I know the main reason why all of you read these blogs and that’s because you too want to create a blog online that’s successful and profitable.
Here are the FOUR main things you need to know if you really want to be a full-time blogger and make money online.
Create content, I repeat, create content.
If I had to sum up my day as a blogger it would be this: content creation.
Content is the lifeblood of your business. Without it, people are going to forget who you are, your brand message, and why you’re here to help them.
Which is what we don’t want.
If you don’t like creating content then you’re going to have a hard time with blogging because that’s all it is.
Blogging is all about content creation and sharing value.
Check out my FREE Ultimate Blogger’s Checklist to help you create content for your blog. You can get it on the homepage of my site.
Blogging can be lonely, but don’t give up.
I’m going to be the first to tell you, blogging is NOT easy. Blogging can be simple sometimes, but I wouldn’t constitute it as easy whatsoever.
The amount of work ethic it takes to run a successful blog can keep people from starting one in the first place. I think this is because there are so many moving parts to it throughout the whole blogging journey.
When you’re starting out you’re filling in countless roles that others would be doing.
You’re the copywriter, photographer, social media marketer, content creator, web developer, web designer, editor, bookkeeper, and owner all at the same time.
While this can be fun and exciting at times, it can also be super stressful and discouraging because you’re wearing so many hats.
I remember when I first started my blog years ago and feeling like nobody cared about it. My family sort of wrote it off and thought it was “just a hobby” and a “phase I would grow out of.”
But I remember feeling overwhelmed because all I wanted was some support. I wanted someone to just help me out, even if it was for the day. Someone to tell me, “hey you got this…I believe in you!” But I never really had that.
Looking back, I’m grateful for what my journey was because it molded my character and taught me more about life and becoming a better businesswoman. But during that time I felt very lonely.
What I would say to you is this…it’s okay to feel lonely at times, but make sure you have someone you can turn to for support.
Find someone in your life who gets you, who you trust. Someone who roots for you and wants to see you succeed. If I had that person at the start of my journey, I feel like I would be so much further.
If you don’t have that person, then BE that person for YOU.
Be the person who gets you through your blogging journey even if nobody else supports you.
You’ll have people who are super excited for you and others who are not. You’ll have people that support, others who don’t.
As long as you are always supporting your blog and you never give up on the unique message you’re meant to share with the world…that is what matters.
Balance and Boundaries are your Blogging BFF’s
When it comes to blogging there is a constant struggle with balancing personal life with business life. This is because the two mix in a lot and it’s hard to distinguish work from play, business from personal.
I know for bloggers this can be one of their hardest struggles because a key trait I’ve noticed in bloggers is they’re open. They like to share what’s going on in their life, their struggles, their strengths, and their personal goals and dreams.
I think whatever you feel sharing with the world is up to you and God. However, I do think it’s important to have cut off times for work.
For example, when I wake up I don’t like to check my business emails until 10 am. I like to spend my mornings working on myself and spending time with God. I like my mornings to be quiet and filled with Nespresso coffee, along with devotions, prayer, and reading books.
THEN I will start to work.
I don’t like to work past 6 pm. So at dinner, I’m not talking about work all day with family and friends. I’m also not spending time doing writing or checking emails.
I aim to stay in the bracket of working from 10 am – 6 pm.
Before and after that, I am spending time doing what I love to do, whether that’s hanging with friends and family, playing the piano, dancing, working out, etc.
My best advice for you is to create space within your blog and business so there’s a fine line between work and play.
You’ll find that by doing this you are more excited for the day and your work and you’ll be stoked to show up to it because you created boundaries.
So you want to make a full-time income online from blogging? Then you NEED to be organized. Think of the organization as the underlying lifeline in your business.
I would say the 4 main areas you need to stay organized in is:
Finances (this includes taxes)
Content (having a plan on what types of content you’re creating)
Goals (curating a plan on where you want to take your blog)
Platforms (this includes an organized link of all logins you use for your business)
You can use free items like google docs for better organization, but when it comes to your finances you will definitely want to have Quickbooks.
Quickbooks allows you to stay organized and keep all your receipts for your business with ease.
You can check it out HERE.
Be sure to get your FREE Ultimate Blogger’s Checklist on the homepage of the site.
Thank you so much for reading and being here! I hope this blog post was helpful for you as you grow into becoming a full-time blogger.
All the love,
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