We have all heard the phrase “time is money” when it comes to the business world, but in the blog world, to expect compensation for the exact amount of time you put into your blog is almost unheard of, especially when you’re new to blogging.
Whether you started your blog for personal use or to market your business, it is wise to think about your website as an additional relationship with a partner who is insanely jealous. It will need tender loving care, especially during the first three to four months and if you even think of giving something else your attention, even for a little while, your blog is going to be very upset with you, sitting there with no one paying attention to it.
With the amount of time you will spend writing your posts, advertising them as well as your blog as a whole, your blog will definitely take up a great deal of your time. If you started a blog to make money, give up your dream of making a living from blogging because it will firstly take a great deal of time to build your blog and start attracting loyal readers. While there are very few bloggers who can afford to quit their jobs and live freely collecting income from their blogs, such as Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, he tends to give people the illusion that it is easy if they just read his blog and follow what he teaches you. Even if you have been reading and following the advice Darren has given since ProBlogger’s conception, you may still be sitting there with a pagerank 0 blog (especially if you started doing paid posts or selling direct advertising on your blog, Google tends to hate when people start making money from their blogs) and an Alexa rank up in the millions. There is no such thing as overnight success in the blogging world and even if you worked diligently for months, or even years, your blog still may not go anywhere and that is a reality that all bloggers looking for some sort of payoff face and agree to when starting their blogs.
Although it seems like everyone already has a blog, it isn’t as easy as people elude to. Reading internet marketing blogs, taking professional blogger’s advice and buying books giving you the illusion that it is easy to earn a six-figure income from blogging alone isn’t going to work overnight and in some cases, not at all. Most importantly, you must remember the key points to blogging–You must have patience, don’t be afraid to spend time on it even if you’re not seeing any money from it and most importantly, love what you do because that is the only way you’re going to be able to spend so much time on something without any sort of payoff besides the sense of pride you have in yourself every time you hit ‘publish.’
3 thoughts on “Blogging Basics: Time isn’t Always Money”
This is a great post, first of all. Secondly, you hit the nail on the head when you said that blogging isn’t as rewarding as some of the big blogging names out there make it out to be. You must really love blogging to stick with it. There are good months and then there are slow make you wonder what the fudge you were thinking months but it always comes down to one thing doing what you love. I would rather make pennies doing what I love versus being stuck in a job I hated and away from my children because of it. Blogging helps me stay home with my kids to enjoy watching them grow up, which is the great perk to blogging all together.
Successful person can only be success because they have the skills, knowledge, and experience that is needed to achieve their success. In another words they’ve got what it takes.
People who have not been successful yet is just because they haven’t got what it takes. Most of them keep their focus on achieving success and abundance of money, while the true matter is how to get the skill, knowledge, and experience that is needed to achieve success. They just need to improve themselves and never give up, once they’ve got what it takes, success will certainly follow. More details on this particular opinion of mine, click my name.
Its true, we all try to read many different sites which delude us from the fact that there is not easy way to make money out of blogging. The best thing to do is to go your own way and experiment.