Starting a blog is easy. I don’t think I have met anyone who hasn’t at least entertained the thought. But do all of these people know how to blog for money? No. And it’s not because they don’t want to earn with their blog, it’s because they don’t know how to do it correctly.
If you are in the boat of bloggers who are struggling to earn money there are some things which may be holding you back from earning anything. But, know that’s it’s not your fault because the blogging arena can be overwhelming and the competition in some of the niches can be extremely fierce. You can earn money blogging if you know some of the do’s and don’ts of the business so here are a few tips to get you on the right track to earning with your blog.
Here is where your determination will come in. It’s very important to keep at your blog even when you feel like quitting. And I can attest that there will probably be a time when you feel like giving up. It happens to the best of us. Unfortunately lack of results is why most people quit their blog and chase some other program online. This creates a vicious cycle. Don’t go that route.
Some statistics state that 95% of beginning bloggers will quit within the first year. 5% will go on to succeed. That’s only 5 people out of 100 who will actually earn anything on their blog. I always tell people to give their blog a year minimum to see any real results and to earn even a dime. I know it sounds bleak but the key is to not focus on making money but on seeing your blog flourish.
Why listen to me? Probably because I have been down the road. The road of hard knocks. Not only in life but in the blogging arena as well. My first year as a blogger I made no money at all. I was busy writing content so I didn’t really focus too much on the dollar bill. But after a year my site started getting traffic and making commissions and now it pays for itself and pays me as well. No it isn’t hard physical work but the payoff can be much more than working a job that can sap energy from you. All it takes is commitment.
A year is a very short period of time. It goes by in a flash. If you were to start a blog now in a niche you enjoy chances are you could be making decent money in a year. In two you could be making enough to pay all your bills and living a good life. And that’s working for yourself. Not for someone else.
I tell everyone I know that yes you can do this and make money. And I know you can too if you dedicate yourself. Learn how to blog effectively, promote something of value and be consistent. It doesn’t take a lot of hard work, just work that’s consistent. I challenge you to start a blog and see it through until you earn money at it. I know you can do it, you just need to believe you can. I believe in you and know you can do it!
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