I started a blog on the topic of how to make money blogging. I got hustled by a person, who told me that blogging was an easy way to earn money online. I soon realized that, I shouldn’t be focusing on the reason I started blogging. Soon after, I started a journey learning from other people, and doing my best to help share what I’ve learned.
That’s what got me where I am today.
My blog is about business blogging, and I have written about my personal experience working at a University and how I ended up as a solopreneur, and everything I’m going to do in 2014. I do my best to become a better writer, and to create stories that get people interested in marketing. I try to explain complex issues by creating stories that most people can relate to and will understand.
I have targeted professional blogs, to find people I can learn from. And, I have connected with some of the best people in the business. Learning from them, made me realize that the only way for me to turn my blogging into a business, is to make money by focusing on creating relationships and a network of like-minded people who are genuine interested in what I have to offer, and then start shipping my products and services via my blog.
I have thought about using three other methods:
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling advertisements on my blog, and
- Promoting a multi-level marketing company
I wrote Lizarraga, my first novel, in Norwegian. And, I wrote Fuzzy in English. I haven’t been earning much money from either of the stories, but this is part of my business strategy in 2014.
I’ll be creating my own products, and I will be making money from blogging, by not focusing on making money from blogging.
Let me ask you this:
Do you create your own products, or do you offer your service via your blog?