Are you new to blogging? Have you bought over 10 digital products on how to make money online? How to get more traffic to your blog?
Don’t feel bad; you’re not alone.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve made that mistake. We are all looking for that “magic dust” to sprinkle on our blog, or that secret that’s going to helps us become a problogger.
The truth is, there really isn’t any secret or magic bullet that will help you achieve this…well actually there is. It’s HARD WORK!!
If you’re serious about making blogging a career, then you have to give it all you got. Yes, it will be tough staying up until 3 a.m sometimes writing. But you won’t feel tired or bored, because you’re for once doing something that you’re passionate about. If writing is something you like. If you’re doing it for money, JUSSST quit now.
When I first learned that you could make money online I was hooked.
I had a “friend” who explained to me how to sell digital products online. I had never heard of such a thing. Long story short, this “friend” told me, and even showed me, how every time his cell phone would send him a message saying “Your Account has been Credited” or something like that. I just remember him getting an emails to his cell phone all the time and it would add up by the end of the day to up to $150 in just one day. He said those were products he sold for the day.
I couldn’t get started because I didn’t even have a computer at the time and I couldn’t just leave my J.O.B (just over broke) at that time. But gladly the day came one day sometime in January of 09 when I went to the bookstore and picked-up Darren Rowse’s Problogger book and I new it was a sign.
That same weekend I decided I wasn’t going back to that J.O.B the next week and I was going to learn how to use the internet to make a living. I read that book in two days and I started reading his blog which led me to Yaro, and Gary Vaynerchuk, and other well know bloggers. Fast-forward 11 months it was December and I had not started making a dime online, but I had spent hundreds on magic bullet products.
January 2010 I told my girlfriend I was gonna start a blog and so was she. We were determined to make it happen in 2010. I bought a computer and signed up for “become a blogger” so I could get started with our blogs (I had no idea how to set up a blog).
I know this is a short story of everything that I actually did in 2009, but I don’t want to bore you with all the magic bullet e-books and courses I bought, how one product turned into the next and so forth, realizing months later that the magic bullet was me. The only person making money online was the person that I was buying these products from.
What Should you Take from this Story?
If this relates to you in some way, you have to realize that you should stop buying all those useful but incomplete products and you should start, ship, just do it!, whatever it is, but begin doing something NOW!
So that you don’t make the same mistakes that we made.
You should stop buying products and go get a domain. If you are looking for that magic bullet, just pick a market and crush it. And if you’re crying about why everyone is making money and you’re not then focus on one thing and don’t change it until you start making money off it.
Just start putting all that knowledge that you have into ACTION!
Three fundamentals that have helped me as a beginner:
Find your passion before you even start blogging. There are thousands of blogs started today, that fail in their first day. They failed way before they started the blog, because they are blogging about something they really don’t like or have the chops to talk about.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie
Will Not Give Up, Some Hell or High Water kind of attitude. I will say this; there has been times where I don’t get any comments and I just want to say forget about it, but just thinking about how much time and effort I have put into this it would be worst of a waste just to go and get a 9 to 5 J.O.B. So stick to stick and don’t you even think about looking back once your in.
Hustle. Period. Either you work hard or you don’t. You already know who is going to get the rewards.
This is my story. Start writing yours now. Specially if you are young and hungry. Some kids just want to be out there joking around and partying wasting their lives. If you really want to enjoy your life to the fullest this is the best opportunity of our time. It’s so positive to have people like Rob Rammuny changing the world at such young age.
The proof is here. 12 months of hard work can pay off, if you truly decided to grab the bull by its horns and go with it.
What’s your story? Are you on the path to online income? What have you learned so far, and what do you think is needed to succeed? Leave your comments below.