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Since the blogging revolution a few years back, we have noticed a number of people reaching out and asking common questions like how you are able to make money and live as a blogger. Well this is the pipe dream of a whole bunch of people these days but the failure rate really is massive when it comes to blogging as so many people burn out before they have the chance to see success.
Our number one tip is dedicated at least one year, YES, ONE FULL YEAR to your blog. The Google sandbox can restrict the traffic that your domain will be able to get for the first six months anyway meaning the traffic that you get from Google won’t really take off until the six months to a year time frame.
Next up is to diversify your traffic sources, yes, Google traffic usually converts the best depending on the keywords that you are targeting but traffic from social media and social bookmarking sites can also be very beneficial to your blog too. Many display networks will pay you per one thousand hits your sit gets so social traffic can help you here.
Use WordPress from the very start! We have lost count of the number of people who use rival services such as Wix or Squarespace but they end up regretting it. Yes, these services are a little easier when you first start out but once you get some experience they can be massively restricting!
With the WordPress developer community being so big, you can quickly google something and either find a plugin to do what you are trying to do or a quick workaround within seconds. This will help streamline your blog and get it working exactly how you want it to.
Secondly, start off with a good hosting service from the start! Although platforms like GoDaddy and Hostgator get a ton of attention, their prices are very high for what you actually get from them and their customer service can be really bad! I have had endless issues with Hostgator just turning my hosting off before I switched to Cloudways and I have never looked back.
I was inspired to make this blog post due to the YouTube video below so I thought it was only right for me to share their video in my article if you have the time, I would definatley recommend that you check it out.