I often hear people saying that 9 to 5 job sucks. And they think of starting a blog.
It is true; pro bloggers earn millions of $$ from their blogs.
But their journey from a newbie to a pro was never a cake walk.
They too suffered the challenges that probably you are also now facing as a newbie blogger, or you may face once you decide to be a blogger.
But believe me, success is sweeter when you struggle to get it.
But, however, to make your journey to be a successful blogger, I would like to make you aware of the day to day challenges that you fight face as a struggling blogger.
Hope this article will help you to gain some experience theoretically.
Let’s check it out
Time Is Money
To become a successful blogger, you need to spend a good amount of time daily on it. Do you think you will comfortable doing it daily? Most bloggers start working from home.
So, do you think you will stay enough motivated for long to keep on doing hard work day-in and day-out sitting at home?
Moreover, if you think you don’t have enough time, then you should never try to start this venture.
you need to do Keyword Research
Doing proper keyword research that will increase your organic search is no doubt too important, but it needs too much patience.
Writing blog without proper keyword is like playing darts with closed eyes. You can’t predict which target you will hit. So you need a proper strategy regarding keywords before you write a post.
you need to work hard for Promotion
Every product needs promotion to reach its customers. Even big consumer brands like L’Oréal, Samsung use promotional activities to reach to the targeted customers.
Similarly, when you are starting your blog, no people will know about it. So you need to work hard on promoting it. Word of mouth, social sharing, and other promotional ways will keep you much busy throughout the day apart from doing other functions in blogging.
Are you ready to accept this hard work?
Study! Study! Study!
If you want to sustain in the blogging field, then you should have a learning attitude all the time. Blogging involves so many terms, so many new updates by Google frequently and other factors that you can’t even miss to learn.
A bit of technical know-how required if not more
It was long back when the bloggers needed to know how to set up a blog and design a site. But with the development of WordPress and so many plugins, it has become just a cakewalk.
But honestly speaking, if you don’t put any personal touch and feel to your site if you don’t make it look cool, then you will never be able to impress your visitors.
So, for doing this minimal thing, you need to know at least a small knowledge of coding. And yes, this is time-consuming.
Are you ready for it?
finding a perfect Niche
Finding a perfect niche is a very tough job.
Once you will think of following the niche that is your passion for writing blogs, again, you will be allured to write about something that brought money for other bloggers.
Can you win the conflict between your interest and the interest of people?
producing quality content consistently sucks
Producing quality content for the first few months may be interesting, but trust me, after several months it becomes too difficult to come out with a fresh idea and unique content consistently.
But you can’t help it.
You have to keep on going with consistency.
Ready for the challenge?
Would you like to be a lonely seller on this world wide web?
Of course NO.
But in the initial days, the situation will be too frustrating for you won’t be able to get good traffic. Most bloggers fail during this period as they lack motivation and stop working.
Can you fight back to your demotivation?
For a 9 to 5 job goer's life is much predictable, much secured compared to the life of the bloggers.
The job goers can have a cup of coffee in the morning and predict and plan the day ahead. And at the end of the month, they get a salary, whatever it is.
But for the bloggers?
A single update from Google can change their life. They may reach the summit or fall badly.
A job goer has fixed office hours, but a blogger doesn’t.
But on the contrary, if you become a pro blogger, you can earn to your heart’s content.
You can be your own boss. You can spend a good time with your family. You can go for vacation whenever and wherever you want, just need to carry your laptop.
Both lives have their own perks and drawbacks. It's up to you, which field you can work better. It’s the love and passion that will help you to stay in your professional field forever without being sucked up.
But never decide your path by seeing others.
Listen to your soul.
You are the best to judge yourself.
So, which life do you think is better for you?