Newbie bloggers tend to slam into a gauntlet from their first days in the online business game.
Even if you have experience building businesses, blogging is a different animal altogether.
This is a skill that you must learn patiently and persistently to build a successful blogging venture.
Most newbies flop like a fish out of water because they ignore these 4 basic tips.
Cut your blogging learning curve dramatically.
Follow these 4 tips to avoid common beginner blogger mistakes.
1: Follow a Skilled Mentor
Follow a skilled blogging mentor to cut years off of your learning curve.
Most bloggers struggle mightily because they follow bad advice. Even worse? They follow their own advice. Meaning, a totally inexperienced, dyed in the wool newbie blogger with zero blogging chops tries to wing it. Massive blogging boo boo.
Learn from skilled, established pro bloggers. These people lead you in the right direction, helping you avoid the years or even decades of struggle that most bloggers face.
Capitalize on both the mistakes and successes of leaders in your blogging niche. Follow pros.
Read their blogs. Buy their courses. Purchase their eBooks. Study their insights. Make your beginner blogger life easier.
2: Select a Niche Based on Your Passion
Don’t chase profitable niches.
Follow your blogging passion.
Your blogging passion fuels you for your online journey because your passion will always be with you.
Not so with blogging profits; money does not usually show up for months or years after practicing, learning, creating and connecting.
If you don’t make money blogging and pick a niche solely on its income potential you lose your motivator. This is why most newbie bloggers quit; the only reason they picked a niche is to earn profits and when the profits do not appear, they lose their driver and quit.
If you pick a niche you feel passionate about you will persist with blogging because the work will be the reward. Traffic, profits and all other blogging outcomes will feel like a bonus or extra, so you will keep blogging through thick and thin, whether or not you get the extras, aka, traffic and profits.
3: Build Your Blogging Campaign Based on Service
Most new bloggers enter the blogging game with getting on their minds.
They want to get blog traffic. They want to make money blogging.
This is why most bloggers struggle terribly as newbies; they fail to realize that successful blogging is about giving, not getting.
Base your blogging campaign on service.
Promote other bloggers.
Successful blogging is heart-centered, giving, serving blogging.
Think about how you can help fellow bloggers. Link into your blogging buddies. Interview blogging buddies. Endorse your buddies. Comment on their blogs. Promote them on social media.
The more freely you give as a newbie the more you will get in terms of traffic and profits as you establish your presence online.
4: Grow an Email List from Day 1
Most newbie bloggers avoid list building because they do not believe anybody would sign up for their list.
Build your email list from day 1 as a blogger.
List building is the most convenient form of marketing for both bloggers and their readers. Bloggers send email updates at the click of a send button to their community. Readers get the latest and greatest blog posts conveniently sent to their inbox.
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