This has been a quest of mine for many years. Blogging is something that can make you very rich, if you do it right, but can also be a huge waste of time if you do it wrong. Finding that “right” way is what everybody is after. The fact is, blogging is easy, it just requires you to actually do it.
I have several blogs that I have started and some have grown big and others didn’t. Because I am one of those people that are not very patient, I would stop blogging because it is not an instant money-maker and becomes a low priority in my daily to-do list, and this is how it breaks the cycle and makes a good blog fail. Other blogs that grew, I ruined by testing shady SEO on and so I lost them that way. Even so, I have learned a lot of what not to do.
Bloggers that stuck with it and were diligent with their blog, have reaped their rewards and many are now living very well off blogging 2 hours a day and playing the rest of the time. This is where you can get if you stick to it too.
I am preaching to the choir here and also to my self. Writing this post on my blog (http://ValikRudd.com) that has been sitting here for years, waiting for me to start, is finally the beginning of my own blogging success. Here in this post, I will commit to blogging every day and sharing my knowledge about blogging with you, walking you step-by-step through building a successful, money-making blog.
Why should you listen to me? Even though I am not a filthy rich blogger at this point, I have read everything there is to do with blogging and driving traffic to a blog, building a readership and making money from it (twice). I have spent the last 5 years researching and studying blogging business models and testing various things. I also have a few blogs that make a small income for me monthly. So believe me when I can say with confidence that I know HOW to do it, the problem is that I have not had the time nor patience to actually see it through. With this post, it all changes. This commitment is worth the time and effort and I am about to start it today. I challenge my self as well as you to take this on.
Do this with me as I build my blog, follow the steps I present and stick to it and I am sure you will see awesome results. You keep me going by expecting new posts and asking questions in the comments, and I will share everything I know here on this blog.
If you have any questions, please write them in the comments and I will do my best to answer as promptly as I can.