After completing my first year of Blogging, I thought, why not share my experience, successes, and mistakes you can avoid at the beginning of your Blogging career.
Hello guys, Dean here. I am a Blogger & Digital Marketer for the last year.
This year, I learned so many things that I wish I knew before.
So in this article, I will share my experience with Blogging and Tips to Grow your Blog with a Low Budget.
Whether you are starting or completed a year, these tips will help you save time a lot. (List of Free Tools Attached)
10 Lessons I wish I knew before Launching My Blog
1 Don’t Get Overwhelmed By Content Creation
Let’s Be Honest. We get overwhelmed by seeing other successful bloggers doing well; how can you compete with that? How can I make content for the Blog and social media?
But I suggest you don’t do that. Start with baby steps. And then increase your speed gradually.
Content creation is just 20% of your Blogging. Main Work is Traffic
Make templates for your blog articles and social Media then your work will get halved.
2 Use Proper Images-
Don’t compromise on Images; These are the salesman of your Product. Whether you are blogging or selling a product, If your images are not good enough, you can not bring people to your main offer. That is a rule of thumb.
Because Images are Front End Sellers, People see them first and make assumptions about your content.
I suggest Canva, a Photo-Editing Software. It has drag and drop feature & very easy to use. I also use it daily.
3 Focus On 1 (max 2) Social Media Platform at once
When I started blogging, I heard about making as many social media presence as possible. But it is necessary, and in the case of Solo Blogger, you can’t handle too many social media platforms.
You can work on one and a maximum of 2 social media platforms at once.
- Must Use Pinterest- If you are a blogger, Pinterest is the soul traffic generator for your Blog. Because Pinterest is the best way to generate traffic, and in the beginning, you can not get sufficient traffic from SEO. So it would be best if you had a Pinterest strategy for your blog.
4 Don’t Worry About Numbers & Focus on Quality-
This is funny when people think that More Followers or more monthly views mean more income.
But it is wrong.
You have to have good quality to attract Good and Loyal Customers (in Our case, Readers).
So don’t worry if you have 100 Followers or low numbers; Focus on your Strategy and the Quality of your Content.
5 Make your Email List-
Email List is a great asset for An Online Business.
In Online Business, Every Email can earn you $1.
But the mistake I made, didn’t collect email addresses from the start.
But don’t make that mistake. And start Collecting Emails On your Website. I recommend you Mailchimp in the beginning.
6 Attract Freebies
If you want to grow any business, then attract freebies. You might think, Why would I attract freebies if they can’t pay me.
Freebies are very important for your Blogging Because they are not only Boost your traffic but also Advertise your Blog and services to other people.
7 Invest in Learning But Don’t Overspend
Learning is important to make anything Successful. It would be best if you spent on Learning by spending on some courses or tools. These tools and courses can cut off your learning curve by half. So never fear to invest in Learning and tools.
But I don’t recommend buying courses out of your budget (Like a $5000 Blogging Course).
No course can make you a millionaire overnight. Eventually, You have to apply it and Go through the Process.
Try to balance your Investing in Learning and invest intelligently.
8 Learn About SEO-
Search Engine Optimization is very important and the base of any online Business. So start learning about SEO; it is not that easy, But not impossible as well. Try to learn One thing at a time, and you will learn about SEO.
9 Use Automation-
Automation is important in any business Because you can’t be everywhere; as in offline business, automation is not that efficient, but in Online business, Artificial Intelligence & Software made it simpler and easier.
Do you know you can use tools like Buffer, Tailwind, Facebook Creator Studio to schedule and automate the process and free up your time to do other important things?
Get this Free E-Book of How Artificial Intelligence can Make Your Online Business Easier-
10 Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome-
There are many ways to make money online. And You Must have multiple sources of income.
But In the beginning, try to focus on only one thing. Select a few major tasks for the week and cut them down into small parts per day; by doing that, you will not get overwhelmed or get distracted.
My Point of View-
Doing something and getting some hurdles is the Process. Don’t Get Stuck. Try to figure out How you can Resolve it, Take Action, Be Resourceful. There are too many resources out there; You have to open your eyes and identify them.
There are so many tools out there that are free or too cheap to purchase.
So Don’t worry and always ask if you need my help.
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