If you’re trying to build an online business, sooner or later you’re going to hit a road block which will likely frustrate you or even make you want to give it all up.
As you’ve probably seen from my other blog posts, I firmly believe that blogging for the majority of people is the means for most people to make money online. .
Here are the 3 big fears that face bloggers the most.
First up is technology.
I love technology, and I built this blog myself, but sooner or later I hit a technology road block.
For example? How do I put a nice looking Aweber optin box on my blog?
You have two choices here:-
You can either Google it and learn how to do it yourself or you can pay someone to do it for you.
This was a problem I had so I got someone off fiverr.com to do it for me.
He designed the layout, created the code (I’ve got no idea how) and put it on my blog for me – all for $15
So, admittedly I wasted a lot of time trying to figure it out before I hired him, which is time I could of spent working on money generating talks.
So my advice is, work out how much your time is worth to you and outsource tasks which is not worth your time doing.
What do I talk about?
This is a common question and one that is perfectly valid.
I’m here to assure you that whatever niche you decide to enter in, there are going to be a lot of people that know less than you.
What you talk about is what your audience want to hear about. If you were once were someone in your audience was then think about the obstacle you had to come to get where you are now and talk about them.
One good method is to look on forums and see what everyone is talking about. Find threads that have a lot of comments on them and take notes
You may have heard the quote – Leaders are Readers. I’m going to assume that you are in this for the long term.
If you are then you should constantly be researching your market and honing your skills
For example, I try and read one book a week on business or mind set and invest at this stage $200 a month on courses.
What I learn from these and from talking to other people in this industry and reading from blogs, I share on this blog.
I guarantee when you immerse yourself fully in your niche, you will have an endless supply of content
Why would someone listen to me?
First you must consider yourself as an expert in whatever niche you are in. It is likely that you know a lot more about your niche than most people and that is your audience.
My plan is to get on stage one day and sell all sorts of material from motivational, to how to become an authority and how to driver traffic endlessly. I know I’m never going to be as big as some of those big gurus out there like Tony Robbins and Frank Kern or Eben Pagan, but I’m not marketing to them ..
All the top bloggers suffered from this when they first started out. They wrote and wrote and no one listened.
Then like a snowball rolling down a hill, the readership gathers and so does the momentum of your content creation.
If you get one take away from this article it should be CONSISTENCY
People aren’t successfully suddenly. When you see someone like Donald Trump or Richard Branson, you don’t see what went on behind the scene – the deals, the stuff ups, you just see the result.
When you go to the gym and you see someone with huge muscles and a ripped body..it’s because they’ve put in the work to train, day after day after day.
I’m a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuck and his book Jab Jab Jab, Right Hook.
When you’re blogging, each blog post or email is a jab, its you connecting with your customers.
Then you take a big right hook and grab the sale 🙂