Let’s dive in and go over the top 4 common mistakes bloggers make! I have made some of these very same mistakes and I had to learn and adapt so I am wanting to help all of you so you don’t make the same mistakes I did! It is very easy to get distracted trust me on that, lets get right into the first common mistake!
1st common mistake: social media
Social media is very important for having your own online business that is a blog. When I first started blogging I did not have a big following and I didn’t even really use twitter and I never used pinterest. Once you venture into your own website and you are ready to start blogging and you want to grow your brand you must get all the social medias and work on growing your following on each one!
I know a lot of online marketers that blog that are older and don’t really know anything about social media and don’t care to learn. I always try to stress to them how important social media is because you need to always share your content once you publish it and continue to publish your most popular articles throughout the week, just not multiple times in one day.
I try to post other stuff on my social media not just my articles I have published, I normally will share pictures and quotes that has a lot of tags so I normally gain some new followers. You can even get on Fiverr which is a freelance website and pay someone that has a big following in your niche to give you a shoutout, I have done this and each time I have had success with it.
I have never used Pinterest before blogging but once I got my website going I learned all about Pinterest and how much traffic you can get from it. Its easy to get followers on there and you just keep pinning your blog post with a pictures and you can see how many clicks and views you get. So remember social media is almost as important as writing quality content!
2nd common mistake: no YouTube channel
I decided not to add this in with social media because it is different even though the traffic would still be under social media. The thing is a lot of people don’t like to be in front of a camera but YouTube videos are so easy to make now, all you need is your smartphone.
I am glad I started making videos on my channel giving tips on starting your own online business because I have been getting views on them videos and those viewers end up going to my website because I have the links in the description. I don’t even edit most of mine yet but I will be, I do have editing software that I bought a while ago but you can actually get free editing software on your phone if you want to do edits.
I try to take advantage of all social media and even YouTube to promote my blogging website and to help others do the same thing I do. People enjoy videos more so they can actually see who you are and I find that it is easier to explain things in a video. Also try to actually be in the video and not just write text in a video because people want to see you explaining some opportunity or product, they don’t want to read in a video.
3rd common mistake: People expect fast results
With blogging and affiliate marketing you need to stay motivated and know that it will take time to see results and money, everyone makes money at different times when they start their own online business so it doesn’t really make sense to ask them.
You need to make sure you keep writing quality content and sharing all over social media, the work does not stop after you hit that publish button if you want to succeed. Your website will need to gain the trust of the search engines and that takes time so you must be in it for the long haul and to better your future.
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Try to have fun when starting your first online business, having a website can be over whelming but you get used to it, make sure to pick a niche that you are passionate about so you can keep coming up with ideas to write content around. If you stick with it and put out good content weekly you will end up seeing results!
4th common mistakes: Distractions
Getting distracted is a common mistake that happens to everyone including myself. I understand things happen in your life and you may be working another job while you work on growing your online business. But you still have to stay focus and think about your future.
I would get distracted a lot because I love to play video games and I would put off writing new content to play games and then that would happen the next day and so on, so I had to make sure to get stuff done with my site first then play games after. You will get distracted and some point in your journey but you just need to prioritize.
Luckily for me I quit my factory job and went on to drive for Uber to pay my bills and I work on my websites at night and sometimes in the morning when I get up. Just try to have fun with it and keep learning so you can expand and make more money than you would ever dream of making!
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