I found a great new blog by Alex Yeo called SelfHelpSpot.com: Insights to Self Help & Personal Development. The post that caught my attention first was this one: Are you going to use it? It’s about the fact that acquiring knowledge isn’t beneficial unless you take some action.
This comes at a good time for me because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the last year or so and what I’ve done with it. I’ve learned quite a bit about blogging and internet marketing, etc, but I really haven’t done a whole lot with this information. Yes, I’ve been blogging pretty consistently and sharing much of what I’ve learned, but I’m still not making much money at this.
I know money isn’t the whole reason I’m blogging. Don’t get me wrong; I would be blogging for free, but I doubt I would be putting quite as much work into it if I didn’t see some sort of reward. This probably will be offensive to the blogging purists out there, but I believe this is a common truth for most of us who are blogging. We hold that hope deep down inside that we’ll some day be able to make a living from blogging. Right?
There’s nothing wrong with that, guys! It’s okay to make money from your blogging. We as bloggers provide a great deal of value as well as entertainment for our readers. It’s perfectly reasonable that we get something out of it. I’m not suggesting we begin charging for our content, but including advertising on our blogs and occasionally plugging a product or posting for pay isn’t a bad thing.
With all of this in mind, I really find Alex’s post to be a call to action. Most of you reading this have also accumulated a huge amount of knowledge, too. Let’s take some time to put together some plans for putting this information into action and making our lives better and more productive. Thanks to Alex for the insight and inspiration!