Almost all new bloggers need to make a leap. Sometimes, this feels like a quantum leap. It’s really okay. I had to make the leap to 10 years ago when I was new to blogging. The process felt uncomfortable but freeing too. What was the leap?
I had to accept that making money online was dependent on the process not the outcomes.
Does this sound confusing to you? Put me in the same boat a decade ago. I had no clue that making money online was about focusing 100% of my attention and energy on creating helpful content for free and helping fellow bloggers without asking for anything in return. I had no idea that helping people for free for a long time was the key to making money through my blog. At first, it felt like a quantum leap to adopt this mindset when I priorly focused on outcomes. You know what I mean. New bloggers obsess over making money, focusing heavily on profits numbers, traffic numbers, and business bottom line numbers. This is the outcomes focused mindset that most bloggers adopt and it’s the main reason why new and heck, almost all bloggers struggle to make money online.
I find it strange because intuitively, we know making money is a skill based on practicing some process. Professionals practice a skill, professionals become proficient in that skill and the same pros eventually make a sweet amount of money from their skills, but only because they focused 100% of their attention and energy on the process, not on outcomes. New bloggers need to make the leap from being outcomes focused to being process focused. Let’s say you began blogging last week.
If you’re like most bloggers, you check your stats obsessively everyday or maybe every hour of every day. Bad move. Stop focusing on outcomes. Start focusing on the process of learning how to blog the right way, helping people for free and trusting in the process. Shift from trying to make money to developing skills that help you render valuable service. Make the shift from poverty conscious new blogger tp prosperity conscious blogger if you want to become a professional blogger down the road.
Making this shift involves facing, feeling and releasing your fears which is a highly unpleasant process. Nobody enjoys feeling uncomfortable, but you need to feel uncomfortable in order to release the fears that focus you on the outcomes of making money versus focusing on the process of helping people for free. I wish I could sugarcoat things but this is the way to succeed online. Make the leap. Commit 100% to helping people for free. Stop focusing on traffic stats and money stats. Think like an abundant blogger. Blog with confidence too. Most bloggers have little confidence. Simply observing their obsession with checking stats reveals they doubt themselves deeply. Why would you need to check blogging stats so often if you believed deeply in yourself and in your blogging abilities, right?
The most successful bloggers believe in themselves, knowing success is their right. Adopt their attitude. Make the leap from being outcomes focused to being processed focused. This liberating jump allows you to feel more at peace with the blogging process. Instead of obsessing over outcomes you have fun helping people for free. Naturally, your new blogger skills, exposure and credibility increases swiftly, compared to other new bloggers focused on outcomes. Slowly and steadily, success finds you, but only because you blogged from an abundant, generous, trusting energy. One needs to focus almost exclusively on giving to care little about getting. Reread that line. Allow that concept to seep deep into your subconscious mind.
Visualize your blogging dreams manifest. What do you most want to do through blogging? Allow that vision to manifest on the screen of your mind. Paint the picture in vivid detail. I love traveling the world. Naturally, I picture myself blogging from places like the beaches of Costa Rica and the jungles of Thailand. Visualizing myself doing these things energizes me for my blogging journey and also inspires me to be the blogger who continues to live this life. Being that blogger simply means focusing exclusively on the process of generously helping people and allowing outcomes to take care of themselves, without my obsessive focus on blogging traffic and profit stats.
This is why I suggest every new blogger dives into the online game solely to follow their fun, or to blog their passion. Blogging your passion invests you fully in the process and moves your attention away from outcomes. See the blogging work as the reward. See traffic, profits and business metrics like extras, bonuses or icing on the cake. See traffic stats as a cherry on top, a sweet bonus compared to the main reason why you’re blogging, which is to have fun helping people. Every incredibly successful blogger adopts this frame of mind to develop a long-term approach. Maintaining a long-term blogging approach puts you in the right energy to succeed online because you will never panic and bail on a proven system of helping people generously for a long time.
I know you’re up to it guys. Sometimes, your silly ego will obsess over your profits stats. Be with the fears. Feel the fears. Release these energies to focus on the blogging process again. You will succeed.
Do you want to identify and release common new blogger mistakes you may be making now? I made quite a few during my beginner blogger days. Not a fun time for me. But I wrote an eBook for you, to allow myself to be a guinea pig in this process. No need for you to suffer like I did, right?
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