I Need Advice – What are Ways Bloggers can Generate Revenue?

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I have started getting a following, which is thrilling. That being said, time is money. I have heard people generate income from blogging, but I have very little idea of how they do it. I know of Adsense, AdWords, Amazon has a ‘link’ program. These seem very small in terms of income. Write a book? I would love ideas.

If you want something, go get it. Period.

Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.


R.M. Drake

You shouldn’t look for answers in people who have left you.
There are no revelations there. No guides. No fulfillment’s of any kind.
You’re not going to find a map to paradise in these people.
You’re going to find confusion and a lot more questions, perhaps even more than you can handle.
And I know people change, that is if they want to but why give in?
Why trust who has broken you before?
I mean, people live and sometimes they have the nerve to come back but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to let them back in.
You don’t have to.
You owe it to yourself to be happy.
Besides look at you now, you’re a goddam superstar and in their absence you have found more of yourself and your smile.
You’re stronger and to be honest, you don’t need to spiral around the bulls*** their universe brings.
You don’t need people who have hurt you to convince you of how beautiful you are.
You’re a flower, and you don’t drown the moment the rain starts falling down.

Dancing with my Devils

Do you have a vice you are embarrassed about?  Do you have goals you are afraid to speak out loud ?  Are you in a relationship you like, but that may not be taking you where you want to go?  Are you unsure of where you want to go?  

Well,  that is where I’m at today.  I have a vice I’m ashamed to speak of and goals I will not mention for two reasons1. I’m embarrassed and 2. It could alter current relationships and my career. 

So what do I do?  Am I fulfilled in my life?  No.  So it must be time to move forward.  I do not know how to do that, but I’m going to start writing down a plan and share it with someone.  Living an unfulfilled life is not for me.  
Do you face challenges like these in your life?  Are you going to do anything about the challenges?

Staying Focused

Staying focused on my long and short terms goals has always been an issue.  I just did not realize it until I moved out of my parents place.  At my parents place I would always feel their wrath if I did not get things done.  At my own place that was a very different story.

I did not realize what I was doing.  I would often do things for short term gain that would have long term implications.  I just did not think about it.  I reacted impulsively.

I knew what I wanted, but never was able to get what I wanted.  The reason was is I did not want to be patient and work for what I wanted.  I wanted it now.  At this moment and I did not want to work for it.  Example: I buy a lottery ticket in the hopes it will take care of all my financial troubles.  It never did take care of all my financial troubles.  I was just out a dollar or two.

I would see people who would be in amazing physical shape and want it, but never was willing to read the books/articles to learn what I needed to do, much less do what was needed to do.  I knew people who were physically fit were a ton happier(plus they got laid a lot more), but I never was patient enough to go to the gym, dojo, or yoga studio to put in the work.  Even worse, cooking in the kitchen was a challenge.

Somewhere something changed.  It is very common, but there is usually a trigger and that trigger is usually from an unexpected place.

My trigger was my finances.  I was great at making money, but spent it so fast I never had any money left over to travel.  the sad thing was travel was my one true passion.  So I started reading get rich quick books.  They were not my issue.  I could make money.  So I then read a book call the Millionaire Next Door.

The Millionaire Next Door was not what I was expecting.  It was an academic book.  The author studied millionaires and looked for common traits.  He was surprised, as I was, with what he found.  They were very normal, except that they would not need to “keep up with the Jones” and they would keep a budget.  They also were focused on their goals. I learned about these simple traits and ways that I could implement them in my daily life.

I found it odd that learning how to budget my money would be where my path to happiness started.  I always thought it would be a person I would meet, or me making a ton of money, or some spiritual enlightenment.  For me 90% of my stress had been coming from money and not focusing on my goals.  I do not know what it will be for you, but I highly recommend the book the Millionaire Next Door.

The incredible national bestseller that is changing people’s lives — and increasing their net worth!
Can you spot the millionaire next door?

Who are the rich in this country?

What do they do?

Where do they shop?

What do they drive?

How do they invest?

How did they get rich?

Can I even become one of them?

Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about weath in America. You’ll be surprised at what you find out….

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

One of my biggest misconceptions growing up was money.  I never had enough of it.  I thought it was because I was not rich or did not know how to make it like a Bill Gates or Mark Cuban.  I always hoped to win the lottery in spite of the odds.  I thought I would be happy, once I was financially wealthy.

Then I read this book, The Millionaire Next Door.  It was not what I expected.  It was very simple how the majority of people become wealthy and happy.  So simple infact I made it my occupation and teach it daily to my clients.

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.