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When you started your blog, you were all excited and full of passion for making your blog succeed! RIGHT?
You told yourself that you will create killer content that people will love, your goal was to create a blog where the readers will get valuable information and you promised yourself that you can do this!
But, after a while, you found yourself…working hours among hours….and giving all that you got…into your blog….and nothing much happened with it!
Your page views are low…you don’t have any comments on your posts, you barely have people subscribe to your list!
And then, without any notice, you suddenly “Smash” into the wall….the wall of self-doubt and self-confidence.
Yep, I have been there too!
In fact…I hit that wall too many times! But did it prevent me from continuing???
Hell NO! It didn’t! 🙂 because here I am, ain’t I?!
I know how tough it can be when you are doubting yourself, doubting your blog, doubting your content….and doubting your ability to create a blog that will be successful!
Therefore I created this post, to help you understand how YOU can be successful with your blog!
How NOT to fail with your blog?!
Tip 1 – Always Remember Your WHY!
When you get to a point in your blogging journey where you feel like it’s the time to give up….that you are a “loser” because your blog isn’t growing as you expected or because you didn’t earn any income from it after a few weeks or a couple of months.
You must remind yourself….WHY did you start blogging?! (don’t say that it was just to create an income so I can live better!)
If it was because you want to earn a nice income from it….then go deeper! Why do you want to earn an income?! Is it because you want to buy a new house? Is it because you want to travel more? Is it because you want to help your kids and give them all that you can?….
Go deep and ask yourself WHY!
When you will find your real reason you created the blog….It will give you a nice kick in the b***! (Excuse my language 🙂 )
REMEMBER: it is always easy to give up! The hard part is to stick with what’s “hard” for us….but in the long run! It will make your life much easier!
Tip 2 – Commit to blogging at least for 1 full year!
Yes! You heard me right! You MUST give blogging a chance!
1 full year of blogging will let you know for real if blogging is for you or not…
The idea here is that there will be many times where you simply would want to give up…but the problem is…that it takes time and hard effort to get your blog noticed in your niche!
1 year may seem a long time for you…but trust me! When you are enjoying what you do….you will see how time FLYES! 😉
Tip 3 – Find a few friend bloggers which can be accountable with!
Blogging can sometimes be a lonely world, especially when you barely have any support!
I am sure that there are some of you that don’t even share with your close friends about your new blog and your new dream of creating a successful blog where you give tips and advice about your passion in life!
Maybe some of you talk with their friends and family….but there isn’t much support from them because they think that blogging is just a “waste” of your time…and they want to let you know that you are just wasting your time…and you probably won’t make any income from your blog!
To help you go through those tough days where you want to give up, you will NEED those blogger friends to help you go through it!
Because only they will know exactly what you are going through…because they are going through those days themselves! (Feel free to contact me if you need any encouragement along your blogging journey! I would be more than happy to help you out! 😉 )
Tip 4 – Don’t compare your success with other successful bloggers!
When you are just starting your blogging journey, it is totally normal if you aim yourself to became a successful blogger! That’s an AWESOME thing to aim for!
….Don’t EVER EVER compare your journey with an already successful blogger!
Why? Because this will only let you down if you work HARD on your blog and work so hard to grow it….But….it’s growing slower than you expected it will grow…
You thought that your blog will grow FAST just like the other amazing blogs your read…that are making thousands of dollars each and every month…
And now….you are blogging for a good amount of months….and you barely made $100 from your blog!
If you compare yourself with other bloggers….you will get unmotivated so quickly that you will just want to give up…but you never really know…if your blog can suddenly take off!
So, please, don’t give up just because your blogging journey is a bit longer than usual! Stick to it for at least a year! 😉
Tip 5 – Don’t stop educating yourself!
In order to reach some kind of level of success, you MUST educate yourself on a daily basis…if not daily make it weekly!
In the blogging world…there is SO MUCH to learn about! You can literally drown from all of the information you can find and learn from!
What I HIGHLY recommend you do is learn and master each method for a few weeks or a couple of months!
Then after you mastered one method…move on to the other method!
What do I mean about methods?
- Pinterest – Learn how you can drive CRAZY traffic to your blog using Pinterest! This will take you time! It’s not an overnight thing that you can learn! You will need to build your own strategy that you find most successful for you!
- Affiliate Marketing – This is one way you can monetize your blog with! There are so many things to know about Affiliate Marketing…that it will take the time to learn everything and to implement it into your blog! ( Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing is a course I personally took and I highly recommend it to my readers who are interested in mastering Affiliate Marketing! 😉 If you would like, you can read my course review here)
- Building your email list the right why
And there is a TON of more information, tip & tricks in the blogging business…..so please, give yourself the time to learn it all! And take it one step at a time! Don’t try to learn everything in one day! Or 1 month…because you will get burned out!
Remember, blogging is a journey! Not a short story! It’s a LONG journey…it will be bumpy along the way…but it is beautiful! 😉
If you are going through a tough day and you feel like giving up on your blogging journey, I highly recommend you read this post!
What to Do When You Have an Unmotivated Day
I really hope you enjoyed reading this post!
Please let me know if this post gave you any motivation or hope with your blogging journey! 😉
Would you like to read more of this kind of posts?
Let me know in the comments bellow! 🙂
All the best!