HOW I EARNED $1,300 IN ONE DAY ● PASSIVE INCOME ● MAKE MONEY BLOGGING

Looking for some passive income ideas or how to earn money online? I made $1,300 in ONE DAY while I was moving my family into our new home. It was the very definition of passive income and it felt great! Here's how I worked my butt off to accomplish it and how I think YOU can replicate the process. 

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I asked you guys on Instagram Stories if you wanted to hear all about how I made $1,300 in one day through passive income. I got a resounding, “Yes, ma’am! Please! Hurry up with that video.” That’s why I’m excited to go ahead and film it today.

Before I get into the details here, let’s talk really quickly about what passive income is and what it is not.

Passive income is where you can make money without having to actively be there. But passive income is NOT lazy income. It takes a lot of hard work to be able to make $1,300 in one day. It took me a long time to finally master how I could create that kind of income in one day.

Passive income is where you can make money without having to actively be there. But passive income is NOT lazy income.

I feel like there is sometimes this misconception that it is something that can happen quickly or easily. It’s not. But if you’re like me and willing to put in the sweat, blood, and tears, then you can definitely create something that can eventually get you to this point as well.

Here are the details!

The $1,300 that I made in one day came from selling my blogging course, Blogging to Win. 

Looking for some passive income ideas or how to earn money online? I made $1,300 in ONE DAY while I was moving my family into our new home. It was the very definition of passive income and it felt great! Here's how I worked my butt off to accomplish it and how I think YOU can replicate the process. 

If you want to go to this link and check out more information, I only open it four times a year.

More Info About My Launches

I have open and close launches. I only accept students once a season. It makes it easier for me that way because I have a toddler. Scheduling my launches like that makes it easier to balance my crazy schedule.

But in also doing this I’m able to really focus my efforts hardcore on marketing, promoting, etc. during a certain period of time. I exhaust myself for a while but am then really pleased with the results.

I do make passive income in other ways, like affiliate income. That’s very passive. But I can’t say that I’ve ever made $1,300 in one day from any affiliate link whatsoever.

Being able to sell my own products has been great for my business- I have this course, Blogging to Win, I have ConvertKit Essentials, I have a workbook, and I’m coming out with another product this summer.

I have certainly seen a huge difference in my income by being able to provide my own products. Making passive income in others ways is great, and I will still continue to do that, but I feel that being able to sell my own products has just blown my revenue out of the water and I’m extremely thankful.

Making passive income in others ways is great, and I will still continue to do that, but I feel that being able to sell my own products has just blown my revenue out of the water and I’m extremely thankful.

How Long Did My Launch Last?

First things first, my launch lasted three or four weeks. The $1,300 was one day, and then I made sales in the days following until we closed the doors. But $1,300 was certainly the biggest day of all of them.

When I closed the cart, I got another huge bump of sales and that was really great. Again, I feel very blessed and have worked really, really hard for a couple of years to get to this point. It’s not something that just came like that [snap] but it was definitely worth all of the hard work.

Can Anyone Do This?

I feel like anyone with the proper strategies, the right product, and that business mindset can certainly do the same thing for themselves over a period of time.

If you have a blog, or you want to start your blog, think about integrating some products. These could be printables, an eBook, and online course. It could be anything whatsoever.

My Tips for You and Your Own Launches

Here are some of my tips on how I got to launching that particular course and what I feel has really impacted how I was able to make four-figures in one day.

Tip #1

First things first, you absolutely must determine the end goal that your readers have while reading your content.

I’m going in with the assumption that you probably have a very specific niche. You don’t write about everything. You write about one or two particular things.

When readers land on your site, there is something that they want to learn. In my example with Blogging to Win, it’s women who are looking to start or take their current blog into a blogging business so that they can make consistent income throughout the year by running an actual business and putting in all the hard work to actually support their family, pay their bills, and things like that.

Tip #2

I knew with that particular goal that I needed to, and this is tip number two, create content and a product that could help them reach that goal.

Looking for some passive income ideas or how to earn money online? I made $1,300 in ONE DAY while I was moving my family into our new home. It was the very definition of passive income and it felt great! Here's how I worked my butt off to accomplish it and how I think YOU can replicate the process. 

I had decided as early as I could that I was going to create a blogging course around that idea, to help women create a blogging business.

Leading up until I actually finally finished that product, I created content to help prepare them and get them in the proper mindset to both (1) be prepared to start a blog or take their current blog into a blogging business, but also (2) prepare them to buy.

It’s a lot like just giving them all the prerequisite work that they need to get to purchasing and actually becoming part of my blogging family.

Tip #3

The next thing I did, and tip number three, is I built my email list and had strong relationships with my readers.

I have spent the last year really focusing hard on my email list. And I don't just mean getting people on it. I have a significant email list now but I’m also very focused on responding to everybody and asking questions, even if it takes me awhile to respond to every email. I always do it. I always get to it because I know that my readers are also consumers and that they can tell me best what it is I need to create and how it is I can help them.

A lot of times I think I know what they’re looking for but if I don’t ask them, if I don’t get feedback, I might create a product that they’re not really interested in.

Tip #4

The fourth thing I did was actually launched. Thinking about launching is one thing. Actually putting it out there, putting on a price tag, marketing it and going through a whole launch process, is stressful, intimidating, and really exciting.

I took the leap. I put myself out there. I created an incredible product and I really hoped that people would buy. I was very blessed. I feel very humble about the fact that it was just received so well and people are learning from it. That feels really good, but LAUNCH! 

Just go ahead and do it and launch. It’s scary but you don’t know where it might lead you.

Tip #5

That leads you to my last tip here and that is to review everything you did in that first launch and relaunch again.

I feel like that first launch is really the baby driver's test. When you were a kid, maybe you had Power Wheels or one of those little cars. You probably weren’t a great driver, but you were figuring it out and learning a lot. You got better by the time you were older.

When you’re sixteen, seventeen, or eighteen (whatever the laws are in your state) you can finally go and get a driver’s license. That’s a little more experience. By now, hopefully you’re not going to run into anybody.

By the time you’re twenty-five, thirty, you hopefully have a really good handle on driving and can consider yourself an expert. I have the same mentality when I am launching.

Every time I launch I go in with a very humble mind knowing that I still don’t know everything, even if it’s my third or fourth launch. I’m constantly reevaluating, seeing how I can change things and adjust them.

Every time I launch I go in with a very humble mind knowing that I still don’t know everything, even if it’s my third or fourth launch. I’m constantly reevaluating, seeing how I can change things and adjust them.

By the time I hit this particular launch in which I made the $1,300 in one day, I want to say it was my third launch.

I try to treat every launch like it’s the last launch I can possibly do, like, “This is my only chance to make money this year!” I have a kid so I never know how crazy my life is going to get.

I’ve been very fortunate putting in that hard work. I’ve always had really great launches, but this one in particular was an especially good launch, starting off with $1,300 in that first day and moving on and making money each week, right up until the day that we closed.

It felt like a huge relief because I was putting in a lot of work and was really trying to analyze everything I had done in my previous launches to make it the best experience possible for my consumers, and to also give me the biggest bang for my buck as far as my invested time. I’m putting in all this time and want to make sure I’m getting the most out of it! 

I want my consumers and readers to get the most out of the course. What can I do to improve?

That wraps it up for this video. Thank you so much for watching. If you’re interested in taking your current blog or starting a blog and really turning it into a blogging business, be sure to check out my site at AllisonLindstrom.com. I have a free blogging course for you and we will be opening the doors June 2017, we do it once a season, for the premium Blogging to Win course. I am so excited about that. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you guys next time. Bye!

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Blogger Empty House Tour 2017 ● Katy, Texas

If you've been following me on Instagram Stories (I do a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff so be sure to hop on over and follow me!) then you saw that my family and I moved! I asked you guys if you wanted to see a house tour and a lot of you said yes, so here it is. 

And if you're visiting my site then you've thought about starting a blog at least once before, right? Let me tell you right now that you need to start one now because it can lead to beautiful experiences! Let me explain...

I've worked on this blogging thing for a couple of years now and I can honestly tell you I made money through passive income every single day that we packed, moved, and were unpacking. 

...I made money through passive income every single day that we packed, moved, and were unpacking. 
You guys asked for a house tour and I'm happy to oblige! Making money online as a blogger means that I've been fortunate enough to have passive income the entire time we were moving...even though I didn't work a single day! Hallelujah! If you're interested in starting a blog so you can have the same experience in a couple of years, check out this blog post for my free blog resources.

I made affiliate commissions, earned ad revenue, and sold my own products, like blogging workbooks and courses.

This was not an overnight process for me (I've been running this little blog since March 2015) but can we just share a moment and shout, "WHAT THE HECK, THAT'S AWESOME!" *throws confetti* 

If my personal story inspires you to start your own blog then you'll want to check out my free resources:

Step 1: Join my FREE blogging course and fill out the bonus workbook over the next couple of weeks

Step 2: Setup your domain and hosting using my step-by-step tutorial here

Step 3: Read about how I earned my first $200 to get some tips for earning your first paycheck

Step 4: Find out how much money I think it takes to start a blog

Step 5: Determine how you're going to make money by reading Money Making Ideas for Bloggers

Join my FREE BLOGGING COURSE today and I'll send over a bonus 29-page workbook to get you organized! 

Let's work on getting you one step closer to that passive income, mmmmkay? Enjoy the house tour!

Blogging Tips ● Stress Management Tips for Your Hectic Schedule

Starting a blog and taking care of it full-time isn't the easiest job in the world. And that's when life is on a normal schedule! Do you stress out during the holidays or when you get back from vacations? I've had some crazy to-do lists lately myself and have some stress management tips to share. 

If you follow me on Instagram Stories then you saw that my family and I are moving. To say that raising a toddler, packing up boxes, running a business, and still finding time for myself has been chaotic is an understatement! I know you can relate! 

Here are some of the ways I've been juggling everything and still keeping my cool. 

Tip #1: Prioritize and list everything

I'm a huge fan of lists and use them in nearly every aspect of my life. Just ask my husband about how much he adoooooores my never-ending lists. Ha!

If you can, begin to write down the tasks you'll need to accomplish before your chaotic schedule gets here. So if you leave for vacation in 4 weeks, write down everything that needs to happen before, during, and after that time. 

Then prioritize everything! I like to play the "Highest Priority" game that I mentioned in this post about how I stay productive. 

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Tip #2: Automate as many tasks as you can

Starting a blog and taking care of it full-time isn't the easiest job in the world. And that's when life is on a normal schedule! Do you stress out during the holidays or when you get back from vacations? I've had some crazy to-do lists lately myself and have some stress management tips to share. 

We just wrapped up the most successful launch of my Blogging to Win course and I've got a big secret to share...I literally did nothing during that launch. 

Let me explain. 

I sat down and wrote an incredibly detailed list of tasks that needed to get accomplished months before I opened the doors. Then I woke about a few hours earlier than normal for about two months and accomplished them all. 

This means that every email that was sent, all promotions that were created/written, and some of the posts that were published were scheduled months before the launch actually occurred. 

Automating your posts is easy with platforms like ConvertKit, Hootsuite, Recurpost, Facebook scheduling, and even the integrated scheduling systems on your blog platform and YouTube.

I scheduled as many things as I could and then switched focus to packing. I checked in each day of the launch to answer any emails and see sales figures (WOOOHOOO!) but that was it. I was making money while I was packing my home. Best. Launch. Ever. 

 I was making money while I was packing my home. Best. Launch. Ever. 

Tip #3: Simplify and let go of the need for perfection

If you watched the video above (and you've watched all the others on my channel) then you could immediately tell that this one was a tad more casual than the rest. That's because I literally took 15 minutes to sit down and record it in between packing up my kitchen. 

As a business owner, I know it's a bad idea to have a long period of radio silence. But I HAVE to move my family so what am I supposed to do?! My answer was to simplify the process I have to create, edit, and publish content and then let go of my need for perfection. 

It was killing me that I filmed this on my living room floor in a baseball cap. But you wonderful readers don't care about that, do you? No! You care about whether or not I'm providing useful content. 

Tip #4: Attack harder/dreaded tasks in 20 minute spurts

Let's just take a minute to talk about how boring it is to go through the junk in your garage. Or how boring it can sometimes be to proofread long blog posts. 

Take a little of the pressure off by setting a timer for 20 minutes and tackling as much as you can. If you're feeling good at the end of it, then do another 20 minutes. But is not, hey, you're accomplishing that hard task a little bit at a time and that's okay.

Tip #5 (my favorite!): Seek out positive and happy influences

Misery loves company so resist the urge to let your chaotic schedule take over all of your conversations too. Instead, reach out to those friends or family who will give you an positive piece of advice or just some encouragement.

My mom was an actual cheerleader in high school and her "We Can Do It" attitude hasn't faded over the years. I normally talk to her pretty often but lately we've been talking almost every day. 

She's the one person I can count on to place a positive spin on almost any situation. This really annoyed me when I was a hormonal teenager. But as a grown woman with a baby of her own, I recognize just how lucky I am. 

I also recommend reaching inspirational books to help keep your spirits up. I'm reading Matthew Kelly's Resisting Happiness right now and it's so good, I can't even begin to describe it!

My favorite quote so far has been, "The ability to delay gratification is intimately linked with success. You cannot succeed at anything unless you are willing and able to delay gratification."

Always remember that holidays, vacations, and sports seasons all come to an end. Just hang in there!

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How to Be Different in Blogging So You Can Make Money From Home

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"I want to make money blogging but there are so many bloggers already! How can I stand out?"

"I'm incredibly shy. Can I still be a successful blogger?"

I get these questions all the time and I've got some tips for you that go beyond just "be yourself."

In person, I'm naturally very outgoing (this is sometimes embarrassingly obvious in my Instagram Stories...) but that doesn't necessarily transfer to the writing on my blog. And I know a lot of people who are very shy in person but incredible bloggers online! 

You can absolutely run a successful blogging business, even if you're shy or if there are a lot of bloggers in your niche. Let's dive into my fav tips!


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1. Take a break from your fellow bloggers

Initially, this tip sounds terrible so let me explain!

If you only seem to be writing about the same stuff everyone else is writing then you need to take a break from reading blogs in your niche. How can you think outside of the box if you only hang out inside of it?

How can you think outside of the box if you only hang out inside of it?

I'm a big believer in supporting our fellow bloggers so don't leave this post thinking you need to give everyone a cold shoulder. Just take a short break until you overcome your writer's block. 

2. Provide actionable steps in each of your blog posts

"I want to make money blogging but there are so many bloggers already! How can I stand out?" I get this question all the time and I've got some tips for you that go beyond just "be yourself." You can be a successful blogger, even if you're shy or if your niche is crowded! ● HOW TO BE DIFFERENT IN BLOGGING SO YOU CAN MAKE MONEY FROM HOME

Make sure that every single post you publish leaves your reader with an actionable step of some kind, be it the inspiration to finally start their new diet or the actual steps it takes to create a workout plan.

I've talked a little bit about this on my blog and YouTube channel but I really cover how important it is in my blogging course. 

I don't believe in writing fluff posts, which are simply posts that are written because it was "time" to get something new on the blog. Don't write a post if you can't provide value or inspiration. It's a waste of your time and it's a waste of your readers' time. 

3. Encourage interaction outside of comments and respond to every single DM or email

You will never have a successful blogging business without readers. That's just common sense, right? 

But how can you stand out in the crowd of bloggers and prove to readers that you and your content are special? Encourage personal messages through Direct Messages or your blog email!

This is very time-consuming but it's certainly been worth the effort in my experience. I personally handle all of my email correspondence by myself, partly because I'm controlling and partly because I don't want to be even one person removed from connecting with my audience. You're reaching out to Allison, not Allison's virtual assistant, right?

I personally handle all of my email correspondence by myself, partly because I’m controlling and partly because I don’t want to be even one person removed from connecting with my audience.

Email me a blogging question or a quick hello to hello(at)allisonlindstrom(dot)com and I will personally get back to you. Pinky promise. 

Nowadays, I spend a couple of hours each week responding to messages. It sounds like a lot (and it is!) but I look at it as building relationships with readers and gaining free research for my business. 

I encourage interaction with my subscribers by asking open-ended questions in my emails. And I never ignore a message. Ever. (Unless it lands in my Spam folder, in which case it disappears into the internet universe forever.) 

Responding to emails benefits my readers because they know that an actual person is providing answers to their questions and offering advice. And this benefits me because my readers are telling me exactly what kind of problems they have and how my blogging business can help them. It's a win win!

I've lost count of how many times someone has told me, "You're the first blogger to actually respond to my email!"

4. Be proud of who you are and what that means for your readers

It's said by everyone but I'll say it here too. "Be who you are and don't apologize for it." (As long as you're not hurting anyone, girlfriend!) 

Bloggers naturally feel the pressure to try different avenues in their business, be it a new category or project. Sometimes this pressure is good and you should take the plunge. But sometimes you need to just stick to the beat of your own drum. 

Here's an example of what I mean. 

You're passionate about golf and consider yourself a bit of an expert so you've entered the blogging world to help others. After a bit of time, your blog has grown considerably and you slowly begin to get requests for you to branch out into other sports. 

But you're really only passionate about golf and don't play (or even care about) other sports. Should you write about them anyway?

No! Unless writing about one sport is hurting your business in some way, you should stick with what you're truly passionate about. 

You can't please everyone so don't stress yourself out by trying!

5. Value your readers because they are the reason you have a blogging business

This tip is about valuing your readers beyond saying "Thank You" on the blog, although that's important too. 

Stop looking at your analytics as just pageviews and bounce rates for a moment. Each pageview was created by an actual human being who took the time to read what you have to say. What an honor! 

Readers don't just support your blog by making your Google Analytics look good. They also provide insight into how your content could improve and give you feedback/personal stories that can get you thinking outside of the box. 

You created a website to help others but don't be surprised if you find yourself growing and learning as well! If you're blogging the right way, then your blogging experience will be a two-way street. 

Your blog isn't just helping change your readers' lives. The relationships you build with your readers will certainly be changing your life. 

How will YOU stand out in the blogging world?