Traction and Future of Blogs

Hello World,

I just wanted to list out few tips and tricks for bloggers who want to earn money from blogging. This may be useful information to you or you may already know this. But I thought I share anyways!

I think it goes without saying, if you are a new blogger, you shouldn’t go into writing with the idea that you will make money from it. It is a process. Blogging takes 2 to 3 years before you start making real money from it. You have to be consistent and you have to learn about SEO. You have to know how to get traction from different platfroms, Instagrm, TikTok, Pinterest, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. 

The initial step is to look up Google Ad Sense : https://www.google.com/adsense/start/ 

Google Ad Sense, will not earn you money right away. You have to meet a certain threshold to actually earn money. However, it’s a start and means. When you start growing your followers and readers, you will have people clicking on the ADs.

Blogging in a tradtional sense can be compared to Magazines. Yes! Managzines earn their bucks through sponsored Ads. Ads depends on traction and followers hence, the main thing is to creating a flow where you can find audiences.

  1. Success Tip – Write about things you are interested in and don’t follow trend! You have to create your own brand and niche. I like talking about Business/Motivation/Money and Finance and mental health. That’s what share my expertise on, on these blogs. If you follow trends that you are not interested in, then it would be a road to failure.

2. Succes Tip –  Answer a question! Everyone has an opinion. Simply sharing your opinon does not help anyone. In this blog, I am sharing your expectation and “how to” make money from blogging. I am answering a question some of you may have.

3. Success Tip –  Keep your blogs around one page, 1,500 words! TikTok and instagram stories, along with Amzon’s same day shipping has made our attention sapn smaller over the years. We don’t have patience to read an entire article. Keep it informative and short!

4. Success Tip – Be consistent and don’t stop writing! It takes 2 years+ for you to grow a blog and gain traction. 

Future 

Big one! How will blogging looking in the future and how to adapt to it?

You have to research on Voice key word search! Amazon Alexa and Google mini can answer everyone’s questions now! 51% of people use home voice control systems to answer very specific questions and how to’s so they don’t really need bloggers to answer their day to day questions.

However, things such as financial planning and advices on other subjects that require more indepth detail will be the trend for bloggers. Understanding what people are reading about will be the key to success in the future!

Hope that was helpful!

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Career lesson…

“People would actually rather work with someone who is incompetent and likable than competent and unlikable. Most people nod in agreement when they read this. It’s the unlikable people who form arguments in their head.

But there’s more. At work, if you are unlikable, people start thinking you are less competent. So stop thinking you can skate by on your genius IQ because you can’t. You need emotional intelligence as well. This situation is so pronounced that there are special-education classrooms rife with kids who could read when they were three. Social skills matter as much as intelligence when it comes to long-term success, even for the geniuses.”

Pandamic Planner – pick a skill to keep up

Hello World,

Did you get a chance to self reflect? I can tell you, it has made me realize the importance of goal setting. A lazy day seems just too long if I don’t have the planned out.

What have you learned through this pandamic? It has provided some of us abundance of time. Time that we would never have due to every day hustle and speed of light.

PLAN, PLAN, PLAN…

Planning has always been very important to my life. Did you know, you can actually minimize generic anxiety if you prepare and plan for the day or the event. Even if things don’t go according to plan, envisioning the day early helps you stay prepared and confident for anything that comes up.

Envisioning the future and planning it in your mind can help you stay prepared for any circumstances. Michael Phelps, American swimmer, Gold medalist in Olympics, practices envisioning as part of planning for his competitions.

I would like you do write down each morning the goals/small things you want to achieve that day. The things to note down can be as simple as doing the grocery today…write it down!!! In the end of the day, check off the goals you managed to complete.

Please don’t over do your planner and add 50 things and add unachievable goals, “buy a house”… this is not a goal for the day. You can say, “start looking for a house”. Break your goals down and write down the starting point of your over all goal.

All though there is abundance of time, people have found things to do… not only that, people have found ways to make money or invest in themselves. One of the major trends after the Pandamic is, “Tutoring online” or “learning online” according to Google trends.

FOLLOW TRENDS…

There are two types of people #boredinthehouse – Tiktok reference or people who are looking for opportunities to grow.

I always try to stay on top of trends using various social media platforms follow different news streams. One interesting thing I noticed is AI won’t be replacing our healthcare essential workers or delivery drivers any time soon.

We need essential workers during an outbreak as such and these jobs will always be in demand. Contradictory of what I have theorized in my MBA class by stating, self driving cars will take over in the near future. Maybe, they would but future isn’t so near.

If you are looking to make money, follow companies that are making money right now, e.g. Walmart, Amzon, and pharmaceutical companies.

It takes Money to make money…

It takes money to make money. To make money you need to be good at one or two things. In order to learn about that one or two skills, you need to research, find youtube materials, and read. Read about investments! Build a new skill. Be progressive minded!

Invest your money things that will generate money. For example, I have seen many content creators (tiktok: dlaofficial_ … follow me!) … as I was saying, a lot of content creators, join affiliate programs such as Amazon. They show off amazon products and get their followers to use the affiliate link which, helps them earn money.

This is the time to think about how to generate more than one income stream. Please share your ideas!! Keep me posted!

Take care!

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We are hitting Great Depression again…

Hello World,

Media always pursued us to buy more products when we do not need them. I was on Amazon and the current Canadian best sellers are Coffee, when it should be masks and all purpose cleaners.

When I am on TiKTok, I see a pattern of young “rich” people showing off their Gucci purses, Balenciaga shoes. That encourages our youth to make poor purchase decisions.

There is a digital #trend “I want it, I got it…” the video shows someone pointing out an expensive product such as a gucci purse or a belt. Then they show the people holding the item. This is great for digital presence for the person creating content and should be only taken as entertainment.

However, I am worried about people being encouraged by the trap of marketing at this time.

You all need to save money right now. Only spend on your essentials and save. You can look into your future investments that will return money. If prices fall in the house market, then do your research before you purchase.

Will you be able to rent the place out? If yes, then create that stream of income. Create different streams of income right now so you can survive through the recession that we are already in.

Invest in yourself. Learn a new skill! Look up new #hottopics. For example, we know now that health care and security/cybersecurity never goes out of fashion

Thank you,

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COVID – 19 – Give Back by Volunteering

Hello World,

I am not sponsored to say this, but leave all the conspiracy theories aside… People really need help at this time. I have been thinking of ways to give back and help people in need through out this pandamic.

Toronto Food Back requires donations to help with Covid – 19 respose.

The Daily Bread Food Back requires assitance.

The Friendly Neighbor Hotline requires volunteers.

Kids Help Line requires volunteers.

#Stitchforcorona requires volunteers.

Please follow this link to help people in your free time.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/04/volunteer-opportunities-toronto-covid-19/

Thank you,

Dla

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Stay at home Motivation

Hello World,

The stay at home transition has been tough for all even if you were a home body. A lot of you lost your jobs or are on temporary lay offs. This has caused unnecessary anxiety and pain.

It’s harder said then done, but change your mindset. Think about the opportunities you have that you did not in your daily busy “normal” life. For example, a lot of people are finally getting to spend a lot of time with their families. Some of you finally have the time to learn a new skill and get certified.

The world is your oyester. Be mindful of your pressense. Don’t let go or give up! Follow all the health tips, stay safe and take this time to develop your self further.

There will be all sorts of hiccups in life that you have to deal with yourself. Better way to look at this current hiccup is, everyone in the world is one unit and dealing with it.

My goals are self improvement related, both physical and mental. I am trying to learn new things daily, obtain new skills and become physically fit. I am holding myself accountable and completing my self improvement tasks daily. I want to come out of this as a stronger person. You can do it too!

I started waking up daily at 6:30 – 7 am. This has helped to gather my thoughts, have a bit of time before I get working. I use that time to think about my day and mentally prepare for it. I also fit in a fitness/workout session within that 2 hours frame before it is 9 am.

Always try to envision your future and plan for it mentally. Even jot down ideas if you can. This will help you stay prepared, even if it’s a little bit. You know what will happen and how you will handle it. Stay organized!

Thank you,

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What is your Online Digital Strategy?

Hello World,

I hope everyone is safe and healthy! What a time to live in right now!

Many of the small businesses are struggling and stocks are suffering. The best thing right now is real estate as there is less supply than demand due to low mortgage rate.

As Harvard Business Review reports, “When customers are separated from the work that’s being done behind the scenes to serve them, they appreciate the service less and then they value the service less.” Describe the steps you’re taking to mitigate risk and give them insight into the steps you’re taking to help the community.

That’s why small businesses should think about shifting their business online with a Digital strategy. The next generation has always shopped online. After the lockdown, digital sales have been grown twice.

As a business on a digital platform, you need to focus on consumer demand. First, what is trending, and will you be able to meet the demand due to influx of new consumers buying online.

Please let me know if you shifted your businesses online and what is your digital strategy?

Dla,

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