I know that most of you reading this have a story inside you. And your story is part of the fabric of your being. You’re reading a blog, so you know exactly what a blog is. You might even have a blog of your own. And even if you don’t, I would like to encourage you.
I think everyone has a story that needs to be told. And, believe it or not, there’s money to be made on the internet. Imagine that. Telling your story, finding an audience, helping other people, and making money.
If it sounds too good to be true, let me stop you right there. You might not make the big bucks. You might never see six figures of internet income. And that’s okay. But I know from experience that you can make enough money to supplement your income, to fund your family vacations, and to buy yourself a little peace of mind.
That’s precisely what I did. Last year, I made just over $10,000 on the internet. On the one hand, I probably would have made more money working at McDonald’s for as many hours as I put into my blog. But on the other hand, and I can confidently say this without ever having worked at McDonald’s, I got a lot more out of blogging than I ever would have working in fast food.
There’s so much to learn about blogging. In fact, the more you learn, the more things people put out there, the more tools exist, the more algorithms change, the more you can get confused. That’s where Bloggers Helping Bloggers comes in (that’s an affiliate link, so if you sign up using it, I’ll get a percentage of your membership fee, so thanks in advance!).
It’s a program organized by a fellow blogger, Jana, of JanaSays.com. There’s a new session starting in February, and she’s looking for people to mentor. When you sign up through this link, you’ll be paired with a mentor (maybe even me!) who will help you get your blog started in the right direction. Even if you’ve already started, signing up for mentoring can do you and your blog wonders.
I’m teaching the first session, and it’s about building your blog’s platform. Although that sounds a lot like something you do with a hammer and nails (and some other tools, I’m sure) it’s not. It’s much more about being interested, interesting, and authentic.
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I’m here to tell you that your story can take you in a direction you can’t know at the onset. Might it make you money? Absolutely. In fact, I truly believe that if you start telling your story, the money will come. It may not come by the truckload, but it’ll take you in directions you’ve never dreamed of. You’ll make friends (real friends, not just acquaintances) all over the country, and really, all over the world. You’ll get contacted by big-name companies. You’ll hear people tell you how you inspired them to get started fixing their financial situation. It’s amazing how far blogging can take you.
But you’ve got to start. And you might need some help from someone who’s been there. Now, here’s the awkward transition where I tell you that the Bloggers Helping Bloggers program isn’t free. In fact, the cost to participate in the 8-week mentoring session is around $100.
I can say that it’s $100 well spent, especially if you’re just starting out. Each mentor has only one mentee, and they’ll have weekly check-ins. Maybe they’ll organize a Skype call or Google Hangout.
We’d love to have you join us. That is, if you have a story you want to tell.