Most people don’t make enough money from their blogs to quit their day jobs and blog full time. If this is true for you, then it’s probably one of the following lies that is holding you back.
I Just Need to Know How to Do This
Most bloggers fall into one of two basic categories – writers and techies. Strong writers often have trouble with the simplest plug-ins, whereas techies may have issues with grammar and writing compelling and comprehensible content. You could spend hours, days or weeks trying to learn how to do something for your blog, but is that time well spent?
I have a personal rule that I follow. If I can’t do something well, I hire someone who can do it for me. If you are not familiar with how to install plug-ins, why not pay someone to do it for you? For a few dollars, have someone setup your blog exactly how you want it. If you’re shy on cash, perhaps find a blogger buddy with the opposite skill sets you have, and trade off on tasks, work together, and eventually you will both improve your skills.
It Takes Money to Make Money
How many times have you heard that line? Well it’s certainly not always the case, so don’t let it demotivate you!
If you have a budget of $10 or less, rest assured that you can and will find some seriously more creative ways to market, then if you’d had a $1000 budget. Looking at John’s own expenses for his blog, he spends very little money marketing it. The majority of marketing he does do is viral marketing, which John would agree, drives much more traffic to his blog then any other advertising.
I Just Need to Get My Blog Out There
How many hours do you spend commenting and reading blogs? Now compare that to how much time you spend actually posting. If you’re currently not posting once a day because you are allocating more time to getting your blog out in the sphere, then stop and take the time to post. Remember, your blog is about content and should give your readers a reason to return time and time again. If you are currently posting once a day, consider slowly increasing your postings to twice a day.
Experience Will Benefit Me
Many people assume that successful bloggers have been writing for years and that only the long-term, experienced blogger are benefiting from blogging. The truth is though, that there are plenty of topics to blog about and niches to take advantage of. In the words of Ray Crock, founder of McDonald’s, “If you’re green you’re growing, if you’re ripe, you rot.” Sometimes experience brings staleness. When you’re new at something, you can offer the blog sphere a bright new idea or concept.
Are any of these lies holding you back?