Want to know why most bloggers fail to make money blogging? Let me show you the real truth you really need to know.
Blogging emerged around ten years ago and millions of blogs have been created till now. But a very small percentage of blogs have been able to survive.
Also, a very small percentage of these people are earning enough money to be proud of. The rest is still trying to find out profitable ways to monetize their blogs.
Why is this diversity?
Why most bloggers can’t make it possible and ultimately fail?
Why don’t they earn enough money to proudly talk about it? It’s not that they don’t earn anything. But when we compare their income with the earnings of some of the biggest bloggers in the world, that seems nothing.
Why do most bloggers fail?
My quest to find out a suitable answer to this question actually made me write this article. It’s not that you can’t make it possible. But you really have to be serious about it. I discovered that there can be hundreds of mistakes that may lead a blogger to failure. Read: The Biggest Blogging Mistakes New Bloggers Make.
Here’s why most bloggers can’t really make it possible.
Create High-Quality Content
It is fairly easy to start a blog comparing to the hard work and the amount of time it takes to build its online presence. Here, building an online presence doesn’t mean having a large number of sites recommending you or linking to you.
A good number of sites linking to your blog doesn’t always mean that your blog has awesome content.
Although it’s very important to be recommended by others, it’s more important to have something appreciable already in your blog. I am talking about writing awesome content that most of your new readers will like, appreciate, and share.
A perfect blogger is a person who doesn’t only start blogging but has the ability to write excellent quality articles.
Most people can write and start blogging at any time in their life. But, everyone cannot create that awesomeness through the words they write.
Everyone is not a good writer.
Everyone cannot express their ideas and knowledge through their writings. This is where most bloggers fail to build a profitable blog ultimately.
Create High Volume of Contents
Although quality is important, quantity is another crucial part of successful blogging. Creating a high volume of high-quality content is not possible for a single blogger. Most small bloggers write two to three articles in a week. Some of them may write one article every single day.
A very high percentage of bloggers create just two to three or just one 1 article in a month. They are really not blogging seriously.
Unfortunately, these bloggers are not going to be successful easily. It will take a very long time to make any significant impact on the web.
One of the articles may be successfully attracting hundreds of unique visitors every day. But you can’t depend on that single article. You need hundreds of such articles that will flood your blog with visitors.
You will have to work really hard to make it possible.
While I don’t agree with creating lots of content, I recommend you to do so if you can. Just remember, creating the right kind of content is more important. The right kind of content means content with information people are looking for.
If you ever visit any of the biggest blogs on the web, you will find the volume of content they offer to their readers every single day. Some of the famous blogs publish more than 100 articles in a day. Of course, they have a team of writers.
Thousands of these articles are indexed in Google and other popular search engines. As a result, they have a much better chance to get found.
Comparing Yourself to Others
This is one of the biggest mistakes that most bloggers make.
They compare themselves with these top-quality bloggers who are already in the field for years. Most new bloggers want to be one of these bloggers.
They read tips and tricks to be successful in blogging. They read hundreds of articles through the internet to discover the secret of their success.
As a result, they waste a lot of their valuable time they should have spent on creating awesome content. Comparing themselves with other successful bloggers makes them feel bad. They start to realize its difficulty. They start to feel that they can’t do it. As a result, they quit blogging.
But, these new bloggers forget that they can’t compare themselves with someone already in the field of blogging for years. They would definitely have a better audience. They will definitely have a better social media presence.
They may have already written hundreds of high-quality articles. They would definitely have a lot more articles indexed in search engines.
As a result, they would have more visitors.
Although it doesn’t happen to everyone, most new bloggers fall into this trap and quit blogging. I should definitely mention that most bloggers want to make money from the very beginning. It is the wrong choice.
As a blogger, you can’t expect to earn a lot of money until or unless your blog is successful enough to attract enough visitors.
It may sound harsh. But it’s true.
What what to do to become a successful blogger?
Just make sure that you are writing high-quality articles and helping your visitors. If your visitors are happy, they will come back again for more.
Write only high-quality content and promote them proactively. The more high-quality content you can write the better. Be patient and don’t beg for links. Provide quality and the right people will link to you in the right way.
As a result, you will soon realize that your blog is growing.
Remember, it takes time. But it really works.
Why Most Bloggers Don’t Make Enough Money Blogging?
Do you want to make money blogging?
Then ask yourself how much you want to earn. This is what will decide if you’ll really become successful or not.
It’s easy to start blogging.
But it’s far more difficult to maintain it and make it a successful one.
I am not saying you can’t do it. But I am surely trying to make you realize your blogging strength.
As mentioned many times in this blog, blogging is often started with the hope to generate income from it. More or less, every blogger earns some amount of money. If you are not one of these bloggers you surely expect to make it possible.
But the question is this:
How many bloggers can make enough money to live without a boss?
You may not believe it, but a very small percentage of bloggers can actually make it possible. Others fail or start looking for alternative ways.
Here are a few fatal mistakes new bloggers make.
I hope it’s not the same for you. If you are a blogger or just want to start blogging, ask yourself the following questions ….
Do You Really Take Blogging Seriously?
This is probably the biggest reason why most bloggers fail.
If you are serious about blogging, you would surely do your best to make your blog popular. But if you are not taking your blog seriously; after a certain time, you would be bored with it. You will not be able to continue it anymore.
It doesn’t always matter how much you earn from your blog.
What really matters is far from it really.
If you don’t enjoy whatever you are doing, it is not worth it. It is said that you must have a real passion for blogging. Only then you can expect success in it.
If you enjoy blogging, it doesn’t matter how much you earn, your passion will not let you quit. To make a blog successful, a continuous effort is necessary.
It can happen only if you are serious and enjoy your work.
Also, the meaning of success is not the same for everyone. Ask yourself what is your meaning of blogging success. If you just want to share and it doesn’t matter how many people know your blog, it’s absolutely fine.
But if you want to make it your online identity, you have to work hard.
Really you have to work hard – SERIOUSLY.
Do You Want to Invest Your Money in Blogging?
Do you want to make money blogging?
Then, treat it as a business?
Every business requires some investment on your part. Your money should be invested to market your blog so that you can reach a bigger audience.
Because without enough audience, your blog is just a dead page on the web.
In one of my articles, I already tried to show the reality of blogging earnings. I suggest to read it once. It will give you an idea of why most bloggers find it difficult.
May be, you are an excellent blogger.
But you will probably discover some ways to improve your online presence.
More or less, I am repeating the same words here. If you take your blog seriously, invest your money to market your blog. As long as you believe that people will like your blog, you should start advertising right away.
Think about Facebook. It is the world’s biggest social networking site and of course, visited by millions of people every single day.
Still, we can see advertisements promoting Facebook.
Ask yourself and you’ll find an answer.
Do You Really Love Helping People?
This is something that makes bloggers popular.
If your blog contains helpful information, people will not only visit your blog frequently but also share your name with others.
This will help you build recognition.
Because more and more people will get to know about you and your blog.
If you share things that people don’t like or don’t find helpful, they will more likely stop visiting your blog. So give them a reason to visit your blog.
Does what you say on your blog motivates people to do something better?
Do they get solution to their problems?
Are you really helping them?
In the world of blogosphere, it is very important that people find your contents helpful. This is the only method by which your blog can be popular.
Also, it’s very important to update your blog if it requires frequent updates. This will make people visit your blog frequently for updates.
As a result, you will also gain attention from world’s biggest search engines.
Updates are important. But still, it’s not really very important in terms of getting traffic. Rather, I would give more importance to blog promotions.
Please note that your blog will get traffic depending on the quality of your content; not on the number of your blog posts.
Are You a Good Writer to Express Yourself?
A good writer is a person who can write interesting articles; an article that people would like to share. So to make people share what you write, you need to be an excellent quality writer.
In the beginning, you may not be able to write good quality articles.
But gradually, it’ll improve. If you don’t find any improvement in your writing skills, maybe; blogging is not for you.
Articles play a very important role in online marketing. And blogging is mostly about writing. So if you are not a good writer, think again.
A good solution is to hire writers. But of course, that will cost you money.
You must also have enough knowledge to continue writing on a particular subject. Without enough knowledge, it will be very difficult to run a niche blog.
You must not forget that niche blogs work ten times better than blogs on multiple topics, in terms of generating revenue.
Do You Spend Most of Your Time Creating Contents?
This is one of many dangerous mistakes that most bloggers make.
They spend most of their time creating content. It’s true that quality content is important and it plays the most prominent role in blogging success.
But you must also get your content in front of the people who need it and probably share it. Then only, you can expect appreciation for your work.
Writing good articles is not always enough.
People should know about it.
So if you spend most of your time writing articles without thinking enough about marketing, you are going nowhere …. REALLY.
Gradually, your blog will become an Article bank and not a platform where people gather to share ideas and knowledge.
If you can answer all the above questions with a positive answer, you are going to be successful. But if you are not confident with your answer … THINK AGAIN.
Blogging may be a good source of income for some people.
But it’s not for everyone.
So it is now clear why most bloggers fail to make money blogging.
I believe that there may be many other reasons to fail. Because different people have different opinions. These were all that I consider the biggest reasons.