Now, I am an author of Ebooks at Amazon, Writer of Medium, LinkedIn and Quora, Pro Blogger, SEO Expert, Content Marketer.
Blog related topics, I am one of the top-ten answers viewers on Quora. Now I’m a storyteller writer.
12 years ago, I got started blogging. My niche was ‘Freelance Bangladesh’ and the blog URL was http://freelancebangladesh.com/ and the name was freelance training in Bangladesh.
The site died two years later. I couldn’t get access to stand out the online market. I failed at blogging. So I am a failed blogger.
Why did I get failed then? Now people are failures in those ways I failed 12 years ago. There is no recovery from failures. If I tell people why I failed. Shall people follow that?
I don’t care whether people follow. I will tell people. How many mistakes did I make?
I didn’t train or complete a course on blogging. I searched for blogging a long time to learn. And I thought I became a pro blogger.
I learned everything but knew nothing. Those were ideas, but not skills. I couldn’t catch the blogging workflow, full business steps or I didn’t know the required skills or obstacles and hassles of blogging.
I found a pro blogging in our country. He was huge demanded. Students waited to talk to him. When he talked to students, we understood it was not a matter to earn money online.
The first learning lesson he gave me was blog comments. Use common words everywhere you can use it. For instance, “The post is helpful. I bookmarked it. I share it with my community. Thank you for sharing the valuable post.”
He gave me a keyword as ‘payday loan’. The mentor said to me, “Come tomorrow with 100 live comment URL in an excel sheet.” The live comment URL is tough. I had completed 250 comments to get 100 lives.
He checked a few URLs that were live. He uploaded the excel sheet to his buyer and ask for payment. Within a short time payment got released.
I became excited. Was this blogging, nothing difficult for me? The mentor appreciated me to become a success in blogging. My course was on blogging there.
I can understand now, he learned more than me, he was a freelancer, collects work from freelance sites and distributes them to his students as a daily practice. He was cunning people. He could manage students. So, he was not a blogger.
The mentor who never can make a persistent income stream from blogging can’t be a blogging mentor. He can’t show the full blogging steps to his students.
Where were my mistakes? I didn’t understand the blogging workflow.
- I should have the professional skill of my selected niche.
- And I write blog posts to educate my niche audience.
- Niche’s audience becomes a pleasure with my solution and keeps trust in my skill.
- Thus, an audience will grow that are adoring fans and dedicated followers.
- My blog traffic and sales come from my audience.
So, I can earn from blogging when I prove my skills to my audience and they follow me with trust.
To make people my followers to show my skills is a very tough job. Can you imagine why and when people follow you? How much time does it need? How many efforts do you need to put?
The above 5 steps if you can follow step by step and one after one, then you can reach the destination. Otherwise, you go nowhere.
That was my mistakes I found it so late. But mistakes and failing is a part of success. So, I still now in blogging.
How did I recover my mistakes and failing loss in the next blog?
- I blog to live, but not to be rich.
- To improve my skill, I read 300 articles on my selected niche topics.
- I write posts for my niche audience to prove skill within a year.
- After a year, I build my niche audience.
- I earn money unevenly. I wait another year to make a persistent income stream.
Jon Morrow said, “I wait 3 years to get the audience engagement.” Now, we are interested to earn money within 3 months. How can we become a success in blogging?
People blog to be rich faster. This is the main reason to fail. Do you know how many skills you need to blog?
- Writing skill
- SEO and Algorithm
- Niche and Audience
- Build a loyal audience.
- Research the niche and become an expert.
- Research the niche audience and Discover their urgent need.
- Learn WordPress and WP Theme.
- Email Marketing
- Mastering social media
Can you imagine, how many skills you need to blog? People blog to be rich faster. This is the main reason to fail.
In my life, I have seen it. The mistakes make me a professional. The failure shows me the right path. So I am a pleasure now.
I can trace the mistakes, so late, when I get failed.