I love leveraging. Leveraging is one of the secrets to engineer a freeing life through blogging. Why blog unless you free yourself through the process?
One concept I discuss in my blogging course is leveraging. Being in many places at once by making impacts helps me be free through my blog.
But many bloggers foolishly ignore leveraging, leading to blogging burdens.
Think of it this way:
Right now, I am traveling. I will publish the post in a few hours to reach large, targeted audiences interested in my blogging tips, my eBooks, my courses and my various advertising services.
I am free to work when I want to work, where I want to work. No price tag on that. But even better; I designed my blog with passive income in mind. I can earn money through passive income channels around the clock. This is freedom. Make money blogging while you sleep, travel or create and connect with fellow bloggers. Bloggers want freedom more than anything else.
I make freedom my blogging intent. All I do through blogging accelerates that freedom because I generously help people, believe I am cared for and live a life of freedom.
Many bloggers sprint in the opposite direction; these bloggers take on and carry blogging burdens all day long. One example would be someone glued to their phone to check their email every 5 minutes daily. What type of life is that? Do you dream of checking email every 5 minutes of the blogging? Why take on that blogging burden? Why design your blogging campaign to be heavily attached to email, for scanning possible coaching and client work?
I have fun writing something reaching a huge group of targeted people. The burden blogger fears missing profits and wastes time checking, checking, checking, checking.
At the end of this trip, I will write 1-3 blog posts. At the end of this trip the phone email checker desperately or greedily checked email 20 times and did nothing useful or freeing for themselves and for their blogging readership.
Freedom versus Burden.
Think of various ways you can leverage your presence online.
Guest posting is a powerful way to leverage your presence because you reach large, targeted audiences in 20 minutes or less it takes to write and submit a 600-word blog post.
Genuine blog commenting leverages your presence a little bit. Write and publish posts to your blog, to leverage.
But do you know what is NOT leveraging?
Checking your email every 5 to 10 minutes to see what you may be missing. Are you a professional email checker? Great! You spend minutes to hours scanning email during a few weeks or months.
I spend the same time writing and publishing a high volume of blog posts that expands my presence silly. Freedom follows.
Think leveraging versus burdening yourself with silly, confining, blogging activities.
Ultimately though, do what feels fun to you. Patiently assess what feels like the easiest, smartest, sometimes uncomfortable path. Every blogger walks a different freeing path. Perhaps someone feels free freelancing, coaching or consulting, in order to trade time for money. Do that. Even if the strategy appears to be less freeing, trust your gut and take that journey now to honor your intuition. Eventually, like many other freelancers, coaches and consultants, you will likely gravitate toward a more passive income model.
Nobody feels entirely comfortable leveraging their presence because fear enters your mind from time to time. Simply think through your blogging campaign to better manage your energy and to blog from an intent of freedom versus burdens.
The most successful business ventures on earth form on a foundation of freedom.
Jeff Bezos built his net worth to $200 billion worth of passive income by leveraging the stuffing out of Amazon.
Imagine how many user reviews alone – via community content creation – drive traffic and revenue through Amazon? Leveraging!
Build your blogging campaign around the intent of freedom.
Think like a business owner. Even if you need to put in the work right now, at least you’ll leverage your presence, to experience greater freedom, down the road.
Work on your business to allow your blogging venture to make money for you around the clock, while you enjoy the freeing internet lifestyle.
Do not work in your business to tie yourself down to trading time for money.
Make freedom your predominant intent to enjoy the sugary sweet benefits of passive blogging income.
A Blogging Geek from Paradise.
Ryan Biddulph inspires bloggers with his 100 plus eBooks, courses, audiobooks and blog at Blogging From Paradise.