How To Blog Yourself To A Realistic Salary

I never thought I would be a writer. I never thought writing could pay bills. And I especially never thought my writing would pay my bills. But since 2011, I’ve produced over 600 articles and $1.5 million blogging.

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Now, I’m not here to convince you that you’re the next millionaire blogger. However, I am going to show you how possible it is to earn a realistic salary ($4,000-$6,000 per month) as a full-time blogger.

I know what you’re thinking, “how do you make money blogging?” To be honest, you don’t. The traditional income streams (think ads or paid posts) for bloggers are CRAP.

You see, blogging has nothing to do with making money, but blogging has everything to do with building an audience. The money is in the audience.

In this lesson, I will share how I’ve used my blog to build my audience and how I’ve created useful products to solve my audience’s problems. It’s this unique relationship of attracting people and solving their problems that allow average people to earn above-average salaries writing on the topics they love.

Step 1. It’s About Getting People To Fall In Love With You

Blogging falls in a category of story telling I call “persona marketing”. A strategy built on the idea that your personality is the heart of what you’re selling. With this, comes a completely different set of tactics and standards in comparison to traditional product marketing. When it comes to selling yourself… confidence, authenticity, and relationships become your go-to tools.

For me, it’s been an intentional journey of making friends with a million people. To share my family, struggles, lessons, ideas, and thoughts with those who follow me. And just like with any friendship, it’s my hope to add value to their life. The more this happens, the more loyalty occurs. And loyalty is the heart of a successful blogger.

Real Life Example: On my Instagram account, I do something a bit different than other users. Every post is a lesson. I actually call them #DaleyWisdom. Ultimately, it’s a collection of short teachings attached to a photo from my life. It’s a place to share my deepest thoughts and if you look at the comments, people really enjoy them.

While loyalty is the goal, it’s a slow burn. Falling in love with someone’s story requires history, variety, and well-rounded look at their life. In my experience, this meant producing an array of content from articles and short videos to podcasts and even books. It meant buying a nice camera to share my story with quality. It meant hiring a photographer a few times per year for new head shots, lifestyle photos, and visual aids to deepen the connection with my followers.

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Bottom line: You must build an audience BEFORE you build a product. People follow people, not blogs. You are the one worth following. Stepping into that reality takes time. Finding your online voice takes time. But the sooner you can leverage your blog as a platform to share your story in a useful and engaging manner, the sooner you’ll have a community of people who trust you. And when people trust you, they buy from you.

Step 2. Produce Lessons, Not Articles

The next step for turning your passion into a profession is to understand what makes compelling content. As we all know, the internet has no shortage of things to read. But it does have a shortage of things worth reading.

As someone aiming to build an audience, you must produce substance and meaning. Words that grow people. Lessons that are of such worth it is a shock to receive them at no cost. For me, I have have produced a personal promise that every word which leaves my body will educate, elevate, or enhance those who receive it. No social media post, no video, and no article is released without this intention.

Real Life Example: Here is one of my favorite lessons of all time.
4 Signs Of A Leader Worth Following

Package this discipline with consistency and say… 52 weeks, and you have a powerful recipe for building a loyal following.

Bottom Line: Every post should have a purpose. People are overwhelmed with the internet. They desire a voice to follow. Someone who is willing to share their journey and produce content that doesn’t add noise, but actually improves the lives of those who read it.

Step 3. Consistency Is Greater Than Frequency

You’re flying now. Let’s say you’ve built a strategy around your personality. People are falling in love with your story and you’re producing useful content that improves the lives of those who follow you.

Next is the grind. The nature of the internet is speed, consumption, and what’s next. And while you might be able to produce 3 lessons per week today, it’s unlikely you can hold that pace for over a year.

The trick to successful blogging is a commitment to a realistic number of posts per week.

For me, I post 1 article, 1 podcast, and 1 video. I also share this content through a weekly email and daily social media posts. For example, I send an email out every Wednesday or Thursday to my 40,000 subscribers, I post both old and new content on my Facebook page Monday-Saturday at 8am, 12pm, and 6pm, and I post to Instagram 6 days per week between 5-7pm. (Note: I also have scheduled postings on YouTube and Twitter that offer a more automated touch).

Bottom Line: Blogging without a commitment to a consistent content schedule doesn’t work. Start slow but never add something that can’t be sustained. Momentum requires regularity. You can’t build a friendship with a million people if they never know when to expect you.

Step 4. Solve Your Audience’s Problem

So here it is. You’ve finally spent a year building a loyal following with a community of people who love you. You’ve offered them value and you’ve been consistent. You’ve learned who they are, what posts perform best, what content drives the most engagement, and what they want more of. But most importantly, you’ve likely learned what you community cares about and where they need help.

This is your shot. Because you’ve built trust with your audience over a sustained period of time. Because they know you’re not a fly-by-night operation trying to sell them something just to turn a buck. You have power. You have trust.

The next step toward making a realistic salary as a blogger is to launch your first product. A product that solves the problems of your audience. It might be an e-book, a video course, a fashion guide, a life plan, a journal, creative stationary, a designer bag, or just some clever new invention.

Whatever it is, this is your big chance. This is your moment to add even more value to your audience. An opportunity bring them deeper into your community. And most importantly, a chance for your to make an income (that you’ve totally earned).

For me, I spent many years teaching people how to not only build the business they like, but the family they love. I wrote hundreds of articles on how to find a healthy work-life balance and how to build a business with integrity. After months of growing my audience, I recognized my their most pressing problem was not knowing how to start a business. They had great ideas. Tons of passion. The willingness to take a chance. They just felt intimidated to pull the trigger.

And that’s why I created my StartupCamp curriculum. A 12 month step-by-step video coaching course on how to launch a business. It’s beautifully designed, easy to follow, and over 1,000 students have now enrolled. You can learn more about it below.


Bottom Line: When you pair a loyal following with a good product you always get a profitable business. The journey to get here can be intimidating. I clearly understand that. But a year from now, you’ll wish you started today. And if you need help, I’m here for you.

Do you want to make an income as a blogger? What’s stopping you? Was any of this information helpful? Let me know in the comments below.

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Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge is the Founder of StartupCamp.com. He's also a keynote speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling book People Over Profit.

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  1. I recently began blogging but have been making youtube videos for over a year now. There is so much information out there about how to get more traffic and grow your channel/blog, but it’s all so BUSINESS based. I definitely think that is important, but there isn’t enough focus on actually being authentic and having the desire to connect with people. I absolutely love what you said about wanting to add value to people’s lives. That’s exactly what I want to do and with all the trends of having an online business it’s hard to remember that at times. Thank you for the refresher!

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  2. Alana says:

    Loved reading this…I’m intrigued, and nervous but would like to possibly start blogging. I’m very shy and private…and not sure where to even begin?? Any guidance would be a blessing.

    Thanks :))

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    • A great book called “Start With Why” explains that having a reason to do something motivates us to do it! So, just start, Alana! Decide WHY you’re writing a blog for yourself, and WHY you’re writing it for others. Who is it for? And then just go for it. 🙂

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  3. Stacy says:

    I started a private FB group for Moms with teenage daughters. It has been 2 years & the page is now up to 685 women from at least 10 different countries. It is fun to hear from a Mom in Australia who tells me same problems just around the world! What I have loved most is that these women get to see they are not alone on their journey & what they feel or what they are dealing with is normal & they are so grateful for this page. This was supposed to be a page to just come together as Mom’s but lately I have felt I would love to start a blog but trying to decide to keep it based on this page or this page plus some. So that is where I sit, wondering what direction to take this in! Your article is definitely helpful & gives me some things to think about!

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  4. Jessica says:

    Hey Dale, what are some of the blogs you read regularly?

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  5. Layla Colvin says:

    I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while. Wonderful info.

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  6. Can confirm.

    I started a blog 6 years ago and friends laughed at me when I said I’d make money doing it. When I made my first 5 cents on an ad, I was laughed at again: “Yeah right. Let us know when you make real money.”

    Now I bring in consistently about $11,000 per month, work 4-8 hours tops a week and spend the rest of the time with my wife and son.

    This is the gold rush of the modern age. Take advantage of it before technology changes and you can’t do it anymore.

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  7. #4 “Solve Your Audience’s Problem” is super important.

    Right now I’m working on #3, being consistent, I’m still trying to find my natural flow.

    I haven’t reached a full-time income from blogging yet. But I’m on my way!

    Thanks for the tips Dale 🙂

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  8. Rohit Malhotra says:

    Great article. It is important to solve the audience’s pain points. I have posted consistently over the past year or so and I have created courses to solve my audience’s pain points. Wish you luck!

    Rohit I Lifeselfmastery

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  9. This article was very helpful! I actually started a blog recently on google blogger just until I can’t save up the money to buy my own domain. I have also saved all my post so far on a back up drive. My question is , do you have to have a certain topic to stay focused on? I really love teaching people about taking care of their hair, healthy relationships and marriage, and raising children. I just don’t know what to focus on? Do you have any advice?

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    • Sounds like a lifestyle blog to me, Shayla! There’s a lot more room to sort of “venn diagram” and overlap your content on a lifestyle blog. The common denominators will be your personal voice in it, as well the the style of each blog as well as your images.

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  10. Dale, thank you for your inspiration and solid advice that makes sense and is attainable. I am a small business owner in Northern Canada and have been thinking about joining StartupCamp for a while. Is it a relevant course for someone who already has a business?

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    • Glad to hear that, Shannon!! StartupCamp can definitely be a beneficial course for someone with an existing business depending on the stage of growth they’re in. If you’re JUST starting out in most ways, StartupCamp will work magnificently. If you’re years into it and just want it to grow, I recommend getting some business consulting other using StartupCamp.

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  11. Tiffany says:

    Great article, Dale! In a world full of so many people claiming to be gurus and charging astronomical fees, you’re a breath of fresh air! Everything you write is so relatable. Do you teach blogging in startup camp?

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    • Thank you, Tiffany! Its so good to hear that encouragement. Yes, we talk a lot about blogging and online content in StartupCamp!

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  12. Amazing article Dale! Thanks.
    Just wanted you to point me to a website/article where I could figure out what to do next. I’m 19, just finished a year working at a school in New Zealand. I am from Zambia (Africa). So as you can tell opportunities in a third world country are slim and don’t pay much. I am really stuck as what to do, I don’t want to go to college and been researching courses I can do. I love writing, nutrition and helping others in their spiritual lives. (Connecting with Jesus). Could you help?

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    • I definitely think that online courses can be a great leg-up into the next level of your growth! If you love writing, find ways and blogs for whom to contribute! If you love nutrition, attend a class in person or online. Host some meaningful dialogue that also helps you network! And if you love being a guide through discipleship, read a few more books about it and get a few friends to join in! Bringing people into your learning might mean that you’re bringing an audience around your calling, the people you’re called to help. Find the people, learn how to be the best for them, and the career and passion will begin to blossom with momentum.

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  13. Jackie Rodriguez says:

    Just came across your Facebook page and website and Wow! Extremely helpful. Thank you so much for doing what you do. I’m starting to see how our gifting isn’t for us, its to bless someone else. So I thank you and your family for walking in your calling! It’s a blessing. This article definitely encouraged me to just do it and pull the trigger and not allow fear to stop me. God Bless!

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  14. Jackie says:

    Just came cross your Facebook page and caught my eye. Your site is Extremely helpful. Thank you so much for what you do. Definitely encouraged me to pull the trigger and just go for it. No fear! Just do it!

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  15. Thanks Dale.

    This is just what I needed to hear today. This is just what I am working to accomplish with much the same vision in mind. I post on Sundays and while I am still in the introduction phase, I am working toward building that audience at the above website. I have also started with a podcast and hooe to use video as well. I am still grasping instagram/tumblr and social media promotion. I am just beginning.

    This upcoming weekend I will be posting my vision and mission statements. This will include my values and my expectations for this platform. I decided to begin with no expectation for remuneration. I am expecting to eventually recieve my worth based on the value I provide to others.

    Any advice will be appreciated. For now I have downloaded your book and request your newsletters.

    Thank you again for this timely post.

    Robert J Horner
    DEN OF PRIDE

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    • I am so encouraged to hear that, Robert! Thank you so much for sharing it and I am glad you’re here with us. Just learning together!

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  16. Brandi Muras says:

    Thank you! I always enjoy your articles, post, etc… I am in the process of starting a blog and hope to gain a following. Great information!!!

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  17. Katie says:

    I loved this!! Lots of great tips! I’m so motivated and dream of being a blogger but I just can’t think of a “niche”, something that’s sustainable and I could go on and on about. I’ve done brainstorming sessions and am not having much luck. Any advice?! Thanks!

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    • If you want it to be sustainable, it has to come from you who you truly are! So, I’d sit down with others or shoot out some emails asking your close circle of friends and family what is unique about you. What do they love and value you for specifically (other than just being you.) That might help! And something to keep in mind—sometimes, you don’t know until you start. 🙂 You might learn your differentiator/niche as you go!

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  18. I have also developed an educational blog, but I am sorry to say that my visitors and followers are not what I expected, and just wondering what went wrong, and how to attract them. Now after going through your post, I realized my mistakes. I aim to do what you suggest to attract them. Thank you for your excellent tips, Dale.

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    • That’s awesome, Jessica! Glad you found some clarity here.

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  19. Katie Eichelberger says:

    This has been extremely helpful. I want to amp up my blog because the things I am passionate about need to be shared with others if they are of any importance to me. I love learning from others, so why not share m experiences as well? Now I know how. Thanks so much for sharing. Prime example. Sharing is caring. I struggle the most with consistency and learning to balance a full-time job and blogging my own personal experiences.

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    • Yep, those are both of the major downfalls for bloggers, Katie! I’m all too familiar with the struggle of consistency and balance. You can do it, though. Its possible, and its incredibly rewarding.

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  20. Julie says:

    I really want to start a blog and want some help on how to get started.

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    • Hey, Julie! Check out the other articles I’ve written on here (How to start a blog in 10 minutes, perhaps) and they might be able to get you started. Best of luck!

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  21. Stephanie Young says:

    Dale,
    Thank you for some great tips! I am in the process of starting a blog. I am finding my voice and want to know exactly what I want to say and share before kicking it off. That is taking some prayer and time, but it’s posts like yours that make me excited to try! It is so interesting that I started following you on Facebook a few months ago, and then realized that I went to high school with your wife! I certainly believe that this is a God thing. I just wanted to say hi and thank you.
    Blessings!

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    • Thanks so much for saying hello and reading along, Stephanie! Excited for you to start that blog. 🙂

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  22. Thanks so much! Great article and excited to have found you. (Thanks Pinterest) Easy to read articles with substance that works. Definitely hard to find. We live outside of Eugene and I work in Bend monthly. Love it there. Have a great night!

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  23. Carmen says:

    Hi Dale
    This is the first article of yours I have read and I really appreciate your sincerity! I have been working on launching my own blog after I found in interest in writing after I did a few blogs for SV Delos about my adventures sailing the Indian Ocean. It can be scary revealing myself and the intamicies of my life to the public at large. Thanks for the advice!!!

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  24. Le says:

    Hi Dale,
    I love your blog. I was wondering if you have ever written about creating your weekly newsletter. I feel like my blog has quality content and that is the next thing I need to add but I’m not sure how to format it or what to write.
    Thanks for all you do!
    Le
    http://www.momwithanasterisk.me

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  25. Naava Gladys says:

    Wow. Great advice. I love writing. Maybe I should give blogging a shot. Awww…part of me is excited another part of is scared. I’m starting to bite my nails…

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  26. Traci Petty says:

    Dale,

    This info is priceless ~ thanks. Although, I have no idea right now what my “product” would be! Is that something that I may discover as I blog and hone in on where my influence lies?

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  27. Loved this article!! Best blogging advise ever!! I love how you speak in simple terms that make sense and are so easy to follow.
    Thank you!!!!
    Veronica 🙂

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  28. This was a good reminder for most things in life: work hard, be real, be patient. I have a couple of more specific questions, though. What if I have already started a brand and selling some (be it a small amount) of product? Is it “too late” to start blogging now? My second question is what your opinions are on sponsored posts or product reviews in the earlier months of blogging? Is it wise to review items on a blog you use to promote your own products on?

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  29. Thanks for sharing this information, you’ve gained a loyal reader.

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  30. Joshua says:

    Hey mate! Your blogs are legendary! Love the read! I am not one to read long ended pieces, however you seem to always captivate my attention…and the best part is you write in layman terms which makes it so easy to understand. I do have a query though. I am not a big writer, however i am a deep thinker when it comes to deep seated issues that men nowadays do not want to confront! In saying this, is there hope for me? As in for someone who doesnt write a lot? I wish i could afford you starter kit but i think i need to save up first. If i had the cash, i would have already finished up the course by now!cheers again!!

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    • The more that I write the easier it flows. Being consistent is helpful for me to get write an article each week. I think you have what it takes. Plus you’ll never know if you never try.

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  31. I like how you hire a photographer a few times a year to take lifestyle photos. That’s a good idea.
    Also, right before I read this post, I wrote down a question I was going to ask the Facebook group: “Should I start blogging even though I haven’t decided on a product?” You answered it here. Thank you!

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  32. Such good content you got James. Thank you for that 🙂

    My blog is growing, and I think I got pretty good consistency in schedules for posting. I share my lifestyle of freedom and person growth for awakening outsiders on Instagram, but I need to be more regular there I think.

    On my blog, I wrote a post called “How to boost your blog writing using Evernote and CoSchedule”, where I tell people how I use an addon tool for Evernote, and share with CoSchedule. I also used to share on Facebook this way, but stopped and only do manual shares now.

    So my questions are, do you use any platform for sharing to your Facebook account/page or does that have a negative effect?

    Thank you, and all the best.

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  33. This was a great read! I am new to the blogging world but have been a writer my whole life. It seems you and I have a similar passion in sharing our life stories so that others may grow and learn from our experiences or even more simply to not feel alone in their struggles. I’d love to talk to you more on how to really get my blog where I want it and just maybe pick your brain a little. Hope to talk to you soon!

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  34. Always love reading your posts Dale! And this quote is oh.so.true “As we all know, the internet has no shortage of things to read. But it does have a shortage of things worth reading.”

    I’ve found that my best posts are those that solve my readers problems in a unique and practical way. My audience of mommies need a solution that is inexpensive and quick.

    It’s been a very exciting journey building an audience – which I agree with you, is so much more important than making a quick dollar. And besides, as a stay at home blogging mommy, the friendships I’m building are the most enjoyable part of this blogging journey.

    Thanks for the post! And your Instagram profile is beautiful! We have two little girls – so precious!

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  35. This is stellar, Dale. Thanks for writing. I have the same mindset about building a loyal audience. We must first provide value before trying to shove a product down their throat.

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  36. Holli says:

    Great article! Very concise and to the point. I think my biggest fear of starting a blog is if my writing is good enough. How do you know if a post is good or not and how did you gain confidence in your writing?

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    • Thanks Holli! Read other blogs. You should be able to get a gauge for how your writing stands up. The more you write the more you find your groove.

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  37. Very grounded and realistic advice here. Thank you Dale. I started my blog about 7 months ago and have only just started to see an increase in traffic. It has been largely through people on social media sharing my posts. I am though wondering why im seeing so little traffic from Google. Is this normal?

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  38. Josh Hicks says:

    Hi Dale,
    Thanks for the great article. I just discovered you recently. I have listened to almost all of your podcasts already. I have always dreamed of starting my own company. Thanks for providing so much inspiration and education! Josh

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  39. Dale!!! Thank you! so good to hear today:) I’m in module 7 and just finished the launch book and I’ve really seen this big picture play out. Its made me think on a whole different level than I did before;)

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  40. Such a great post! For me, one of the keys was just starting. I’m a planner and I thought that I needed to have the perfect plan and message before I began. I never had that plan, but something pushed me to just go. My message has evolved over time and things are starting to take shape. This would not be had I not started. I wish I would have had the guts to start 3 years earlier when I actually wanted to.

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  41. This information was extremely helpful to me as with one of your videos about the types of business people. I am an “unfinisher”. I have a ton of great ideas but challenged with follow through and completion. My goals are to finish those projects that are dear to me, chuck the rest, and be well on my way.

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  42. Lisania says:

    Hi there! I’m having a great time around here but bost I’m learning so much from you…thanks for sharing! I just have a quick question: Internet has bad people who are messing around like stalkers for instance….how you deal with all the trust and post issues you were talking about ? I don’t feel confident about posting every detail about my life….what can I do? Thank you

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  43. This is great advice, Dale. I love your perspective and practical guidance. My blog is about eight months old and I feel the slow burn for sure. But I what I really liked about this article is that you are realistic about building a loyal audience OVER A YEAR! I have read so many articles on how to get 10,000 subscribers in two days by researching keywords on topics that people are searching for already and it just feels so inauthentic and frankly, fraudulent! I want my blog to mean something and be valuable to my readers and that takes time, but it does feel really slow at times. I’m taking this advice to heart and encouraged that over time I can build something really special (and make money too!). Love your work, Dale! Thanks for consistently adding value!

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  44. Hi Dale!
    Love the article. I listened/watched your blogcamp webinar in the fall and have since started a blog! The webinar was a huge help!
    The question I have is in regards to how to create a following without just posting my articles on facebook, instagram & pinterest. I get a lot of great feedback but mainly from people I know. I want to take my blog further than just my circle of facebook friends/followers but I have no idea how to find the people!

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    • Love it Emily. The best shot is through a monthly ad budget. You need to get your articles in front of new people. I say $200 per month in Facebook ads with someone who knows what they’re doing.

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  45. Norm Dimick says:

    Excellent Dale. Thank you for sharing. You have an amazing Instagram presence. May I ask, how do you post to Instagram? Mobile device, Mac app?

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  46. Rissa Durham says:

    Hey man. I’ve been following you since I briefly met your wife at a hair salon in Riverside, and my good friend Dianna raved about Sevenly. Every time I see your posts on the startup camp I cringe about starting something of my own because I have no idea if I have what it takes, and how to justify spending money on it. Here’s real talk: I make about $1400-$2000 a month.. I have 80k in student loan debt from CBU, and some months can’t even make ends meet. I love writing. I love the idea of reaching people. And I know if I never change anything about how much I make, I can never even touch my principal balances on my loans be it for school, or my car. It genuinely KILLS me when I see your posts, I got to the point where I couldn’t even read the encouraging words in why you are promoting it. I don’t know how to get myself to jump in this. I justify it by saying God blessed you with this journey of making money with blogging and startups, but who’s to say it will work for me? Is it fear getting the better part of me? Is it self sabotage? Even as I write that, I can feel the walls and fear and it makes me want to cry. But I brush it off, just like I do every time I read your startup posts.

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    • Rebecca Halling says:

      Hi Rissa — in most cases that I’ve seen, it is self-doubt, not actual potential (or lack thereof), that holds someone back from their dreams. The fear of failure keeps them in a sinking boat… But you don’t have to go down with the ship. You can do much more than you realize, only catch is that you won’t know that until you step out of your comfort zone and start chasing that dream. 🙂

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  47. Dale I am always in awe of your ability to tie in your personal story, while producing such high-quality and helpful content. I struggle with the personal side of blogging, because I want to be helpful in a way that people feel empowered with information. I’m curious, when you create your articles, do you talk aloud as you type? Do you go back and take out some things about yourself that don’t really seem to fit? Do you start with your pondering and reflections, then figure out a way that can help your audience, or do you figure out what you want your audience to know, then inject your story after you get your main point across. I guess I’m just interested in the process on the creative end of crafting your posts and how you know it will resonate.

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  48. Jamison says:

    Great article, Dale. This tells it straight. So many “gurus” are trying to sell you something that “works for them.” There maybe some truth to what they sell but they’re trying to pull something. You tell it straight. I know what you’re selling and it’s authentic. There’s value in your words because you’ve been there before, several times. And you recognize that and don’t take it lightly. Nor do you throw that power around. That takes real integrity. Thank you for being a voice that we can trust and taking great care in what you say because of the influence that you have.

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    • I literally stumbled upon this Website via Pinterest and I agree with What you are saying Jamison!
      I literally read it twice. This post is worth a heck of a lot more than what many “Gurus” teach at a hefty price!
      I could feel the integrity of the author through out the post.

      So thank you Dale for this amazing article. I have been blogging for a while now and I can say you are spot on and then some. In the beginning I used to blog for the buck…In otherwords I didnt have a clue what I was doing and blogged to attract eyeballs to my affiliate products. I learnt with time and with investing in training that I was way off the mark. So I started writing for my audience. I even gave them a name for the woman and man who read my posts, I researched some more on what I wanted to achieve for them and how I would help them….Its been a slow but rewarding journey. And Guess what I started feeling the slow burn this January, one day I literally woke up and was simply blank…!

      fortunately I have a set of spare posts I have been writing and setting aside …because I didnt feel they were right for our audience at the time. I feel like you wrote this post for me…So let me just say Thank you Dale! I cant believe I had never come across your website!

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  49. Hey! Love the tips in this article. I’m curious how much you invest in “boosting” your posts on FB? Was this more necessary as you were building your audience and followers? I have 170 followers on FB and wanting this to grow a little faster than it is. A lot of advice out there is to invest in ads and to boost postings…just curious your thoughts!

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    • For me I only boost what is already performing well naturally. And I only do that one the second day. I spend typically between $5-$50.

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  50. Hi Dale,

    It is nice to read your thoughts… well I’m from Brazil and I just launched my blog yesterday, of course I have a long journey to follow. But I already started it.
    What you wrote is completly true and this is what I will do, build an audience and give a good content to them.

    Thanks for your thoughts…

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  51. Shanda Aguirre says:

    Great article, as always! Your advice is a goldmine! I sent you a quick text about this article.

    Reply

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