I feel like I should definitely be a pro at blogging by now. With all the classes and books and research I’ve done over the past almost 10 years now. The first time I ever read about blogging, it wasn’t even called blogging yet. It was just web design. There was an article in the local paper about a beekeeper that was making money from ads he had on his website about beekeeping. He said he made about $350 a month. That blew my mind. I was intrigued, and I just kept coming back to that idea. It was so creative. Writing articles, taking pictures, doing something you loved… But you know how it is, busy stuff we falsely call life gets in the way.
Here and there I’d do what research I could. But it was always an enigma to me. How’d they do it? How’d they set everything up? Everyone was always saying how easy it was to set things up. Yeah right. The only way it’s easy and simple is in hindsight. There are so many technical hurdles to cross over. And then if you hit a roadblock, like you do something and crash your site…it takes courage and perseverance to keep going. But one thing I still keep learning over and over. Just pray and keep going. Ignore the fear, ignore the white screen of death, ignore the fact that your widgets are not obeying you and your site doesn’t look like the demo version…and just keep “pushing it around”. I heard another blogger put it that way. She’s very successful and seems fearless to me. She’s pregnant with her 8th child and is a homeschooling, work at home mom blogger and vlogger. I took great courage in what she said. She gets in there and “pushes it around”. That’s how she learned youtube and blogging. So that’s what I’m going to do. And if I can’t get the dang thing right, I’m gonna pay someone to make it look like I want it to.
There have been some really great resources along the way that have really helped me see clearly how to set things up. The 1st really well done resource I invested in was Abby Lawson’s “Building A Framework” . It’s beautifully put together and very practical and simple. She also did a bunch of expert interview videos that are super helpful. I recently found out that they are re-releasing “Building a Framework” and was invited to become an affiliate of her products. This course is absolutely worth every penny and then some. Also, her other products are amazing too.
The other resource I invested in last year was a blogging course called Elite Blogging Academy and it was pretty expensive. But I figured that if I could go back to school for anything- it would be blogging. Hands down, I love it. And I’d say E.B.A. is pretty much just like a college course, but way better. None of my college professors were as successful in their fields as the instructor of E.B.A. Ruth Soukup is in hers. She’s making 7 figures as a blogger. Not that it’s all about the money. But it is a sort of proof that she knows her stuff. Also, quite a few of her E.B.A. graduates have gone on to incredible success. In this past year I’ve watched as the blogger I heard about E.B.A. through went from making $7000 a month to making over $90,000 a month. That’s just crazy. Mind boggling. But it makes sense to me also. They’ve got their ducks in a row and they’ve been working at this for a couple years now and going through the course myself I see how it works, it’s been demystified. So hopefully I’ll get to be an affiliate of Elite Blog Academy next year. Because they just keep refining it, and this years version is even better than last years. Unfortunately E.B.A. only opens it’s doors once a year for 5 days. And it just closed at the end of February. Fortunately there’s still the option of Abby Lawson’s “Building A Framework” that is being re-released next week.