You wouldn’t believe how many misconceptions and limiting beliefs people have about blogging that totally hinder their ability to make money online.
Remember, no matter what, it all starts with you and how you think, so let’s take a few minutes to talk about a few of those beliefs that you absolutely have to get rid of to succeed on the internet.
1. Blogging Doesn’t Work
This is the very first and in my opinion most important false idea about blogging. Why do I think it’s so important? Because, quite honestly, if you’re sure something is not going to work, you’re not really going to take the time or put in the effort necessary to succeed.
The truth of the matter is that blogging does work. Just take a look at this:
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ – Monthly revenue: $2,330,000
- http://mashable.com/ – Monthly revenue: $560,000
- http://perezhilton.com/ – Monthly revenue: $450,000
Did you see how much cash those sites pull in?
2. Blogging is Just Too Much Work
Another thing people tend to think that really baffles me sometimes is that blogging takes a whole lot of work.
I mean, if you want to make anything work, no matter if it’s a 9 to 5, an offline business or an online company (which is basically what your blog is. It’s an online company that has the potential to put some serious dough in your pocket) you have to put in the work and time required to make it happen.
No one expects to open up a vegetable store and make a killing right away, right? You open it, put in what’s needed, and…
…then you enjoy the benefits of your work.
With that said, however, blogging really doesn’t have to be that much work. I mean, you really don’t have to sit there and write a post every day.
All you have to do is provide value to people, drive some traffic to the site, and pretty soon, if you do it right, you’ll build an awesome following. You’ll see!
3. I Am Not Good At Writing
See, when people come online to search for something, they don’t do it because they want to read a dissertation or some fancy geek speak. They have a problem and they need a solution.
You don’t have to be so good at writing to present that solution to them. All you have to do is actually have something that works and then kind of tell them about it.
Conversational, fun and easy to read. That’s the language of the Internet.
I know that blogging sounds hard and complicated, but it really isn’t. All you have to do is get going at it and you’ll have so much fun you won’t ever want to stop.
Just give blogging a shot, and remember, if there are any questions or anything you need to talk about, go ahead and holler. I’ll be here to help you out. I’ve been blogging for a long time and there’s a whole ton of stuff I can share with you, just ask.