Admit it; you may be fed up with the volume of bad blogging advice circulating out there.
“The best way to make money blogging is through Adsense.” (Yeah…okay)
“The money is in the email list.” (No way! The list is an inanimate entity. A collection of numbers. The money is in the bonds you build with list subscribers)
If this frustration grows to a fever pitch you may make the huge mistake of quitting blogging.
I want to help you to stop following bad blogging advice so you can listen to and act on good blogging advice. This shift will help you build a successful blog without running into so many roadblocks.
Follow these 4 tips to stop following bad advice so you can follow the primo advice which helps you create a rocking blog.
1: Follow Blogging Leaders
Follow only blogging leaders. Stop following horrendous blogging advice.
Guys like Zac Johnson and Darren Rowse know how to build successful blogging businesses. Listen to these dynamos. Take careful notes.
Cease following newbie, struggling or outright failing bloggers who have not committed to their craft. If they were “all in” you would know it. Committed bloggers become successful quickly or are well on their way to prospering.
Save yourself year’s worth of headaches and heartaches. Listen to top bloggers. Build a rocking blog. Stop following bloggers who offer bad advice.
2: Avoid Forums Where Members Focus Mainly on Making Money Online
Avoid “make money online” forums like the plague. At least when the topic strays from heart-centered blogging tips toward bleeding unsuspecting customers dry through your manipulative techniques.
Some online forums are like the blind leading the blind. Completely inexperienced bloggers making bold claims and thin tips leading other struggling bloggers into the cyber abyss.
Stop following bad blogging advice through lower energy forums. If you do follow a few folks who regularly help other forum members from a generous, kind and thorough space you will be A-OK. But stay away from forums where the predominant intent is to make money through your blog. In most cases this will be less than sound advice. In some cases the advice is flat out terrible.
Avoid these forums and posters who either greedily manipulate unsuspecting bloggers or who have no idea what they are talking about.
3: Buy Premium Products
Buy premium products. Chances are, the creator put their heart and soul into the offering, usually ensuring the advice packaged is traffic-building and profit-building.
Tire kickers hop from blog to blog, trying to get as much free information as possible. This is like trying to learn physics as a newbie student through free blog posts. Ludicrous.
Just like someone intent on learning physics pays a tuition to learn in the proper environment you should buy premium blogging products to follow good advice offered to you through the proper format.
Invest in your blogging present and future. Let go exclusively pursuing a free education. Get good, proven, carefully-created advice through online course and eBooks.
Advice shared through blogs may be good money but tips and techniques offered through premium courses are almost always good money.
4: Work on Your Mindset for 30 Minutes Daily
Are you disgusted with the bad blogging advice you receive and follow?
Own that disgust. Embrace your blogging failures.
Only bloggers who resonate with bad advice follow bad advice. Bloggers who vibe with bad advice have a mindset problem.
If you allow your mind to be dominated by fear you will follow advice offered by fearful bloggers, perpetuating your misery.
If you allow your mind to be dominated by love and fun you will follow advice offered by loving, compassionate, energized bloggers, promoting your success. More importantly, you will ignore poor advice.
Spend 30 minutes after you get up working on your mindset. Meditate. Pray. Visualize. Exercise too. Successful bloggers do inner work to see outer success. Smart bloggers raise their vibe to see above the bad advice and to tune in to good, proven blogging advice.
What tips can you add to this list?
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.