Gee, you’d think after 200+ posts, I might get around to organizing some of the content.
So I’m working on a page where posts are sorted out by tags and categories.
Here is the beginning of my organizing process. More will be added, of course.
For now, I hope the topic-centered approach is helpful.
Ryan Robinson, writing for Forbes.com, shares some tips on dealing with what is inevitable for all of us: Rejection.
I’ve paraphrased a few of his additional points:
In keeping with Side Hustle Spark 138, I found Chris Dritsas’ guest post on ryrob.com helpful and relevant.
Holidays for many side hustlers the holidays are a time when they’re putting in the extra time. But these not-so-normal times may well generate a few extra rationalizations for easing off the gas pedal.
Some favorite takeaways:
- Your brain is programmed to accomplish short-term tasks for more immediate gratification.
- I like the Warren Buffett strategy of listing several goals, then paring it down to five goals, and then to one goal.
- I had heard, but never really learned, the term, ‘kaizen’–small steps toward continuous improvement.
- Chris uses Trello for his ‘break it down’ strategy. I went ahead and signed up. I had done so four years ago and never followed up. Gee, seems procrastination really is hard-wired into some people.
- “You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”
–Steve Jobs [I just installed the Escape 2 app to keep me focused.]
- I liked the quick bullet-pointed review at the end of the post.
Of course, the enduring notion rattling around in my head is: “Am I creating these posts to put off my other projects?”
I’ll just set that aside for another day.
Yep, I’ve never really spent time looking at online entrepreneurs’ income reports. A lost opportunity to learn. [Challenge: Get past the ‘Geez, I’m getting left in the dust!’ reaction and strap on your thinking cap.]
Here is expert blogger Ryan Robinson’s October income report…
What stands out:
- Net profit: $19,356.67 [a drop in revenue! I’m thinking a number of you might endure that kind of decrease.]
- Affiliate earnings from Bluehost: $16,750 [whoa!]
- Blog traffic: 321, 352
- New email subscribers: 2,476 [also a decrease, which tells you he’s still doing a lot of things right.]
Look for yourself and check out both his earnings and expenses. You may well learn of some new digital tools and pick up hints about Ryan Robinson’s approach and strategies.
Aaaand…we’re back to Ryan Robinson’s wealth of resources.
Today, I’m pointing you to his 201 Best Blog Post Ideas That’ll (Actually) Drive Traffic in 2020
My takeaway: Even if you’re not big on blogging, these ideas still point you to topics and approaches that should energize your other ad and promotional copy.
Moving on to the third section from ryrob’s 40 Blogging Tips and Advice From Top Bloggers in 2020— Monetizing Your Blog.
Points to consider:
- Treat your blog like a real business.
- Work backwards–pinpoint profit opps, then create targeted content.
- Your blog should be a jumping off point for your services/products.
- You and your team should play the ‘long game’.
- Ideal customer, ideal customer, ideal customer.
- Leave your comfort zone.
Tim Soulo, Nathan Barry, Preston Lee, Adam Enfroy, Darren Murph, Jon Morrow, Adda Birnir,