I’ve been running my website for over a year and have learned a lot. In this article I will show you what I’ve learned as well as tell you why you shouldn’t be a Blogger.
98% Of Bloggers Are Broke
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Most of the sites that you see pop up are written by losers.
I can bet money that most of the “Bloggers” out there don’t make anything.
Blogging in itself doesn’t make much money.
You are probably confused since you think that I’m a Blogger right?
Well I don’t blame you.
I’ve been a Blogger for most of the time that Calm and Collected has been alive.
But here is the funny thing I don’t look at myself as a Blogger.
I would never just pump out articles not expecting anything in return.
Creating Content Takes Time
If I were just a Blogger, I wouldn’t put half of the effort that I do into Calm and Collected.
Just simply creating content would be a complete waste of my time.
It takes me 2-5 hours when writing a single article.
When it comes to making a video for you, I put around an hour + into it.
Yeah I know it is only a 5 maybe 12 minute video but great care is taken with my videos.
And now that I am getting into Podcasts, those take a little over an hour.
So from a business standpoint being a Blogger is a waste of time.
The amount of money that you make Blogging is nothing compared to what you could make doing other things with far less effort.
As an example the Drop Ship store that I am helping a friend build can generate $50/day easily.
On the second day of going live it made $47.
That is with no Articles, Videos, or Podcasts.
Do you really want to put hundreds of hours into something for peanuts?
People Will Vanish Like A Ghost
I’ve seen great sites disappear in a matter of months.
One guy I built a relationship with had great potential.
He was a rising star.
His site looked great and he had a good style.
But after 6 months in the game he vanished like a Ghost.
He was about to release his first book.
Right before launch he sent me an email telling me how stressed his book release was making him.
I simply replied, “Just release it and hustle.”
I never heard from him again.
That was around May of last year.
His site went offline soon after.
Most Can’t Play The Game
A lot of people aren’t meant for this game.
It is a tough one that requires complete dedication.
Those who aren’t committed are sucked up and spit out.
You need to have balls of steel and be able to hustle.
Of course you need that “magic” essence as well.
Creativity is the secret ingredient that makes content come to life.
Most people don’t have this ingredient.
What The Game Has Taught Me
In the year and six months of running my website I’ve seen and learned a lot.
If you have balls and creativity you can make it.
This game is a daily hustle.
Everything you do revolves around content.
Everything Is Content (Remember This)
A simple Snap or Tweet is content.
Don’t think that just a Video, Article, or Podcast is content.
There is no excuse to not always be releasing content.
But the catch is that it needs to be content that people enjoy.
You need to be Entertaining or Informing them.
If you don’t offer something to people then they will not come back.
But as I said just pumping out content is a waste of time.
If you are wanting to make money and bring lasting change to people, you have to do things differently.
You Need To Be Different
I know you think what I’m about to tell you is Cliche, but you need to be different.
But what I mean might not be exactly what you think.
You need to be different by doing things differently
The reason most Bloggers are broke is because they are doing everything wrong.
Instead of building a Brand they are just building a big website full of free content.
Not only a big website of free content, but a website that will give them NOTHING in return.
They are wasting their time.
Are you wanting to change lives and make a living while doing so?
DO NOT BE A BLOGGER!
You can try if you want, but you will be let down.
I’m doing you a big favor.
I’m also saving you hundreds of dollars and hours.
But let me go into more detail.
The Don’ts Of The Game
Okay so let’s say you have your own website.
You think that blogging is what you need to do.
You spend hours creating content that you think people will love. (NOPE)
Now you have some traffic coming to your website so you feel accomplished.
People must really love your website and content.
Now you learn about something called Affiliate Marketing.
You decide to promote products through an article or two.
After doing some minor promo you get your first $10 online.
At this point you are super excited right?
So you decide to create your next article.
Six articles later you start making a little more money.
By the time you have 30 articles you are making around $70/month.
While that is a decent amount of money, you need to look at the amount of time you had to put into making that small $70/month commission.
Yeah you are “making money online”, but what are you building?
The Do’s Of The Game
So I showed you a little example of the Don’ts of the game.
You saw that while you were able to make a little money, you weren’t building anything.
You were probably working for less than $1 per hour.
If you would’ve taken the time you put into those 30 articles you would’ve made way more from a normal day job.
To be different you need to be building something.
Just pumping out content will not add much value to the world.
But your content is special right?
You think mindlessly creating Articles, Podcasts, and Videos is how you add value.
If you would like you can follow that, but you will be broke and not get anywhere.
When creating anything you need to have a reason for it.
Don’t just put out another piece of content so that you can look “busy”.
Looking busy will not get you anywhere.
You must actually be busy accomplishing things.
Do more than you talk about.
Boy do I sound like an expert…
What Makes Me Know This Stuff
What makes me know this is because I did all of it.
This article is to show you from experience what you should and shouldn’t do.
I want you to finish this article and have true expectations.
I don’t want you to waste hours upon hours of your time.
If you really want to change lives.
If you are really wanting to add some kind of value to the world.
Keep reading this article.
But if you just want to keep mindlessly putting out content so that one day you will finally “make it” then be my guest.
Close this article and end up like all of the other losers on the Internet.
But knowing you, you want to change lives and live a great life…
How To Change The World
Now that you understand that being a Blogger is a complete waste of time, let’s move on to the next order of business.
How can you change the world?
It is a combination of 3 different ingredients:
- Living A Real Life
By using the above 3 different ingredients you can change the world.
You will be able to change more lives doing those than by just creating 400 articles.
If you follow the 3 ingredients you could create 10 articles that offer more value than 80 normal articles.
The 3 Ingredients are simple.
Here you go:
Living A Real Life-
When it comes to changing the world and building something great, living a real life is the most important.
It easy to promote whatever is trending at that time.
You don’t even have to show your results.
But if you are a genuine person you will need to get real results.
In the beginning while I wanted to help people my writing primarily focused on what was trending.
Because in my mind if I talked about what everyone else was then I would become “successful”.
That is the number one worst way to build anything!
It wasn’t until I started living a real life that my writing started improving.
Instead of talking about what was popular, I started talking about what was important to me.
People liked it and started consuming my content.
I quit my job to work for myself 100% and live Calm and Collected 24/7.
By doing that I was able to build a better relationship with you.
Also, you got to see a guy charge into the Unknown.
My story resonates with you because you are sharing in my life.
That is what you must do when building your website.
You need to be living a real life and accomplishing goals.
Your focus should be on:
- Accomplishing Things
- Then Talking About It
By following that you will waste less time on useless content and more on meaningful content that changes lives.
So get away from the camera or keyboard and go live!
When you have begun living a real life, you may go to the next part.
Okay so now you are living a real life.
You have more sources to draw from.
Now you should create content.
Create a video about living life as a young guy.
Make a Podcast talking about what interests you.
You are accomplishing real things so you have plenty to talk about.
You are progressing in life.
Now you have a lot of content out there.
People are really rocking with your story and wanting more.
You now build a product that offers a solution.
Now for the third ingredient.
You have real accomplishments under your belt.
You have created great content.
Now it is time to release a product.
Instead of it being a half-assed product with the main desire of fast money, you will be able to create an amazing product.
Actually it doesn’t even have to be amazing.
All your product has to do is provide a solution!
You have an audience of people who have seen that you know what you’re talking about.
You yourself are an accomplished person.
So they will not think twice about buying your product.
By buying your product they are going to be able to have a piece of you.
They will be able to solve something in their life with your product.
Maybe they want to get in shape.
Whatever it is that you offer, they will want it.
That is how you make a living from your website while changing the world.
But Other People…
Who cares what other people are doing.
You need to worry about you and what you are wanting to accomplish.
Yea you could be friends with another guy who is getting a decent amount of comments, but that doesn’t mean he is doing it “right”.
Your main focus should be on building something that offers real life content.
Make a website that has great content not just content.
If you focus on creating great content you will be able to make a living.
But if you focus on just creating content then you will be broke.
Nobody will care about your website or you.
This article has been a little dark compared to my other articles.
You may like it or you may not.
But I just wanted to be real with you.
I made the mistake of focusing too much on just putting out content.
It wasn’t until I started focusing on outside real life accomplishments that I started really getting what I wanted.
Focus on less content and more on great content.
Go out and accomplish things.
Even if you make an article every other week that is fine as long as it changes the world.
(PRO TIP: When you first start out, you should put out 1-2 articles per week, until you get your style down)
Stop being selfish and just giving your audience regular content in the hopes of making a dollar off of them or getting a comment.
You are wasting your time and not helping them.
If you are just after the money then please go do something else.
You will be broke if you play this game like that.
Get into E-Commerce or some other form of business.
Blogging is not where the money is.
But if you are wanting to change the world and use “blogging” as means of content creation then you will do just fine.
Build a website that offers the content people want/need based off of your life.
This article may come as a surprise to you, but I really just want to tell you the truth.
Until Next Time Go And Dominate.