So I started a blog in July 2017 for a few reasons…
- I had recently finished a powerful self discovery course called the Landmark Forum, and things that once occurred to me as scary now did not. One of the major distinctions was that I cared too much about what others thought about me. Pre forum, putting myself out there starting a blog was not conceivable because “what would others say??” Post Forum, fuck yeah let’s ride.
- The itch to write had been scratched by a portion of my profession that was no longer tiding over my creative urges.
- I was reading Tim Ferriss’s book, The 4 Hour Work Week looking for what the internet refers to as “A Side Hustle”.
More on all three of those reasons to come. READ ON!
As I am now 2 months into blogging, I have come MILES in my knowledge, spending hours of my weekends doing research, and I’ve discovered a few things. The first thing is that blogging is easy. Sign up for WordPress, type stuff, hit publish. Not a hell of a lot to it. Now blogging with anyone else besides you reading it? There in lies the challenge because you have to get the audience from somewhere! Second thing I learned, creating the community is tough, and involves a lot of things you’ve never done before, the largest one, Pinterest. Yes, Pinterest. Finally, the third thing I learned is that blogging and making money off of it, wether it’s your side hustle, or you’re trying to make a living off it, is complicated. You could call it difficult, but I suppose that depends on your likeness to learning, but COMPLICATED? Absolutely.
So what will live here, and you will read about, is my journey from signing up for WordPress in late July 2017, to making at least $1, which as of writing this not only have I not made any money, I’m in the hole close to $400 (love you Michelle!) and all the adventures along the way. My goal is to be able to add value to YOU as you start your blog and be able to coach you along the way. I’ve made a ton of mistakes already and spent hours working on things all to just change them the next day, but so far this journey has been a blast as I put my self out there socially, learn a new craft and industry, and embark on a mission to add value to others through the internet.
As of now, I’m going to include my email so you can link up with me to ask me any questions as I’m honored to serve you as a resource. I do this now because my following is tiny, and my understanding of blogging is elementary. Maybe I’m in 4th grade of Blogging school? But a 4th grader is seen as a sage to a kindergartener!
Hit me up at: NickJames.firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you could be so kind, sign up for my email list here. Resources to help you in your journeys will come soon!
Thanks for sharing in the Journey with me, and welcome to the community that we’ll name at a later date 😉
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