In the years I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen a lot of misinformation about the industry.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few blogging myths that new bloggers are regularly told, and many of those myths might be stalling your blogging success.
Here are some blogging myths that we all need to stop listening to.
1.Blogging is quick easy money
I would love to know where this myth came from because it’s honestly comical to me that so many people believe it.
I see people posting in Facebook groups that they just started their blog that month, that week, or even that day, and they need to start making money right away, and they’re wondering how they can go about doing that.
That’s not how blogging works.
I was blogging for a year before I made my first dollar.
A huge part of getting brands interested in working with you is building up a reputable, trustworthy blog and brand, and that takes time.
I thought long and hard about introducing sidebar ads to my blog, and then only did so when I knew they could become a significant source of income for me.
2.Your niche is too Saturated
This is one of those blogging myths that I think scares off new bloggers.
It’s no secret that blogging has become an incredibly popular industry. Whether they are hobby blogs or budding businesses, blogs are pretty mainstream these days.
Which on one hand is great. On the other hand, it seems like there’s more competition than ever.
Time and time again I see bloggers told that a certain niche is too saturated and that they should look elsewhere.
Let’s take fashion blogging, for example. Yes, fashion blogging as a niche is pretty saturated. However, that doesn’t mean there’s not always room for more!
The key to standing out in a saturated industry is making it clear what sets you apart. What do you offer that other fashion bloggers don’t? Once you narrow that down, the playing field suddenly becomes infinitely clearer.
3. You must have a presence everywhere
When I first started blogging, I was adamant that in order to grow my blog successfully, I needed to be growing my social media following on all of my channels at the same time. So I tried that, and I got so few followers each day.
And I was overwhelmed by the amount of time I was spending because there are so many social media channels!
I’ve learned that not every social media platform is going to be a big traffic driver to my blog, and that’s okay. And I’ve found that I’ve been more successful in growing those pages if I choose one or two at a time to focus on growing.
What it really comes down to is deciding which have the greatest potential for your blog. For me, #1 is Pinterest. As soon as I saw the potential of Pinterest, I started spending more time on that channel, and it has truly paid off.
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