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How To Keep Writing: 5 Tricks To Sneak Past Perfectionism

Written By: symsyd - Jul• 16•16

how to keep writing

Have you been sitting in front of your computer for what feels like hours?

You know the feeling.

Typing a few words, deleting them, groaning in frustration, getting a couple of sentences down only to decide they’re not quite right…

You’re about ready to tear your hair out.

You recognize what’s happening, of course. Your inner perfectionist is rearing its obnoxious head,

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By: Tom Southern

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

Hi Vicki!

You’re using a free web host which means that you’ll probably not be allowed by your host (site provider) to make money with your blog. That’s a killer, if you’re hoping to do just that – make money.

Second, yes, Web Marketing Ninja is right, you need to build an audience; a community and to do this, you need to be clear about your purpose for blogging.

Check out other blogs in your field of expertise and find out what they’re doing that makes them interesting.

Often, the secret is to link your topic: cooking to something else that people really want (but can’t do/have at the same time, but want).

Hope this helps a little.

Tom

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By: Meagan Dahl

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

Great perspective! My experience in the startup community has taught me how much financial investment goes into launching an app or business, but like you said, it’s not just financial, it’s emotional, mental, and time investment as well. But wait, time is a man-made construct right? Joking, but not really. Companies or bloggers who are completely invested, dedicated, cards-on-the table believe in what they are doing have a far greater chance at reaching that top-tier. If they’re not, it’s often a long, pot-holed road for them. I think that whatever you’re selling or doing, you have to tell a big, grand, epic story to your audience, and you have to believe the story yourself.

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By: Web Marketing Ninja

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

This is a hard question to answer as, to be honest, there’s no ultimate ‘system’ and there is no right or wrong answer. Lot’s of people create a great income approaching things in very different ways.

Depending on where you are at with your blogging, if it’s early you should still be building your audience — a engaged one. If you can do that, then monetisation becomes a lot easier. Just remember at this stage to try to establish a connection with them (email address etc) so you can reach out later.

The next step is really the open one. It will depend on the needs of your audience. What problems they have, what price they’ll pay to solve them, and what you can offer that will dictate your direction and focus.

I’m sorry I can’t say to you ‘just go do this’ because frankly, that would be shallow advice.

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By: Tom Southern

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

So true. It’s all about creating community ready to buy.

Creating a community ready to buy means knowing what you want your blog to do for you, before you start blogging.

It’s vital to know this because your answer will direct you to what kind of community you want to attract. Get it right and your community will let you create as many streams of income as you want, for as long as you want, because you’ll only create products that they want to buy from you.

You’ll never get stuck on how to take your blog to the next level, then the next, then the next … because you’ll be serving your community’s wants.

I’ve discovered this is the best way to grow a blog because it makes increasing income generation simple.

By focusing on creating a community that’s right for you, you’ll create a blog that’s in tune with the wants and needs of that community. An added focus is for your community to based around similar core interests that you have in common with them.

By starting to create this community *before* you start your blog, you save yourself tremendous amounts of time, effort, frustration, money (and strained relationships with your spouse and family).

And, it’s easier than you think.

It has to be win-win, of course, for everyone involved.

You have to focus on getting to know what people want and then showing them how, and why, you’re the one to give it to them (in ways that will resonate with them).

It’s about introducing yourself to popular bloggers too, even before your blog is running, and building relationships and networks with them. Showing them how you can compliment what they’re offering to their community.

It’s about recognising the gap between where your community is, and where they want to be, then filling that gap with products and services tailor-made for them.

It’s about opening conversations and offering answers.

It’s about giving, and focusing on your community, not jumping on the latest gimmick because that’s how others say they’re making big bucks with their blogs.

In the end, it’s all about realising that your blog is not your business. Your blog is the platform that sustains your business. Your business is about creating (and giving) answers that your blog’s community wants.

Tom

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By: Michael

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

Great tips as always. Thanks!

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By: James McBride

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

This is a great post, even for those of us only making 4 figures a month from our blogs. It’s just amazing how high the ceiling is in some genres.

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By: Steve Hughes

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

$45K/mo I guess I could manage. The takeaway here is you can’t do it all by yourself, and if you want grow there are some tough decisions to make. There is money and opportunity on this crazy platform called the web.

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By: Marcie

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

This is very timely as I am working on transitioning my site from just a blog to a business, and I am willing to invest time and money for both.

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By: Mi Muba

Written By: symsyd - Apr• 13•16

Great post by a great blogger for the great bloggers. what am I doing here???? hahahahaha

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