Every human makes mistakes in life, but if you learn from your mistakes and never make that mistake again, then you can be successful.
In the early days of my blogging career, I made lots of mistakes, but I learned from them. Now, I consider myself a successful blogger.
If you also want to become a successful blogger, then avoid these 5 common mistakes.
Mistake #1- Blogging Without Your Own Domain
Most bloggers start off with a free domain from a free platform like BlogSpot or WordPress.com.
The main reason why people don’t buy a custom domain is because it would cost money, and people don’t typically like spending money on things.
But if you want to make money as a blogger, you should be willing to spend some money. This will give you a professional appearance.
You should also be aware that with platforms like BlogSpot and WordPress.com, you will never gain complete control over your blog. So I suggest new bloggers start a blog with their own domain name and their own hosting.
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Mistake #2- Irregular Posting
Regular posting is the key to success in the world of blogging.
- You should always avoid irregular posting.
Lots of bloggers start up with a lot of passion. They end up writing every day (sometimes even multiple times a day), but after a short amount of time, they stop.
The reasons they stop are varied, but burnout is a likely cause. This is not a good sign for the readers of your blog. Avoid irregular posting, and post regularly.
It doesn’t matter if you post once a day or once a week, but whatever you choose, you need to maintain that schedule.
Mistake #3- Too Many Ads
Lots of bloggers think that they can earn money overnight from their blog by putting up a ton of ads.
But this will irritate your readers and will cause any amount of advertising revenue to plummet.
Now, I am not against putting ads on a blog (even in the early days), but you should not put too many on your blog (especially in the early days).
Also, using too many ads may affect your search engine ranking according to the latest page ad layout algorithm by Google.
I recommend you to refer to an AdSense heatmap to add ads in suitable places on your blog.
Mistake #4- Choosing The Wrong Niche
This is one mistake I see all the time.
People read about the success story of some other blogger and they start doing exactly what that famous blogger is doing.
The problem is, these wannabe bloggers have no interest in the thing they’re blogging about. This causes a lot of fatal problems.
Firstly, you’ll run out of ideas to blog about in a short amount of time. Secondly, no one will want to listen to you (i.e. you won’t be able to build up your authority). Both of these things will cause you to fail.
Always make sure you’re blogging about the thing you want to be blogging about.
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Mistake #5- Giving Up Too Early
Everybody wants to earn money online, and they start thinking that blogging can make them rich overnight.
But when they start blogging and they don’t immediately start making lots of money, they stop.
When they don’t get any comments (that aren’t spam), they stop.
When they don’t get lots and lots of traffic, they stop.
Everyone who wants to become a blogger should keep in mind that blogging is not as easy as it looks.
It takes a lot of hard work and patience. There is no such thing as overnight success in blogging.
Don’t give up. If you work hard and have patience, then you will find blogging success.
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If you want to be a professional blogger, you need to understand that this is a serious career. It is not a get rich quick scheme, and you will have to work hard.
Only by understanding this can you achieve success.
And if you work hard, you can do it.
What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made in your blogging career? Let me know in the comments below.
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