Hey guys! Welcome to my very first post of Blog Earn Live.
I know you would this is just another blogging niche blog. But hey, wait! Don’t judge that quickly yet!
I love blogging and had spent quite much time blogging and mostly reading other blogs. Looking at big great bloggers with streams of huge income and popularity, I just wished I could be like that! And I got inspired to DO THE SAME.
I started making a blog. Well, not a blog. A few blogs, to be honest. I started and stopped, and started again!
I remember I was thrilled by how (it seems) easy to earn money blogging. But I found out that actually I had spent quite a lot of money before I could earn anything. I bought a domain and hosting service which are pretty much two basic things that I could start professionally. I also invested some money ontemplate design, plugins and some other things as I had learnt from other big bloggers.
After a few months… half a year… then almost a year, I kept paying hosting service monthly plus my time devoting to blogging, being active on different social networks, promoting my blog. You know, it is a huge load of work!!! I don’t just stay home and do nothing but blogging. I got school, part time jobs and my social life. But what I got back from blogging is non-profit.
I started questioning!
Where did I start wrong?
What should I have fixed?
Does blogging really make me rich?
I bet many of you had or have or may will end up in such situations like I once had. The question is pretty much open. You cannot get the exact solution for anyone else. What works to others doesn’t necessarily works to you!
A few things that I have summed up for my own reference as well as for sharing with you guys. These things are what I have learn from going through ups and downs with blogging:
Making money with blogging is absolutely no myth.
BUT, it is like starting a business: if you want to get things done professionally, you gotta start with a certain amount of capital (let’s say, investment). If you don’t want to spend, it is also possible to go from zero input of cash. It would take time, a lot of time and also a lot of effort to drive your first dollar. At that point, I am sure you would be suspicious (as I did) whether the money earned can make up for time and effort you devote!?
Spending, I mean, is in concern with both money and time. We all know time is indeed money. So you would like to take opportunity cost between time and money into consideration. Is it worth spending money on that? Can I do it myself? It is also a 50/50 question. Tricky game, right!?
Start with brainstorming.
To play smartly the “make money blogging” game, you need to use your brain to storm out genius ideas. Sit down, take time thinking of goals and visions for your blogs, making a specific plan of how to achieve your blogging goals. And do research, educate yourself. There are millions of sources out there for you to learn from. You can consult my step-by-step guide for newbie bloggers including all important steps in starting a blog: brainstorming, setting up and growing a blog.
To make blogging profitable is really challeging yet there is always a way to make it also enjoyable. Hint: you gotta love what you do. Well, easier said than done right!?
Stay tuned for my upcoming posts with tons of juicy info and tips to make your blogging journey full of fun.