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Creating a money mindset for blogging- up leveling your blog income

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.

Related: How to reach your blogging goals in 2021.

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.

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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’

For example:

  • 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.

Related: What I wish I knew before I started blogging.

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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.

Related: How to manage a successful blog whilst working full-time.

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.

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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.

Related: How to look like a professional blogger from the beginning.

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.

The dream?

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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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Katie

    This is a great post – especially for someone who’s just starting out with trying to make some money through blogging. And, of course, I struggle with the limiting beliefs of thinking that I need to make money before spending money.

  2. Jamieadstories

    A great post! I need to take a leaf out of your book. The hard bit is knowing what to spend money on.

  3. Soffy

    This is so helpful and motivating thank you. I’ve only just started taking my blog seriously and excited to see where it takes me!

  4. Antonia

    This post is exactly what I needed. I want to make my blog my job and it is not going exactly how I want it to. I’ll definitely implement some of your tips.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  5. SIMONA

    This was a great post, as usual, Alicia – I will be doing the writing down of beliefs and see how I can turn them around for a positive outtake. Sometimes I feel like having positive people around you who make you feel like you can actually do this is very helpful. x

    1. Hi Simona, I totally agree, having positive people around really helps! I cannot wait to see you remove your limiting beliefs, you got this! Alicia

  6. Eri

    I loved this Alicia! I am working on my blog and honesty still try to figure some things out. When I started working from home due to covid I also decided that I want to do it for ever but to do it for myself.
    Thank you for this post. You share the right ideas for a great mindset while blogging!

    1. Hello Eri, thanks for checking out my post. I totally understand what you mean! You wanted to work from home! Thanks for commenting and happy blogging! Alicia

  7. This is a really interesting concept, one I admittedly haven’t looked into too much, so this was a good explainer/introduction to it. I can see how it has some really positive points; I think having several financial ‘tools’ in our belt is a good thing. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great post! It is amazing how much of an effect our mindset can have on our success. Thanks for sharing your tips for improving your mindset! I will definitely be using these!

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