Do you want to know what makes successful bloggers tick?
I mean really tick? Then you’ll need to consider their dislikes.
So many activities a lot of bloggers engage in don’t necessarily bring results. You’ll need to dislike such activities so that success can come.
Savvy entrepreneurs can show you that disliking a particular activity doesn’t make you outdated or unwise.
Rather, it helps you to focus on more important tasks at hand that can push your business to the top.
Let’s quickly look at the five things successful bloggers hate the most.
If you want to make impact, you’ll need to hate these things, at least to a certain extent. Let’s go:
1. A free blogging platform
If you’re still using the free wordpress or blogger platform to run your blog, then you’re NOT ready to either make money online or build a community.
The truth is, you don’t even have total control over your site. Yes, even with the self-hosted blog, no blogger actually has 100% control, but to a large extent, the files are stored on your own hosting account.
People who have succeeded online as bloggers would go the extra mile to buy a domain name, a reliable web hosting account which they can use to run their blogs.
When it comes to wordpress blogging, please stay away from free meal. Such meals can’t quench your hunger for a real business. A free blog wouldn’t even allow you to do your SEO – which is a great way to get more targeted traffic to your blog.
And if pro bloggers couldn’t run their businesses on free blogger or wordpress, you MUST not. Period!
2. Free autoresponder account
Over the years, I’ve seen people make this mistake over and over again. But you can’t find someone who earns decently from blogging, still using a free email marketing service.
In the future, when the veil must have fallen off your eyes, you’d discover that you can’t import the leads or manage it with a free account. You’ve labored in vain. How pathetic?
You’ve a profitable business to build. Therefore, ditch all free stuffs when it comes to building your list and invest $15 – $50 per month on subscription as a beginner. You’d live to be thankful for this simple advice.
If you think I’m making this up, you could ask bloggers making raves in the blogosphere. I doubt you’ll find anyone who still uses free autoresponder account. You MUST never subscribe to those new and flashy services. Please do not!
3. No product of their own
Isn’t it high time you create a product of your own? Look around and you’d see that 99% of successful bloggers all have one form of product or the other.
They understand that money can only come when you’ve an offer; you bring value to your audience. In 2012, I saw a lot of bloggers who aren’t serious at all – in fact; they’re the ones who complain that blogging is all hyped up.
But when you look at their arsenal, they don’t offer any product for sale.
A product or service that’s in high demand could bring you success online. Either you offer your service to those who needs it, or you write a book (e-book, short report, hard copy book) and teach people (preferably beginners) how to achieve a specific goal.
Trust me; I’ve about 52 rich bloggers who are living the internet lifestyle. But they didn’t achieve this feat in a month, not even in 6 months.
They started creating products early and within 3 years, they’ve built an income generating system. If you truly want to make a living online, you MUST have a product or service. Anything short of this is the surest way to fail.
4. Not collecting email leads
List building is pretty straight forward. And successful bloggers could cry when they miss out on a potential lead.
They wouldn’t make the mistake of sending you over to their sales page without first asking for your email address. I’m sure you’ve seen sales funnels more than a thousand times online.
Do you really know why building a list is important?
The ultimate reason is to have a database of qualified prospects and customers – ready to receive, click, read and purchase your product. Except you don’t have plans for product creation in the future, then, I’d say that direct marketing would work for you.
But having a product is great. It positions you as an expert in your niche. It builds your brand and most importantly, you make money. So, start building your list today if you’ve neglected it.
5. Not making enough money
There is no shortcut to making millions online. You’ve got to work for it. It’d be easier if you had a product or service to sell. Affiliate marketing could be a side income, but having your own product is the best way to make a living online.
Don’t just look at the present circumstances around you and conclude that you’ve no hope. That’s a BIG lie from your subconscious mind.
To make money online and support your lovely family, travel the world and invest into profitable systems, your blog needs to generate income.
Even if you blog because of your passion, if money isn’t forthcoming after a set period, your passion would start to die. Oops!
If pro bloggers weren’t making enough money online, then they would not be popular, in the first place. And that’s the motivating factor to create a valuable product for sale.
If successful bloggers hate to be “broke,” you too must work hard and smart to break that gene. What do you think?
Blogging is awesome. Apart from the monetary gains, the community and lovely people you would connect with can enhance your life. I don’t think so. I know so. If you’re ready to start making money online, here’s how to earn $1000 monthly from blogging.
It’s about time you look at the things that are taking up your time as a blogger – it might be your limiting factor to making money online.
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