Thousands of blogs are started every day. There are varieties of dreams and purposes behind each of those blogs. But the bitter statistic is that over 90% of the blogs never succeed.
Here, by “success” I don’t mean becoming one of the top blogs in the internet – but most blogs don’t even see the light. Most of the blogs are abandoned after a few short months of work, or I’d call that trial.
So why do most blogs fail? What’s missing? While a lot of people have the guts and desire to start a blog, what’s stopping them from making it a success? And here, by success I do mean becoming one of the top blogs in the internet – authoritative and useful for the readers, while making consistent income for the owner.
This has been one of the noisiest topics in my head for quite a while now. So I just thought I should put everything out through this series.
Not all blogs succeed. I do agree. I’ve had quite some failed blogs and I had to ditch them. But as you can see, that didn’t stop me from blogging and making a success out of it. Sometimes you could have made a wrong start and you just need to change course! That’s it. That doesn’t mean you should dump your goals and go look for a job elsewhere.
So what’s with the big picture?
As you can see, the title of this series is Home Based Business Blogging Success: The Big Picture. The first bit is something that’s most commonly sought for. So what’s it with the second bit – the big picture?
Well, in this series I’m going to zoom out and talk about the really big stuff you need to be attending to in order to succeed with blogging. In fact I was actually motivated to write this series by a few of my blog audit clients. When I suggest them to take care of the BIG stuff, all they want is to get into the details! They want to know if they need to put their adsense unit up by two widgets to increase more earnings. They want to know if they should change the color of their blog post headlines to red to get more clicks.
Well, I’m not totally against details. Yes the small stuff and the small details do need matter a lot. For instance, the font you use on your blog is pretty important. So are the following elements: font size, link color, the width of your content column, the logo and so on. But these are really the detailed stuff. These things matter or do have a meaning only when you fix the big stuff.
What most bloggers do these days is they totally ignore or fail to pay attention to the big matter while they spend hours together on fixing the little details on their blog; and they wonder after a few months – “Why am I not getting success with this blog?”.
So this series is to help newbie and even some of the established bloggers to
(i) identify the big elements that they (you) need to fix in order to achieve blogging success.
(ii) provide them (you) with ways/solutions to deal with those big elements and how to set them right in order to achieve blogging success.
(iii) to let them (you) know how important it is to take care of the big stuff, if they (you) are ignoring it so far!
Here are the topics that will be covered in this series
1. Home Based Business Blogging Success: The Big Picture Series (You’re reading this post right now)
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9. Can A Home Based Business Make Money From Affiliate Marketing
10. How To Sell Without Selling For Home Based Business Blogging Success
11. SEO Tips (That Work All The Time) For Home Based Business Bloggers
12. Home Based Business Blogging: How To Get Creative Blogging Ideas?
13. How To Make A Difference With Your Home Based Business Blog
I’m pretty sure you’ll find this useful.
If you’re one among those bloggers who haven’t been giving much weight to the big stuff while you are busily dealing with the little things on your blog, this series is for you.
Some of you might be aware of the fact that getting the big picture right matters a lot – but you might not know all the important stuff that really need your attention in order for you to succeed with blogging. In this case, this series will help you identify those things and will help you take care of it.
When this series is complete, I want all of you who followed this to attend to what’s really needed to fix right now – I mean on a larger scale – in order to succeed with your blog.
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