If you want to make money blogging, you must have a plan in place to build and market your blog.
So many people jump right into blogging because they’ve read about all the money you can make in this business, but they don’t have a clue what they are doing and they end up wasting time and money.
Have you spent the time it takes to educate yourself enough to know exactly how your next year in the blogging business will go?
Do you know what your week to week blog building and marketing operations look like a month from now, or even six months from now?
Do you have a clear cut plan laid out on paper of exactly how you will go about setting up and marketing your blog?
If you can’t see what you will be doing in six months from now, how can you expect to get anywhere?
The Logic Of A Plan
If you were going to build a house, would you buy land and just start building without a blueprint or image of what your structure will look like?
Of course you wouldn’t go about building a home like that, unless you’re insane.
The same principle applies to your blogging business, or any business for that matter.
Can you imagine how far you’d get building a home, or even how your home would look if you started building without any blueprint to follow?
Can you imagine all of the mistakes you’d make along the way, and the time lost from those mistakes?
You will end up in the same boat if you get into blogging without a plan in place.
If you start a blog to earn money and don’t have a plan in place, you might as well put a blind fold on and walk barefoot in one direction for the next three months, or until you’re frustrated enough to quit.
Yes, there is money to be made in blogging, but not without a plan.
If you try to blog for money without having a plan in place, you will soon discover why 99 percent of bloggers fail at making money in the blogging business.
You will also quickly discover the frustrations that go with not having a plan in place.
People don’t plan to fail. They fail to plan. You’ve probably read that line somewhere before.
Knowing The Truth
I don’t mean to take the wind out of your sails. I know some of you are excited about the opportunities to make money blogging.
I just want to make sure you don’t waste your time and money in the beginning, only to discover you have to start all over after wasting about six months of hard work on this blog building process.
If you have a plan in place, you will get to see your progress all along the way. When things happen according to your plan, you will be more motivated to move forward with every passing day.
Educate Yourself First
Most people don’t create a plan, because they haven’t educated themselves enough about the process of building and marketing a blog.
There is a lot more to this blogging business than you could imagine.
Blogging for money is not something where you can just build and they will come. It doesn’t work like that.
I’ve seen people get into blogging because they think, if you just write the content, people will find it. Boy, what a mistake that is.
You could write volumns of content, put it on the Internet and be lucky to have people find it.
Writing content is only a fraction of the blogging business. The biggest part of blogging is the marketing.
The more you learn about the blog building and marketing process, the better your plan will be, and the more successful you will be too.
Before you create your blogging plan, my best advice is to spend as much time as possible learning everything you can about building and marketing a blog.
What Will You Need To Learn?
You will also need to learn about the term “Internet marketing.” When you build a blog, you basically have a website that you want the world to find. So, you need to learn about Internet marketing.
You have to learn about all of the marketing processes it takes to drive traffic to your blog.
There are a lot of secrets to driving traffic that you’ll need to learn, and it took me six months and more than $20,000 worth of Internet marketing programs before I learned many of the best marketing tips.
I just recently started putting together the best of the best marketing tips from all of those $20,000 worth of Internet marketing programs, and you can learn about the Internet marketing program I am putting together by registering on the right sidebar to receive my free ebook.
I will notify you via email when that program is ready, as long as you’re on my email list.
My plan is to save you thousands of dollars and all of the time it takes to find the best Internet marketing tips.
There are many Internet marketing tips that I guarantee you’ll be pretty excited to learn about.
I plan on spoiling you with this information, and you won’t even know you’re spoiled because you’ll just get the best information without all of the hard work, time and money spent trying to find those secret marketing tips that all Internet marketers keep well guarded.
Since this post is mainly to let you know about creating a plan for your blogging business, I won’t be going deep into any of the processes.
All I want to do is make sure you are aware of what it takes to really make money blogging. It’s the plan.
Spend about a month educating yourself on the blogging process. Google the terms “Internet marketing tricks”, “Internet marketing tips” and “Internet marketing secrets.” Just be aware about the hype and don’t buy into every Internet marketing program or bit of information you find.
Study Top Bloggers
Find out who the top bloggers are and study what they do in order to make money blogging. Just remember one thing, no top blogger or Internet marketer will ever teach you their secrets on their blog.
They will charge you for their secrets, and then they still won’t teach you everything when you pay for the information. I’ve already figured this out the hard way.
There is a reason that bloggers won’t teach you the secrets right up front. I don’t want to get into that, but you will figure it out if you do enough homework up front.
I wrote about developing a business plan for your blog in a previous post, and I’m writing about a plan again, because building a plan is the most important part of making money blogging.
Do yourself the biggest favor of your life before you start a blogging business and create a detailed plan after you’ve done enough homework.
Your blogging career will be so much more rewarding if you can create that plan.
Here are a few items you will need to research and understand.
- Selecting a niche.
- Finding a domain name for your blog.
- What type of blog theme to use.
- How do you want your blog to look?
- Which blogging platform should you use?
- Learning and understanding Internet marketing.
- Know how to use social networking for marketing your blog.
- Know about all of the secret marketing avenues for driving traffic to your blog.
- How to monetize your blog.
- Affiliate marketing.
- How to register as an affiliate.
- Which affiliate products and services to market.
- Understanding the basics of html.
- Setting up an email autoresponder.
- Know how to build an email list.
- How to market to your email list.
- Which email company do you use to handle your list?
- Blog comment posting.
- Forum comment posting.
- Profile link building.
- Article marketing.
- Developing patience.
- Building back links to your blog through a variety of avenues.
- Setting up a PayPal account … and more.
These are only some of the processes it takes to build a blogging business and to make money blogging, and there are many details to all of these items above that you should know about.
If you take the time to learn as much as possible up front, your blogging journey will be much more rewarding.
If you have a plan in place for your blogging business, you’ll get to see your plan unfold as time progresses.
There is nothing more exciting than getting to see your plan unfold. This process keeps you motivated.
If you want succeed at blogging, create a detailed to plan after you’ve done enough homework to choke a horse.
Spend some time going through all of the posts here on my blog. Bookmark warriorforum.com and spend a lot of time on that forum learning about Internet marketing.
Register on the right sidebar of my blog and get my free blogging ebook to learn more details about making money blogging.
Get all of the free information you can before you start spending money.
Just remember one thing… you can make money blogging when you have a plan.