There are often days when no matter how hard you think of something to write about, nothing seems to flow out or the cranial juices of any possible use. In these cases, sometimes inspiration needs to come from outside our sphere of thinking.
Or on a more mundane and down to earth level, its always a good idea to get out and read some other blogs. There are quite a few to choose from these days!
I often find there is one or two really inspiring posts out there at any given time that really put some zest back into my trains of thought so even when there appears on the surface nothing of any consequence to write about, something inspiring comes from out of the cyber-ether!
For this post then, the message to you in your quest to improve the traffic to your blog, to monetize it, to interest your reader enough that they will want to return often to see what else you’re going to write about is essentially this: If you can’t think of something to write about someone else will have written something that will give you an idea.
A spark is all it takes and you’re off again, clacking away at the keyboard with furious determination and purpose. The most important thing is to keep writing. It’s not ok to leave gaps of a few days at a time because no one wants to come and read what they’ve already read – they want new, inspiring and thought provoking content.
It just might be that your next visitor is in exactly the same boat you were in before you found your inspiration elsewhere and is looking for some inspiration of his or her own! Imagine if they found your blog just after you published a really inspiring piece and they were so glad they found your blog, they not only bookmarked it for future reference, but even included a reference to your blog (with a link, even) in their next post – the one you inspired!
That’s why you should keep at it, keep searching for more inspiration when it leaves you because it will return and keep your blog filled with new and refreshing work, which will in turn help to keep your bank balance healthy!
Never give up!
One Stop to Make Money
There’s a quiet revolution going on in a corner of the world wide web that can make money for its members without them having to do very much themselves.
If you are new to the business and are not sure which way to turn in order to make money online, there is one direction that you can turn to in order to turn your ideas into reality.
My One Stop is a membership site that delivers ready-made businesses in a box. I should know, as I’m one of the founding members of My One Stop.
It has helped my to kick-start my own online business with a ton of resources that are all free to members. The PLR articles that I have the right to offer as free giveaways on this blog come from My One Stop with some modification from me to retain their uniqueness. There are several PLR ebook packages that only members can get their hands on (for free of course) and rebrand as their own and make money from them by selling them online, through their sites or on eBay.
The good bit is that I’m easily making more than the monthly subscription by selling this stuff and every month they keep adding more PLR books, packages and software all free for members to use however they see fit.
Oh yes, there is also free web hosting thrown in with the membership, so I host one of my other sites there too, for free. I make money by selling other affiliate products from that site.
If you like the idea of affiliate programs, there one there too that will make you some nice residual income when you are a member.
Of course, if you’re not a member, you won’t be able to have any of these things.
That’s a shame.
To be honest, I don’t really want anyone else to join, because it’ll mean more competition for me.
Update 2008: I’m no longer a member of My One Stop as it seemed to dry up. That doesn’t mean you still should not check it out, as it may have got re-booted again and could even be a good money-spinner.