There are thousands of people online making money with their blogs. The bigger your blog, the better. It’ll attract more visitors and have more useful content, provided you did your keyword research and search engine optimization well.
However, a blog that makes money and one that empowers you can be different or the same thing. It all depends on the individual.
- Keeping things separate
If you set up a dog food blog, while the blog may be getting tons of traffic and making you money, you may not feel empowered by it. Sure you love the income and you like what you do… but something is still missing.
What you need is a separate blog that yours and yours alone. You can blog here about your feelings, desires, business etc. By keeping your business and personal blog separate, you’ll be able to get the best out of both worlds.
You can do your business planning and reflections on your personal blog… which also has a marketing aspect to it. In a way, it’s a marketing blog… but it’s about your journey in marketing instead of one that’s only about getting sales and traffic.
- Stating your goals and intentions
State your goals, targets and intentions on your personal blog. Ask yourself what kind of life you want to fashion for yourself. Do you want to live in quiet simplicity or be flamboyant and popular?
There are no right or wrong answers here. Only answers to what your heart truly desires. When you know your destination, you can plan your journey… on your blog, of course.
- Maintaining positivity
While your blog will serve as a platform to post your innermost thoughts, you want to maintain a positive vibe throughout the blog. It shouldn’t depress you or be filled with misery and negative posts.
Life is not a bed of roses… and your blog can detail your struggles, but it has to also contain answers as to how you’re going to lift yourself out of your struggles.
- An online vision board
Post pictures of the house you’re planning to buy or the body you’re striving to achieve. Want a fast car? Post a picture of it too.
Your board will serve as a vision board for what you wish to achieve. Look at it daily and you’ll not forget what you truly want.
- Planning your route
There’s a common saying that life is a journey and not a destination. The truth of the matter is that life is a process. You do have a destination… and your destination is the vision you have in your mind of the things and situations you truly want in your life.
Plan well on your blog what you’re going to do and the actions you’re going to take to get you there. Have a time frame to reach your goals. This blog will keep you accountable.
- Staying on course
Use your blog to stay on track to your goals. If you wish to achieve a target of $50k in sales in 1 month, write down your plans on how you’re going to achieve it.
Then state the time frame, tasks and everything else in-between that needs to be done… and go do it.
Now you’ll feel empowered and have purpose. Your blog will anchor you to your desires, goals and ambitions.
You’ll not be a kite bobbing in the wind, but a jet plane flying to its destination that’s been planned and charted. There’s a world of difference between the two. Start your personal ‘business and life’ blog today.