There have been many blogs that I read and enjoyed, but sadly a lot of them failed and went offline. I’m sure there was a blog you used to enjoy, but it’s now offline. People are starting blogs every day, but most of them don’t make it far. What are the reasons for so many blogs failing?
1. The Owner Had No Time
Many people are trying to start a blog when they already have their hands full. It doesn’t help that so many bloggers are claiming it to be so easy!
Managing a blog can take a lot of time when you’re first starting out. Writing, researching, and search engine optimization can take hours upon hours. This can become stressful to a lot of people, especially those who are already working a full-time job.
So, a lot of people just end up closing their blog from the time consumption and stress.
2. Owner Lacked The Knowledge for New Content
Many people start writing about a topic that they have very little knowledge about just because it is popular and they see the potential to earn money. They don’t realize that they will have to keep a steady flow of content to actually get traffic and earn that revenue. People run through their basic knowledge of a subject pretty quickly, and aren’t willing to do the research to learn more. So, usually the person ends up neglecting the blog and ultimately closing it.
3. Owner Didn’t Earn What They Expected
Most of us bloggers like to display our adsense, and our affiliate earnings. While a lot of us talk about the hard work that went into getting those earnings, it seems most people just see the numbers. Many people start a blog thinking they’re going to make some big bucks, but don’t realize that might take a long time.
Starting a blog thinking you’re are going to make a killing is the wrong way to start. It usually ends up with the person closing the blog, because it wasn’t earning as much as they thought it would. You can make money blogging, but don’t go in thinking you are going to be making bank in no time.
Don’t Want To Fail?
It’s not hard to be one of those people who are successful at blogging. Here are some tips that could help you become successful:
1. Blog as Often As Possible
Some of the most successful blogs host new content every day. I don’t think you need to post every day, but you should post as often as you can. It’s important to post new content because this keeps old visitors coming back and new visitors coming in. Keeping a steady stream of traffic coming in is the most important things for having a successful blog!
2. Build Relationships
Building Relationships is important if you expect to be successful at blogging. You need to make sure to communicate with the people who are blogging in the same niche as you.
Make sure to share other bloggers content, comment on their posts, and even submit content to their blog. Try to build relationships with as many people as you can, because a shout out from someone can help a bunch. Plus, being friendly and helping someone out can never be a bad thing.
3. Try not to Cheat
It’s not uncommon for people to try to cheat their way to the top. Many people are buying views, followers, and everything else to get an advantage over someone. The best thing to do, is to try to stay as honest as possible. A true following is what will bring you success … not a bunch of fake people.
Really, anyone can make a successful blog. It just takes some time, patience, and dedication. As long as you’re willing to continue learning and spend the time, then you’re good to go. So, what tips and tricks do you recommend for making a successful blog?