2 Blogging Nightmares And How To Overcome Them

Are you a blogger? IF YES, then you’ve to read this.

Are you satisfied with the level of success you’ve attained?

Would you still continue with your blog, even if you don’t make enough money?

I understand we all had good intentions when we launched our blogs, but it looks like our good intentions aren’t enough.

We’ve been advised countless times to write a realistic goal – and stay focused.

And that’s a fantastic advice. But the problem is, nothing happens overnight. For you to make a living as a blogger, you might need to wait a little longer.

Yes, building a successful blog goes beyond attracting thousands of readers.

Chances are, most of your readers are broke.

They don’t even have money to buy your product, or attend your webinar. So, making money from blog readers alone could be daunting at first.

I’ve seen bloggers who have been helping, solving problems and adding value to their community, but nothing seems to be happening in terms of making money.

Why all these?

When your good intentions seems buried in the sands of time, don’t give up. You’re passing through your wilderness experience. No one is immune to this. Not even John…

And every pro blogger I know have at one point in their journey walked through the same nightmares. It’s a nightmare, because it’s going to vanish away like the vapor – just hold on a little more.

Now, let’s look at the 2 blogging nightmares and how to overcome them:

#1. Blog not making money        Blogging Nightmares

How do you feel when your blog isn’t generating any income?

You’ve tried all you could, wrote exceptional articles, but still, your bank account is red.

You’ve even added 4 affiliate banners on your sidebar, but at the end of the month, the income reads 0.00 or $12.38. How pathetic? Huh!

You might even conclude that bloggers who make $2000 – $40,000 are telling lies.

Aha, some actually use hype to cajole you into buying their latest product, but making money online is real. I can attest to that.

If you’re passing through this form of blogging nightmare (no money), my advice is simple.

Don’t give up too soon. Study your audience to know the type of product they want. If your blog consists of beginners, who can’t even afford a $17.89 for monthly web hosting subscription, I don’t think you should sell to them.

Instead, build a community around your blog. Add pay per click programs and get them clicking.

There are several ways to skin a cat – as there are one thousand and one ways to make money with a blog. Creating a product is one way. Advertising is another way and selling your skill is the better way.

#2. Nobody is leaving a comment, Oops!

In 2010, I was on the verge of flipping my blog. I had made up my mind to dust my Credentials and go in search of a nice job. You can’t pretend about this – when you write a post and no one leaves a comment, it can cause depression.

Yes, we know that comments don’t necessarily mean you’re a successful blogger, but it’s one way to test the waters. If you’re not getting comments, odds are, you’re not doing the right thing. Most likely, you’re still hiding from the reality. What reality?

Your blog is by you, not about you– Michael Chibuzor

You need to go out there and solicit for comments. No, I’m not asking you to beg people to visit your blog. Rather, I want you to contribute to other blogs.

Research A-list blogs in your niche and challenge yourself to always drop a comment valuable on their latest posts. Not the traditional “I love this post, thank you!”

Find popular blogs & Subscribe to their email list, so you can be the first to comment.

Over time, you’d gain traction and the law of Karma would favor you.

Ideally, focus on your readers. Don’t go looking for fresh readers if you’re yet to bring satisfaction to your community. The reason why you don’t get repeat visitors is because your blog post sucks. Aha, I’m waiting for a slap – take it easy on me. Lol!

What’s your nightmare?

A nightmare is often frightening and depressing. I’ve my own nightmares. I’m sure John Chow has his, what’s yours?

Share your opinion in the comment box below. Let’s destroy these nightmares together and sleep like new born babies. And if possible, make some cool cash and go partying. And if you’re ready to take your blog to the next level, click here.

See you ahead!

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27 thoughts on “2 Blogging Nightmares And How To Overcome Them”

  1. pawan says:

    very true 🙂

    1. We all go through ups and downs in our business whatever kind it would be.

      In one of my previous posts I had the courage to state the mistakes that I have done. It could have been a nightmare for me but you’re right it’ll vanish away – you’ll wake up soon.

      1. I like that Trent – “you’ll wake up soon.”

  2. I have heard a lot about nightmare that people sees it every night or some nights in a month. But I’m good at it I have not yet been a part of it. I wish I could never be a part of those people.

    My blog is not making enough money but some handsome amount of money that I’m happy with it.

    1. Good for you Irfan. Keep up the good works.

  3. Garen Thoms says:

    so true only god knows, skin the cat part i like lol… love it

    keep up the good work

  4. Wess Stewart says:

    I really should do a better job of soliciting more comments. I used to comment on a lot of blogs, but I’ve stopped. I think I’ll start again…right now. Heh.

    1. I encourage you to get right back. It might work for you now, I presume.

  5. Glynne says:

    Hey Michael,
    Yes I really do like your posts; no really, I mean it.
    I’m sure I do any number of the things you mention but as my website is promoting charities I’m always afraid to be too prolific with affiliate deals. What would be your advise on this? Can you help?

    1. Build a community around your blog. Since it’s a blog promotes charity, you’ve to establish yourself as an industry expert. Take it easy with affiliate deals. A membership site could work better than a one-time affiliate offer. I hope this helps.

      1. Santosh says:

        Yes, i no but there are people out there who are charlatans just taking peoples’ money. But there are far more out there with legitimate systems who have succeeded, in a short amount of time (30 days?), in building successful websites and blogs.

  6. kwesi says:

    First of all you have to get quality content that will be engaging to your audience.If you are in the technology niche you have to get content that will be informative as well as entertaining.Also visual aids like pictures of what you are writing about will be very helpful to you.

  7. I have read your blog carefully and agree with you, many of us are only nightmare and i am also one of them, actually i have been read many suggestion and valuable idea but i am still in a initial stage. I am merely know that blogger can make money. I have yet doubt. Would you help me

  8. I’m a man in his mid fifties, with a family, who has been unemployed for over a year. I’ve been working with my ageing father trying to turn his hobby into a business but we’re not bringing money in fast enough. I’ve been looking for a job for over a year but my prospects are to work at something with lousy hours, which will take away from me spending time with my young son, or low pay, or both. I’ve been following John Chow ever since I saw him mentioned in Entrepreneur magazine a few years back and have been intrigued by the prospect of making a living through blogging. I finally started my own blog a few days ago and still learning the basic mechanics of building it.

    My nightmare is this. That I spent too much time sitting on the fence all these years and that I will not be able to build this blog fast enough. There are already enough demands on my time, between family and obligations, that take away from me properly building my blog. If I have to take some low end job that will detract from me building the blog even more. The time is now. I have about three more months to build a successful blog to the point where I’m making a moderate (about $3000 a month) income before I run out of money and have to bite the bullet. And I need to find the best way to do this with absolutely no experience.

    I know it can be done. Yes, there are people out there who are charlatans just taking peoples’ money. But there are far more out there with legitimate systems who have succeeded, in a short amount of time (30 days?), in building successful websites and blogs. I’m looking for someone like John, Jeremy Shoemaker or you Michael, willing to take on the project of taking a complete idiot at this stuff and help make him moderately profitable in a short period of time. I figure at this point I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

    1. I wish you all the best Joseph. Your internet journey has just began. You need to take action every single day. You also need to outsource so you can concentrate on the things that matter to you.

      We’re very much glad to offer our help. Keep reading Johnchow.com. Stay cool!

  9. Ferb says:

    Hi Micheal, just started the blog and I understand how this really works now, but the nightmare you had is just exactly like others people had. I have seen a lot of people abandon their blog nowadays – so I want to be a different one.

    Thanks – Ferb

  10. faisal says:

    Nightmare – Not getting quality comments.

    1. Hmm, I can imagine. But don’t give up on your blog. Keep soliciting for comments by providing quality contents continually. I hope you smile soon.

  11. Anderson says:

    A tip, if your blog is having no comments, is look on askismet spam filter, may be that there is some no spam comments marked as spam.

    1. Great tip Anderson. Thanks so much.

  12. Cute-Pets says:

    My nightmare is mostly that people won’t leave comments. My website is essentially users posting answers to a question, so really if users don’t leave an answer, what good is my website?

    This post really hit home.

  13. Whitney says:

    I think as long as you’re building a community then both of these problems should be solved, if you’re listening to what your readers want! 🙂

    1. So true Whitney. Thank you for your time in reading and leaving a meaningful comment.

  14. DylanC says:

    The key is to keep at it even when it is not working. Eventually, your blog will gain traction.

  15. Giovanni says:

    My nightmare is definitely #2. I’ll try to follow your precoius advices. Thanks John!

  16. Elena says:

    All right, John. Most people break, if not get the money in the first month. All in vain … But I will go through your nightmare! Climb a step up! The main thing – do not give up.

  17. Jon says:

    I hit both “nightmares” with my blogs at one time or another, it’s really just about figuring out how to overcome each one separately, then doing it! Blogging is always “worth it” to me, regardless of monetary or social gains.

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