This isn’t to say wanting to monetize your work is bad thing, after all, the strategy to monetize was from other bloggers I look up to. However, having this be my main intent for the blog was not the formula for success (FOR ME). If I had put my passion for it FIRST and let the monetization happen in time (when it was the right time) it could have been more successful.
Now that I’m pursuing this with the right intent – living out my passion – things are coming together better than I could have asked for.
1. Find your passion. Why would you waste your time and effort into something that doesn’t get you excited when you wake up in the morning?
2. Before you start a project ask yourself, “What are my intentions?” Make them clear for yourself. If you don’t know why you are doing something, why do it? Ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” “Is the effort worth the expected outcome?” “What is the purpose?”
3. If you want a true chance at long lasting success – first and foremost, you must ensure passionate about what you’re (attempting/starting) to do. While knowing your passion is really important when it comes to risking it all and doing something for yourself, don’t end up letting it be a crutch – guess what, you may have more than ONE passion. EXPLORE your passions. Take the time to figure out if you have multiple passions. If so – then you have more room to play with to figure out what is priority, what has more potential, what is more doable for you.