4 Reasons So Many Bloggers Fail to Find Success When Starting A Blog

blogging-focusMost bloggers end up in total failure. Some even fail to set up their blog properly and never even write one word! This means that most bloggers never come close to their full potential. Don’t let that happen to you- here’s how to start a blog by avoiding these four common pitfalls that ensnare most uninformed would-be bloggers.

Reason #1: Obstacles

Want to start a blog but you have no idea where to start, right? That’s a common problem which even the most successful bloggers had at first, so don’t let clueless-ness stop you. Also, don’t let these things, commonly perceived as obstacles, stand in your way:

  • You know nothing about programming. Heck, you don’t know much about the internet. Not a problem!
  • You have very little money. Also not a problem: it’s very cheap to run a blog, and there are even ways to do it for free.
  • You don’t know how to get started. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of advice on the internet about this.

Obstacles removed, you’ll be blogging in no time…but first read these other pitfalls:

Reason #2: Lack of Focus

If you don’t know where to start, you’re definitely not alone. Here’s a tip: start with an idea that you’re passionate about. Love green tea? Go for it and create the world’s most complete green tea blog. Know a lot about sharpening knives from that year at culinary school? Yup, that’s your blog idea. Your motivation is within you…just find it and you’re golden.

If you don’t have any ideas then maybe it’s not the time for you to start a blog. At minimum, you won’t be making money with your blog if the focus is not there. If your reason for blogging is to make money or drive traffic, you’re going to need more than that to succeed.

Reason #3: Overwhelmed Feelings

There are literally so many options for blogging that the newbie can easily feel overwhelmed. Know your options and quickly narrow down your choices.

  • Don’t get too stuck on things like design or font…these can be changed in seconds at any time.
  • Choose your platform: WordPress is the best for self-hosted blogs. They also offer a free hosted version, as do Weebly, Tumblr and Blogger to name a few of the big ones.
  • If you’re overwhelmed by all you want to say on your blog, that’s a good thing. Pick one and get started!

Reason #4: Too Much Emphasis on Social Media

Facebook is great and so is Twitter…as accessories to your blog. Focus on your writing first, and Social Media comes second to that. On the other hand, don’t underestimate the importance of Social Media. Choose a few more options in addition to the big ones…how about Instagram, for example, if pictures are relevant to your blog. For a professional blog, LinkedIn is good.

Now that you know how to avoid beginning blogger mistakes, there should be nothing holding you back. Go for it!

My Advertising Pays (Interview with Top 150 Earner)

map-interviewWe had some time to catch up with Jane Telef, a top 150 earner in up-and-coming traffic exchange site My Advertising Pays.

What is My Advertising Pays and how does it work?

It’s just an online advertising company. Just like there are tons of places to place ads online, My Advertising Pays is also an advertising platform.

How do you respond to people who say My Advertising Pays is a “pyramid scheme”?

Is it not ironic that when we promote MAPS they call it a pyramid scheme? We are a Pyramid ‘upside’ down as we are our own bosses not working for anyone and we are on top and be proud to tell the 9 to 5 “JOB”.. “Just Over Broke” people.

(Hahah) I like that. What are you using to promote?

Facebook, mostly. Sometimes I blog, but usually people are hitting me up on Facebook now because they are seeing my success.

You seem very motivated to recruit…yeah?

Want to know why you should ‘refer more’ in MAPS? 58 commissions in the last 5 days alone between $5-135 each, totaling $610 (£375) that’s just referral commission in last 5 days alone. Plus I’ve personally sold $560 (£350) of my own product, with a combination of maps traffic exchange & contacts made through MAPS.

Plus signed up 2 people in last 5 days into another business promoted on MAPS and 3 people into MAPS itself.

I’m no guru, I’ve no big list.

I’m a happily married mummy of 2 young children and fit both my business’s round them, a busy house-hold and enjoying life! I do however, work consistently on both myself, my mindset and my business’s and have learnt lots over the last 5 years of being self employed, especially the last year fully online.

I promote this and Four Corners Alliance Group, that’s it.

If your struggling, never quit, keep learning, fail forward and trust your instincts to take inspired action always, listen to your inner voice the good one not the one you need to learn to quieten…

This dream is for everyone that grabs it with both hands.

So, that’s my reasons why I think you should refer more.

Great stuff, Jane. Thanks for taking the time to talk to ibizinterviews.com. We wish you success in all of your entrepreneur endeavors.

iBiz Interviews Top Producers and Performers For Online Businesses

Anytime you want to interview individuals who are experts at what they do, often in the business world you must start at the top and work your way down.

top producer interviewThose elite top producers and income earners are where the real, raw action usually unfolds.

In today’s interview, iBiz talks to a group of expert performers in the online business space about how they became leaders using a proven formula. Their system of choice was Empower Network due to their marketing and training core product line.

Let’s have a taste for what makes them one of the most influential team builders as of late.

Question #1: What is the formula for success?

Answer: There’s one golden rule and motto to follow if your an internet business-minded product, service or opportunity – The 3 C’s of marketing online – Create Capture Convert – from the top down, scratch to start to smart, this is how we flow our business models and concepts for every project and case study we have.

Once we know the end goal, we can work backwords and define what exactly it is we are trying to do, accomplish and achieve. And we do this on everything we do – and that’s what separates the leaders from the crowd.

Question #2: How long until you see results?

Answer: Of course no logical answer can be exactly correct, but once you start following a gameplan, utilizing a system, and honing in on your marketing strategies then things will begin to flow freely very fast. When we talk about the top producing formula for getting results aka earning money online – we know it starts with what you create, how you capture, and what your converting on/with.

In addition, everyone should know that putting yourself in favorable environments will help your odds at success much quicker – get around those who have what you want, and follow the right information and your sure to end up in a good place (always evolving, never revolving) mentally.

Question #3: Who can make this work for them?

Answer: The beauty of any online business is its ability to have unlimited transparency and growth – meaning, if the message and vision are clear – anything can happen with the right marketing.

And that concludes our newest interview. Stay tuned as we will have much more information about the world of marketing, business, and expert entrepreneurialism.

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