I find myself loving informing people about Blogging and the entire Business of Blogging which Is why I launched a Blog Course. I have learnt so much in my over 4 years of Blogging and I'm not stingy with the information. One of the best rewards of Blogging is getting paid from the Blog ( and other Projects ). Keep reading for mistakes people make when trying to monetize their Blogs and take it as advise for things you should not do.
Wanting to Monetize Too Soon: This Blogging Business is not a "get rich quick" scheme or scam. Yes there are those people who are brilliant and have found loopholes and is making crazy money right away in a short time. If you want longevity and sustainability from Blogging you cannot expect to make money too soon. You will need to really and truly invest time and sometimes even money to make money Blogging.
They Focus on Numbers rather than Engagement: When I just started I was all about numbers ... I need to get 20,000 , I need to get 100,000 page-views and so on. I had no idea that I need to focus on getting people to actually be engaged in the content ( and them sharing ) so the Blog can be known. All it takes is one post to be viral and this post should be something worth sharing.
They Don't Know who their Audience is: This is a huge mistake a lot of Bloggers make! They just write any old random thing and wonder why they are not getting any opportunities and money from their Blogs. All Blogs have a page or area where you can see your stats and this is how you will know your audience. My audience is USA and I ensure that I write posts for those people and research American Pop Culture , Watch their News and even read their Newspaper so I can connect with that audience.
They Only Focus on One Money Generating Area: One thing I've learnt as an Entrepreneur /Blogger is that in order to be sustainable , you need multiple streams of Income. There are so many ways to make money Blogging and you need to experiment with as many of them as possible. The beauty about Blogging is that it's yours to play around with and you can do as much as you want... explore!
They try it alone: Preaching to myself here! I get so exhausted and just frustrated with Blogging more often than never. I try to do everything all by myself and the reality is that it is humanly impossible! I'm not a Photographer , Agent, Manager, Reporter or Accountant ... I'm just a Blogger. If you truly want to make money from your Blog , it has to be in good standing so others take you seriously and will want to work with you!
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
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What are some mistakes you've made from Blogging?