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So, I’m Getting Better at This Blogging Thing (Strength and Reason Entrepreneur Journal – November 11, 2019)

Welcome to the November 11, 2019, edition of my entrepreneur journal. You can find my previous journal entries here:

I had a productive week with writing and I also tweaked Strength and Reason’s appearance to give it a cleaner look.

Income Stream 1: Strength and Reason

What I Accomplished this Week:

  1. I met my goal to post two articles a week. You can check them out here:
    1. Does This Make Me a Real Live Professional Blogger Now? (Strength and Reason Entrepreneur Journal – November 4, 2019)
    2. My 5 Success Factors in Action
  2. Best of the Best Page:
    1. This is where I’ll post lists of my favorite books, podcasts, supplements, and whatever else.
    2. I continued work on my Best of the Best page. It’s coming along.
  3. Email List:
    1. I have a handful of folks on my email list. It’s all friends and family right now, but we all must start somewhere. Thanks to everyone who signed up.
    2. I sent out the first Strength and Reason Weekly Update email on Friday to my email list. Again, Mailchimp made it an incredibly easy process.
  4. I installed a new WordPress theme to give Strength and Reason a better look. This theme offers the opportunity for better blog customization so expect some additional changes in the future.
  5. I worked through a few more lessons on Wealthy Affiliate[affiliate link]. So far, WA has been a great resource for getting Strength and Reason going.

To Do Next Week:

  1. Post this journal entry: Strength and Reason Entrepreneur Journal – November 11, 2019.
  2. Post second weekly article.
  3. I started working on a template IG post to advertise Strength and Reason. Analysis paralysis is the keyword here. I’ve spent probably too much time looking at other IG posts to figure out the best way to do it when I should probably adopt the “just do it” mindset. I have a feeling I’ll get to that “just do it” point this week and get something posted. Cross your fingers.
  4. Work on the Best of the Best page.
  5. A picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words, so I’m going to enlist my GF to snap a few pics of me to post on my About page. Maybe I’ll put on a suit to prove I clean up well.
  6. Wealthy Affiliate has its own affiliate program. I’m going to work on a review post for WA and get Strength and Reason set up to be an affiliate. Of course, I’ll go back and mark all my links to WA as affiliate links.

What I Learned:

  1. So far, most Strength and Reason visitors have been friends and family. That’s great, but I’m going to need to do more to promote the blog. Although I don’t have a lot of content yet, it’s probably better to start the promotion process early.
  2. I’m still struggling a little with the self-promotion thing. Doing it is going to push me far out of my comfort zone. It’s something I’m just going to have to stop making excuses for and do it.

Income Stream 2: Ecommerce

What I Accomplished this Week:

  1. Freedom Ticket training.

To Do Next Week:

  1. I plan to spend at least one day doing product research.
  2. Continue with Freedom Ticket training.

What I Learned:

  1. I need to work on time management to make sure I keep each of my income streams moving forward.

Income Stream 3: Gig Work

What I Accomplished this Week:

  1. I must admit that I didn’t make any progress on gig work this week.

To Do Next Week:

  1. Sign up for Wag.

What I Learned:

  1. I need to work on time management to make sure I keep each of my income streams moving forward.

I’m Getting Better at This Whole Blogging Thing

So far, I’m enjoying working on this blog. It’s great to have a place to express my thoughts. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone is already proving invaluable. I don’t know where I heard this, but “get comfortable being uncomfortable” are words we should all keep in mind as we go about our lives.

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