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Instagram 30-Day Challenge
Join the rest of the JoblessNation, starting on the 16th January.
Join in with the 30-day Instagram challenge as we document the journey to growing an Instagram following sharing tips, tricks, techniques and ways we are all growing our audience.
Income Report – How I Made $1167 Blogging in December 2017
- Started earning traffic driven affiliate sales
- Freelance writing really taking off after just 6 weeks
- Learnt a lot about the digital marketing landscape
I’ve been meaning to do an income report for such a long time. I think an income report is CRUCIAL for bloggers for a number of reasons.
Firstly, It’s incredibly motivating for myself to show you guys exactly what I’m earning while living the digital nomad lifestyle and running a lifestyle business.
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Why I Decided to Change the Way I Look at My Business | And why you should too…
When I look back on the last 12 months, and especially the last three months since I began travelling a few things have sprung to my mind.
Firstly, what my initial plan for how I wanted to run my site and my thoughts about online business quickly changed. I planned to help people and along the way got distracted by trying to find ways to make money online before I had grown my audience.
Secondly, when I look back at some of my biggest wins since starting my blog, the most prominent wins that stood out were always when I was helping people.
Finally, the process in which I created my content was always focused on myself rather than being about the end user, you guys.
In this article, I’ll run through my thought process for each of these reasons and explain exactly where I went wrong so that you can learn from my mistakes and focus on the best result possible for your readers.
The Initial Business Plan & How That Shifted
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How to Make Money Online; the Definitive Guide
Whenever I speak to anybody about travelling the question always comes up when I mention anything to do with work.
Inquiring traveller: ’Oh you work? What do you do?’
Me: ’I’m a writer, I make money from my laptop.’
Inquiring traveller: ‘You can make money from your laptop? That’s so cool, how do you do it?’
This is usually followed by a 10-minute conversation about all the different ways you can make money online, but for many that conversation doesn’t sink in.
You get a ‘Cool’, ‘That’s awesome’ or ‘How do you not just get drunk all the time?’
For many people, they want to know about How they can make money online, but with so many options out there it can be overwhelming to explain.
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How to Be a Freelance Writer and land your first client
If you’re reading this post chances are, you’re interested in how to be a freelance writer. I don’t blame you, becoming a freelance writer affords you a ton of luxuries:
- The freedom to travel whilst working
- Be your own boss and work on the projects you want to
- Manage your own time without limitations
However, for many of us, it will be just a dream. Realistically, only very few of you reading this article will be able to take the necessary action to turn your dreams into a reality.
What’s holding everyone else back?
Fear and doubt.
Luckily, this article is here to diminish all fear and banish doubt from your mind. It’s here to show you that even without any prior experience, qualifications or previous work experience, you can learn how to be a freelance writer.
I’ll give you an article without any sales links, or affiliate products I’m recommending you. Just an honest account of exactly what happened to me.
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How to Crack the ‘Conventional’ Work Week Mould
Whilst writing this post I’m currently sat on a flight from Belfast to New York. It’s been an interesting 4 weeks since I packed in my day job and decided to leave and go travelling. What’s really stood out to me in that time is just how many people are trapped in society.
We are working inflexible jobs because we think that is all we are capable of. We are brainwashed by education, by the news and by the government to not question the status quo.
We are told from a young age that you need to get a job, to work 40 hours a week, to earn a reasonable salary and to have a few weeks holiday a year.
This conventional approach has millions of us trapped in our pre-set, sometimes mundane lives whilst only 1% reach out for the true lifestyle that is possible. Many of us dream of being millionaires but what does being a millionaire actually mean?
What does being a millionaire actually mean?
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9 Easy ways to stay focused whilst working from home
I’m fairly certain that most people who are reading this blog will have either:
- Worked from home or
- Had a desire to work from home (or any location that isn’t a workplace for that matter!)
Lifestyle businesses are often started in your spare time and can evolve into full-time work, so I’ll aim to help you figure out how to start working from home. However, there are a number of challenges when working from home.
Mainly? Staying focused.
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My first income report, what’s that all about?
For the last few months, I’ve been considering the option of starting an income report. I’ve had various reservations about starting one, primarily my main concern has been that people may think that I’m out to make money when my main goal is to help people grow.
What I didn’t want to do was to have the focus of my blog be about making money, because that’s not the reason I’m writing it. I worried that if I started measuring income from my site that would be my main drive for the content, instead of focusing on helping people. This is a trap that I have fallen into before in my career, always chasing the money but that never making me happy.
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Starting a new business can be daunting.
Just think about how many potentially great ideas there have been over the last 10 years that never actually grew into a business.
The most important step you can take towards starting your own business is pretty simple:
Sounds obvious, huh?
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They say that true Sales are in your genetics…
My dad lovingly refers to Sales as ‘the gift of the gab’. If you’re unlucky enough to have ever been at a family function and have a family member who’s been a moderate success in the world of Sales, you’ll no doubt know how the story goes…
It goes something along the lines of your Auntie throwing out loose terms about your cousin who sells used cars part-time such as, “Our Robert is a true salesman; he could sell ice to Eskimos!” (I always wondered how difficult it would be to actually accomplish this!)