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Will I Make It As A Blogger? Or Is It Up To Me.

This is one of the big questions I get from people starting an online blog or website, I was going to say blogging business, but the thing is many people who start an online blog are not even close to having an online business and that is just a fact.

There are many reasons for this I go into more details about this in my Free Video Training Course .

The subject of this post today is about whether you or anyone else will make it as a blogger, so we better jump right to that topic.

The first thing is we need to define the words make it as a blogger, generally to make it in something implies that you are having success or doing well in it.


So there are quite a few things we could and should clear up before going any further, firstly we need to define the words to make it as a blogger.

You see everyone’s definition of making it as a blogger often are, could and will be entirely different, we are all looking for our own rewards in life, these could be spiritual, a feel-good factor, wanting to contribute to something or someone, or financial reward or freedom.

So in order to get what you actually want from your blog, it is a good idea to write down what you actually want to get from blogging.

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Here are a few examples or some ideas of what someone might be looking for from their blog or website.

  1. Somewhere to release trapped thoughts or energy out into the open to make them easier to deal with.
  2. A way to journal things, keep pictures of your memories, daily habits and key moments in your everyday life, or the life of your family.
  3. Being able to work when you want to and not have to have a full-time job to make a living.
  4. Being able to make enough money to support yourself and your family financially.
  5. Wanting to get that grumpy boss off your back for once and for all.
  6. Wanting to be there every day to see your kids growing up, and not be away from home 8 till 12 hours per day.
  7. Want to be able to stop traveling frequently to work and sitting in long traffic jams every morning and evening Not having to fly to business conferences for meetings and work all the time.
  8. Get rid of the stress that you are given every day in the workplace.
  9. Not having to work with hostile colleagues every day that you do not like.
  10. A set daily, weekly, monthly or annual financial income coming in from sales, so you know you can survive or thrive comfortably.
  11. Meeting likeminded entrepreneurs and clients
  12. Expanding your horizon with more skills and information.
  13. Being able to help more people using the leverage of the internet.
  14. Becoming a well-known brand or influencer in the business world
  15. Being able to provide yourself and or your whole family a complete dream lifestyle.
  16. Being able to afford to eat better quality food.
  17. Being able to pay for better healthcare
  18. Being able to buy the car or cars of your dreams
  19. Being able to buy the house of your dreams
  20. Being able to make the monthly rent payment
  21. Being able to pay for basic housing facilities
  22. Being able to supplement your job income
  23. Being able to make your first dollar online
  24. Being able to make your first $100 online
  25. Being able to make your first $1000 Online
  26. Being able to make your first $5000 Online
  27. Being able to make your first $10,000 online
  28. Being able to make your first $50,000 online
  29. Being able to make your first $100,000 online
  30. Being able to make your first $500,000 Online
  31. Being able to make your first $1000,000 Online
  32. Being able to make your first $5,000,000 Online
  33. Being able to make your first $10,000,000 online
  34. Being able to make your first $50,000,000 Online
  35. Being able to make your first $100,000,000 Online
  36. Being able to make your first $500,000,000 Online
  37. Being able to make your first $ Billion Online
  38. Being able to create residual income streams that come in automatically daily, monthly, yearly without you having to work in a job.
  39. Being able to buy your first house
  40. Being able to buy your dream holiday home
  41. Being able to buy that castle that you have always dreamed of
  42. Being able to support some charity or organization and make a difference in many peoples lives
  43. ETC ETC ETC……

Okay so once you decide what being successful or making it as a blogger means for you then you can start looking at the results you start having and see if they meet up to your expectations or goals. 

For me, some of the things that were important were being able to spend lots of time with my kids and get to see them grow up.

To be able to drive them to school every day and pick them up afterward.

To be able to build multiple income streams that come in regularly whether I work or not. 

To able to drive the Mercedes I want

To able to buy a 9 seater VW Transporter so I can take my family on nice drives and holidays

To able to have my own private workspace/office

For my family to be able to live in a nice location

To be able to get large commissions that most people work months or years for in a job. 

To able to buy the health equipment and food we need, Vitamix, juicer, Kangen Machine, organic fruit and vegetables.

To be able to take off work whenever I want. 

To be able to do something I really enjoy doing and get paid for it as well.

These are some of the things which I wanted, which have helped me realize whether I am achieving my goals or not. 


Okay let’s get back to the main question, will I make it as a blogger?  The thing is a huge percentage over 90% actually fail at blogging, yes only 10% of them make it. 


Before you get discouraged though let me tell you most of these bloggers never even get their first 5 blog posts done, yes many of them cannot even remember how to log in and post content on their blog 2 weeks after starting it.


In order to be in the percentage that succeeds here are the big things that will help get you into that bracket.

  1. Some guidance from someone who already blogs successfully online
  2. Create your first 50 blog posts on your website or blog
  3. Learn about all the different CTA’s that a blogger should make in their posts
  4. Learn how to do advertising or affiliate marketing on your blog or website
  5. Learn how to build your mailing list and setup autoresponder messages to send to your mailing list.
  6. Learn how to sell products and services on your blog or website.
  7. Buy the most important tools you need to set up your online business like hosting, a domain name, an autoresponder and a shopping cart
  8. Take payments on your website, a website or blog with no payment system is like a car with no engine or a Yacht with no sails, it’s not going to get you anywhere. 
  9. Learn what products and or services will help your readers solve their problems and answer their questions
  10. Learn to create capture pages and sales funnels using various lead capture page software
  11. Learn how to syndicate your blog content using all the social networks, forums or you could use paid advertising
  12. Spend about 40% of your time creating great content and the other 60% of your time syndicating and marketing the content.

If you can read your target audiences mind and do these other things then you are nearly there

 Whatever you do never quit, you can change your brand, change your writing style, change the products and services you offer, change your domain name but whatever you do don’t quit.

In my opinion, quitting or not starting or continuing to take action are the only way to really fail in this business.

So Successful Blogging My Friends Now Get Back To Work 


Sotiris Bassakaropoulos 


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12 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog Or Website

12 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog Or Website

  1. Create reviews for products or services that you are selling or have used in the past.
  2. Sell advertising space on your blog or website this could be banner ads or it could be website the sidebar of your website
  3. Sell guest posting services on your blog or website.
  4. Sell services on your website, article writing services, videos, copywriting, Websites, 
  5. Sell affiliate products on your blog or websites   
  6. Do interviews on your blog or website and the interviewees can sell their products or services to your audience and you could get paid 50% commission.
  7. Add a shop on your website and in the shop, you could sell digital products, physical products, Services using your own shopping cart
  8. You could sell your own video courses, all you need is a sales page a payment system and a delivery system (Autoresponder) 
  9. Sell your own E-Books, once again you will need a sales page a payment system and an autoresponder to digitally deliver your products and services
  10. Freelancer and offer services on your website, Just Google Freelancing websites, Fiverr.Com Elance Get A Freelancer.  
  11. Company or business adverts like Google Adsense Or Cost Per action.
  12. Set up an Amazon shop on your website and sell Amazon products and services. 

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The Sure Way To Fail At Blogging

I love what I do, but if there is one bad thing about it then this is it and it annoys me so much I feel I need to shout it from the rooftops. Why?  because people who fail at blogging just don’t get it.

They just don’t get the fact of what they just gave up and what they likely have exchanged it for instead.

The truth is we live in a society where everyone wants easy street, they want everything done for them, curry in a hurry. Drive thru’s even if the junk is killing them, unfortunately, with most people common sense seems to go out the window.

It’s like the part of people’s brain that figures out the ups and downs of what will happen as a consequence of doing something, or not doing something, has got a blockage or seized up completely.

All they need is a quick video to come on, push the red button to easy street, or drink this coffee and lose weight change your life and become a millionaire overnight, and they are away galloping after the opportunity with their wallets out and credit cards at the ready.

I mean really how can these people be so dumb.  TV and media advertising has done its job really well, yes many people can no longer think for themselves or make conscious decisions.

They just go around in a fucking trance listening to three BS steps to easy street.  And then when they are broke and miserable, they watch another movie or go out looking for the next quick fix.

Before finding another job or crawling back on their knees to social welfare to take care of them because life is too hard.

Alternatively, they go looking for the next big guru, with an amazing system and they spend weeks promoting the guru, of course, the GURU’s credibility now goes up by 1000,000 percent but they are left holding the can having forked out $50 $100, $500,$1000, or even 10,000 or more to promote some fucking guru they never heard of two years ago.

What do they get in return? If they are lucky they get two or three signups, who are now the new lucky people to get holding the GURU can.   I mean seriously, if someone thinks that this is building an online business then they need a brain transplant.

If you cannot schedule and commit to sharing 30 pieces of content on your blog over the next few months then I really believe you should not even start in the first place.

Why?  Because you are firstly wasting your time because you are not serious, and worse still you are wasting my time as well, and believe me I have lots more productive stuff than I could be doing than babysitting someone who has no intention of making 10 cents in their online business.

How much value does a blogger with no blog posts or one copy and paste blog post provide to the marketplace?  Well if you put a graph it would probably anywhere between 0- 0.5 Per Cent of value,  Are you going to get rich providing this amount of value to the market place? I don’t think so.

Imagine going to Microsoft and buying a language translation CD 10 years ago, you opened the CD and there were two words translated from English to Greek for example.

Bill Gates would be on the street now living in a cardboard box, not a billionaire.

By not creating your first 30 blog posts this is what value you are delivering to your readers, will you get rich from it? Well it’s hardly likely is it?  What’s the alternative, yeah you can get a good job, a job is when you work hard for someone else to build their dream business, their dream lifestyle, their dream income not yours.

Yeah, you can become a slave and give 20 – 50% of your income as an employee directly to the government before you get to spend a penny or before you get ripped off for all the other taxes, etc. In exchange for helping someone else create their dream lifestyle.Yes, for a pension, yes a pension that will likely be worth about 10% of the salary you are now getting working in your job. You can look forward to trying to survive on that after finishing your 45 years of hard graft.

The question I ask is why would someone who will not sit for 1 hour and day and make a video or write 500 words of content on their blog be able to work hard elsewhere.   Well, there is a simple reason for that, if you get a job and do nothing all day your boss will fire your ass immediately on day 1.

When you look at the work you have done since setting up your blog or website, if you put yourself in the place of your boss at work would you hire yourself or fire yourself?

The truth is yes you can be lazy and quit you can fire yourself, you can decide you do not want any passive income from blogging, you don’t want to build your own brand so people want to pay you for advice, for products and services ETC.

Yes, you can decide you don’t want to achieve your dreams you are happier building someone else’s.

You don’t mind when you or a family member is sick having no passive income and being broke with no money coming in to feed you from a job because you are too sick to work.  These choices are all yours, and good luck with that if you still want to quit.

In life you will always pay the price no matter what, the easy road becomes hard, getting a job building someone else’s empire your entire life and then living on 10% of your salary when you get old and sick becomes hard,  Doing some work on your blog taking the courage to create a video or audio is hard when you haven’t done it?

One thing I will tell you is it’s a hell of a lot easier than the other option. But by quitting your blog, going to work for an employer that’s the choice you make every day.   And you will have to live with that choice throughout your life, so make sure it is the right choice for you.

Other things that can make your online business fail is

  1. Not buying the tools or services you need
  2. Not having the right mentor
  3. Not creating a call to action
  4. Not listing products or services to buy
  5. Not creating a mailing list


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How To Move Files From Mac To Seagate Hard Drive Without Reformatting It

Okay after a battle that went on for me with my iMac for over a year I finally won. 🙂 After asking many experts about my difficulties I could not seem to get any further on.  I bought two different Seagate 4 TB hard drives but every time I tried to drag and drop a file from my iMac to my hard drive I was getting a no entry sign and nothing was happening.

The last straw was last night when I recorded a meeting on Camtasia and I got a message that my 1TB hard disk on my iMac was full. The computer froze up and I ended up messing around two hours deleting some unknown Camtasia files to be able to even use my computer again.

It just so happened inside one of my hard drives I found a little sign like this one 

I clicked on it and found myself inside the software downloads page of the Seagate website on the page I found a link to software called Paragon driver it said on it.

Take advantage of read and write access without having to reformat your external drives, both on Windows and macOS.

So I clicked on it installed it on My iMac and now I can move my files from my computer to my hard drive by clicking and dragging them, the way it’s supposed to be.

It also now allows me to delete files off my hard drive which was not possible to do before installing this cool bit of software.

So let me save you years of messing around if you have a Seagate hard drive with an iMac and are having this problem just download this free software and your storage problems will be sorted hopefully permanently, or at least until you fill all your hard drives.


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SEO Tutorial for Beginners – Step by Step Guide 2019! (+YOAST SEO)


SEO Tutorial for Beginners – Step by Step Guide 2019! (+YOAST SEO)

If you have opened up your WordPress blog recently and wondered what has happened? That is the new Gutenberg editor WordPress update.

Though I must say I am not a big fan of it myself, the good news is for the meanwhile luckily you can switch back to the older editor if you want.

All you need to do is go to plugins and type in Classic Editor, download the plugin and your WordPress editor will go back to the way it looked before the new update.

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No Nonsense Blogging Secrets

Sotiris  —  January 16, 2019 — 2 Comments

No Nonsense Blogging Secrets

Good sense in the blogging world goes a long way. It takes common sense combined with creativity to make a blog work and continuously interest the reader. Taking a no nonsense approach to the effort of blogging will serve you well and keep your content fresh. Creativity is definitely a key ingredient in blogging. However, keeping a consistent schedule will keep the ideas hot and the publishing ongoing!

Niche Knowledge


Choose your niche. Focus your niche. Stay with your chosen niche. Do not be tempted to write about tertiary things that are not germane to your essential goal. The more focused your niche is, the easier it will be to write articles that reflect that focus. Most of the time, people are searching for very specific knowledge, products, or services. The primary focus of your blog should continuously reflect the exactness and preciseness of your chosen niche.

Don’t try to be everything to everybody. Choose a niche that interests you and will hold your attention over time. Understand there will be a percentage of people in the world who will gravitate toward your niche as a natural result of their own interests. These people are your “target market.” So, serve them well by providing much needed content.

Article Title Magic

Article Title Magic

The first thing a reader encounters is the title of the article. An awesome article title can draw traffic to it and ultimately result in more people looking at your site and very possibly buying something! Facebook, RSS feeds, Twitter and others will post the title of your article and this will increase interest in your article.

Titles of articles must catch the attention of readers while also remaining true to the actual content of the article. The reader should immediately know what the article is about and what it is going to do for them as they begin reading it.

Just to get you started, here is a listing of possible title phrases you may use for some interesting and exciting article titles.

Using Keywords and Keyword Phrases

Titles Of Articles

Bloggers use keyword and keyword phrase articles to get traffic to websites and offers. An article that is keyword optimized will rank higher than articles that are not while also providing the valuable information the reader needs.

Let’s make sure you understand how a search engine like Google works. First, the Google spiders crawl the internet by paying a quick visit to your site at various times. Optimized pages are then added to the Google index. They are also cataloged for future and easier reference. Finally, when people do a search using words that match the keywords in your blog post, the search engine shows the best results for that query. As the writer of the article, part of your job is to use keywords and keyword phrases that are being commonly and frequently used to find your content.

Blogging Calendars

Blogging Calendars

Top bloggers understand that it is not possible to write an article one week or even one day and gain the attention the site deserves. The publishing of content has to take place every day if the site is to remain at the top of the search engine results. The really top 1% of bloggers understand they may have to publish several times per day. Establishing a regularly scheduled and calendared series of content publications is the first step in keeping your blog fresh and the reader interested.

It will be necessary to decide when you will publish content. Whatever schedule you create for publishing must be consistent. Understand the needs of your target market and also take into consideration the time you have on hand to both create the post and publish it. If you are a sole proprietor, then you will have to do it all yourself. Larger companies can hire employees or outside providers of content in a variety of niches.

Blogging Links

Blogging Links

The very best bloggers understand the importance of internal and external links. Google is interested in who else is interested in your article or blog in general. A measurement of the level of interest of others assists the search engine to rank you appropriately. Internal linking is important at the beginning of the post because it can keep a viewer on your site longer as they go from one article to another linked together.

External links should come later in the article when the reader is more ready to move to another source of information that is linked to the present subject. Remember, an external link will send someone away from your blog so keep the link close to the end of the article.

A general rule of thumb is to provide two internal links to other posts on your blog and provide one link to an outside source. By all means, do not overuse the internal and external link as this gets to be spammy.

Originality is the Key

Originality is the Key

How many times did your elementary teacher tell the class, “Now, do your own work?” Let’s face it, if bloggers were free to plagiarize other people’s work, they would most likely do it. That’s why search engines reward original content as opposed to copied and plagiarized work.

There are some well known sites that evaluate the originality of content. These sites will compare your article to those already published. The results will point out not only which sentences are being reused but also sometimes give you the originator of the thought you are attempting to convey in your article. The sites do a good job of keeping everybody honest. This is important as the search engine must have content showing up to a query that matches the query exactly.

Blog Design and Composition

Blog Design and Composition

Talk to any artist, architect, or website designer and they will be able to tell you about an area of expertise known as design composition. The elements of design are line, space, mass, dimension, texture, rhythm, perspective, color and composition. These elements of design assist the creator to arrive at solutions regarding how the reader will view the article or blog site as a whole.

The colors you choose, the placement of images, the lines and general images being seen on your site will attract a certain person. To do this effectively, you must be intimately knowledgeable about what kinds of colors and images your target audience might gravitate toward.

Your blog, the article, and any guest articles must all remain consistent in color, placement of images, and general appearance. This is so they look like they belong on the site and remind the reader where they are while on the internet. They will remember colors, size of the print, fonts, and other things long after they have left the site.

Make sure your blog is visually appealing and keeps the reader interested in reading. Images can break up the text and provide a respite from a long article that is information heavy. People like to see pictures. They are pleasing and helpful in communicating the message you are trying to convey.

The use of video in your article is also an option. A quick and short 1-5 minute video embedded in an article can provide more information and give the reader a chance to let’s say, “rest the mind” from reading while being visually stimulated by the video content.

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Affiliate Networks VS Affiliate Programs Which Is Best?

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine recently, he also has a few different online businesses and the conversation came up about affiliate networks?  He mentioned to me that as someone who has sold a lot of different products as an affiliate of different affiliate networks. That a lot of the affiliate commission rates have taken a huge dive. In fact, some affiliate programs that were at one point paying 40% affiliate commissions are now only paying out 0.5 Percent commissions. Which to me seems like pretty much a disgrace.

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Of course, everyone’s experience will often be different so I am not saying this goes across the board.  But for me getting a 0.5 percent commission on something is not going to entice me unless it is 0.5 percent commission from half the worlds population of course lol.

My own experience of affiliate networks is the hassle required firstly to join them, secondly they change links or get bought by other networks etc, lose clients to other networks.   This means that after all the trouble you went to sign up and be accepted to tens possibly hundreds or even thousands of separate merchants.  A lot of your links will soon stop working this means you do your end of the bargain and get paid nothing in return. Networks such as CJ delete your account in 6 months if you don’t make the required amount of sales.  This means you have to join them and all the programs separately all over again.

To me, this is a complete disgrace and a waste of your time and energy. So personally I now avoid affiliate networks like the plague. But for some marketers, it is their thing. Of course, as an affiliate marketer, you are always going to be reliant on someone to get paid your commissions.  With an affiliate network, first the merchant has to pay the network the commission, then the affiliate network has to pay you after taking their cut of your commissions that you created.

When it comes to affiliate programs even big companies tracking systems mess up, I have experienced this with Aweber many times. In fact, I often call them up now after I sign up a new customer to make sure I have been credited with the commissions. Have also had difficulties extracting commissions from Clickfunnels and a few more big companies. After a few customer support tickets and a few months passing they eventually arrived.  Still waiting for some from them now, I will probably have to start sending support tickets again.

There are two different companies that are very reliable, in fact, I got paid my commissions within 2 minutes of making a sale on complete autopilot.  To become an affiliate you need to own the products first one is $595 and the other one is $295.  They pay out 50% commissions on any sale you make and yes you get paid to PayPal directly within a few minutes of making the sale. If you interested in buying these absolutely amazing products and getting paid £$347 or $147 per sale instantly let me know and I will hook you up. If I am to sum of the pro’s and cons it will go like this

Affiliate Network Pros Affiliate Programme Pros
1 They have affiliate programs for the biggest retailers They often pay out much higher commissions
2 They need to maintain a good reputation You cut out the middleman and split the revenue with the company owner.
3 They pay out commissions to tracking links that still work The commission payment comes directly from the company.
4 Not everyone gets accepted Not everyone gets accepted to the affiliate programs
5 Some of them have account managers to contact you directly After a short time, you can figure out if the affiliate program is reliable or not by testing your sales links.
6 You can find affiliate products for most niches You can build a list of your buyers more easily.
7 Selling recognised brands will increase your customer’s trust in your products There are fewer stipulations about branding and advertising etc with smaller companies
8 No need to take care of customer services When you join multiple affiliate programs your eggs are not all in one basket.
9 No need to worry about inventory No need to worry about inventory or taking care of customer services

1 Affiliate Network Cons Affiliate Program Cons
2 They will reject you more often Some will change their parameters
3 You need to fill in a gazillion application forms Some affiliate programs need you to make a certain amount of sales to get paid out your commissions.
4 They take a cut of all your commissions as well as the person who created the product or service Some affiliate programs will outsource their affiliate program rendering all your old affiliate links and posts useless.
5 Many of them pay out very low commission rates Some affiliate programs will not pay you until you contact them several times and chase them for your commissions
6 You get very little or no info about your buyers Confusing tax forms often used as an excuse for not paying out your affiliate commissions
7 Many of the big brands pay low commission rates If you do not sell regularly you may get your affiliate account canceled
8 Affiliate networks often get bought over rendering all your links useless You do not control the money,
9 Not having enough sales in a set period could get your account deleted, and then you have to set it up and reapply all over again You may have to wait for long periods of time to get paid
10 Any correspondence is going through a third party and not directly to the producers/creators Your affiliate account could be terminated and commissions forfeited if and when the payee sees fit.

Of course, I would suggest not putting all your eggs in one basket and using just affiliate programs. In fact, as I was creating this post I saw a post from a friend on Facebook and the same even goes for payment processors.

It is never a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. I think if you a serious about selling products and services online you should have your own shopping cart, offering multiple payment methods.

I do know a few amazing reliable affiliate programs that pay out within 3 mins of you making a sale, you need to buy their product before becoming an affiliate. But it is well worth it as the products are both something any marketer needs if they want to increase their sales and opt-ins.   Message me if you want to know which ones I recommend, there are also a few including top products that are hugely problematic when it comes to getting paid commissions.  Again I can warn you about those too, I will not do it publicly here.  But if you want to save yourself some hassle let me know and I will give you the info.

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