How to Kick Failure Out of Your Blogging Career

Do you feel like you’re not getting ahead as a blogger?

I mean, you’re not getting huge amounts of traffic, active readers, email subscribers and most importantly, you earn meager or no income.

I know that feeling because every pro blogger who’s achieved tremendous success today started from a zero level.

They were once broke, hesitant to begin and had those little voices speaking on their inside. Telling them “what if….”

But they pressed forward. They continued. They studied hard, read blogs and so many books just to escape the trap of failure.

And you know what, they finally cracked the code. The cleared the stumps off their paths and today, they’ve huge social media fans, speaking engagements from every corner and thousands of dollars on their bank accounts.

It’s a personal journey

Yep, you need other business-oriented persons to climb the ladder of success, but blogging itself is a personal journey.

No one is ever going to motivate you as much you’d do to yourself. It doesn’t matter how many books you’ve read or exclusive mastermind groups you belong to, if you’re not determined, blogging will not work for you.

If things aren’t turning out the way you want with your blog, it’s time to ask questions and see if you’re the cause. From my personal experience, I learned that pain can be a stepping stone to greater heights in life.

But I’d not advice you to dwell on that, instead I need you to look forward and see how much $10,000 per month could change your life. At least, to an extent.

In other words, don’t be motivated by pain or the fact that you’ve no money in your pocket; be awakened by the joy of tomorrow. Let VISION lead you.

That’s how you can transform the lives of people and make the world a better place to live in. That’s the biggest motivation that would bring a lifelong prosperity.

Use other people’s time

Successful entrepreneurs use OPM (other people’s money) to expand their frontiers. Bloggers on the other hand should use OPT (other people’s time) to reach a wider audience.

Did you know that thousands of people are waiting to send you huge amounts of traffic and money? In fact, I just discovered this not too long ago.

And that’s why blogging is the most lucrative business tool that any serious online entrepreneur can use to reach out and become the go-to expert in his or her niche.

To get these sets of people to evangelize and win a lot of souls for you, you MUST exchange value with them. The first thing you can do to put the machine to work is to produce exclusive content continually.

Let me give you a scenario: In 2011, I struggled to attract loyal readers to my blog. Every day, I felt like giving up and getting a day job. But something kept me going – perhaps my zeal to change the world one step at a time.

And I don’t mean the whole world here, but my OWN special world. Fortunately, I attended a live conference in my city and the keynote speaker made a terrific statement that changed my business & life.

He said, “Create a definite path for people to follow and they’d fly in like Bees.”

Fast forward to 2012, my blog is already getting a lot of loyal readers and quality backlinks from authority blogs.

Because my readers are tweeting, sharing, citing and telling everyone they meet about my rich content. 95% of the time, I didn’t ask them to share it… it’s a reflex action…

The truth of the matter is that if you spend eons of time to write what your readers will not find anywhere else on the entire web, you’ll generate fresh traffic and you might be lucky, a media agency could pick up your best content and republish it – of course with your permission.

If that should happen to your content, you’re guaranteed 5k – 10k free traffic in 48 hours. Do you’ve enough bandwidth space for that?

It’s time to act…

How many e-books are stored on your hard disk, which you’re yet to read? What about all the bookmarks you’ve on your browser, when do you plan to use those information toolkit?

Here’s my honest advice to you, stop downloading every new e-book and start acting. You already know so much, even as a beginner.

Start writing & marketing and learn along the way. As a rule of thumb, study every product you purchased, before buying another one. It’s high time you begin to act. Don’t you think so?

A wise step you can take this year is to fill your blog with epic content; the type that would remain evergreen, helpful and fresh as the months go by.

You’ve got to change people’s perception about you. The quality of articles, blog posts, videos and other digital materials you put out would determine your worth in the blogosphere. See my content marketing study on how to get your online business to life.

And if you’re looking for a freelance writer who understands how to write good content that can grow your website and income, I’m open for hire.

Kick failure out of your blogging career by getting other people actively involved in promoting your content, ideas and products. Do this and you’ll fly like the Eagle. Leave a comment if you like this post. You’re awesome!

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28 thoughts on “How to Kick Failure Out of Your Blogging Career”

  1. Kael says:

    I love to use the slogan, ” fail your way to success”!

    Keep you focused on hard work and optimism

  2. Honestly, Awesomely inspiring is the word needed for this highly motivating and encouraging post. Keep it up Michael.

  3. Jody Heath says:

    This straight to the point quality post is the reason John Chow is the Man. I was actually listening to a blog training video the other day that referred to you, John. I knew you were a pretty big deal; but, it was cool to hear you mentioned in a training course as one of the best of the best bloggers.

    Thanks for the great content as usual!


    1. You’re correct, John is one of the best of the best bloggers of our time. Thank you for reading.

  4. MaomaoMom says:

    Great information and thanks for sharing.

  5. What a fabulous post! I agree that it takes time to find that “sweet” spot in writing the perfect posts that readers will want to read and share. Thanks for your insights.

  6. Hendri says:

    Thax, Michael. hope the best for all serious bloggers like you.

  7. Jen Becht says:

    This is a very inspirational post. Recently I felt overwhelmed by affiliate marketing with all the SEO, backlinks, new contents, reading new materials, and google restrictions. I guess everyone went through the same struggle. One thing I know for sure is that I know more than 80% of the people out there, and eventually I will make it.

  8. Edson Hale says:

    the power of your writing did reflect you did not reach here without first tasting the failure and then cooking the success recipe. great tips with lot of motivation; thanks bro

  9. Ebenezer says:

    Taking action is the best option .Thanks John

  10. Definitely, success is all about how long we can keep going, and how hard we work at it. That’s all.

  11. I. C. Daniel says:

    Thanks for sharing this Michael.

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel

  12. Glenn says:

    Hi Michael,

    I enjoyed this post very much indeed.

    There are many things that can hold us back, one of which can be that we don’t feel that we know enough or are experienced enough to be able to give enough value and help others. But as you say, even beginners know so much already.

    I actually had a ‘wake up’ moment not so long ago. I’d got an e-book that is written by one of the top people in IM and I thought that it was going to include lots of gems that would help me progress. What I found was a surprise. Yes, it did include lots of gems, some absolutely amazing information. But here’s the thing – I realised that I already knew it all!!

    So we absolutely have to put into practice what we’ve learned and have the courage to get out there and stand up among and above the crowd.


  13. Erwin says:

    Hi everyone,

    you are absolutely right Michael, we need to act and not buy or read one e-book after another. If we will take the first step we also will be learning on the way but it will be more profitable because we will get experience.

    Thanks for remainding me this. Act and not sit back and watch the sky.

    See you on top.


    Great DVD:

    Have a nice day!

  14. good informations but you forget to add one of the most important tips , it’s to be patient because the most of new bloggers give up and stop their business because they don’t make money fast so this can be one of the commun secret between the successful bloggers so “JUST BE PATIENT”

  15. Gugulethu says:

    I totally agree John… it is absolutely true that no one else will motivate you except “YOURSELF”… Word*. And people should avoid information overload and start focusing on what’s adding value to their business, stop trying system after system.

    Many Thnx for the great info. Peace!!

  16. faisal says:

    so true, so many ebooks downloaded, none opened.

  17. Keral Patel says:

    Yes there is no shortcut to success. Therefore the issues are bound to crop up here and there. Just have to smash our way through.

  18. I’ve been running my blog for 3 years and can definitely say that the best piece of advice was given to me by…..MYSELF! All these ‘gurus’ and their false promises just made me dream of quick riches. I became incredibly jealous of other people’s success and resented anybody doing better than me.

    The minute I said to myself “just relax, work hard, don’t give up and believe that you’re trying to create a great blog, LONG TERM”, it all became clear. Think about it as a long term business. Any business that takes two minutes to create will surely collapse in the same amount of time.

    I’m 3 years in and still earning less money than what I had hoped for. But I know i’m definitely on the right path for a successful long term business.

  19. Abhishek says:

    well to start with thanks a ton for this post, I was looking for someone to inspire me and you did it. You have correctly written then now its time to act and I will do it for sure. thanks a ton

  20. yogesh says:

    “They studied hard, read blogs and so many books just to escape the trap of failure.”

    Failure is temporary if efforts are permanent. Halfway through their blogging struggle, or a few miles before they see the sunlight, bloggers give up to their fear. Those who do not, succeed.

    Thank you Michael for sharing such a motivating post.

  21. Jeff Davidson says:

    Great post and very inspirational!

  22. Walter Pinem says:

    Wow really twisting.
    this post really changes the way I”m thinking about blogging/
    Thank you Chow, glad to be dropped on here 😀

  23. Most bloggers do not have the energy to fight to getting good, they give too simple, maybe it depends on so many articles being written all the time about how easy and how much money some earning on the internet. People should read more articles about how hard and how long it takes to get well and get success as John Chow and other great bloggers.

  24. abhishek says:

    very motivating and inspiring post , very useful for those whose blogging career is not going well

  25. Rick Sorrels says:


    Great post as usual with some inspiring information. I tried to get on the mailing list but I entered my email 3 times and kept receiving this notice. Required Fields Are Missing
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    Thought you should be aware. Thank again for the great information and inspiration to keep going.

  26. Hi John,

    A great post as usual. I especially inspired by your line “I learned that pain can be a stepping stone to greater heights in life. ”

    Kudos !

  27. Thanks for sharing great information this post is give me really changes the way I”m thinking about blogging

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