Making early money blogging is very possible. In fact, you don’t have to wait till your blog is big enough to start making money off it – or because of it. Most bloggers, unfortunately, think with very small minds about money-making from blogging. They may begin blogging with great intentions to produce quality blog posts and brand authority, but when it comes to thinking about how to start earning off their blogging businesses, they get into what I call a “smallness mindset”. I don’t mean here that they get petty. I mean that they do get into a low self-esteem mode, telling themselves: “With so much competition around, who would pay $2500 for my consulting, or even $30 for my ebook? Impossible!”
I have had so many bloggers believe that the online world is so full of “freebies” and free information that people almost never pay for what they buy – or if they buy, they read up and then get themselves the promised refund that is almost always advertised with any digital product. But then, if you stopped this argument for a moment and looked at your own self, and totted up everything you have recently bought off other blogs, you’d be aghast how much you have actually spent, without even intending to. It happens all the time, with almost everyone I know!
In an article I’d done some years earlier, I’d written asking if it was really consumers asking for freebies, or were marketers assuming so? Here’s what I had written: “It’s a pretty common lament online amongst brand marketers that the market is so spoilt by those offering everything free to the consumers, that there’s hardly anybody wanting to purchase anything at all. Now we all know that isn’t true, because research every year points to fast growing volumes of internet selling and buying, and the trend seems only more increased with mobile now becoming the medium of choice for even more buying and selling than before. Could it be that it’s not really the customers online who are window shopping for freebies, and it’s the marketers who are assuming that customers want things free and will not pay?
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