[Blogging Mindset] Never, Ever, Ever Give Up

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”  —  C.S. Lewis

When asked how he writes so fast, Stephen King answered, “One word at a time.”

This is the kind of answer that no one believes in. And the fact that there’s an abundance of related cliches doesn’t help either.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Or something like that. The Great Wall of China was built by laying one brick after another.

It is not the mountains to conquer that make you give up, but rather the pebble in your shoe.

All cliches. Terrible, terrible cliches that we can’t help but fear and loathe at the same time.

Want to know why?

Because they are so damn true. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Never, Ever, Ever Give Up”

How to Write a Great Blog Post: A Beginner’s Guide

There are more blogs in existence than ever, yet more and more people are seduced by the idea of sharing their thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world.

As a matter of fact, it does seem as if there’s a war out there. Everyone is fighting for attention, there are so many things to learn and master. So many social networks, marketing techniques. There’s even an awful lot of content on blogging itself, which makes it even more frustrating.

How do you write a great blog post?

I wouldn’t be asking if I didn’t know the answer. Or would I …

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What They Never Tell You About Blogging

Blogging isn’t what it used to be. It’s not exactly dead, it’s not dying, it’s just… different.

When I started blogging seven years ago, all you had to do was create a blog, share some decent content, be consistent, and you’d attract readers and comments.

And you’d be making some money too. Maybe even afford to become a full-time blogger if you managed to build a community of folks who were passionate about your content.

But now… things are different. Now, there are hundreds of thousands of blogs out there for every topic imaginable.

Stuff got complicated. We didn’t even have half of these words back when I first started blogging: webinars, landing pages, sales funnels, SEO, copywriting…

Heck, we didn’t even care much about headlines, intros, and formatting our damn blog posts properly. Just read this old post of mine on “blogging:” 3,647 likes, 508 comments, and all that as a reward for delivering some mediocre advice…

Nowadays, even with all this expert advice, even with all the e-courses and mentorships and books and tutorials, people are having a hard time.

Want to know why?

Because there are some things that no one ever tells you about blogging.

But I am going to.

So, if you want to make it in this brave new world, read on.

Continue reading “What They Never Tell You About Blogging”

[Blogging Mindset] Your First Thousand Blog Posts (Are Your Worst)

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

Okay, maybe ten thousand blog posts is a more difficult milestone than taking ten thousand photographs, so let’s say that your first thousand blog posts are going to be your worst.

Write this down, read it out loud until you internalize it. Why? Because odds are that you are not as patient as you should be, that you have some unrealistic expectations that might end up breaking your own heart. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Your First Thousand Blog Posts (Are Your Worst)”

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The Secret Traits of Successful Bloggers

We all know the “rules” of blogging. Produce consistently high-quality content, position yourself as an authority, cultivate relationships with your readers and other bloggers…

But some of the best and most popular blogs have traits that might surprise you. Here’s how being negative, angry, and stupid (in the right ways and at the right time) can create breakthrough success on your blog.

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Make Money Blogging: The Program [2 Spots Left]

Hi guys,

Only ten two spots left for this program.

If you want to work together on your blog, both in terms of income and readers, now it’s your chance.

This is the best deal you’ll get on such a program. One-on-one coaching, specifically tailored to your needs.

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So you don’t have to waste time reading through tons of outdated blog posts.

If you want to make money from your blog, you’re so going to fall in love with program, in spite its dumb name.


Hi, Cristian here, crazy Romanian kid all grown up who kind of never smiles in photographs.

Oh, and I have stopped wearing glasses back in 2008 or so.

Anyways, the course I am launching today is a super simple way to earn what some call “online income” — without too much stress.

But… are you worthy?

Do you really want to be a blogger? THE BLOGGER?

Are you genuinely passionate about your blog that you are willing to do the work required to earn a nice bit of side income from it?

Do you love writing?

If the answer is no to any of these questions, do close the tab on this post right now.

Still here?

Awesome!

But how do you go about monetizing your blog? With ads? Well, ads are not going to do the trick, unfortunately. And it’s going to be almost impossible to earn real money by placing ads on your blog.

So, what do you do then?

It depends on your blog, your niche, your ambitions, and your skills.

And it’s also going to matter a lot of you invest in this e-course or not.

I’ll present to you the best ways to monetize your blog, how to go about it, what to sell, how to sell it, and why you need to sell that.

Oh, by the way…

This picture? This is how much this blog has earned me in its twelve months of existence so far.

Want to make money blogging?

I can teach you how.

This isn’t one of those online courses that offers you a ton of info which you then have to figure out.

When I say this will help you earn an income, I mean it.

I will hop on FOUR Skype calls with you to go over your blog, give you feedback, and answer any burning questions you have.

This is what I wish I had when I started, back in April 2012. It would have saved me years of working 12-14 hour days, grinding away with nothing to show for it.

There’s a lot packed in this program, so let me offer you a glimpse of what awaits you:

Call No. 1: It’s All About The Content

Wait, what?

Yes, the most essential part of making money from your blog is about the content itself.

I’ll teach you how to write extraordinary content. So you can stand out from the noise and build an audience that trusts you.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Stand out and attract an audience
  • How to write content that goes viral
  • How to take your content from “good” to “freaking amazing!” by changing the way you think.
Call No. 2: The Balancing Act

Contrary to what you might be inclined to think, making money from a blog does not mean you have to write only about what reader want to read.

No. It’s all a balancing act.

If you write about what you love AND about what your readers want to read, then you will earn an income from your blog.

In this second Skype call you’ll learn:

  • How to harness your passion
  • How to make your audience admire, respect, and trust you
  • How to punch those damn keys!
Call No. 3: Getting Readers

On our third Skype call I’ll explain in detail how to go from 0 to over 1,000 visits per day.

You’ll learn:

  • How to get popular bloggers in your niche to link to your posts
  • How to turn one-time visitors into avid fans
  • How to get your content shared across multiple social media platforms
  • How to develop a winning strategy in terms of getting more readers
Call No. 4: Build Your Brand

On our last call you’ll learn all there is to know about becoming a blogging brand.

Don’t be just another blogger, but THE BLOGGER.

You’ll learn:

  • How to choose the right name/domain for your blog
  • The elements of turning a blog into a brand
  • How to have the right mindset, so you have supreme self-confidence when it comes to your blog

Also…

This is when we cover the best ways to monetize your blog, the differences between them, marketing and promoting your products, and more.

It’s the final piece of the puzzle, so to speak.

You’ll learn:

  • How to monetize content you’ve already created
  • How to build a membership site
  • How to earn thousands of dollars from affiliate marketing
  • How to create and sell your own products
  • The 3-step system for attracting readers, gaining their trust, and closing sales
You won’t find this content anywhere else.

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Receive all the resources, courses, tutorials that I shared with my clients during the 2018 Blogging Bootcamp.

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You’ll also receive a detailed written feedback on your blog. I’ll analyze everything, from the visual layout, to your headlines, content, social media integration.

EVERYTHING!

 #2: The Art of Blogging E-Book ($24.99 FREE)

Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, The Art of Blogging offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating an authentic and successful blog.

ENROLL and You Get…

  • Access to the 4 part, step-by-step program
  • Access to the Blogging Bootcamp tutorials, essays, and guides
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If you fit one of the following categories, then this program is for you:

1. You want to make money from your blog but don’t know how. 

2. You’re a coach, speaker, or other professional who wants an income while sharing your ideas with the world.

 3. You’re a writer and want clients to come to you.


Enroll today and save 50%

As for the cost of the program, I’ll be honest with you: I struggled with this one.

I may regret it, but here’s the deal:

If you enroll now, you get all the bonus content, and also a 50% discount.

What does this mean?

Well, it means you only pay $149.99 for the program. That’s still less than most of the premium content that is being offered as a bonus.

The price will go up, but it will never go down.

If you think this is for you “someday” I’d encourage you to save yourself a ton of time, money, and headache by making that day today.

Save $149 by enrolling today


The value of this program is priceless. You can’t find it anywhere online or in any book. It doesn’t exist.

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Book Your One-On-One Session

 

 

 

“As a blogger who’s relatively new to the scene, Cristian’s one-on-one session was money well spent. He was very easy to talk to and he offers so much practical advice that’s also tailored to your individual needs. Just his initial feedback alone gave me so much insight into where I could improve, and by the end of the Skype session, I was fired up and excited to put everything into practice. When and where I’ve applied his advice, I’ve seen results with my blog. Definitely a good investment!”  – Becca Saf, Words and Other Malarky

I’m not going to write one of those heavily edited, full of self-praise blog posts that are supposed to coerce you to purchase something from me.

Nah.

I’m just going to tell you that I’d love to work with you on an one-on-one basis. Nothing too fancy: I take a look at your blog, read your articles, then offer you an initial feedback that covers everything, from the visual layout of your blog to the headlines, intros, and the way you use(or don’t use) social media to your advantage.

Next, we’ll schedule a nice one hour long Skype chat (or the social media platform of your choice) in which I answer any of your questions and provide you with a framework upon which you can build and expand your blog.

How does that sound?

I think it’s rather fun, especially considering that you’ll get a ton of value, have a few laughs here and there, and learn that the most important things about blogging where quite obvious, but you were choosing to ignore them.

Oh, and did I mention the laughs?

Yeah.

Right now, a One-On-One Session costs $149.99 $99.99. It will stay like this until tomorrow morning, so you’d better hurry.

That’s insane. Quite the discount.

If you want to take your blog to the next level, if you want to start this new blogging year by working together on a plan of action, then click here to book your one-on-one session and Skype call with me.

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known about Blogging when I Started Out

The twenty-second of April, 2012. A day forever etched in my brain (and on my skin). The day I decided that I was going to fight for my dream of becoming a writer. The day I decided to start a blog.

I’ll be honest with you: I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I wanted to write, to share my stories with others, and that there was this thing called blogging that could offer me this chance.

However, in my early days of blogging, I had no idea what great blogging meant, or what to do to become successful as a blogger.

So, here are five things I wish I knew about blogging when I first started out.

Continue reading “5 Things I Wish I’d Known about Blogging when I Started Out”

[Blogging Mindset] Forget about Numbers for a Moment

“It’s not the number of followers you have or “likes” you get, it’s the strength of your bond with your followers that indicates how much anyone cares about what you have to say.

In this game, the one with the most real relationships wins.”Gary Vaynerchuck, The Thank You Economy

Numbers are funny. We, as adults, are kind of obsessed with them. A “ten million dollar home” is easy to imagine, easier than actually investing the time to describe how the house looks like.

And the blogging world is also plagued by this obsession with numbers. It’s all about traffic, stats, and followers. Views, unique visitors, hits, clicks, likes, and comments.

Lots and lots of numbers offering you the cold perspective of your success (or lack of it.)

Here’s the kind of truth that few will ever share with you: it’s not just about numbers.

I once read an article that blogging should feel like this awesome house party. Everyone wants to be invited. All those who stumble upon your blog can’t help but subscribe, feeling a bit jealous on you. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Forget about Numbers for a Moment”

How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love

Would you like to become a better blogger? Would you like to create blog posts that people will remember, comment on, and share?

Silly questions, right?

Of course you’d like that.

But… how?

Do no worry, for I have compiled a short step-by-step guide to help you become a blogger that’s incredibly persuasive and completely unforgettable.

Ready?

Let’s start with the best way to structure your content. Continue reading “How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love”

Warning: This is Blocking You from Thinking Creatively

Whether you’re trying to fix a certain issue, start a business, market that business, or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do.

People like to call this “thinking outside of the box,” which is the wrong way to look at it.

You create your own imaginary boxes just by living life and accepting certain things as “real” when they are just as illusory as the beliefs of a paranoid delusional. The only difference is that there are enough other people who believe in the same concepts, so you’re viewed as “normal.” This is good for society overall, but it’s that sort of unquestioning consensus that inhibits your natural creative abilities.

So, rather than looking for ways to inspire creativity, you should just realize the truth: you’ve always been creative, but certain imaginary mental blocks (or boxes) that you’ve picked up along the way are inhibiting you.

There are about 10 common ways we suppress our natural creative abilities.

Read on to find out more… Continue reading “Warning: This is Blocking You from Thinking Creatively”

This Long-Forgotten Technique Will Vastly Improve Your Blog

If you’ve been blogging for at least a few months, you’ve probably noticed by now that most of your success as a blogger comes from being able to sit down and punch those damn keys.

That is it.

Writing blog posts, editing them, selecting images, pitching guest posts, answering comments, and all the other tasks that require you to punch some keys on a keyboard or tap your fingers on a touchscreen.

And this thing does not change. In fact, the most successful bloggers just want it a bit more than just about everyone else, so they put a bit more time and effort into punching the damn keys.

But there’s another element to your success that you may have be neglecting with all that work and focus.

Every once in awhile, you might consider stepping out of the house and doing your best to find another human being.

I know this is a bizarre, arcane practice, but bear with me. Continue reading “This Long-Forgotten Technique Will Vastly Improve Your Blog”