My mentor, Yaro Starak, and his colleague, Gideon Shalwick, just released their new free report, The Roadmap to Become a Blogger. You can download it at that link.
If you found the Blog Profits Blueprint too confusing for someone just starting out, The Roadmap to Become a Blogger is for you. Experienced bloggers can also learn a tip or two from reading it. The report discusses:
- 5 major milestones you MUST reach if you want to be a successful blogger
- 13 essential strategies that will put your blog on steroids
You also get access to free video tutorials about the basics of blogging and setting up your own blog using WordPress software. These videos teach you the basics of WordPress, plug-ins, private hosting of your blog, what FTP is and how to use it, and much, much more.
Making A Living
This isn’t a rehash of the Blog Profits Blueprint. It’s brand new and contains material you need today that will make your blog successful. Much has changed since Yaro started blogging in 2004. Read, digest and implement this information and you’ll have the tools it takes to make a living blogging.
If you don’t want to earn a full-time living blogging, it’s still a great way to bring in some extra money to pay off debt or put into savings. It’s a great way to have a stream of income not related to your day job. In this extremely rough world recessionary economy, we all need to be thinking in terms of multiple income streams to guard against economic trouble should one of those massive job lay-offs hit us squarely in the wallet. Those who thrive in bad economic times often have at least one side business they can ramp up to provide a good income should their jobs disappear.
Successful blogging is a much easier part-time endeavor than throwing boxes at UPS or delivering pizzas, and you can make just as much or more money doing it in less time each week from home. In just 1-2 hours a day, 5 days a week you can ramp your income up easily by $1000/month. For sitting in your house typing for an hour or two, that’s a big chunk of change.
The biggest advantage to blogging is you’re not trading your time for a set amount of money. You put in regular work, but over time your blog will earn money all by itself because it’s available around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. People get online on Christmas day, even if just for a little while. Often, they’ll spend some money they got for Christmas online at your blog if you’re writing about and selling what they want to buy. After you have been blogging for awhile, you will have enough content to sell advertising on your blog and earn a completely passive income stream. Who doesn’t want to get paid while they sleep?
My mentor, Yaro, makes anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 per month and he travels all over the world at his leisure. The business of blogging can be done anywhere there is an internet connection for his notebook computer. He writes offline sometimes using a word processing program, like MS Word, and uploads articles later when he has an internet connection.
You can blog sitting in your Lay-z-boy recliner while watching TV. You can even blog about WHAT you are watching on TV!
The Roadmap to Become a Blogger has stories of other people who are making as much money as they want to make from their blogs. Yaro even has a student who became and remains a multimillionaire from blogging after studying his techniques.
I’m still ramping up my blogging business. I have too many blogs to keep current every week, so I’m looking into selling some of them. I make a nice sum of extra money each month from blogging or from activities related to blogging. I am now a WordPress consultant and I also build a couple of WordPress blogs or websites for other people each month. My blogging and related monthly income averages $900 right now. I’m working on getting more advertising and more passive income to increase that amount. A part-time blogging business segues nicely with my tutoring job as well.
What If You Don’t Have Anything To Write About
You do something for a living so you are an expert at it and you can write about it. If you have hobbies, you can write about them as well.
If you can write a reasonable 8th grade essay and don’t dread writing, you have the most basic skill it takes to blog. Following this roadmap will give you the rest of the skills you’ll need to become a successful blogger. And don’t forget, writing gets easier as you practice. Not every post you write needs to be an “A” paper either. Your readers are not one of your school teachers. It’s up to you how you run your blog because you’re the boss.
Please give The Roadmap to Become a Blogger a shot. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.