Five Things I Have Learned as a New Blogger

Jul 27, 2022

I now see why professionals get paid the big bucks to design a website. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. I had no idea what all was involved. I laugh now thinking about those articles “Start a Blog in 30 Minutes”.  

  1.  Website building is not quick. It took me two weeks just to get my website up with a couple of blog posts on it. 
  2.  You won’t see any money for a while. I have heard it takes 3 to 5 years before you see a steady income, which may not be enough to quit your day job.
  3. Stay motivated to write new articles.
  4. Learn SEO and do keyword research.
  5. Be patient, don’t give up.

I do enjoy blogging, but there is a lot to learn. Seems like every time I figured out how to fix or better something on my website, something else would go wrong.

I watched a lot of YouTube videos just to figure out small issues or how to set something up. Sad thing is, now I can’t remember how I fixed certain issues if they come up again.

I hope to eventually make money with my website, but it is slow going. I barely have any traffic and three to five years sounds like a long time before I start to see any real money. I didn’t start my website to become rich. I started it because I felt like I had some good information to share.  

I am going to try and hang in there. Just keep posting articles and share things I have learned. Sometimes finding the right answer to a problem or question is worth more than gold.

Staying motivated is hard. Sometimes I think, what on earth am I going to write about this week.  

I have learned a lot about SEO and keyword research from Miles Beckler and Neil Patel. Miles Beckler has a lot of informative YouTube videos and a helpful blog site. Neil Patel also has some YouTube videos, but his keyword research website is a must have tool.  

I have heard that around month six most bloggers start to doubt themselves. No traffic and no income can really make you question what you are doing. I am trying to be patient and not give up. I want to hit the three year mark and look back at what I have accomplished. I hope that my articles will help others along the way.