Blogging is easy! Blogging is fun! Blogging is a great way to earn passive income!
Blogging is easy is misleading and passive income is kind of a fairy tale.
It’s not easy to build a money-making blog and if you aren’t working to maintain a successful blog, well, you won’t have much passive income for very long.
Don’t get me started on “passive income”…anyways…
Blogging is fun is mostly true, but it’s not always fun.
I’ve been on the roller coaster that comes with chasing pageviews to earn ad money.
I’ve also watched our 2,000+ members go through the drastic ups and downs of Pinterest changes and Google changes. It’s painful to watch and I know it’s painful to go through.
Imagine the frustration of working for months on end to make it into a premium ad network only to miss that 30-day pageviews requirement by a couple of thousand pageviews and then having to wait another 30 days.
And maybe another.
That feeling of knowing that you’re close to FINALLY making money with this thing that your friends and family aren’t sure about only to have that money slip through your fingers.
Every day of your analytics going up or down is jarring. Your mood becomes affected by it.
It’s really not a fun experience at all.
I understand why people quit, and in fact, I don’t understand why more don’t.
But here’s the thing…
I don’t want you to quit. I don’t want you to get whiplash from looking at Google Analytics.
I’m going to teach you how to build a blog that puts you in control of the money you make.
Not the ad companies. Not the Google. Not the Pinterest.
(Yes, I said “the Google” and “the Pinterest” on purpose because it sounds funnier.)
You’re going to treat your blog as a business and when business is open that means you should be trying to make money.
Do you know what sucks?
Being excited about your blog, telling your friends and family, and then having them ask how things are going months later and you just don’t want to talk about it.
It’s embarrassing. It’s devastating. It’s not how you want to feel.
You know my story now. At least I’m going to assume you do since you read the thing above.
I conquered the Keto niche and had all of the traffic and money I could have ever wanted ($180,000 in 7 months) from just ONE site.
I assumed I had nothing to worry about.
But Google and Pinterest made changes that pulled the rug right out from under me.
I could have fought my way back to the top of Google search results. I could have kept working at Pinterest.
But I knew I would be constantly waiting for the next algorithm change to hit and take it all away.
I didn’t want to live like that. I’d almost rather get a regular job than find myself trying to compete neck and neck with large media companies that have TEAMS dedicated to content creation and SEO.
I want a business that I’m in control of.
Where I don’t stress about how many people are coming to the site every day because I know that I’m doing the things that will make more and more of the right people come every single day.
I know this is what you want, too.
SEO and Pinterest are still part of the game plan. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to do both of those REALLY well.
In fact, I’ll show you how to get the most out of a number of different platforms.
But more importantly, I’m going to teach you how to build a business that is sustainable regardless of what Google and Pinterest do.
When I stopped focusing on ALL of the pageviews and started focusing on getting the right people to the site and onto my email list, I started to take control back.
And I started making money. It was like money was just attracted to me.
They believe that the first tier of earning money is to get enough pageviews to get into an ad network.
They believe that once they get there, then they’ll start thinking about affiliate sales and maybe even their own product.
There are two major problems with this thinking:
The idea of switching gears makes you panic because you have this ad money now and you want it to grow every month, right?
So while you know that it is smart to be thinking about creating some type of an offer, you’re also at the same time terrified of taking your eye off the ad money prize!
You’re chained to one revenue stream. You’re stuck no matter what else you try.
So I decided to flip it.
Rather than ads being your first goal, you should be thinking about how you can start to make money with every person that comes to your site the day that you launch it.
I am in no way saying that you should never try to put ads on your site. It’s nice money when you can get it and and I have nothing at all against it.
I have multiple blogs that are in AdThrive and I’m not complaining about the monthly paycheck!
What I’m saying is that if you want water, you shouldn’t have to wait 6 months until it rains. Go bring the water to you!
And what you’ll learn with Blog Simple Framework will get you there. I know this because I just spent 10 months testing all of it with our home decor site Bogoten.
I’m going to call out all of the big time bloggers right now that are telling you about the amazing traffic they are getting from Pinterest or from Google and offering to teach you how to do it just like they did.
There’s one problem with what they are telling you.
It doesn’t really work the same way anymore.
I don’t start or restart new businesses for fun (Ok, it’s a little bit fun), I do it to put ourselves (yep, the whole team has to restart with me) back in your shoes and make sure that what I am teaching you still works.
It’s why I have completely changed our approach to blogging.
As dreadful as the ups and downs of traffic are, it was relatively simple back in the day to get into a good ad network. It made perfect sense to then start up another site and get it into an ad network, too.
And then maybe another.
But Pinterest doesn’t work the same anymore. You don’t get the same traffic there. And Google takes months before you’ll start to see traffic.
That’s a good question.
But let me ask you another question first.
How do you create a blog that is flexible enough to allow you to make money with ads, affiliate marketing, services, or products? Or maybe all of them?!
That means a blog that gets a lot of traffic over time if you want it to and one that brings in the right people?
It’s possible and the Blog Simple Framework will show you how. The key is understanding what you want to do and what kind of content to create to make it happen.
This is a complete blogging system that will get you set up for gaining traffic month after month, selling affiliate products or your own offers, and building an audience that loves you.
Now, it’s quite possible to think that this must be pretty complex and that you will get overwhelmed. Nobody wants to buy a course only to feel like it’s too much for them.
If the goal is to build a successful blog then that means you need a lot of tiny wins along the way and that’s what the Blog Simple Framework will provide for you.
In fact, it’s just 6 modules.
We’ve created courses with 100s of lessons trying to be as thorough as possible.
With the Blog Simple Framework we’ve taken our knowledge of building successful blog businesses and distilled everything into the stuff that you need to know.
Let’s not pretend that you forking out money for a program that is going to help you build a successful blog isn’t exciting AND stressful.
The last thing you need to worry about is some crazy 14-day timer ticking over your head.
You’ll get a whole year to go through BSF, engage in the community, and most importantly build your successful blog.
If things don’t work out or you don’t like it, let me know and I’ll give you your money back.
Let dolphins jump through hoops.
You don’t need that.