Many of us get fascinated by the stories that other people are working online from home and making good income. You might have heard people saying that my friend receive cheques from Google. He stays at home all the time, but still he is making good money. Many stories we hear each day and it fascinate most of the newbie’s to enter into the blogosphere. However, there are few golden rules that one should keep in mind before making a decision for working online. If you follow the right steps, then you can be successful in your blogging career and need not to afraid of any hurdles.
Nothing Is Free
Have you ever heard of free fuel for your car? Or heard of Wal-Mart giving away 100$ cash for just entering their store? NO! The most common mistake that all beginners make is that they take the blogging world to easy. Remember, each day hundreds or even thousands of people launch their new blog, but only 2 or 3% succeed in their online journey. You need to get yourself motivated with simple rule Expect Less – Do More! Sadly, most of the people Expect More – Do Less.
There is a lot of difference in Blogging and blogging for money. Most of the beginners start aggressively, but with the passage of time the passion fades away due to low or no income. You need to build a blogging mindset before stepping into the blogosphere. It is good to take initiative, but do not think if someone is making money from, he is doing nothing. Some people have invested great amount of money in outsourcing and paying web hosting bills. So, you need to prepare yourself for upcoming challenges.
Follow Famous Bloggers
Luckily, searching on the internet is free. It is good to follow some famous bloggers before you get started. My personal favourite blog is by Darren Rowse www.problogger.net. You can check how Darren communicates with their readers. In start, you cannot do everything that Darren is doing because of your budgets. So, following him help you understand how you should blog and attract to your readers. Do not hesitate to leave comments and ask for help in comments. You will see many experienced bloggers will help you out for free! Now, you also have some reputation that Mr. XYZ is a regular reader and good contributor.
Running after Niches
You might have heard that there are some real profitable niches, and if you choose them, you will get the income splash. Wrong! Blogging is not about running after niches. However, if the particular niche is your passion, it will make you successful. Writing for the niche that you do not know anything about is very difficult, and you will end up writing or re-writing existing content. That is the phase when you lose all your credibility and Google will slap low quality re-spun blogs. Make a blog about your passion, for example, Darren started Photography blog, and he made a large amount of money. Photography is Darren’s passion. If you are an MBA, then you can start your blog about Marketing, HR, Finance or Supply Chain and trust me. there is a huge audience looking for educational blogs. You can make huge money out of your skills and passions.
Free is Good, but Paid is Best
Now you have followed the above guide lines, this is a crucial step when you enter the blogosphere. Many of us (including me) couldn’t afford to buy domain, web hosting and web design charges. You have a free option to choose blogger, wordpress, and many other free blogging services. They are very good for start-ups and even people are making money, but there are many disadvantages. Self hosted WordPress blog is the most powerful way to enter the blogosphere. Saving money to get you a self hosted blog is best. You can customize the blog according to your taste and requirements. If you need help, you can contact us, and we will set up wordpress self hosted blog for free with good theme design.
Elbow Grease & Little Sweat
Like I said, nothing is FREE! You have started blogging and now it is the time to keep your motivation high with the passage of time. Remember, about 95% people abandon their blog because of no motivation or disappointment. You need to do research and read more related to your niche. Setting up small goals will keep you motivated. There is no magic wand that you will swing and Bang! You have to have some sweat and elbow grease.
Consistency and Commitment
Always remember that when you are blogging, you are blogging for general readers and yourself. Do you like the newspaper or weekly magazine to deliver their copies after every month? No! Blogging is all about keeping the readers updated. The Biggest Myth! You might hear from most people that blog daily or at least thrice a week. It is good if you can keep the pace, but if you cannot, then you should follow the example of weekly or monthly magazine. Every reader waits for the new copy because of quality and the content of the magazines. It doesn’t matter that you post weekly or daily. All that matter is how you keep your readers involve into your blog and writings. I have examples of so many famous bloggers who blog weekly or even monthly, but reader interaction is very high.
If you have decided to start your blogging career, then enter now before your passion fades. There is always room for one more even in high saturated markets. I will come up next weekend with useful tips, or you can send the topics that you need help about. If you like the post, please share the comments below.