A few years ago on a typical weekday morning, I was rushing around trying to get my three girls off to school. As I dropped two bagels slices in the toaster, I heard my iPhone chime, letting me know that I had just received an email. I quickly glanced over to scan the email subject line to see if the email was important enough to read right now. The subject line read “How I Made $33,000 selling eBooks” and it was from a woman who taught blogging courses online. Let’s call her Sally. I was like, “What?! $33,000!! How in the world did Sally do that?” Now, back then, I was shocked that someone could make $33,000 selling an eBook. But I was also shocked because I knew Sally. Sally and I weren’t BFFs or anything like that but I knew her well enough to talk business.
Standing there thinking about making $33,000 selling eBooks, I almost burned the scrambled eggs trying to figure out how that could be possible. Because at the time, I had an eBook that I was selling but I hadn’t made anything near $30,000. I wanted to know how Sally was so successful in selling her eBook. So as soon as I dropped my girls off to school and returned home, I called Sally. We chatted for a bit and then I asked her about the $33,000 in eBook sales. Sally laughed and then she said something that rocked my world. Sally said,
“Marcella, you’re doing too many things for free. Raise your prices, charge your worth and then you’ll start making bank.”
I was sitting at my kitchen table with my mouth hanging open. I couldn’t say anything because Sally was right. I was giving my services away for free or next to nothing because I wanted to get clients. I actually had a client snipe back at me when I gave her a reduced rate for my website design services. She said, “You can give me the real price for the website. I don’t need a discount.” And I realized that she was actually offended that I was giving her a lower price for my services than she expected. My husband had long been telling me to charge or charge more for my services. Now I was realizing that he and Sally were right.
Right then and there, I purposed to stop doing things for free and start charging higher prices for my services. I determined that I was gonna get paid for what I was worth. Shoot! I didn’t stay in school all those years for nothing. I slowly but surely began putting things into place so I could profit from my blog. And guess what? I started earning money from my blog and it didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would.
But before I show you how to start getting those coins, here is what you must do first…
STEP 0: Get a Blog!
Get a blog. Do not pass Go. Do this today! You should have an online presence working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A blog is amazing because it’s always advertising your wares, skills, services and products. Therefore, in order for your business to be profitable, creating a blog that attracts clients and paying clients is the first step.
If you don’t have a blog, no worries! I can help you do it quickly and cheaply. I have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a WordPress blog in about 5 minutes. And for a limited time, you can get web hosting service from Blue Host for as low as $3.95 a month, which is ridiculously cheap. As an added bonus, you’ll get a free domain name ($15 value) through my Blue Host link if you purchase at least one year of web hosting service. So you can save money by signing up for Blue Host and get started on your dream of starting a blog today!
So, If you are trying to figure out how to stop that vicious cycle of doing things for free or not getting paid your worth, sign up for my upcoming webinar, From FREE to FEE: How to Get Paid to Blog in 7 Steps
In this 2-hour webinar, I will show you:
- How to set up your blog as a legit business
- 10 simple ways to make money off your blog (even if you just started a blog)
- How to position yourself as the go-to for your service and/or product
- and more!
Sign up today!
Webinar: From FREE to FEE: How to Get Paid to Blog in 7 Steps
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Today, determine that you will start charging fees for your services. You can go on forever doing things for free in the name of getting more experience and exposure. If you are afraid to ask for money, you’ve gotta get over that, quick! You are the only one who can make the transition to start getting paid for your worth and time. In my upcoming webinar, I will outline a 7-step plan that will get you on the path to earning income. Don’t expect to complete these steps in a few days. It will take some time to get all of these steps in place and complete, but that’s okay. Having a business is a journey. You are worth it and the time it takes to complete these 7 steps is worthwhile. And before you know it, you’ll be making bank off your blog. I can’t wait to work with you.
Dr. Marcella Wilson