There will be plenty of challenges we encounter as bloggers, but you don’t have to win them all. There is a couple main things we need to be a blogger. A computer, platform, domain, niche, social media, plan, and a goal. Super easy, not even the hard part. Most of us already have what’s listed, just might not have everything to consider yourself as a blogger quite yet. The easy part is that you may already have a social media acct, and depending on what platform you are using it might be free to start, which is more dope. The hard part is gaining audience, and striving to keep going. Sometimes not having any visitors or reaching a certain amount of audience makes things mad hard. Why? because we are still trying to figure it out. Here are six challenges we encounter as bloggers.
- CRAZY HOURS
The majority of your readers will be global. You will get readers from all over that live in different time zones.
It’s 3 am home? Well it can be 3 pm some where else. Therefore you don’t have set hours as a blogger. That’s the lovely part about it. You can sleep in, reply to emails when you feel like it, and also be able to work when you travel. Those crazy hours you are up, don’t think it’s the wrong thing because it’s not. It actually might be good to have crazy hours especially for those who suffer from insomnia or just enjoy being up late.
- RISK OF FAILURE
Yes failing will happen, I said this multiple times, but i am definitely going to repeat it again lol. If you can’t take failure then being your own boss will definitely not work for you.
- BROKE OR LOW ON MONEY
Sometimes blogging cost, like when you have to pay for a domain or pay to monetize your platform, most platforms is yearly and under $100 which isn’t to bad. A lot of people think once they start blogging they immediately start making money and that should never be a thought at all. It takes time. Be patient. If writing, blogging, and being a boss is your goal then patience should be the key. We all need to understand we have to spend money to make money. Investing into your business and investing into your time is important. The good thing is when you are broke or just extremely low, bloggers get gifted items and other times they’re paid to wear or try out different brands for free. Also, bloggers are able to make money bringing in customers to there companies as well.
- DEALING WITH OTHER OPINIONS
When you are a blogger you have to realize you are stepping into a world with a possible of million different readers. The way you carry yourself will speak a lot on its own. You have to make sure you have self respect, authentic, and remain being yourself. You have to talk about your blog as if it’s very important to you. The more you talk down on your brand the more you will lose your audience. You have to make sure that your passionate about what you do and want to help others to be the same. Represent your brand with integrity and dominance. Be confident in your goals, and dreams.
- REFLECTION, REFLECTION
Lets be realistic. You have to be one BAD ASS. Not literally bad in a evil way, I mean far as “knowing what you are talking about” at all TIMES. You are a REFLECTION of yourself. Make sure when you write your blogs, you go back and look through everything you written. Do it sounds promising? Do it sounds authentic? Do it looks like you know what you are talking about? Those are the questions you need to ask yourself. Don’t be in the rush to publish a blog post that doesn’t even make sense or will confused your audience. You want as many visitors you can get. Why? because that’s one of the ways you make your money, DUH! Don’t cheat yourself at all. Your confidence is what keeps you going. Look in the mirror and compliment yourself, it’s nothing wrong practicing self love even if you have it already.
- KNOW YOUR WORTH
Please know your worth. Don’t let the
negative out beat your positive. For an example, If you get offered a good opportunity, but the opportunity isn’t paying you anything. “EXAMPLE QUESTIONS”
Why this opportunity non-paid? What are the good deeds i’ll get if i do take this opportunity?
Make sure you think your choices through. Don’t settle for what you feel isn’t worth settling for.
That pretty much sums up this blog! If you read it all the way to the end, you must have found this post helpful in away “I hope.”
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