Blogging is fun, easy and a great way to meet others and become a part of a wonderful, growing community.But, before you begin though, there are a few things you should know.
1) It Takes A Lot Of Hardwork Than You Think
– Unless you just create up a personal blog, it just takes a bit. But if you intend to make money with it, you just came into a False Hope Zone. More than 90% of the bloggers create a blog to make money. But then you must realize that it not as easy as you might think and it even horror dream for new blogger.
Some of them had fail to establish themselves and mostly been wipe out in the blog arena after 1 years because they had fail to achieve their dream. But don’t take it as a serious advise as you can blog to make money(if you intend so) if you had a proper plan what you are going to blog.
You’ll have to get out there and do a bit of shameless self promotion. It’s not enough to post and wait. Your content has to be optimized for search and you’ll want to drive others to your site. You’ll have to visit other blogs and forums and pimp the heck out of your blog without being spammy and annoying.
2) Traffic Will Kill You Fast Enough
-Traffic didn’t come easily unless you had a hefty budget to advertise at others established bloggers like Shoemoney,Problogger, John Chow & Cow, or even at Techcrunch if you dare to put $10,000 away. Sure from this, you will get famous soon enough but what is the reward you get?
Unless you are promoting a product or services, advertising like that might help you a lot but if you just creating a blog, this is a hell you must avoid. Advertising is the proper but expensive way to get famous and if you dare, you might be walking like a champ and if you fail, you just running like a chimp anyway.
If you’re brand new to blogging and think you’ll have hundreds of visitors in the first week, even in the first few months, you couldn’t be more wrong. It takes time, patience and trust to build up an audience. It’s not enough to sit back and hope they show up.
3) Revenue Will Takes Time
-If you think you can make a gazillion dollars right after you make the first post, you already in the mouth of shit hole. It’s a day dreamers way to think like that. Some of popular bloggers like John Chow takes 1 year to made it profitable. And for me, it took about 4 months just to get my first $1.
If you don’t have enough traffic, you will not have the money.Period. Build your readership, get traffic first, then you can monetize your blog. As my experience state that 1000 unique visitors per-day must be your first goal to achieve if you want to monetize your blog.
If you’re serious about blogging, you can do very well, but don’t jump into it blind. Do your research. Learn how to optimize your content and drive traffic to your blog. Research the different ways in which you can montetize your blog and work on building up a community. The people who take the time to do it right are the ones who do well.