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It seems a little daunting doesn’t it, starting something new? You think you are going to mess it up and make a fool of yourself. You think that you might get everything wrong and it might end up costing you lots of time and money.
Don’t worry. I was where you are now a little while ago. I remember the trepidation I felt when I decided to start my first blog. I hadn’t a clue where to go for help, there was nowhere near the amount of bloggers then that there are now. I pretty much had to figure it out as I went along.
I wouldn’t however, advocate doing that. I think it’s much better if you can get a little help when you’re trying things for the first time. Here’s why I think that…
Because I had no idea what I was doing, I also had no idea if what I was doing was right or wrong. It turns out a lot of what I was doing was wrong. Most of it in fact.
I didn’t know that I had to syndicate (share) my blog. I thought that when I published a new post, those who were interested would just find it – somehow. mmmm. First big mistake.
I was spending hours writing posts that no one was reading. It wasn’t that they were unreadable, it was that no one knew they were there. In fact, the tiny few who did stumble across them left me some nice comments and feedback.
This made me even more frustrated as I wanted to be able to reach more people, but I hadn’t first idea how to do it.
I got disillusioned very quickly and gave up on my first blog before it even had a chance to get off the ground. I’ve had 3 more since then though 🙂
I didn’t really know much about websites or blogs when I first started out. I had seen a few people offering free websites, and I knew I needed a website to run a blog from so I went ahead and signed up.
It wasn’t long before I found that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do with my blog. I wanted to add more pages, I wanted to add a sidebar and some plugins. The free site that I had signed up for was no longer good enough and I had to upgrade.
The upgrade cost me £7.99 per month or £95.88 per year, and that was back in 2012. I didn’t really give much thought as to whether that was expensive or not, I just thought I had no choice so I went along with it.
I now run my blogs with hosting services that cost me just £2.91 per month. That’s a massive saving isn’t it? Over 75% cheaper. And I can do whatever I want with them without having to keep upgrading.
I’m embarrassed to think about my early blogs. The writing was too academic, because that was how I had been taught to write, and was used to writing.
The content that I wrote was good, but I had nothing on the posts to capture email addresses or subscribers. I didn’t know that I had to. I saw that others were doing it but I didn’t know why. I had no idea that this was how they were monetising and growing their blogs.
I wasn’t writing clickable titles. I just wrote titles that I thought were appropriate. I had no clue that I had to promote my blog and the posts within it. I mean, I just wanted to share information with people.
I wasn’t making good use of SEO (search engine optimisation). I didn’t even know that SEO existed, let alone what I was supposed to do with it and why it was so important to the success of my blog. By the way, if you’re thinking the same thing, I have created a little guide to help you out. You can download it here.
I wasn’t using high definition images, and I wasn’t checking that the images I was using were license free and available for public use. I didn’t know I had to fill in the Alt text, or what that even was.
I did know about keywords, but I wasn’t very good at finding them or knowing which ones to use. I had no idea that there are free tools that will check all this for you.
When I first started blogging I had no idea that you could actually make money at it. I had no opt-ins on my blog, no affiliate links, no adverts and no products or services of my own to sell to my readers.
I thought that you could only make money from a blog if you had millions of readers. I had no idea that you could sell other people’s products or services on your blog and earn a commission.
I had been blogging for about 2 years before I decided to look into this more. I loved blogging and I wanted to make a career out of it if that were possible. I wanted a job that I could do from anywhere in the world and I wanted something that would enable me to earn passive income as much as possible.
Blogging, it seemed, fit all these criteria. It was only then that I started doing some proper research to find out how I could turn my blog into a business.
Had I have known then what I know now, I could have started to earn money much sooner and my blog would have grown much faster.
I now make my living blogging and helping others to blog too. It’s much easier to become successful faster if you cut out the learning curve. It also saves you money in the long run as you buy things you think you need (and often don’t) or you don’t know that you can get the same thing for free somewhere else.
I have helped hundreds of new bloggers and business owners over the last few years to get started, and to successfully promote their blogs and businesses online.
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So there you have it, how to start a blog in 3 hours, just download my free ultimate starter kit and make a start, or work with me and learn all there is to know about turning your blog into a successful business that makes money for you 24/7.
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