New bloggers often want all types of traffic, profits and business.
Blogging seems like an easy, get rich quick type of scenario. But alas, it is not. Blogging is giving a lot of your:
for years, to build the foundation for a successful blogging campaign. Getting a lot through blogging means giving a lot through blogging. Plus, giving initially only sets the foundation for your blogging campaign. For a while, expect to generously serve people for 6-10 hours daily before making a penny through your blog.
Why? First, you need to work for free to build your blogging foundation. Working for free increases your:
to the point where eventually, people will visit your blog, buy your stuff and hire you. Money follows generous service. But generously serving people tests most bloggers. Most bloggers want to make money fast. Most bloggers want to get rich quickly. But these fools soon learn how nobody cares about you and your blog until you actually develop real skills, through patient, persistent, generous practice.
I sometimes come across a blogger who published their first blog post last week or last month. I applaud them for diving in to their blogging dreams. But I would never buy their stuff or hire them in a million years. Why? First post bloggers have no real skills, practice, experience, credibility or exposure. Of course no one wants to buy your stuff.
Would YOU walk up to a first year medical student who just spent their first week in school and choose them to perform brain surgery on you? Of course not! Why then do you delude yourself into believing how people want to buy your stuff or hire you after you practice blogging for a week, month, or even 6 months?
You have no experience. Not ready yet. No one trusts you because you have not earned their trust…..because you have not earned or learned a darn thing, yet. Not enough practice. Not enough commitment. New bloggers should never expect success to kiss newbies sweetly and tenderly because new bloggers have no strong:
Would you hire a first week law student to handle your court case? Of course not! Would you hire a first week blogger to coach you? Of course not! So please guys; I love you and I believe in you, but please, pump the brakes a few times, relax, and set realistic expectations for yourself.
You need to blog doing the right things for hundreds to thousands of hours to become skilled enough, clear enough and connected enough to even begin making money. Take a look at my blog:
If you are anyone from a new blogger to a seasoned, experienced, veteran blogger, would you trust a blogger blogging for 1 month, or me, when it comes to offering successful blogging advice? Me of course. Any sane person chooses a skilled, focused blogger who paid their dues through long work days, persistent practice and years of generous service.
Any new blogger can become a professional by putting in the 15,000 plus blogging hours I put in. Imagine being the new blogger I noted above. Someone chooses my blog over theirs, but if they practice for thousands of hours, more readers begin choosing their blog over the blogs of new bloggers.
Put in the time. Put in the effort.
Getting a lot of traffic and profits means giving a lot of your service, energy and time.
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