The big picture of the business of blogging

A few months ago I bought a membership in hopes to learn how I can make my dream come true.

My dream is to run a business online, work from home and be able to spend more time with my children. Almost, like a stay at home mom.


This is a lifelong dream of mine.
I always wanted to be a stay at home mom.

But my definition of a “stay at home mom” has evolved to “work from home while raising kids mom.”

Unfortunately, so far my dream has not come true.
I'm not complaining.
But I am factual and... for the most part, I don't give up on my dreams.

I don't have young children any more, my daughter is 21, and my son is 15, yet my dream of staying home with my children has not subsided.

So I wonder…
Why is it that I still have the drive to be home?

My meditations and contemplations revealed that my biggest drive is to be able to control my own time.

In other words, I'm looking for freedom…
True freedom.
If that even exists...

Let's put philosophy aside and see what true freedom for you is.
Not for me and not for your neighbor, but you.

Your friend living within a particular set of circumstances has a different meaning of freedom than you have…

What is freedom for you?

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How can you become a successful blogger the honest way

On my journey learning the business side of web existence I came across some shady business strategies. Learning to become a successful blogger the honest way was harder to discover, believe it or not!


What is the honest way you may ask? 


For me, it is creating a blog that is helpful for my audience and brings in an income because of it being a good source of information and services. It is that short and that simple. No frills.

What are the shady way I discovered?

 

There are many. To many and the bad news is that your, as well as my success is partially hindered by them.
I am not going to list them, you will come across them yourself. This blog is about the positive sides of our worldly existence.

The good news is, that by building your blog the honest way you will be very successful and your success will last. However, as always the honest way is harder and it will take you longer to build up a site and launch it.
The shady ways might bring you an income sooner, but the site will eventually fail due to the webs evolving nature.
To build an online business for the long run do it the honest way!

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CONTENT WRITING IS THE NUMBER ONE SKILL YOU HAVE TO MASTER

To create a successful online authority site

To create a website on a small budget, you have to learn to write, write well. A website is like your “brick and mortar” store’s display window, the shelves, the nick knack’s on your shelves, the decorations of your store, the products and most importantly your communication channel with your costumers.


What about the looks of your site?

The theme, the pictures create the first impressions but if the content is mediocre the real value is not there. Imagine a Pastry shop with a beautiful display, amazing looking sweets. You walk in because what you saw was pleasing and inviting. Your first impression of the sweets amazes you, so you buy three pastries. After your first bite, you are very disappointed. It is dry, too sweet, too buttery and the strawberry flavor is not there. Just the color of red. You taste the other one you bought hoping it will be better. It is as disappointing as the first one.  Will you come back to the store again? I would not!

The content of your site is the taste test of your visitors. If it does not deliver what they came for, they will not come back. Content is more important than looks.

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It’s time to learn how to set up and run a FaceBook Page

My journey is taking me to set up a Facebook business page. I have been on Facebook for years but I am not a fan of it and not a regular contributor. So this is new for me. I have mixed feelings and I am confused: What is the best way to be on Facebook?

Facebook when it appeared made sense to me. However, it grew into a giant business platform which bothered me as a user. Now I am in a situation where I have to choose a social platform to help me run a successful business. I am in a dilemma.

social media

The experts say that to run a successful business we need a presence on a social platform

Facebook is my choice. For now. Later maybe I switch to Instagram or Pinterest. Facebook seems to be more versatile than the other social platforms.

Experts say that the posts have to be valuable to the business. Make sense. However, if these posts would appear in the friends feed it could ruin my friendships.

Creating a FB Business page is easy, just follow directions on Facebook. The trick is to learn how to post and what to post. My understanding is that post should be natural and subject related. The more the better. They should provide an aha moment or an understanding or a link or testimonial or?

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9 steps I learned in two months time about online entrepreneurship

My most important lesson: I can do it!

I have been running an online business for 2 months!
Have I made money? Nope, not yet.
However, I am very good at building my business!
How do I know?
I know because I have not given up yet!
I know because I continue to learn about online business strategies.
I know because I implement what I learn.
I know because I have results. They are just not monetized yet.

internet building business blocks

 

My results:

2 blogs set up. Blogs are linked. Stats are showing daily visitors/readers: you! Visitor stats are steadily increasing. Aweber is set up for both blogs. Facebook pages are setup and linked to each blog. Facebook posts liked, new followers signed up.

I maintain weekly posts on both blogs and daily posts on both Facebook pages.
I signed up to become an affiliate with Amazon, Divi Theme, Nuk and set up a product page on one of my blogs.

I studied and continue to study daily about: Content writing for blogs, Keywords, SEO, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress theme customization, WordPress plugins, Stats, Aweber, Membership site building, Website building, Website setup and hosting, Affiliate marketing, Sales funnels, Split testing, Business mentors,  ext.

I now know what I need to know to run a successful business! Well, I don’t know all, but enough to be able to formulate a relatively complete picture. For me, this is a huge step as I am not lost anymore. I know what to do, now I just need to do it. And I am doing it. Daily.

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Day-dreaming Used to be my favorite past time –

- and all my dreams came true!

My teachers used to tell me that I dream too much. Instead, I should pay attention to their lessons and teachings.
Yes, it is true. I was not the best student. I could never care 100% about what they were teaching. My grades were B average.
Except for biology and chemistry. Somehow, that just stuck with me. Probably because I could dream with and within those subjects.

day time dreaming is the gateway to manifestation

 

My dreams were about life. What would I like to achieve-have-do in the upcoming years? Where would I be, what would I do in 2000? I dreamed of my Prince coming to find me on a white horse – sleeping with my beautiful daughter – playing with my handsome son –
living in my big house – sleeping in my big bed – driving my red car – strolling with my Saint Bernard pup –. cuddling with my Burmese cat -resting on a big white teddy bear ext

I always considered myself lucky

As life went on, I started noticing that one by one my dreams are coming true.
I live in a big house with my Prince who found me in a white car with my beautiful daughter, my handsome son, my St Bernard in heaven and 2 Burmese kitties. The white teddy bear on my big big bed.

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WWW. World Wide Web.

A new country of the future - or the present?

The web is the future. Everything will be happening with the aid of www. Business, health, self-help – it’s already all up there. The World Wide Web is changing how we think, act and live. This Web is reaching into the lives of every person. It’s the Web I desperately want to be part of.

www is the new country?

 

July 9th, 2017

A beautiful sunny Sunday free of New Jersey’s notorious summer humidity. It is hard to recall the details of the day but I remember one thing very clearly.

I’m in my garden tending the tomatoes. They grew too tall and they are falling all over. I am gardening this day changed my lifelistening to a lecture on YouTube via my phone. It’s over so I search for a new video. A lovely male voice starts talking about his young family and their lifestyle. It sounds so good that it makes me pause in my gardening and I look at the screen. As I watch I realize that it is an advertisement but I am hooked, I am watching it to the end. I click the ad link and get to the promotional site. I read it, like it and I sign up. And that changes my life in a profound way…

Today I am a proud member of the same group that lovely couple was advertising

SFM stands for six-figure mentors. It is an educational platform teaching me (and anybody else who signs up) how to become a successful online entrepreneur. Marketing, blogging, affiliate programs ext. This platform is my “dream come true”. I have been trying for years to put my physical therapy knowledge onto the web. The best is that I am part of a group that has one thing on their mind. How to help me succeed my way.

SFM is a very well thought-out platform, program, and community. It’s like a deep well, knowledge is endless and it’s never drying up. Every week I find something new, something extremely valuable. There is so much information, tools; a year would not be enough to learn it all.

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Why do I want to become an online entrepreneur?

A working mothers dream come true

In short: Help the world to see the importance of moms working from home. Mission: To change the “stay at home mom” phrase to “works from home mother”

 

 why work from home?

I wanted to be a “stay at home mom”. Desperately!!!

Have you ever dreamed of being a stay at home mom? Have you seen yourself in your dreams playing whole hardheartedly with your children? Have you heard in your dreams your babies happy laughter? I have. Many times. Oh, how I wished to stay home. My heart was aching every minute of every day I was away from my babies. Life, however, handed me a different game plan. I am a working mother, always was. The irony? I am so grateful, that I am a working mother. I have two lovely children, and they grew up very quickly. The past 21 years of motherhood flew by and I worked most of the time 2 jobs. It was hard, painful but fulfilling as well. I realized, after the initial pain of being away from my children, that if I would have stayed home I would have lost the pleasure of following my passion: teaching babies. So, most likely if I would have been a stay at home mom, I would be suffering from not fulfilling my passion. What a trap. Continue Reading

Understanding the business bloggers mindset

Why I did-not succeed with my blogs so far?

I have been trying to create a blog or website for the past 10 years. At least. I worked for moths at a stretch with no success. I was determined, I never really gave up, I tried over and over again. Still no results. Little did I know, I had the wrong mindset, approaching it wrong. Now I know I need to have the business bloggers mindset to succeed.

I was thinking about the blog, not about why I want a blog

Of course, I knew why I wanted to have a blog. I want to share my Pediatric Physical Therapy skill-sets and create an income for the time when I won’t be able to work as a physical therapist anymore. Lifting 10-15-year-old’s is hard labor. However, in the past, my focus was solely on building the blog to look this way and that way. So much so, that I learned website/ blog building super well, but never made it successful.

You create what you focus on!

Today I realize that my obsession with building a blog look a certain way was not a total waist. I am grateful that I know more about the technical side of website building. With today’s technology building this bog made me feel like I am a pro. This frees me to have a focus on building a successful blog!
I am learning about the importance of content, SEO, website optimization, social media integration, and marketing to mention a few.

 

If I blog and nobody ever sees it, I have achieved nothing

I set up at least 5 websites in the past and let them all parish. They were great looking sites, had good content but they were sitting on the 1010000th page on Google search. I knew marketing exists, but I always hated sales people and their tactics. I avoided marketing because I did not want to become a sleazy sales person. Despite my strong aversion of marketing and repeated failures of blog building the dream of running my own website never left me. It just got put on the back shelf.

I am grateful I never gave up!

That little voice, my intuition is a good friend of mine. I listen to it most of the time. It really knows how to achieve what I dream of! A few weeks ago, July 9th, 2017 to be exact it spoke to me again. An ad came up about a young couple working from their home raising their beautiful daughter together. Wow! Just what I dream of all my life! All my cells screamed to stop what I am doing and look into the offer.

SFM – It was The Six Figure Mentors who came to my rescue

I joined SFM: a teaching platform, a community of online marketers/affiliates and affiliate program. I joined them to learn how to make my blog to be an income source on the world wide web. Their program is one of a high quality with high commissions. It’s a great program because it not only teaches the technical aspects of marketing. SFM puts a great emphasis on establishing a new mindset. The mindset that can make me a great “sales person”, not a sleazy one! What a relief! I am grateful that I listened to my Intuition and I joined SFM! [eafl id=”973″ name=”SFM Post Why my blog are not successful?” text=”Here is a link”], check them out!

Without a mindset change, I will never make big money online or offline. Here is why:

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Let’s Dance!

and build a lucrative online presence

My dream to build a website sharing and teaching all that I learned in my 25+ years working with babies and parents is at least 10 years old. I have become computer savvy in my many attempts of fulfilling this dream.

dancing helps me creating this blog

Here I am again. I don’t give up! A new platform, a new approach, same big dream!

You can follow my steps, my achievements, my struggles of an online business building to help you along building your online business and fulfill your dream!

Let’s dance,
Agota from Babys Milestones