Blog Migraine, Should I Give Up?

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3 days back, out of really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck, I decided to give my heart and soul into setting up a blog.

No cash, so I used free blogger.

So, I wrote my first article.
Then 2 more in 24 hours.
I got 81 views in 24 hours.

So, I said I sucked at this.

I wrote 3 more articles and got another 81 views.
On the 3rd day, I wrote 4 articles and got 114 views.

Today I wrote 3 more articles and have 93 views till now.
So totally in 4 days, I got 369 views.

As you can see, the views I have got are pathetic.

How can I earn from this?

People get thousands and millions of views.

I guess I am a failure.

Plus, I have got a migraine dong this, as I cannot get any traffic.

Should I give up?
Please advise, it will really be appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
#blog #give #migraine
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Ric,

    The problem is your mindset. The solution is to face your fears in order to see blogging as a fun way to patiently help people, to profit over the long term, versus being a quick and easy way to make money.

    Right now, if your fear, deep fears of poverty and scarcity sit. This is why you wrote:

    "really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck"

    Until you face, feel and release deep poverty fears, literally, virtually everything you see and do in life will be framed as:

    "really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck"

    You will struggle to make money with every venture not because of:

    - what you do
    - the strategies you use

    but because of how your mind thinks, feels and acts.

    Plus, with your current mindset, you will think upside down and actually reject money-making advice to accept money-losing advice. For example, I would advise you to spend 4-6 hours writing an SEO-optimized, 1500 word blog post to drive targeted traffic but if your mind seems filled with fear it ignores this advice because:

    - it would lead to slow, steady success
    - it would lead to slow, steady profits

    The reason? Fear in your mind says that 5 hours is too long of a time to publish 1 post. This is the common self-sabotage that most bloggers engage in before they quit. They only do what fails *now and forever* because their scared minds reject what succeeds over the long haul.

    Consider training your mind, now. Then, get back to blogging in a few days with a slightly fresh, relaxed, abundant perspective.

    In the meantime, if you really need money now to survive get a job or ask for a loan.

    Blogging is a long term business model not a short term money solution. Train your mind to see this and you will get the money you need through different channels while approaching blogging patiently, persistently and generously, in terms of your mindset and level of service.

    Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi Ric,

      The problem is your mindset. The solution is to face your fears in order to see blogging as a fun way to patiently help people, to profit over the long term, versus being a quick and easy way to make money.

      Right now, if your fear, deep fears of poverty and scarcity sit. This is why you wrote:

      "really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck"

      Until you face, feel and release deep poverty fears, literally, virtually everything you see and do in life will be framed as:

      "really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck"

      You will struggle to make money with every venture not because of:

      - what you do
      - the strategies you use

      but because of how your mind thinks, feels and acts.

      Plus, with your current mindset, you will think upside down and actually reject money-making advice to accept money-losing advice. For example, I would advise you to spend 4-6 hours writing an SEO-optimized, 1500 word blog post to drive targeted traffic but if your mind seems filled with fear it ignores this advice because:

      - it would lead to slow, steady success
      - it would lead to slow, steady profits

      The reason? Fear in your mind says that 5 hours is too long of a time to publish 1 post. This is the common self-sabotage that most bloggers engage in before they quit. They only do what fails *now and forever* because their scared minds reject what succeeds over the long haul.

      Consider training your mind, now. Then, get back to blogging in a few days with a slightly fresh, relaxed, abundant perspective.

      In the meantime, if you really need money now to survive get a job or ask for a loan.

      Blogging is a long term business model not a short term money solution. Train your mind to see this and you will get the money you need through different channels while approaching blogging patiently, persistently and generously, in terms of your mindset and level of service.

      Ryan
      Hi Ryan.
      Thanks a zillion for the long and elaborate response.
      Really appreciate the time and trouble you took to reply and give me advice.
      Your replies are always very nice.
      You had replied to me some time back when I had left a comment to your comment on the blog of Adrienne Smith.
      Remember her? She was very nice and she used to get thousands of blog comments each month.
      Why did she shut down? Do you know?
      I don't take loans, I can't repay them.
      I do have a job, I write content for blogs of people - working from home.
      Work is hard to get.
      But it is what it is!
      Thanks Ryan.
      You are a great guy!
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    13 articles
    369 views
    3 days


    And you want to give up?


    Hard for me to believe anyone expects success and money in 3 days. Perhaps rethink your time frame expectations and set realistic goals for 3 months, 6 months, one year.....
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      13 articles
      369 views
      3 days


      And you want to give up?


      Hard for me to believe anyone expects success and money in 3 days. Perhaps rethink your time frame expectations and set realistic goals for 3 months, 6 months, one year.....
      You are 100% right!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
        Originally Posted by WriterRic View Post

        You are 100% right!
        Blogging is a long game unless you are doing something like game reviews, product reviews, possibly with free trial signups as the offer the lead sees but you get paid by the creator for getting that signup... AND ... you need traffic (eyeballs) from somewhere * today *. I doubt you are getting any eyeballs. I used to know where to get the free signup affiliate offers, but that marketplace shut down a few years back and I haven't bothered to look since.

        I have a blog I've been taking care of like a gardener since 2014. Just last week I got a client from it. They saw a Quora article, that linked to my blog, and they contacted me because the buy link for an hour of consultation happened to be broken on that particular page (it was a 2015 article and I hadn't looked at it in years, whadya want from me? ). And that is a rarity because frankly there isn't much organic traffic. Most of the people who look and buy are sent there by me in conversation... or they click over from a post on social media.

        Could I pay for traffic? I could. But my strength is in relationships. I don't do the "1000 viewers to 1 buyer" thing...it's closer to 1:1 or 4:1. Every week someone does the SEO snoop of my sites, looking for the magic bullet to traffic that I must have after 11 years in the online marketing field and 8 with the blog. And it just isn't there. I laugh because it's the power of my personal relationships, the fact that I can call up the Air Force Research Lab in New Mexico and the desk officer and I know each other by name so getting on the Director's calendar is no big deal. And you can't duplicate that.

        I say this to guide you in better managing your expectations.

        I will reproduce a recent Quora answer and FB post here, where I was asked how to sell courses online. The principles apply to blogging (you have an affiliate offer instead of your own course as the offer).

        Q: "I have #courses & software to sell, but I don't know how to sell it online. How do I do it?"

        My Answer: "[A2A] The dream has been sold to many people: create a course about what you know, and you'll make money!

        A lie.

        Every business--McDonald's, Home Depot, that chicken street vendor you pass by every day--every one of them needs two things: Traffic and Conversion.

        Your course is Fulfillment. That's fulfilling your promise to the buyer.

        But you need Traffic: eyeballs on your offer.

        And you need Conversion: a way of turning some of those eyeballs into buyers.

        This is why people host courses on platforms like Udemy, Great Courses, Skillshare and the like. Those platforms have eyeballs--people looking for answers to their questions and how to learn a skill or be creative.

        Conversion can be done in different ways. A sales letter... a video sales letter... a phone call with a live salesperson... other ways. But you need one way at least. The platforms above give you a conversion method along with the traffic.

        There are other platforms to host courses, like Thinkific, Kajabi and the like. Those don't give you Traffic. They'll help you with Conversion, but not guide any eyeballs to your offer. You'll need to generate Traffic if you use one of those.

        Same for software: you need a Traffic source to get eyeballs and a Conversion tool to sell it. Review sites like G2 can help but I wouldn't rely entirely on that source.

        Eventually if you want to grow you'll have to learn (or pay for an expert on) how to use paid Traffic. That's lead generation through YouTube, Facebook, or another platform that lets you advertise to hopefully targeted people.

        The lie has been sold that "anyone" can sell their knowledge, and that it's "easy" to have a course and make money with it. Not the case.

        Start learning about Traffic and Conversion if you want to progress.

        Here's a hint, from being a money-making online seller for myself and others since 2011: Every business needs four systems. These fit under the Traffic and Conversion umbrella.
        1. Lead generation -- where are those (hopefully targeted) eyeballs coming from?
        2. Qualification -- how will you filter good leads from those who aren't a fit?
        3. Closing -- what way will you show qualified leads the offer, and turn some into buyers?
        4. Fulfillment -- how will you deliver the result you promised?

        Smart business owners write down and start improving on these four systems. Some business concepts are simple to do this with, eg. McDonald's. Their systems:

        1. Leadgen: radio, TV, print, online advertising.

        2. Qualification: thank goodness, it is easy for the lead to figure out themselves whether they are hungry or not.

        3. Closing: lead comes into the store or drive through and orders the food.

        4. Fulfillment: store gives the customer the food, hopefully after a not long time period, and before the drive through buzzer starts going off because the staff have taken too long.

        Some concepts are more challenging, eg. boutique IT firm that programs custom database-driven software for colleges to manage student records (a thing I actually sold). Systems:

        1. Leadgen: white papers & SEO, outreach, networking in like-minded groups

        2. Qualification: booking time to speak with college administrators, finding out more about their situation, and helping the leads calculate the large ROI in having a secure means of solving this problem.

        3. Closing: further sales discussions to uncover pain, develop customized requirements, and agreement on price. Completion of the sales order and receipt of payment.

        4. Fulfillment: a 90-day project where the programmers architect the solution with tilt-up software, build it up and customize it as agreed upon. At conclusion, customer happily takes ownership of the solution.

        These are basic outlines but some brains need to be put into the process of figuring these things out. You cannot expect to magically make money just because you have invented something [or started a blog 3 days ago]. The marketplace has to confirm for you a) there is a problem you can fix that they will pay money to solve, and b) they can find you and have a means to buy and receive delivery of your solution."

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        Thus endeth the lesson.

        Traffic ... and Conversion. You need both.

        Maybe you could gather fans of whatever topic you're blogging about in a FB group, then link them over to your blog for the reviews/offers. That takes time, too.

        Even I couldn't make sales from a blog I started 3 days ago. It would be a fluke if I did. Instead I would look for a good traffic source (which 10 years ago this blog was--there were far more participants here and North American & European so they had some money despite being in a low value marketplace where "$27" was "a lot of money"), write a sales letter, put it in my signature and then go answer questions demonstrating I knew what the hell I was talking about. People would hop over and some would buy. I know because that is what I did in 2011 with a $10 offer.

        I remember my first sale, December 2011, a Friday night. Buyer was from Australia. I'd sold many things in person or over the phone for hundreds of thousands and even over a million dollars (power generation equipment)...but the fact that someone would send money over the internet to someone they'd never met was a limiting belief I was relieved to have the evidence to get over.

        Just because I haven't worked SEO well doesn't mean you can't--I'm a Conversion guy not a Traffic guy so it's not my strength--but I do know from 10+ years of agency work and hiring leadgen pros that SEO takes a long time. 6 months, a year, to get going. Not 3 days.

        I recommend you get a job that pays weekly or even daily--I've seen some fast food restaurants that pay daily. Depends on where you live of course but in my area it's at least $15/hr, $17-18+ and I've seen franchise fast food restaurants saying they pay daily. And when I go in, if there's more than the skeleton 2-3 people, they are happy the other bodies are there, even if those other people stand around a bit and don't seem to do much. It spreads out the stress from what I can see. Much faster and more certain way for you to make money right now. There's nothing bad about getting a job. Your self-esteem will feel better because you'll be contributing to something, even if it's not a career. I know you're in India and the job situation must be different from the US.
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        • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
          Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

          I say this to guide you in better managing your expectations.
          I know you're in India and the job situation must be different from the US.
          Hi Jason.
          Thanks for these valuable insights and guidance you have given me.
          Will keep all in mind going forward with my blog.
          Best wishes and regards.
          Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by WriterRic View Post

    So totally in 4 days, I got 369 views.
    Pathetic is 0 views after 1 year - AWESOME is 369 views in 4 days.

    You projected "views" for the month is 3000? and you have a headache?

    If you write ONE article per day for the next 26 days... should throw you over the 10,000 views in a month category.

    Like Jason said...its a long game and your 4 days in... just keep writing - just ONE a day ( for the next 361 days ) dont burn yourself out.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Pathetic is 0 views after 1 year - AWESOME is 369 views in 4 days.

      You projected "views" for the month is 3000? and you have a headache?

      If you write ONE article per day for the next 26 days... should throw you over the 10,000 views in a month category.

      Like Jason said...its a long game and your 4 days in... just keep writing - just ONE a day ( for the next 361 days ) dont burn yourself out.
      Oh WOW!
      Seriously?
      AWESOME???
      Really??
      I am flattered!
      I hear of people getting 10,000 views per day and more -
      and I found that my views are pathetic compared to them.
      So, I said this, that I have a migraine - I still have it though!
      It is playing on my mind that I am getting such less views.
      But your answer brings me solace.
      If I write one article every day for 26 days, can I really get 10,000 views in a month?
      Is it possible?
      What if I wrote a minimum of 3 articles a day for 30 days?
      How much traffic can I expect?
      Your reply will really help me.
      Thanks a million, appreciate your response and your kind words of encouragement.
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author juank12
    Blogging is not a quick rich scheme, it needs patience and consistency. People who are getting millions of views have started blogging decades ago they are on this stage after a lot of patience and struggle. you should set some realistic goals for six months or one year and follow to achieve that goals, you will definitely succeed, but be realistic.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by juank12 View Post

      Blogging is not a quick rich scheme, it needs patience and consistency. People who are getting millions of views have started blogging decades ago they are on this stage after a lot of patience and struggle. you should set some realistic goals for six months or one year and follow to achieve that goals, you will definitely succeed, but be realistic.
      Advice taken.
      Appreciate it.
      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    You know it's not easy getting 369 views in 4 days.



    Originally Posted by WriterRic View Post

    3 days back, out of really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck, I decided to give my heart and soul into setting up a blog.

    No cash, so I used free blogger.

    So, I wrote my first article.
    Then 2 more in 24 hours.
    I got 81 views in 24 hours.

    So, I said I sucked at this.

    I wrote 3 more articles and got another 81 views.
    On the 3rd day, I wrote 4 articles and got 114 views.

    Today I wrote 3 more articles and have 93 views till now.
    So totally in 4 days, I got 369 views.

    As you can see, the views I have got are pathetic.

    How can I earn from this?

    People get thousands and millions of views.

    I guess I am a failure.

    Plus, I have got a migraine dong this, as I cannot get any traffic.

    Should I give up?
    Please advise, it will really be appreciated.
    Thanks a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

      You know it's not easy getting 369 views in 4 days.
      Oh, I see.
      Thanks a lot for that.
      I need the encouragement.
      Really appreciate it.
      I thought that people get 10s of 1000s of views per day - and my views were comparatively pathetic.
      So my response.
      Thanks a lot for your encouragement.
      Really appreciate the time you have taken to write.
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author DreamBuilderAF
    Hello Ric,

    First of all, thank you for being so brave to share this. Many struggle with even admitting how they're feeling (believe me you're not alone!), so well done.

    It's clear you're open to being helped. That's great.

    As Ryan said yesterday, you need to make sure your head and your heart are in the right place.

    Like any worthwhile skill, it is essential you play the long game, be committed to blogging for months and years, not days and weeks. Your numbers, by the way, are not as bad as you make out. You're making a contribution and will be helping people, so congratulate yourself for that.

    DEFINITELY DO NOT GIVE UP!

    It's also worth checking out what other successful bloggers are doing, you can invest in some courses if you need help and it's great you're using this forum to ask for help (again, most are too proud to ask for help, they give up and miss out on sharing their talent.)

    What I would also say is pace yourself. You're trying to do too much at once.

    I write a personal blog every day (and use that content for Social Media posts on the usual places like Facebook/Instagram) but for my professional blog, I post once per week.

    Find a schedule you can stick to consistently. When people visit your blog they are looking for useful information they can implement, so if you post less often but consistently with valuable posts, they will keep coming back to you.

    You're already doing a great job having start, be steady and focus on your long-term goals.

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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by DreamBuilderAF View Post

      Hello Ric,
      First of all, thank you for being so brave to share this. Many struggle with even admitting how they're feeling (believe me you're not alone!), so well done.
      It's clear you're open to being helped. That's great.
      DEFINITELY DO NOT GIVE UP!

      Martin
      Thanks Martin.
      Really appreciate all the advice you have given me.
      As for buying courses, I am using free blogger as I can't afford WP.
      So, no money to buy anything.
      Thanks again.
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
    Day 5 and this is how my blog is faring...

    I am trying to share an image of a screenshot of the traffic stats for my blog, but am unable to do so.
    Can anyone please guide me how to?
    Or am I not allowed to?
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Screenshots don't always work here....at any rate 5 days in is still 'no time at all'. You need to be looking at your numbers by week or month...not by days.


    One thing you NEED TO DO - hold your cursor on your 'forum name' in the black toolbar and click on 'view classic' in the 'gold box'...that will allow you to easily quote and answer several people in one post instead of 'serial' posting.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Screenshots don't always work here....at any rate 5 days in is still 'no time at all'. You need to be looking at your numbers by week or month...not by days.


      One thing you NEED TO DO - hold your cursor on your 'forum name' in the black toolbar and click on 'view classic' in the 'gold box'...that will allow you to easily quote and answer several people in one post instead of 'serial' posting.
      Got it.
      Sorry for the inconvenience!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    No problem at all - the forum 'default' is the hard one to use....the 'classic' makes posting easier. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author KillerVirus
    Where are these "hits" coming from? It's unlikely you are receiving traffic from search engines with a new blog. Are you sharing posts on social media?

    "Hits" in and of themselves are meaningless. Are they real humans? Where do they come from, how long do they stay on your page?

    What are you using for analytics? I don't want to discourage you as you seem industrious but if you are depending on Blogger analytics you are not seeing an accurate picture.

    From my many years of experience I would guess most of your hits are from bots.

    You can use other analytics on Blogger. There are some that offer a free tier usually dependant on number of page views. I suggest you first get more accurate data.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by KillerVirus View Post

      Where are these "hits" coming from? It's unlikely you are receiving traffic from search engines with a new blog. Are you sharing posts on social media?

      "Hits" in and of themselves are meaningless. Are they real humans? Where do they come from, how long do they stay on your page?

      What are you using for analytics? I don't want to discourage you as you seem industrious but if you are depending on Blogger analytics you are not seeing an accurate picture.

      From my many years of experience I would guess most of your hits are from bots.

      You can use other analytics on Blogger. There are some that offer a free tier usually dependant on number of page views. I suggest you first get more accurate data.
      The perfect way to discourage newbies who are struggling!
      The OP coolly ASSumes the hits are from bots!
      Amazing response!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMark4
    Hey
    I don't think that success comes in 3 days or in a week. It takes alot of time and consistency. People having mllions of views has started with 50, 60 views but their determination make them millioner. So it needs hard work and consistency.
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  • Profile picture of the author KillerVirus
    "The perfect way to discourage newbies who are struggling!
    The OP coolly ASSumes the hits are from bots!
    Amazing response!"

    First of all, you are the OP (original poster), so you got that wrong.

    Second I state very clearly "I'm not trying to discourage you" because I'm not, so you got that wrong.

    So tell me where are your hits coming from.

    My response was based on experience. I've built hundreds of websites and have spent thousands of hours analyzing data collected.

    I used blogger back in 08-09 and know their analytics are notoriously inaccurate.

    But hey, I didn't try to fill you with "atta newbie" like others did, just give you accurate information that could serve you well should you choose.

    What a jerk I am!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The perfect way to discourage newbies who are struggling!


    No - just an opinion from another direction ...and there may be truth in it. The idea that a 4 DAY old blog gets hundreds of hits is unusual.

    How did these people find your site? Are you distributing your link - are you posting your articles or promoting (free) on social media?

    One google estimate is that 252,000 NEW websites are created every 24 hrs...so your results are either excellent and indicate you are 'on to something'....or may be a combination of bots/visitors.

    Keep doing what you are doing and keep us updated on how it goes. Members here WILL encourage you - but they will also point out possible problems and that can help more than rah rah

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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      How did these people find your site? Are you distributing your link - are you posting your articles or promoting (free) on social media?
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      Posting on FB, Linkedin and Twitter.
      I write an article and then immediately post it.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      One google estimate is that 252,000 NEW websites are created every 24 hrs...so your results are either excellent and indicate you are 'on to something'....or may be a combination of bots/visitors.[/SIZE]

      ]Keep doing what you are doing and keep us updated on how it goes. Members here WILL encourage you - but they will also point out possible problems and that can help more than rah rah

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      Hi Kay King.
      Trust all is well with you.
      Very sorry to disturb you.
      But I have a query.
      Can you please tell me...
      How do I know which are bots and which are real views to my blog?
      Thank you and regards
      Ric
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Keep doing what you are doing and keep us updated on how it goes.

      Hi Kay King.
      As you have said to keep you all updated on how it goes, I am sharing this.
      I had shared this a few minutes back, but a mod deleted it saying:
      "no links in posts - threads are not to be a daily 'journal'"
      So now I am puzzled as to how to share this.
      I am trying again and I hope the mods accept this post as I am only sharing it as you had said to keep you all updated.
      So, here goes once again...
      To date, this is where my hits are coming from:
      m facebook 150
      lm facebook 115
      google . com 28
      l facebook 9
      t co 7
      linkedin 5
      blogger . com 3
      com linkedin android 2
      in pinterest com 2
      Other 370
      All time views in 10 days: 961
      Hope this helps.
      Best wishes and regards
      Ric

      Sorry this data is an error, it was only for 7 days.
      Will collect the all time data and post it later.
      My apologies.
      Regards
      Ric

      Hi Kay King.
      This is data of 10 days.
      i.e. ever since I created the blog.
      m facebook 164
      lm facebook 125
      google . com 51
      l facebook com 12
      t co 11
      linkedin 9
      blogger com 3
      linkedin android 2
      in pinterest com 2
      Other 582
      All Time views in 10 days: 961
      Important NOTE: Hits have fallen as Facebok banned me from posting for a week.
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author KillerVirus
    That's great.

    I wii still urge you to get some third-party analytics on your blog so you have a more accurate picture of what's really going on.

    Accurate data is crucial!
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by KillerVirus View Post

      That's great.

      I wii still urge you to get some third-party analytics on your blog so you have a more accurate picture of what's really going on.

      Accurate data is crucial!
      See brother.
      I am struggling to survive.
      How do I do what you say without spending money?
      I don't have money for all this!
      Thanks for your advice.
      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    WriterRic -


    It is counter productive (for you) to post an issue/question and become angry with the first person that is skeptical or posts something you don't like.


    You are getting answers from people who have HAD many sites launched and had successful sites. Learn from them even when you don't like the answer.


    I've launched over 200 sites and not ONE has gotten that sort of traffic in 4 days....if it did I would probably 'assume' bots. As you are posting on social media (linking back to your site I assume) - that could be where the traffic comes from. If you had a domain and your own hosting you could see where the visits are coming from - I don't believe you have that option with free WP but I could be wrong about that.


    Regardless - you have visitors so you ARE 'getting the word out'....keep going!
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      WriterRic -


      It is counter productive (for you) to post an issue/question and become angry with the first person that is skeptical or posts something you don't like.
      I respect you and your words to me as you are very very senior here.
      And I will not say anything detrimental again.
      It is just that I felt that the person was demotivating me and thus my reaction.
      My sincere apologies.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by KillerVirus View Post

    That's great.

    I wii still urge you to get some third-party analytics on your blog so you have a more accurate picture of what's really going on.
    !
    Originally Posted by activation4key View Post

    That's fantastic.

    I will continue to advise you to install some third-party analytics on your site so you can get a better sense of what's actually happening.
    Hmmm sounds like an echo chamber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Maybe the message will resonate???
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
    Forgot to say,
    I am planning to post on Quora.
    But I have my reservations about it.
    Currently most of my traffic is from US and UK.
    And the rest from...
    France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and other parts of Europe.
    I am also getting traffic from India.
    I am against posting on Quora, as I will get more Indian traffic from there as I am from India.
    And I do not want Indian traffic as if I opt for CPM offers, I will not get a high conversion rate.
    But, still too early to think of CPM and the like.
    Just wanted you to know about Quora.
    I write under a Pen Name there and I have over 5 million views and 10,000 Plus followers on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      [quote=WriterRic;11716598]Forgot to say,
      I am planning to post on Quora.
      ...
      .
      I am against posting on Quora,

      Just wanted you to know about Quora.
      I write under a Pen Name there and I have over 5 million views and 10,000 Plus followers on it. "

      How can you plan on posting on Quora and then say you are against Quora? Then say you already write on Quora? You may want to clear your post up.
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      • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
        [quote=DWolfe;11716613]
        Originally Posted by WriterRic View Post

        Forgot to say,
        I am planning to post on Quora.
        ...
        .
        I am against posting on Quora,

        Just wanted you to know about Quora.
        I write under a Pen Name there and I have over 5 million views and 10,000 Plus followers on it. "

        How can you plan on posting on Quora and then say you are against Quora? Then say you already write on Quora? You may want to clear your post up.
        I said I plan to post on Quora for the new blog I have..
        To get traffic for it.
        Never said I am against Quora.
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Originally Posted by WriterRic View Post

    3 days back, out of really being desperate and not knowing how to earn a buck, I decided to give my heart and soul into setting up a blog.

    No cash, so I used free blogger.

    So, I wrote my first article.
    Then 2 more in 24 hours.
    I got 81 views in 24 hours.

    So, I said I sucked at this.

    I wrote 3 more articles and got another 81 views.
    On the 3rd day, I wrote 4 articles and got 114 views.

    Today I wrote 3 more articles and have 93 views till now.
    So totally in 4 days, I got 369 views.

    As you can see, the views I have got are pathetic.

    How can I earn from this?

    People get thousands and millions of views.

    I guess I am a failure.

    Plus, I have got a migraine dong this, as I cannot get any traffic.

    Should I give up?
    Please advise, it will really be appreciated.
    Thanks a lot.
    Before deciding to give up on blogging, you should first acknowledge the time and effort you've invested into the blog.

    In case you're wondering whether to give up or not, keep in mind that building a successful blog takes a lot of time. In fact, statistics show that a large percentage of users leave a website without returning.

    Therefore, building a list of subscribers is an essential step in growing your blog's audience. Aside from creating a list of potential readers, building an email list is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with those who might be interested in your blog.

    Pick a niche you can stick with. A profitable niche may be tempting, but once you've lost the initial motivation, you might find that you're not enjoying the content anymore.

    If you are new to blogging, try joining a business Facebook group. It doesn't hurt to seek advice from others who have already succeeded in building their business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    No you shouldn't give up .You are comparing yourself to others instead of learning from them .

    You need to create a balance and set a blogging schedule that you can stick to .The way that you are doing it now will exhaust you and burn you out .

    So instead of writing 3 -4 blog post per day spend some time repurposing that content and sharing it on different mediums. .

    So focus on content distribution i.e sharing it and more importantly providing valuable unique content .

    Lastly ,don't focus on making money right now but focus on connecting and building community .

    There are a different ways of connecting with your tribe so keep it simple but be creative .
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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    I think you should give it more time. Making is not a piece of cake, the hustle is real. Plus, you dont just get views on your blog from out of the blue you need to have certain practices in place to make sure you get to your audience. I am not sure if you've ever heard of SEO. Try learning that and you'll feel the difference yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
    1 week, 836 views.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellahjonnez
    I really believe for anyone to be successful online especially in blogging, you need to think long term, stay focused and be consistent.

    If you ask me, I will say you are doing just great with over 300 views in 4 days after 4 posts. That's s good beginning.

    Just keep going and give yourself a one year span to grow in the blogging business.

    Also, try to take aways the mindset of get rich quick or a million view over night.

    Rather, try to enjoy your writing and look for ways of adding value to people through your blog posts, that way, the view will increase and you will end up building an authority blog and not just another regular blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    How do I know which are bots and which are real views to my blog?

    I've never worried much about it myself - if you get good links from decent sites you will get traffic. Occasionally I would block a url found in my cpanel when it was unknown and sending a lot of 'short visit' traffic.


    It's not something to worry about right now in my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I've never worried much about it myself - if you get good links from decent sites you will get traffic. Occasionally I would block a url found in my cpanel when it was unknown and sending a lot of 'short visit' traffic.
      It's not something to worry about right now in my opinion.
      Thanks for taking the time to reply.
      Appreciate it.
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    Interesting. What for you means practically failure and almost makes you give up, would be for me the biggest success in 3 years of blogging lol.

    I think I've never had over 300 views on a post or even 200.

    (well one should say fair enough that blog traffic is not my main focus but still haha..)

    Just keep doing exactly what you are doing and follow what the honorable colleagues wrote you above already. Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by TobiMDD View Post

      Interesting. What for you means practically failure and almost makes you give up, would be for me the biggest success in 3 years of blogging lol.

      I think I've never had over 300 views on a post or even 200.

      (well one should say fair enough that blog traffic is not my main focus but still haha..)

      Just keep doing exactly what you are doing and follow what the honorable colleagues wrote you above already. Good Luck!
      Thanks.
      Appreciate your encouragement!
      Best wishes and regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Using the forum search is a good way to find previous threads here that have advice you need....a few discussions that might interest you:

    https://www.warriorforum.com/beginne...ting-blog.html (post #3 is a blogger who blogs for a living and it's a reality check)

    https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...d-methods.html

    https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...e-revenue.html

    https://www.warriorforum.com/war-roo...-schedule.html

    Each of the threads listed above have some expert advice in them that will help you.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Using the forum search is a good way to find previous threads here that have advice you need....a few discussions that might interest you:
      Each of the threads listed above have some expert advice in them that will help you.
      Thanks Kay King.
      Rest assured I will read all of them.
      Appreciate it.
      Best wishes and regards.
      PS: I posted the stats of 10 days for my blog.
      Did you see?
      Best wishes and regards.
      Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
    I have read numerous times that by writing unique content and posting that on social networks, the number of views starts to grow.
    Is this really so?
    'Coz for now, I am having a tough time getting views. And the number of views does not grow.
    Fact is, the day I don't post on social media, I get as good as ZERO views.
    So how does it work?
    How do blog hits start to grow?
    It is really depressing to keep writing unique SEO content day after day -
    Finding the right long tail KWs.
    Researching the topics.
    And then sharing and re-sharing on Social Media -
    And the hits just don't seem to grow.
    Can anyone please enlighten me?
    Will really appreciate it.
    Thanks and regards.
    Ric
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Can anyone please enlighten me?
    Beginning to think the answer may be 'no'. You have a 10 day old blog. You have BARELY started and you are complaining about the process that many bloggers use for months or years. You have been told by several members the results you are getting early on are excellent but you seem to ignore that. For most, such a high number of visitors on a brand new blog would be motivating and they would double down on their efforts.s Your expectations are too high at this stage of your blog.



    The threads listed above were for you to read through and learn from...one of the first posts is about time and patience (by RyanB)

    Other posts in those threads outline exact steps you can to take to build and promote your blog. You are posting on social media - but there are other steps recommended in those threads that you may not have tried yet.

    It does not matter how many times you ask the same questions - you have a NEW blog. If you are tired of working on it this quickly - blogging may not be what you want to do long term.

    The good news is if blogging is not your 'thing' you have not wasted much time on it. The bad news is if you want a successful blog you have a long way to go...that's how it works.
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    • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Beginning to think the answer may be 'no'. You have a 10 day old blog. You have BARELY started and you are complaining about the process that many bloggers use for months or years. You have been told by several members the results you are getting early on are excellent but you seem to ignore that. For most, such a high number of visitors on a brand new blog would be motivating and they would double down on their efforts.s Your expectations are too high at this stage of your blog.
      Sincere apologies.
      I did not mean to come across that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    My friend some people works for months and they dont have your views ,they have maybe 10 views per day and they still dont quit .If you want to quit in 3 days then this field its not for you ,its better to take a real job .Also when you choose seo as earning method them you choose the slow and steady way of income as seo its competitive amd takes so much time .I would advise you to combine traffic from forums ,fb groups ,social media etc and dont wait only for your blog income
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Not sure what you expect anyone to say. You've had a lot of advice about the blog you started (still less than one month ago)...and now you consider abandoning it to go back to a block you abandoned in the past.

      It doesn't make any sense. Why would you abandon a blog that is WORKING WELL for a new blog...that is really an old blog on the same free platform?

      Common sense is to build up both blogs if you have the time - if not enough time, stick with the one you started last month.
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  • Profile picture of the author digiupdates
    Hi Ric, You shouldn't stop writing blogs, in my opinion. Writing is a labor-intensive process*itself, and blogging adds a requirement to write on topics that are popular and in-demand. Additionally, you stop exhausting*yourself by writing three to four articles per day. The process of marketing takes time, so you should maintain your calm and be constant in your efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
    Hi Friends.
    I was searching for stuff on my PC and came across an old file of mine, which had the log in of an old blog of mine - which I had forgotten as I had not gotten views and stopped work on it.
    This was yesterday.
    I had started this blog on August 2021, but I gave up as I did not get views.
    This blog has only 5 posts on it.
    I decided to try an experiment and quickly wrote a post and posted it.
    This morning and now too, I am shocked to see the results.
    When I checked the stats this morning, the blog had got 203 views yesterday.
    Today, it has got 240 views so far - and I did not do any promotion for it.
    That single post that I wrote yesterday, has gotten me 315 views so far.
    Last month views (without posting and without any promotion): 642
    This month views (after posting 1 article and promotion): 873
    This month views (without posting and without any promotion): 558
    I am absolutely shocked!
    Also, this is again a free blogger blog.
    Just wanted to share this with you all.
    My dilemma: Go with the old blog or the new one?
    Please guide, will appreciate.

    Thanks.
    Ric
    PS: I tried to upload a pix for proof, but I am not able to.
    Can anyone suggest how to do this?
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterRic
    Hope someone can reply to my query I posted above.
    Will appreciate it.
    Thanks.
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