When you decide to make money blogging, you are focused on what it can do for you and your family. You know you can do this. You push really hard, and then things don’t exactly go as planned. Here are some tips to help you overcome some “bumps in the road” that you may encounter in your early blogging career:
- Don’t Set Unrealistic Goals — This one is a killer. If you have income goal that are flat unrealistic, you are going to be depressed when you miss them You are much better off setting content generation and blog post goals in the first couple of months. These are goals that are in your control, and these are the goals you can meet. The money will come later. Trust me on this one.
- Don’t Look At Results Right Away — Look at your content output and how your blog is growing. Do not fall into the trap of looking at how many visitors you are getting or if you are making any money. These are things you look at once a week or after a month or so. If you find yourself looking for results, set a number of words written and posted goal for yourself. This may not be an exciting or “sexy” thing to track, but it is an indicator of your progress and should be tracked. Track the things that are going to make your blog successful, not things that may make you feel good.
- Do, Don’t Think — In the early days of your blogging, the more working you are doing the better. Conversely, the less you are thinking about your results the better. You need to lock yourself into a work, don’t think mode. You may not like this, and it may be uncomfortable for you. That is fine. Every successful blogger goes through this transformation. When you start to work like this, you will start to learn what it takes to make money from your blogging. It is worth the pain and effort. You just need to do the work today, and let tomorrow take care of itself.
If you can avoid these pitfalls, you have a much better chance of succeeding with your blogging. Get your head pointed in the right direction and do not deviate from this path. You will be very happy you did this six months down the road.