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Many people get into the blogging world because they think it will be fun or easy. And while it is tons of fun, it’s pretty far from easy, especially in the beginning. Which is typically when so many people quit blogging.
Starting a blog is the hardest part, I think. Most people quit blogging within 6-12 months. (Right before the income they were looking for comes in!)
So today, I will be going over 3 main reasons why people quit blogging so quickly and how to avoid these mistakes yourself!
Why Do So Many People Quit Blogging?
1. Focusing on the wrong things
Do not start a blog if you are here solely to make money. Odds are, you’ll get frustrated when you realize blogging is actually a lot harder than you thought. Making money online is not easy, so it shouldn’t be your driving force.
Or if by some miracle you do, you’ll sacrifice your happiness in the long run. And really, is a few bucks worth being unhappy?
You can be unhappy at a 9-5 and make a more consistent income then sweating for your every dollar, and missing paydays because you didn’t make sales with a blog you hate.
Of course, it’s totally okay if you want to eventually make money from your blog. When I started, that was a goal of mine as well. But don’t let it be the main goal. You should have some other sort of passion for blogging about your topic. Sharing your knowledge, a passion for teaching or writing- something!
Recommended: Why you should start a blog
How do you know you’re focused on the right things?
Create your “why.” Ask yourself, why did I start this blog? What’s my passion? What’s my motivation to start, and why do I keep going? Write your answers down and keep it where you can always look at it!
Personally, for me, I wrote down motivational things, my overall goals with blogging and what reasons I had for starting in the first place. These are the things that you can read or think about which will motivate you to keep going.
It may sound silly, but it works!
2. Writing about something you’re not passionate about
There could be many reasons why people choose to write about something they aren’t passionate about. It could be because they think the niche is profitable, because it’s popular or because they think it’s the right niche for them when it really isn’t!
And, I mean, I get it. It can be tempting to check out some profitable niches and wanting to try some of them out. If they made money for other people, why wouldn’t they make money for you right? It makes sense, but there’s a catch.
The passion for what you write and why you do what you do will be there to carry you through the times when money is tight (or before you even see any amount of income).
The people that blog “where the money is” do so because they have a passion for it! Not because they saw that it would be profitable. I’m sure part of there reasoning was because it would make money, but the main thing is they enjoyed writing about that topic!
So what should you do?
Do some research on different niches, check out a few that are profitable. See if you enjoy them and if it’s a perfect fit, then go ahead and start writing!
Recommended: How to Pick the Perfect Blogging Niche!
I know that advice kind of counters what I just said, however here’s the thing. You’re 100% allowed to steer your blog into the direction of profit and write about what will make money. But, only if the topic you are writing about is also one of your passions. If the niche you want doesn’t have both of those things, feel free to skip it!
It’s easy to monetize a lot of niches, so passion should always come before money!
If you’re serious about making money, you should check out this course here! I learned everything I know about making money blogging from this amazing course!
3. Blogging is hard!
Blogging is a slow process. It is by no means a get “rich quick scheme.” It takes hard work and dedication to get where you want to be.
I can’t stress this enough! Blogs take time to set up correctly, and even longer to monetize. It’s an online business
For example, I took more than 3 months for this launch, and I worked so hard to get everything ready. I worked everywhere I had the chance. Lots of early mornings and late nights.
To realistically set up and money-making blog, you have to do lots of work to get content ready and everything else that comes with it.
Most people that think blogging is easy will quit when they realize it’s not!
Now that you know what makes most bloggers quit, you probably want to know how to be successful so you don’t end up quitting in 6 months too!
What actually goes into starting a blog?
I have a free email course that tells you everything you need to have done before you start your blog!
If you’re interested in learning what it takes to start a blog the right way, including a 12-month guide to walk you through what tasks you should do each month, check it out here!
Have you started a blog? Is this your first blog? Let me know in the comments below!