Would you like to be able to make a million dollars blogging? Of course, you would. Although most of us blog in an effort to help others, money always enters the picture, in one form or another. We may want to make a few bucks via our affiliate advertising, by selling an ebook, to gain exposure and become a public speaker, or we may have another motive.
Which probloggers do you think have made a million dollars? Steve Pavlina? Darren Rowse? John Chow? Maybe a few I haven’t named, but I doubt there are very many individuals who have reached seven figures, blogging.
Do you honestly think you can make a million with a tip jar, Google AdSense, Chitka MiniMalls, ClinkBank, Link Share, Commission Junction, or TextLinkAds, just to name a few?
Is it time for you to quit blogging and make a million, by doing something else?
Last night I watched “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch, the renowned advertising guru. To quote his bio,
he implemented his “leaner, meaner, faster, smarter” philosophy to transform a small advertising shop into one of the nationâ€™s top 10 agencies. The $2.8 billion full-service agency has provided clients with strategic marketing programs that are intrusive, effective and talked about. Prestigious clients include GM, Johnson & Johnson, DirecTV, Novartis Worldwide, and IKEA.
Reread that, his advertising agency is worth $2.8 billion.
On the show (7/19/07), Donny Deutsch, spent the hour promoting struggling entrepreneurs. These individuals have great ideas, have done their business plans, have done marketing and sales on a small scale, but now want to get national and worldwide recognition. He offered advice to each person, and gave them hints as to what to do next. How cool is that? Donny Deutsch, giving you free advice, plus letting you promote your product on national tv. That would be like having Steve Pavlina, Darren Rowse or John Chow, leave a comment on my site, and then “showcase” my blogs, on their site.
“The Bid Idea” concluded the show with Kim Lavine, President and Founder of Green Daisy Inc. She has been nicknamed, “the Mommy Millionaire. Kim provided the audience with links to six websites that are paramount to up and coming entrepreneurs. Included in the list are SCORE, The US Patent Office, and TradeShowToday.
But….the most interesting link was www.GoDaddy.com .It was suggested that you build a website. How ironic. Us bloggers have already done that.
What I’m suggesting is, if you have a great idea, go with it. For starters, check out “The Big Idea” website. For motivation, read the stories of the entrepreneurs who have succeeded, as well as these new entrepreneurs, who are destined to be the next millionaires. Their stories are filled great tips. Learn from them, just as you’ve learned from your favorite probloggers. Take your idea to the next level.
If you’re blogging, you already have exposure. Get a business plan. Get a patent (if needed). Promote your product on your blog. Do what’s needed to get your product on the market. Do your homework. None of these individuals said it was easy. But, if you have an idea, and you have the belief and passion, you can succeed.
The show that aired on 7/19/07 highlighted six new ideas. They were:
Eve Alexander A manufacturer of maternity lingerie.
Chilly Jilly A shawl/sarong in a bag
iHearSafe earbuds To protect children’s ears from load music
Klip-Flops A “design your own” flip-flop
Send A Ball A gift and greeting all in one (a ball)
Vroom An “energy” candy
These are all great ideas. Each product has a large target market. These entrepreneurs all have the potential to make their first million, in a very short period of time.
My question to you is, “should you quit blogging, and follow your dream?” As a blogger, you’re part of the way there.
It’s all up to you.
Update: Due to the popularity of this post, I have also featured this subject on my second blog. In that post, I have included additional links and more information to consider, when setting up a business. It can be seen at:Observation Mountain.com