How To Get Good Luck With Money on Your Blog

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Show of hands, who here wants to learn tips about monetizing your blog?

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Good! If your hand is up, you are in the right place.

Here is the truth. Making money with your blog is pretty simple. All you need to do is focus on the right things and have some good fortune come your way.

Now, if you are wondering if you are focusing on the right things in your blog, this post is not going to help you do that. But we do have a great blogging roadmap you can use to guide you on the right path.

You can download the free blogging roadmap here.

If you are trying to figure out how to get good luck with making money on your blog, well I’m going to explain that. But first, let me tell you a little about my luck with making money on my blog.

My Story of Good Fortune With My Blog

I started a blog called Miss Millennia Magazine in 2011. While I’ve had my ups and downs with bringing in income with my blog, the last few years have been pretty significant for me.

2017 – I Made $850 for a single sponsored post after being contacted by a brand

This event was a big one for me for multiple reasons. While I had made money for sponsored posts on my blog before, I had never been paid $850 for a single post. What was even more significant about this event was that a brand had contacted me to pay me money for a sponsored post, which again, was something I had never experienced before.

2018 – I Made $49,000 with My Blog in a Year

That following year, I made $49,000 in a single year with my blog. It was significant because it was the most money I had ever made in a single year with my blog. What was even more surprising about that number, is that it was the same amount I was making in my day job. I thought, how lucky could one blogger actually be?

2019 – I launched a product that brings in over $300 in passive income each month

On top of all the other things I had done in the years prior to making income on my blog, I came up with an idea for a product called the Blogging Money Update that currently brings in $300+ in passive income for me every single month.

Now, I am not telling you all of this for the #humblebrag. But rather, to let you know that the things I achieved above are because I got a little lucky. I am also here to tell you that I got lucky because I put myself in a better position to get lucky. 

We associate luck as something that is beyond our control. And it kind of is.

But there are things we can do to put ourselves in a position where luck is more likely to be in our favor. Consider this post the feng shui your mind needs to become one of the many successful bloggers out there.

Today I am going to show you how to get good luck with money on your blog.

Making Money With Your Blog Is Simple

Let's first address the elephant in the room. You're probably thinking something along the lines of:

“If making money with your blog is so easy then why aren’t more people doing it?”

or

“If making money on your blog depends on luck, how can we control the outcome?”

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These are great questions…If you want to continue to not see results on your blog.

But in order to see any success with what I’m going to tell you, you’re going to have to have a mental shift. Get questions like the ones above out of your mind, and embrace the following mantra instead.

Making money on your blog is not hard. It’s actually pretty simple. And there are plenty of bloggers out there making six figures plus with their blogs to prove it.

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Sure there are a lot of skills and tactics you need to develop to be successful with your blog. (And there are plenty of online courses out there that show you how to develop these things.)

But there are so many opportunities out there for you to make money with your blog, right now. You just have to open yourself up to those opportunities.

I am not going to even address all the ways you can make money with your blog in this post. If you want to know more ways, check out our blog post called How To Make Money Blogging For Beginners or our post 11 Easy Ways To Make Money With an Email List.

The hardest part about making money with your blog is not about the tactics you use, but rather, how much you are willing to put yourself out there to make significant money. This is where so many bloggers fail to succeed; Because of their unwillingness to put themselves out there.

What Does It Mean To Put Yourself Out There?

So let me break down what putting yourself out there really means. In the simplest of terms, it means actually giving a shit about the success of your blog.

Meaning you cannot have the mindset of:

“Well if it doesn't accomplish the monetary goal I want, that’s fine because it was only a hobby anyway.”

This is not the mindset you need to succeed. You need more of mindset like:

“Dammit, I’m going to make $100 with my blog if it's the last thing I do!”

And when you embrace this mindset, you are more willing to put yourself out there. Meaning, you are more willing to put yourself in situations that are more uncomfortable than you’d prefer. This also means you are more likely to do something bold that will put your blog on a path to success.

Does this idea make you a little nervous? Maybe… a little uncomfortable?

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Good! You’re already one step closer to making more money with your blog.

Let’s Get Uncomfortable!

Ok, it's time to get REAL uncomfortable.

Something you should know about me is that I am afraid of a lot of things. I am terrified of heights and my fear of drowning is enough to keep me out of water that is more than 6 feet deep or so. 

But one fear that terrifies me most is networking with a group of strangers. SERIOUSLY!

I would rather you put me on stage to speak in front of 500 people with no damn clothes on, rather than put me in a room with strangers where I have to approach and talk to them. The idea of it alone is making me sweat as I write this.

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But I did something in 2017 that my fear did not exactly approve of. I signed up to go to a conference called FinCon because of a recommendation from one of my affiliate partners. I put the idea of meeting a bunch of strangers out of my mind and signed up. It was easily one of the best choices I have ever made for my blog.

I got so much out of that conference that I’ve attended it three years in a row now including this year. And I definitely believe that it is because of the FinCon conference that I made more money with my blog than I ever have.

This year I went to a talk by Harry Campbell, the creator of the blog called The Rideshare Guy and he talked about how he turned his blog into a million-dollar business. While he had 5 really thought-proving lessons, there was one that stood out to me. He said:

“Put Yourself in a Position To get Lucky”

It was at that moment that I realized that my attending FinCon was the equivalent of me putting myself in a position to get lucky.

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I thought back to all the successes I had in 2017, 2018, and in 2019.

2017 – I Made $850 for a single sponsored post after being contacted by a brand

The brand that reached out to me in 2017 found my name on the list of FinCon attendees and decided to contact me. If I were not on that list, who knows if this deal would've ever gone down.

2018 – I Made $49,000 with My Blog in a Year

It could be a coincidence but in 2018 I attended several talks at Fincon by bloggers who were making well over six figures with their blogs. 

2019 – I launched a product that brings in over $300 in passive income each month

I created my product idea in 2019 before I attended FinCon. But I do believe that my success with it has come from the residual effects of me attending this conference. 

All 3 of these great things happened to me and my blog because I was willing to put myself out there. And I can tell you that at that first conference,  approaching any stranger and introducing myself was so scary. And I can attest that after attending this conference in 2019 that I am still pretty terrified of approaching strangers and speaking to them.

But when I feel that feeling in the pit of my stomach, it is now a reminder that I am on the right path as opposed to a sign that I should run the other way.  

I want to talk about other things that may make you uncomfortable so that you can make more money with your blog.

Ways You Can Put Yourself Out There

There are so many ways that you can put yourself out there in order to get more success with your blog. I’m going to name a few of them below.

Go to a Conference

I already told you about all the success I had from this one conference. Can you imagine what the results would be like for you if you attended one for your niche? If it makes you nervous you should probably find a conference to attend ASAP before you talk yourself out of it. 

Start networking

If you don’t yet have the funds to attend a conference, make a point to attend some local networking events in your niche. I am in San Antonio, Texas, and there are so many free blogging events to attend. If you are not sure where to find blogging events, start by looking for a local blogging Facebook group. This is where I get all my local blogging information.

Apply to More Sponsored Opportunities

You cannot make money on your blog with sponsored posts if you are not applying to sponsored post opportunities. I will tell you right now that you will not be selected for many of the those you apply for. Just expect that.

But for all the ones you apply to and are turned down for, you will gain knowledge on what to do and what not to do the next time around. Then one day you will be selected for a post. And then another. Until finally, you will have to turn down opportunities because you just don’t have enough time to complete all the ones you were selected for. I tell you this from experience.

Not sure where to find good blogging opportunity? Sign up for my Blogging Money Update newsletter and I will send you the best-sponsored opportunities, three days a week. Click here to sign up.

Have a Friend Give You Feedback On Your Blog

Do you feel like you’re doing everything right on your blog but you are not seeing good results? Have a friend take a look and give you some honest feedback.

It may sting a little if it is not all positive. But what you’re doing is getting insight into what your readers may be thinking. That feedback is well worth the criticism.

Explore a New Marketing Channel

Where do you feel most comfortable when it comes to marketing your blog? Is it on Instagram? Is it Pinterest? Whatever it is, take a marketing channel that isn’t it. Maybe it’s Facebook, maybe it’s creating a video on YouTube. But it is worth trying something new especially if you’re still trying to see what works and what doesn't.

Join a Mastermind

This is one of my favorite ways to grow my blog. 

A mastermind is a group of people with similar interests. They can give you an outside perspective of your blog which is always helpful. But they can also teach you the skills you need to be successful in your blog.  While much of my success can be attributed to attending FinCon, much of it can also go to me being in a blogging mastermind with my blogging besties for the last two years. Interested in joining a mastermind? Why not ours? Join the waitlist here.

There you have it. Everything you need to know to bring a little luck with money to your blog. While the list above is not exclusive to putting yourself out there, I want you to keep an open mind to all the ways you could do this. Here are a few more ways to put yourself out there.

  • Speak about your blog expertise at a conference
  • Create a cool new product
  • Participate in an affiliate launch
  • Tell your friends about your blog
  • Make a vision board for your blog
  • Have business cards made for your blog and make a point to give them all away in a year
  • Collaborate with other bloggers
  • Post about your blog on your personal social media channels

Go out there and do something bold! Then let me know about it in the comments!

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Brittany Poulson

So many great tips! I definitely have to put myself out there more!

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janna

All great tips, looking forward to giving them a try!

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kerri

Awesome tips! Thank you for sharing.

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Kasey

Yes, I couldn’t agree more! I particularly like the part where you talk about putting yourself out there more and getting uncomfortable! I’ve found that these things often mean growth! Thanks for the share!

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Email: team@thestylewright.com

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Monica

Hey Jasmine! I just went to my first FinCon this year. I can be shy at times, but had a blast. Can’t wait to put to use what I’ve learned.

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Meagen

These are such great tips – I need to save this and keep referring to it!

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Eric

Such amazing tips. I cant wait to try and put myself out there to monetize my blog!

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