If you told me 20 years ago that I would not only start a blog at 50 but I would make money at it, I would have laughed out loud at you. After all middle aged blogging does not sound like the key to success let alone a money-making secret.
Yet here I am doing just that and I am having the time of my life.
Blogging is a young person’s world. It’s no lie. Mommy blogs, getting married blogs, travel blogs, newlywed blogs, parenting blogs. They are everywhere.
Don’t get me wrong, I love those blogs and the people that run them.
It can, however, be a little intimidating entering a world that is dominated by 20 and 30 year old’s.
But I have some news my older peeps:
The tides they are a changing. 😊
I am meeting more and more over 50 bloggers and I love what I see.
Empty nesters are finding lots of spare time on their hands and they are beginning to share what they know with the world.
How exciting is that?
It is exciting for young people who get to learn many of the valuable lessons us old fogies have to share.
And it’s exciting for us. (the actual old fogies!)
For those of you doing it and kicking butt…..good for you!! You are out there doing what you love and not letting any of those young whippersnappers (I have always wanted to use that phrase in a blog post! 🙂 ) tell you what’s what. Keep your head down and your eye on the prize. What you have to say needs to be heard so keep on saying it!
For those of you that are still sitting on the side of the pool waiting.
What are you waiting for?
The water is just fine kids, come on in!
Let’s get you started off right:
If you know nothing about techy things or coding things or plugin things no worries. You can learn it all step by step in a self-paced format.
I could never have gotten to where I am today without some help. Luckily I stumbled across a little site called EBA. Ruth Soukup the found of EBA created this amazing course that is meant for any person at any level. Let me just stop right now and say it’s definitely not a cheap date. However, I can with all honesty tell you I would not be retired at 50 making more money than I did at my 9-5 without this in-depth course.
Elite Blogging Academy is just the ticket to get you from zero to published with the least stress and headache. Enrollment only happens in March, but you can and should get your name on this no obligation wait list. This will give you time to explore other blogs. Take notes of what you like and don’t like and start writing so you are ready to dive in come March.
As a bonus, you can get your free Blueprint for Blogging Success all just for signing up for EBA’s wait list.
What do I mean by “start writing”? Well first off you need a “niche” which you can read all about here.
This will get you off on the right food before you type a single word. Knowing exactly what you want to write about is key. Then simply get some content, or blog posts down in print. Microsoft word will do just fine. You will need a good 30-50 posts (best case scenario or 10-20 worst case) all ready to go. Then when February gets here and EBA opens up, you will be so far ahead of the game! Trust me on this, get that content written.
Another perk to writing posts now is as you write you will find if this is really something you want to do. Something you love to do.
If you are an “I will just learn it now and do it myself gosh darn it!” kind of person, you can start right away. But don’t worry, I’m here to help! I will guide you on your way to setting up and maintaining a blog of your own.
I speak the “over 50 and clueless when it comes to computers” language (or any age actually!) so I will hold your hand and walk you through it step by step.
You can find all of my posts on blogging here at How To Start A Blog And Make (Good) Money. Just take them one at a time and work your way towards a fully functioning blog!
I firmly believe we all have something to say and it would be a shame to not share your knowledge and wisdom with the world.
So, are you ready to do this??
Don’t sit on the sidelines any longer. Put yourself out there and share what you have learned in your life with others.
Okay, no more waiting. It’s time to start doing.