The Problem with Starting a New Blog
Posted on 16. Jun, 2010 by Julius.
Many people are starting a blog each day and it’s understandable as to why. Some want to make money while others simply think about getting their voice out.
In this article I want to point out the mistake that too many people make when they start blogging.
Most of the people are blogging for the sake of making money. And yes of course earning some money through your blog is great. But the problem the blogsphere has is that people are simply creating blogs because they want to make money.
And that’s the core of the problem. Let me tell you up front: You are not going to earn money through your blog.
Here are the reasons:
- Extremely hard to monetize a blog
- Most niches are extremely competitive, especially Internet marketing
- You are approaching this with the wrong attitude
- Oversaturated niches
- Hard to gain followers
I have tried to make money through this blog and I have made around $100 which is not much if you think about the fact that I have been blogging for a year and a half. But after a while I realized that money is not the reason I am blogging anymore.
Don’t get me wrong I am still trying to make money online but simply not through this blog. I am trying to make money through other web and mini sites.
Why Should You Start a Blog?
I think the best way to create interesting content and gain a huge readership is by trying different things out.
Why would you start a blog about making money if you don’t know how to make money yourself? Why would you create a blog about search engine optimization if you don’t know how optimize your web site for search engines?
My point is why not gain experience about making money online or search engine optimization first? Why not build several websites (and I don’t mean blogs) and try to make money through them?
Then you have interesting things to write about and also experience. You know what you are talking about and ultimately can apply this to your blog. The most interesting articles I have read are from people that have tried different things out themselves and then wrote about their experience.
Believe me no one is interested in hearing you repeat that “you should write unique content”, or that you need to “optimize your blog for search engines” etc. There are too many people already writing about it.
I have made the mistake myself and wrote about these generic tips and tricks. But no one is interested in them anymore and you are not going to be successful writing about them.
If you want to make money on the Internet and maybe even through your blog then go ahead and start other websites. Try to make money through them before trying to make money through your blog.
Once you have gathered some experience and made money through these websites you can then start to create a blog about how you make money online.
What do you think? Was this helpful to you?