How to Think Like a Successful Blogger

I started blogging in 2005, when my first goal was to make $33 a day.  It took me over 2 years to become a 6 figure blogger and when I hit that mark, my next goal was to hit 6 figures a month and go on a hiatus.  About 3 years ago, I was coming up on that goal and I decided I had earned my hiatus- I did what many of you have told me you would do;  I went on an extended vacation!  I gave myself a year to travel the world, spend whatever I wanted, and do whatever I wanted.  I have photos of me riding a camel next to Harry Dent in Egypt, watching the Australian Grand Prix from the garage of the Pramac team, and lunching on the Nile in a falluca (how do you spell falluca? why doesn’t WordPress have spell check yet?) courtesy of Tony Robbins.  I took private jets, private helicopters and limousines.  I drank warm wine in Dubai, shopped in London, and spent a month on Tony’s island in Fiji before touring Australia… and then I rented a summer castle on the coast of California.  That one year hiatus, turned into 3, and it has been the most amazing time of my life… and the most eye-opening, with insights as to why I was able to work for such a short spell, and automate a system that has made me millions while I continued to travel the world.

My biggest revelation was realizing the real reasons I became so successful.  It’s not because I mastered complex blogging strategies, and it’s certainly not because I know more than God and Google about the internet.  It’s simple;  I have a specific set of belief systems that lead me to some very impressive results, and I don’t just mean financial.  It’s the way I approach blogging and internet marketing that is the real magic and it’s really all you need to be a successful blogger yourself.My top 3 Beliefs that Make me a Successful, 7 Figure Blogger

1.  Goals are a necessity.

At least once a day, I think about the type of life I want, and then I set a monetary number that I would need to have that lifestyle.  Back when I started, that number started at $33 a day, enough to cover my rent (I was living in Puerto Vallarta at the time, rent was cheap)  Now, that number is over $1,000,000 a month. Every time I hit a goal, I raise the bar.  I always make sure my goals are positive, and I repeat them as often as possible to stay focused.

2.  It’s all about serving.

My 80/20 principle:  I believe it’s 80% about serving and adding value, 20% about making money.  This is my magic formula for making easy money blogging while feeling that warm tingle, knowing you are helping millions… and the latter becomes more fulfilling than the money.   When you really understand what your readers want and need, everything becomes easy; quality content flows causing raving fans to increase… and they’re eager to buy or subscribe because they know your intentions are genuine and you would ONLY offer something that would truly serve them.  This principle alone is without a doubt, the most important blogging strategy I could ever offer.

3.  There’s always a way.

how-to-bloggerOne of the great things about blogging, is that there really is always a way to make something work.  Earlier today, I modified 3 WordPress plugins to make my blog do something after realizing there wasn’t already a plugin to do that.  When I realized the plugin didn’t exist, I didn’t say, “oh, damn, there’s no plugin for that” and give up.  I asked myself, “Ok, no plugin exists so how I can I make this work anyway?”  WHEN you hit a road block, don’t stop and don’t turn, go right over the fricking thing!  Get in the habit of asking the question;  “How can I make this work anyway?”  There is ALWAYS a way.

These are just a few of my basic principles that have served me well.  I have been asked to write a book covering this topic and believe me, I could write pages.  So, until I have that “how to think like a successful blogger” book out, I recommend applying these principles to your own blogging strategies to get started.  Feel free to let me know how they are working out for you and as usual, feel free to ask questions below- always happy to answer comments or email.

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”  -Albert Einstein

Happy Blogging!

Fun with webinars and Advertiser360

I just completed a webinar interview with the founder of Advertiser 360, Peter Nguyen.  Peter also happens to be a good friend and one of the most solidly brilliant internet entrepreneurs I have ever known.  You thought I was brilliant? Meet Peter Nguyen- the man who can turn anything into a mathematical formula (and understand it), the man who has watched every documentary on Netflix, the man who will undoubtedly appear as a tight-lipped, hard working scientist in Despicable Me 2.  No wonder the ivy league is teaching his course in the classrooms, right?

Really, it was my absolute pleasure to speak with Peter and his A360 members.  Not only because Advertiser 360 is one of the few internet marketing courses that I would ever endorse, but also because it made me that much more excited to be working on a blogging course with Peter and his team.  I don’t know what it will be called, I don’t know what the cover of the book will look like, and I have no idea how I’m going to deal with having to actually work in an office to get this done… but I do know, this is going to be an exceptional course that will be very generous with my 7 figure blogging strategies.

If you’re not an Advertiser 360 member yet, I would highly recommend taking a look at the site (Advertiser360.com) and deciding if it’s right for you.  If you’re interested in the blogging course, then by all means subscribe to the blog, email list, or contact me directly because I won’t be using the bat signal… this time!

11-11-11, Starting a New Blog

It’s time for a new chapter in my blogging life.  Most of you know me from Real Blogging Tips, or RBT, where I shared a number of my more advanced blogging strategies on making money with a blog– strategies that have helped me to earn millions of dollars blogging.  Most of these posts were in direct response to questions and inquiries from friends and entrepreneurs wanting to know specifics on how to blog.  Well, those questions are growing- my inbox is full of thousands of “Please help me learn how to blog!” emails from friends and strangers and I have realized it’s time to share more of what I have learned about blogging- not just on making money with a blog but also on blogger leadership, blogging ethics and etiquette, gratitude blogging (I’m inventing this one) and so much more from my own perspectives on blogging.  Blogging isn’t just about writing for money- it’s a lifestyle… and it’s a great one!

So, here we go- I’m letting go of Real Blogging Tips and starting Blog Brilliant.

If you are looking for my blogging course, you can find that at BrilliantEtc.com along with some great upcoming resources for the online entrepreneur.

Happy blogging!
– Jeni Larson Hott, aka brilliantjeni

What is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology, also known as nanotech, refers to a field of science involving the control of matter on an molecular and atomic scale.  While nanotechnology is considered a diverse and multidisciplinary field of science, much of the newer approaches to physics including molecular self assembly, developing new materials nanoscale dimensions.  Nanotechnology brings discussion on whether or not scientists can directly control matter on the atomic scale.

The future of nanotechnology brings much controversy, but also raises interest in its future innovations in medicine, electronics, and even energy production.  Nanotechnology also raises issues, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials and their possible effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various “end of the world” theories.  These concerns have lead to much discussion and debate amongst advocacy groups and politicians on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted or even essential.