7 Lessons Learned Turning a Blogging Passion into Profit

Turning a Blogging Passion into Profit

If I was going to reach my goal of being debt free before 30, I knew I’d need to hustle on the side in something that would expand my skill set and help me build my resume and advance my career. I turned to blogging about my interest at the time: Real Estate. Here are the 7 lessons I learned about turning my blogging passion into profit.

1. Pick the Right Niche

If you want to get into the blogging game, the first thing you’ll want to do is focus on a particular niche, or topic. I made a semi-large mistake on this step. I had an interest in real estate, but I didn’t have any clue or plan for how I would monetize the site after I began having success. I got lucky and was able to eventually sell my blog.

2. Don’t Just Rely on just Google Search Traffic

Getting traffic through Google takes a painfully long time. I knew this when I was getting started with my blog, so I tried to figure out ways that I could get traffic through other sources early on.I had written a post about the best places to retire in Florida, and I looked around for sites that I could link out to my new post.

3. You’ll Never Predict Your Most Successful Posts

I spent an insane amount of time on my first blog post on the Real Estate Witch. I literally spent an entire month working on it. The post was over 4K words, and was completely original research. The content was 10X better than anything else that was ranking for my target keywords. It turns out–that post never ranked on the top 3 pages. 

4. Blogging Compounds Like Investments

Blogging is truly like planting a tree. It takes years to see any results from it and time is your biggest asset. Even if you only spent 2 hours per week on your blog–over the course of 5 or 10 years–you’re going to start to see your effort compound–much like small, consistent investments in an index fund.

5. It’s OK to Not be Consistent

Unlike social media channels, it’s actually OK to not be super consistent with your blog. Often times, folks will not start their blog because they think they need to be able to devote consistent effort with zero breaks while juggling a hectic schedule. You’ll need to ruthlessly prioritize, and only focus on the most important things when you’re getting started.

6. Don’t Sell Yourself Short

When you finally start to have some breakthroughs and the traffic starts to roll in–don’t be tempted to grab that “quick buck” doing something that won’t be good long term. Holding off, and protecting the integrity of the site made it a lot more valuable in the end and helped me keep the authority of the site high.

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