Blogging is not easy in 2020 or was easy earlier or going to be in the future… Unless you develop the right perception for it. On the other day, I was thinking about the mindset of beginners; how insecure they would feel about starting a blog, confused about money-making from blogging, pouring their time and money to blog, etc. things. I know that it’s hard to be putting your heart into blogging and not yielding the results you expect. So I decided to draft this article to guide you in the right way.
Why do you blog?
You keep in mind that blogging is more than a passion for many people. They can’t even live an hour without opening their blog or write something or comment on a random blog post, tweet on Twitter, etc. Even though they work for a regular job of 9 to 5, or running a small business – they always keep up their flow on blogging consistently. You know what, these types of bloggers make a decent amount of money. Because they are not solely writing for money. They generously blog to help other bloggers succeed – you know, bloggers like Ryan Biddulph.
What about bloggers who blog for money?
I see bloggers like Alex and Lauren (Createandgo) who were frustrated and felt an emptiness in their lives, somehow they did find a way to start a blog for money, and they got success in it. Guess what! They started making $100,000+ every single month. Wow! that one month’s figure can solve every single problem of most of our lives, Is n’t it?
Take Anil Agarwal from Bloggers Passion, he started his blog in the year 2010; he had been consistent, learned from other influencers, invested time and money, worked hard. Now after all those years of hard work, Anil is earning $10,000 every single month. It wasn’t easy for him to reach the top position and it’s not going to be easy for you. If earning money from blogs is that easy and quick, everyone would have been earning in millions by now. The point, isn’t it?
Now, that’s the dedication and passion you need to come up with. Starting a blog for money is fine but if you keep running behind the money without covering the basics, you are not gonna make it. I have seen, most bloggers struggle to even make $100 a month. Why? Lack of right attitude!
How do you expect results if you don’t cover the basics in blogging?
Here’s a bit relevant example that came into my mind
Suppose you’re planning to build a big construction to rent it and make good money. In that case, would you compromise on the quality of the basement by building it quickly so you can start earning money? No, you wouldn’t. Be it time taking or costing you more, you would be patient and build the base in a quality way, so it can stand strong for disasters.
The base of your blog
What do you mean by the base in blogging?
You have learned A to Z alphabets so you have a chance to learn billions of words?
Similarly, if you learn blogging basics first, there is so much magic you can do with your blog.
Here are some basics you should excel:
- Keep patience & give your best; no matter what are your blog stats.
- Write compelling, interesting content that ranks on search engines and wins the audience’s hearts.
- Adapt open to a learning attitude.
- Don’t run for quick & easy ways to success like auto SEO, link farms, etc.
- If you feel like blogging is money, consider investing; at least for a theme, hosting, design, buying eBooks to learn, etc.
- Find the ways to keep yourself motivated when you feel like giving up.
- Connect with like-minded bloggers, not just to get a backlink, but to develop long-run relationships.
- Be honest, real and helpful with your audience.
- Don’t try to master all the strategies at once, one-by-one learning is better.
Easiest Way To Make Money Blogging
“Build the trust, not just a blog”
What? Yes, you heard it right. You need to build trust and develop a bond with your audience before you try to sell any stuff to them. Selling becomes so much easier when the audience trusts you. You don’t want to sound like some random blogger who is selling an affiliate link to earn a commission. Do you?
Give time to build yourself as an expert, learn things so that you can teach ’em to your audience more confidently. And then you can monetize your blog quite differently – doing everything from selling products, services, eBooks, running affiliate promotions, sponsored articles, and so on. You can even open up multiple streams to earn money. But, before that, give it time and keep blogging.
It takes time
When I started finding things transparently and do some research about those who are earning big numbers every single month, it is interesting to know how long they have been blogging. Most of them have been blogging for 5 years or more. Believe me, making money from blogging is not a quick-rich scheme like some MLM. It takes time to learn things, build a community of audience and friends, and to build a reputation online.
By running for money, I have wasted almost three long years. However, over time, I have been working harder and smarter to reach my success point. It has been challenging and fun since I started loving what I do instead of loving money.
Wrapping it up
To be honest, I just started earning little money from my blog after those 3 long years because of the mistakes I did. I started realizing those and trying hard to build new Me. Now, I have the chance to learn from my mistakes and fix by:
- Connecting with some amazing bloggers like Navin Rao, Vishwajeet, Tushar, etc and learning from them.
- Understanding the harsh truth of blogging and finding ways to stand out in the crowd.
The idea behind my advice is simple; to enable you to build a successful blog by avoiding blogging mistakes. Just develop the right blogging attitude, learn to stand out in the blogging crowd, build trust with the audience first and then think of money.
Finally, a word, “Run behind your passion – eventually, money follows”.
That’s all! I appreciate you reading this far. Love you all.
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