When you first knew that you could share your ideas and opinions to the world, it was so exciting. You thought about this great opportunity. The fact that you could make money sharing your knowledge was just so awesome.
So off you went; signed up for a domain name with a hosting platform and your blog was thus born.
All you just needed was a few months; maybe 3 -5 months to be exact and your blog would get so much traffic. You would be able to make enough money to live your dreams.
You did the needful; producing quality content after content, promoting your posts on Social Media and of course, working hard on your blog.
But years later, you discovered a problem. Your goal wasn’t a reality just yet. You haven’t made money on your blog and what is worse it that you are aren’t sure if you will make money with your blog.
You can’t just figure out why your blog isn’t making any money. While your niche peers seem to be coughing out six figure incomes every month, you wish you could even have a single figure.
So you are at a cross road. Do you throw in the towel and forget about blogging or do you hold on and hope that you would make it one day with your blog?
Now I believe that you should keep on blogging because there is so much you can do with your blog but let’s face it, How do you stay motivated when you are not making money with your blog? How do you keep going on when you have not seen the reward of your labor?
Here are some tips that will help you to stay motivated with your blog:
1 Why Do You Have a Blog?
If the purpose of having your blog is to make money, then you are not going to be achieve this goal so easily. If all your blog is to you is a cash register, then you need to rethink your strategy.
If your blog does not solve people’s problems; if your blog doesn’t resonate with your audience, then your audience won’t trust you enough to do business with you.
You should define the purpose of your blog. You need to have a strong WHY to remain motivated with your blog and focus on your work.
Remember that your blog isn’t about you but meant to help others.Never let your primary focus be about money. It should be about your audience.
2 Are You Tracking Your Progress?
Do you have small goals set out for your blog? How do you know how much progress you have made?
In the blogosphere, it is a strange strategy to be busy with content marketing without any form of tracking. You will definitely be frustrated in the long run.
If you don’t set goals for yourself, you will not be able to appreciate your little wins
You need to be able reward yourself for the milestones that you have achieved. It is the small wins that makes a whole impact in the long run and you can’t achieve this without monitoring your progress.
The more small wins you can put together, the faster you will see success with your blog. You should be focused with your strategy or make amendments as seem fit.
This will enable you to look back and see how far you have come with your blog. Track your progress to gain an advantage.
3 No Blog is an Island
All Pro bloggers know that the success of a blog is dependent on a community.
If you have been the lone wolf in your blog with the mindset that your audience will get to you, then it is no wonder, you are not making money.
You need to get on the radars of your audience. You need to consistently show your audience how much your blog can solve their problems. You need to inspire your audience with your message and constantly engage them to build enough trust to do business with you.
Let’s not forget about your blogging buddies especially those that are of your niche. They are just golden because they shorten your error rate with their experience.
They are available to help you as long as you build a strong relationship with them.
The blogosphere resonates with the fact that every blog is unique and that is the beauty of blogging. So take advantage of this and network with other bloggers.
4 All Successful Business build a Strong Foundation
All successful business build a solid foundation and you should apply this principle to your blog too.
Build your blog one brick at a time. You don’t need to learn everything at once. Take it one step at a time. If there are areas that you need to work on, either get a coach to shorten the learning process or learn it by yourself (This takes more time)
Remember that you want your blog to stand the test of time. To achieve this, you need to make sure that every element of your blog is intact. So why not take your time and build a Successful blog.
- Be Patient. Great Things take Time
Blogging is a process and if you are looking for overnight success then you are in for a ride. The most successful blogs are those who had the patience to get success with blogging
Great things take time so you need to be patient or you will settle for less.
Focus on providing great content for your readers, take risks and learn from them; support other bloggers, learn to be yourselfand be consistent in your writing.
Be patient, in time you will make money with your blog. It will happen, It will happen, It will happen.
Over to You
How do you stay motivated when you are not making money with your blog. Do share with your comments.