I Want You To Be a Part of Healthy Enough (And Pay You For It!)

Healthy Enough

In the middle of last year I initiated a huge change in my business by switching from freelancing to working with a team of writers to service my clients. It was perhaps the most impactful and beneficial thing I could have done for my business and myself at that time, and I’ve never regretted the decision.

Fast forward to just a couple of weeks ago and I made a similarly monumental decision. I was bogged down by the minutiae of six discrete projects and felt utterly overwhelmed. I had too much going on to dedicate myself properly to any one project and it felt like something had to give.

The most obvious candidate for the chopping blog was my “passion project,” Healthy Enough. Although I loved working on it, it has yet to make a penny and is the project least likely to make any real money in the coming months. I was getting close to a decision to letting go.

Fortunately, a huge shift in the way I looked at my long term involvement in my business put a stop to the notion of giving up on the Healthy Enough project. In this post I want to outline the huge mental shift I have experienced in the past few weeks and reveal a unique opportunity to became a huge part of Healthy Enough and get paid for it.

How to Interact on the Web (And Create a Wildly Loyal Fan Base)

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Tim Berners-Lee dreamt of a collaborative internet long before the birth of the web 2.0 movement.

Fast forward to present day and his dream has come true. In the age of blogging and social media, we are more connected than we ever have been before. You can not only communicate directly with practically anyone, but possibly interact with them too.

That’s essentially what I want to focus on today: reciprocation. Many bloggers and social media personalities don’t reciprocate, even if their brand implies that they will. Some embrace interaction on the web and make the most of it to boost their brand, while others use and abuse the concept of interaction to meet their ends.

In this post I want to give my opinion on how bloggers should communicate with their readers and peers online, to their own gain and for the betterment of the community as a whole.

Why You Should Offer Your Blog’s Readers an Abundance of Choice

Sign up and keep up

Hands up who hasn’t heard the phrase, “The money is in the list.” I reckon there’s two, maybe three of you.

The rest of us are all too familiar with that horribly overused expression. As bloggers, we’re told that our primary overruling focus should be on getting people to sign up to our email list. Why? Because it has been demonstrated time and time again that communicating with your readers (i.e. potential sources of income) via email offers the highest return.

I’m not planning on arguing against that fact — in my experience, email is the most effective way to communicate your audience, and an email list is a powerful asset. However, an overruling focus on email signups may not be the best way to grow your blog. In this post, I want to explain why.

The Best Way to Make Money Blogging (That You’re Ignoring)

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When I decided that I was going to quit my job in May 2011, freelance blogging was the last thing on my mind. As is the case with most people, my focus was on creating passive income streams.

Invariably, I failed on that front. After six months of trying and failing, I turned from passive income exploits to freelance blogging — out of sheer frustration more than anything else.

Despite freelance blogging being the reason for me being able to quit my job, I felt for a long time that I’d only carry on with it long enough to get my passive income projects off the ground. My attitude was simple: freelancing was a means to an end – not a long term solution for leaving work behind.

However, my attitude has changed markedly over the past 2 1/2 years. In this post, I want to reveal how freelance blogging has had a more positive impact on my life than almost anything else, and convince you why you should be following in my path.

How I Attracted 2,000 Visitors to a Brand New Blog [5 Steps]

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Many people believe that a blog’s growth must follow certain “rules” — that you have to pay your dues over a period of weeks and months before you can expect to attract a sizable audience.

But in reality, one can build a blog and start attracting visitors tomorrow; it’s just a case of getting a few ingredients right.

With the above in mind, in this post I want to share with you the story of how I attracted around 2,000 visitors to my brand new blog and what ingredients were necessary in order to make it happen.