When I started my blogging journey 5 years ago I was not in a money mindset. My blog was my hobby and it never crossed my mind that I could create an income from my blog.
Fast forward to 2020, of course, the lockdown had hit and I started to work from home for my corporate job.
Then, a light bulb went off.
I wanted to work from home all the time, but for myself.
I started to venture out into the world of blogging and sadly, I didn’t make more than £30 each month.
Where was I going wrong?
My products were good, but something wasn’t working.
I didn’t create a money mindset for blogging.
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What is a money mindset?
A money mindset is removing limiting beliefs that you have about money. A money mindset is your mindset about saving, spending money and making money.
For example, if you believe that you can only make a limited amount of money within the year, this is a limiting belief.
Another example is that you believe you cannot afford something because it’s too much money.
So what is a money mindset when it comes to blogging?
A money mindset in blogging is opening your mind to the monetization opportunities and how you can go from making £30 a month from your blog to £3000.
How to create a money mindset in blogging
There are a number of things that you can do to improve your blogging money mindset. In this post, we will list the top 6 things to do right now.
Remove the limiting beliefs
Sometimes, you won’t realise that you have those limiting beliefs as they can be hidden within your subconscious.
How to find your money limiting beliefs:
Start by writing down things that you generally believe when it comes to money
Here are some examples to get started:
- I cannot afford to invest in my blog until I make money from my blog.
- Making money from my blog is too hard.
- I cannot make a full-time income from my blog until I have worked on it for 2 years.
Once you have everything noted down, the page may seem very negative.
Don’t worry, we are going to change that.
Related: My first blogging income report.
Access your behaviour when it comes to the limiting beliefs
How does it make you feel when you want to invest in your blog and won’t not can’t?
Write down all your thoughts and feelings that are linked to your limiting money beliefs. You’ll probably realise that they are again negative ideas.
Change the limiting beliefs
By this step, hopefully, you’ll be aware that you need to make a change. It’s time to adjust those limiting beliefs.
Find alternatives to your beliefs and create a new page of ‘New Beliefs’
- Old belief: I cannot make a full-time income from my blog.
- New belief: I can make a full-time income from my blog with hard work and dedication.
Invest in yourself and your blog
Invest in yourself.
If you don’t genuinely believe that you can make it, then you won’t.
If you don’t spend money on your blog because you don’t think you can make money from your blog, then you won’t.
Invest in your blog and yourself. It doesn’t have to be a £500 investment. You don’t want to put yourself in debt but instead of buying a coffee that day, keep that money and put it into advertising or a new WordPress theme.
No matter how little the investment, showing yourself that you believe in yourself is what will help you move from making £30 a month to hundreds per month.
Decide that you are going to be successful
Sounds so simple but you have to decide that you are going to be successful.
As we mentioned above, if you don’t tell yourself that you’re going to be successful then you won’t be.
Believe it yourself.
Things to do to help you believe you are going to be successful:
- Be committed to your blog. Treat it like a job.
- Start thinking positively about your blog. Don’t let a bad day or month on your analytics get you down.
- Learn from your mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes but learn from it’s important you learn from them.
Let go of blogging standards and focus on your goals
What worked for one person might not work for you. It’s important not to copy other people. Be original and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.
There are over 6 million blogs on the internet, which means you have to make yours stand out.
If you see a successful lifestyle blog and think, I have to do everything they are doing to become successful, it will never work.
Let go of all the blogging standards that you think matter and work on what you want to work on.
Once you peel away those standards and work on things you are truly passionate about, your income will skyrocket.
Know what your fears are and plan ahead
Everyone has fears.
It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Having blogging fears isn’t a bad thing but it’s important that you combat those fears ahead of time.
If you know that you’re scared of speaking to people, practice.
Write out all your fears and list ways that you can overcome them or even just deal with them throughout your blogging journey.
Recognise the problem and create a solution.
Show gratitude for what you have already built
If you’re making £20 or £2000, show gratitude. You have managed to make something from your blog and that is money that you never had before. No matter the amount.
Enjoy the success of making money from your blog because it’s not easy, therefore you should show yourself that you’re grateful.
Things you can do to show gratitude to yourself:
- Journal – write out all the things you are grateful for within your blogging career.
- Treat yourself – reward yourself for doing well.
- Practice self-care – if self-care is taking a bath, then do it!
- Take a short time off – everyone deserves a break.
How to create a money mindset for blogging
Having a money mindset for blogging is about up leveling your life. It’s about taking your blog to the next step.
To generate a full-time income from a blog and work freely.
How to achieve that dream?
Remove limiting beliefs that you can’t generate a full-time income.
Remember: You have to believe it otherwise how can it be true? Believe in yourself.
Let’s recap this post and the things you have to do after reading:
- Remove limiting beliefs. Write out all your beliefs and create positive and healthy alternatives.
- Invest in yourself and your blog. It’s a business so treat it like one.
- Believe in success. If you don’t believe, why would anyone else?
- Let go of the blogging standards that you think work.
- Know your fears and own them. Plan ahead.
- Show gratitude for what you have already created. It’s not about looking back but being grateful for what you currently have.
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