In this post, I will take you through most of the common blogging myths you should not believe.
People preaching these myths have either both tried (and given up), or are planning on becoming bloggers but have no grounds in reality.
The fact remains that blogging is one of the best avenues to make money from the internet.
But blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You should not join blogging with the expectation that you will make millions of cash overnight.
For newbie bloggers with this mindset, blogging has remained an enigma.
Let’s unravel these myths one-by-one.
1. You make money every time people access your blog using their internet data
Many people have been told and believed a fake myth that you can make money from your blog while people use their internet data (MBs) to access it.
That the money people spend on Internet data is paid to the owner of the blog.
If that were the case, every blogger would be a billionaire. Don’t fall for that crap.
2. Traffic will come automatically once you post on your blog
This is completely not true. People around the world post millions of blogs every day so you can imagine your chances of standing out from the humongous crowd.
You will need to be strategic if you want to build your traffic whether organic, social, or referral traffic.
That way your content can be shared and easily marketed.
3. You have to be present on every social media platform
Before you start imagining the platforms you’re not present on, hold on for a second! Simply because there exist numerous social media platforms, it doesn’t mean that you have to be on each one of them.
There is Facebook, Instagram, twitter. Google+ and Pinterest
But the million-dollar question remains: What social media platforms will your Audience likely approach you from?
That can also coincide with the platform that you love using the most. Try using multiple platforms but also prioritize platforms that will drive traffic to your blog.
4. You must reply to every comment on your blog post
While it’s necessary to keep up with the comments and tweets from your blog readers, it can be exhausting when you have to reply to almost all of them.
It won’t rain if you do not reply a few of your followers or blog readers right away.
However, it’s important to let them know that you will address their complaints or take their queries when you have the time.
5. Write an article on any topic you want
While writing your article, you should put your blog niche topics as a priority.
You’re operating a business that targets a specific group of people with tastes and preferences. So if your products and services are not appealing to them, then there will be a gap between you and your customers.
Therefore, you must keep the interests of your blog readers/customers in mind while picking a topic for your blog.
Make use of keyword research tools to identify what your blog readers are specifically searching for and what topics attract more eyeballs.
6. Blogging is mostly about writing
While blogging, the written content is a must, but it doesn’t have to be the only thing. Blogging is more about educating your audience while keeping them engaged at the same time.
In other words, when you decide to publish a blog post, it’s your job to make it relevant and helpful to your blog readers as well as entertaining.
Apart from writing content, blogging involves blending your write-up with content such as music, pictures, and videos.
To make the story short, if you’re able to make people’s lives better with your write-ups, you’re on your way to successful blogging.
7. Blogging doesn’t consume time
Only those who have never tried blogging will believe such a fairy tale. When you get sober with your blogging journey, you will realize how much time you have to put in in order to succeed blogging.
You have to make thorough research on topics you plan to write about and in some cases, can take several days to put up pieces of content together if you’re to come up with superior quality content.
You have to review the analytics of your target audience in order to increase your possibility of lead conversions.
8. Blogging is past-time
Blogging was originally pursued as an online journal. But today, it has transformed into a platform for making a hefty amount of money from the comfort of your home.
So much has changed in the blogging world in the last decade and considering its growth and influence, don’t get surprised when it supersedes other platforms in terms of monetizing your skills.
Blogging is no longer for businesses alone, it’s something that can drive sales of any brand in a matter of days.
9. All your posts have to be very long
People who enjoy reading love good long-format stories. However, it’s not always the case, especially when dealing with a simple and plain topic that can be broken down into few paragraphs.
The in-depth content works best for organic traffic because it can be easy to include many popular keywords in the content.
But if you’re writing a post on a narrow topic, it will sound stretch and most likely boring.
10. Blogging doesn’t have an actual impact on your business
This may sound strange but businesses that blog generate more leads than those that don’t blog. A study conducted by Hubspot shows that companies that blog about 15 times or more, a month get five times more traffic than those that don’t.
That means if they increased their blogging activities from 5-9 times, their leads can even double.
Therefore you should be aware by now that if your company doesn’t blog, you might be losing a huge chunk of cash.
11. You must be a great writer in order to be successful
Running a blog doesn’t mean that you must write like Milasona. Everyone is born different with different ideologies.
You must have the desire and passion for creating informative and engaging content.
As long as you give your blog readers exactly what they are looking for, you’re going in the right direction.
12. Once you create a blog, all you need to post and make money from each visitor
Creating a blog and monetizing it are separate things. Therefore it’s not right to believe that once you create a blog, all you need is to start posting on it and each time someone visits it, money begins to flow into your bank account,
It’s completely false and impossible.
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