Blake Leeper – What a F#$%ing Legend: Bending Your Reality

First, I suggest you watch this interview:

I hadn’t heard of Blake Leeper before, but to give you a really quick summary.

Blake was born without both his legs.  The story could have ended up with him being confined to a wheel chair all his life, but that’s not what happened…

He has set his mind to being the fastest man alive.

Wait?! A man without legs being the fastest man alive?

YES!

Blake hasn’t let his “disability” disable him.

He has a clear goal and he is taking action to achieve it.

Do people scoff at him and laugh and tell him to set his sights on more realistic goals? Certainly.

But he doesn’t let that stop him, because his goal is clear in his mind. He has absolute certainty.

If you every think that you are encountering adversity or if people try and cut you down and laugh at your goals, you have a choice.

Listen to them and leave your dreams by the wayside and live a mediocre life.

Or live in your own certainty and achieve the seemingly impossible.

23 Bloggers Who Share Their Income Reports

Personally I find it very useful that some bloggers share their income reports.  Pat Flynn I think started this trend of transparency and his openness has garnered a lot of success in terms of gathering a large and trusting audience.

Starting out in business I find it is such a mental game.  The belief that you can actually make an income online is something that you need to believe in the core of your soul, so that you can push through the difficult starting times and ultimately realize your goal.

For me, being around people or reading blogs such as those listed below, have helped me see that people ARE making money online and that it can be done.  They are normal people, like you and me.  Some might be more intelligent, some less. Some more charismatic, some less. Some betters writers, some less.  The major trait I find that’s important is persistence and consistency.

So feel free to explore the blogs below and see that it is possible with a bit of perseverance to create a passive income business online.

List of Bloggers Publishing Income Reports

Entrepreneur On Fire (EOFIRE)

  • Income:  ~ $200,000 per month
  • Business Podcast
  • Major Sources of Income: Podcast Sponsorship, Freedom Journal (physical product), Online Course (Podcaster’s Paradise), Affiliate Income.

Smart Passive Income (Pat Flynn)

  • Income:  ~ $150,000+ per month
  • Blogs About: How to make money online
  • Major Sources of Income: Affiliate Income (Bluehost, internet business related)

Project Life Mastery

  • Income: ~$90,000 per month
  • Blogs About: Making money online, goal setting, motivation, productivity.
  • Major Sources of Income: Kindle Book Publishing, Courses (Morning Ritual Mastery, K Mastermind (for Kindle Publishing), Course on Kindle Publishing).
  • Income:  $65,000 per month (last reported)
  • Business:  Wordpress Assistance as a Service
  • Major Source of Income: Core business
  • Income:  ~$60,000 per month
  • Blogs About: Food, Blogging.
  • Major Sources of Income: Affiliate Income, (AdThrive, Bluehost), Food Photography eBook, Workshops.
  • Income:  ~$60,000 per month
  • Blogs About: Blogging, Budgeting, Personal Finance
  • Major Sources of Income: Affiliate (Bluehost / How to Start a Blog, Online Survey Companies), Advertising / Sponsorship on Site.

Just a Girl and Her Blog

  • Income: ~$50,000 per month
  • Blogs About:  Home Organization & Decoration.
  • Major Source of Income:  Online Course (Book Boss – Write and Launch a Profitable eBook in 90 days or less), eBook on Blogging, Affiliate Income (BlueHost / How To Start A Blog).
  • Minor Sources: eBooks related to Home Organization & Decoration, other affiliate commissions related to blogging niche.
  • Major Breakthrough: Launched eBook on How to Launch a Blog.
  • Income: ~$50,000 per month
  • Major Sources of Income: Online Courses (internet marketing related)
  • Income: ~$40,000 per month
  • Business: Product Reviews
  • Major Sources of Income:  Affiliate Income, Online Course.
  • Income:  ~$20,000 per month
  • Major Sources of Income:  Amazon FBA, Service Business, other.
  • Income:  ~$20,000 per month
  • Major Sources of Income:  Affiliate Income, Drop-shipping Sites.
  • Income ~$20,000 per month
  • Major Sources of Income:  Affiliate Income
  • Income: ~$20,000 per month
  • Blogs About: Finance, other.
  • Major Sources of Income: Ad Revenue.
  • Income:  ~$10,000 per month
  • Business: HTML5 Games
  • Income:  ~$10,000 per month
  • Blogs About:  Making money online
  • Major Sources of Income:  Amazon FBA

What can you learn from this?

Affiliate income is extremely significant (with two notable Affiliate programs being BlueHost and AdThrive).

Most of these bloggers make money from teaching people how to blog.

Exceptions to the above is Kindle Book sales (as well as teaching people how to sell Kindle Books), Amazon FBA, Online Games.

 

Focus

Focus is critical to your success.

When you start out in business you may not be focussed, and that is natural.

You need to fire shots in lots of different directions and see what hits.

As soon as you have found something that works you need to focus.

I know, its hard.

Especially with entrepreneurial ADD.

But you need to.

And you will find that it is so freeing when you finally make the decision to focus on one project.

At a certain stage in our business, we were firing in all sorts of directions.

And then we decided to focus on one particular business (in our case, social casino).

If someone tells me about some cool new opportunity, I know that I won’t chase after that new shiny object.

If someone wants to partner with me on a project, I’ll immediately and politely say “No” and “thank you for thinking of me, but I have all my focus on one project at the moment.”

It is liberating.

And it also gives you a chance to succeed.