So, I was talking to really close friend today, and she really wants to CHANGE, as in…her job..her house…her location and someone who knows her work background gave her a game-changing thought…
Do you want to know what it was? I mean, to REALLY rock her world…to REALLY figure out
where to begin?
It was something so SIMPLE, you might not think of it, or even worse..
It was to do this one simple task:
LOOK FOR THE CITY WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK IN, AND THEN LOOK FOR A JOB!
Okay, I hear ya…you may not think that is so earth-shattering, but have you ever been completely overwhelmed as in feeling like you are WAY in over your head?
Maybe you’re going through a divorce, or you just REALLY need a job-change like my friend?
You could change your LIFE and work ANYWHERE in the world..and I mean anywhere in the world that you have an internet connection?
Would that be life-changing for you? It would for most folks…and it was for me, because that is exactly
what I’m able to do and I thank God that I can.
I want you to have this kind of freedom too!
If I could whisper in your ear, I would say this…..
“Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming!”
Don’t you dare give up! If you think you can, you can!
If you like to blog at all whatsoever, you should, and you should start right now.
What is so awesome about blogging? There are no rules about time or place.
You can blog anytime or any place you are, like right now…we’re trying to sell our house and my husband’s job is moving further north, so for right now, we are temporarily living in an apartment with a few things from home. Right now, we “set-up” house and I’m using my iPhone as a “hot spot” so I can work from home. I LOVE being able to go wherever.
In between running back and forth to the washing machine/dryer, grabbing a bowl of cereal for a quick supper, and watching old reruns of Little House on the Prairie, I’m writing this to you…
That’s what I love about the internet lifestyle. It is the freedom to work at 7:00 am or 7 pm, like it is now. Wouldn’t you rather work on your clock, than someone else’s?
Now, I have been working on my journey online since 2009 when I was newly single after a 25 year-old-marriage ended abruptly and in a way your nightmares couldn’t imagine…but GOD!
I found God in a new way that I had not known before, and I want you to know that Jesus Christ is real, and if you are reading this and are desperate, know this, hang your hat on it and tell yourself over and over one of God’s promises that kept me sane in those dark days, “Jesus said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” People will come and go out of your life your entire life, but once you’ve invited Him in, He never will. You can bank on it. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
And that brings me to my next point, you can be yourself online. You can brand yourself, and be as unique as you are. You are gifted and talented in ways you can’t even imagine. Just think about a starfish. There are no two alike. That’s how unique you are as well. So, don’t overthink and overanalyze and “get ready to get ready.”
Start tonight. Start when you’re doing the laundry and waiting on the dryer to stop. Start when you’re at Starbucks and having a latte or mocha. Start on your lunch break and type your heart out for 30 minutes. You can change YOUR world in just a few minutes a day. How?
Because you’re building a business and that takes a journey. Your journey will be different than everyone else’s online.
Why not You? Why not Now?
Plus, you don’t have to be a “me-too” kind-of-a-blog. Be yourself and brand yourself the way you’ve always dreamed.
Use others’ blog for pure downright inspiration, but be your own brand.
What is it that excited you? What draws you? Then, build a blog around that and build a subscriber list and attract people who LIKE the same things you do. It works. It flat out works.
Now, I know you want to know how to make money with your blog. I have been a part-time blogger for some time, but recently decided that I would spend more time on my blog to reach a larger audience.
And I’m TOTALLY stoked about it! Enthusiasm is a light to your blogging and financial fire. Feed it!
Find those graphics, sayings, and bloggers that you think are “all that” and study their success, so you can follow. You don’t have to copy them. Just learn from them and study hard.
I love what Will Smith said in one of his movies, “Don’t let ANYONE tell you that you can’t fulfill your dreams you can’t, not even me.” Don’t let anyone set your agenda. You are your own woman, or your own man. Forge your own path. Build your own dream, and never let go of it. Hold on to it with both mental fists and don’t let defeat, someone else’s opinion of what you’re doing, or your OWN brain think you out of it. Be unstoppable. Write down a specific goal.
Now, I’ve studied a lot of self-improvement in the form of books/videos and blogs in the last few years to improve my mindset to believe I could..and it worked. I now truly believe that what your mind can conceive, you can achieve.
One exercise that has worked for so many successful people is this:
Imagine that you are ALREADY where you want to be. What does that dream day look like?
What are you wearing? What are you doing? What are you blogging? What are you saying on your cell phone? How much money are you making from your blog? I know, I know, this all sounds a bit “woo-woo,” but it works if you combine it with hard work and lots of action…consistently!
Do you want to make $10,000 a month? Then work your way backwards.
How many products would you have to sell to make $10K a month?
If you made an affiliate sales of $5 an item for a dress, or a toy, it would like this:
2000 x $5 = $10,000
1000 x $10 – $10,000
100 x $100 = $10,000
So, now it’s looking better and easier at the same time. If you can find a product, (or down the road create a new product), that pays you $100 a sale, you would only have to sell 100 courses or services to make $10,000 a month.
I make my income from two ways:
#1 Affiliate marketing – sending product recommendations to my subscribers through email
$2 Creating quick guides that teach some helpful principles of making money online.
#1 You can go to Fiverr.com and hire someone to put up your WordPress site. The blogger platform is great, but you can’t really go as far as you like to until you get a self-hosted WordPress blog.
#2 Get an autoresponder. I have used Aweber for years and made thousands of dollars emailing my list.
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You can find that here, and sign up for a free account.
I now create courses that help to solve a problem. But I started (and still do), will affiliate marketing.
If you’re new to this an “affiliate” is someone who promoted other people’s products. You can simply sign up and get your link from the company.
You don’t have to talk to anyone.
You simple fill out a form and then get your link.
I started with Clickbank which is virtual instantly downloadable ebooks, and then branched out to promoting physical products on Amazon, which some people love to do that. If you do that, I would suggest that you pick a niche, and then a sub-niche, such as:
Subniche – Sponge Bob Toys only
Now, simply blog about one toy a day, or one product a day and choose the keyword to name that post so you are targeting BUYERS, instead of information seekers. That is the secret between success and failure online.
Do this every single day and you should start to see success. Be sure at the end of every post to leave what we call a “call to action” so that they sign up to your newsletter.
Your second biggest tip is to build a subscriber list!
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Until next time – Kristie