I’m surprised by how many people still wonder in this day and age whether or not its possible to make a living off a blog. Not only is it possible,
But those guys must be super awesome tech geeks who understand computers in and out, and have a crazy high IQ, and be extremely talented at writing, right?
Nope. Not even close.
In fact if I had to guess, I'd say the overwhelming majority of those guys and girls have hardly any knowledge on coding or programming. The majority of them also have very average levels of intelligence. Most of them have pretty average writing talent, and some have absolutely no writing talent whatsoever and still manage to make an absolute killing.
If your goal is to have a blog on the Internet that allows you to cover 100% of your living expenses, and allows you to live anywhere in the world with complete freedom to do as you please with your time, and you're curious as to "how talented" you have to be in order to make that happen, I've got some good news for you.
Requirements to Create a Profitable Blog on the Internet:
- Average level of intelligence (IQ of 100)
- The ability to provide content that people want to read (for entertainment, or education, or for shock). The nature of the content itself doesn't matter as you know that it is desirable to enough people.
- The ability to read and write at a 6th grade level in English.
- $200 saved up for starting expenses
- Above average perseverance and willingness to devote time to creating desirable content.
- Belief that you can do it
You certainly don't need a college degree, a crazy big vocabulary, or any kind of formal "job experience" to make it happen. As long as you can write with a 6th grade level vocabulary in English, you know you have something that enough people have a demand for, and you put in the hours consistently, people will come to you.
Just a week ago, I celebrated my 21st birthday. Rather than go out that night and get drunk, I finished up a convenient resource I had planned for you guys all along (more on that later).
As a happy birthday gift from me to you, I'm going to let you in on how someone would go about becoming a successful blogger.
Meet a Need or Want that Already Has a Massive Demand
Take a look at some of the topics I talk about on this blog.
I talk a lot about modafinil.
I talk about male enhancement.
I talk about how to get jacked.
I talk about NoFap.
I talk about how to become a successful entrepreneur and have your own online businesses.
Do you think I just picked those topics by chance? No. I already had a lot of knowledge and experience with those topics to begin with and I knew ahead of time that there would already be an audience out there on the Internet ready and waiting for real knowledge that actually produces results.
There is a massive demand for information on modafinil. There is a massive demand for guys that are interested in male enhancement. There is a massive demand for guys who want to built more muscle. There is an increasingly massive demand from guys who want to quit porn, masturbation, video games, and other time wasters and make the most out of their life. There is a massive demand for people who want to learn how to really make money online.
The demand for this kind of information was already there to begin with. I didn't have to guess whether or not enough people would be interested in these things.
There's only a few handfuls of things that I'm really good at and know a lot about from lots of experience. Not every single thing I'm good at has a big demand out on the the Internet. But a few of them do, and I give out all that I have to give for free because I know that if enough people want to know about something, they will search for it and find it online.
Ask yourself, "What do I have to share that a lot of people have a desire for?"
Have Personal Experience to Back Up Your Content
What happens if you find a niche with a high demand, but you don't have a whole lot of personal experience dealing with that topic? Should you spend hours and hours doing research and decide to run with it anyways?
No! Unless your plan is to sell a scam that promises overblown results with little effort to morons, by pouring tons of money into advertising to snag a large group of suckers who are gullible enough to buy into it, you're going to want to care about your reputation and the authenticity of your words.
If you're going to put your word behind something, you have to know for sure that it works really well. Nootropics, fitness, male enhancement, and "making money online" are all extremely scam ridden industries. The markets in those industries are completely saturated with overpriced bullshit that doesn't work in order to make a quick buck off people that don't know any better.
The reason a guy like me can write about this stuff and continue to succeed year after year is because everything I say is guaranteed to get results and everything I promote works really really well. Even if someone is skeptical at anything I say, I know they will get results if they put it into action because I've already made it work for myself and plenty of other guys.
You need to have personal experience and be really knowledgeable in whatever it is you're talking about so that people will trust you and come back hungry for more in the future.
Be Consistent and Don't Give Up When the Money Doesn't Come Pouring in Right Away
Just like any other skill or game, the more you put into it the more you're going to get out of it. All other factors considered equal, you're going to reach where you want to be a lot sooner if you put in 1 hour consistently every single day rather than working for 12 hours straight sporadically one weekend.
Ideally, you can cut out distractions like TV, movies, and video games, and Internet surfing, so you can afford to put in more than 1 hour a day.
This is especially important in the beginning stages. Unless you have prior experience, its not uncommon be underwhelmed by lack of visitors or sales in the first 6 months. If you're totally new to blogging, results may come painfully slowly in the first year. You just have to accept the fact that you're building up an asset (your website), be sure that its providing value, and trust that you will get more traffic as your content grows and as time goes on.
It took me a year and a half before I made a livable income off modafinilexpert. 6 months into the process, I hadn't made a dime (I was still in the process of building it up). If I had chosen to give up, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the success I do today.
Others have pulled it off in as little as 5 months. For most guys, it takes around a year of consistent work before they're making enough to live comfortably off it.
I treat my blog as a valuable piece of real estate that continues to grow in value over time as I add more content, get more visitors, and have more cool stuff to hand out. This blog is way more valuable today than it was 3 months into its creation. A year from now, its going to be even more valuable.
The day you start as a new guy, you're going to start with a net worth of 0, just like everyone else. Its up to you to put in the work and continue to raise that value over time.
Your success, or lack of it, will largely come down to how much time and effort you're willing to pour into your work and how valuable it is perceived to be by the market.
The 2 biggest reasons why people don't succeed in blogging is this:
- They just don't have the discipline or the perseverance to consistently keep working on their craft.
- They aren't providing material that enough people have a demand for.
Use QuikArtist to Setup Your Website
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So what exactly can I expect to get out of this service?
My vision for QuikArtist was simple: Create an easy to use platform, that effectively teaches beginners, step by step, how to setup and run their blog. All the resources on there, the book , and the YouTube video tutorials (coming soon) are 100% free.
I've decided to be generous and hand out everything I have to show you without charging a penny (for now, so get it while its still free). It won't stay that way forever.
If you've surfed the Internet before and you know the basics of how to use a computer, you'll figure it out quite easily just by following my step by step instructions. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars or learn any programming whatsoever to get a good looking blog up and running on the Internet.
I highly recommend you read the book first, before you jump in to actually creating your website.
In addition, you can take advantage of our hosting deal to get a free domain name alongside your first year of web hosting.
Focus Entirely On Pumping Out Content for Your First Year
For my first year of blogging, I didn't bother to mess around with any social media tools or advertising, or any kind of promotion to get the word out there. I knew that the most important thing that I needed was a solid base of content that would draw people in.
So I devoted 100% of my time to writing blog posts, filming and editing videos for my YouTube channel, and answering every single reader that wrote in to ask a question.
Rather than rush to pump out an eBook to make a quick buck, I focused on spending a tremendous amount of effort and energy into generously helping people in any way I can, even if I felt they had nothing to give back to me or buy anything off the site.
I didn't even pressure myself to make any money at all during those first 6 months. I was too busy trying to craft this blog and my brand into the vision that I had laid out for it.
If your objective is to grow as fast as you possibly can, you need to dedicate your first year to creating as much high quality content as you possibly can that will make a demonstrable impact into the lives of your readers.
In terms of sheer volume of content, I only published around 20 - 25 posts during my first year. I wasn't as concerned about meeting a quota of X number of posts a week. My only criteria was that whatever I did publish had to be solid gold that would make a huge positive impact for whoever applied it.
I knew that if someone were to read a post on modafinil, or the bathmate, or nofap, and actually go out and give it a try, it would change their life forever, and they'd come back and give me the credit for pointing it out to them!
In retrospect, if I could change anything, I would have dedicated more time towards pumping out a greater quantity of articles during that first year, rather than spending days trying to be a perfectionist over every single detail of every blog post and video.
*Reflection* - My Life Today - Compared to Before I Got into the Online Game
The income I make off this blog alone allows me to experience life on a level unheard of to the majority of men and women living in the western world. When I look at almost all the kids my age that are in college, I can't help but feel completely disconnected from them and their reality. But I don't consider that to be a bad thing.
When I take a deeper look into the lives of the people around me, I see how deeply and utterly enslaved they are to the programming that has been drilled into their minds by society and the culture surrounding them.
Instead of taking advantage of their youth and using their time and energy to learn as much as they possibly can about their world and build up assets and resources, they relax and drift along day by day doing the bare minimum to get by without ever finding that which truly fulfills them.
As long as they have their social circle drama, their favorite TV shows, their video games, their Internet porn, their mindless pop culture gossip, and are able to put in the bare minimum amount of work to get grades in school or keep a decent job, they're satisfied.
Go to work/school.
Entertain the mind with food/music/parties/TV/porn/hookups.
Buy new toys every once in awhile.
Dig self into debt with student loans/car payments/mortgage.
Spend rest of live paying off debt.
Take a vacation every once in a while.
Repeat until death.
Even among the more intelligent ones that work hard, their life goals often don't stretch far beyond, "Work for some company in XYZ field" and "Make a decent living".
The thought of building real long term assets, living wherever you want to live in the world, and finding deeper meaning in life hardly even appears like an option to these people.
On one hand, they hate the lifeless monotony of the day to day grind, but on the other hand they're not willing to put in the work to settle for more in life.
This blog alone gives me the ability to make money 24 hours a day, whether I work that day or not. I can get on a plane and move to any city in the world, rent out a beautiful apartment, and work (or play) all day long if thats what I want to do.
What separates me from the rest of the young 20-something crowd is that my work gives me freedom, money, and an excitement for living all wrapped in one. I don't feel the need to distract myself with music or video games or television or other forms of fantasy, because my real life feels like a fun video game!
Even though I'm technically "working" almost all the time, it doesn't feel that way at all from my point of view. Whether its eating a nice home cooked meal, or having a killer workout, or writing a blog post, or planning the next big thing I have to offer you guys, I wholeheartedly enjoy every moment of it. There's no anxiety, or worry of "How am I going to pay for this or that?", or need to question myself on whether or not I'm progressing in life.
I started this blog with less than $200 almost 2 years ago and I was practically broke as a freshman in college. I had invested all of my money into other business ventures (which have since paid off tremendously) and all my time was spent working on school, working on my businesses, or working out in the gym.
Before that, I was living a very shallow and short sighted existence. I was doing the bare minimum required to get by in school and still training hard in the gym, but the rest of my time was completely pre-occupied with the party scene, getting high, and hooking up with as many girls as I possibly could.
I felt like this is what I needed to do to enjoy the most out of my young life so I wouldn't have regrets down the road. Looking back, the only thing I regret is having wasted that time and energy, chasing something so meaningless. I couldn't care less how many girls I banged or how many fun nights I had.
Since gaining financial freedom, I've realized that none of the trivial emotions, interactions, or perceptions of people you come into contact with on a day to day basis really matters as far as your happiness is concerned in the long run.
Right now, my heart is completely at peace. I don't have to worry about getting a job after I graduate college. I don't have to worry about paying back any loans (since I don't owe anyone money). I don't have to worry about the opinions of anyone around me.
From morning till evening, my mind is mostly preoccupied with plotting, planning, and putting into action the next step in this or that business.
Its a strange feeling to be sitting in your living room at 11 AM on a Wednesday morning, without a care in the world, while the rest of the world is busy punching a time clock. It certainly isn't normal.
I feel like a liberated adventurer on his own personal conquest off to mold his own destiny, as opposed to being stuck as a servant in a cubicle slaving away to enjoy a small fraction of the spoils of his labor.
I'm nobody special and there's plenty of people way dumber than me that are also pulling it off. There's no reason why you can't either.
Have a vision, make your plans, and then follow through on them.
P.S. My beginner's guide, Foundations of an Internet Entrepreneur is currently available for FREE! So go download it while you can, because its not going to stay that way for long!