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You probably agree that creating a blog is really creating an online business.
Some people don’t look at it this way as it seems too daunting.
Alex Nerney from Create and Go is on the podcast today to chat about:
- The worst mistakes bloggers make
- How Alex chipped his tooth by travelling at over 75 kph on a volcano
- How he always knows exactly what the right thing to do for his business is
- The pieces of advice he would give himself if he could go back in time
This is part 2 of the chat. If you’d like to hear how he created a 6 figure blog within one year then check out part 1 here.
#1 Fall for The Shiny Object Syndrome!
If you are like me, then you certainly know how this shiny object syndrome may feel!
There is so much on the Internet that it’s impossible to avoid the next best thing since sliced bread.
But there is a solution!
Alex read a book explaining how Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were in an interview.
They were asked a simple question…
“What is the number one reason that you had success?”
After 3 they both had to answer.
They hadn’t discussed it.
And do you know what they said?
It’s easy to dip in a take a bit of information from a lot of people.
But few people focus.
Few people become a “disciple” to one person (or a team). If you can do this you increase your chances of success tremendously!
#2 Not Becoming an Expert in One Thing
It’s very easy to want to talk about everything that you are interested in.
The issue with this online is that you confuse… everyone!
Including Google and all the fancy algorithms.
The way blogging is moving is for people to become an expert in one singular thing.
A simple statement you can answer to work this out is…
I help “BLANK” to “BLANK”.
i.e. I help women to lose weight by using the Keto diet.
#3 The Wrong Mindset
“Here’s what to do” is important.
But so is the mindset.
In fact, it’s probably more important.
You can get the “what to do” from so many different people (remember it’s better to just pick one though). Implementing it day in day out is much harder.
Make sure you feed positive thoughts into your mind each day.
Top 3 Tips For Himself If Alex Could Go Back in Time
The answer to this question always amazes me.
You can get some real pieces of wisdom and Alex did not fail to deliver.
- Narrow in on your target audience (solve one problem in other people’s lives)
- Trust yourself
- You’re going to make it
Imagine your future successful self speaking to you right now.
How reassuring would it be if they could tell you these 3 things?
Best Experiences Since Blogging
Alex and Lauren have had some great experiences since they started.
This is often the big “why” for many people starting in the online world.
Here are some of Alex’s favourites:
- Waking up when he wants and drinking his coffee in peace
- Buying organic food!
- Travelling at 75 kph volcano-boarding in Nicaragua
- Machu Pichu in Peru
- Authentic experiences in unique cultures (Portugal, Cusco in Peru etc.)
Do you see how living life on his own terms is far more important than living a fancy flashy life?
Create and Go’s Mission
To provide all the steps to help people make money online.
Alex wants to help people live their life on their own terms. He’s not so fussed about making people millionaires.
If you have a blog that is already generating traffic and you’re making some money from it then you may be interested in checking out Create and Go’s “Six-Figure Blogger” course.
This course is perfect if you’re looking to create your first product and automating the sales process.
There are 8 people that are now 6 figure bloggers that have taken this course!
Here are some ways to get in contact with Alex or see more about his online businesses:
If you’d like to see all of Create and Go’s courses available then click here.
As Alex says it’s best to choose one person to learn from and stick with it. If you feel like you could learn to create the online business you want from Alex & Lauren then definitely check out their courses.
Alex Nerney From Create and Go- 6 Figure Bloggers Summary
Here are my 5 takeaways from this chat with Alex:
- No one cares about your fancy ideas (find what people are looking for already)
- Solve one problem… really well
- Focus. Use one training program from one “guru” until you achieve what you want
- Pinterest is just a tool to get traffic. If it disappears there’s always another one
- Track data (what posts get the most traffic, what opt-ins get the highest conversions, what emails get read the most?)
What was your main takeaway from this chat? Drop a comment below!