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Are You an Entrepreneur or Just a Blogger?

written by Michael Chibuzor on June 4, 2013

The Ultimate Online Profit Model

Have you found a new way to tackle problems?

If you’re not bothered about solving problems in your online business, then you may just be a blogger and not an entrepreneur. I’ll explain… keep reading…

Even before blogging became so popular, there were self-made millionaires. The World’s Richest Men knew how to identify a pressing need, and challenging themselves to see solution come to it.

In line with this, I want to ask you a simple question. “Are you an entrepreneur or just a blogger?

You may argue with me that bloggers are also entrepreneurs, and I’d say it depends on who is involved.

You see, being an entrepreneur is a mindset, not necessarily a title. It’s more about what you do, than what you say.

I’ve discovered that most bloggers out there talk too much – they write interesting articles on how to drive traffic, but they barely get enough traffic – what do you call this?

Many beginners to blogging even write about making $10,000/month in affiliate commissions, while they find it extremely difficult to earn $10.38/month themselves.

Build a business around your blog

Yes, blogging is a powerful medium to reach a wider audience and sell your products and services.

So don’t quit yet – just because you aren’t making enough money as yet. Instead, build a business around your blog and begin to think like someone who is accountable to someone else.

A lot of smart bloggers have turned simple wordpress blogs into multimillion dollar business ventures. They didn’t achieve this overnight, but they had a vision and that is the secret of their success.

If all you do when you wake up in the morning is to write a new article, visit a bunch of sites and leave a comment, I’m afraid – you’re JUST a blogger. And I feel like spanking you so badly for that…

That’s not how entrepreneurs work on their businesses. In fact, if you want to profit with your blog BIG time, you need to change your approach seriously.

You’ve purpose. You’ve passion even if you’re yet to identify it. Business owners are so passionate about their businesses. They look forward to it – it’s their life.

It’s passion that’s kept Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Sir Richard Branson and a host of other Billionaires going strong. It’s the fuel that powers your life’s engine. If you ever run dry, top it up as fast as possible.

Organize, manage and outsource

Is 24 hours enough to accomplish great things in life?

Yes it is to a certain level. Even if it doesn’t bring in many goodies, entrepreneurs wouldn’t ask for more time from God. But there is something they do… they organize, manage the time and outsource tasks.

Are you one of those bloggers who have never outsourced projects to professionals? Did you know that I make a living as a freelance writer, but I also outsource a lot of content out?

I don’t outsource my client’s project because it’s against our agreements, but I outsource a lot of writing projects for my niche sites.

You must do the same… or you’d remain broke and live as one of those BLOGGERS. BTW: If you would like me to write quality blog and guest posts for you, see my writing service.

If Bill Gates, Donald Trump and other successful bloggers were selfish, and wanted all the profit alone, I can assure you that they’d still be poor or middle class citizens.

If you’ve an active blog, then you should outsource. Once you can do that, then you can easily manage the remaining time to work on your core goals.

Don’t try to customize your blog theme yourself if you’ve better things to do. Even if you’re proficient at it, outsource to someone else and embark on other projects.

That’s what differentiates entrepreneurs from individuals who are just “bloggers.”

My hard-core advice…

In 2012, my blogging business experienced a turnaround.

Prior to that time, it was so difficult for me to earn $200/month but after I discovered this hard-core advice which I’m about to drop here, my blog started to generate income like a broken ATM.

Not in the millions, but over 500% increase from the initial meager earnings.

What did I do right? It’s so simple, but only few bloggers who have discovered their identity as entrepreneurs actually practice it.

Write down your goal

Yes, write down your goal; a clear and realistic goal.

Then every day, don’t do anything outside what you’ve made plain – think about it, talk about it, do it. Before long, you’d unlock your blog’s earning potential and build an active audience.

That’s how entrepreneurs are made – they work passionately on their goals. It’s the secret of success.

So, are you just a blogger or an entrepreneur? I want you to share your opinion on this topic – does it resonate with you in any way? The comment box is yours now – see you ahead!

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{ 31 comments }

I. C. Daniel June 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

I’m flying on internet.

Deciding is tough because I discovered is hard to make more than $1000 per month. May take a while to decide.

Best regards from I. C. Daniel

Hugh Kimura June 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

It is tough in the beginning, but stick with it because it is possible. $1,000 seems to be the first major hump to get over.

Daniel Adetunji June 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

I’m an entrepreneur, and I totally agree to your points.

Nice post Mike

Dan

Tywon June 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

This is a brilliant blog post. I do not think some people realize that they are able to build up an income from their blog. People that just have readers are just bloggers, but when you turn a reader into a buyer of one of your products or simply monetizing your blog for profits (Adsense, Chikita, etc.) then you become an entrepreneur. It all starts with the right mindset as Michael has mentioned in this blog post. Well Done! I enjoyed reading this.

Ron June 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

am Business
thank john

sandi June 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

Interesting post, John ;-)

I’m just a blogger

Ryan L. June 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

This was a very interesting post. I am new to blogging and all that it entails but this article really intrigued me. I can definitely agree with many of the points. One in particular that I found to be very true is that “being an entrepreneur is a mindset”. Great post. The hunger and drive to do better is what can set you apart from the group. Thank you.

-Ryan L.

Hotdogman June 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

This is so true. When I started blogging 6 years ago, I turned to John Chow dot Com to learn how to turn my blog into a money maker. I didn’t use everything he suggested,but I learned the value of a mailing list and good monetization strategies. At the time I was an entrepreneur in two other industries: mortgage lending and hot dogs. Now I am an entrepreneur earning a full time income (on my OWN time and terms) as a blogger! Thanks again, John!

Vineet Gupta June 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I am an Internet Entrepreneur & Network Marketing Coach, Blogging these days, Haha :D

Andreas June 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

This is very true. If you keep on doing the same things then you will keep getting the same results . many bloggers just talk about making a lot money of money but in reality they dont make as much as they claim. The secret to make real money is just to sell products that are a solution to your audience`s needs . ITS useless to just blog and get peanuts at the end.

arif mardiyanto June 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm

yes.. what you said is true,… its not only blogging stuff if we want to be net entrepreneur.. there should be MINDSET that is become the basic principle..

jason June 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Nice post – if all bloggers had the focus and mindset, they all would make a nice steady income ;-)

Norm June 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Been an entrepreneur is truely about mindset and 100% dedication.

No matter what people tell you about your dream is stupid, not making enough money, dumb to quit your career etc. You keep persisting till you get there.

Troy Vayanos June 4, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Great post John,

I realise after reading this I have definitely fallen in the blogger mindset. For my blog I need to focus more on solving people’s problems and taking more of an active interest in their wants and needs.

My goal is to replace my current monthly salary!

Cheers

sumit June 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm

nice post Mike

i think most people are not eager to buy online they want stuff for free. and those people who blog for any purpose get more traffic because they write genuinely for readers and for selling products online.

you can monetize this traffic with adsense ads and earn money from it.

and i think these are also called entrepreneurs.

Glenn Shepherd June 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

Hi Michael,

Thanks for another great post. Whilst it’s true that bloggers can be entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs can be bloggers, the two are not mutually exclusive.

A blogger who uses his blog in the right way and becomes an entrepreneur, ah – that is where the magic happens!

I’m still working on the entrepreneurial side of things but perhaps therein lies the key – work. As you mentioned, there are those who write about things on their blogs but don’t get the results they’re writing about. I believe that this is a ‘fake it ’til you make it’ approach and isn’t one that makes for a good business foundation.

I believe that it’s much better to be yourself with your blog and write about what you know, what you’re learning, your successes and your failures.

Also writing down your goals is essential, I completely agree. Then you can break things down and work out how you will achieve them, ensuring that you stick with your plan and not deviating from your course.

Thank again Michael :-)

Regards,
Glenn

Jay Hibberd June 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

Great blog – being an entrepreneur is certainly a mindset! I love your idea of writing down your goal then every day, doing nothing other than thinking about it, talking about it and doing it – it’s essential to stay focused and passionate about your goals!

faisal June 5, 2013 at 5:17 am

Its actually a mix of both.

Erwin June 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

Hi everyone,

I must agree with you Michael. I was just a blogger but from some time I try to change it to become a entrepreneur.
And I know it won’t happen overnight.

It takes hard work and time to achieve our goals and I know the importance of writting our plans on paper with dates.

I wish you all luck.

Erwin

Brad June 5, 2013 at 10:36 am

Great Article!

I believe the reason why entrepreneurs are able to work hard and achieve great things is because they believe that they are changing the world for the better. As you said, they offer a product or service that solves a problem and improves the quality of life for us all.

Having said that, even when you are passionate about what you do it can be a challenge to achieve your goals and prioritize your time properly. This makes me wonder….

How do you motivate yourself to work hard and make sure you stay sharp?

Keshav Yadav June 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

great post! it covers every crucial point

Louis June 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

You have to love what you’re doing to become an entrepreneur. That way, you’ll see problems as means to improve instead of hindrances. And IMO, being an online entrepreneur is what people need to dive in nowadays, at least look at.

Erik von Werlhof June 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Wow! This post really lays it out on the table & causes one to look at themselves in the mirror. I must admit; when it comes to being able to answer the question with regard to what one’s goal is; it’s not always easy. As for me, I started out as a blogger and am making my way over to the far end of the entrepreneurial side. People need to offer value to their audience in order to achieve the financial success they desire.

Much thanks for writing this post!

kyri kyriacou June 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I will use this example i heard many years back. There was two pharmacists, one very successful and the other just getting by. The struggling pharmacist thought he knew everything and felt he was the only person competent to run his business. He spent day and night in his shop trying to succeed alone without any joy.

The successful pharmacist on the other hand hired a competent manager to run his shop to free up his time to fulfill his vision. He then opened a second shop and hired the right people to make that also a success. Eventually he created a chain of 20 profitable shops earning him a huge income every month with little effort.

Rácz-Akácosi Attila June 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

In little coutry (I am from Hungary (Middle-Europe)) it is very hard to make money from blog. Everything write from “making money methods” but most of peolpe are very poor.
While the most enterprise’s website have own blog with some weak posts, I made just a blog with just useful content from marketing, but I don’t write “how to make money” articles. I try do it, not write it.
And the blog posts bring me clients.
Your post tells me, I go on the right way, thank you…
Attila, from Hungary
(And sorry for my english)

Michael June 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Great Post.

Chirag June 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

may be a blogger yet… but now turning into a entrepreneur !

nice post :)

Riza June 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Agree on entrepreneur being a mindset but really, it is also a title. But one should work hard to earn that title just like what you’re article explained.

Anyway, that question really is a thought to ponder. I couldn’t agree more with the advice especially that you’re a living example for what you preach.

Thanks, Michael! I’ve read your article on Kingged.com, an IM social networking site. :)

http://www.kingged.com/are-you-an-entrepreneur-or-just-a-blogger

John June 15, 2013 at 3:07 am

Everyone want to become entrepreneur and make decent income Online. Thanks for sharing such valuable information here.

Jen June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Nice! I thought it would be much more simple. Opened my website and then … nothing! Now I’m looking for any advice I can get! I’ve got one of those “every member and affiliate” websites, where you can earn 45% on first tier and 5% on second tier, every month. Where can I advertise this effectively. I’ve put it on US free ads and I am on 5 social networks, but nothing yet! What am I doing wrong, or what should I be doing? Can you help? Thanks, Jen [email protected] Appreciate!

Brad June 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

What do you think it takes for one to go the next step. Is it passion for what you stand for and dedication?