A lot of people ask me about how to best monetize their blogs.
Do they place ads? Do they try to sell them to their readers directly? Do they sell merchandise?
Well, the truth is this…
You can only monetize the knowledge and experience you have accumulated. Either by creating a digital product, such as an eBook, or by creating an online course.
That’s the future…
And if 2020 taught us anything at all, it’s this: there’s so much more we can do with the technology that is readily available to us.
So, if you’re interested in maybe creating and selling an online course, there’s this super cool (and FREE) virtual event taking place on January 25th.
Plenty of high-profile speakers, including blogging guru Neil Patel.
Amplify 2021 is a free-to-attend virtual summit designed to help you create, launch, and scale your first – or next – online course. Join 15+ top course creation experts for actionable sessions that will empower you to turn your unique expertise into an online course business your community will go wild for.
Some two hundred years ago Spanish artist Francisco Goya portrayed what he called, “El sueño de la razón produce monstruos.”
The sleep of reason produces monsters.
Or, to quote Archibald MacLeish, “The only thing about a man that is a man . . . is his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.”
It is our ability to reason, to think deeply about a topic or idea or notion that truly matters.
Now, there’s a bit of a scandal (that’s an overstatement) in the tennis world because a former professional tennis player (and tournament owner), Ion Tiriac, made a statement that Serena Williams should retire because of her age and weight.
Her husband, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, decided to stand up for his wife:
If that was his one and only comment, it would have been a proper response to what he perceived to be an insult towards his wife.
But he went on:
I believe this is a teachable moment, and I will try to explain why, because when reason falls asleep, we tend to say dumb stuff that might make us look ridiculous to those who still have higher brain function.
“The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive.” — Seneca
The oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon, has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877. Just above the players’ entrance to the Centre Court, the tournament’s main arena, inscribed are two lines from Rudyard Kipling’s “If:”
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same