Monday, March 9, 2015

Why The Majority Of People Fail To Make A Living As A Blogger

One of the most common reactions I get when I tell people that I work as a full time blogger, is one of jealousy. It would seem that almost everyone I encounter on a regular basis wishes that they could make their living working from home and pursuing a career that they created rather than working for ‘the man’. Blogging offers them that and a lot more.

My usual reaction to their reaction, is normally to tell them that there’s no reason they can’tbecome full time bloggers too and to thus invite them to give it a go. As a result, this person – whoever they may be – will then normally go on to try and do just that and create a site of their own. They then show me proudly and start writing on it regularly.

But they don’t tend to succeed. In fact no one who has told me they want to be a blogger full time has been a success. Why? Well often it comes down to a few predictable factors. Read on to find out where most people are going wrong…

Oh, the Time and Effort…

The main problem that most people have when it comes to blogging, is that they approach it with the entirely wrong attitude. The common perception here, is that blogging offers a handy ‘get rich quick’ scheme for anyone who wants to make money fast but not have to wear a suit. They think that they can just create a website and then watch as the traffic comes flooding in. Perhaps they’ll write a few articles a week, and perhaps their site will look quite nice, but it’s not enough.

What you have to understand is that blogging and SEO aren’t easy. If you want to be a hit then you need to treat them as real full time jobs rather than as part time leisure pursuits. That means writing several articles a day, it means tirelessly pursuing SEO, and it means pumping money into your project as well.  And then you need to persevere…

Making it Easier

This then means that blogging and SEO is quite a gamble. You’re going to be committing a lot of time and money to the pursuit, so it’s kind of important that it goes well and you don’t end up wasting both. That’s why you should try to come up with a blog idea that represents the minimal risk and maximum reward. Make sure that you have a popular niche, and that you have a good form of monetisation in place as well to quickly convert your visitors into cash. The sooner you start seeing results, the easier it will be to commit.

Create the Time and Passion

Also important is to make sure that you are physically able to commit yourself to that much work and dedication. You’re going to need tremendous sticking power, so to help yourself, make certain that the topic you’re writing on is one that you find genuinely interesting and that you enjoy writing about. This way it won’t feel like a chore and you’ll be better able to face writing countless articles on it. Remove obstacles that might be getting in your way by reducing the other jobs you need to do in the evenings, and make sure everyone around you understands the time and effort you’re going to be putting in.

Taking Baby Steps

Finally, consider writing yourself a plan of action that you can follow every day. Set daily goals in terms of the articles you are going to write, the sites you are going to submit links to etc. Forget about the long-term plan, just focus on the small manageable steps every day. If you follow these targets every day, you’ll wake up one morning and find that your site is a hit.

Don't Forget to Pray

Difference Between A Blog And A Website

I  write, article and I make my friends read them, and some of them ask me that what is the difference between a blog and a website. I take a pause and reply that a blog is a kind of website.

People reading this, I am not wrong if I say that a blog is kind of a website. A blog and a website have certain differences. But they do have similarities too that makes most of us confused about their identity.

a blog and a website

I make sure that your concept of a blog and a website will be clear after a read below.Let us first have a look at the similarities.

You type a web address or URL for a website as well as a blog.
They both possess a host to keep the information online.
A blog and a website both can be run and maintained by an individual and a company, anyone.

Both of them comprise of information, pictures, keywords, etc.
You all have encountered these similarities and that is why want to know those potential differences between a blog and a website. So here they are. Have a look:

A website ensures a formal representation of an organization, institution, online for customers, readers, etc. The other side is a blog which keeps you updated with an issue, a topic, a product. It keeps a track of daily updates of such categories. A blog when you open has a list of all the recent updates by its writers. There is no home page of a blog as such, while a website contains a formal home page.

 A website requires computer language coding to establish, whereas a blog does not require this condition. Each one of us can have a blog of our own.

It is not that a blog is better than a website. It is just that they both have their own set if purpose and advantages aimed at different targets, and this is why differ, in the way of creation, presentation and maintenance.

You do not see advertisements on websites. It is the matter with the blog that a lot of advertisements are flashed and clicked to earn.
In a blog, a writer gets individual recognition of his contribution. If he or she has written an article then as a writer his or her name will be published online. While in a website, the writers are not credited online.

A blog is not so formal interface. It provides you interaction with writers, company, an individual. Whereas in a website, it is not so. There you get to see a perfect exhibit of how the organization works, and their services. A blog regularly updates you with new offers, new schemes one has to offer for mutual benefit.
A website is not daily updated, because it just the data of the company which will not change on daily basis. For daily updates, people refer to blogs.
A website is a little tedious to maintain, with all those technical skills.This is not the case with a blog.
A blog seems to more like a newspaper, which has information on multitude of topics, and is daily updated. An online or a digital magazine in other words.
A blog ensures uses of media and gratification of the user. A website ensures delivering the correct data and informational text about a particular individual, product, company, etc.
So, we saw that a blog is easy to get started from an individual to an organization. Both of them have specific defined purposes with which they are created and made live to you.

Now, do you agree that a blog is a kind of website only.

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