A little bit ago I published an article on 9 Reasons You Aren't Making Money On Your Blog.
I remember the hustle and grind I had to do back when my blog was barely making anything at all.
In fact, I even almost sold my blog when I got an offer for $15,000!
I seriously almost sold it. I was fed up that my blog was taking forever to make money.
In June, I had my highest month ever. June is historically the lowest month money-wise for bloggers in most niches, so this was amazing for me.
I made over $10,000 in 1 month while doing a ton of traveling and working on my last month of school before I graduate with my bachelor's.
It's crazy to think that I am living a lifestyle I had never even dreamt of. It's a rollercoaster ride, but 100% worth it.
Below is my story that helped me boost my blog income, and it may even surprise you!
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I Had A Self Pity Mindset
The past few months I have been working on me.
I had a toxic mindset that was holding me back and I could tell it was affecting literally everything in my life.
Did you know your mindset could be holding you back not only in your personal life but in your business, too?
I decided to ditch the victim and self-pity mentality. I see SO MANY PEOPLE with this problem, especially in the blogging world.
Blogging is a thousand times harder than people think, and only you can control what kind of results you get with your business.
No one else. This mindset had to go.
I Enrolled In My FIRST Personal Development Course
This summer I decided to enroll in a personal development course.
Enrolling in a self-help course was something I never thought I'd do, but I knew I needed a drastic change in my life.
Do you have a hard time with productivity, time management, goal setting, and other healthy habits?
Natalie Bacon's Design Your Dream Life Academy has been life-changing for me.
If you're a personal development fanatic, you NEED to go through this amazing course.
My mindset has gone through a total transformation because of Design Your Dream Life, and it's boosting my business income, relationships, and happiness overall.
Below are 11 main topics that you will transform in the course.
I Took Action
Design Your Dream Life shocked me when I went through the burnout and business module. I've been working for years all wrong!
I transformed my productivity, time management, and goal setting habits and never realized how powerful my mindset is in all areas of my life.
Every day is spent out planning on what kind of results I expect from my work each day.
Tips To Help You Succeed In Life, Business, and Relationships
1. If you want it bad enough, don't give up!
If I had given up, you wouldn't be reading this right now, and I'd be working at a job that I most likely dreaded going to.
Good things don't come easy. It's true! But would you want it to come easy? It feels SO good to be rewarded at the end of a hard journey with something you did that created kickass results.
2. Work on YOU
The most powerful thing you can do for yourself is work on your mindset. This is why I love talking about Design Your Dream Life because it's changed my life (cheesy, but it's so true!).
We learn about history, math, social studies, and other subjects in school, but we never talk about personal development.
Personal development is just as important as all of the other topics because a positive mindset can change your life. Seriously.
3. Establish a support team
Creating this online business wasn't easy.
When I felt like giving up, I reached out to my sister often because she's a blogger, too and she understands this business. I honestly feel so bad for how many times she's had to hear me say I want to give up!
I haven't said it for a long time because I truly see my blog getting better and stronger every single day.
If you're in the blogging community, I highly recommend finding like-minded people that are bloggers. People who don't blog will have no idea what you're going through.
There are tons of blogging groups on Facebook. I personally recommend the private course you get when you purchase Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I'm in 10+ blogging groups and this is the only group I visit daily to get feedback and learn from others as well. There's also one day out of the week where you can ask a 7 figure blogger blogging questions. (Which is probably worth hundreds of dollars a month, but is at no added cost).
4. Find hobbies that bring you joy and happiness
Life shouldn't be all about work and hustling to make money.
For your own sanity, you need to find hobbies and activities that bring joy to you.
If you have no hobbies besides drinking and partying, I encourage you to try out something you've never done before.
Rent a bike, go on a hike, try indoor climbing, take a knitting or craft class, or even learn how to cook.
My go-to hobbies are road and mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking. I also love video games and could play Call of Duty all day. (Seriously thinking about getting a Twitch account).
5. Learn to love failure
Failure means you're trying! And every time you fail at something, you can learn from your mistakes.
I recommend writing down in a bullet journal all of your failures and what you have learned from them.
You may be surprised to see how much good failure actually does.
6. Spend less time on social media
Scrolling through Instagram and Facebook can suck the day away.
Not only that, you're seeing the best of everyone else's life, which can actually make you feel down when life seems rough.
Instead of wasting time on social media, dedicate 10 minutes per day to checking on your friends (if you have to, you could just set up a time to hang out instead or Skype if they live far away).
And instead of going to bed scrolling through Instagram, fall asleep to a podcast of your choice. I personally enjoy listening to books or podcasts before bed.
Helpful Blogging Articles
- 9 Reasons You Aren't Making Money On Your Blog
- How I Went From $1k Per Month To $10k Per Month On My Blog In 1 Year
- How I Got To 100,000 Page Views Per Month
- Officially A Full-Time Blogger + Tips For You
Blogging Courses I Recommend
1. The Blogging Blueprint
The Blogging Blueprint is the one course I wish I had when I started blogging. If you haven’t started a blog yet, or you’re a beginner or not making money from your blog, this is the course to take. The course lays out everything you need to know about blogging in great detail.
2. Pinterest Traffic Avalanche
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche course helped me increase my reach to 2.3 million, which simultaneously increased my ad revenue income and my affiliate marketing income. Pinterest is something you must get started on now as a beginner blogger. That is huge.
3. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways to make money blogging. You get to casually talk about products you love while your audience gets a chance to learn about things that could possibly make their life easier.
Affiliate marketing isn't shady or scammy in the slightest as long as you do it properly.
If you're clueless when it comes to affiliate marketing or you haven't made any money with affiliate marketing yet, I highly recommend checking out Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. This course will teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing from a blogger who makes over $50,000 per month from affiliate marketing.
4. Make Money Blogging
Tip: Learn how to take your blog from making $0 to $1,000 per month with free traffic, affiliate marketing, and other action-packed strategies. Make Money Blogging is a MUST for any struggling bloggers out there.
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