My name is Emanuel and I'm a 28 years old dreamer, I joined this community in hope of getting some guidance.
I have a primary source of income that is not related to online services and generates a good income (at least it did before the pandemic).
I've always had the "make money online" itch, even made around 70$ from Youtube a few years ago but for some reason dropped the idea of continuing.
I'm in no way expecting to become rich overnight, was educated on that subject after seeing several friends and family members fall victim to pyramid schemes with this exact promise.
So, let me get straight to the point, since I've been having some free time ever since the pandemic blew up, I started reading a few blogs around March and stumbled upon the idea of creating my own, before doing some search, I thought blogging was a heavy coding task only meant to be enjoyed by a selected few bright minds.
Fast forward to May, by this time "armed" with a little knowledge of a thing or two about WordPress and Elementor, I decided to hop in and created my own blog, ever since I took this step I've been feeling overwhelmed by everything blogging involves.
I'm somewhat a perfectionist, starting with the website design, took me an insane amount of time to reach an "OKish to my eyes" design, I've been working alone on this project and so far I have 3 articles published, It was a pain to find images that I could use on those as well.
I started with the idea of targeting the gaming niche but later changed my mind to personal finance niche.
Now, I've been searching for some SEO tips and opted to try Ahrefs for 7 days yesterday, I quickly noticed another major mistake I made, the 3 articles present on my blog are targeting impossible keywords to rank for and they're about what every other blogger has written so far, I'll try to target a narrower audience in the next ones.
The idea is to get an outside point of view on what I've been doing, right now I'm lost and I'm finding it impossible to focus on one thing at a time.
I need some of your experience to slap me in the face, don't want to find out that I don't have any organic search traffic because of bad SEO practice after publishing 40 articles.
My first goal is to grow website visitors which at the moment are 0, I couldn't care less about affiliate marketing or any other income streams in this early stage, I'll tackle those once I have the wheel spinning and a grasp of what I'm doing.
Should I stop worrying about everything else and just focus on creating content, is this "wait and see if it works" the only way to go?
Are the keywords on Ahrefs a reliable source to create content around?
What was your priority when you first started, what did you do to get first visitors and grow those to a massive audience?
I'll be grateful for any piece of advice coming from you, thanks in advance!