Have you ever asked yourself “why is my blog not making money?” You probably have, because you have probably seen all the posts and social media adverts out there that shout about how much money you can make from blogging, and you can, but…
Like everything else, blogging is a skill. Bloggers take years honing their skills and learning the tricks of the trade, just like any other craftsman they become better the more they practice. You can make money blogging, you can even make a whole business out of your blog, but you need to learn a few things first – and before you rush off and pay for every course going DON’T, here’s why…
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…
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 wondering what the must have course for beginner bloggers would include?
It would pretty much include everything a new blogger needs to know. It would show you how to grow your visitors, how to create amazing content that gets clicked and shared, how to make sure you are blogging legally and much much more besides.
I’m here to share one such course with you. I’ve taken it myself so I can vouch for the difference it has made to my blog and online business.
It can even help you to make money from your blog. Yes that’s right, you can make money from a blog, even while you sleep. Why would you want to miss out on that opportunity?
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A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.
This is what I tell them…
You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?
There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.
Are you wondering how you can include Halloween in your non-Halloween blog and still remain credible?
It’s important for bloggers to keep up with what’s trending on social media and right now people are gearing up for Halloween.
I know it’s not even the end of August yet, but honestly, you have to start promoting your content at least a month before the actual event to give it time to gain traction.
So in a couple of weeks you are going to need something in your blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page or Instagram posts that talks about Halloween.