So You Think You Want to Learn How to Start a Blog and Earn Money?
I make a full-time living and support my family of 5 (soon to be 6) on my blogging income alone. I’m on track to do over $100,000 this year just in affiliate marketing income from my blog. I don’t say it to brag, I say it because I’m grateful to do what I do and I love to tell people about my job. That’s how it should be, you should love what you do and boy do I love what I do!
When people hear that I earn that kind of money from home as a blogger…
…. they immediately respond with, “teach me, I want to be a blogger.”
Most blurt this out presumptuously, immediately thinking what I do is something they can do, without even really knowing what it takes to be a blogger that earns money.
I almost immediately respond with, “I have a course you can buy that can help you learn“
You would think that they would jump all over that right??
Nope. I would say only 1% actually go and buy the course.
How to Start a Blog and Earn Money 101 – Commitment!
The #1 thing you need to be a blogger that earns money is committed! As soon as most people hear they have to pay for something, they’re no longer committed. They already want out.
They just wanted me to teach them free?
Teach them how to support their families and live the dream, free?
That shows me your commitment right off the bat! You don’t have what it takes if you can’t commit to learning the business. I had to learn it, you will too. There’s no way around it. Any job will require you to learn if you want to earn.
The blogging courses aren’t expensive, most are the cost of a dinner at Red Robin or Denny’s.
The problem isn’t with the price, it’s that most people who say they want to do something are not committed to really doing it. The idea sounds good, but in reality they’re not committed to it if they can’t pay some money to start something that could put them on the path to financial freedom.
The truth is, if you want to learn how to start a blog and earn money with it, you need to commit to it. You can’t earn money at blogging without being committed. It takes time to build residual income like this, it’s not an overnight thing. You will need to learn and then apply what you learn to your blog. That takes commitment. MOST don’t have this. If they did, we’d see a lot more bloggers like Robin and myself earning a full-time living.
Most people spend all day on Facebook spilling their opinions anyway – why not monetize it and make some money from it instead? Because that would take commitment.
The people that I see who are committed are the ones with the increasing income every month. They’re the ones that keep learning and keep trying to implement what they learn to earn more. Blogging is not for everyone. Learning how to start a blog and earn money will take commitment from you.
I did not get here overnight. I have had to build, learn and adapt as I go over the last NINE YEARS! I started out writing online to earn a few bucks in the corner of a two-bedroom apartment. Had I even had the education available to you, I would have gotten here a lot sooner! I was and STILL AM very committed to earning money from home. Can you commit?
If It’s Not Commitment It’s Fear!
Fear is one of the greatest enemies you will ever face in life. Fear is the reason we see so many people living a meager existence. They’re afraid to try anything out of fear they will fail or be rejected.
Some will blame circumstances or people. They will play victim rather than victor – but it all comes down to fear. They fear the unknown for whatever reason they have given them self.
The truth is, we live in a world that labels people. I am depressed. I am hurt. I am a victim of this or that.
Those “I am” statements will define you, so I suggest choosing your words better and not letting your circumstances define who you are.
The truth is, the only thing that holds you back from any dream – is lack of commitment and/or fear.
You may have another excuse but it will fall under those two categories and if you’ve read this far, it’s probably fear.
Fear of rejection?
Fear of being ripped off?
Fear you can’t do it?
You wouldn’t have read this far if you weren’t at least somewhat curious and somewhat committed? Lazy people clicked off this page in the first portion of this blog post.
If you’re still reading… there’s hope for you..
One of the biggest challenges you will face when you decide you want to start a blog and earn money is your fear.
That’s why Robin and I have support group in addition to our courses.
We realize it’s more than just learning how to do something new – for a lot of people, it’s the “inner game” that limits them.
They have these fears they can’t do it or that they will fail – that’s why the support group is vital to success.
We don’t just want to sell you some blogging course, we want to see you through to success!
We believe in what we do so much that we commit daily to showing up in this support group and helping everyone out.
You will not find a bunch of egotistical gurus here – what you will get is genuine people just like you who wanted to start a blog and earn money. The experience and support you will receive is priceless!
Now is the time to change! “Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.”