There are thousands of blogs that focus on blogging tips and how to make money blogging . I am sure you have heard that content is king and social media is the wave of the future and hundreds of other blog tips along those lines.
I was thinking about what separates bloggers and why some bloggers fail and others succeed. I have come to the following formula :
Time + Effort = Blogging Success
If you want to be a well known blogger and make serious money from this medium than you have to go all in. You have to work your ass off.
You have to be dedicated and be ready to commit yourself to working on your blog each and every day. Some times you might not feel like writing content, that is fine but you should then do something else like link building or interacting on Twitter or Facebook.
It makes sense then that the most famous bloggers are the ones that blog full time, they have made it their career. Most of these blogs are on cruise control now and they do not have to work as much but in the early days they worked like crazy to get their blog off the ground.
I understand that most bloggers do not have the time to blog full time. I know that I don’t. I work a typical 9-5 and have a wife and 2 kids so my blogging time is pretty limited. I do make a commitment to spend at least 2-3 hours each and every day to do something to move my blog forward.
I feel that with my commitment and effort and the 15-20 hours a week that I am committing to this blog and my career advice blog that I can be moderately successful and make some decent money. I also know that if I had 40-50 hours a week to spend on blogging, I would be able to make a hell of a lot more money than I am making now.
Oh, in case you were wondering what that important tip was that I was alluding to.
Put in the time.
I guess I could of wrapped up this post in 4 words but I somehow found a way to ramble on and make a 400 word post out of this.
Are you putting in enough time and effort in to be a successful blogger?