It was a balmy day in late March in 2009. I was sitting in my modest Rio de Janeiro apartment about a block away from the famous Copacabana beach. I had just come from my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practice after taking a quick dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
I sat down and thought of what to do next. I looked at the time. It was too early for dinner at my favorite churruscaría and definitely too early to go out to my favorite bar. I made myself a cup of delicious Brazilian coffee, placed the chair next to the table, and opened my laptop. I launched a text editor and began writing.
About an hour or two later, the article was finished. It was about Brazil. I pressed ‘Publish’ and moments later it was accessible to the entire world. I still remember that day like it was yesterday.
And, indeed, it was a very special day because it was the start of something amazing that would continue for the next 8 years. In fact, my desire to write and create has only increased to a point that I don’t ever see myself stopping—ever. What I do truly matters to me (unlike my soulless cubicle job), so I will probably continue to do it for the rest of my life (or as long as I can physically think and write).
Even if I didn’t make any money from this blog, I enjoy it so much that I would continue doing it as a hobby. That’s because little did I know at the time, I wasn’t just starting some blog, I was creating my personal content and marketing platform. And I would be marketing to the world the greatest product ever: me. Not only did it allow me to fund my modest lifestyle by monetizing my experience and knowledge with various products, but it also allowed me to meet and connect with all kinds of people, people that I would’ve otherwise never meet.
Without a single shadow of a doubt, starting this blog was the absolute best thing I’d ever done in my life. It changed everything.
Many people say that bloggers don’t make money. They’re both right and wrong. In order to make money, you need to sell something. But when you’re blogging, you’re effectively doing two things simultaneously: you’re building your brand/product (your thoughts and ideas) and marketing it to the world. A blog has one purpose and one purpose only: to tell the world something interesting and useful. It’s to create awareness around your thoughts and ideas. Think of a blog is your own personal newspaper where you can market anything you want to anyone you want. The sky’s the limit.
The majority of blogs fail
The sad fact is that 99.99% of the blogs fail. Chiefly because those blogs just don’t matter and don’t make any impact. For a blog to succeed, you need to know what you’re doing. That takes lots of time and effort. Until you get there, you’re basically operating in the blind, trying different things without a clue of your true goals and objectives. There’s definitely an easier way.
Experience you can use
I’ve been blogging for over 8 years. Throughout this time, my work has been features in Business Insider, Return of Kings (I was personally interviewed there 3 times), and other respected publications. After constantly getting asked for tips and advice on blogging, I decided to package all my knowledge into a very comprehensive course. It’s the most comprehensive course I’ve done so far, much more comprehensive than my other courses.
The Build A Blog That Matters Course
Build A Blog That Matters is a high-quality video course that contains 50 lessons packed into 16 modules, which, combined, give you almost 4 hours of actionable information. It covers every aspect of building the greatest blog in the world. And we’re not just talking about the “philosophical” ramblings. We’re talking about real, actionable advice that actually works. The course is nearly 4 hours of high-quality video containing 50 lessons, which is split into the following 16 modules:
- The power of blogging
- The types of blogs
- Polarization II
- The Structure
- Content Ideas
- The hook and punchline
- The Writing Process
- Marketing: General
- Marketing: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Marketing: Social Media (SMM)
- Monetizing your blog
- 10 Crucial But Simple Mistakes People Make That Will Absolutely Destroy Your Blog
- Final thoughts and a special gift to you
All in all, you get nearly 4 hours of high quality video content that walks you through an entire process of building a blog that actually matters. There’s no fillers or philosophical rambling. Just the complete instructions of building a truly amazing personal content marketing platform.
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James Maverick used to work in a cubicle as a code monkey in Silicon Valley. Then, in 2007, he quit his job and a one-way ticket to Brazil. Ever since, he continued to travel, visiting over 85 countries and living in more than a dozen of them. He loved his location-independent lifestyle and has no plans to live in America.