I agree with you that there are many blog posts, YouTube videos, eBooks, etc. out there on the internet talking about latest blogging tips, Money making hacks, etc.
But, did anyone anytime specified what one should NOT do before starting a blog?
I guess very few, right?
Not all the pro bloggers were top ones like they are now, they must also have faced loads and loads of failures.
Take me only as an example, I started with 3 blogs almost a year ago without proper knowledge.
And the same happened that was expected, I LITERALLY FAILED!
Then, slowly and steadily, started learning the thing. Actually, started experimenting things.
Finally, I did get success:”)
And I don’t want you to repeat the same mistakes just as I did.
That’s the reason I have mentioned “10 Mistakes You Should Avoid Before Starting a Blog” in detail below.
#1 Choose a niche that you are passionate enough to work
A successful blog recipe is
“Passion + Profitable niche”
And it doesn’t really mean that “insurance” niche is profitable so you will also jump into the lake of insurance niche.
Nah! Doesn’t really work out that well. In Fact, you are clearly wasting your time as in a day or two, you will lose interest because
- You don’t have enough knowledge about insurance
- You don’t have content ideas
- You can’t just bring your own terms
Just do little research, take approx. 48 hours to think what things you like, note all of them down in a paper and then start getting ideas.
You can think about your interest, hobbies, etc.
#2 Your blog name and mission doesn’t really matter
Blog name and mission statement aren’t any major properties of blogging.
In fact, one can really earn a damn good amount without them too.
Search for an extraordinary domain name, you will find tons of sites related to that name that failed badly.
Just like that, think of a mission statement and you will find dozens of blogs who failed.
Just make sure that your hard work goes in the right direction and you will get the success.
Because, all your content, all your blog posts will do rest of the talking for you.
#3 Don’t start your blogging journey with a “free blogging site”
There are tons of free blogging sites
And if you start with one of these sites, I seriously have a doubt about your future because it makes you a rookie blogger.
I can understand your feeling that “free” starting is better than investing in the same.
But do remember this, “the more you invest, the more return you get”.
#4 Don’t opt for Bad hosting pack
Basic ingredients for blogs are hosting and domain.
And by mistakenly, if you purchase a bad hosting plan, it can be very harmful to you.
Bad hosting plans clearly means
- Frequent downtimes
- Affects SEO
- Bad user Experience, etc.
#5: Don’t invest in crazy software’s that you are just going to use once
There are many newbies who buy tons and tons of themes, plugins, paid memberships, etc. that can be only once a use type.
One should really understand the need for these type of stuff as these are just eye-catching things.
The Internet is vast and you can easily find alternatives for free.
You just need to use the right term for it and you are good to go for the same.
#6: Invest in books of your interest
Blogging and book reading has an inverse relationship as the more you are into book reading, the better content you produce.
In Fact, if you love cooking or swimming, you can easily find out books related to that on amazon.com.
Moreover, it helps to increase your vocabulary and helps in perfecting your grammar.
Book reading is never a waste kind of investment as you are getting additional knowledge. Plus, you are being able to provide more knowledge to your readers.
#7: Differentiate your business and personal expenses
Not so early, but yea…
You will surely be confused between your business and personal expenses.
Highly recommendation would be to make different bank accounts and have a different type of debit/ credit card for each of them.
This way, you will easily be able to track your income as well as your expenses.
#8: Don’t forget to keep all your blogging expenses
Expenses are expenses, no matter what.
And if you misplace even one of them, it becomes hell lot of difficult to keep the records.
When I started blogging and made 2 successful sites, I ignored expenses of my third site and in the end, it was a great mess for me to set up everything again.
You don’t need any paid software or any kind of paid membership to complete this kind of work.
All you need to do is manage a spreadsheet from time to time. Note down each and everything, make copies and keep them safe.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Etc. can come very handy if used them correctly.
All you need to do is make accounts on these platforms and post on them regularly with engaging content and of course your brand image.
IFTTT can surely come in handy in doing all those tasks.
#10: Never Ever Give Up
Giving up is the last thing,
Actually one should not ever give up as the more you experiment, the more you learn.
And in doing so, you are just opening paths for yourself to success.
Giving up means you have just wasted your time and money by researching for blog ideas, setting up the whole blog, writing content for your readers.
It can either take 7 days or 7 months or maybe even 7 years to becomes successful as who knows, what happens tom
SO NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!!
That was a hefty article on 10 Mistakes You Should Avoid Before Starting a Blog.
Hope it helped you and provided you some knowledge. If any queries, just drop them in the comment box below and I will be happy to solve them