I have not failed. I’ve just found 101 ways that won’t work.
First, clarify the meaning of failure
Is failure bad or good?
Blogging is waste of time or not ?
Let”s go !
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According to me if you learn from your past mistakes then failure is not bad.
I divided this blog post in 5 lessons,so you learnt from my mistakes
What is the meaning of Blog failure according to you?
- Blog don’t generate any income
- Blog traffic less than 100 visitors per month
- Don’t find a good website theme
- Blog post writing fear
- Don’t know How to create Thumbnails post Images.
- Not capture visitor’s Email
- Not getting proper guidance about SEO & Digital Marketing
- Never apply Email marketing strategies
- Always run behind money instead of learning
- And so many
Now onward never say that my first blog badly failed instead say I just forget to apply Digital marketing, SEO and email marketing strategies on my first blog.
The main reason why every first Blog badly failed?
Lack of knowledge, improper guidance this is the main reason.
Hope, now you understand how we defined “first Blog failure.”
Blogging is not a one day paid course, it took me Nine years to learn all this stuff.
But you not scared with my practical techniques,you learnt all this techniques in short time.
“Every failure is a step to success.” That’s how I relate my experience with blogging.
My biggest mistake’s as follow
Mistake # 1. Focus only on money
I bought a domain name and thinking of my dreams soon I become very rich. Instead of learning more details about blogging I just focus on monetization.
In my first blog I just copy articles from Quora, medium etc. not aware that if someone complains about me Google panelized my domain name.
Learning point: Never copy articles from an external source instead learn How to write great piece of content.
Mistake # 2: Not collecting emails
As you see from above graph that most of niche blog revenue comes only from the email list. If you are not preparing your email list from day one then you losing money from your pocket.
Email’s newsletter is a very efficient way to build a strong relationship with your visitor’s. Also share your free stuff or knowledge that you still not published on your blog.
Learning point: Never underestimate the power of email list, if you have building email list regularly then your Blogging career is on right direction.
Mistake # 3: Not Building Community
We want flood of comments on our blog post instead we get only spammers comments.
Did you research behind this logic,why this happening to me only ?
Your content does”t engage reader’s ,you may spend 7 days restless night to write a great piece of content but that is not sufficient to create engagement with your blog visitor’s.
Learning point: write articles for your audience not for yourself.
Mistake # 4: Not give all information free.
If you don’t have that art which convert your visitor’s into buyer’s then you should learn it.
I know you will be astonishment but you have to accept this rule.
You don’t have to sell your product’s directly to your audience instead teach them not everything is free of cost available.
When I launched my first paid course none of my audience buy this course directly it totally broken from inside me.
Then I learn little bit Email marketing from skillshare , first I build relationship with my audience through email series then I recommended my paid course to my subscriber’s, out of 100 only 10 purchased my paid course.
If those guys not purchased my paid course, I still believe that email marketing is also online myth.
I got bunch of emails telling me that you should give your stuff free of cost.
Learning Point: Not give all stuff free to visitor’s
Mistake# 5: You taking blogging as Hobby not as online Business.
Think you want to start a Business in which first you have purchased office space then colouring the office walls , office name and logo , furniture’s after that you hire people for your staff.
But in case of blogging you want everything free of cost.
You start with free webhosting ,free website theme , copy paste the articles and still you want your blog must build an online empire.
|Free Website Theme vs Premium website theme|
|Free Theme||Premium theme|
|One great Feature it free of cost||You have to first buy then use|
|Limited customization||Customize as per your need|
|Used by lot of Blogs||Unique|
|Poorly coded||Very well coded|
|vulnerable to security issues||Less risk related to security|
|Free webhosting vs paid hosting|
|Free webhosting||Paid hosting|
|website loading time 20 sec to 1 min.||website loading time 2 ms sec to 1 sec.|
|Place adds on your website||No adds|
|Limited diskspace||Unlimited diskspace|
|Security risk||Premium security support|
|Limited feature||Premium Features|
|Only 200 to 800 visitors/month||30,000 to unlimited visitors/month|
Learning point: For those taking Blogging as Hobby then go with Free webhosting otherwise if you serious about it from vary first day then go with premium webhosting.
Now I am using Vultr Webhosting.
Mistake# 6 : Not interested in learning instead earning money
Did you set monthly goal for learning about SEO, Email marketing ,Digital marketing, Article writing art, Affiliate marketing and many more stuff.
This portion is going boring for you because some of few not interested in learning.
When my first blog failed then I decided not to renew my domain name after certain time domain expired i.e http://www.pankajsihemar.com/ obviously it is expired now.
In 2017 -18 year i am unemployed But you know what I was doing when I don’t have any website or job, I was busy in making myself more skillful & set one year goal for learning not for earning even a single cent.
This was my past schedule for 2017-18
January to march = Learning Email marketing
March to August = Learning Digital marketing
August to October = Learning Social media Marketing
October to December = Content writing
I learn every new skill from skillshare
Now all my one year effort in front of you guys through this blog.
Learning Point: Invest some money on yourself not on weekly new flavors Fast Food.
Conclusion: It never late to overcome from your fear. What type of fear?, that I have to invest myself first. Money comes and go but learning is forever with you.
Blogging could be great platform for learning with earning but first you have to teach yourself after that you are able to teach your audience through your words or blog post. Tell me your blogging mistakes below.
One more step remaining:
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