I see way too many bloggers fail these days and it’s actually pretty sad because I’m sure they just don’t know any better.
The thing about all this failure is that I know exactly how they get to that point in the first place, which is why I am doing this post.
I have been a full-time blogger for about 3 years now and I have managed to create the lifestyle most people only dream of.
It wasn’t all blue skies and skipping through a prairie either, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So if you have a blog or you’re thinking of starting a blog, this post will put you back on track so that you become apart of the low percentage of all bloggers who actually make $10,000 +.
Now let’s prevent failure on your part and let me show you why you’re not succeeding with this thing called blogging.
You’re in the Wrong Niche
This topic alone can be covered in a whole blog post in itself but let me try to keep things brief.
I’m sure there are a lot of you who have difficulty understanding the whole finding a niche part and that is because it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Then you have those that think too much and start getting into things like “what is a profitable niche” and end up getting into something they’re not really interested in and have little to no knowledge about.
No matter what you think about niches and how much money you can make or choosing the “wrong” niche, I will always tell any new blogger to ALWAYS go with your passion or don’t blog at all.
Again, not the easiest thing to understand, but at least try to comprehend the last thing I just said.
There is all types of training on the web and you can even find some here, but that doesn’t mean anything.
With just one blog, there are so many components and I don’t even know where to begin.
Sure you have your website, but there are things like comments and search engine optimization (SEO) and monetization that most people tend to forget.
Without a solid support system or some sort of community, it’s very hard to stay on track and not lose focus, which eventually causes a huge number of people to quit.
This also leads me into my next topic, which is probably something we all go through as bloggers, even when we’re making $10k +.
You’re Losing Focus
I can’t stress about how simple blogging really is and how a huge part of your success will be made 90% of you creating quality, engaging content.
If you’re like me, you’ll get sidetracked and start doing things like trying to change up your site and I think it’s a big waste of time.
That is another thing that is easier said than done, but I think by telling everyone about it, it actually helps remind me of how much time I’m not spending on creating content.
So if you feel lost, overwhelmed, or losing that motivation when you first started, you need to get on a blank page and start blogging.
99% of your work should be on creating content, so whether you’re making money or not, that should be your main focus.
When I first tried to make this whole make money online thing work in 2010, I can’t even understand what was going on with my life at the time, but I actually did nothing online.
Instead of putting in the work to make this whole blog thing work, I tried my luck with some get rich quick schemes and it only left me with an empty bank account and not a single penny made.
With all that “failure”, I decided to go with the same program I joined that did this thing called blogging, and finally took action in 2014.
Through the struggles and failure, I finally put in the work that I knew needed to be done and actually made my first online sale by month 6.
Within a year from that mark, I not only made a full-time income form home, but I was actually invited to Wealthy Affiliate’s super affiliate conference.
Not once in my wildest dreams did I see myself getting an invite to a conference for bloggers!
When life decides to be a pain in the butt all you need to do is remind yourself why you started that blog in the first place and that alone will do wonders.
To Fail or Not to Fail?
Everything that I’ve been through in this so called blogging career of mine is what got me to where I am today.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned about blogging and why so many people fail it is simply because they don’t have patience.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and that is exactly how your blog operates.
If you can understand that you will not make money today, tomorrow, or even 6 months from now, then you can and will succeed.
By the 6 month mark, things should start to pick up, IF you were building out your site CONSISTENTLY.
If you decided to do 15 blog posts in one month and then 2 the following month, don’t be expecting to see results.
Get on a blogging schedule and stick with it.
In the world of blogging, consistency is key and if you can’t do that, then you, my friend will become another statistic.
By doing even just two blot posts a week will do you a whole lot better than doing 3 in a row and then none for a whole month.
Life is always going to happen, so don’t try to make any excuses as to why you can’t make it as a blogger.
Your desire to succeed needs to overcome any obstacle, so don’t let anyone stand in your way.
This is coming from a guy who had no one believe in what he was doing, but still made it a point to blog at least every other day.
Did it pay off?
Definitely, and I wouldn’t do it any other way.
So if you are looking to start a blog, you might want to keep the advice from this post in mind as I’m sure it will take you a long way.
All I have to say is don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t believe in you, know that you can make a lot of money with a simple site, and most especially, blog on.
Thanks for reading and good luck!