It’s been a while since I blogged about blogging and today I have a very special post about 5 blogging lies to stop believing. I believed these lies for a long time and I think it slowed me down a lot! If you’re a new(er) blogger this post will share some new blogging tips, blogging ideas and inspiration to help you stay motivated to create the content you want to exist in this world.
Now, a little disclaimer here: I’m not saying the things on this list don’t work, what I am saying is that there are alternative ways to do things if you just focus on 1) what matters to you and 2) what you enjoy doing.
About Me Me Me
Now here’s a bit about me and my blogging background:
- I started my blog Beauty Bites 4 years ago, when I was still living in Germany, then when I started making some money online I moved south to live close to the beach
- Growth was pretty slow in the first 2 years, mainly because I didn’t use social media a lot and I ignored SEO as if it’s a guy I really liked in high school (you know when you’re trying to act like you don’t care)
- over the last 2 years I have seen consistent growth and been making money blogging
- I’ve also helped my sister and my dad grow their two blogs as well in 2019 and this year, I’m working on this blog that my sister started late last year
5 Blogging Lies To Stop Believing
1. THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING IS BY SELLING COURSES
When you’re just starting out, especially in 2020 it seems like the blogging process is this:
- Take a course to learn how to blog to not mess things up and look like an unprofessional loser
- Make a course to teach others how to blog (or to do something else) in order to make money
Here’s what’s wrong with this approach in my humble opinion:
- 1st: It’s okay to look like a newbie when you’re doing something for the 1st time. You’re a beginner and you should be proud of the fact that you’ve even started and are doing something. In fact, it’s good. I don’t know where I’ve heard it, but if your blog launches when it’s perfect – you’ve waited too long.
- 2nd: Where is the part of actually blogging? Where you connect with people and share information that is valuable for free? Insight, that people who cannot afford a course can actually use. That’s the idea of blogging after all. At least for me.
If the end game is creating a course, so you can sell it, why not just create the course and upload it to a platform like Udemy or Skillshare? That would be easier and would take less time. You can also create a Youtube channel or an Instagram account to find new clients. You don’t have to go through the whole process of creating a website, content for that website and then maintaining it.[Read More…] about 5 Blogging Lies To Stop Believing in 2020