A Few Fallacies about Blogging

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Blogging is the happening thing these days. Everyone has an opinion and blogs are the best way to share it with everyone. As far as topics are concerned, we all know that a huge content is available that can be and needs to be discussed. You are bound to find some common fallacies associated with almost everything. If you want to make money out of blogging, you will hear a lot of opinions, misconceptions and fallacies which will confuse you further.

Now, anyone who wants to make money through blogging will do research on his part and searching for the information over the internet is the best thing. However, the problem is that so much is being written about blogging these days and one article will differ from another which results into reader’s confusion. Also, when we read something online, it gets difficult to for us to judge which article and information is more credible hence the fallacies mystery remains unsolved. In this article we will be discussing the most common and famous fallacies associated with blogging and this can help the newbies of blogging in a great way. Much like finding a printing services vendor, you should do your homework before you start blogging.

Fallacy # 1. Blogging Is an Easy Way to Earn Money

Fallacy # 1. Blogging Is an Easy Way to Earn Money

Designers these days are making money through posters and business cards designing etc, which is a justified source of income. Looking at this, people think about blogging the same way. Since blogging has become so common these days, people think that not only blogging is easy but making money via blogs is also an easy task. If you think that you can make money via blogging in just a few months’ time, you are wrong. This is definitely one of the fallacies about blogging that it’s easy money and an easy journey. If you have just started the blog, I can surely say that you have realized that there is no truth to ‘easy money making’ statement and it’s just a fallacy.

Just because blogging is a popular thing does not mean that everyone can do it. It’s not as easy as it may appear and you will have to put in as much effort as you will for any other job. A few people have been lucky enough to make good money via blogging instantly but in most cases you will have to work really hard to make things work.

Fallacy # 2. Blogging Will Not Help You in Earning a Living

Fallacy # 2. Blogging Will Not Help You in Earning a Living

Although I have mentioned earlier that blogging does not mean easy money but it also does not mean that you are not going to earn anything at all. As a blogger, you can earn a good living for yourself. You might want to give up way too soon because you will not hear a lot of success stories. Still, it might be difficult but it is not something impossible.

You need to have a lot of patience if you want to make a living out of your blog. If you are not even putting an effort for an entire year, you should not be expecting anything from your blog as well. Do not expect things to happen overnight and keep your expectations real and you will see that your blog can definitely help you in earning a living. Giving up should never be an option. So the concept that bloggers cannot earn a living from their blog is definitely a fallacy.

Fallacy # 3.  Blogging and Passive Income Go Hand In Hand

Fallacy # 3.  Blogging and Passive Income Go Hand In Hand

Another fallacy related to blogging is that it is passive income which is not really correct. When it comes to blogging, you have to be patient along with consistent. If you want to keep on earning via blogging you will have to continue working on your blog. If you stop working on your blog, you will realize that your income keeps on dropping. If you won’t be giving your reader new content to stay connected to your blog, they will stop visiting your blog.

Fallacy # 4. No Monetization

Fallacy # 4. No Monetization

I have been reading a lot about blogging lately and another fallacy that I found about blogging is that bloggers are resistant towards monetization. Well, the truth is that initially everyone is looking for free content and that is why a lot of readers will come to your blog. If you are good enough to win the trust of your readers, the resistance towards monetization just vanishes away. The best way to get rid of this resistance is to provide quality content to your readers and they will pay to you willingly.

Earning trust first and then earning money through it can be one of the best ways to make money through blogging. If you have not developed a level of trust with your readers, you will witness resistance towards monetization from your readers. Online readers are looking for valid and informative content and if you are giving them, they will consider your blog worth every penny.

Fallacy # 5. Your Blog Is a Hit Only With Huge Traffic

Fallacy # 5. Your Blog Is a Hit Only With Huge Traffic

A lot of people believe that huge traffic makes a blog successful which is not true. In fact this fallacy is the reason behind the discontinuation of a lot of bloggers. Since they don’t get a huge traffic on the blog, they stop working on it. Huge traffic is definitely a plus and it will help you in earning more but if your blog does not have a huge traffic it does not mean that it’s a failure. You can still earn a pretty decent amount from your blog.

You can always find different ways to increase your blog’s income if traffic is not one of them. Interacting with audience and earning their trust is a great way to gain more responsive audience which will prove to be really beneficial for your blog. Advertising on your blog is another good way to earn money.

Fallacy # 6. Posting Everyday Is Essential

Fallacy # 6. Posting Everyday Is Essential

Posting new content on your blog is important however, posting a new article every day is not possible for a single-author blog. Blogs with a team of writers can only do this. Posting everyday is not at al essential. Do not compare your blogs with the most successful blogs and focus more on quality rather than focusing on quantity. Consistency is definitely required.

Also, if you cannot post everyday make sure that you do not bring big gaps in posting content.  Keep a few articles as a back-up material so that whenever it is important you have some quality content to publish.

Fallacy # 7. Only a Great Writer Can Have a Successful Blog

Fallacy # 7. Only a Great Writer Can Have a Successful Blog

Many people interlink these two things. In order to become a blogger you do not have to be a professional writer. Honestly, as far as the content is well-written and informative, reader do not even care if bloggers are professional writers or not. All you need to have is moderate writing ability and you can run a blog. With the passage of time, you will definitely see a great improvement in your writing skills.

I have seen many successful blogs being run by brochure designers and even printing professionals. Being a good writer obviously gives you an edge however. Don’t be disappointed if you are not a writer. If you do not trust your writing skills, you always have an option to hire a freelance writer who can work for you. So, blogging and writing are two different things and a blog owner does not have to be a good writer to be able to run a successful blog.

Fallacy # 8. Blogging Craze Will Soon Vanish

Fallacy # 8. Blogging Craze Will Soon Vanish

Many people think that blogging is just a fad and the trend will die soon. It is true that predicting anything for the internet world is not easy but blogging is here to stay. People on internet are always looking for good content and if your blog provides them quality content, your blog will stay alive on internet.

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