There is an idea circulating out there that if you write a blog you can make big money with it.
This leads people to think they are going to start a business and it’s going to be a blog.
What I want to do today is explain how a blog can be monetized and what the numbers really look like.
So if you are thinking of starting a blog or if you are in business and everyone is telling you you need to be blogging you can make a decision on whether or not it’s the right path for you.
Let’s dig in…
This week I had to prepare myself for something that was pretty darn scary for me. It was an interview with a big name in the industry, essentially someone I view as Internet Marketing royalty. It may well be viewed by thousands of people. Note: if you are wondering how to get these kinds of opportunities I have some great content coming up about publicity.
As it was my interview got rescheduled 2 hours before it happened, BUT it did allow me to pull together everything I’ve got on preparing for a BIG SCARY THING.
If you do choose the path of an entrepreneur at some point something will be put in front of you that you know lots of awesomeness is on the other side of – but it’s really stretching your comfort zone to do it.
This just comes with the territory so if it hasn’t happened so far, just know at some point you will want these tools.
Not that challenges don’t come up at a 9-5, they do, but the likelihood is you and going to care a whole lot more about the results when it’s your own work.
Here’s how I prepared this week and what I recommend you do too.
If you’ve had an awesome year, hit all your goals and you’re resting on your laurels feeling like you nailed it this post isn’t for you.
If, on the other hand, when you reflect back on what you wanted to achieve this year, you feel a bit (or a lot) disappointed, then this is for you.
Us overachievers have a tendency to get in our own way, blame ourselves and have expectations of ourselves that no friend would ever hold us to.
So let’s take a look at what could be going on here, how to think about it and what to do from here.
(Read: You are going to feel a lot better in just a few minutes – hooray!)
Everything doesn’t have to be perfect for you to start a business. Or more specifically YOU don’t have to be perfect to start a business. Being in business usually means being, or it at least feels like you are being, more public than having a job.
And the scrutiny that people imagine comes with that stops people from even starting in the first place. So I’m here to tell you – you don’t have to be perfect to do this, in fact often it helps significantly if you’re not.
You have probably heard from everywhere on the internet that you need to be passionate about the business idea that you go for, otherwise it’s doomed before you start.
Here’s what I believe – while passion IS important in business there are more ways to achieve it that you might think.