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8 Mistakes To Avoid When Blogging For Cash!

Apr 25, 2008
While many blogs exist,not all of them are successful.So what is it that makes a blog fail? Several things do but here are 8.

1) Not having a goal for blogging.Before you start a blog,ask yourself,what do I want to achieve with this blog? I believe answering that question objectively will assist you stay on focus.Just blogging for blogging sake will lead you nowhere.Fashion out a specific and realistic goal for your blog.

2)Content isn't updated regularly.With a blog, you need to post at least once a week to keep the search engines interested and sending you traffic.I make posts almost on a daily basis and if you must succeed as a blogger,you need to update your blog frequently.A blog that is not frequently updated is at best no blog at all.

3) The content isn't targeted. If your content isn't targeted and is too broad, no one will read your content; stay on your blog or return. Focus on the focus of your blog and I tell you, you will make good money sooner than you can ever imagine.I see people make this mistake often.Posting articles on internet marketing on a mother care blog.Please avoid this if you want to suceed as a blogger.

4) Another mistake is to write about a topic you don't care about just for money. You have to be able to sustain your own interest over the long term, or blogging about the topic will be too much of a chore to keep up.Write about a topic you are passionate about.That is the only way to be able to constantly write fresh content and put in all the effort required to build your blog into a success.

5)Giving up too easily and too early. Our expectations of instant gratification in the internet age make us impatient for results. Sure, there are bloggers who get instant success, getting 2,000 readers a day within 2 weeks of launching a blog. But that kind of success is the exception, not the norm. A successful blogger said that blogging is not a sprint but a long distance marathon. The ones with consistency and perserverance will triumph ultimately simply because the others have given up too soon.

6)Expecting people to visit.Most of us make this mistake when we begin blogging.When I first started out I had no idea how to attract new readers, commenters, interaction etc. I had the impression that if I published new content I'd automatically find readers in my niche.
How wrong I was.Successful blogging involves time, effort, and reaching out to fellow bloggers / publishers / authors (whatever you prefer).

7)Underestimating the time commitment.Blogging is not for lazy people,it is for people who are serious about making a living online,so,don't underestimate the time commitment.It requires time to research your articles,write them and publish them.

8)Not using original articles.Your blog is not an article directory,so,don't make it one by using the articles of other people which you get from article dirctories.Blogs have emotional appeal and I know people who visit certain blogs just because they like the owner of the blog,so,it's best you use your own articles most of the time.Even though you can get free articles from article directories,use them sparingly.Find time to write your own articles and build a rapport with your readers.I can tell you,this will go a long way in making your blog an authority blog.And people will visit just because they want to read your articles.

If you watch out for these 8 mistakes, you're already way ahead of the crowd.And I tell you,your blog will be the better for it.
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