Ha!…That headline. Notice the quotation marks, I really wish there were truly a universal sarcasm font that could be used. It’s a suggestion that you will see all over your search engine results when you google blogging. Everybody has a course with a quick fix and how you can make six figures in a month working four hours a day.
While there are many courses that are very very helpful, I’m not knocking that at all, there’s work you have to put in. A lot of these courses do benefit you in that they tell you of their failures and how to avoid them saving you a lot of experimenting and time. I think though that a lot of people fail at blogging because they go in with the expectation that there’s nothing really to do. Once you’ve got a foundation and a couple years behind you then you might be at the point where you are working from home and have 4 hour days. Talk to successful bloggers and you’ll see they had to work hard, sometimes felt like a total failure but pushed through anyway to get to where they are.
My point is, it’s going to feel difficult at first. Doesn’t most things worth doing feel that way at some point? If they didn’t everyone and their grandma would be doing it. Don’t be discouraged, be persistent. There are Facebook blogger groups and many great courses to help you find your footing and let you know they’ve been there before. Just be leery of any that promise little work and instant success.
Are there any courses you’ve taken that have helped? What would you recommend?
I really liked Suzi Whitman’s Blog by Number, I found it to be easy to follow and very helpful. I’ve heard great things about Ruth Soukup’s Elite Blogger Academy and have gotten some helpful free downloads from it but haven’t actually taken the course yet.