Can You Really Make Money Blogging?
Absolutely, 100% yes!
John Chow has made a very successful business from doing that very thing.
I myself hadn’t made any money online at all until I started my blog. My very first sale came from where? Yup, via my blog!
What about my first four-figure day? How did I make that four-figure sale?
Via my blog!
Okay, what about my second and third four figure sales? And recurring sales?
You guessed it – via my blog!
Seeing a pattern yet?
Done the right way, it’s very possible to make money blogging. When I first started my blog back in 2012 I hadn’t made a bean online. I didn’t know how I was going to do it exactly, but I knew that I was going to do it and getting a blog up and running had to be my first task, according to what I was being taught.
So I did as I was told, stuck with it and can testify that the strategy works. Yes you have to put the work in, be consistent and check a lot of other boxes as to how to do it correctly, but so long as you do so then you can do it.
As the title of my free e-book says, “Why Not YOU?”
You’d like to discover exactly what steps I took to make money blogging, right?
Well, I’ll tell you who thinks it works, bucko – the people who are jolly well doing it and who are jolly well making money from it, that’s who!
The ones who don’t make it work aren’t doing it properly. Sorry to say, but that’s the truth. It may only need just a small tweak in their strategy, but it would be better to make that tweak than to just give up and claim that it doesn’t work.
But Is It All About Blogging?
Okay, are you ready?
It isn’t all about blogging!
“Eh? What do you mean, ‘It isn’t all about blogging’?”
What I mean is, by blogging you are going through an important education.
You see, there are lots of ways to make money online and many different online business strategies. But who, without any experience, can come right out of the gate and create their own products, let alone launch them?
Who, without experience can get traffic straight away?
Who, without experience, comes to the table with a load of contacts in the industry, with whom they have good, solid relationships?
You see, having a blog is something that ANYONE can do.
Once you have your blog, you don’t need to have your own products, have a ream of contacts, have hundreds of visitors per day, have a huge mailing list, etc. right off the bat.
These are things you learn to do gradually as you go.
And how do you learn a lot of these things?
That’s right, though running your blog.
By having a blog you learn how to research, how to write great content, how to engage your audience, how to bring people to your blog, how to bring them back, how to influence them to do what you want them to do, such as signing up to your mailing list.
Yes, by having a blog you’re starting small, but you are learning some invaluable lessons that will help you once you become established. All these things that you learn along the ways are skills that you can put to good use when it comes to creating your own products, teaching others, connecting with potential business partners and so forth.
So yes, a blog can act as a central hub for everything you do online and yes, it can be a good way to make yourself known, liked and trusted. But if you stick at it, keep learning and keep growing, then you’re learning some essential skills that you will be able to call upon when it comes time to scale things up and branch out.
The cool thing is, you may never even have realised that you have been acquiring all these skills!
So yes, you CAN make money blogging. Not only directly from your blog itself, but, by extension, from the many things you learn how to do as a result.
I hope that this has perhaps given you a fresh perspective at how powerful blogging can be.
What do you find beneficial about blogging?
What do you enjoy most about it?
If you don’t have a blog but want one, what’s holding you back?
Is there anything that you struggle with?
Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!