So you’ve got your new blog set-up and have been writing posts everyday but still aren’t seeing any results
When getting started with blogging you have to realize that results will take time to appear, and you should write a post everyday to show the search engines that your blog is active.
This is usually where 95% of people give up, because getting results takes time and they slowly become discouraged. Blogging takes patience, and if you’re serious about your blog and take the time to promote it the work will pay off sooner than you think.
Tip #1: Maintain Primary Focus
If you want to start a successful blog, you should focus on these three core aspects.
1.) Writing blog posts
2.) Promoting your posts in forums related to your niche, social media sites, through email, article directories, etc.
3.) Networking with others that share the same interests and goals as you
You can run a very part time business by working on your blog 1 to 2 hours a day, and still make a very handsome income.
If you know you’re going to run short on time, try to complete a blog post over anything else. Use any extra time you get to promote your blog and most popular posts.
Tip#2: Face Yourself With Challenges
If you don’t challenge yourself, you may never fully reach your full potential as a blogger and entrepreneur. Challenging yourself will help you track your blog’s progress and observe how much better you get along the way.
Try a 30, 60, or 90 day blog challenge where you blog every day for the extent of the time you choose. These challenges are a great way to get you in the habit of blogging every day helping you get better every day.
You could also challenge yourself by setting goals to achieve certain rankings in the search engines, reach a certain amount of subscribers or visitors per day/week, receive a certain amount of blog comments, contribute a certain amount of guest posts, etc.
Tip #3: Monetize Your Blogging Efforts
You can monetize your blog in a number of ways, using both free and paid methods. The better the content is on your blog, the more money you are likely to make. The more money you make, the more motivated you become and the better you will do.
Blogging Monetization Methods
1.) Place ads on your blog
2.) Google AdSense
3.) Promoting other people’s products
4.) Lead Generation
5.) Guest Blogging
Tip #4: Remember to Enjoy Blogging
If blogging is going to be a part of your business then you have to treat it like it is. You have to eventually get over the struggle of sitting down and staying focused long enough to write a blog post. Blogging should be something you enjoy doing and not something you dread doing. If you don’t enjoy writing on your blog then the chances of you continuing to write don’t look very good.
Don’t choose a niche that you don’t truly enjoy learning and writing about just because it makes a lot of money. What’s the point of making a living online and having the freedom to do what you want if you aren’t actually doing what you want. You may as well go back to your day job at that point.