See, I think what you’re really asking is, is blogging already dead to the point that it’s going to be too hard for me to make any money at it. In essence, you’re saying, have I missed the boat on the easy money from the early days? The answer to that would still be, yes and no.
I don’t think there’s really any competition in blogging, if you build a lifestyle blog the way I show you to do it. There can only be one you, and everyone has something to give. So if you start there, blogging will never be dead in the traditional sense.
it’s all this other bullshit affiliate niche site nonsense that these bloggers keep rambling on about that’s giving people the wrong idea. Sure, if you just want to start a niche affiliate blog to make a few bucks, that’s like beating a dead horse.
Not only does it not contribute any value to anyone, those tactics are low barrier to entry, and literally require no creative thinking to stand out in the marketplace.
However, if you’re interested in developing a lifestyle blog around your life, and being a person of influence, then I’ve got news for you…. Blogging is alive and well, and it should be easy for you to make $50k – $100k/yr in less than 3 years from anywhere in the world.
If you want to be location independent, and make money in your underwear, then you had better get started getting your foundation ready ASAP. When I first wanted to start a blog, it wasn’t because I didn’t have a pretty good life as it was… I just wasn’t happy with the direction, income potential, and the type of impact I was currently having in my life. I knew I could do more, needed change, and didn’t want to emulate the rat race just to make more money.
I wanted the freedom to work from wherever I wanted, I wanted a zero income ceiling potential, and I also wanted flexibility to have the ability to impact people’s lives in different ways as I grew and matured, whithout switching platforms or starting a new business over again every so many years.
I was in the shower one day, thinking for months on end about how I was going to be able to create whatever it was that I was envisioning. I had a big picture vision for my own little ecosystem, but I didn’t know it was going to incorporate a blog back then… it was just a name.
I also knew that I wanted to be able to start investing in real estate when as I got older, but not because everyone was doing it… more because I grew up working with my hands and building things, and if I were going to invest in something for the future, it may as well be fun for me and leverage my strengths (and give me a break from computer work!).
And thus, Clever Leverage was born.
If You’re Wondering If You Should Still Start A Blog, Or Is It To Late To Make Money Blogging… You Shouldn’t Go To Sleep Tonight Until You Read This:
There is no better time than now to start a blog. Literally, my only regret in the year and half that I’ve been blogging, is that I didn’t do this sooner.
But it’s likely, I wasn’t ready before. But with the shortcuts I’m going to give you, you can cut a bunch of time and agony off of the process if this is something you want to build for yourself.
Literally I started this blog with no money, lived on savings for the entirte year of 2016, moved to a tiny 600sq ft apartment to reduce my expenses so I could go all in on building clever leverage, and ate slept and breathed and shit blogging until I figured it out. It took me a year, and a lot of it was stressful as you can see in my income reports, but my god was it worth it.
Now I have the experience, the knowledge, and the foresight to harness almost any topic known to man and turn it into a success. I’m telling you this because I see so much potential in everyone around me. I see allt he things they could be doing. I see the unique character traits they have, that they could be harnesssing to create the lfiestyle business of their dreams. It’s everywhere. All I see is opportunity.
It’s even to the point now, where it’s frustrating for me to watch people complain about shit, and not take action because I see so much greatness in them. I’ve had to work on this a bit the past few months even, and realize that I can’t do it for them, nor can I make them want it… even though I want to sometimes.
If you’re wondering if you should start a blgo in 2017 and beyond, I can tell you that you absoltelu should! It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
It’ll make you grow in ways you wouldn’t have otherwise, it’ll push you to create new realms of being in your life, and it’s one of the mediums of the future that allow to access people from across the globe, instead of only being limited to your local area.
My only regret with blogging is, that I didn’t do it sooner. And if you think this is some bullshit ploy to get you to signup to some blgo hosting through my affiliate link just to earn a couple bucks, you’d be sorely mistaken. Though I do make money in that way, the #1 thing that I wanted when I first atrted blogging, was for some type of result to happen so I could gauge whether I was doing good or not. I desperatly needed to know if I was “going to make it or not” and it was hard to press forward and work harder on this than anything I’d ever worked on before in my life. But you know what made it so hard? Nothing was happening. I had no feedback loop. I had no results. I had to keep working when nothing was happening, and it was a bitch. I scoured the web looking to read about other bloggers going through this, and all I found was a bunch of bullshit about how easy it was to start a blog, just so I would sign up to their fucxking bluehost affiliate link.
But that’s not the truth. That’s the “facebook mirage” that’s happening to sociaety right now. That’s the inauthentic way of presentying yourself, only showing people the ultra good instead ot eh ultra real. And for fucking dsake, let’s be real… blogging can be a bitch if you have no rules to follow. When you’re figuring it out on your own with no one to guide you, oh my damn it can be total mind fuckery. think about it:
working on something virtually, in a virtual world, with no feedbakc, working on hopes and dremas of building something sustainable, when nothing is happening, and all you have is a vision, yourself, your ideas, your enegery. Holy fuck man, when any little on thing doesn’t go as planned, it can corrupt your whole way of thinking. Your rbeliefs in yourself get tested, your resolve in your abilities get questioned, you wonder if you should give up because you can’t bear to feel the thought of defeat. You desperately want to make it in life, make it blogging full time, quitting your 9 to 5, anmd living life on your own terms., But you’re not truly sure if you can do it. You don’t truly know if you have within you what it takes to go the distance. You’re scared. You have fears of what others will think. But deep down, you there’s this little feeling DEEEEEEEP within your gut that scares the lviing fuck out of you… It’;s this little feeling that only you know what it means… it doesn’t have a name and it doesn’t have a label. But you and I both know it’s there, Because I’ve had it and have it too.
You know it really is? It’s that little nagging thing that knows you’re capable of more. It’s that deep seated fear in your belly that knows you have something inside of you that’s big. It’s that feeling with no label that you KNOW is the most frightening thing you will ever let out to the world. It’s your gift. It’s built in. You don’t need a degree to learn it, you only need to be set free to unleasdh it.
But what you’ll soon realize, is the only thing standing in the way of you doing that, is you. You won’t know it at the time, but thr truth is, it scares the liuving fuck out of you what You might be able to do if you truly let yourself loose and expressed. You might fear what friends and family will think if they see. You might be worried about negative feedback or not being good enough. You might even wonder how you, being yourself, could even be good enough to make a positive impact on other people.
My friend, it’s that jou8nrey that shapes you into being the person that’s rewquired to be your best self. It’s the barrier to entry that all of society is ignoringh. It’s what’s required of you to become a leader in order to help people that are deperately waiting for you to stand up and be you. It’s the test that separates the doers from the wishers.
Ultimately, it’s what will make or break your blogging career. There is no question, it is a journey. As it should be. And my only regret is that I didn’t start it sooner. Take the step today, so you don’t have to wait as long as I did. You don’t go to sleep tonight until you get your foundation setup. Who the fuck builds a house on quicksand? No go pour some concrete motherfucker.
Is Blogging Still Profitable?
I don’t even know how this got in here. Is blgoging still profitable? I don’t know you tell me… there are bloggers making six figures monthly, andf there are bloggers wishing to make $600 a month. The difference is what they blog about, who they become, how much they’re willing to help people, and how well they follow the guidelines to building a profitable blog and leveraging the 5 pillars of strength.
I make more money just from blogging than most people will make with a doctorate dergeee and $250k of student loans to pay back. I spent less than $100 bucks top start my blog… so you tell me, is blogging still profitbale?
Most People Love The Idea Of Making A Full Time Income From The Comfort Of Home
As someone who has woprked from home for many years, even before I started blogging, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, in the beginning it’s great. But you soon realie without structure, without daily rituals, which usually include going somewhere to change your environment, it takes a mental and emotional toll on you.
I would challenege everyone to change wanting to work from home, to wanted to be location independent. Even bing a digial nomad is fine, or living a laptop lifestyle is better than work from home. Why the fuck would you want to be trapped in your house all day?
Now don’t ghet me wrong… I lvoe having the abiulity to make $50k/yr in my underwear from the comfrot of my own home, but after you do it for a couple years, you realzie the novelty isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
No matter which way you slice it, it comes down to freedom. We all desire the freedom to make money from wherever we want, on our own terms, and in our own qway. Blogging can definitely create that type of income and lifestyle for you.
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