16 Comments

  1. Hena
    June 14, 2017 @ 4:06 pm

    Makes so much sense. Feeling my perspective broadened. Thanks.

  2. Brennon
    June 15, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

    What a great way of putting this! Thanks, Ruth!

  3. Linda
    June 15, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

    Thank you for this! An important way to look at what I’m doing. Also reduces stress to not have it all in one basket.

  4. Jaqui Miles
    June 15, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

    Very encouraging Ruth! Multiple streams is a concept I am familiar with and embrace. Now I just need to make some money. 😉

  5. Chris
    June 15, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

    This will change how I post each week. Thanks a bunch!

  6. Myra Hyland-Samson
    June 15, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

    What a fantastic reframing of this issue. I’m going to bookmark this and come back to it periodically, whenever I need a reminder to diversify outside my blog. Thanks Ruth. I find your posts truly insightful.

  7. Amy @ The Quiet Homemaker
    June 15, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I was just talking to a blogging friend about the mindset of blogging. The first mindset to me is: is this a hobby or something I want to make money at. If I want to make money, then my mindset needs to be, this is a job. And the more consistently I show up to that job, the more I get paid.
    This that you wrote is where I need to go next, I think.
    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful tips and help!

  8. BOBBIE CARLTON-HESS
    June 15, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

    Ruth, this blog came at a perfect time.

    I posted my very first blog today.

    My website and blog are the first steps to building my author platform.

  9. Grandi | My Aggrandized Life
    June 15, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

    Thanks, Ruth! I love where you mention a blog is an asset of a business, not the business as a whole. That’s really a very helpful way to think of it – and very accurate. My blog is my marketing tool and my products are my business. Again – another inspiring bit of advice. Thank so much!

  10. Flavia
    June 16, 2017 @ 9:16 am

    This is something I have struggled with in the past few months. Thanks for putting it out, in black and white. Simple.

    Thanks, Ruth!

  11. Rae
    June 17, 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge of blogging and the business side of it. I enjoy reading your posts.

  12. Sveny
    June 18, 2017 @ 4:37 am

    Wow, this is a great inspirational article, thanks..

  13. Darlene Norris
    June 18, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

    Betty Blogger described me to a tee. I had a couple of blogs several years back that did pretty well for me. I worked my tail off, writing articles and doing everything I could to please Google, while chasing keywords and page views.

    All my hard work was starting to pay off. I was beginning to make serious money as an affiliate marketer. But then the first Google Panda update hit, and my blog traffic vanished overnight. It was devastating, and since all my eggs were in one basket, there wasn’t much I could do, other than watching it all go down the drain.

    It’s taken me several years to even think about trying another blog, since I worked so hard on my old blogs that I burned myself out. But I can see that morphing into Emily Entrepreneur is the only way to go. I’m going to be spending a lot of time here, absorbing your lessons. Great article!

  14. Katie@MySweetHomeLife
    June 22, 2017 @ 4:56 am

    So I’m thinking about this and I’m imagining my business personified, to be like a super helpful friend. And when my avatar needs her friend, her friend in turn might point her to her blog, or list, or her products, whatever it is that my avatar needs, even if she isn’t sure she needs it yet. This is a bit of a mindshift for me, and I can tell it will take a while to fully work out what my friend is offering, but it does make sense!

  15. Carolin
    June 29, 2017 @ 5:57 am

    Thank you for this post! It was just what I needed, especially as I am brand new to blogging.

  16. Debi @ Rescue Dogs 101
    July 14, 2017 @ 10:32 am

    When I first had the idea to start my blog, I was all over the place with ideas, but thanks to taking the EBA course, I think I am on the right track of being the “Entrepreneur Emily” 🙂