Understanding The Truth Behind Blogging
I did not know what I was getting myself into when I decided that I wanted to start a blog. This was over 2 years ago. Was I going to run my blog like a business and monetize or was this just a creative outlet? I did not make that hard decision right away. Honestly, in the beginning I was a little bit scared to try to monetize.
After a year of blogging I decided I wanted to start monetizing as a blogger and I really wish I had made that decision from the very beginning. A blogger’s life is not easy and I could have used that year to learn everything I needed to know… here is why:
This blog post is simply free advice and it’s an opportunity to share my journey in becoming a Fashion Blogger. My intent is to inspire new bloggers to work towards their goals by sharing my success and my mistakes.
This post is a continuation from my blog post ‘Fashion Blogging For Beginners: The Mistakes I Made Starting My Fashion Blog.’
I would also like to point out this is the last of this series of blogs but don’t worry, I will have updates and more blogging tips coming your way!
1. Monetizing a blog is like having a second job to me, personally! When my current career has me busy and tired by the end of the week, I have writing and content building during the weekend to think about.
2. It is hard to make money as a blogger even with reward Style. When I first heard of the program I thought it would be the answer to all of my monetizing dreams but it is a lot harder then people make it seem. It appears that these days every blogger around me has reward Style so getting a sale through them probably will not happen. There are strategies to overcome this huddle but you must be 100% commented.
3. To monetize a blog calls for a lot of invested time. Posting consistently is very important. This means you need to build content constantly to meet those deadlines. It is important to set time aside and pick the right topics to write about, take photos, post, engaged with followers and other bloggers. It can become wearing.
4. When I have worked so hard on content and I post it for the world to see, there are times of disappointment where I get no engagement. It happens, some topics capture an audience and some topics don’t.
Engage, engage, engage! I have stated this already but it is so important to set aside time to engage so that people notice you and will stop in and see your content. If you do not engage or use the right SEO codes and write about topics people are looking for, blogging will not get easy.
I am certainly not trying to discourage new bloggers to start their adventure with this negative feedback. Please don’t get me wrong, I love blogging and I am not giving it up any time soon. I just wanted to share with you my experiences and I hope this helps you build a better strategy plan than I did.
How cute is this look?! I am in loooooove with this Halogen Vest! This Long vest is a One Size fits all and it comes in 4 different colors. It is really great quality and it deems a classic look for work and school.
Vest One Size Fits All// Shop Here
Bag Tory Burch// Get it Here
Top (M)// Similar
Skirt (10)// I sized up because the website suggested it but a size 8 would have been perfect Shop Here!
Today I found out that I will be promoted to Staff Sergeant next month!!! Its been a long time coming but I am glad it is finally happening!!
What are some of your struggles with blogging? Don’t forget to enter the giveaway I am hosting this week! It all ends Thursday at 11 PM!