Day 14: What are two key ways you could use the habits of a millionaire to monetize your blog in the next month?
When I think “millionaire” I’d like to think Warren Buffet or someone of old money, but really I think of the people I look up to. Since there is no “old money” in my family, I look up to people like Katy Perry. Well, she’s probably the only millionaire I LOOK UP TO… because I usually hold people in high regard based on their artistic merit, and people might fight me on it, but she is a very talented woman and I do admire her. If I want to monetize my blog, I’ve got to keep it as a driving force in my writing. That’s it. Do it. Just do it. This post in itself is a very stern reminder that I’m not allowing my writing to take precedent in my life. NOW’S THE TIME.
Day 15 Question: What would the purpose of your email/ newsletter be if you had one? How often would you like to send it and what type of content and value would you provide to readers?
If I had an email or a newsletter or an email newsletter, I’d probably use it to send out some sort of snarky word or phrase or quote of the day. People are always looking for inspirational quotes and I could name a million blogs that send out Bible verses or suggestions on books to read. But I want to start finding the most obscure snarky things (that also have a meaning behind them… SOMETIMES) and just send that out with a little photograph to make people laugh or egg them on. It’s always fun to illicit a response out of people.
Day 16 Question: How will you build a team around your vision and work smart instead of hard?
I don’t know that I even envisioned my blog or myself to have a team really. But if I were to build a team around my vision, I would tell people to banter in the office. Some of the best work comes to you when you’re making fun of a coworker (in a non-HR-inducing way, right?), or ordering the most obscure things on a Chinese takeout menu at lunch time. Going on walks together and eating meals and having fun outings. Taking a time out to play a game or go on a run for cupcakes. When you’re living… that’s when the best ideas come to you. Not while you’re bottled up in front of a computer, being told to HUSH and having your social media and phone time limited by your boss. I’ve worked places where I would maybe spend about an hour a day on actual work in between brainstorming sessions and surfing the internet. But that’s when the work is quality. And I believe in that.