From the desk of Victor Pride, LLC
Subj: How to make a million dollars online
All I ever wanted was adventure, like Rambo.
I had no idea my venture to accommodate adventure would also make me a million dollars.
Let me start at the beginning though…
I started a blog so that I could have a way to travel the world, live free and have adventures like my hero Rambo.
I didn't know how it would work and I didn't know how I'd make money online from a blog.
All I knew was that if I put in as much time as it took, my wish to live free would be granted.
That was my complete business plan. You'll be happy to know that my business plan was foolproof and came true.
In that time, I made tons of money, I traveled the world for years, and now I live on the beach in Southern California and drive a nice BMW like a rich jerk.
I was able to do it all simply from this little thing called blogging, which is a very misunderstood weapon of business.
I think it was Drake who said “We started from the bottom, now we're here.” How did Drake do it? He did it via the power of words, just like I did it.
Don't you know what they say? They say the pen is mightier than the sword. The pen is mightier than the sword because people know to watch out for swords.
Words, however, catch people off-guard and hook them before they even know what happened.
Because words catch people off-guard, many people simply do not understand how powerful, and how profitable, a blog can be.
Joke's on them, but I'm not here to laugh about it. I'm here to tell you two things:
- Blogs can be very powerful because words are great weapons of business
- Blogs can be very profitable because words are great weapons of business
Keep this quiet, but I want to tell you a 3rd thing… Blogs keep you under the radar.
Blogs are extremely powerful and their power is hidden in plain sight because words are $ilent killer$.
No one understands how a blog makes money, therefore many people don't even believe a blog can make money, which is comical.
There is a gold rush happening right in front of your eyes and many people refuse to believe that there is any gold.
Instead of buying a shovel and getting to digging, they do nothing. Joke's on them, but that's good news for you.
Less people digging = M O R E G O L D F O R Y O U
I once said “common sense and a pair of eyes would lead one to believe that digital media is the future of media,” but I was wrong.
Blogs are not the future of media. Blogs are the right now of media.
Today, right now, internet is life. If you don't recognize it, you are living in the past.
Time to play catch-up…
13 REASONS YOU SHOULD START A BLOG AS A BUSINESS
Walk outside right now, take your eyes away from your smartphone and look around. What do you see?
Everyone is on their smart phone, looking at something on the internet. Everybody's eyes are glued to a screen.
Here's what you don't see… Someone created what those people are looking at.
Those eyes glued to the screen = money for whoever created what they are looking at.
Whoever created what they are looking at is getting paid. Why don't you become the creator?
Here are 13 reasons you should consider starting a blog as a business…
1) You can actually make money from a blog
Remember William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper tycoon famous for yellow journalism? He got rich and famous from publishing newspapers that people read daily.
Remember Mark Zuckerberg? He got rich and famous from building a website that people visit daily.
What happens when you put them together? Words + Website (and a little business savvy) = Profit
It's laughable that people don't think there is money in blogging. Blogging as a business is simply content + sales, just like William Randolph Hearst's newspapers or Zuckerberg's Facebook.
Draw people in with words and then convert sales, it's as simple as that. (I didn't say it was easy to do, I said the method is simple and time-tested.)
What about just getting a job and working towards a rich retirement? In your gut, you already know that jobs are a waste of time to make big money LONG TERM.
We have all been led to believe that jobs are the way to make money, but look at the people who led us down that path. Where are they today? Are they rich and free or are they in debt and unhappy?
15 years ago people had to get jobs, there wasn't much of a choice. Today, internet is life and you have all the choice in the world.
You are on the internet right now reading this article. The richest people in the world today got rich because of the internet, for a good reason…
Job security doesn't exist. Smart employers will always try to automate your job.
Smart entrepreneurs like business to be automated because it is easier to automate than it is to pay a live person.
Speaking of automation…
2) Your blog income is automated income
I hear people use this phrase all of the time: Passive income. Sorry Charlie, but passive income is a dream of the stupid and the lazy.
Eliminate these P.O.S. words from your vocabulary (passive income) and replace them with these words: Active and automated income.
There is nothing passive about business. Business is active and if you are not active, it will pass you by.
However, when you do good work on a blog you will make money forever. You only have to do the work once, maintain the work, and you can have a lifetime income.
There isn't anything passive about it. It takes active work, but actively working on something you enjoy is the fun part.
Building the business is the fun part and seeing the money come in from your hard work is the rewarding part.
When you have a job you make only a set amount of money, no matter how hard you work or how well you do your job.
The opposite is true when you run a good blog or internet based business. Your blog income is directly tied to how hard and how well you do the work. If you do great work, you'll make great money.
There isn't a limit when it comes to making internet money. You decide how much you want, or need, to earn and then you do the work to make it happen.
Make the decision to earn more and you can, as long as you do the work. Produce great work to get paid great money.
Make something great = get paid. Do not forget this rule!
3) Your blog is literally the cheapest business you could start
To start blogging as a career only takes about $15. I started B&D with a $10 domain name and a couple bucks per month in web hosting fees.
That tiny amount of money turned into a million dollars in revenue. From $15 dollars to a million dollars. What other business can offer that kind of return?!
We are talking business of course, not hobby, but business! A blog can be a real business if you treat it like a real business.
All it costs to start your blog is a few dollars per month in hosting and a $10 domain name (actually, your domain name is free when you use Badnet so all it costs to start is a few bucks per month in hosting fees).
4) Your little blog has access to more customers than big stores do
You could get 10,000 people to show up to your blog every single day. Imagine trying to open a real store and getting 10,000 people to show up every day. Good luck.
Blogs put more eyes on you than any other possible business you could start. An online business is literally 10X more efficient than a physical store could ever be. Maybe 100X more efficient.
Online, there is no end to the amount of customers you can reach. Sky is the limit with traffic.
Not to mention, physical stores have a huge overhead. A blog has extremely low overhead, especially when the blog is new.
5) Your blog has access to worldwide customers
You can help a LOT of people with your blog, and they are not limited to living near you.
Anybody from Texas to Tanzania can find you. There is just no limit to the amount of people, or the location in which they are in, who can find you.
48% of my audience comes from the United States. The rest come from places like Canada, UK, Australia, India, Germany, Netherlands, Philippines, South Africa and even Nigeria.
What kind of physical store could access that many customers from so many worldwide locations?
The world is online and so is the money. Where people go, money follows.
6) With a blog business, YOU control how your time is spent
Running a blog will give you the time to do the things that matter and let you not do the things that don’t matter.
Being stuck in traffic everyday, taking orders from the boss, waiting on your paycheck (with taxes conveniently removed for you), asking permission to take your holiday is no way to go through life.
When you blog as a business, you can spend more time with family, spend less time with family, or spend more time traveling. You can spend more time doing anything you please.
I've spent time, and made money, from many different countries around the world. All I ever need is a laptop and an internet connection and I'm good to go (often I actually don't even need anything, as I make money whether I'm online or not).
Without a 9-5 noose around your neck you’re free to come and go and do as you please. I can spend a week at a beach in Cambodia, riding jet ski’s and getting tan, or I can spend a week in Santa Barbara.
Whatever I feel like doing, I do it. Wherever I feel like going, I go. Simple as that.
My lifestyle would be completely and utterly impossible if I had a boss and an office to report to. But I don't, because I'm in the blog business aka the business of freedom.
7) When you blog, you can work from anywhere
From Texas to Tanzania and everywhere in between, all you need to work is a wifi connection. (But you still need to treat it like a business and not like a hobby).
Again, no more getting up at the crack of dawn just to go sit in traffic and wait and wait. When you run an internet based business you can work from home, the local coffee shop, the library, or abroad.
Anywhere you have an internet connection is where you can work from. Say hello to sunny skies and goodbye to drab and lifeless grey offices.
8) Two words: SELF-OWNERSHIP
Most people aren't happy with their job/work life because most people have to censor themselves or risk getting fired. As a blog artist, you are free to live as yourself, as you wish to be.
When you blog as a business, you can live as yourself, not as a politically correct shell of yourself.
With a blog you can control your own reputation and you can become the authority/expert.
You can present your reputation on your blog too through high standards and how you conduct yourself rather than having your reputation decided by workmates.
9) Help others while you help yourself
Every day I get mail from around the world that says the same exact thing: Your blog changed my life. Guess what, blogs changed my life as well. Books are great, but blogs are the best.
Blogs offer up-to-date information, books are dated. The blog is my favorite thing to read, ever. The blog is the best you can ever get at both classic, timeless and reliable content mixed with up-to-the-minute insights, “unconventional” advice, which is the only kind that works and honest (yet sensational) content.
The blog is the best way to read and create words ever invented. I owe my life to blogging. Blogging is the best art platform ever invented in my opinion.
I don’t give a damn about books, I hustle up the books just to make sure I have a lifetime income. My one true and only love is the blog.
How gratifying is it to know that that which helps me also helps others? Try to answer that for yourself.
10) Anyone can start a blog, from teenager to senior citizen
The beauty of running an internet based business is that anyone with a computer and internet connection can do it. From teenager to senior citizen, white or black, disabled or able-bodied, the internet has no bias.
All are welcome and all can make money if they are willing to put in the effort and take action and, most importantly, do it consistently.
Not only anyone can, but everyone should. Most people have something that someone else will listen to (as most people's interests/desires etc. aren't that unique).
You just need to build the skills experience first.
I get this question all the time: How can I make money tomorrow? Here's the answer: You can't make money tomorrow.
Blogging is like any other business. You have to put in the time and learn before you can earn.
What you can do is put in the time, the effort and the work to get paid big a year from now.
11) A blog can be used as a journal to hold yourself accountable and to refine your message
It should go without saying, but it won’t – you need something to say. As a blog artist you should know who you are, know what you want to say, have a message or have a personality.
Blogging will help you develop and refine your message.
I cannot tell you what your message is, that’s up to you. If you don’t have a message, you will not make money by being yourself. Thankfully, the simple act of writing a blog post every day can help you develop your message and make it clear to you.
You are on the internet right now reading this article. Walk outside and look at what each person is doing. They are all glued to their smart phones.
They are all addicted to someone’s content. Why can’t it be your content that people are reading/watching/listening to?
You could be working instead of reading, but because you are reading instead of working I am making money and you aren’t. That can change though.
12) Blogging is an art, art is fulfillment of the soul
Running a blog is infinitely more fulfilling than being a corporate cog and taking orders from others.
Because a blog is an expression your soul, and expression is freedom.
13) You can own your own blog in 24 hours when you use Badnet
Starting a blog is beyond easy, just use Badnet.
The team at Badnet will start your blog for you, damn near for free. And you will OWN your blog, Badnet doesn't own anything.
To start website you must have a web-host, it's inescapable. We make our money directly from the web host we partner with, we don't ask for or take a single dime from you.
We don't take a bite out of you. We simply give, give and give to you.
What Badnet does, is give you a crazy amount of extras – and you only pay for web-hosting, which you would pay for anyway.
The #1 rule of B&D is: Make it EASY for the readers. That's what Badnet does for you…
Badnet makes it easy for you to start a blog
Badnet is easy for you, and Badnet is free. Badnet is the easiest way for you to set up a professional looking blog.
All you have to do is sign up, sit back, and let us do all the hard work for you. And guess what?
You can spend the extra time you’ll save not worrying about setting up your site to think of some great ideas to write about for your new blog.
You literally don't need to know anything technical to start your blog right now
The most common reason someone doesn't start a blog is because they lack the technical “know how”!
All you have to do is register for hosting at Bluehost and we'll handle the rest. I've created a no nonsense, no fluff, easy to digest bloggers set-up guide that anyone can follow. You write, we tech.
Here in Badland, we work all the time. There is no such thing as a day off in cyberspace.
We're experts at it so we can get it done faster and better than you can (and we don't charge) so let us do it for you.
While we're at it, we'll take care of a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff that you need to do but probably don't know how to do (or just don't want to do).
If you don't know how to install a WordPress blog (or just don't want to) – we'll just take care of the whole process for you.
You get a FREE domain name when you use Badnet
You will OWN your domain name. Badnet doesn't own anything.
For the first year of your website’s life, your domain is free. You sign up for a year, and it only costs you $3.49 per month for the first year (average hosting costs are normally $7 to $15 per month).
Do the math, that’s not a high price to pay for hosting. It’s only 13 cents a day!
As soon as you sign up for BADNET, our team gets right to work on setting up your website and making sure it is optimized for the best performance.
Within 24 hours of signing up, you’ll have WordPress installed on your page and everything you need to share your first blog post with the world.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a backend platform that makes blogging super, duper easy. WordPress is how basically every pro blogger in the world blogs.
It may sound daunting to learn something new, but with the Badnet package – it's easy. Guaranteed.
Badnet gives you 4 FREE blogging reports that show you how to make money from your blog
You get the Quick Start Guide to help you start your first blog. Plus you get three additional reports that cover the basics on how to build, manage, and monetize your blog.
- Quick-Start Guide: Creating Your First Blog Post
- How to Create the Perfect Blog Post
- Blogging for Profit 101
- The Tools of the Trade for a Pro Blogging Career
The reports even cover how to make your very first post.
We want to make starting a successful blog or website streamlined and easy for you. That’s why the Badnet team also installs 7 of the most useful plugins available for you.
Badnet installs the 7 most useful plugins for you (to keep your site safe)
We want to make starting a successful blog or website streamlined and easy for you. That’s why the BADNET team installs 7 of the most useful plugins available for you.
The plugins are current and tested tools to optimize your website as well as help with SEO, spam prevention, and more!
You get a 90 day money back guarantee from the web host, just in case
Not sure if a blog or website is for you? No problem. Your hosting plan with BlueHost is fully refundable for the first 90 days.
That should be plenty of time for you to figure out if you made the right choice, though we’re certain once you start building your vision of a great blog, you will not need a refund!
Can you use badnet to start a blog if you don't want to blog as a business?
Yes, you can. Many users have found Badnet to be useful for posting their photography, advertising their skills, or just simply as an elegant landing page with some contact info for potential clients or friends and family.
And there’s nothing about making a site with Badnet that’s specific to just web based businesses: you absolutely can also use Badnet to start a site for a brick-and-mortar business!
How do you start your Badnet blog in minutes?
These are literally the only 3 things you need to do to start your blog. It should take you less than 2 minutes of actual work to do them. Just follow the 3 steps listed below…
Step 1 – Pick a domain name for your blog. Your domain name will be free for the first year. Time: up to you.
Step 2 – Click on this link and purchase your basic web hosting package at BlueHost. Cost: as low as $3.95 per month (paid annually). Time: 1-2 minutes.
Step 3 – Click on this link and fill out this quick, easy & secure blog set-up request form – then hit “enter”. Cost: zero. Time: 20-30 seconds. You only have to enter 5 pieces of information and then you are done.
That’s it. Your 3 steps are done and your blog is in the works. It took you about 2 minutes of actual work and Badnet will do the rest.
After you complete the request form you will receive a complete, ready-to-go blog in less than 24 hours, even on weekends.
As you can see, starting a blog just makes sense.
We have all wanted to leave the rat race and get a bigger piece of the pie while not wasting our lives away behind a cubicle.
The one way that everyone in the world can make their own money and make their own schedule is by starting a blog.
Remember, there is no better time than RIGHT NOW. The first step is simply to take action.
Blogs are powerful, blogs are profitable, blogs are hidden in plain sight and blogs are still in the gold-rush stage.
Get in on the gold rush NOW because people still don't understand how powerful blogs can be.
But you understand how powerful blogs can be, you understand how easy it is to start a blog with Badnet…
The question is, will you start digging for gold?
Or will sit idly while others get rich?
I always wanted to live free like Rambo, so starting a blog was an easy choice for me.
For you? Well, like the Beach Boys always said…
God only knows.
Until next time.
PS – Here are more details of the Badnet special: How to Start a Blog with Badnet