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And why wouldn’t you want to be a blogger?
It’s the best!
You get to be creative. And share your voice. You can interact with people who are interested in the same things you’re interested in.
You get to work from home.
Or the coffee shop.
Maybe even the beach.
You get to write.
Sometimes for clients.
They have businesses that need content. But no time, or not enough talent to write that content themselves.
Freelancers to the rescue!
. . .
But, What If You Want To Be A Blogger On Your Own Terms
Oh yeah! That’s the awesome-est, right?
To write about whatever you want to write about.
But beware… running your own blog is about more than just writing.
There are domain names… hosting… themes… plugins… autoresponders… security… etc.
Click this link to check out my Medium story “Blogging Is Hard” to see what I’m talking about.
Whoa! That’s a lot of non-writing chores for a person who just wants to write.
Talk about overwhelming!
Even though it’s a huge amount of work, you may want to take it on.
And eventually, you should.
But to get started…
To see if blogging is right for you…
Without having to deal with all that other stuff at first…
You could blog at medium.com.
Have you heard of it?
Go ahead. Click here to check it out. I’ll wait.
Ya back? Yay! What did you think?
Lots of different and interesting stuff, right?
And some not so fascinating things too, I know.
But that’s fair. Not every article is going to be exciting for every person.
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Medium Is A Paradise For Readers And Writers
If you’re a reader, there’s something for everyone. When I’m not careful, I can spend a fair amount of time there reading one interesting post after another.
And if you’re a writer, there’s no end to the topics you can publish and have readers enjoy your work.
They’ve got an appealing concept too.
Here’s the way it works…
Some of the stories are free for everyone to read. Other stories are for members only.
If you’re a free subscriber, you’ll still be able to read a few member-only stories each month. Right now that’s three stories.
After that, if you want to read a member story, you’ll see a short snippet. Then you’ll be asked to sign in or sign up to continue.
The good news is membership is only $5 per month. Easy on any budget.
The even better news is that they take those funds and distribute them to authors.
So with Medium, not only do you get to choose what you write… you can do it without the hassles of managing your own platform… AND you can make some money while you’re at it.
The exact amount paid each month is based on the amount of time readers spend on your member-only articles. The more time and engagement your stories inspire, the more $$ to you.
And I’m not talking pennies here. The top earners are making thousands of dollars each month.
Of course, to make that top earner money you still need to build an audience.
Oh boy, is Medium starting to sound overwhelming now too?
Not to worry. My friend Tom has created an online course that teaches you exactly how to be successful at blogging on Medium.
. . .
Introducing Medium Mastery
It’s called Medium Mastery and here’s the link to check it out.
In it, he teaches you everything about what works well on Medium.
From choosing your topics… to crafting great headlines… and writing viral posts.
All the way to how to grow your following and lots, lots more.
In fact, Module 5 is all bonus. It’s not even about Medium.
Yes, you can use the skills in Module 5 on Medium. But you can use these skills in a bazillion other places too. So it truly is a bonus.
I’ve taken this class and highly recommend it to anyone looking for this type of roadmap.
Learning all the tips, tactics and secrets will get you farther faster on the platform.
Full disclosure, that’s an affiliate link I just gave you.
So if you sign up, Tom will share a little bit of the tuition with me for sending you his way.
No worries though, it doesn’t cost you any extra. And it’s a great way for all of us to help each other out.
So do you still want to be a blogger?
Want to try it out without all of the work of having your own site? But still earn some money from your efforts?
Then Medium is the place to get started and Medium Mastery will help you be successful.
See you on Medium!
P.S. ~ Don’t forget to be awesome today! 😎❤️