Almost everyone wants to jump into blogging and make quick and almost easy money. I have search through the internet and see that many blogging money making tips provided most times skip the hard truths behind making money from blogging. Well lets get started with unveiling these truths before you decide on jumping into blogging.
Please note that the following is not meant to discourage you from blogging but to help you better prepare as you try to venture into the blogging space. We hope this article will help you in your blogging career.
THE DECISION TO BE A BLOGGER
Most people jump into blogging because they have a friend or a relative or is earning from his blog. It is good to “Follow who knows the way/road” but it is also good that you ask questions concerning the way you going else you might get lost on your way back. To be a successful blogger you need to be tied with the conditions below(in a manner of speaking).
CONDITIONS TO MAKING MONEY FROM BLOGGING
There few important conditions that you must meet to be able to tun a blog successfully. These conditions are not static and you need to continuously work on them all the time before your blog will grow and generate needed revenue for you.
1. BLOGGING MIGHT NOT PAY YOU IMMEDIATELY
This is perhaps the very first condition you should learn to live with as making money from blogging is not easy. Newbie bloggers don’t always get their Adsense approved at the first instance and they have to blog for months wasting time, energy and resources.
So if you are of the opinion that blogging will pay you almost immediately then you are in for a very interesting movie that won’t last for 20 minutes as you will easily be frustrated as time pass by.
So before you think about blogging, have it in mind that you might not start earning immediately(NOTE: Some newbie bloggers have been very fortunate to get their Adsense or other Affiliate request approved at first instance, this however is very rare. A blogger friend got her Adsense approved after applying for three years).
2. IT TAKES TIME TO GATHER AUDIENCE AND FOLLOWERS
Bloggers are like advertisers and advertisers need audience to sell its products or services to. the simple truth is, whatever niche of blog you plan on building, there is always a set of audience for you but you need time and consistency to draw them out.
The internet can be liken to a deep well full of water, you need a bucket to fetch your own water out. So you need continuous articles and endurance to gather your fans. Note that even after Adsense approval and you still don’t have the right number of audience and visitors, you will still earning low from your Adsense and affiliate marketing.
3. A WELL LAID OUT PLAN
No wise man just wakes up and embark on a long journey without having a laid out plan for his movement. To be a successful blogger, you need a well laid out plan. This include but not restricted to, how many articles you can make available for your audience every week, how active you are on social media like Facebook Pages and groups, Twitter, Instagram, Pin-interest and many more. Remember that this plan will help you to stay focus and work to make not only your blog active but also your social media platforms.
4. YOU NEED A TEAM
Most persons will disagree with this but in blogging you need a team of serious people if you are to succeed. There is an adage in Nigeria that says “You Chop Alone, You Die Alone” it simply means that if you keep something to yourself, you will also take the fall alone.
A team of serious minded people like your will help you to generate traffic from social media via their promotions online. The easy way to introduce your blog is by starting from family and friends and they in turn will tell their friends about it and before you know it your blog is going places on your behalf.
Additionally, you can’t possibly manage everything yourself. For example, you have to create articles, share on Facebook, twitter, Pin-interest and Instagram. This means that you have to manage more than five social media pages.
You also have to deal with continuous webmaster errors and check emails for updates. Bing, Google, Yahoo search all come up with errors that needs your attention every time. So you need someone who can help you manage your Facebook Page and other related social media pages while you focus on content and webmaster.
Everyone thinks making money from blogging is a piece of cake but its not it. You need time, patience, consistency and most likely a team to help facilitate your growth. If you want to become a blogger keep the above truths in mind and you can also use the CONTACT US PAGE to send us a message for our admin to help you with necessary steps to owning and managing a blog.