Hi, my name is Brock, and I’m a full-time blogger.
It always feels a little weird saying that. Even though I’ve been making a living through blogging for a couple of years now, it’s still a little awkward answering the age old question:
“What do you do?”
Here’s the thing: I’ve never really loved the term “blogger” because I don’t think it actually captures what a person like me does.
When I picture a blogger, I think of someone keeping an online journal for 17 followers on MySpace circa 1999.
The reality is, running a profitable website requires more than just writing. You have to be a content creator, a marketer, an administrative assistant (to yourself), a sales person and so much more.
So when I tell people I’m a blogger, I feel like I’m selling myself short.
I consider myself to be an entrepreneur and a creator. Writing (or blogging) is just one small part of what I do.
So…what do I do?
Right now, I make a living from The Modest Man, a website and YouTube channel for shorter men who want to dress better and feel more confident.
I started The Modest Man (TMM) in 2012 after reading The 4-Hour Workweek and becoming obsessed with passive income, and I finally went “full-time” in mid-2015.
It wasn’t my first site. I built a bunch of small niche sites and got pretty deep into the world of search engine optimization (SEO) and affiliate marketing before starting TMM.
It took me a while to realize that I should focus on helping people, and that I should write about what I know (i.e., the struggles of dressing well as a shorter man).
Slowly but surely, The Modest Man starting getting traffic and earning revenue. Eventually, it allowed me to quit my corporate job and focus 100% on my own projects.
I want to help you go full-time.
I learned so much over the past few years, and I want to help other people jumpstart and accelerate their journey from part-time to full-time.
Because let’s face it, whether you consider yourself a blogger, influencer, writer, YouTuber or entrepreneur (or all of the above), you probably want the same things I do:
- Control over how you spend your time
- Financial freedom
- Location independence
You want to love what you do. And I don’t blame you. We spend a third of our lives working, so why shouldn’t we love it?
These days, there’s nothing stopping you from creating an online business that can support you and your family.
But you have to work hard and work smart. Mostly, you just have to put in the work.
That’s what I’m here to help you do. Specifically, I will teach you about:
- How to grow an email list
- SEO tactics for fashion bloggers
- Creating epic and evergreen content
- Growing your affiliate income
- Getting bigger sponsorships
I’m not going to spend much time on branding or social media because, frankly, I don’t think these are directly ties to revenue, and I’m not an expert on either topic.
Who is this site for?
This site is geared toward beginner and intermediate bloggers. If you fall into one of these categories, you’re in the right place:
- You really want to start a blog but don’t know what it should be about (or how to actually create it).
- You have a blog but aren’t getting more than 5,000 visitors per month.
- You have a blog but aren’t making more than $500 per month.
- You’re making more than $500 per month but not nearly enough to quit your day job.
If you’ve already built an online blog or business that allowed you to quit your day job, congrats! I’d love to hear your story, so drop me a line if you’d like to share.
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Thanks for visiting!