I think I can safely say I pin pointed one main thing that keep people from succeeding in this internet /blogging business. Everyone wants to be Problogger, they keep buying courses, subscribing to newsletters yet nothing comes out of it.
Well, my friend, your biggest problem is that you are just lazy!
Yes, I said it. You are lazy!
I can bet that on an average blogger’s computer, there are at least 5 paid courses and 50 free e-books the blogger acquired from the day they started messing with the inter-webs. However, most of the time, the conclusion is that there is too much competition, there is no space for the new guy and so on.
But how many of the tips from all those books have you implemented? Did you even read all that material?
If you want to succeed, you need to follow the advice of those ahead of you that are giving it so freely and put it to work. Not just listen about it in a webinar, write down notes and read newsletters, I mean do exactly what it tells you to do.
When I first started, this is exactly what I did and my first sites were a blast from the get go. I could see the difference in matter of days, running faster than those who have been online for years before me. But I am a do-er.
So let me get you started with 5 things you need to do right now…. NOW! to get your blog off the ground.
#1 For the millionth time repeating this one – start building a list! If you don’t have money for Aweber, which I recommend, start with MailChimp!
#2 If you plan to monetize your blog “one day”, make that day today. Don’t wait for any numbers, like certain number of visitors or page views, just monetize it from the beginning. Also helps with those that are “shocked” that you started monetizing your free content.
#3 Pick two social media sites you will use to promote your site and stick to them. Don’t go anywhere else until you master these two and become a recognized face on them. It will bring more results than spreading yourself thin over 10 networks.
#4 Pick 10 big blogs in your niche and comment on their posts all the time. You will get noticed by the owner and if your comments are really useful, people commenting will notice you too and come to check out your blog. Yes, it really is as simple as that this was my main thing when I started and worked like a charm.
#5 Chose 3 well known blogs in your industry, do research like crazy on them, see what kind of posts are they publishing and what they may be missing and prepare a guest post for each of them. Make sure it is amazing and you are on a roll. Those 3 posts can bring you more success than writing 10 average ones on an average blog.
Please, put to use everything you read and learn. When it comes to success, you can’t beat action!