90% of the people who start their blogs will quit within 2 months.
It means they quit blogging even before they start! So how can they succeed and/or can make decent income from their blogs?
If you don’t want to be take part in that crowd, make sure you’re following few things.
Here I’ll be sharing how to succeed in blogging instead of talking about why people fail. Interestingly, the following are the reasons to become a failure in blogging (if you don’t implement them).
Use 3-B technique to Make Your Blog A Success
Here I’m introducing you a simple tactic that can bring you blogging success no matter who you’re (be it a newbie or professional).
3-B technique. 3 B’s stand for:
- Being patient
- Being consistent at blogging and
- Building a nework
Be patient: Most bloggers fail because they expect quick results. Most of them want get-rich-quick methods. But this will not work in blogging. You end up in doing nothing from your blog. So what else can you do about it?
Blogging takes some time to succeed. You should be spending months (if not years!) to make a decent income online. You can’t expect huge results just within few months, especially if you don’t have any online reputation before. How would anyone trust you to buy your products? You need to make them trust, build reputation to sell your stuff – so this process obviously take time to make good money from blogging.
Be consistent: You’ll notice most of the new blogs either updating too much content or not at all updating their blogs for weeks. This is because they’re not consistent with what they’re doing and they’ll easily get distracted to quit blogging.
Read : 3 ways to stay consistent at blogging
When someone asked Darren Rowse (problogger.net)to define his blogging success in one word, he said – consistency! Blogging needs constant efforts, you can’t expect great results by just working few weeks. You’ve to consistently work hard to reap the rewards from your blogs.
Build network: Most people say that content is the key to blogging success. But it’s TRULY not! Only your content won’t take you anywhere, it needs some online visibility to make it go viral. Sadly, most of the bloggers don’t focus much on building network – they only worry about writing articles and promoting them. This finally leads to a blogging failure – because no one will come to visit your blog, not only because they don’t know you, but also they think your blog is “just another blog”.
Build a network around your blog to give more visibility and to bring loyal readers to your blog. But how can you do this?
- Focus on increasing your blog comments (so that you can build a great network)
- Connect with others on social media
- Write truly amazing content
Simple.. how simple the process is to succeed?
Build genuine relationships with other bloggers
This is bit different from the above point (i.e build a network). Here you’re making connections not only with other bloggers, but with the new bloggers. You should be targeting the new bloggers to make them loyal to your blog for the lifetime. Because you can easily attract them to read your blog, if you add some value.
Create genuine relationships with other bloggers. Try to create some impact on them, help them achieving their blogging goals. Use all the ways (social media, email marketing etc) to engage with them.
Use guest blogging as a weapon
If there’s one secret in making a successful blog, it would be guest blogging. Yes, guest blogging has a lot of tendency to not only bring your more online visibility but also the ability to build quality relationships with other bloggers.
After all, connections are what matters to succeed in any online business. So try guest post on as much blogs as you can to give yourself more online visibility. But make sure you’re not writing mediocre content on your guest blogging journey, always give your BEST shot to succeed in blogging.
Invest some money
You can’t make money from blogging, when you don’t invest even a penny!
People who start with the free domain, free hosting, free themes etc will probably end up their blogging career by making nothing or peanuts from their blogs.
Spend some money on buying
- Premium themes
- Premium plugins
- Email autoresponders like aweber
- PPC ads
- Buying domain name and hosting (Hostgator and Bluehost recommended)
- Promoting your blog etc
Don’t expect anything for FREE!
Make sure you’re putting all the best efforts including some investment to generate more money online.
Consider blogging as a business – not as fun
Many people, especially the new bloggers think that blogging is a fun. But if you want to make a living or if you want to generate more money like the professionals, you should be considering blogging as a business. And you need to invest;
- Quality time in creating great content
- Generating more traffic and leads
- Building an email list etc
You’ll get best results when your attitude towards blogging changes. That is when you consider blogging as a business, you’ll putting more efforts in taking it serious and making a successful blog. Not to forget that any business takes some time to generate decent income.
Do you’ve any more tips to succeed in blogging OR share your views why many bloggers fail? I’ll be glad to respond you in the comments.