Today, I am giving a voice to all of the things bloggers have in common.
It doesn’t matter what niche you’re working in as a blogger hopefully you can see yourself in a few of these sentiment.
- We are willing to work for months or years without a paycheck or promise of any income. It sounds counter intuitive. Why would anyone want to work for free. Most bloggers work for the promise of creating an income. And we are willing to learn how to make money blogging.
- We have a tendency to become an open book because we are sharing what we know online. Sometimes we will share glimmer of our family life or life situations.
- We become preoccupied with getting traffic and not being noticed. Is it just me? I am always checking my analytics. I have to know my numbers and what is working.
- When we give our all in blog posts without a thank you or real interaction is emotionally draining. It’s like talking to the air.
- Our family and friends don’t believe we have real office hours or have a real business because we are working at home.
- We come up with catchy names to describe what we actually do online.
- Sales funnel. What’s that? We know what it is, but it can be difficult to put together.
- We like to work solo for the most part. However, we will collaborate with other bloggers to make connections.
- We are always wondering if we are doing everything right. It’s hard to know so the only way to tell is if you are generating a steady flow of traffic. That brings me back to number three.
- We sometimes believe the next big thing is around the corner. There is always a freebie or shiny tool that we feel can bring in the traffic and income we want.
- Many of us work around children, so it’s a balancing act. I have three and a husband. Most of my blogging times are during naps and free play activities.
- We admire big name bloggers from afar and never really get a chance to speak to them. We are just fine with following their blog and social media accounts.
- We start gaining marketable skills that we learn online–graphic design, copywriting, and social media management to name a few. Our blogs can become a resume if we desire to create a service from the skills we’ve acquired.
- Blogging is emotional. If your site goes down there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Or at least frustration. No one wants to lose their hard work.
- Most of us are still trying to figure out email marketing how to make money blogging. Which shows in the 17% of bloggers who are making a living doing what they love. Wow, only 17 percent. We have a lot of work to do.
Although blogging is a growing trend for work at home businesses and for businesses to create more exposure, it is still a viable way to make money at home.