Now that 2010 is here you have another 12 months to make a difference to your life and if you want to focus on how to make money blogging then you need to set your plans down, create your goals and focus on this ONE objective until you achieve it.
Take a look at 2009 and make a note of what you did well, what you could have done differently and what you need to do to ensure you learn from those lessons and make this year different.
I recently took part in a seminar with Brian Tracy which focused on reinventing yourself in 2010 and he said something that was very simple about financial success. It is already out there in many other books. You may have read it before and maybe even heard it but the question is are you using it?
Financial success is all about earning more than you spend, living within your means, saving 10-20% of what you earn and building your business – including reinvesting profits in your learning.
That is it – but how many of us check out exactly what we spend and where our money goes? How many of us are spending more than we earn? How many of us actually save 10-20% OR anything at all? When you do make money blogging do you just spend it or are you reinvesting some of it back into your business?
Can you answer any other those questions? No. And then we wonder why we are not experiencing financial success!
This was my biggest lesson during 2008 and I changed everything during 2009 to make a real difference to my life. I hope in 2010 you HEAR and ACT UPON this message so you too can understand.
Go and find your account statements and take a look at where your money is going. What can you stop spending on? What are you paying out for that you don’t use anymore? What can you cancel to save money?
As a result of cancelling and saving money – could you now put that money aside? Even if it is only $5 it is better than nothing. $5 a week builds up over time so don’t think it is not worth it.
If you have debts who do you owe money too? How much? Can you pay them any extra? Write out all your debts and come face to face with the truth. From that standpoint you are in a place of power and can begin to pay them off. Even if it takes you 10 years -who cares. As long as you can see the amount going down every month that is all that matters.
Then look at the money you do make from blogging (if you make anything at all) – how can you reinvest it in your learning? If you do not know what you are doing making money will be difficult for you. You need to learn from someone with experience.
It is false economy to believe you are saving money by not learning. You are just delaying your success. Of course if money really is tight right now then all you can do is learn from the many free resources out there online. But that takes time to search for and no successful business owner became that way by focusing 100% on free information. Eventually those making the money took the plunge and got support.
If you want to make money blogging in 2010 make the commitment to learn and join a great site like Blog Success who can help. http://www.blogsuccess.com/diane – there is enough information on this blog to help you start a blog – so do that first for free and then join Blog Success and learn how to get visitors to your blog and what you have to do to make money blogging.
You can also learn the Blog Success 10 30 method – 10 blogs making $30 a day for a monthly income of $9,000 or more.
And Remember…..To make money blogging you must not only blog – you need to take care of your financial affairs too!