How Electrified Skeeter Rackets Teach You a Blog Monetizing Lesson

March 10, 2018
Me wrangling pesky skeeters in Chiang Mai, Thailand with an electrified racket.


“Feast on his flesh.” ~ The Witch King of LOTR


I hear the Witch King’s voice now. From the extended cut.


He advises his trusty wraith beast to eat Gandalf.


On a nightly basis here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I feel skeeters repeating said phrase to each other.


Mosquitoes here love farang meat. Love Thai meat too.


I have a weapon in my arsenal; the mosquito racket.


This electrified racket roasts those son a bitches instantly, zapping ’em into Kingdom Come, before said skeeters feast on my flesh and partake in nightly Biddulph Blood Lust.


Skeeter rackets teach you an effective blog monetizing lesson too.


Blog Monetizing


Take my eBook.


Seriously; buy it.


7 Steps to Build a Full Time Income Earning Blog



It is a tool to be used to help you make money blogging.


To be used.


You are reading this far. You wanted a blog monetizing lesson. You buy the eBook. You use it, reading it, studying it, taking notes, raising your energy, and using newly acquired knowledge daily by doing what the eBook says.


Just like the racket.


See me up top? I swing the racket to roast mosquitoes in their tracks.


I swing the racket.


The eBook and the racket cannot do anything by itself. Each is an inanimate object.


Human beings open to learning how to use eBooks and rackets, practicing, developing skills and honing their craft, can become skilled bloggers who monetize freely and skilled racket swingers who roast mosquitoes.


Why then do bloggers say stuff like: “Google Adsense makes you money blogging” or “Affiliate marketing makes you money blogging” or even “Selling blogging courses is the best way to make big money blogging”, when none of these statements is true?


Google Adsense and affiliate marketing are inanimate concepts, incapable of doing anything. A skilled blogger who:


  • learns how to blog
  • practices writing
  • creates helpful content for months then years
  • builds connections with top bloggers over months then years


can effectively monetize their blog through any online income streams.


The blogging money is in the skills, not the tool.


Blogging Skills


Took me days to learn how to swing the racket to catch and zap skeeters. No wild swinging. I see it as a science, or skill.


Took me years to develop the writing, creating and connecting skills that fueled my blogging profits.


The money I make through:


  • coaching
  • courses
  • freelancing
  • various consulting streams
  • eBooks
  • audio books
  • paperbacks
  • affiliate income
  • sponsored posts
  • advertising


has virtually nothing to do with the streams, or tools, or channels, and everything to do with the skills I persistently developed over years, to create value for a growing, targeted audience.


Some bloggers never sell a dime of a $10,000 big ticket item.


Steve Scott made $30,000 monthly with low-priced eBooks.


It ain’t the income stream, team. It’s the skill bloggers develop through persistent practice, their generosity in sharing free and premium content, their willingness to humbly build a huge network of blogging buddies by serving others and yes, it is these bloggers giving their life largely to blogging, and most of all, it is said individual blogger’s clarity around receiving money.


Like my friend Maxwell Ivey says in his rocking book: It’s Not the Cookie, It’s the Bag


Make high energy choices. Take responsibility for your life. The choices you make Now to free yourself by raising your energy move you into inspired, loving, prospering actions that benefit humanity, versus the fear-based shit you may be doing now.


My Blogging Course


Or, one of my blogging courses.


Go ahead; click this link:


11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course


Readers buy the course and help boost my blogging income because I patiently developed writing, creating and connecting skills, over years.


Readers buy into my skills and service. The 2 S’s. So they buy my courses, eBooks, audio books, without an afterthought, because they already bought into my skills and service.


The money is in your blogging skills, not the income streams, tools or channels.


You develop your blogging skills by:


  • following your fun; picking a niche you feel passionate about
  • learning blogging from pros by following their blogs and buying their premium content
  • studying blogging
  • practicing your writing
  • creating helpful content
  • building connections with blogging leaders by helping them without asking for anything in return


…all over years.


So… are you doing in this regard?


Focusing on your skills or income streams?


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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He can help you become a full time blogger with this eBook.
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  1. Lorraine Reguly Says:

    Spot-on. Taking action is KEY!

    But most people don’t follow through with what they read. They don’t take the time to complete all the steps. They especially don’t do this when they are trying to write and publish a book!

    How do I know this? I run Wording Well. I offer editing. I do ghostwriting. And I help people publish books.

    Very few people take action, EVEN THOUGH THE STEPS ARE EASY!

    I have taken action. I’m still taking action. 🙂

    Thanks for the great reminder to act, Ryan!

  2. Hi Ryan; Thanks so much for mentioning me in this post.

    For your readers I want them to know that I didn’t know you had bought and or read my book It’s Not the Cookie. And I certainly didn’t expect you to reference here on your blog.

    And I’m going to post this to the book page fro It’s Not the Cookie. 🙂

    You do make a great point. People pay us for what we prove we can do. It may take months or years to master something. And then it can take longer to figure out the best way to earn income from it.

    I appreciate your example of the guy who makes 30,000 a month from relatively low priced items.

    Too many coaches are preaching the home run instead of small ball.

    Five years ago I did my first radio show. It was with Brian the Hammer Jackson on blog talk radio. The show went horribly wrong. At one point Brian asked what is wrong with you are you blind. 🙂 I said yes. His producer didn’t tell him. There was silence, then I laughed, then he laughed too; and then there was friendship. I would do his show for six months before realizing there were many more shows I could share my story and message on.

    Now, I offer a service where I get people booked on shows so they can do the same. I’m not charging them thousands of dollars. But it’s not for the reason you are thinking.

    1: I love working with authors, speakers, coaches, and podcasters on their way up. I love seeing them grow. I especially love it when they start to believe that people do want to hear what they have to say.

    2: I believe in giving people their money’s worth. With substantially higher fees people would expect more show bookings and more bookings on shows with larger audiences.

    So, what is it that you are really good at? What speaks to your heart? What are you curious about? What do you know something about already that you could learn more about?

    As Ryan pointed out here, you have to do the work to establish yourself before you can monetize yourself.

    Ryan, you have been a great friend to me. You have encouraged and advised me during times of trial. And you took the time to meet me in person when I was in New York City.

    You are a real class act. Or as my daddy would have said you are a real showman.

    Keep up the great work my friend, Max