that you don’t see where I am heading. Anyway I will continue because I am trying here to let go the heavy mental baggage you talked about.

    To come back to my answer, the word BLOG has a completely different meaning. For me,

    BLOG = Become Loser Or Genius

    As you can see the 4 words represent each letter of the word BLOG.

    So, for me, having a blog is to choose between becoming a LOSER or a GENIUS.

    I can bet that you already know my answer.

    The reason I have been following and reading your blog is that when we are among the best ones and that we learn from them, sooner or later we will be like them.

    Thank you for inspiring me!

  29. Sure thing Patrick. Thanks for reading.

  30. Patrick Says:

    Thanks for the blogging pep talk, Ryan!! A great way to start off my day!

  31. I like it Anand. Be patient, follow your passion, practice, and success will find you.

  32. Keep reaching out Susan. I know how tough it is in the beginning; that little voice telling you not to guest post seems so powerful, right? Eventually it will shut up the more you make guest posting a habitual thing. Thanks so much for the rocking comment 🙂

  33. Yep Prosper. Luck has nothing to do with blogging success. Luck doesn’t even exist; no cosmic game of chance, as all happens on an energetic level. Thanks bro.

  34. Prosper Noah Says:

    Hey Ryan,
    Awesome post right here.
    I love this sentence “Successful bloggers are not lucky”
    Yes, definitely many newbie think they are luck to have attained or achieved that great success.

    Smart work does the job.
    Have a great day Ryan!

  35. Susan Velez Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    I always love reading your blog posts, they are so entertaining. Like you, I’ve struggled with blogging in the past. I think every blogger faces these struggles when they first get started.

    In the past, I always gave in to my fears. I always thought I wasn’t good enough to get out there and guest post. Don’t even get me started on social media. I refused to set up an account.

    With my new blog, I am still fearful. Whenever I reach out to someone for a guest posting opportunity, I still hear that little voice trying to hold me back.

    The difference today is that I feel the fear and do it anyway. I’ve come to realize that I may always have that fear.

    It’s up to me to learn how to manage it and contain it. If no one does, then I’ll never accomplish anything great.

    Oh and I agree. You can’t do everything for free. If you’re scared to spend money on your business, you don’t have enough belief that you’ll do everything to succeed.

    Great tips and I’ll be sure to pass them along to help bloggers understand that it’s not luck, it’s just pure drive.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

  36. ANAND Says:

    I also agree with you. We can’t succeed in one day. We have to work hard and should be patient.
    We should have dedication to achieve anything. One day success will come to our home and surprise us.

  37. Perfect Robin, perfect. When you are generous, help flows to you through all types of channels. Thanks much.

  38. Hi Ryan,
    The above tips are really excellent, but I want to talk about the generosity that bloggers must have, and the same generosity helps them to get help from the other bloggers. I don’t know, I am right or wrong but just shared my Opinion.
    And at the end thanks for sharing such an amazing article.
    Have a good week ahead.

  39. She knows it is all about branding, not boobies LOL Pedro! 😉 Amen on smart blogging. I see and feel this more daily. If you have fun and do things from an intelligent space your job as a blogger gets easier and easier. Thanks buddy.

  40. Pedro Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Awesome post 🙂
    A lot to take away from the post – great points that are practical and actionable. But by far my greatest takeaway is #4 – Successful Bloggers Work Intelligently! I am learning to be an astute and smart blogger. Not working hard, but working smart instead.
    Thanks fr sharing.

    Best regards,

    Pedro

    PS – What does Kelli make of your opening sentence? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  41. Adeel thanks much for the excellent comment. You are dead on with the model analogy too. This takes time, patience and a willingness to learn, then build something meaningful which serves others.

  42. Let go that mental baggage and keep the same attitude through thick and thin. Wise advice here Shantanu. Thanks much.

  43. Generosity is one of those difference makers Vishwajeet. When you keep giving, the getting opens up too. What a fab way to succeed. Thanks much.

  44. Hello Ryan,

    Great points you have mentioned here. All the points are here is an identity of a successful and pro bloggers. Pro bloggers are always generous and ready to help like you. I also have a circle of some great bloggers cum friends like you. They are always helps me to improve my blogging skills. Thanks for writing these great tips here.

    Enjoy your Day 🙂
    Vishwajeet

  45. Hello Ryan,

    Great shout over here 🙂

    Not only luck made successful bloggers what they are today, they take huge risks, they work hours and hours and they go for the
    things, which normal people are afraid off. There is alway a black side behind every successful people, which people hardly
    knows. Nobody is born famous, the work and how do they do that work in a creative manner makes them different from the rest.

    I am in love with some of the tips you mentioned up here and I think these are something I was doing wrong from these years.
    Yeah Like every one else I too wish to get going with my blogging journey. I know there are still lot of things I need to learn
    and bring into action. Find new ways to get going with my blogs.

    Keeping the same attitude even when we are struggling and after the success is in our hands is very important, being
    a nice person always help.

    I love the last point, letting go the heavy mental baggage, this is very important, we can not be creative with a stress \
    inside our mind. We need to work freely if we want to achieve something good.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

  46. Adeel Sami Says:

    Hey, Ryan!

    That modeling life if not fancy but brutal… and temporary as well.

    You care for fitness, you care for the shape, and you care for the fashion then you’re in… for let’s say 15 years max?

    As the age increases, the body’s shapes start to dissolve.

    Living a fit life is good than living the life for the fitness… It is brutal, so brutal.

    Then comes the blogging. Same thing.

    Your life is not all about money but the impact.

    Enjoy it with the money you earn by the time. And you’re the perfect example for that; travel! 🙂

    Now coming to the topic, #1 is the killer.

    Making the word “lucky” important to you is like you lost the hope. You have the excuse to not be like the one you’re praising today.

    Lucky is the another name of “excuse.”

    And the rest of the 12 points are too valid to give reference to.

    But I am still not good at investing the money. I haven’t earned much as of yet but I haven’t invested as much as well…

    Will work on that!

    But, brother….

    This is the best. BEST content! Greatest TIPS!!

    THANK YOU!!! 🙂

    ~ Adeel

  47. Tilak, that is one of the best ways I have heard it put: making your blog a part of you. Brilliant. Love it. Your blog becomes an extension of your being, authenticity-wise, then sweetness flows from that. Thanks much.

  48. Perfectly said Krisha. That generosity opens us up to so much success, it is amazing. The more freely you give from an energy of love the more easily you receive and see worldly success. Thanks for the keen insight.

  49. Freddy great comment bro. Exactly; persistent action combined with intelligence and smothered with love, these are the fundamentals that lead to successful blogging. Thanks much.

  50. Tilak Raj Says:

    Ryan nice article as always.

    I have blogging as a hobby for 3 years, well not consistently . Needless to say I did not make any money during this period. I wanted to generate money without having any plan to grow my blog. While pro bloggers might show how easy it is making money online, they don’t show how much effort/time they have put on their blog and reach where they are today. So I am starting from scratch again to rebuild my blog and treat it as part of me rather than a money minting tool.

  51. Hey Ryan!

    I love this post!

    I agree with everything you are talking about here. I think successful bloggers are individuals who just go for it, they take huge risks to pursue their dreams. Making a full time living from blogging and a small digital business can take a long while and can take you through so many downs and ups. But it is all worth it at the end, if you persevere, that is.

    I don’t think successful bloggers know what “luck” really is. Because, great results are always a product of great work. Plain and simple.

    As a blogger, you will also learn that working smart WITH hard work, will always outwork ‘hard work’ alone. I’m not dissing hard work, what I’m saying is work hard AND very smart!

    Thanks for sharing this awesome post man!

    Cheers! 😀

  52. Wonderful blog Ryan. Very inspirational.

    I totally agree with all the points you mentioned here.

    But the one which attracted and I always believe is – successful bloggers are generous.

    This was the main reason they are successful and earn money.

    Being generous and giving out lots of stuff for free helps to create trust on your readers.

    This is how they buy your recommended products in future, slowly when the trust keeps on increasing.

    Thanks for sharing it Ryan.

    Have a great day!

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