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Starting a blog is hard.
Running a marathon is hard.
When I started this blog, I had no idea how much was involved.
I knew that I needed to invest in some coaching this time around. I’ve started blogs in the past but I had zero ideas what I was doing. ZERO. I figured I could bootstrap it and figure it out along the way. In some ways that is true but I am determined to make this blog work. I have a stronger vision and much bigger goals.
So, I bought coaching and it has helped me a ton.
Even with that said, I am still shocked and sometimes overwhelmed about how much there is to grow a profitable blog.
Pinterest to Freebies.
Opt-ins to Twitter.
Producing Products to E-mail marketing
The list goes on and on and on.
Once I got through the awesome course I bought, I realized how big the blogging world really was. Holy Moly Sweet Jesus.
How in the world will I learn all of this?
Here’s what I’m doing. I’ve taken a play from my son’s homeschool playbook.
EASY + 1
You can relate this to blogging or training to run a marathon .
Here’s how it works.
You see a project or massive goal that you want to attack. It is HUGE and honestly, quite overwhelming. How in the world will you ever get it done?
You are right. There is no way you can do this where you are right now.
But, you CAN do it by moving one step at a time and challenging yourself bit by bit.
The EASY in this formula is all the things you already know how to do.
It could be that you already know how to post basic blog articles or that you can walk a mile pretty easily.
Keep doing the easy things, putting one foot in front of the other.
But, doing the EASY things like posting basic blog articles and walking for a mile will not get you to a profitable blog or running a marathon.
You have to CHALLENGE yourself. That’s where the +1 comes in.
Don’t stay where you are. Do the easy and take it up a step.
Easy + 1 gets the job done.
Let’s look at a couple scenarios to drive this home.
You know how to post basic blog posts. By all means, keep putting out quality content on a regular basis.
Remember, bloggers are writers first.
Now start adding graphics that you created in places like PicMonkey or Canva .
Got the pictures under your belt? Can you make quality pictures quickly? Yes?
Now your Easy is a basic blog post with awesome graphics.
Add another tool to your “Awesome Profitable Blog” toolbelt.
Don’t stop there!
Keep making your basic blog posts with awesome graphics.
Then, start sharing those blog posts with awesome graphics in Facebook Groups.
To do that you need to figure out which groups are best for you and your niche, join them, and figure out the atmosphere in there. This will take some time. This is your next +1.
You will be creating basic blog posts with awesome graphics that you share in your favorite Facebook Groups.
Keep doing that, bit by bit, until you have a profitable blog.
Take the Easy and +1 it with each new and challenging step. You WILL get there.
You can only walk a mile at a time but you have this HUGE dream to run across a marathon finish line. (*author waving hand*)
It seems impossible right now. Well, that’s probably because it is impossible….where you are right now.
That’s okay. Don’t give up because it’s impossible now.
Keep doing your one-mile walk.
Then add another half mile. Do that till it’s easy. And repeat.
Start adding in small bursts of running. Do that till it’s easy.
Lengthen the small bursts of running. Do that till it’s easy.
Increase how far you run each day.
Next thing you know, you are running the marathon (26.2, BABY!!).
That wasn’t so hard, was it?
Okay, yes, it was hard but you tackled it the Easy + 1 way.
This is exactly how I am facing this massive world of profitable blogging AND running my first marathon.
I am not there yet but I am tackling each +1 and adding another tool to my toolbelt with each step.
This method really helps those feelings of being overwhelmed at conquering HUGE goals. Just focus on each new challenging step, step by step, and eventually, you’ll get there.
In the meantime, your job is to work with diligence and to always pursue that Easy + 1. Click To Tweet
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