4 Things Nobody Tells You About Blogging

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A lot of people don't recognize and hardly understand the intricacies of blogging.

Some go as far as dismissing it as some kind of hobby, rather than recognizing it as the business it is. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 things nobody tells you about blogging.

Blogging is Not Some Get Rich Quick Scheme

It's nice to hear about blogs that charge thousands and hundreds of thousands for publicity or adverts of any kind. But what most people don't get is that blogging is hard and it takes a lot of time and patience to be read widely enough to get noticed by firms, corporations and companies for publicity and advertisements. Most of the widely read blogs today took months, even years of consistent and tireless effort to get to where they are today and have the kind of recognition they have. Blogging is hardly a get rich quick scheme.

Blogging is Not That Easy


There is a general belief that running a blog is what you do when you either don't have a job or don't have anything better to do. Many believe it's easy and requires little or no effort. That's inaccurate.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jade Evans
    Thanks for sharing. I'll read and research it. I want to write a blog and not know start how.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by olayinka00 View Post

    Some go as far as dismissing it as some kind of hobby, rather than recognizing it as the business it is.

    I've never considered blogging as a business. To me, it's a tool to engage a targeted audience. If you think making money is about simply posting to a blog over time, I think you will be sadly disappointed.

    As with most "real" businesses, the blog owner still needs to sell a product or service in exchange for money. He still needs to do marketing, conversion of traffic to buyers, and customer care and service. Even very heavily trafficked blogs that sell advertising space still need to have a business rather than just a blog platform.

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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      I've never considered blogging as a business. To me, it's a tool to engage a targeted audience. If you think making money is about simply posting to a blog over time, I think you will be sadly disappointed.

      As with most "real" businesses, the blog owner still needs to sell a product or service in exchange for money. He still needs to do marketing, conversion of traffic to buyers, and customer care and service. Even very heavily trafficked blogs that sell advertising space still need to have a business rather than just a blog platform.

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      Agreed.

      While some people have made a living off blogging I think the days of this are really shrinking. To me a blog is an add on to compliment another business.
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  • Profile picture of the author zorbee
    Thanks for sharing these useful tips for blogging...
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  • Profile picture of the author rhealy29
    Blogging is not a business. It is a tool. It may be the primary tool a business uses to generate revenue, but it's a tool nonetheless.

    I firmly believe that people who approach blogging as a business unto itself are walking into guaranteed disappointment.

    For instance, take a travel blogger who derives their sole income from their blog. Are they in the business of blogging? No. They're in the business of travel journalism. They could be writing for newspapers, magazines, travel guides, etc. The blog is simply a tool they use to generate revenue. If it's the only tool they're using, they're probably missing out.

    A person who wants to do the same and approaches the challenge as "I'm going to be a blogger" as opposed to "I'm going to be a freelance journalist/writer and a blog will be a tool I can use to bring in revenue" will lack direction and will probably get bored and give up when their "blogging business" doesn't provide immediate results.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I dig the vibe of this post.

    For me, as a full time, pro, established blogger with 9 years of experience (and many failures in between) when I saw blogging as a simple platform through which you offer help, receive help, and sometimes, charge for that help, blogging became easier.

    All blogging struggles I see out there are folks who do not follow their passion, who do not stay on topic, and most of all, folks who do not committ 100% to creating and connecting over the course of 6 months to 1, 2 or 5 years.

    The blog doesn't really make you money any more than a podium makes Tony Robbins money when he speaks. Both blogs and podiums are mediums of exchange, or platforms.

    Now....the *skills* of the blogger, including writing skills, connecting/befriending skills, and their skills learned, earned and applied in solving problems through monetizing channels, these elements are the money makers in blogging.

    Another thing: blogging gets easier and easier when you blog predominantly for fun, but most bloggers have no interest in fun. They want to manipulate people and circumstances and their blog to earn profits. Hence, their struggles, their refusal to learn a skill, and their adamant belief that blogging should be really hard for 2 or 3 years.

    You definitely gotta work, and bust your tail at times, and learn skills, and practice, but if you are doing these things traffic and money and features and interviews will flow to you.
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