It's true that making a living through blogging is entirely possible. I've made a decent living from blogs myself, so I'm proof it can be done. However, the truth about blogging, or rather what it takes to create a successful blog, is often overlooked. You'll have read the same stories about … [Read more...] about The Truth About Blogging… 11 Things You Should Know
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Anyone who is familiar with Frank Herbert's science fiction novel Dune will recognize something in the title of this post. Okay, I'll admit I've perverted it somewhat for my own ends as you can see below. But fear of blogging really is the mind-killer. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why Fear of Blogging is the Mind-Killer
If you're about to start a blog you've probably read the inspirational stories of some of the bloggers who have hit the headlines. They seem to have the perfect life and massive wealth. But hidden behind the exceptional stories of the stratospheric bloggers are tens of thousands of others working … [Read more...] about Is Blogging Hard Word? Think Marathons Not Sprints!
Indeed... what should I blog about? What a question! It's a question that requires two different answers to be honest, because if you're asking yourself this you will likely be in one of two different positions. You want to start a blog and are looking for a niche and wondering what that niche … [Read more...] about What Should I Blog About? Ideas for All Bloggers
When is the best time to start a blog? Should you wait for the optimal moment? Should you have lots of content? Or should you just do it now? Here's my take on it... I recently spent a weekend away with a group of old friends, most of whom I've known since childhood. While we were away … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait to Start a Blog… Do It Now!
A few years ago I was speaking to a prospective accountant about what I did for a living. He was used to managing the books of traditional businesses and could not understand how blogging can be a profitable enterprise, no matter how hard I tried to explain it to him. In fairness, I guess I … [Read more...] about Is Blogging Profitable? 7 Ways Bloggers Monetize
So you're thinking about starting a blog. There's a lot to think about for sure. One of the biggest questions most "pre-bloggers" have is how much does it cost to start a blog? I've helped set up dozens of blogs and started several of my own. As a result, I have pretty good handle on the costs of … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Start a Blog?
If you're looking for a side hustle, blogging might suit you perfectly. However, it isn't a good fit for everyone. In this post I'm going to explore what makes a good blogger... hence, whether or not blogging might suit you. The bad news for many people is that blogging doesn’t work out well. … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Blogger? 10 Characteristics That Help
It's official... I've hit a quit blogging wall. SideGains went live 4 months ago now. During these 4 months, it has been pretty much all consuming for me. I know I can become very obsessive about things that take my interest and inspire me. When I'm in the zone, I want to spend all my time … [Read more...] about Time to Quit Blogging? Hitting Walls & What to Do About It
Blogger burnout… is this even real? It seems that every year we're inventing names for new illnesses, syndromes and conditions. But come on… blogger burnout? Really? What's next? Freelancer fatigue? Marketing malaise? SEO sickness? Turns out blogger burn out actually is a thing. Okay so it … [Read more...] about Blogger Burnout & 12 Techniques to Avoid It!