I have seen a lot of women lately who are fellow bloggers complaining that they just can not seem to make it blogging. If this is you, I am sorry but seriously, if you like to write blogging is easy. It is time-consuming and you are going to have to put in a lot of hours and a lot of hard work in order to stand out. If you are in this just to make money and not because you enjoy writing, blogging is not for you.
Remember all of those hours I was just talking about? For every post, I put in between 5-12 hours. That is writing and editing the post sure, but it is social media, linking up to parties and commenting on others blogs. It is making sure the post has a pinnable image and is SEO friendly. It is replying to comments. It is making sure that my post gets out there into the right hands. I know a lot of you are saying well I just do not have time for all of that. Well, neither did I.
You are not going to have a chance to go anywhere with your blog until you make time. My suggestion, set some office hours. They may be at night after your kids go to bed, might be early in the morning before they get up, or you might have to give up something to make time.
I guess what I am saying is if you want to make money blogging, you need to make it a priority. You need to make it job. You might be saying that at least a job is paying you for those hours you are working, but this isn’t a job, it is a Career. If done right it is a business. In order to have a Career, you had to go to school, or at the very least have training. You probably even had to pay some money for that training. Well, blogging is no different. You need to invest time, energy and sometimes even money into blogging.
You will be chasing numbers. Your stats are ALWAYS going to be important so you best start paying attention to them now!
You will be managing multiple social media accounts, researching new idea’s and promoting your work.
So not that this post has made you think blogging is impossible, let me tell you what happens once you put in all this effort. You begin making money and it is addicting.
These next few weeks, maybe even months I am going to be posting more posts on blogging and making it as a blogger. Make sure you sign up for my newsletter in the upper right-hand corner of this website so that you do not miss a single post.
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