I have seen lean times.
I have seen green times (USD-wise).
I know struggle.
I know success.
Being on both sides of the blogging fence I reckon I know a thing or 2 about what to do when your blogging profits appear to drop.
I explicitly included an image of myself blogging at the apartment we lived at, in Cyprus, for a month (with kitties at my feet) to demonstrate how well this process works. Because I have circled the globe for 6 years using this simple approach to facing my fears.
No matter where you are in life, right now, you can live your dreams through blogging if you deeply and honestly embrace your fear of loss.
Follow this simple 3 step process to get back on track.
1: Embrace the Fear
2 emotions exist: Love and Fear.
When you feel love and do things from a place of love you have no fear. You become fearless. In this space, you cannot fear a drop in blogging profits. Because you don’t see/feel/fear the drop. You see love. You see gratitude. You see the illusion of loss and scarcity, but you do not buy in to said illusion, so you don’t FEEL the fear associated with believing or buying in to loss and scarcity.
If however, you are having a human moment, you may fear loss.
A few minutes ago I transferred money from my Paypal to my bank account. Another person bought one of my courses. But I also noticed how nobody bought one of my other courses recently.
I felt an instant drop, in the pit of my stomach, a feeling of dread, annoyance, frustration and sadness.
2 minutes later, after I embraced this feeling of fear, this feeling of loss, I could experience love again. I felt the love of having a Paypal account. I felt the love of living such a neat life. Everything else felt like icing on the cake again. Including the sale I made.
This is the first step: embrace your fear, anger, frustration or jealousy, of seeing the appearance of dropping or non-existent profits.
2: Get Back to Spreading the Love
OK, so I felt a lot better after embracing my fear for 2 minutes. I felt like I was being loving again. Or, acting from a place of love.
So I spread the love.
I promoted my latest post and my guest post on my wife Kelli’s blog.
I began writing this post.
I will create a video to be published on The Huffington Post later today.
I cleared out the fear. Now it’s time to feel loved, and to do things from a place of love, again.
Doing things with love means having fun.
Here are a few examples of having fun:
- write your next blog post
- write your next guest post
- write your first/next eBook
- share other blogger’s content on social media
- create a video
Only you intuitively know what feels like fun to you. Honor that inner calling.
What seems like it’d be a blast to do, right now? What would you love to do?
Do it. With love. For fun.
3: Do Not Check Profits or Stats or Metrics for at Least a Week
Having fun writing your blog posts is the reward/payoff.
You already received your reward. You received your payoff. No need to check your daily profits or stats. Because doing so creates the wicked energy of expectations and ties you to outcomes.
If you look outside of yourself for a reason to feel good, bad or somewhere in between, you move away from love/fun to a place of fear.
That’s not a good look.
Because even if you make millions or billions of dollars, with this outcomes-driven, fear-based energy within you, you never genuinely enjoy the profits because deep down, you fear losing the profits. The terror of losing everything drives you.
Meanwhile, if you do things predominantly from a place of love and fun, whether you have 14 cents or 14 million dollars, you won’t fear losing the money and of course, you will in almost all cases make more and more and more money because once you largely let go the fear-driven feelings of scarcity and loss you will always have enough money and more, and more and more because money and fame and all the clippings make a beeline for someone who doesn’t focus on money and fame and the clippings, and who fears not losing any of these things.
Do you follow these tips?
Do you address blogging profit loss from the inside-out?
Do you try to work harder or take the easier way, which involves feeling your fears and returning to having fun, to let go your fear of losing blogging profits?
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