I been a nolifer for more than 10 years. I know this stuff.
I’ve been trying to earn money online 6 years, unsuccessfully.
3 months ago I started this blog, with a vision that someday I will be banking some cash. If I won’t make money after 20 years, then this means blogging is a really bad way to make money.
Nolifing is easy, you sleep, eat, shitpost, repeat.
Being a nolifer is a really boring lifestyle, you have to like boredom at your core to be a nolifer.
In fact, there’s nothing to tell about being a nolifer.
But at least I’m prolific on the web. I’m always making videos, and writing. Because I love this thing.
I don’t do SEO or marketing, because I really don’t care about the outcome of my blog. Yeah I know – I should do better, but whatever man.
My day usually starts with waking up, taking a smoke, making some coffee and then I enter the matrix for a day. Anybody can be a nolifer – it’s an uninteresting life and it’s boring.
I’m sort of an idler. I spend my days being idle. Because in my opinion there’s just too much stuff going on in the world. And the competition is stiff.
Everybody’s competing for your dollar. I don’t want to compete. I’m staying away from competition. Whilst having a great blog is competitive business because wherever you look every niche possible is taken, every type of blog post is written and there’s this oversupply of blogs which simply means that blogging is a waste of time.
Because I’m a pro at wasting time I have chosen blogging as my occupation. I believe that someday I will be rich. Maybe.
In fact. I don’t want to be rich. I just want to have enough and doing my calculations I need somewhat 2000€ per month and man, this will be hard to achieve because currently I’m making just 2€ per month by selling kindle books.
Today I haven’t monetized this blog, but soon I will. When I reach 1000 visits per day. I know blogging is hard, it’s way harder than the experts say, well it’s easy when you’re an expert, but when you’re an amateur with no realization what you’re doing – it’s hard, man.
Currently I’m getting just 10 visits per day. Imagine, my blog has to increase it’s traffic by 1000% it’s going to be hard.
In fact, I sit here in my room, with no fucking clue what I’m doing.
I guess in the end, people have to like what you write. You don’t need all that seo and marketing. You want your blog to market itself and it has to be a good blog to market itself.
Sure SEO helps, and marketing helps. But I want organic growth.
Since every single post type is written. I don’t bother with SEO, because the competitors will outcompete my blog anyway.
Sure I should have a blogging strategy, but whatever man.
I’m here just to write and maybe you’ll enjoy what I write. It all comes down to this, people might like what I write or people might not like what I write.
Being a nolifer is like the lamest thing that can happen.
The problem with many blogs is that people can’t find them. I’m not a marketer, I’m just a writer and whilst I write – I don’t do any marketing.
Seth Godin said that you don’t have to market your blog. Advertising costs money and is very expensive. While organic growth is free, but can take much longer. But I’m not an expert on this issue.
As I told before I’m into philosophy.
I know if I will stick to blogging some people might read my blog. I watch my blog stats and people spend a freaking hour on my blog, this is a good indicator.
Since I knew about blogging I wanted to be a blogger. Not for profit, but for the occupation itself, because blogging is really an interesting occupation.
I write maybe 7 years almost daily, I had this lithuanian blog which I wrote 2 years, but then I killed it. Don’t have access to it. But whatever man.
Sure blogging itself is extremely easy when you’re just writing, but it becomes tough when you want to make money. To be frank, I doubt I’ll ever make 2000€ from this blog. Because I’m not into sales. I just don’t want to sell anything.
Personally I believe that my writing isn’t that bad but it’s not the format the web wants. My products are bad. I sure could sell some swag through teespring – but who’ll buy it. It’s easy to get into sales, but you’re not an entrepreneur or salesman if you don’t get any sales.
I want to shift my reality from being a nolifer to being a lifer. But for it to happen I need cash. Everybody’s competing for your dollar and I mean everybody.
I don’t want my blog to be aggressive. I don’t want to bribe subscribers with freebies. Because a freebie is not free, because every single blog has those upsells, where they want you to buy the product.
But I don’t need a product which is just an informational product, there’s abundance of information – why should I buy it?
I had this book “the laptop lifestyle” man, it’s crap – I’m just glad I got it for free.
I know a lot about blogging, but I’m just lazy to do everything by the book. Why should I do things other people are telling how, why can’t I do things my own way?
That’s the main issue. Those marketers are selling the ‘dream’ as if it was a blueprint to success. Everybody knows that things which are oversupplied are worthless.
As yann girard said: only 1% of creatives earn money.
There’s oversupply of this garbage creativity. Man my stuff is garbage but I’m glad I’m not the only one producing garbage.
If my stuff was not garbage I’ve already would have those 2000€. Because I’m writing 7 or 6 years. I can’t remember.
Blogging doesn’t have to be this long boring journey. It’s that the texts don’t resonate with people and back in the day it was easier to rank on Google.
People at Google are doing these updates which do punish the creators.
It’s better to get traffic of Google, somehow. I don’t know how.
I’m pissed to be a no lifer. I want my cash… But I won’t get it, probably, or maybe I will. I don’t know.