Are you a blogger? If yes, then I want to tell you that you will never make money blogging and even if you do; you will fall among the average. You will never make enough to go full time blogging and live the lifestyle you dream of. In fact, you will never get to the level of the probloggers. Do you want to know why? Then read on.
One of the most popular articles flowing on the web now is the monthly earning reports of A-list bloggers such as Pat Flynn and others. While such reports provide inspiration to its readers, it seems to spread false hope among newbies. Now I do not doubt such reports and in fact, I also draw inspiration from such reports. But the problem is that many bloggers are reading such reports with the wrong perception.
A lot of bloggers have written about the technicalities of blogging and making money online but one of the most important; yet ignored subject is “the attitude or mindset required for success in blogging.” Statistics proves that over 80% of bloggers will not achieve beyond average even though they have all the money-making tips, software, ebooks and techniques at their finger tips. The problem of these 80% bloggers is not the business model they chose, the software/tools they use or the techniques they apply; the problem is the mindset with which they go about their blogging business.
6 Undeniable reasons why you can’t Make money from Blogging:
So in this article, I am going to spill the harsh truth on why I strongly believe you can’t make money blogging like the probloggers such Darren Rowse, John Chow, Michael Dunlop, Steve Pavlina, Pat Flynn and the rest.
1. You are too focused on the goal
Yes, the first reason why you won’t make money blogging is because you are trying too hard to do it. Go to popular internet marketing forums and blogs and you will see individuals talking about their goals to make $100, $1000 or $10,000 monthly. Now money and profits is one of the objectives of every business but it should not be your primary aim. The problem with focusing too much on the goal to make money is that you tend to lose your enthusiasm if you fail to achieve your goal within the stipulated time frame.
To every sensible pursuit in life, there’s a process and it’s this process that brings about results. Now what most bloggers fail to understand is that the process to achieving a goal is more important than the goal itself. The process to building a successful blog is more important than the money that follow suit; because once you have successfully completed a process and mastered it, such process can be replicated as many times as possible. This is why I always emphasize bloggers focus more on the process than the goal. Do the opposite of this and you may hit the goal but you will only be a one-time hit; a fly by night blogger. You will never stand the test of time like the pro-bloggers.
2. You want to make money overnight
Why do you play the lottery, gamble and speculate on stocks? The answer is that you are probably trying to make a one-time kill; you want to succeed overnight. If you are in the category of bloggers trying to make money overnight, then I am sorry to say that your dream may never be realized and that’s the truth.
“I often hear people say that the Rich Dad Company is an overnight success and I think it is a fact; but it took us ten years to get there.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Take a critical look at the probloggers earning an average of $5,000 and above monthly; you will observe that none of them achieved the feat overnight. It took them years of hard work to get to their present income level; why should yours be any different.
3.You are not disciplined
Lack of discipline is another reason why you will never make money blogging. Most bloggers take the pain to set goals, write plans and establish priorities but they fail to succeed because they lack the discipline to either execute their plan or stay focused on their plan. I have seen individuals jumping from one money making scheme to another; I have also seen bloggers jumping from one monetization strategy to another, or from one niche to another in pursuit of the holy grail.
To succeed in blogging and become a problogger, you need to establish your priorities and focus on it. You need to choose a course and focus on it. Focus! Focus!! Focus!!! I can’t emphasize this enough because it is a vital key to success but everyday; I see bloggers breaking this one rule. Every day; I see bloggers trying to start 10 blogs at once rather than focusing on one until successful. Don’t make this mistake.
4. You are simply lazy
“Excuses cost a dime and that’s why the poor can afford lots of it.” – Rich Dad
Many bloggers dream and fantasize about becoming the next problogger but only few will lift a finger to do something. Most bloggers are simply lazy; they would rather surf the web reading income reports than writing articles. Rather than take the pain to write guest posts; they would prefer to hang around in forums looking for the next push button SEO technique.
From personal observation, I have observed that being very busy is the new type of laziness. I have come across internet entrepreneurs who swear and lament over how hard they work and how much time they spend online but if you take a closer look at how they use their time online; you will notice that their time online was spent doing unproductive things. To become a problogger, you need to get down to the task of writing articles, networking, publishing guest posts, interacting with readers, etc.
“We live by hope; but the reed never becomes an Iroko tree by merely wishing.” – Anonymous
5.You are spending money wrongly
One of the problems bloggers face is that of budget allocation. Most bloggers spend money on frivolous things; rather than the important things. Go to forums and you will see bloggers and internet entrepreneurs bragging about how expensive and beautiful their blog theme is. You will see people talking about the next fastest software, plugin and push button system. The truth is that such things won’t work if you are not prepared to work; your tools will only be as effective as you are. Stop spending money on frivolous things; spend money like a business owner, spend money with your eyes on the bottom line. If a tool is not going to increase your profit or efficiency in the short or long run; forget about it and invest in the little things that matter.
6.Being a problogger is beyond your reality
As a man thinks in his heart, so he is. If you can’t see yourself a problogger, you will never become a one no matter how hard you work. You are what you think you are. It is as simple as that.
In conclusion, I will advice you retake a critical look at the tips above and consider any that may hinder the realization of your goal and analyze why you can’t get into list of pro-bloggers and scrutinize yourself, make the necessary adjustments and I will see you at the top.
This is a guest post by Ajaero Tony Martins is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a passion for teaching people about Strategic Business Stream. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check our guest posting guidelines.