The internet has opened so many doors for those of us with an entrepreneurial spirit to have businesses online, allowing us to work from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. Bloggers now have the ability to create an income stream from something that used to be just a hobby, and it’s amazing to see the growth of some bloggers.
But with all the good also comes some not-so-good. Bloggers in particular are bombarded daily by pitches for courses that promise them pageviews, email subscribers, and “get rich quick” goodness, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to be someone else’s version of successful. Erin Shebish and I get very honest and real in this episode in an effort to help you stifle the negativity and pursue your own version of success, because it really does look different for everyone.
- Break the rules – it’s OK!
- Success is not the same for everyone.
- People seem to be preying on the “get rich quick from blogging” idea but it’s unrealistic. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to learn how to get started.
- A lot of these “mastermind” courses are things you can find in groups online, but they put it all together in a neat little package. You are sold the idea that you need this course to succeed.
- It’s discouraging to take a course with promised results, then not meeting those results.
- There is value in education, but be wary of courses that teach you how they did the thing to make themselves successful, because they are not YOU and their business isn’t your business.
- There’s not a formula for success for YOUR business because you have to go through your own journey.
- Erin equates success and fulfillment.
- Trying to do ALL THE THINGS will lead to burnout, and eventually will lead to negative self-talk.
- Your goal is to provide value to your readers for free, which asserts your authority and ultimately leads to people purchasing your services.
- Sacrificing your values is NOT success, and success is not always a financial goal.
- Erin has her clients complete a worksheet that helps them map out what’s important and where they’re actually spending their time.
- Learn to say “yes” to the things that excite you and “no” to the things that don’t fuel your passion.
- Erin’s coaching scholarship program
- READ: Why It’s Good to Be Different in Blogging and Business
- LISTEN: Honoring Your Priorities As A Solopreneur
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