1 Super Sneaky Profitable Secret of Successful Bloggers

“Ryan, can you get me on Forbes?”

“Ryan, who do I have to talk to for a feature on Entrepreneur?”

I get these emails and social media messages regularly. Way too regularly.

I sometimes ignore the messages outright. Too much desperation. But sometimes I respond with the simple message to create and connect persistently, for years, to gain the right, the privilege, and to pay your dues to appear on such world famous sites.

After reading this brilliant blog post by Gary Vaynerchuk I wanted to share 1 profitable, prospering, powerful secret of super successful bloggers.

The Secret

As I release my eBook How to Develop Blogging Posture I’m sharing this secret that ties in well to Gary’s message.

It is….*keep doing* what you love doing despite results or outcomes or views or traffic or profits or comments or shares….because if you persistently follow your passion no matter what the passion expands into wild, stunning success.

Gary gets emails from people asking how he got featured on Conan. He explains how he started at 0. Meaning, he started at zero followers, but passionately and persistently rendered helpful service and build friendships over years, even if he made little money or drove scant traffic or landed few interviews, as a newbie.

Then, Gary talks about having the posture to keep doing interviews – 2,000 plus for him, he notes – despite a large number of these interviews getting 1 page view, or 10 page views. This is the secret, which I have experienced personally: when you follow your passion, without giving much thought to how many people see you in one place, or the profits earned through the sharing or featuring, your presence expands like wildlife.

Struggling bloggers obsess over trying to squeeze as much traffic or profits through 1 or 2 or 3 channels as humanly possible.

Guys like Gary V and me obsess over following our passion, sharing value, making friends and accepting interviews, or sharing that value, across 50,000 platforms or 500,000 platforms, without caring if some platforms get zero or 1 views.

We plant seeds for the present and the future. Which is why Gary is world famous and which is also why I am popping up on the radar more often, and why is why I have been featured on Virgin, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox News.

It is not about obsessing over slapping a home run out of the park via a viral blog post. It is about maintaining a viral online presence, making a positive impact in a million places at once.

This is the profitable secret of hyper successful bloggers: following your passion and helping folks thru a wide range of channels without focusing much of outcomes helps you make more money and become more famous over the short run and long run.

Practical Example

My new YouTube videos get 4 or 5 views sometimes.

But I also get 100 plus views per Facebook Live video.

I get 40 plus views per Periscope video.

I have 115,000 views on my Quora answers.

I get 50 listens per podcast episode, and that number increases every day.

I have 51,000 Twitter followers.

I am driving a higher volume of traffic through Blogging From Paradise.

I have placed over 1000 guest posts.

I have been featured on at least 400 blogs or podcasts or radio shows.

Can’t you see this secret, at work?

It is not 1 channel, or viewers or listeners or readers through 1 or 2 channels, that dictate your blogging success.

It is following your passion, having fun and helping people, and seizing as many platforms as possible through which to share value and have fun, that creates a cumulative effect which dictates your blogging success.

I recall the first few days of publishing my podcast. I had 7 listens per episode. But one of those listeners bought 80 of my 126 eBooks.

I recall a recent guest post I submitted. A reader commented how he bought 4 of my eBooks.

I doubled my list size over the past 3 months.

I am following this secret, appearing to be everywhere by gobbling up opportunities and appearing on platforms to spread love, to make friends, to help people and to have fun.

Do not focus on outcomes guys. Follow your passion, fall in love with the process of creating and connecting across a wide range of platforms and see the total body of work.

When you persistently help folks in many different areas, for years, you will see stunning blogging success.


13 thoughts on “1 Super Sneaky Profitable Secret of Successful Bloggers”

  1. Hi Enstine,
    What a great post!
    I remember the day everything changed for me too.
    I was looking at my traffic and how after over a year it appeared as if I was standing still.
    There was no growth and I was about to give up. Then, my mentor, Dereco Cherry shared with me to just stay consistant to doing the thing I love: Writing post that I believed helped others. So, even with a heavy heart, I kept going.
    I truely believed that what I was writting HAD to have impact on at least ONE persons life and that is all that matters!

    Today, following my mentors advice (and the points you bring out in this post), I have now developed an engaging audience that enjoy the help. And, because of my persistance, people are taking notice of my desire to help them and reach out to ME!

    So, if anyone reads this post (and its comments) know, Enstine is on the money here.
    Continue to follow your passion. Write with others in mind instead of results…
    and the results will come!

  2. Hey Ryan,
    Thanks for sharing this awesome article. I am too suffering from low traffic and overall 10-15 page views. It is extremely hard to not give up at this time. But after reading your article, I have motivated myself to keep doing and reminded myself why I started in the first place.Thanks again 🙂

  3. Hey, Ryan!

    Gary, you, and Esntine are the great examples to follow!

    Things are really got started at zero! And persistence will land you ahead in the success.

    Best one you did, brother!

    Keep growin’!

    ~ Adeel

  4. Hi Enstine and Ryan,

    I’ve followed both of you enough to have noticed that each of your success is like a domino affect.

    The more confident you are, the more you share what you love and being obvious that you love what you do, you are putting the “Law of Attraction” into play. Positive draws positive and the more you attract, the better you feel because you’re making people feel good and showing them how to love what they do too.

    Thank you both so much for providing the value, the passion and the genuine happiness for what you are building for yourselves and your families and sharing this secret with us to either do or don’t do for ourselves. “It’s our choice.”

  5. Hello Ryan, all your articles are very interesting iam loving all your write ups. This post kept me engaged a lot i will surely try to follow the tips you have mentioned here to be a successful blogger. Thanks and do share more.

  6. It’s very hard to stay as active as you, Ryan. But I will definitely try! Not only are you extremely active, but you’re very personable; something that is nearly impossible to do online.

  7. Hi Ryan,

    I couldn’t agree more with you. I have been blogging for bout 6 months now and it has really been tough at times especially at the beginning. You have to love what you do to keep up.
    At some point even Google Analytic was shocked to notice no page views in 2 days and asked me to verify if my site was OK hahahah.

    Thanks for sharing.

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