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6 things nobody told you about blogging
Blogging isn't the easiest thing in the world to do, even if you've read that it is because it takes hours a day of dedication to get anywhere quick in the rankings and to boost your subscriber list. Most of the articles online will tell you how to do a lot of things when it comes to blogging, many of mine are in that list, but we never tell you how difficult it is and how long it takes to become the authority you want to be. I've told plenty of people they should start blogging to see where it takes them, mainly because you'll never stumble upon a big authority website that doesn't have an active blog
Plenty of people get into blogging because they read a story of someone that makes $200,000+ a year just from writing content for all of their readers. What they don't know about that story is it took that one blogger thousands of hours of just writing content, and even longer to market and engage with all of their readers. You can't post a few articles, or even a couple dozen, and think you're going to strike it rich online. You need to invest yourself, as well as some money, in order to bring the people in to read everything you've written
In this discussion, I'll be going over 7 things nobody told you about blogging, and they are:
You won't get rich overnight
There's no such thing as a "get rich quick" or overnight type of deal when it comes to making money online or offline. Sure, you could win the lottery and be a mega-millionaire overnight, but that's random chance and happens to a very select group of individuals. You won't be able to see a great deal of money coming in unless you put in a lot of time with your blog, and that means you need to write a lot as well as market your content well enough to bring a lot of people in.
Blogging for riches takes a lot of time, and you might not even get rich doing it, but you'll never know unless you try. You shouldn't get into blogging because you want to become a millionaire, you should do it because you want to type about something you love, and that will usually get people in to keep reading your content
Your rankings don't jump up with a single blog post
Many people, especially new bloggers, think that if you post a really good article it will rank almost instantly. This never happens and you should get this idea of the rankings out of your mind right away. The search engines probably won't find your new blog post for a few days or even a week, so that means the new article that you think is the best in the world won't even be indexed for a few days.
Don't expect quick rankings of your new blog posts, because it simply doesn't work like that. Rankings come over time, and you should focus more on writing great content for your readers instead of monitoring where your website is listed for a keyword you're targeting.
You can schedule your posts without a paid plugin
A lot of people talk about getting HootSuite to schedule everything for your social media platforms, which is an amazing piece of software, but it's not needed to schedule blog posts on WordPress. WordPress actually has a built-in feature that allows you to write up one article, or dozens, and schedule them to come out whenever you want. Bloggers love doing this because it will keep their blogs fresh with new content.
Think about it, would you rather write up 10 articles and schedule them over the course of 30 days or would you rather log on every 3 days and write up some content to post for your readers? If you said you'd rather do 1 day of work and schedule it out, you're just like the rest of the bloggers out there that are more successful
It costs money if you want to look professional
Starting up a blog isn't difficult since it can be 100% free if you choose to take that route. If you want to be seen as a professional within your niche, you need your blog to look great, and that means you should likely get a premium theme as well as a well-designed logo to show you're the best place to come for your industry content
A great WordPress theme can be purchased for anywhere between $80 and $300, which is a one time fee, and can be uploaded to your hosting account that can cost $8 a month to $20 a year Prices for logos is all over the place, but you can get an amazing one from Sajeewa for just $10 and it's better than anything you could get for $200+
Here's the most recent logo I had Sajeewa make for me, for my new website:
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You have to post often if you want a decent amount of traffic
When you start blogging, you might think the traffic will come in quick, but it will not. You need to consistently post content to your blog in order to get massive amounts of content targeting thousands of keywords. Over time, you will eventually begin to see traffic trickling in from the search engines and your profits will begin to go up.
You need to dedicate yourself to blogging if you want to see any sort of profits rolling in. You can't just fly by night and write up one article a month, then see thousands of visitors coming in and throwing money at you lol.
You have to advertise if you want traffic to come in quicker
If you're unhappy with the speed of your rankings going through the search engines, you might need to start advertising your blog posts to get people in quicker than normal. You can set up some PPC campaigns on Facebook, Google, or Yahoo/Bing and get people in right away after your ad has been approved. You can pay for each click, but you need to make sure your content is worth reading before you spend any money on traffic, so you'll need to take your time writing up what people want.
Never rush a PPC campaign, be sure to filter out your targeting so you're not wasting money on pointless clicks. Clicks that don't stick around on your website are wasted, and you'll still have to pay for them, so try to avoid this by only targeting people who you think will stick around for a while after clicking through.
Blogging isn't the easiest thing to make money with, but it can turn your passion into a career if you just dedicate yourself. You need to invest yourself, as well as some money if you want to be seen as the professional within your industry. You will have to post often if you want to target dozens, or hundreds, of keywords and bring in traffic. In the end, you'll need to be the best blogger possible in order to be successful, but you'll need to remember that you won't get rich in a short amount of time or ever for that matter. You should blog because you're knowledgeable about a subject and can make some money off of it, not just because you want to get rich. So get out there, write up some content, and engage with your visitors
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