Five Things I Have Learned as a New Blogger
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”.
- Website building is not quick. It took me two weeks just to get my website up with a couple of blog posts on it.
- 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.
- Stay motivated to write new articles.
- Learn SEO and do keyword research.
- 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 ubersuggest.com 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.