Exactly 2 years ago I set out to blog about my skinny-fat transformation with the purpose of helping and inspiring as many people as possible.
For months, I struggled getting visitors to my website.
Nobody was commenting on my content and I had no newsletter subscribers.
Luckily, this didn’t matter much because in my head, helping just one person would make it worth it.
If I could help just one other person avoid making the same mistakes as me during my transformation, then it would be all worth it.
Slowly the comments started rolling in and later these commenters sent me their transformation pictures.
Here’s my favorite skinny-fat transformation of the year of reader Logan Rando who made amazing progress in just 12 weeks following my training program:
Logan made similar mistakes to me and many of you reading this: “For years I lifted heavy to little aesthetic result.” – Logan Rando
12 weeks of proper training and eating gave him better results than YEARS of heavy lifting.
Logan was just one of many people who transformed their bodies following the advice on the blog.
Today, the success stories keep coming in almost everyday and the blog has grown to 80,000 visits per month without any paid advertising!
Top 5 Content Of The Year
Based on the feedback I’ve gotten from people, I will list the top 5 pieces of content I’ve published this year:
- 4 Year Skinny-Fat Body Transformation Video
- The Price You Pay To Get A 6-Pack If You’re Skinny-Fat
- Strength Training and the 5 Phases of the Ideal Skinny-Fat Transformation
- Should You Take Steroids To Transform Your Body?
- Defining Aesthetics: What Exactly Is The Perfect Physique?
I Used The Lessons I Learned During My Transformation To Grow My Blog
When I meet new people and they train with me, they often assume that I’ve always been lean and muscular.
And when I tell the same people about my blog, they either think that I magically got a lucky break.
The truth is that none of these things are true.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I built my body with hard work and the same was the case with my blog:
- I trained hard since day one and stayed consistent with my training ever since // I’ve published 2-5 articles every month the past 2 years.
- For months my blog got close to no traction // During my first year of training I made close to no progress.
In other words, transforming my body required hard work and consistency, even when the results were discouraging.
The same two things were the case with my blog. I worked my ass off on each article and stayed consistent even though I was getting no traction.
Over time, the hard work and consistency paid off big time.
Therefore, the lesson here is that as long as you work hard and stay consistent with your goal you will be able to get the kind of results that most people never get.
You will be able to get these results because most people won’t go to the gym for 2 hours after a long day of work and they won’t stay consistent with their training for years despite getting slower results than other people.
In my experience, consistency and hard work are much more important than anything else. It doesn’t matter how good your diet is if you can’t keep it up for enough time to transform, and it doesn’t matter how much scientific backing your training routine has if you don’t work your ass of on each rep.
Does that mean consistency and hard work alone will make you the best at what you do? No, talent is often required to be the best, but you can still be better than the vast majority of people at whatever you put your mind to with these two traits.
The Number 1 Tip For Growing A Blog: Only Write About Topics You’re An Expert On
A lot of people ask me how exactly I grew my blog so fast, and the answer is quite simple: I mostly write about things that I’m an expert on with a few exceptions.
If I need to look up other people’s work while writing or look up a bunch of stuff I’m not an expert on that topic and won’t write about it (unless I feel a huge urge to voice my opinion on a certain topic such as steroids).
The benefit of writing about things that you’re an expert on is that you can focus all your energy on delivering the message right.
I don’t spend time looking up a bunch of sources or reading books to write my article. I just focus on simplifying difficult knowledge so the average guy reading it can start applying it immediately and get real life results.
Besides that, being an expert on a topic gives you instant authority.
People don’t want to take advice from someone who is doing his transformation. They want to take advice from the guy who has already done it.
What Would You Like To See On SFT?
This has by far been the most successful and fulfilling year of my life in all aspects (body, website, studies, fun), and I have tons of content I would like to share with you but not enough time to make all of it.
Therefore, I’d like to ask YOU about what you want to see on SFT?
Do you want more articles on a certain topic, or do you have a question that you really want answered?
Do you want to see more training videos or more podcasts?
Let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to make this year another success.
Be proud but stay hungry,
PS: I set aside an hour everyday to respond to messages, but I can’t respond to all of them. If you want to maximize your chance of getting a response, do not ask me for a free training program or diet plan since these take me hours to make. Keep the messages simple, short and on to the point.