I read how Gary Vaynerchuk did 2000 YouTube interviews before he appeared on famous TV shows.
He is an icon now. But he toiled in the shadows, helping people for free before he gained worldwide fame and massive global exposure.
As you imagine, business has been booming since Gary Vee went global.
Some video interviews registered zero views. This is an abundant mindset.
Help people for free. Even if you get nothing in return.
Eventually, if you get clear and feel success is yours, and if you trust in the creative process, money and success and fame become yours.
Blogging for Free, Leads to Blogging for Pay
No need to offer premium products and services for free. But do publish helpful blog posts on your blog and through as many blogs as possible via guest posting.
Help people for free in many spots. Increase exposure. Land paying gigs.
Bloggers complain about business being slow so they slow down. Big mistake. Do not take time off if the business appears to be slow. Get busy helping people for free so business speeds up.
Generosity, service, and detachment precede massive blogging profits but profits often drip in, a bit by bit, as you become super generous for the first time.
Stop being stingy. Stop playing small. Bloggers do a weird thing; they have oodles of talent, but carefully meter out how they share the talent. Not a good idea.
If you hold back, it will be held back from you. If you try to be stingy with people, you lose exposure or get virtually no exposure, business stalls, and it will be held back from you.
“It” meaning profits, clients and any form of the blogging business.
Have a Vision
I am friends with a well-known blogger who offered to engineer a complete social media campaign for a large hotel chain. He agreed to work for free if the chain representative shared a glowing endorsement with reps from other hotels in the region.
The blogger did a smash-up job and received 20 paying jobs as referral business.
He could have charged $20,000 USD for the first job but instead had a vision to help more people and make more money.
His business took off and he never looked back. He blogged for free to blog for pay.
I enjoy guest posting on a wide range of blogs to help bloggers with passive traffic and to increase my exposure. We both win.
More people know me plus my fellow blogger gets passive blogging traffic. I noticed yesterday how another sponsored opportunity flowed to me quite quickly after I dove into this guest posting campaign.
Why? Blog for free, to blog for pay.
Most Bloggers Have an Exposure Problem Due to their Stinginess
Most bloggers have some skills for building a thriving business.
But this crowd usually has an exposure problem. Nobody knows who they are. Or perhaps a few folks know who they are.
Their limited circle gets stale, they never guest post or network with new bloggers and everything seems to seize, traffic and profits struggle following.
This crowd would make more money blogging by blogging for free to increase their exposure.
Imagine how writing and publishing 5-10 guest posts daily would improve your exposure? Imagine writing 5-10 guest posts daily for the next month?
Now that is some serious exposure. Each guest post is, in fact, blogging for free, which leads to blogging for pay. But you cannot be stingy and also, generous; two different energies.
Open up! Share your knowledge with the world. We benefit. You benefit. Win-win.
Pay Close Attention to Icons
Every single successful blogger blogs for free for many years before hitting it big. Most people believe that pros became professionals overnight. Some believe pros get lucky and strike it rich over months. Neither of these beliefs are true. Professional bloggers work freely, being led by their crystal clear vision. Their vision inspires them to persist patiently, giving generously of their time and talent.
These folks love blogging for the sake of blogging. Naturally, being generous and trusting in the process, the pros of the world keep giving to increase their skills, exposure and credibility. Eventually, these folks become professionals because they helped people for free until they began to help people for pay. Helping enough folks for pay – customers and clients – enabled these pros to become full time bloggers. Giving freely opened the door to getting freely.
Think like a successful entrepreneur, not an employee. Surround yourself with professional bloggers to learn how giving freely precedes receiving generously. Over the long haul, of course.
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