Money is a great motivator. It is also the root of all evil, buys happiness, does not indicate true wealth and is the only thing worth getting up for in the morning. Which one of these is true? You decide.
See, as soon as you make an investment, financial or otherwise, you feel committed to what you invested in. You want it to thrive. You want it to succeed. You care about it’s wellbeing.
The best thing you can do if you want the motivation and staying power on your blog is to purchase the domain name. Buy business cards and merchandise. Now there is no excuse not to put in the hard work.
You felt strongly enough to invest in your business, now make that investment go to work and make you money. It’s called interest. Banks use this same principle all the time. You have put your money in their bank, now they are going to give you something in exchange for trusting and believing in them enough to do so. It may only be 2%, but any return is a good return.
Oh and besides money, sticking with your blog, or anything in life, even when it seems like you are getting nothing back is a good builder of character. You may also get a feeling that you are accomplishing something, broadening you networking and marketing skills, helping others and generally trying to be a positive force in the world.
So go on, monetise your blog. I dare you.
Money Quotes to chew on courtesy of Brainy Quote:
“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” Albert Einstein
“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” Oscare Wilde
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” Ayn Rand
“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” Pablo Picasso
“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” J. Paul Getty
“It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” Albert Camus
“The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” Kim Hubbard