Mission: To provide in one place, the resources, education and inspiration to help YOU achieve your dream of building a business from your blog.
Vision: To be a one-stop resource and an authentic wellspring of inspiration and business-building tips, resources and strategies for bloggers and small business entrepreneurs.
Why the WIJ: After 5years as a blogger I’m fully convinced that the biggest problem STOPPING many bloggers from success is the LACK of the fundamentals of building a REAL business online. This is why many bloggers work so hard without any tangible results.
To this end, each content on this site is packaged to do exactly what the tag line promises: inspiring and empowering YOU for real results!
You will not get your typical make money blogging tips here. Instead you will have insightful real-life business building advice that will help you build your online business; create your own marketing structure and flourish online.
Every article or blog post would be bursting with nuggets of wisdom, business building tips and proven strategies gleaned from successful online entrepreneurs and Probloggers but presented NOT in some GURU talk but in a language that YOU can easily comprehend and apply!
So if, as a blogger, you think you are not getting the results you want; if you feel like you’re stuck, confused and lack direction…
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Do you care if I tell you my story? Of course, it’s a little long but I’m sure it will give you some insights into what this blog stands for. Alright!
I’m Chadrack Irobogo, a serial entrepreneur and a blogger. Besides this blog I run several other niche blogs making money from Amazon.com, ClickBank.com and some CPA offers!
It was back in the year 2006, that I got to know of the potentials of the internet as a business tool. The prospect was so awesome that I was immediately hooked!
Before then, I had started a brick and mortar business and already knew the rigors involved in running a business. However, the idea of building a “global” business without breaking the bank, was something irresistible for me. And so, sometime that same year, I started researching and studying what it takes to start an online business.
Once I was satisfied that I knew enough to start, I jumped in starting with what then was known as BUM marketing – a form of article marketing that really did not require you building a website or even an email list to make money.
I was able to pull in a few successes from promoting affiliate products back then. However following some changes in article submission directories like ezinearticles.com and the advent of what is now known as Web 2.0, BUM marketing as an online business model was no longer feasible.
This was when I looked blogging as a business model, since I was already adept at writing articles.
Make Money Blogging – a Slippery Field!
Hopping into the blogging bandwagon in 2009 was really fun. At first, it was simply a great adventure. However, I soon discovered that there was so much distractions and if not carefully handled you could easily be sidetracked!
Of course, I fell victim to this in my first few years as a blogger. Being deeply influenced by the many WRONG ideas and notions about “making money blogging” flying around the blogosphere, I ended up running round in circles and struggling for about 3 years as a blogger. During this period I erroneously measured my “success” with what other bloggers were also counting as success indicators – blog comments, social media mentions, epic (high quality) posts, etc.
Hard work that never translated into any monetary gains!
My moment of reality came when sometime in 2012 I discovered that many of the bloggers I considered successful (because of the robust community they have been able to build around their blogs) were actually making little or nothing – in fact, many of them have already thrown in the trowel!
Piqued by this reality I did a little research which uncovered more startling revelations - about 95% or more of those who desire to make a living online through blogging never really make a single dollar from their efforts!
Dazed about these stats I made a post: Hey Blogger, Please Quit! which was a wake up call for bloggers to reappraise their blogging purpose and start building businesses and NOT just blogs! This is because from my research I discovered that the problem lies in the fact that many bloggers are NOT building businesses despite “working very hard” on their blogs.
This was my turn-around point!
So, How Can I Help You?
The recent happenings around the blogosphere, where many bloggers are now abandoning their blogs after years of hard work is a testament to the hard realities I saw back in 2012.
The good news is that for the past couple of years, I have been studying some of the very successful online Gurus and Probloggers with the mind of understanding WHAT they are doing and HOW they are doing it!
From my research I have uncovered some of the outstanding truths about making money blogging and building successful online businesses. It is true that the internet can be a goldmine but unfortunately, most people who want to make a living online don’t have a clue how to take advantage of all of the resources and internet marketing platforms available to them.
Indeed, building a successful online business is like solving a jigsaw puzzle – except you have a clear picture of what you’re looking for you will end up fumbling around without achieving much!
This is why there is so much advice and interesting ideas about succeeding online out there but only a few actually put these things into practice and come out with the type of success they desire!
But after about 2years of research and testing some of these ideas, I’ve gained a very clear understanding of what this game is all about and this is what I intend to put at your service on this blog. You’ll learn from all my years online, the GOOD and the BAD that I’ve gone through.
What I can say now is that I’ve found all the ways to FAIL, and now I’ve found the way to TRULY SUCCEED online. All of these I’ve gained from the school of hard knocks and I know you can benefit with my knowledge.
Now, I must be clear about this, I’m not claiming to be a GURU. I don’t live in a million dollar house nor drive fancy sports cars. I’m not right now even earning a full time income from my online business.
However, I’m always researching and testing what is working and what is not working. This blog is therefore a platform for me to showcase and share my entrepreneurial experiences (both successes and failures) so you can learn from them.
This is why I’m asking you to join me in this journey by joining the WIJ Insiders’ Newsletter. Apart from the exclusive content you will receive, you will also gain instant access to a powerful 7-Part e-Course specially package from the 7 CORE areas I’ve found to be the fundamentals on building a successful online business.
IMPORTANT: If you have always wanted to build a REAL, profitable, long-term business that provides the FREEDOM you’ve always wanted then, CLICK the button to get the e-course PLUS future updates in your inbox!
Remember, creating a business demands creativity and strategic planning. You cannot succeed by copying anyone but you can kickstart your success by learning from others. Click the button right now and frog-leap your success today.
Thanks for taking the time to read this long introduction. If you will take the necessary actions today, I assure you that you have not read this in vain!
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