Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 14

Today's Tip: The streets of Bloggervillle are not paved with gold, but your blog can be one of the golden bricks.

I made almost $3.00 yesterday on all of my blogs combined. The people who are plotting how they will get rich by blogging, quit their day job and basically sit around and eat bon-bons all day are either stunned by what I just said, or they aren't reading anymore, so we are free to talk about them in a bit. Yes boys and girls, I was going to get rich off of blogging at one time, just like a lot of you were (or still are) and somewhere along the lines reality set in. You will be a much happier blogger when you get to the point where you say "Holy potatoes, I made $3.00 yesterday! I'm a rock star!" instead of, "Damnit! I only made $3.00 yesterday, why do I bother?"

Well aside from the fact that you are blogging for the wrong reasons obviously, your blog is simply your content and your brand to drive traffic. Yes the Google Ads bring in some revenue (about $3.00 a day in my case) but you need to be building your brand while you do it. I have my novel that I wrote on the right of every one of my blogs, and I sell one of those every few weeks. Heck I don't even deserve that, the book sucks, but it is something. My real bread and butter most people don't even notice when they come to my blogs all the "God's Gym" merchandise I sell. Who knew? It's all part of the "Brand of YOU" that you are working on, and it will happen if you don't give up. You still probably won't get rich, but you will at least feel like you are making progress.