Please raise your hand if you’ve ever struggled to make money online.
When you start out, you’re excited, but it can quickly get confusing and then overwhelming, killing any motivation you may have felt.
It’s daunting enough trying to figure out how to make some extra money – never mind learning the ins and outs of running an online business.
You end up searching for something simple, easy to understand, and uncomplicated. Some way to make a living online without needing an advanced degree or learning to write code.
It can seem like the deck is stacked against you when it comes to growing and scaling your businesses to its full potential.
Well, there’s good news:
Creating a sustainable online business doesn’t have to be that daunting. With the right game plan and tools at your disposal, you can easily create an online business — all without fancy design programs, huge budgets, or hiring contractors.
If you do it right, you can use your business to literally make you money in your sleep.
To People That Want To Make Money Online But Can’t Get Started
So, how do you make a living online?
Based on my experience, the easiest and the fastest way for the newbies and for those still struggling to make money online to get started is… blogging.
Yes, you read that right… I said blogging.
If you’re in internet marketing I’m sure you know there is a lot crap out there when it comes to money making advice. If you’ve been following the Job Crusher blog for any length of time, you know we only share opportunities and business ideas that actually work.
Well, I’ve found that blogging is a great way to get started if you want to earn some extra cash. You can easily earn a few hundred dollars a month or more depending on your level of writing ability and time you want to invest. Content writing will help you generate money to begin funding your other online businesses.
It can be the first step on your path to generating massive passive income and achieving financial freedom.
I know, you’re probably skeptical, right? After all, isn’t blogging supposed to be dead?
The answer is simple.
Blogging isn’t dead. Far from it. In fact, the folks who know what they’re doing are seeing more success from blogging than ever before. But when it comes to amateur bloggers, the rumors may be true. Old school blogging is definitely dying.
But don’t take my word for it…
I Did Some Very Important Research So You Don’t Have To
If blogging is so great, how come more people aren’t successful?
I had my opinions but I decided to get to the bottom of the issue and do some research into this area. Guess what I found out?
Not too long ago, the New York Times ran an interesting article.
In this article, they cited a 2008 survey by Technorati, which found that out of the 133 million blogs the search engine tracked, only 7.4 million had been updated in the past 120 days. In other words, 95% of blogs are essentially abandoned, left to die.
The sad reality is most people who start blogs quit within the first few months.
They start blogging with grand plans — to build an audience and quit their day job, to land a six or seven-figure book deal, or simply to share their ideas with the world.
They figure that just launching their blog will be enough. They spin their wheels trying different tactics. Eventually, their efforts fizzle out and they give up on blogging altogether. They may even tell their friends and family how tough it is to make it as a blogger.
One thing I will say is that if you’re looking for a “get rich quick” scheme blogging is not it. But, with hard work and the right direction it is entirely possible to build a popular (and profitable) blog from scratch.
That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s not always that simple. There are a few mistakes you can make that will derail your best laid blogging plans before you reap your reward. In fact, there are eight of them.
Which brings me to…
The 8 Biggest Problems That Prevent Bloggers From Making Money Online
Although blogging can be the springboard for establishing your online business, it can take years of slow, painful trial and error to figure out the best way forward.And there are certain mistakes that will keep you from succeeding. So, whatever you do, don’t try to make money blogging without knowing what to watch out for.
In my experience, there are eight major roadblocks to avoid. Let’s take a look:
1. You don’t know what to do.
Unlike the early days of blogging, the problem now isn’t not being able to find out what to do. In fact, the problem is the exact opposite.
There’s so much advice out there on how to start a blog, it’s almost impossible to know who to listen to.
With so much information available, it can be like drinking from the firehose. Which expert should you trust? Which program should you invest in? How do you know it will get you results? Many people throw in the towel during this stage and never even start blogging.
2. You don’t know how to monetize your blog.
So you’ve established a blog that people read. Now what? How will you make money from your blog?
Unless you’re savvy enough to understand sponsored campaigns, PPC ads, affiliate marketing, ecommerce, or growing an email list, you may struggle with making money from your blog initially.
3. You’re overwhelmed with the technical aspects.
The writing may be the easiest part of blogging. But behind the scenes there are many different skills a successful blogger needs to master (or outsource) to get things done.
Think about it: You need to know blog design, hosting, and setup and that’s just to get started. If you don’t know the difference between a CMS and HTML, blogging may give you a bunch of technical headaches.
4. You don’t know what to write about.
In the beginning every blogger thinks their job is a breeze. After all, how hard can it be to put together a couple posts on a topic of interest?
After a month or two of publishing, most people realize that coming up with engaging blog topics is no walk in the park. If you can’t come up with interesting topics to write about consistently, your blog will stall.
5. You don’t put in the time.
There’s no way around it. Blogging requires consistency. That means if you don’t out the time in, you won’t get the results you want.
In other words, growing a successful blog requires commitment. Even if you could wave a magic wand and master the learning curve instantly, it still takes time to gain some traction and begin to build an audience.
6. You don’t have an audience.
Speaking of which, if you nobody reads your blog, it will be kind of tough to make any money.
In order to grow a loyal audience, you need to be intimately familiar with your ideal reader. If you plan to run a successful blog, you need to know your audience’s hopes, dreams, and fears. You need to become the answer to their problems and prayers.
If you can’t get attention to your blog, it will be difficult to reach your goals.
7. You don’t know how to get traffic.
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? What about when a blogger posts a new update but they have no traffic to their blog? Will anyone notice? Probably not.
Yet time and time again, after new bloggers exhaust all their energies launching their blog, they discover they need to learn how to get traffic. By that time they’re so overwhelmed with information and advice and ideas that they don’t know where to start.
There’s a lot you can get wrong when it comes to driving paid traffic (or even organic traffic) to your blog.
8. You think blogging is all about blogging.
Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about blogging is that it happens in a vacuum. Take a look at any successful blog and you’ll see that the opposite is true.
In addition to writing skills, a successful blogger must master blog promotion, build relationships with influencers and other bloggers, and social media marketing.
These eight roadblocks have defeated more than a few new bloggers. Fortunately, I’ve discovered a new wrinkle on an old idea.
Like I said earlier, old school blogging is dying a slow death. However, there is a “new” way of blogging that is helping the folks that use it get incredible results.
What if I could give you all the knowledge, support and help you need to dramatically improve your blogging results — and in a much shorter time? Would you be interested?
If you said “yes,” then register for our upcoming webinar where we will show you exactly what’s working now for us… for FREE.
Join our CEO, Bill McIntosh, for this live online training session where he’ll reveal how you can build a wildly profitable blog from scratch by simply copying and pasting other people’s content!