Follow Your Passion and Forget About Money - Sounds Crazy Right?

Last Update: November 11, 2016

Good morning everyone, I have been wanting to share this with you all for a while now, but I have been so rushed off my feet!

Have you heard people saying forget about the money and follow your passion? It certainly sounds crazy.

So I have a website which is my great passion, I blog about recovery from addiction. I am so passionate about it because I spent 15 years of my life in active addiction wrecking my life and damaging everyone and everything around me.

So I wanted to blog just to share with people about my addiction, and hopefully I could even save someone's life right? Like how cool would that be?

So I started blogging about addiction last year and my main money making sites were keeping me so busy this year that I wrote a post in February and I just couldn't get to write again for about 6 months

Then I saw some earnings from Adsense from my addiction website and I was so surprised. It was just under $5 in one day.

Like what? Someone is on my website?

Imagine my happiness when I went to my Google Analytics and saw that not only are people visiting my addiction website but it has gone from strength to strength while I've been busy doing other things!

Google loves my website!

So I thought, geez maybe I should write something new quick right? Check out the spike in organic traffic when I wrote 2 new posts in the last month!

So it just goes to show that forgetting about making money and just being passionate certainly is the way to go!

So yes I know, this website is far from scooping up millions for me, but I am certainly going to be putting a little more effort into it moving forward!

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AlexGray7 Premium
This is great to see! As a new member I'm trying to be patient and keep reminding myself that it takes time for your site to grow organically and this really helps :)

I'm writing about my passion too and it's not the most lucrative niche but it is one I'm very invested in
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LynneHuy Premium
Alex it will happen, I truly believe that money can be made in any niche! Also remember you don't have to only make money through affiliate marketing. Just get that traffic and once you have that you can make it in a number of ways!
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AlexGray7 Premium
Thanks Lynne :) That takes a lot of the pressure off!
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Johnpavich Premium
Hi Lynne ! This reminds me of a story when I was 21 yrs old I got into real estate sales in an office of 60 salespeople men and some women and about 20 % smoked , yes in the office one guy even smoked a cigar ! Yikes, the good old days ha ha ,there was a cloud in the office.
Anyway, my manager was a lady , a very smart older lady and a top salesperson .
On my first day at work she said come into my office I want to talk to you. So, I thought what now,?I went in wearing my very colorful sports jacket plaid in those days ,very stylish, I was ready for action !
She said sit down I want to talk to you about something very important, ok , I'am all ears. She said now this business is a tough business and I don't want you to get discouraged you might not make any money for more than 3 months or more.
She said I want you to focus, there are people out there that want to sell there homes and people out there that want to buy a home your job is to bring them together. She said don't think about the money just think about helping these people get what they want and the money will come.
She also said that there will be people out there that will try to prevent you from making a sale or will try to discourage you or will be negative, don't listen to them just focus on bringing these people together and you will make money.
Well, my first 3 1/2 months I made $16,500.00 and I bought my first house worth $23,500.00 and put out a $1,500.00 downpayment on a 1965 jaguar , in 1971 it was a cool car.
So yes just keep writing about your passion and I'am sure the money will come !
Following you !
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LynneHuy Premium
Oh the money is coming, now I need more time LOL

Thanks for sharing your story John :)
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JimTheFin Premium
Congrats and good work!

They keep telling me to forget about the money and focus on creating value added content. But isn't that why I started this, is to make money?

But this is true, if you build it, they will come. Just keep creating content that gives your reader value. Some will buy, it is a numbers game after all.
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LynneHuy Premium
Yes you are right - we are all here to make money and the way to do it is to concentrate on our blog - to be passionate and help people :)
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mechidor Premium
I love your stories, Lynne! Congratulations and wish you the best!
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you! I love sharing my story!
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SerahAO Premium
Congratulations Lynne, that is AWESOME! Wishing you more success:-)
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you!
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AlexEvans Premium
That is so cool Lynne, that heartfelt passion can take us over the rainbow for sure. you will be so proud of yourself well-deserved success best wishes moving forward.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Evan :)
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mickeyb123 Premium
They say when you stop looking for something is the time that it finds you. (I wouldn;t depend on N OT doing anything else and making more money, tho!!!)

Mickeyb
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LynneHuy Premium
Oh totally, I have a few websites and I am always expanding on the ways I make money!
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LinDash01 Premium
Very inspiring Lynne, thanks for sharing...
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LH-CLUB Premium
Excellent
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AR-Dream Premium
I am inspired! Very valuable lesson for me. Thank you for sharing.
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LynneHuy Premium
I am so glad you found it helpful :)
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MPollock Premium
Fantastic, work on it. those people will subscribe.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
Love the message here and it sounds like you have ventured into a true passion niche, something that the internet allows ALL of us to do.

That is a nice looking graph there as well Lynne! You have to love a linear growth graph, if you continue to work hard within this niche, you will see that graph continue to scale and grow at the same rate!

I think a year from now you will look back and see that the 60 sessions per day on the graph, looks like the small little traffic bumps at the beginning. :)

Love it!
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LynneHuy Premium
Yes Kyle I can so see that and I can't believe this website just grew in strength while I was busy with other things.

Your lessons are absolutely top notch and when I see something like this going on for my business I just have to share it with everyone!

This is the proof to go hand in hand with your lessons.

Have a great weekend Kyle!
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shermand2268 Premium
That's so inspiring - thank you so much for sharing this! :) Debra
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Marcus1978 Premium
Well, it's certainly working for you!
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BVOMDaily Premium
Awesome post! Congrats on your success!
~Mike
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats Lynne. Great advice. Tom
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Cristo49 Premium
Tha'ts a good graph pattern. You certainly doing something right. Chris
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EricKarch1 Premium
Keep at it, it will only get better!!
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paulgoodwin Premium
That is really wonderful to see a steady growth increase!!!
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Karax Premium
without passion and pleasure nothing works in long term. thanks for sharing this.
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TMDavis99 Premium
Wow. It's stories like yours that encourage me to keep at it! Thanks for sharing. :)
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure and yes you must keep going!
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Rebeccakelly Premium
Well done. You are a wonderful inspiration for others in all you do.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you!
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KatieMac Premium
That is great and I know here in the UK alone there are many people battling with addiction and I agree enjoy what you are doing and keep at it money comes along in time, congratulations and wish you continued success
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you, and yes addiction really is such a battle worldwide.
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Alan Hocking Premium
I'd just like to add that following your passion is so much more fun than chasing the money! :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Oh yes it is!
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laurenjean Premium
Nice one Lynne!
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Teepee Premium
Hi, thanks for this post. Very inspiring.- Teepee
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NRosales Premium
So beautiful to look at the graph, surely they are learning something from your website and you are adding value to your audience, nice work, keep it up.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you, yes I love graphs like this LOL
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Loes Premium
Very nice upwards going spikes Lynn:)
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Loes :)
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StepChook Premium
Fantastic, Lynne. Just shows what kind of traffic you can get when your site matures. Well done!
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Toshmack Premium
A great post, it does make sense.
Thanks, Tosh :)
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theresroth Premium
Guess people can sense that passion, my friend!
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JudeP Premium
All the best with it Lynne :)
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