Here Are 13 Things You Should Do Before Launching Your Blog

“I’ve decided to launch a blog,” you excitedly say. “Oh really?” Your friend says. “When?” Your smile slowly fades as you stare into the distance, thinking of all the tasks that have to be done. Your heart starts to race, and your palms get sweaty. You look back at your friend. “In a few years,” you answer, still stressing about the mile-long list of pre-launch tasks.

Here Are 13 Things You Should Do Before Launching Your Blog

Yes, launching a blog is a huge, exciting, scary undertaking, but you don’t have to live in a constant state of stress before you launch. There are really only 13 critical things to do before you launch, and we’re going to cover those today.

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1. Choose Your Web Host

If you’re just starting a new blog, and you want to self host it (which you should do), you’ll need to find a web host. Without a web host, your website will ever get off the ground. The nice thing about hosting is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you’re a new blogger. Many hosts offer budget hosting (also known as shared hosting) options for anywhere from $3-$10 a month. Just be sure to compare what’s included in your monthly cost.

In our opinion, Bluehost is the most high quality & cheapest host for bloggers that are just starting out. Click here to get startet

There are plenty of web hosts out there, but not all of them are created equal. If you’re using WordPress, look for a host that specializes in WordPress websites. Ideally, the host you’re looking at should offer a one-click WordPress installation to make things easier.


2. Pick Your Blog’s Theme

After you install WordPress on your web host, you need to choose a blog theme. A theme dictates the layout and appearance of your blog. It’s both fun and frustrating to pick a theme because there are so many options. It’s like walking into a candy store and being told to choose just one piece of candy (or maybe that’s just me?).

When it comes time for you to choose a theme, you’ll find that there are two broad categories of themes: premium and free. If you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford a premium theme, don’t sweat it. There are some free themes that are just as nice as premium themes. The only thing about free themes is they’re more common on websites, so your blog won’t look quite as unique.

Another thing to consider when choosing your blog’s theme is your ultimate goal for your blog. Do you want to monetize your blog by selling products on it? You may want to try a theme that’s optimized for on-site selling. Do you want it to focus solely on being a blog and leave the products on another platform? Find a theme that focuses on blogging.


Related: 7 Blog Niches That Have Six-Figure Income Potential


3. Determine Your Niche

While it is possible to blog about everything and the kitchen sink, it’s not advisable. Most of the popular, successful blogs have a niche and a clearly defined audience. There’s a reason for this. Blog readers like to know what they’re getting into when they visit a blog. If you blog about web design, then your readers will expect to see a post related to web design when you publish. In this scenario, if you stick with your web design niche, then you meet your readers’ expectations, and everyone’s happy.

Don’t make your audience guess what your next post will be about. That has the potential to frustrate them, and that’s not something you want to do. You can avoid all of this by determining your niche before you even launch your blog. Find the place where your passion and your knowledge intersect. That’s a great place to look for your niche.



4. Determine Your Branding

“I have this great logo and these three awesome colors, so my branding is all set.” Um…no. It’s not. Branding is so much more than just the physical appearance of your blog and your social media picture templates. You do need to have things like fonts, colors, graphic templates, and a logo ready when you launch, but branding doesn’t stop there. True branding, the branding that will make your blog stand out, is all about creating a cohesive experience for your readers. How can you do this? Through your blog posts, through how you interact with people online, and through your social media feed.

Think about what you want people to say about your brand and create your colors, font, logo, and brand experience from that. So if you want people to see your brand as sophisticated and modern, choose a proper color palette and define what being sophisticated means to you. How would you act so people describe you as sophisticated? Going in with a clear branding vision can save you lots of time in the future. You won’t need to redo your graphics or overhaul your website just a few months after the launch.


5. Complete a Blog Business Plan

Spend some time thinking and planning your blog’s future. View it as a business and ask difficult questions to really hone your blog’s purpose. Questions you may want to consider include

Why do you want to blog? Do you want to monetize your blog? How will you monetize it? What impression do you want your blog to give first-time readers? How will you use your email newsletter? Where do you see your blog in one year? What about five years?

One thing you can do when making a business plan for your blog is look at other blogs in your niche and see what they’re doing. Don’t copy what they’re doing, but get an idea of what works. Are the bloggers selling ebooks or ecourses? Do they offer just online products or do they sell physical products? Looking at what other bloggers are doing can give you ideas for how you can make your blog successful. Just be sure to make it yours and don’t steal ideas or products.


6. Get Active (On Social Media)

Get the word out about your launch before it happens. This is a great way to build excitement and anticipation around your launch. You can release previews of your blog posts or opt-in incentive. You can give your followers a glimpse at your branding methods or design. The best thing about getting active on social media is that you don’t have to post everything yourself. Use a social media scheduler like Buffer or Hootsuite to post things while you work on your blog (or sit on the beach sipping rum punch. Whatever).

Join a Facebook group in your niche and become active in it. Don’t just post your own things. You need to add value to the group, so ask or answer questions. Be present and show an interest in other people. That interest will likely be reciprocated over time.

Another avenue to drum up interest is Twitter. Find Twitter chats related to you niche and hop in. The first few chats you join may be overwhelming, but you’ll get the hang of it, especially if you use Tweetdeck as your secret weapon. It lets you streamline your feed so you only see the relevant hashtag for the chat.


Related: 7 Things To Do In Your First 3 Months Of Starting A Blog


7. Network

You blog doesn’t exist in a black hole. There are lots of other blogs out there in your niche, and you need to get to know some of the bloggers behind them. Networking with other bloggers is great for growing your audience, getting word out about your launch, and (perhaps most importantly) making friends. Your blog won’t thrive if you don’t put in the effort to become part of the online community.

Take some time to start reading other blogs and leave thoughtful comments. Follow other bloggers on Twitter or Instagram and share their posts when you think your audience will benefit. Being a good netizen (you know, sharing and commenting on stuff that’s not yours, offering helpful advice to others) will encourage people to take an interest in you and your blog. You’ll find that when you launch, you launch with an audience. That’s pretty awesome.


8. Have Posts Prepared

You wouldn’t invite your family and friends (or the whole neighborhood) to an empty house for a housewarming party, would you? I hope not, so don’t do it to your audience. Before you launch your blog, you need to have at least two or three posts ready. You want your visitors to have a few things to read when they visit your site. It’ll give them a better idea of your writing voice.

Having an About or Start Here page as well as a Contact page is great, but people don’t really connect with you on those pages. They connect with you through your content. That’s where your personality really gets to shine. Having several posts published also gives people a little more confidence in your blog. Your readers don’t want to invest their time reading your posts only to learn that two months into blogging, you’re throwing in the towel.


9. Create an Editorial Calendar

While it may be tempting to fly by the seat of your pants when it comes to deciding what to write for your blog, that’s not a good strategy for long-term growth. What is a good strategy is creating an editorial calendar and sticking to it. An editorial calendar lets you see the big picture for your blog. You can plan out your posts month-by-month or every other month. Heck, you could even plan your posts for the year.

The real value in an editorial calendar lies in predictability. You know what posts you’ve got coming up, and you can write them well in advance (no staying up until 3 a.m. finishing the blog post you’re going to publish in a few hours). Want to reduce your stress? Start an editorial calendar for your blog.


10. Create a “Start Here” page

While I’m all for About pages (and I had one for a while), I like Start Here pages more. They’re great for multiple reasons. First, they tell your first-time readers exactly where to go. I mean, the page literally says Start Here. Directing your readers to a central point works in your favor. You have the opportunity to point them towards whatever you want. You can pick your best (or most popular) posts and point readers to them.

You can also use your Start Here page to give your readers an overview of your blog. Tell your readers what your niche is and what value your blog will offer them. They want to know what benefit your blog can offer, and the Start Here page is the perfect place to lay it out. It differs from an About page because About pages tend to me more focused on the blogger and not the blog. While your readers do want to know about you, they’re really there to learn why they should read your blog. Use your Start Here page to convince them why.



11. Choose an Email Software and Test It

It may seem silly to start thinking about an email newsletter before you even launch your blog, but it’s really not. As you grow your audience, you’ll want to have a newsletter ready to send out. Newsletters allow you to connect with your audience on a more personal level and give them some extra awesome content. To send out your newsletter, you’ll need an email service or software.

There are several popular options to choose from, including MailChimp, ConvertKit, ConstantContact, and Aweber. Whichever one you choose, be sure to test the user experience before you have any of your readers go through the email sing-up process. You need to know what your subscribers will see, so you can work out any kinks in the system or email design.


12. Create an opt-in incentive

If you want people to sign up for your email newsletter, you’ll have better sign-up rates if you use an opt-in incentive. When you create your opt-in, keep in mind these two very important things. First, your opt-in needs to be relevant to your audience. So if you’re launching a food blog, you could share a super secret family recipe as an opt-in. You want your opt-in to be relevant to your audience and niche because that ensures that only people who are interested in what you have to say sign up for your newsletter. If you’re launching a food blog but offer an opt-in that focuses on knitting, you’ll attract a lot of knitting lovers who may not be interested in your food blog.

Second, you need to make sure that your opt-in is valuable. Don’t just create a hasty one-page checklist and slap that in an opt-in form. You want to wow your readers with your offer. If you give something away that’s really valuable, not only will your readers be impressed, but they’ll be more likely to buy from you in the future. I mean, if your free stuff is super duper awesome, they’ll believe your premium offers must be otherworldly.


Related: The Mechanics of Starting a Blog (10 Minute Guide to Getting Your Blog Online Right Now)


13. Check Your Links

This task can be tedious, especially if you have a lot of links on your blog, but it’s necessary to prevent reader frustration. No one likes a 404 error (a.k. Page Not Found). It’s disappointing to say the least and frustrating at worst.

Imagine this: A reader hops onto your site and sees a link to a post your wrote titled My Five Best Tips for Making Awesome Pizza. This reader has been longing to make awesome pizza, so he excitedly clicks on the link, expecting to be rewarded with your five brilliant tips for awesome pizza. Instead, he’s sent to your 404 page and is heartbroken. He resolves never to visit your site again.

Dramatic? Maybe a little, but it show the importance of making sure that your links are in order, especially if you’re just launching. You want to make a great first impression, and broken links are definitely not how you do that. Set aside some time before you launch to go over your site and check every link. You’ll be glad you did.


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I started my blog, Project Afford Anything, in April of 2008 and have built a great business. It allowed me and my husband to leave the day jobs we disliked to pursue something that we loved. Now, we travel full-time, make a great living, have a flexible schedule, have more time to spend with loved ones, and we will be able to retire early.

I’ve learned a lot over the years about blogging, and I am continually learning new things in order to improve my blog. And that’s where this blogging course comes in.

I’m sure many of you are interested in starting a blog but aren’t sure where to start. There’s a lot that goes into blogging, but I make it easy with this course.

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Here’s a quick outline of what you will learn in this free 6-day email course:

  • Day 1: The Fundamentals Of Starting Your Blog
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  • Day 5: The Most Effective Ways To Monetize Your Blog
  • Day 6: Executing A 90 Day Plan To Grow Your Blog

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7 Things To Do In Your First 3 Months Of Starting A Blog

You’re off! Starting a blog is the easy part, but now what? You’ve probably Googled just about every term related to blogging in hopes of getting as much information as you can.

Slow down and let’s take things one step at a time. There is a vast amount information on the Internet and it’s easy to get caught up in trying to learn it all when it comes to starting a blog.

You may be wondering, “What do I need to start a blog?” And possibly you’re already dreaming up things to start a blog about. There are certain things you will want to focus on and we’ve laid it out for you in hopes of making your first 3 months of starting a blog a smooth ride.


WHAT TO DO DURING YOUR FIRST 3 MONTHS OF STARTING A BLOG

Here are the action items that will help make your first 3 months of starting a blog enjoyable and a lot less stressful! Note: this post contains affiliate links which may give us a commission at no additional cost to you.



1. Decide to go for it. 

Ok, this first step assumes that you’re still on the fence about starting a blog. I know it can be a difficult decision, it certainly wasn’t easy for me to take the plunge, but here’s what I recommend if you’re struggling with the decision.

Ask yourself which you’ll regret more: not trying or going for it regardless of what happens. Really, it seems simple but I think the answer to that question will tell you what to do. I asked myself that same thing and it was instantly obvious to me that starting a blog was at least something I had to try. I was of course worried about failing. Or what people would think–especially my friends and family. But I decided to push all that aside and do it.

So that’s your first task. Be honest with yourself and do what you feel your gut is telling you to do.

Check out my step-by-step guide to starting your blog in less than 10 minutes!


2. Determine your focus: who and what.

One of the best things you can do now in your first 90 days after starting a blog is establish a very clear focus for your blog. Ask yourself who you’re blogging for and for what reason.

This will put you in one of two categories:

1) you’re blogging for personal reasons and it’s primarily for yourself, family and friends or

2) you’re blogging for a greater audience and hoping to earn an income one day.

Those two things are incredibly different and you need to make that distinction now. Without a clear and dedicated focus, it will be difficult to establish a loyal audience from the beginning.

Anyone that comes to your blog should be able to figure out what it’s about in less than 60 seconds. Now, let me clarify something: figuring out your focus doesn’t mean you’re locked into that forever. It’s totally do-able to transition your blog content over time, slowly adding in new things here and there. But in your first 90 days, when everything is fresh and new, you need to stay laser focused on what you’re writing about and why.


3. Build your content before going live.

Before I ever hit publish on my blog for the very first time I had about 5 posts written and on my site. That way I had content to share from day one.

I highly recommend doing this and there’s a few reasons why:

1) once your blog is live, for the whole world to see, you’ll want readers to have something to actually look at. Having a handful of great posts done and already published will give you that content you need to get started.

2) You can start pinning your content right away and driving pageviews to your site.

I’ll get into more detail about Pinterest and all that jazz later in this series, but trust me–you want content on Pinterest ASAP. Start pinning your photos NOW. Just make sure those first few posts are stellar and build from there with new and fresh content.



4. Create a schedule for yourself and define your GOALS.

This is a big one for me and it’s especially helpful when you’re just getting started. I’m a huge advocate for writing down your schedule and defining goals at the first of every month.

You’ll definitely want to do this when you’re just getting starting a blog. Figure out what kind of schedule you want to keep and stick to it. Be consistent!

Do you want to publish 2 posts a week? Maybe 3? That number is completely up to you based on your time/resources/caffeine intake. Commit yourself to that schedule for the first 90 days and then take time to re-evaluate how to move forward from that point.


5. Focus on building quality content and great photos.

Great posts and awesome photos are what drive page views to your blog, so definitely focus on building the best content you can in those first 90 days. By this I mean lots of amazing photos (I’ll talk about that soon!), posts that are helpful and informative, hot topics, easy to follow tutorials, etc.

Whatever it is you’re blogging about, try to focus on writing evergreen content in those first 90 days. Evergreen content is a term you’ll hear a lot in the blogging world and it basically means writing posts that will be useful to your readers for a very long time.

Typically personal posts and things of that nature don’t qualify as evergreen content. But a great DIY tutorial or a great recipe are things that can bring page views to your blog for months and months. Even years. For example, I wrote a easy DIY bakery sign tutorial in the very first month of LVN and it’s still one of my most popular posts.


6. Give yourself some grace.

In your first 90 days of starting a blog you will have no idea what you are doing and that’s OK.

Don’t compare yourself to bloggers that have been at it for years, that will only lead to frustration. Instead, remember to give yourself some grace in those first few months. Heck, I look back at posts I did in my first 6 months and cringe. But it’s ok and I was learning.

You are too. Over time you will get better and better at creating great posts.


7. Create an email list. 

From day one after starting a blog you should have an opt-in somewhere on your blog for people to sign up for your newsletter. I started with ConvertKit and I still use them. One of the best email providers for bloggers!

You’ll want to start collecting names and email addresses now, even if you don’t have any plans to use it for a while. And if you’re really on it, try creating some kind of opt-in incentive that will give your readers a little “thank you” for signing up.



[BONUS] 8. Start using Google Adsense now.

I’m going to do an entire post about monetizing your blog, but you should go ahead and get started with simple ads on your site from day one. In my opinion, the best place to begin is with Google Adsense. That’s what I did and it worked very well for me.

Once you’ve got a few posts going and you’re feeling good about things, you can start manually plugging in small ads directly in your posts and in the side bar. Just do a quick search on YouTube to see exactly how to do this, but it’s actually very simple. Don’t go overboard with it, people get turned off by too many ads, but a few here and there will start earning you money from day one.


[BONUS] 9. Hustle, hustle, hustle.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: hard work and dedication is the foundation of any successful blog. You’ll have to put lots of long hours in to make it grow.

And not just in your first 90 days after starting a blog, but from here on out. But the good news is that it won’t feel like work if you love blogging. If it’s your passion and something you enjoy, I promise you will love it.


[BONUS] 10. Educate yourself.

I’ll be honest, you’re going to feel a bit overwhelmed in your first 90 days of blogging. If you’re anything like I was, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a completely different world where words like “widgets” and “plugins” seem like a foreign language.

But don’t freak out. I repeat, don’t freak out. You WILL learn. Do your research and educate yourself as much as possible. There’s a ton of free info out there that can help you navigate the tech side of blogging. And if all else fails, just YouTube it. Trust me, that’s the fastest and easiest way to find a solution for just about any problem.

Whew. That was a lot, right? I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with these things to do after starting a blog. There’s a lot more I could say about your first 90 days, but I better stop here. I am so excited about this new blogging series and I really hope it helps those of you that are just getting started! I plan on talking about photography, social media, earning an income from your blog, and more.


Here are a few other blogging posts you should check out: 

7 Blog Niches That Have Six-Figure Income Potential

Your blog niche is crucial for your success. Blogging is lovely & lucrative; it attracts a lot of people into this business every day.

You may have noticed a lot of niche blogging sites that’ll help you start a blog. All you got to do is find a good hosting, select a domain name, install WordPress and *BAM* you’re golden!

Starting a blog is REEEAAALLY easy nowadays. 

But making money from it? Well… not so much!

7 Blog Niches That Have Six-Figure Income Potential

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Some influential business figures claim that to make money, you’ll have to target the right audience. 

50% of which is done when you choose a niche.”Blog Niches” is a thing that a lot of people are concerned about because a niche drives a specific audience group. Which converts to more income.

But conversely…. it is not the absolute necessity for you to niche down your website to selected topics. Take Chasingfoxes.com for example. What is their blog niche? I have no friggin idea. Their blog covers everything under the sun, which gets MILLIONS of pageviews every single month.

And yes, more pageviews = more $$$.

Sooo…Why choose blog niches?

As said above, Choosing specific blog niches increases your chances to attract the like-minded audience who are only looking for what you have to offer, Which in turn increases your blog income.

Though there are many popular opinions around the blogging world that say ” You should always choose a niche you’re really passionate about” OR “Select a niche that you truly love “, If you’ve decided to make your blog niched, then choosing one of the some selected niches might be your best bet to grow fast.

Because some specific blog niches DO perform better compared to other blog niches (Income wise).

If I had a Yoga Teaching Blog, making money from yoga will be pretty damn hard for me unless I start a yoga clothing line or a sell a meditation music series or yoga courses. Yoga is good for traffic but terrible for money, even if you’re using ads, MILLIONS of pageviews a month will be required to make a decent income.

But a Personal finance blog will thrive despite getting only a fraction of that traffic.


Yeah! Making money online is funny (and confusing) like that. But I’ll admit that Niche does play some part in money making.

Eitherways, to have a blog that makes six figures (at least),  you probably have to join major affiliate programs Such as Flex offersAwinImpact, and ShareASale. (Which are pretty easy to join, even for a brand new blogger).

Join Affiliate programs –

1: Flex offers

2: Awin

3: Impact

4: ShareASale


So, Given below are the blog niches (in no specific order) that have the potential to make a six-figure income.


1) Food And Recipies

food and recipies blog niches

Out of all the blog niches present, Food blogs get millions (We are talking MULTI-MILLION) of pageviews each month. It is a bit challenging to sell products through a food blog because almost no one in the audience gives much attention to your product, they are there just for the recipes. 

Despite that, receiving such a large amount of traffic is enough to boost your income through display ads.

Another way to make an increase to that income amount is to write sponsored posts. Certain companies pay proper amounts to promote their content in these high traffic blogs.

One of the reasons why Food blogs are so popular is that the majority (80%) of Pinterest users (With around 200 million active users at the time of writing the post) are Females, Food blogs are a massive deal in the world of Pinterest.

Top Food blogger –


2) Personal Finances And Money Making

finance blog niches

Personal Finance and Money blogs thrive on the internet because most of us suck at money matters. 

Frugal living, budgeting and expense management are those boring but useful things that help make our lives a little bit better. But the majority of people have no clue how to handle financial changes.  Thus, makes this niche evergreen.

Did you know that saving money, money making and other topics related to capital is one of the most significant blog niches on Pinterest? There are some massive group boards just for frugal living blogger.

 

Top Personal Finance blogs –

Related: 11 Terrible Mistakes I Have Seen Amateur Blogs Make (Real-life Examples Included!)


3) Health And Fitness

fitness blog niches

This is the most obvious one! I mean, who hasn’t in their life googled tips to lose weight, gain muscles or any fitness stuff in general.

We all do it.

Now, more than ever people are obsessed with fitness and getting in shape. Moreover, there is a veerryy low chance that you’ll go wrong in this niche, as because almost all the demographics in the world is into health and fitness.

Alternate health solutions are also widely popular in this area; people will always love alternative cheap remedies and cures to specific health problems compared to the mainstream medicines and surgical techniques. 

 

Now when it comes to Monetization your blog, you can always rely on display ads, sponsored posts, fitness coaching, and online courses.

Fitness blogs can also be as popular as Food blogs, and both the niches unite when it comes to “Healthy – Cooking.”

 

Top Health And Fitness blogs –



4) Blogging And Entrepreneurship

blogging blog niches

Entrepreneurship blog niches are pretty popular. Take Forbes and Business Insider, for example; they are massive. Even Blogs based on blogging are an excellent example of an Entrepreneurial domain.

As the time is changing, new income methods are beating traditional ways of earning. Entrepreneurship blogs are just a small window to reflect those methods, and sure enough, the audience loves it.

These blogs are also a great source of motivation for a good number of people who are struggling to earn or are not happy with the way they are making their money. 

 

Top Blogging And Entrepreneurship blogs –


5: Parenting

parenting blog niches

Parenting blog niches Come to great help to those who are going to be parents, new parents as well as parents with teenage kids. And then again when the kids become parents.

The cycle goes ON and ON.

Parenting is no joke, Being a parent is a hard task to do (which lasts for many years). I know because I am a son, and I was such a brat around the house that thinking about that now makes me realize

HOW MY PARENTS EVEN TOLERATED ME? Ughhh

Besides that, Parents are always on the internet searching for the tips and guides to know what is best for their kids, which food is healthy during their growth, and educational activities for their kids. And these web searches is what makes parenting blogs win. 

And with such search terms, there are potentially thousands to millions to be made with affiliate marketing just by selling some guides, tips or games which parents think are might be useful to their kids.

 

Top Parenting Blogs –


6: Travel

travel blog niches

I want to travel.

My friends want to travel.

Most of my family wants to travel.

WHO DOESN’T WANT TO TRAAAAAAVEL?

And for people with a job, these travel blogs is a great escape from their nine to five lifestyle. 

According to statistia.com in 2016 the global revenue generated by the traveling industry including transportation, accommodation, entertainment, and attractions was 7.6 Trillion dollar.

A significant benefit of being a travel bloggers is that, if you have a huge blog following, then certain companies will offer you to stay in their hotels and let you travel for free (or with a significant discount) if you share positive experiences about the hotel and services to your audience.

 

Frequently, what happens when we plan to travel somewhere?

We Google Zillion of things. Where is the best destination to travel, how to book cheap tickets, OK hotels, food, safety, attractions in that place, etc.? Travel bloggers provide in-depth knowledge to questions like these, the do’s and won’t’s, etc.

Though unlike most of the other blog niches, you HAVE to go and travel places to fill up your blog content, you can’t use your imagination. 

 

Yes! You have to make a beforehand investment for your traveling plans even before you start your blog. This very reason makes a lot of newbie bloggers NOT to choose “Travel” as their primary niche.

Top Travel Blogs-

Related: Here Are 13 Things You Should Do Before Launching Your Blog




7: Lifestyle

lifestyle blog niches

Lifestyle blog Niches are MASSIVE regarding content and area of topics it covers.  A lifestyle blog is a blog that may have many different sub-topics. These blogs generally target one type of demographic – Self-confidence, college kids, pet lovers, style, inspiration, gardening, etc.

Or one can make their blog a combination of many subtopics like the ones mentioned before. Because of this idea, some bloggers think you can’t generate an income with a multi-topic blog which is not true at all.

For example:

Ashli from The Million Dollar Mama covers about 8 Topics in her blog – from recipes to blogging to travel and more. And she makes around $5000 just from Amazon by referring people.

One of the Biggest Advantage of Choosing a lifestyle blog is that you will NEVER run out of topics to write about. This very fact is the reason why bloggers can write more consistently without repeating the same topic over and over.

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Conclusion

Choosing one of the above blog niches might be your best bet if you want to grow fast. But, The mentioned blog niches above and all the popular blog niches present out there have one thing in common, which is-

They all make enough money to let bloggers leave their jobs and go FULL-TIME as a Blogger. Which is pretty amazing!

And if you haven’t started your blog yet because you’re unsure if this is ever going to work out? I would strongly, wholeheartedly suggest you to at least give it a go. You don’t even know what you might be capable of until you try it.

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Here’s Why You Aren’t Successful At Anything In Life

Here’s why you aren’t successful at anything in life. Fixing these aspects may help you become financially independent today!

The billionaire Warren Buffet once told:

“The difference between successful people and really successful people, is that really successful people say no to almost everything” – Warren Buffet

With that out of the way, let’s dive right into it.

Why are you not successful? Here are the top six scientifically proven reasons why you may not be successful at anything. These are really high-quality reasons.


The biggest reason why you aren’t successful is:

You ask the wrong question!

 

Woman thinking. Thinking means asking and answering questions in your brain. Ask the right question for massive success.

How do I know that? First of all, you wouldn’t be reading this article 😀 Alright now pay attention. The ONLY difference between you and all the rich and famous people or whoever you want to compare yourself is the following: they ask better questions, so they get better answers. That is the only difference.

 

For example, you start an Amazon shop, trying to make some side money. It’s hard at first, you see no results nobody is buying your shit, it is so difficult in the beginning. Now, most of the people in this situation would ask “Why is my shit not selling?”, That is the question they would ask. Oh, son, that’s an entirely BS question, because if you ask this, you are going to end up with a shit answer. The better the question, the better the response. ASK BETTER QUESTION!

Your problem is you don’t sell right, Instead of asking “Why can’t I sell anything?”, you should ask “How could I sell something?“, You see? How the quality of the question changed in an instant? Now when you ask this type of question your brain automatically is going to think of some solution, ways to solve your problem. Thinking leads to action, and action leads to results, so results lead to money.

Do you get this? 99 % of the people ask the wrong question all the time, “Why are my grades bad?”, “Why are my parents poor?”, “Why am I so fat?”. These kinds of question will lead to wrong answers (DON’T ASK THINGS LIKE THAT!). An answer that will not serve you in any way. So make sure always to ask the right question, this is the only difference between you and the man with the millions.

Qualitative question lead to qualitative answers, qualitative answers lead to action, action leads to results and results lead to cash.

Money

The questions you ask yourself on a daily basis control your life. So always be aware not to ask the wrong question!


The second biggest reason why you aren’t successful is:

You dabble and then quit, you don’t fully commit to something!A dude quitting his job lmao

99 % of the people stop something when they face a challenge or a problem, let’s say you sell t-shirts online, it’s kind of hard at first, you put in all the work, and you almost get nothing in return.

Or another example, you see an article on how to make $1000 a day online, you see him talking about affiliate marketing in the article (First and foremost to really succeed big in affiliate marketing you need to have a brand), and you give it a shot, you try affiliate marketing, you pay for some courses, some startup costs and all that, you try it and months later, you still didn’t even get the money back you put in to all of this.

NOW 99% of the people stop at that moment; they quit, they say this is not working. This is hard. I can’t do it. Now that is where 99 % of the people stop. They stop when It’s not working for the first time (HUGE MISTAKE)

And the 1 % who keeps going through the challenges is the one who not just succeed, but they end up with far more than success, legacy, pride, money & wealth.

Did you know we people are unimaginable pros in finding a reason why we can’t? You see all the reasons why you can’t. But not a single reason why you can.

They try a way to make money, but as soon as some difficulties come up they quit and try the next thing

That person is called a dabbler. They go through everything in life, they taste everything, but they never commit to one thing. And then you meet these people telling you, ah man don’t go to the gym I tried it for a year, and I’m still fat. It’s not working. (Be careful of those people)

If you don’t want their life, don’t take their advice. 

Whatever you do in life, whatever you start, you are going to face challenges, you are going to meet these moments of I can’t do this. I will fail. I will never succeed. First of all, if these moments appear ask better questions, how I told you before, asking the right question leads to the correct answer.

You should start something, no matter what may it fitness, selling products online, real estate. Start it and commit to it. Commit means stick to it at least a decade. Alright, now I probably shocked you, Suheyl a decade? Not even close to 1% do that, 99% stop after the first month (And that is why they will never succeed at anything in life!), but if you keep on going eventually one day you will succeed. Because if you think “Hey ill just start this one thing and make some money and go to the next thing” then I’m sorry, but that is not how life works. The faster you earn money, the quicker you can lose it.

Now, remember, whatever you are trying to succeed in, as soon as you face a challenge keep pushing. Failure is necessary for success. Its impossible to succeed without failure (or if you are intelligent you can learn from the failures of successful people and avoid their’s on your success path. Ingenious way to succeed.)


The third most significant reason why you aren’t successful is:

You don’t value time!

Value time

Unsuccessful people don’t value their time. They are everywhere, anywhere, anytime because they lack the ability to dedicate their time towards their goals. And year after year they make new promises which never come to fruition simply because they couldn’t be bothered to put in the time required towards their goals. Time management skills, learning how to say no and knowing what commitments to undertake, is a step towards great success in any area of our lives.

 

Don’t Waste time on things that don’t matter = Don’t waste time on things that won’t make a massive difference in life!


The fourth biggest reason why you aren’t successful is:

You have the wrong friends!

A girl getting mobbed

Did you know that you are the average of the five closest people to you? That is because you spend most of the time with them, so you unconsciously start adopting their belief & mindset. Now, this could be a good thing and likewise a bad thing.
If the five people closest to you are broke, then you probably are/will too. Now statistics don’t apply to everyone, but most of the time that is the case.

And even more interesting did you know if you hang around 4 millionaires you will be the fifth? When I heard that i was shocked. Having the right friends is like a cheat code. For example, if you spend one day with a millionaire, you will see his morning habits, his routine, the things he is doing, the mindset he has, how he talks to other people. You start to look at how a successful person lives and unconsciously start adapting their mindset and strategies. That is very good. It helps you become a person of value.

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future” – Dan Pena

Dan Pena the 50 billion dollar man said to write down all of your goals on the right side of a paper. Then on the left side write down every single person you meet within a week. From Sunday midnight till next Sunday midnight. Write down every person you meet, doesn’t matter who, if it’s your girlfriend, your side chick, your boss or your skype friend. At the end of the week compare the people you met to your goals. Do they even match up?

It just shows you how many people you hang around who aren’t related to your goals. They do not help you achieve your goals in any way, but you still spend 4 hours a week with them. Avoid these people. The more you hang around people which help your goals or are related to your goals the faster you will achieve them. I promise 🙂


The fifth biggest reason why you aren’t successful is:

You procrastinate (98 % of people are infected with this poison)Don't procrastinate!

“Procrastination is the thief of time” – Suheyl Ünüvar

The funny thing about this one is that they are usually self-proclaimed procrastinators. They see no shame in it. This goes back to them never understanding the value of time. They are okay with living a life that keeps up with yesterday. They live life as though they have another one in the bank. Let’s see how round one goes and if all else fails we press next or rewind or pause. Understanding that you start dying the moment you are born and wisdom to realize that every day is a gift and you owe it to yourself to do everything you can do in those twenty-four hours because nothing’s ever promised today tomorrow.

Scientists say “95 % of people procrastinate.”

Beating Procrastination

To me, the key finding from the study by Dianne Tice and Roy Baumeister is this:

“The present evidence suggests that procrastinators enjoy themselves rather than working at assigned tasks, until the rising pressure of imminent deadlines forces them to get to work. In this view, procrastination may derive from a lack of self-regulation and hence a dependency on externally imposed forces to motivate work.”

Self-regulation, self-control, willpower, are all things that we overestimate. We think: “Yeah sure, I will write a novel in 3 weeks.”

In our minds, we’re all geniuses and mentally healthy. But when the work comes, we cop out.

If you’re a procrastinator, you can’t help but delay work. And that’s true for the small and big tasks.

Sure, everybody fears to step outside of their comfort zone — that’s why we call them comfort zones. It takes courage to make a bold move.

But it sure doesn’t take any courage to complete small tasks like paying bills, printing out something for your boss, doing taxes, etc.

The truth is: Procrastination has nothing to do with what you’re trying to do — small or big, it can wait until later. It can always expect, right?


The sixth and last biggest reason why you aren’t successful is:

You don’t take massive amounts of action!Some people climb up the wrong ladder!

To succeed you need to take massive, unbelievable amounts of action. Everyone wants to be successful, but to differentiate from those who are and those who aren’t you need to take massive action. Massive action means 10x everything. 10x all of your efforts. For example let’s say you work 8 hours a day, 10x that, but now you ask me Suheyl how the f*ck am I supposed to work 80 hours a day? Massive action doesn’t only mean work harder, it also means working more productive. Not wasting any time, whatever you are doing try to 10x it if you post one blog posts a week post 10. Do you understand that? This is crucial for success.

The path to success is massive, determined action.


Conclusion

The six biggest reasons (sorted by how heavy it affects your success) why you aren’t successful are:

  • You ask the wrong question!
  • You dabble and quit; you don’t fully commit to something!
  • You don’t value time!
  • You have the wrong friends!
  • You procrastinate (98 % of people are infected with this position)
  • You don’t take massive amounts of action!

I still believe asking the right question is the most important thing to achieve the millionaire status. By the way, not just me thinks that tony the legend robbins also explained that in his book “Robbins Power Principle.”

Fix the six points above, and you are on the right track of creating a successful life.

By the way if you want to know how to afford anything in life, then make sure to read this article.


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