Start Blogging – for beginners

Blogging Word Cloud
Once I asked my daughter what she wanted to do later. She said Blogging. In my time the most common answer would have been a teacher, accountant, lawyer, nurse, or police.  At first, I was asking myself if you could make a living from it? How does that work? So it was time to update me.


What are blogging, a blogger, and a blog?

Since 1990, people have been using the world wide web for regular recordkeeping of things that happened. This was the creation of a web·log. Now we have shortened the word to blog. So to blog means writing regularly on a website about things that are happening.

So a person that is a blogger, is a person that has a blog. In other words that person is blogging.

Bloggers write regularly about an event, topic, situation, something they love. There are people blogging about the music they love ( or about yoga ( or about sneakers ( and it is a never-ending list.Blogger making a blog

Time passed and guess what? Mom became a blogger before the daughter. I write about Affiliate Marketing ( on this site and about Forex Trading training on another ( Writing almost every day a little I came to realize that people like to share things and are looking for information the whole time. No wonder that Google is so popular. Especially when you are older you have experienced so much that you want to share this with others. I had a lot of academic and professional education, not realizing that I was lacking financial education. I want to tell people of this so that they do not have wait as long as I. But blogging is for young people too. Blogging is about writing and using technology and social media. The world of our youth!



Earn an income blogging

Blogging has become popular because you can earn a living blogging. This is possible in various ways. But what is the difference with a normal website? A website is normally static, meaning that you put the information once there and it changes only when your product or contact information or something like that changes. With blogging, you constantly update posts on your website. People that visit your website get new information from you like every week or so. Some people blog every day. Your visitors get engaged and at some time they start to trust you. Through comments, they can leave a comment and you can answer. This means that you have direct and personal contact with your customers all over the world. When they trust you, they are willing to buy something from you too. Will you leave me a comment too? I would appreciate that.

But how is all this writing bringing in the bucks?

Visitors to your blog will know that you will be putting new information on your website will visit you regularly. If you do not want them to miss out, you can ask them to enter their information on an email list. Your visitors will receive an email as soon as you write a new blog. If they have bought something, they will be reminded of the product again and maybe buy again or recommend it to a friend. You can also use your blog to give your visitors tips and or let your visitors know of new deals and developments.

Even when you are not selling a product you can have a blog and make use of Affiliate Marketing. In another post on this website, I explained what Affiliate Marketing is all about. Here the same principle applies. Visitors will gain trust in you because you publish content that is unique, Here your passion has to shine through. It is important to write about something you are passionate about. It makes it easier to write and also to find new topics to write about. People must feel your passion and maybe they will fall in love with you or your product.


Work at homeOther benefits for a blogger

As a blogger, you can work from home or anywhere. All you need are a computer, internet, and ideas.

You can also work when you want to.

You will be your own boss, this means also that you need self-discipline.

With blogging, you can earn passive income. Write for some hours and earn while sleeping.

Blogging gives you the opportunity to share your story with the world.

You can gain recognition for your business or yourself. Some people started blogging and now they are making movies, writing books or even traveling for companies so they can blog about their travels.

But remember writing takes time and the rewards will not be in your bank account, just after finishing your first post.

Getting help to start

There are a lot of bloggers, there are so many ways to start. Most people start with building a website. This can take some time to build if you are not technologically savvy. There are ways to have a website up and running in no time with domain names and all the things you should have.

I would recommend you to start with a program that will help you, guide you step by step. You will know what to do and in which order. It can be scary to be alone on a journey with no clues where to go or what to do. On this website, you will find reviews of different training programs like Affilorama, Elite Marketing Pro and Wealthy Affiliate. Read and find out which one will suit you best.

Now is blogging something for you?

You would not know until you start. Try it, feel and see for yourself what it is. Like I said before it was no idea of mine to start blogging but I started with Wealthy Affiliate and I got hooked. With Wealthy Affiliate, you can start for free. It would cost you nothing, but you will gain some experience.

Start your own blog now!!





Fear our worst enemy

Many times I have asked my self why I did not realize what I want. I have tried to do everything my parents told me. I worked hard and I was always in the top 3 at school and in sports. I studied at a university, got good jobs and still have a good job. I was the Curacao table tennis champion, went to a World Championship and till this day I am the sub-champion of Curacao.

All this was to reach a moment in life to do whatever I wanted, a life of financial freedom so I could do what I want.

I was almost a half-century old and I still was still not where I thought I would be. My hard work didn’t take me where I wanted to be. There are many reasons for this. It wasn’t until l read ‘Rich dad, poor dad’ from Robert Kiyosaki and later ‘Think and Grow Rich’ from Napoleon Hill, that I understood that there were mind steps to be taken to reach financial freedom. Both books can be bought at

They teach you what needs to happen in your mind, to start your online business, to have riches. Only then you can understand and make use of the laws of nature, like the law of attraction.

One of the first things to do is to get rid of fear, our worst enemy. Cleaning your mind of fear will take the weight off your shoulders. Did you know that our worst enemy comes in different ways? In this post, I will write about 6 types of fear.

Fear wordFear of poverty

Fear of poverty is a state of mind. If you have the desire to be rich there is no place in your mind for the fear of poverty. Think about rich in the broad sense. So, this not only means rich financially but also spiritual and mental. The way to riches and the way of fear of poverty travel in really the opposite way. If fear of poverty is your state of mind, it will paralyze your faculty of reason, leaves no place for imagination and discourages everything you think about of doing.Fear of Poverty

Some symptoms: indifference, indecision, doubt, worry, over caution and procrastination.

So if you desire riches, whatever riches, be sure why, and how you want it. You have to define what you want so you can work towards it without the fear of poverty, without our worst enemy.

Fear of criticism

There are not many people that like to be criticized. It makes us uncomfortable. Some people fear criticism so much that they will never show initiative, they never think outside of the box. What if they do something and get a critique? It is almost like dying. So do nothing and you will not be criticized.Fear of Criticism

How bad is your fear of criticism? Is it your worst enemy?

Fear of ill health

what does illness mean to you? Loss of income, getting older, getting closer to death? There are so many experiments conducted on how people imagine themselves ill. Here on the island where I come from, everybody thinks that when you get old, your legs will stop working as well as they used to. Or they will give you a lot of pain. Most of the elder people on the island have problems with their legs.

Fear of loss of loveFear of Loss of Love

This is a fear I think most of us have experienced. It is said that this one is one of the most painful. Therefore it can have a great impact on our body and mind. One symptom of this fear is jealousy. Being suspicious of friends and sometimes even loved ones without even having evidence that there is something going on. In movies, you see one accusing the spouse without any reason. This is another symptom. Most of the symptoms have to do with being suspicious of other people. How can you reach riches by suspecting people being bad?

Fear of Old Age

Earlier we talked about ill health and we touched the idea of growing old and becoming ill. Well, the fear of becoming old itself has more problems than only illness. Sexual attraction will diminish. This is a reason that people use Botox and this and that. Hair coloring is also an expression of that. I do not color my hair and all the time I get reactions like “If you color your hair you will look younger”. I am OK.

Getting old most of the times means depending on others, not being able to drive, forgetting things, and so on.

Fear of DeathFear of Death

This fear is so common to all of us and I almost think that we are born with this fear. In our education by parents and school prepares us to do this and that not to die. Every religion has a way of preparing people for what comes after death. Now in the 21st Century, a lot of people think that we are made up of energy. And what the law says that energy can not be destroyed, it can only transform. So death is a transition to another way for energy to express itself. So do not worry.

Fear no more

I ended the last paragraph with the word worry. Worry comes when you fear. And when somebody is worrying he doesn’t make decisions. Not making decisions you do not see progress, so fear enters once more. So, Fear no more!

Get rid of the fear of death. Reach a decision that death is inevitable and on how you will envision death.

Another decision to reach is that you will accumulate wealth without worries.

There are more decisions to be taken as you are not going to worry about how or what other people think of you on the path to reach your wealth.

Hopefully, we all will get old as a sign of accumulating wisdom and a lot of experience and self-control.

Take the decision to feel healthy, fit and wealthy. With those 3 things, there is no room for symptoms of illness.

Decisions about love: I will live on although it will be only with my love for myself.

Free of Fear

With all these decisions taken it is time to start your own online business and get on the road to riches!!