The fire is burning low. It’s little more than hot embers at this point. We have to push through. Success depends largely on constitution, on how badly you want it. Do you have the testicular fortitude to continue to bust your ass with very little to show for it?
He asked “What was the purpose of my site? Was it a personal project or was it meant to attract clients?” I knew exactly what he meant. Instantly I flashed on all of the content on my site, and knew that it was posted without direction.
“The money is in the list.” Your list primarily consists of blog and newsletter subscribers. So how do you go about building a list? There are many techniques used for list building,
Natalynn recalls being made fun of as early as the age of 5. It seems pretty sad to me as she described it because she says “I didn’t know there was anything wrong with the way I looked”, as though being picked on solidified in her mind that there was something wrong with the way she looked, and she just didn’t know it yet.
It’s been a few months since I’ve started this site. I started it with absolutely no knowledge of how to do so. It hasn’t been all too easy for me, since I’m not exactly technically or digitally inclined, and I kind of jumped in with both feet. To be honest my site went live accidentally.
I told you, if you have been following along, that I would keep you updated on all of my wins and losses, up and downs, while starting this site, and forming it into a profitable career. So. I have gone and done it again. I preach and preach about doing your research before signing up for classes, but I failed to follow my own advice.
Why do you blog? What drove you to start? Are you still following that goal?
I only ask because I seem to have lost sight of mine. Once I started researching blogging, and monetizing blogs, I started concentrating on that too deeply. It’s so easy to do. You start thinking about all of the money you can make selling other people’s products, and you forget that you have your own.
It’s no secret that social media is pretty much completely foreign to me. I’ve avoided it all of these years and now I’m trying to master it to try to promote my business, and I just didn’t know what I didn’t know.
I don’t know what I expected. I really don’t. Well, I guess I kind of do. I thought I would be pumping out blog posts between chapters of my book, and submissions to short story contests. I thought nonprofits would be beating down my door for my copywriting services, and my humor and wisdom would have garnered me a large loyal following. Most of all, I thought that words would be falling from my head faster than any two people could type them.
What makes your writing worth reading? What keeps people coming back? You can post your blog all over Facebook and twitter. You can sign up for AdWords, and create multiple boards on Pinterest. These steps will get people to your page, but how do you keep them there, and how do you make loyal followers?
We have touched on a few things not to do if you are an Amazon Associate. Now I would like to go over a few things you should do….
Do you know where you are going? Where your life is headed and how you’re going to get there? What about your business? Your writing? Have you found your path and are you following it diligently? Or are you meandering through the woods in the dark …
If you want to be a writer, you have to write. I’m not saying you’ll be good, or even successful, but you will be a writer. Writing can’t fall to the wayside. I know, you don’t want writing to feel like a job. If your goal is to make money writing, then it is a job, and you need to treat it as such
I have put together a small collection of writings from other bloggers. These writings are stated to be the most honest thing they have ever published about themselves. These writing run the gamut from work troubles to mental illness, and they all took making an admission to their selves and or loved ones.
In just a few minutes on Facebook you will find a hundred people willing to give you advice and help you get started. You will find free e-books, articles, and newsletters. You will be invited to join groups and sign up for mailing lists. Everyone will have your best interests at heart, and genuinely want to help.
The sharks begin to circle the fresh fish, they smell blood in the water.