New bloggers often do not think hard enough on this and just plunge into creating this topic on making money online, thinking that they can earn some extra income. If you decided to follow the crowd on creating such niche, do at least have a certain amount of knowledge before starting on it because you will definitely not last long. Let us discuss on the common mistakes that bloggers did.
1) Thinking That Blogging Can Get Rich
This is what often happens when new bloggers just got started. They have the kind of mentality that blogging can get them rich because they saw how the other bloggers have done it. Yes, I do agree that blogging can get you a full-time income but it comes with effort and the amount of time you are willing to put into it. There are articles written that say they are earning 5 figure income from just 2-3 hours of work per day and this statement "WOW" many new bloggers. As a result, they started doing the exact same thing because this looks like the most "IN" thing in the Internet now. If you think this way, my advice is to quit blogging because this will not be your cup of tea.
Blogging is like a business in which you need to plan the strategy and approach. You have to learn on what blogging is all about before you can even think of succeeding in this field. Work this out on a mind map and brainstorm hard on what you want to achieve from blogging before you actually rush into this.
2) Not Learning Information From Multiple Sources
I recommend bloggers to learn from a few sources instead of just one. Read on the blog of those that have already established themselves as a Guru in that niche as well as those that are rising or proving that they have knowledge in this niche. In this case, you can find out what are the elements that are lacking in those blogs and you can utilise this to become your unique selling point.
Many would definitely neglect this stage because they are too obsessed with the amount of money that they think they could earn from blogging and put all their effort in just trying to set up a blog. This will be plain silly because there is no difference in your blog compared to the rest. There are so many newsletters and e-zines in which you can get for free and work into it. This will give you a rough guide on what kind of information has already been repeated a lot of times and you would try to avoid going into the same path.
3) Copying Instead Of Innovating
If you noticed, there are many blogs of the same niche and talking about the same content. Instead of refining and adding in more creative and juicy content, new bloggers just merely write the exact same content from other blogs but they just write it in a slightly different way. Do you think this will give you any uniqueness in your blog?
The answer is no. Every single business must have their own unique selling point before attracting the masses to your product or content. Therefore, I consider copying is a taboo in the blogging world. Create your own unique content for your readers so that they find their time worthwhile to read your post.
4) Poor Time Management
From what I have observed, new bloggers are often very much focused on the results of their blogs. What I meant was they are too concerned in issues like how much traffic they are getting, how much sales they have made etc. They go through all the statistics webpage that they have joined and view on the visitors information etc. This sometimes take them close to 1-2 hours just on this alone. As a result, they are left with very little time for content and marketing.
I am not trying to say that you should neglect tracking your results but instead prioritise on what are the more important issues that you should attend to first. In this case, the most important errands that every blogger should do first is creating quality content. Do not lose focus on content creation because this is often what that keeps your visitor coming back again.
Unless you are trying to tell me that you are a full time blogger and you have lots of time to spare, then by all means do what you want. But many bloggers are doing this as a part-time income and therefore should manage their time better so that the content and marketing aspects are well met.
5) Being Lazy Too Early
I know many bloggers want to achieve internet business or blogging to become their full time income. And they have seen how the other successful bloggers have earn 5 figure income from just 2-3 hours of work. Therefore, they thought that this applies to them as well. But do you know that every successful blogger work very hard at the beginning of their journey. They do not work just 2-3 hours a day but in fact some work close to 16 hours a day.
They work hard for their financial freedom and they are only enjoying the life of freedom after 1-2 years of hard work. So wake up and be more sensible as well as realistic. Plan and manage your time well to achieve whatever that you want to do for the day. Don't be lazy and post on your blog once every week. My advice is to try to create at least 3 quality posts every week and stick to this plan. You can even come out with a work schedule which you want to achieve daily. I have one myself and I try my very best to stick to it unless I am really tied up at school.
This are based on my observations and you may agree or disagree on this. Do comment in if you violently object to what I have discussed. Do reflect if you are doing the mistakes that I have said.
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