Are you wondering how to make this year your best one yet? Have you got lots of plans and hopes for your blog this year but are a little afraid of putting them into action in case they don’t work out?
Oooh, I know exactly how you feel. I know because I felt the same the year before last. I had so many ideas and plans and knew just what I wanted to achieve, but do you know what happened in the end? I failed.
Yep, I pretty much failed at everything that I had set out to do. My plans came to nought. I made nowhere near my financial target. I didn’t get anywhere near the number of subscribers I thought I would get. I got nowhere near the number of visits to my blog that I thought I would get. I made so few sales that year that I might as well have not bothered even trying.
I was embarrassed, I felt miserable and disillusioned, but to be honest, I was mostly annoyed with myself. Here’s why…
The other day a friend of mine asked me why I started a blog in my 50’s. She hinted (although didn’t come right out and say it) that blogging was for younger people.
At the time I gave her my standard answer of wanting to be able to work from home and work at times that suited me and my family rather than times that suited someone else’s business needs.
But when I got home, I thought about it a little more and realised there are many reasons why I started a blog in my 50’s. I thought I would share them with you so that you might be inspired to start one too…
Are you looking for a genuine work from home opportunity? Something to supplement your income or even to replace it? Are you tired of being told that there is a work from home business for you to join right away only to find out you have to spend most nights out of the house promoting it?
I may have the answer for you. But you will have to consider a few things first because this isn’t for everyone, but for those who do take it up, it becomes a lifestyle as much as a business.
A bloggers life for me. That’s what I kept telling myself as I started my first blog a few years ago. I knew I wanted a “job” that was going to enable me to work from anywhere and at any time of day or night.
I knew that I didn’t want to continue working for other people and being told what time I had to be in work by and what time I could leave. And I was always so ANNOYED when I was told I couldn’t have my holidays when I wanted them because it didn’t suit the needs of the business.
I knew there must be a better way of making a living and I started to look for one, and this is what I found…
Do bloggers get paid, and if so how? I have been asked that so many times over the last few years since I started my first blog and it still surprises people to learn that yes, bloggers do get paid.
There are a number of ways in which they get paid, in fact, and I will go through a few of the most popular ways here…
Have you set your Christmas blogging goals yet? No? I know it’s still only November, but really, you need to get a move on.
Most marketers will tell you that you need to be promoting your products, services, promotions or holiday content at least 47 days before the holiday. This is so that it gets time to get viewed a few times before the big day.
Why do you need it to get viewed a few times? Won’t that just annoy people? Find out the answer to that here….
Would you like to start a blog in 3 hours? Yep, it can be done. You will have your own domain name, your own hosting service to look after your domain and blog site and you will have some fantastic content to share with your audience.
I have created a FREE 7 day email course “Blogging Basics For Beginners” which includes a free video tutorial that talks you through the whole process, from choosing your domain name and finding your hosting service – to successfully promoting your first blog posts. Want to make some money from your blog? Yep, it shows you how to do that too.
Here’s my blogging for dummies post. You might want to bookmark it because it contains links to lots of other useful content and it’s doubtful you will want to read all of it in one sitting.
To be honest, I don’t really like the term dummies because that would suggest that you are not forward thinking, bright and articulate, and I know that you are.
How do I know that you are all of these things? That’s easy, you found your way to this post. Okay so you might have come across it on Pinterest and just clicked a button and here you are, or you may have seen it on a Facebook page and clicked over from there, but the fact that you are here tells me 4 things about you…
Are you looking for an Ebook creator? Great, you’re going to love this tool. You can literally create your Ebook in 2 minutes – yes really.
Don’t believe me? Read on and you will be able to watch and see it being done.
Do you want to know what my top 10 great blogging tips for beginner bloggers are? Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and settle down and I’ll tell you.
These tips come from a multitude of people and places, and are an accumulation of many years of searching for information to help me with my blog and online business.
They are all tips that you can easily implement into your blog or business and the best bit is – they are all FREE!