Dear Blogging friends,
I have a secret that I want to share with you all today. It’s not private, it’s just doesn’t get discussed as much as I feel like it should. So I want you to hear me when I say this to you:
You can do this.
Your blogging goals? You can crush them. You can probably reach much farther than you are expecting. It doesn’t take luck, or being in the right place or even knowing the right people. All of those things can help you get where you want to go faster, but they aren’t essential to success. Do you want to know what is essential to your success as a blogger?
You are essential to your own blogging success.
Working hard, making strategic changes, working hard.
That is what will get you to the top.
When I first decided to make money with my blog I got an offer to do a post for $100. I TURNED IT DOWN because I thought it had to be a glitch. No one would pay me to write for them for that much money. I applied for a $30 post instead and was thrilled to make that much money on my blog.
A few months later a company approached me and asked me to do a post for them for $200. Again, I thought this had to be a spam email but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to write the post anyway, so I did. And I got a check in the mail for two hundred dollars. Still not believing that this could be the norm.
No one had told me that bloggers can do awesome things.
So I want to be the one to let you know. You can do this. You can make a living on your blog. You can be the one accepting those $200 posts and maybe one day turning them down because you won’t write for that little anymore.
My first year of business blogging my “big, scary goal” (that I wasn’t sure I could even reach) was to make $1,000 in one year. By the end of that year I was earning $1,000 a month and still barely believing that it was possible.
But it is possible, and it can happen to you too.
Don’t be afraid to keep growing.
Watch bigger bloggers and figure out where you need to improve.
Recognize that you have something to offer the world through your blog and let your voice be heard.
You can totally, 100% do this.