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So you want to start a blog, right?
I’m sure that you’ve seen the bloggers with income reports making thousands of dollars every month and thought “That could be me!”. While yes, it can be you, there’s three things you need to know before starting a blog.
The number one thing you need to know before starting a blog:
It takes a lot of time and effort before you start making any money!
While I am sure there are some bloggers who make money shortly after starting their blog, it’s definitely the exception to the rule. So don’t feel discouraged when you’ve been blogging for a few months and still aren’t seeing any or much money coming in.
The second most important thing you need to know before starting a blog:
Obsessing over your numbers is so not worth the headache!
Yes traffic is VITAL to any blog’s success, but constantly checking your views, subscribers, followers, comments, and such will just stress you out. Focus on creating quality content first and genuinely engage with your readers. Also, make sure to engage with other bloggers, you never know, it could lead to a collaboration or at the least make a new blogging buddy. Traffic will come in time, and it’s so important that you focus on the RIGHT traffic!
Last but not least, you should know this before starting a blog:
Do NOT play the comparison game!
Just because some blogs have grown more traffic quicker than yours, doesn’t mean that your blog is any less awesome! They simply have a different approach to blogging than you do and that’s okay.