Blogging: Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick Two.

How many times have you had someone try to sell you the ‘magic formula’ that would instantly take your blog to massive success?

How many gurus have you landed into that sell the dream, tricking you into believing that online success is as easy as buying their (ridiculously priced) program?

Unfortunately, you can’t have it all.

When it comes down to achieving blogging success, it comes down to this:

You can have it good, you can have it fast, or you can have it cheap – but you can only have two of the three.

This means any way you go about it, you have to make choices, and you have to make sacrifices.

Let’s over each one of these combinations so you can decide which will fit your style the best. [Read more…]

Define What You Truly Want From Blogging

Why are you reading this post right now?

What are you hoping to gain?

Why did you hop on your computer today? What are you doing now that is going to have a lasting impact on your life? Do these actions align with your true goals?

I’ve had a lot of thinking to do in recent lengths about my future. Another company of mine has taken off, and it looks like in terms of profit it’s going to end up doing far better than my blog ever has (which is saying a lot, because Help Start My Site sales have been growing drastically as well.)

So why am I still here?

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7 Areas To Reinvest Blogging Profits Into

Let’s not waste each other’s time.

If you’re not interested in making a real, full time income with blogging, close this article now.

If you’re content with just making enough to cover your costs and pocket a bit of extra money each month, close this article now.

If you’re looking to make more money than you know what to do with, and you’re willing to make sacrifices to allow that to happen, this article is for you.

One of the biggest mistakes I see people making is pulling every cent out of their business, collecting their business’ profit as a salary.

However, this is a fatal mistake to make.

Success compounds more success, and this is largely because the resources you acquire can be put to work to in turn generate more. Traffic leads to more traffic. Exposure leads to more exposure. Money leads to more money.

If you want to grow rapidly and consistently, it’s vital you take a percentage of the profit your blog is making you, and reinvest it back into it.

There are a lot of options available for you, which we will go over now.  [Read more…]

Exit Strategies For Bloggers – Work Less, Earn More

It’s nice to think that we’ll all be here blogging away forever, but the sad reality is that this likely won’t be the case.

Priorities and desires change. Life events spring up that require our attention. Perhaps new entrepreneurial opportunities arise, and will become a better use of your time.

No matter how successful we become, we will all only have 24 hours in a day to dedicate towards those things in life that our important to us.

Therefore, I think it’s important to keep an exit strategy in mind for your business – even if you don’t think you’ll ever end up using it.

Bear in mind this doesn’t mean you have to quit completely – you can begin making your exit slowly and gradually, and you never have to go all the way.

However, unless you want to keep working this same amount until you die, you’ve got to prepare for it.

Let’s look over our options.  [Read more…]

7 Stages Every Blogger Goes Through On Their Way To Success

We all have different stages that we go through as bloggers. We go through periods where everything seems to be going right, and periods where it seems like the best thing to do is close down. We have times where we are excited and optimistic about the future, and times where everything just seems to be working against us.

They say entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster, and it’s very true. However, only those who are able to hang on during the ups and downs are the ones who will see the ride through to its completion. As I share with you these 7 stages that all bloggers go through, I want you to think about whether or not you’ve seen these so far throughout your own blogging career. If you haven’t, I promise you will see them soon if you stay on board long enough. [Read more…]

10+ iPhone / Android Apps Every Blogger Should Be Using

I recently lost my temper and threw my phone at a wall, bending it in half and rendering it completely useless.

This taught me a valuable lesson and brought forth an almost frightening realization – we are becoming increasingly reliant on our smartphones.

…But we all knew that right? It’s obvious – you can’t go out in public without seeing people glued to their screens. However, you may not truly realize how bad this issue was until you’re forced to go without a smartphone for a week.

This wasn’t just apparent in my personal life either – I’ve realized I’ve become incredibly reliant on my smartphone for running my business as well. There are a lot of great apps for blogging that I’ve been using, and I wanted to share some of these with you so you could benefit from them too.

Without any further ado, here are 10+ iPhone / Android apps for bloggers that you may consider downloading! [Read more…]

In Blogging, The Most Important Investment You Can Make Is In Yourself

When’s the last time you’ve paid good money to purchase a product that will make you a better blogger?

When’s the last time you’ve ordered a book, purchased a training course, or signed up for a program that will grow your knowledge of business, marketing, or entrepreneurship?

How much time do you allocate towards growing your own personal skill set?

If you’re like most people in the world today, you ignore these things completely. And by doing so, you end up like most other people in the world today – unsuccessful, unhappy, and in huge financial trouble.

Now let me ask you one more question – is that the type of life you want to live?

I didn’t think so.

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7 Universal Life Lessons That Blogging Has Taught Me

When you decide to do something big, it has a serious impact on your life. It changes who you are, and the lessons you learn from such a huge experience become invaluable to you.

When I started blogging all of those years ago, I had no idea what I truly had in store for me. I have changed so much as a person, and I have no doubt that I would not be the person I am today if I had never began this journey.

As I’ve taken time to reflect on this year, I’ve realized that there is a lot blogging has taught me about life – very important lessons that are universal to all of us as human beings.

While you read through this list, I want you to really think about the lessons I share with you. Think about how they’ve arose in your lifetime. Tie them to your own unique experiences. We are all different individuals, and some of these will pop out to you more than others. Some will become more apparent in the future.

Understand the significance of these 7 truths, and you will find much more success in both your professional and your personal life. [Read more…]

These 5 Things Are Distracting You From Achieving Your Blogging Goals

We all know the importance of eliminating distractions – but it’s hard to do that when we are unable to identify what’s actually distracting us.

Sometimes, we may believe something we are doing is beneficial, but it is actually pulling us off our desired path. Worst of all, we often don’t realize it until it’s too late.

While certainly not a complete list, I wanted to use this article to draw attention to some of the most common distractions I see bloggers get sucked into, so we can avoid them when we come across them! [Read more…]

Do You Have A Vision?

Vision. It’s a powerful thing.

Having a true vision for something goes above and beyond a simple desire. It’s not just another thing to strive for. It’s not something you want.

It’s something you need. Something that drives you. Something that seems of greater importance than life itself.  [Read more…]