From Free to Fee: Turning Your Passion into a Business (Blogalicious 2012 Presentation)

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At the Blogalicious conference in Las Vegas this past weekend, I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of turning your passion into a business. In the interest of trying to get my message to as many people as possible, I’m sharing those slides here for you to peruse.

Blogging isn’t easy, and making money doing it is tough. The best way to do it is to not think of yourself simply as a blogger. You have to start thinking about yourself as a media company.

It wasn’t an easy ride to where I am know, which is to say able to pay the bills running a website and producing content for the web and television. In fact, it took years of struggle—at one point, I had was juggling a negative checking account balance with the responsibilities of raising a family!

As I’ve said for a while,

You Work 9a-5p. You make history from 5p-9am
Mario Armstrong

Find your inner kid, trampoline your dreamsMaybe blogging or producing web videos is your second, unpaid job right now. Something you handle outside of normal work hours, on your own time. But if you can focusing on turning yourself into a media company, making the right deals, working with the right partners, and always struggling to produce the best content you can, someday you too will find a way to turn your passion into a business.

I’ve got a ton more tips packed into the slideshow I’ve embedded above. You can also check it out directly on