If the Money Is Not Coming Will You still Love Blogging?
It might sound like a pretty easy question to answer at first. Though, if you have been Blogging for quite some time and the Money you thought would be flowing in from all directions by now still hasn't shown up, would that change the way you think about Blogging?
I mean let's be honest about this.
NOBODY no matter how much they tell you they love Blogging, would be OKAY with spending countless hours writing up and editing posts, continually learning SEO principles, visiting an endless list of other websites and Blogs(Adding comments, subscribing, learning as much as you can)
Spending hours every day working on Keyword Analysis then applying this to your site, learning and applying numerous on-page - off - page optimizations. And many many more things that take up a large chunk of your time.
Are you Blogging for Love for Money or Both?
Possibly one of the most important decision you will be making when you decide to start a blog(Website) is your reason for doing so.
If you say you're starting a blog because you love Blogging and just want to write up Blog posts(Self expression, sharing with others) Yet, your real intention was to Make lots of Money(To eventually become financially independent) then you are setting yourself up for a huge reality check further down the line.
The simple fact is, there is only so much time, money and effort you can keep putting into your Blog(site) without seeing an acceptable amount of results from all that work.
Some Advice For Bloggers just Starting Out
No matter how much you may say you love Blogging in the Beginning, the fact is, sooner or later you are Going to want to make some Money out of doing it.
If you are just about to set up a blog(site) my advice would be that, if your intentions are to make money, do all you possibly can to give your Blog(site) the greatest possibility to achieve this.
Leave nothing undone. Do some thorough research into which niche(Blog topic) area you want to get into. Research how difficult or easy that niches competition is, then throw yourself into it 100%.
Optimize and Monetize your site completely(Getting Paid web hosting gives you much more freedom in this area).
Don't keep second guessing yourself, especially in the beginning. Once you have got your site up and running, keep at it, building more and more momentum as you go.
Feel free to leave your valued thoughts on this topic in a response below.