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I never knew I could come up to this level. Working from home and blogging almost full time is something great! I work when I want, and take a break without having to write an official letter to the management or to any boss. It wasn’t all roses, but I believe you can achieve it if you are determined.
Bloggers First Enthusiasm
When you are on the process of starting out on something new, how do you feel? Remember this is not just any other business but a business you probably have some passion for and believe it will give you a breakthrough. What fascinates most beginners is the enthusiasm of dealing with the new factors surrounding internet marketing; setting up a website, learning about online marketing as opposed to offline money sucking strategies, understanding SEO, taking advantage of the abundant priceless info products, working with new people, making new friends, helping and being helped, following the new marketing rules as applied to individual niches and a whole lot more.
Amidst all these, only those who are principled enough normally survive this stage. Many people see blogging as a get rich quick scheme. You need to focus on your efforts and not on the immediate outcome. This may be a bit hard but no pro blogger would say that he or she wasn’t tempted to look back and crosscheck achievements with efforts. However, you should be focused on your long term plan and never give up.
…If you are not ready to work for a least 20 hours a week with little or no income, forget it. It won’t work for you; you have a long way to go and it won’t happen overnight.
Dealing with Frustration
Building a strong and lasting online business takes time and the fight starts right from when you made up your mind to embark on this journey. First, you need to spend what seems like endless hours reading and learning new ideas, strategies, and trying to correct your mistakes. Things may even be worse if you are not techie savvy (though there are many automated systems to help out with this these days). Soon you will need to choose a blogging platform, design a website, upload your content and face many other technical issues like creating templates, installing plug-ins that will aid your business and creating widgets where necessary. You will do all these even without any guarantee of income from the site.
What happens to most Newbies? They become overwhelmed by the task and end up following any information that seems the easiest.
…your success depends on how long you take to make up your mind to pursue one thing, as hard as you can, until you start getting profitable results from it.
Facing the Internet Big Boys – Search Engines
Perhaps you managed to stick with it long enough to start witnessing some action on your site. The site’s traffic starts improving, you now have more visitors a day and everything seems good. But then something happens; suddenly, the whole thing dries up again. You ‘googled’ your promising-keywords and your site wasn’t part of the search results. Then you are back to square one….confused, frustrated, and about to give up. At least 55% of successful websmasters have witnessed this on the course of their career. Are you facing this situation and right now are you confused? There are only two things you need to know for now:
- Use unique content
- Get quality backlinks
These are among the main factors Google uses to rank websites. You should not just go out there and start getting backlinks from anywhere. A high quality backlink is a backlink from an established site that is already trusted by Google. Also, the link pointing to your site must be well anchored with the keyword you are targeting in your site. Posting value adding, unique, well optimized content on your site and generating quality backlinks will make Google bots and other search engines fall in love with your site.
…If you think that there are “cheat” ways of getting more traffic to your site or affecting the decision Google bots make on your site’s ranking, then you are up for an unfortunate surprise.
It may be hard to tell somebody to work continuously with no sign of some profitable result. As bad as this may sound, it is true. Anybody who has reached great heights in internet marketing will probably testify to this. It takes slow but steady process to truly achieve any remarkable result in the blogging industry.
…Don’t ever dump your blog. Keep reminding yourself why you started the blog. This will help to keep you motivated and focused so you can retain the same enthusiasm you started with.
When blogging is run like a real business, there are slim chances of failure. Learn, plan, take action, correct yourself, learn from the best and keep yourself motivated and focused. You will reap the benefits of an established blog if you keep working with the tips explained in this post.
My name is John and I own simply1software. I liked technology since I was a kid. My favorite time was at my friend’s house playing games on Amiga 1500! Now I provide solid information about software and other related products that you can find on my blog.