[Day 14] How to Build a Blog That Matters and Monetize it With Jaime Tardy [Podcast]

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Jaime Tardy of The Eventual Millionaire

In today’s post for the 30 Day Blog Challenge we’re changing things up a little. The number one reason is that every second Monday I release my podcast without fail.

The number two reason is that this interview is totally related to getting into the mindset of becoming a millionaire and talks all about how to turn your blog and podcast into a revenue generating platform.

Day 14 How to build a blog that matters and monetize it

Jaime Tardy, creator of the highly popular blog and podcast Eventual Millionaire, did not start out straight away by having conversations with the likes of Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Neil Patel.

When she first realised that she wanted to live a lifestyle with more freedom, she was already in debt to the tune of $70,000 and ready to start a family.

While she had the 6-figure job and the American dream toys, the way she had set up her life wasn’t serving what was most important to her.

So how did Jaime go from working 70+ hours a week in a job she hated to being featured on CNN and Yahoo for her own business in the span of one year?

Jaime Tardy of The Eventual Millionaire

Here is what you will learn in this podcast

  • How to get podcast interviews with big names using this one action
  • Two defining habits that 100+ millionaires she’s interviewed have in common
  • Three lines that should be included in any email to get anyone important to say yes to an interview
  • The easiest and most instant form of income you can get when you’re just starting your business
  • How the Eventual Millionaire podcast makes revenue
  • What sort of relationships were integral to Jaime’s success as she grew her business
  • What becoming an eventual millionaire actually means

Click on the play button at the top or download this in iTunes or on Stitcher Radio (and do not forget to leave a review as we might feature yours in the next show!).

Even better pick up my completely free book on `How to Start a podcast that matters’ at suitcaseentrepreneur.com/free by leaving a short review on my podcast.

Connect with Jaime and Natalie

Twitter:

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Facebook:

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Key sites mentioned in this podcast:

Email template for asking for podcast interviews How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci 

Day 14 Blog Challenge to accept in 3 easy steps

1. Write a response blog post to this question:

What are two key ways you could use the habits of a millionaire to monetize your blog in the next month?

Top Tip: Focus on products and services you could offer via your blog (refer back to day 10-13) and the work you’ve done, and focus on how millionaire’s think to get the ball rolling on making this happen.

2. Share your blog post response:

Don’t forget to leave a comment below or a trackback to your blog response. Share your post from your own site on social media using #TSE30DC at the end of your tweet or post.

3. Embed the 30 Day Blog Challenge badge in your post:

Choose the badge you most like from right here. Then just COPY the HTML code already pre done for you, and PASTE it into the HTML tab of your post or on your sidebar using the TEXT widget and pasting the code straight in.

Watch this webinar resource to help you

What’s next in the 30 Day Blog Challenge?

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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post for Day 15 Why you need an email list (and how to build your own).

Summary round up of your posts

 

 

  • I cant seem to find the podcast anywhere, the latest podcast in itunes is with Rebekah Tyler from August fifth

  • I cant seem to find the podcast anywhere, the latest podcast in itunes is with Rebekah Tyler from August fifth

  • Natalie, hi! I’m loving this. But, the monetization aspects are confusing because I have been advised to operate as a non-profit. Does that mean I can generate income from Adsense or advertisers??

    • Who advised you to run as a non-profit? Yes you can generate income from advertisers that want to be on your site or with sponsored partners who you want to align with. Generally you need a decent amount of traffic though and an audience they want to get in front of. Need to know more about your specific business model (I may have read your post but keeping up with reading them all is not possible!)

    • Julie – what a lot of people don’t realise is that non-profits can have revenue streams (great to do for sustainability so there is less reliance on donations/grants). What NFPs can’t do is distribute profits for the benefit of private individuals, like a business can. Any specific limitations and compliance requirements for your non-profit business model depends on your country’s legislation and how the non-profit is registered – if you’re not yet registered social enterprise (socially-driven mission, but self-sustaining revenue streams) is another model to look into.

      • Super advice. Thank you! There’s so much to do. I appreciate all the guidance. And, so funny. I was JUST reading and commented on your post from yesterday. Beautifully done.

  • Natalie, hi! I’m loving this. But, the monetization aspects are confusing because I have been advised to operate as a non-profit. Does that mean I can generate income from Adsense or advertisers??

    • Who advised you to run as a non-profit? Yes you can generate income from advertisers that want to be on your site or with sponsored partners who you want to align with. Generally you need a decent amount of traffic though and an audience they want to get in front of. Need to know more about your specific business model (I may have read your post but keeping up with reading them all is not possible!)

      • You’ve brought about so much clarity in these 2 weeks. Thank you!! The original vision for the Hello Revolution was to educate and inspire inner city school children. Apparently, it’s turned into me booty shaking 🙂 That said. I have a lot to do and learn. But, I will do it! HELLO!
        https://hellorevolution.org/hello-reckoning/

        • I really like the quote “Say hello. It’s revolutionary.” It says so much. .. especially about society and how we can change it. After going through your site, I was wondering how you’d monetize it. But the first thing that came to mind was the “Life is Good” brand. Though I’m not sure you had a clothing business in mind. 🙂

          What other ideas did you have in mind for monetizing?

    • Super advice. Thank you! There’s so much to do. I appreciate all the guidance. And, so funny. I was JUST reading and commented on your post from yesterday. Beautifully done.

  • Sara Wallace

    Hi Natalie, that was a great podcast. Two points really resonated with me. First, the idea that we often compare our insides to other people’s outsides and secondly, that we just have to ask people to be a part of our mission in some way.

    In other news, you’re prompts have really shown me that my business foundations weren’t as strong and clear as they could have been. I”m not backing away from the challenge, I just must be a bit behind.

    Today I decided I wanted to show up at my best for my clients: http://www.sarawallace.ca/blog

    • Sophia

      Hello Sara, I just read your latest blog post. Good on you for realising that you needed to revaluate your direction. It happens to the best of us. I too have had moments where I need to take a pause and reflect to see if 1)If I am aligned with my goals 2) Do I really want to go for what I planned.
      I had a moment earlier on this year when I had a writers block for my book the Love Series, then it became clear what I needed to do. Then the book that I have now written the Naked Series was born.
      I wish you luck with your time out 🙂

      • Sara Wallace

        Thanks so much Sophia. It feels really nice to totally authentic on line and have people’s support. Is the Naked Series the book which is available on your website? The looks great by the way, so fun!

        • Sophia

          Hello Sara,

          The Naked Series will be available to buy once I get it published via Amazon. I’m currently at the stage where it needs to be proof read, then the book cover needs to be designed. I will be looking for funding to get the rest of the work done, along with the marketing. I also would like to do a web show based on it. So there are a lot of exciting things from this project.

          I also have the Naked Diaries which is a weekly newsletter that goes out on Friday. It is more of a diary entry going behind my personal and business projects. Here is the subscribe link via https://www.facebook.com/GoGetterMe/app_100265896690345

          Sophia

        • Sophia

          Thanks @sara_wallace:disqus for your feedback. I realised that I missed your initial comment so I apologise. You will see if you visit SophiaWorld that there is a new book, Be Happy. My gift to my visitors. Talking about the Naked Series, I’m looking to release it this year.

  • writeahead

    That’s it, I need to start getting up at 5 am.

    • As much as I wish I could get up that early, that’s one habit I can never achieve. Any other night owls in the challenge? 🙂

  • That’s it, I need to start getting up at 5 am.

    • As much as I wish I could get up that early, that’s one habit I can never achieve. Any other night owls in the challenge? 🙂

  • Luxelias

    I’ve been unable to write for a couple of days as I only have internet at home here, and I’m never in (but I can say i’ve been digging into your book Natalie and Its amazing). I realize that I have so much to learn, i’m actually going to get a notebook just for all this new information, advice, tips… in fact i’m going to title it “The Suitcase Entrepreneur” 🙂

    Heres my post for Day 13:
    https://luxelias.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/3-desires-on-my-website/

    Off to listen to the podcast of you and Jaime and then to writing my “day 14 post”

  • Adam McGinness

    I loved the podcast today! I have started to follow Jaime Tardy as well. So here you go…….enjoy: https://lifetimetravelsblog.com/2013/08/19/an-eventual-millionaire-hey-it-can-happen/

  • Loving this series – here’s my Day 14 response 🙂

    https://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/30-day-blog-challenge-day-14.html

    Sarah

  • Sophia

    Hello Sara, I just read your latest blog post. Good on you for realising that you needed to revaluate your direction. It happens to the best of us. I too have had moments where I need to take a pause and reflect to see if 1)If I am aligned with my goals 2) Do I really want to go for what I planned.
    I had a moment earlier on this year when I had a writers block for my book the Love Series, then it became clear what I needed to do. Then the book that I have now written the Naked Series was born.
    I wish you luck with your time out 🙂

    • Sara Wallace

      Thanks so much Sophia. It feels really nice to totally authentic on line and have people’s support. Is the Naked Series the book which is available on your website? The looks great by the way, so fun!

      • Sophia

        Hello Sara,

        The Naked Series will be available to buy once I get it published via Amazon. I’m currently at the stage where it needs to be proof read, then the book cover needs to be designed. I will be looking for funding to get the rest of the work done, along with the marketing. I also would like to do a web show based on it. So there are a lot of exciting things from this project.

        I also have the Naked Diaries which is a weekly newsletter that goes out on Friday. It is more of a diary entry going behind my personal and business projects. Here is the subscribe link via https://www.facebook.com/GoGetterMe/app_100265896690345

        Sophia

      • Sophia

        Thanks @sara_wallace:disqus for your feedback. I realised that I missed your initial comment so I apologise. You will see if you visit SophiaWorld that there is a new book, Be Happy. My gift to my visitors. Talking about the Naked Series, I’m looking to release it this year.

  • Natalie, you keep me up at night – good job I’m on a blog holiday for my actual blog this week, but I’m keeping up with the challenge and really enjoying it. It’s helping me make a desired move from getting paid only for hours taught, to hopefully distributing better content and keeping the blog going (financially). https://penzu.com/p/f4eac4d6

  • Anne Johnson French

    I didn’t exactly answer the challenge question but here’s today’s post! https://bit.ly/14QUUoE

  • Jaime’s two tips are definitely worth adopting — keep moving forward and don’t let the excuses get in the way!

    https://www.learninggrowingliving.com/2013/08/19/blog-challenge-day-14/

  • Natalie, what a great podcast! I had never heard of Jamie, very valuable interview. I got two main things from it to apply in my business and life, really. Here they are: https://www.purachicanatural.com/avid-flipper-says-bye-bye-to-flipping/

    • She’s awesome and such a smart cookie. Off to read your post!

    • Like your two ideas Daisy!

      • Thanks Curt. Your takeaway of not making excuses is a big one. Just putting that into practice could really move you forward 🙂

  • I focused on momentum and added a cool video I took several years ago.

    https://kirksylvester.com/entrepreneurship/30-day-blog-challenge-day-14-momentum-is-a-blast/

  • I’m actually wrote my blog post 253 miles from home. The travel bug has it! I was also thrilled to listen to this podcast. At first I thought I wouldn’t have time when I saw how long it was but I’m glad I threw my excuses out the window! https://bit.ly/14wg5xb

  • I really like the quote “Say hello. It’s revolutionary.” It says so much. .. especially about society and how we can change it. After going through your site, I was wondering how you’d monetize it. But the first thing that came to mind was the “Life is Good” brand. Though I’m not sure you had a clothing business in mind. 🙂

    What other ideas did you have in mind for monetizing?

  • It took me all day but here it is…
    https://coteybucket.com/creativity-consulting-and-the-thirty-day-creativity-free-for-all/
    I think that URL says it all.
    Spoiler alert: I totally linked up to a thing I posted on medium this morning 🙂

    • The great thing about the challenge is that it’s forcing each of us to think. While we’re all going about it differently, we’re all doing it — and that’s consistent with one of Jaime’s key messages about having continuous forward motion.

      • Right! I’m digging it. I love the big push.
        Momentum for the win!!!

  • It took me all day but here it is…
    https://coteybucket.com/creativity-consulting-and-the-thirty-day-creativity-free-for-all/
    I think that URL says it all.
    Spoiler alert: I totally linked up to a thing I posted on medium this morning 🙂

    • The great thing about the challenge is that it’s forcing each of us to think. While we’re all going about it differently, we’re all doing it — and that’s consistent with one of Jaime’s key messages about having continuous forward motion.

      • Right! I’m digging it. I love the big push.
        Momentum for the win!!!

  • Katie Daniels

    Great podcast. Day 14 is done, that means we are half way there! Here’s today’s post: https://furnishingfunctions.blogspot.com/2013/08/30-day-blog-challenge-day-14.html

  • She’s awesome and such a smart cookie. Off to read your post!

  • I really liked that interview. The two most powerful things I took from it were the importance of reaching out to people and to catch yourself when you try to make excuses. https://lifestylerevolt.com/two-lessons-for-anyone-seeking-freedom/

  • Elizabeth Coughlan
  • Two big wins today, Natalie. After writing my Challenge response, I removed your virtual boot from my butt and wrote my About page (yes, I listened to your webinar). Here you go: https://www.pateasterbrooks.com/dont-break-the-chain/

  • Luxelias

    I had some internet problems last night and couldn’t publish my post, but here it is:

    https://luxelias.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/how-to-monetize-my-blog/

    I would really appreciate some feed back on the second half of my post, I feel a bit lost of how to monetize from blogging!!!

    Very interesting podcast!! Natalie you are introducing us to so many interesting people… I think i’ll need a years vacation to go through all you podcasts, posts, advice and putting them all to practice… Amazing.

    • zarah darling

      I’m in a similar boat – my product would be original art and prints, so additional ways to monetize the blog would be great to know (besides teaching/online workshops). Is ad revenue a realistic direction?

      • Luxelias

        Thank you for replying Zarah. It would be great if anyone here with a bit more experience could advise us on this topic…

  • I loved the podcast 🙂

    We’re almost halfway, woohoo!!

    https://www.anaelisamiranda.com/1/post/2013/08/30-day-blog-challenge-13-and-14.html

  • Ko
  • Ray Lardie

    Constant foward motion and no excuses! But what’s the difference between an excuse and a reason?

    https://www.raisalardie.com/day-14-whats-the-difference-between-an-excuse-and-a-reason

  • Like your two ideas Daisy!

    • DaisyHdez

      Thanks Curt. Your takeaway of not making excuses is a big one. Just putting that into practice could really move you forward 🙂

  • I’m late but here it is!

    Think like a millionaire – https://wp.me/p3Me0w-2v

  • I’m late but here it is!

    Think like a millionaire – https://wp.me/p3Me0w-2v

  • I focused on momentum. Just like the momentum we have by blogging every day. We are almost halfway through the challenge. Yay!

  • I focused on momentum. Just like the momentum we have by blogging every day. We are almost halfway through the challenge. Yay!

  • Millionaire Mindset. Habits are sometimes hard to break and sometimes hard to keep! https://authenticfootprints.com/millionaire-mindset/

  • Penny Mason Van Beek

    https://onsparklingwings.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/dreams-count.html Natalie, the podcast was awesome and came at a perfect time for me based on my work on Day 13. By chance you’ve given me some tools I need to run with!

  • Madelaine Coelyn

    Habits are good for you 🙂 https://penzu.com/p/14e79de7

  • Norie Wah Day

    Loved the podcast and now I am commited in a continuous forward motion…I want to build a blog that matters!!

    https://priteepenee.com/build-a-blog-that-matters/

  • zarah darling

    I’m in a similar boat – my product would be original art and prints, so additional ways to monetize the blog would be great to know (besides teaching/online workshops). Is ad revenue a realistic direction?

    • Luxelias

      Thank you for replying Zarah. It would be great if anyone here with a bit more experience could advise us on this topic…

  • Nik Wood

    Sleep deprived and yet determined I wrote and posted this… and then forgot to link to it here.
    https://www.lifeathletics.com/1/post/2013/08/my-millionaire-habit-for-the-day-manage-your-energy-because-being-tired-and-grumpy-costs-you.html

  • Catching up so I combined Days 13 and 14 – My Website and Millionaire Business Steps

    https://awaehqndreams.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-website-and-millionaire-business.html#.UhW695LVCkY

  • Kim Kalan

    Thank you Natalie … this podcast shook lose a idea i was working on for my online Satire! THANK YOU

  • Kim Kalan

    Thank you Natalie … this podcast shook lose a idea i was working on for my online Satire! THANK YOU

  • Kim Kalan

    1. Even giants start out small. One day at a time backwards and forwards I will go learning and growing and before you know it you will have built something fabulous. In my case my book will be published.

    2. Things do not always take money. So many people starting up a small business think they needs load and load of dough this is simple not always the case. One of my golden rules is never ever pay for advertising!!! Why would any small business pay for advertising when so much FREE is available?

  • Kim Kalan

    1. Even giants start out small. One day at a time backwards and forwards I will go learning and growing and before you know it you will have built something fabulous. In my case my book will be published.

    2. Things do not always take money. So many people starting up a small business think they needs load and load of dough this is simple not always the case. One of my golden rules is never ever pay for advertising!!! Why would any small business pay for advertising when so much FREE is available?

  • Katie

    I LOVED this podcast (and here is my day 14 and day 15 together: https://socialjersey.com/2013/08/days-14-and-15-revenue-emails-and-a-nj-blogger/). I’m getting married next year and was worried because A. You want to have stable employment because now it’s not all just about you and B. I hope to have kids in the next few years. I keep asking myself if it’s feasible that I can get a successful business off the ground with debt (which I also have) while building a family. Jaime has showed me there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It is possible, but it will come down to smart strategy and working hard to get myself on back on track.

  • Katie

    I LOVED this podcast (and here is my day 14 and day 15 together: https://socialjersey.com/2013/08/days-14-and-15-revenue-emails-and-a-nj-blogger/). I’m getting married next year and was worried because A. You want to have stable employment because now it’s not all just about you and B. I hope to have kids in the next few years. I keep asking myself if it’s feasible that I can get a successful business off the ground with debt (which I also have) while building a family. Jaime has showed me there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It is possible, but it will come down to smart strategy and working hard to get myself on back on track.

  • Martina Mariu
  • Martina Mariu
  • Dharmesh Barot

    Have you ever thought of hiring people smarter than you to make your business successful? That’s just one habit of millionaires that I admire. https://www.ataracticmind.com/general/habits-of-millionaire-that-will-help-your-business/

  • gerri50

    Yes, I’m running a few days behind but I’m loving the content. It is really challenging my thinking and already getting me to work on and focus on a few things.

  • Yes, I’m running a few days behind but I’m loving the content. It is really challenging my thinking and already getting me to work on and focus on a few things.

  • Melissa Feineman

    I departed from the prompt a bit and just made note of the lessons I learned from the podcast: https://jadorejapon.blogspot.com/2013/10/30-day-blog-challenge-day-14-standing.html

  • Melissa Feineman

    I departed from the prompt a bit and just made note of the lessons I learned from the podcast: https://jadorejapon.blogspot.com/2013/10/30-day-blog-challenge-day-14-standing.html

  • The 30 Day Blog Challenge continues…day 14!

    Feel free to check it out

    https://www.navidmoazzez.com/how-to-use-the-habits-of-a-millionaire-to-monetize-your-blog/

  • The 30 Day Blog Challenge continues…day 14!

    Feel free to check it out

    https://www.navidmoazzez.com/how-to-use-the-habits-of-a-millionaire-to-monetize-your-blog/

  • Behind but these daily tasks are great because I am working changing and updating my business. These posts make me think of ways I can improve – https://savvysocialmedia4u.com/30-day-blog-challenge-day-14/

  • Yvette Skinner

    What a great podcast, so many gold nuggets to take away and use. I picked three things to work on: Continuous forward motion, no excuses and don’t be afraid to ask. The biggest nugget though was that if you are passionate about what you do that enthuses your audience. Both you and Jaime oozed passion about what you do! It’s contagious.

    Here’s my post – https://stickygreenfrog.com/30-day-blog-challenge/millionaire-habits-achieve-success/

  • first of all, I would like to congratulate Natalie for the podcast of Jaime Tardy who revealed to me that millionaires have some habits in common.

    Day 14:
    https://stathismylonas.blogspot.com/2014/09/day-14-two-key-ways-you-could-use.html

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