New bloggers often ask this preliminary blogging question: “How much money can you make through blogging?”
Almost always, this signals blogging struggles in the future for one clear reason: asking the blogging money question indicates you want to blog mainly to make money. Blogging mainly to make money leads to struggle and failure almost 100% of the time because no blogger makes money as a newbie. Not making money, you lose your prime motivator fast and quit, quickly, after minimal struggles. The core issues with blogging to make money is that blogging is not a job, but a business. Blogging requires hundreds to thousands of hours of generous effort before you make money. How do you get through those money-less periods if money seems to be your main motivator? You don’t get through those money-less periods. I have observed thousands of bloggers struggle and quit because if you do something mainly being motivated by money and if money does not arrive, you quit blogging because you lose your main motivation.
Bloggers asking the money question make the silly mistake of claiming to be casually curious about profit potential. Yeah….right; of course you are not casually curious about money if the first question, the qualifying question, the prime question, your ask about blogging is money-related. Maybe you do not seem to be completely money hungry but asking a primary money question indicates you take the wrong blogging track. Nobody makes money as a newbie because you have no blogging skills, exposure or credibly as a new blogger. Skills, exposure and credibility are the chief blogging money making factors. New bloggers need ample practice to gain skills, exposure and credibility, so the more you fight this basic truth, struggles ensue, followed by eventual quitting.
The simple solution is to blog mainly because you want to have fun blogging. Sure we wish to live our dreams through blogging but giving, not getting, needs to be the prime driver because money does not arrive for a while. Be at peace with blogging mainly for the joy of blogging. Allow your passion for blogging your niche to drive you and to pull you through lean periods. Being pulled by your passion allows you to be the person who blogs through thick and thin. Blogging your passion also inspires you to focus heavily on the process versus outcomes. Rare indeed is any blogger driven by the process versus blogging outcomes because most blog mainly to get money or popularity. You will shine brightly in your niche because the process brings profits. Bloggers focused almost exclusively on giving do quite a bit of getting through their patience, persistence and generosity.
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