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This post is based onepisode 100 of the ProBlogger podcast.
As you probably know, when I first started blogging I was very much a novice. I knew nothing about design, domains, or setting up a website. (I didn’t even know to ‘bold’ a piece of text.)
But in the 18-odd years I’ve been blogging I’ve learned a lot. And today I’d like to share 10 things that would have saved me a lot of time, effort and anguish if I’d known them from day one.
1. Treat blogging as a business
If you want your blog to be a business, then you need to treat it like one.
From the moment I started making money on one of my blogs I dreamed about making a career out of it. Even though I was making only a few dollars a week, I still thought that if I could increase my traffic and learn how to use monetization strategies a bit better then it could become a full-time thing.
And I slowly turned that dream into reality.
And when I say slowly, I mean it. I managed to increase my earnings by 10% each month, which sounds great until you realize that equates to around 30 cents. But looking at one of the many spreadsheets I created, I could see that if I kept it up for another six or seven years I’d be making enough to do it full-time.
At some point I told my wife Vanessa about it. She humored me at first, but one day she replied to me pointing at my spreadsheet with “In seven years’ time we’ll both be 37 years old and have kids. If you really want to be a full-time blogger, you need to escalate this.”
And that’s when I got really
By: Darren Rowse
Title: 10 Things You Should Know about Blogging (from Someone Who Didn’t)
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Published Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000
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