Having a poverty consciousness makes you blind to money.
As I am promoting my eBook: 6 Things You Absolutely Need on Your Blog
I want to add something you need that I did not include in the eBook; generosity.
I have offered to write a 600-word blogging tips post for virtually any blogger.
But I noted something that happens sometimes a complete stranger reaches out to me for a guest post.
Strangers receive my article, publish the guest post and strip my link. A few never add it and others demand I pay $5 or $10 or $30 for a link on a blog nobody reads. Turning down generosity when you are charging peanuts – indicating your financial struggles – is flat out foolish.
Immediately, I tell them to remove the post – politely I might add – because I will use it somewhere else, aka, Blogging From Paradise.
I care less about Google duplicate penalties because my source of success is bigger than Google.
Anyway, I place the post on my blog, help my readers and increase my blog traffic and profits.
Meanwhile, these unknown bloggers with no readers and begging to make $5 per link continue to struggle and fail in obscurity.
Having a poverty consciousness makes you blind to money, ensuring you have no money forever until you face your fear of poverty, let it go and blog generously.
See Beyond Today
A few moments ago, I scanned a guest post some blogger published for me. He emailed me cold, being a stranger. I thanked him for the opportunity and submitted a guest post.
On scanning the post he both stripped my link and stripped the name of my blog.
Do you see how being afraid of losing money to someone else makes you do really stupid stuff?
I immediately told him to delete the article, I published it on my blog, and he lost the opportunity to:
- learn from me
- be exposed to my audience
- meet experienced bloggers
- position himself to make more than a few dollars here and there, to actually make a full-time income through blogging
all because he did not see beyond today. He wants to eke out an existence now, trying to make ends meet, by stripping my links and blog name, so he gobbles up all profits and traffic himself, and being blind to tomorrow and the mutually beneficial friendship we could form.
I let him go, forever. You cannot have a poverty consciousness and be generous. Two different energies.
Be generous! Open your blog to quality guest posting.
I opened my blog to guest posting – a while back – and allow my blogging buddies who built bonds with me to post whenever they want to post and to promote whatever they want to promote.
I love my friends. I love the generosity these kind folks showered on me so I do my best to shower generosity and opportunities on them.
Meanwhile, poverty conscious, cheap, selfish bloggers who strip links and blog mentions languish, toiling in obscurity, looking on the outside-in.
Give freely. Receive easily.
Stop allowing your fear of trying to squeeze a few bucks out of any blogger – including pros who open prospering doors for you – to influence you to make stupid decisions. I could have helped the blogger who stripped my links become successful enough – through teaching and cross-promoting – reach a point to where he’d never even dream of doing something so silly. But his fear of losing traffic and profits closed him off from me.
Bloggers move higher in blogging circles by generously helping pros. Bloggers move lower in blogging circles by turning off pros with their stingy nature and poverty conscious ways.