Blogging presents us with awesome opportunities.
For many, it represents the potential for freedom. There are countless stories of people who have used blogging to free themselves from the shackles of traditional employment.
I happen to be one such person – I was first able to quit my job through freelance blogging, and I now run a successful blog article writing business and generate ‘passive’ income through Leaving Work Behind and its associated products.
However, these opportunities are not open to everyone. There are many out there who have the passion and motivation to create a blog, but simply don’t know how. They feel that they lack the technical chops to set a blog up and get it working in the way they would like.
And while there are endless resources relating to the creative side of blogging (my clear favorite being How to Start a Blog That Matters over at Fizzle), I see far less comprehensive technical help available for complete beginners.
To clarify that point, while there are plenty of technical blogging tutorials spread across the web, I’ve never found a free blogging course that does a great job in showing a complete blogging newbie how to get their blog set up in the way they would like – covering everything from design to functionality and beyond.
So I decided to create that course myself.
It’s been nearly two years in the making, and I think you’re going to love it. Read on to discover how I’m giving you the opportunity to gain exclusive early access to the course along with personal coaching – completely free of charge. Keep Reading
Tom: This is a guest post by Jeremy Montoya. As the co-host of The Final Clock Out Podcast and creator of While You’re Sleeping, Jeremy’s passion is helping entrepreneurs get clear about their life mission and purpose.
What were you meant to bring to this world?
Is it to make money? Work?
There are 101 ways to help supplement the need from job-income… eBay, freelancing, mowing lawns, you name it.
However, if your mission is anything like mine, you want to build something that not only puts food on the table, but brings you happiness and sparks a fire inside of you.
How do you light that fire that will spring you out of bed in the morning?
You can search high and low, or you can join me in what I call the Playground Principle for getting clear about your future.
More on that in a moment. Keep Reading
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Sir Ranulph Fiennes – the world’s greatest living explorer.
Most of what he had to say was biographical. He talked about some of the more memorable expeditions he has undertaken during his decades-long career, as well as his time serving in the British Army.
Having read his autobiography, I was already familiar with the stories, but it was still fantastic to hear them from his mouth.
However, it was his answer to a question from the audience in the final few minutes of his talk that really caught my attention. That question was perhaps the one I would’ve most liked to ask him: “How did you motivate yourself, and stay motivated, in order to undertake and complete your expeditions?”
In this post I want to share his answer, as I think it holds the key to near-limitless motivation for many of us. Keep Reading
If you’re a regular LWB reader and spend any time in our Community Forums, you will have discovered by now that Fizzle is a hot topic within our community.
We once had an informal poll/discussion with regards to some of the best online business resources and Fizzle was mentioned many times over. Tom even wrote a a post telling you all about its features!
So, I won’t spend time covering things that Tom already has in this post, but what I will do is give you my insider account of the Fizzle experience and the benefits I have gained from my membership there.
If you are interested in building an online business and leaving work behind then you need to keep reading!
Alternatively, if you want to check Fizzle out straight away, get your first month’s membership for just $1 here. Keep Reading
Registration for Paid to Blog Jobs (beta) – my membership site for freelance bloggers – first opened back in April.
The doors were shut soon thereafter, but not before over 70 people took advantage of an exclusive pre-launch lifetime discount by registering.
Since that time, my team and I have been gathering feedback from beta members and working hard to make Paid to Blog Jobs an even better resource.
Today marks the culmination of that work, as I am delighted to announce that we are running a second beta pre-launch, effective immediately. That’s right, the doors are open right now – for a limited time only – so if you want to grab your Paid to Blog Jobs member, get to it!
If you’d like to know more first, read on to discover what we have done with Paid to Blog Jobs since we first launched it back in April. Keep Reading