Sure we all want to make money as a writer/blogger or whatever you want to call it.
The biggest problem with people trying to make money with a blog is focusing on the money.
Not making it, but worrying way too much about it before you service the same people you are writing for in the first place.
Unless you’re writing in your journal to jot down ideas and whatnot, there is no reason you should be writing for anyone else but your readers.
Yes, the end result is to make money blogging, but first and foremost, you need to help the same people on the other side of the search looking for information that YOU, the blogger will provide.
Every Article Should Be For Your Audience
If you plan on writing content, it needs to be for someone.
Yes, like an actual person.
Just like how you want to be passionate about your niche, you want to be passionate about helping other people.
Don’t help them and everything can go like you DID NOT plan.
If you plan on making the most money with your writing then I suggest you worry about your readers 99% of the time.
You see how I’m trying to help you by giving you advice on focusing on your audience?
I find it to be awesome that I’m helping people like you understand how important it is to write for the people you plan on interacting with.
Readers come first.
Hello and Goodbye
Start your article off the wrong way and you will have someone on your site and off it in no time.
Having a high bounce rate is the enemy for bloggers and if you can’t please your readers, be expecting this section in your Google Analytics to be a big disappointment.
High bounce rate and there goes your visitors, your traffic, and ultimately the money.
Are you seeing how important it is to write for your audience?
Good because this is a big mistake that most writers do when it could be easily avoided.
But What About Google?
I can’t stand having to please Google, but it’s a must if we want to get better rankings, right?
Well, let’s just say that your audience should always come first.
There’s always going to be room for basic SEO when you’re done, but you ALWAYS want to keep your readers in mind no matter what.
Create engaging content and focus on what your readers will think and satisfying the ranking Gods will eventually go in your favor.
You can have the top 3 positions in the search engines but what good is it if your readers are just coming on and getting right off?
That will make you a quick $0 and your overall site will take a hit resulting in another failed blog attempt.
Writing For Someone is Fun
At least that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Unless you’re one of those bloggers that chased the money rather than going with your passion, writing should be fun and focusing on your audience should be a breeze.
I’ll admit, I started off with the money in mind and chose niches that I had no clue about and it ultimately led to failure.
Lucky for you, you can avoid the same mistakes if you take my advice.
So Do You Know Where Your Focus Should Be on at All Times?
You guessed it.
Once you’re done, you can worry about pleasing Google so you can get that awesome post published and ranked high in the search engines.
With Google’s constant updates, basic SEO has always withstood the storm.
Gone are the days of Blackhat SEO, so please don’t try to trick the system because all that hard work will just go down the drain.
Millions of online marketers lost everything overnight and there are still those that haven’t learned their lesson.
Then you have those that are probably back at their old 9-5 asking their boss to forgive them so they can have their job back.
Don’t Become Another Statistic
We all want to work from home writing for a living, but some aren’t willing to stick with the basics.
Write for your audience and you don’t have to worry about a thing.
You will pas the millions of sites that are doing nothing and you will become the ultimate authority in no time.
Focus on everything but the money and I can promise you that you will make the most from your blogging efforts.
Until next time, follow these tips, stick to the basics, and most especially enjoy what your’e doing.