Considering blogging is such a new industry, boy have we managed to rack up some crazy old-wives-tales in our short life-span.
And as with all urban legends, folk lore, or even fairy tales, there was originally some basis in fact. But those facts happened a long, long time ago (a blog year is about 25 years because of how fast everything changes on the Interwebs).
Up there with broken mirrors, the Loch Ness Monster, women shouldn't ask men out on dates, and don't walk under ladders (unless of course they look like they could fall on you... then that's just good sense), these blogging myths have now been proven completely false and outdated... yet people continue to believe in, and base their blogging on, their merit.
So I am here with my geekiest of glasses on to do some good old fashion Blogger Myth Busting.
BLOGGER BS #1 – YOU HAVE TO HAVE 100'S OF 1000'S OF READERS TO BE A SUCCESS
Rubbish! I have started, grown and run two successful blogs, one that has up to 500,000 visitors a month, and one that has 10,000 visitors a month. Guess which one earns more? Not the 500K one. And I know lots of other bloggers with small traffic, and small email lists, who still make a full-time income (plus some!) from their blogs.
BLOGGER BS #2 – THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY ON YOUR BLOG IS SPONSORED POSTS AND BANNER ADS
Working with brands can be great, but you need to spend a long time growing your blog first before you can make any money (and even when you do it's unreliable, and the actual work can really suck!). And who wants to wait that long? In truth there are lots of different ways of making money off your blog (many of which you can actually start right now, and will make you more money in the long run too!) Then working with brands can just be the icing on the cake!
BLOGGER BS #3 – IT TAKES YEARS AND YEARS TO BECOME A FULL-TIME BLOGGER!
This is the biggest lie of all! Yes, it does take time (and work, there's still no magic button here), but I myself have created two blogs that were earning me full-time plus income both in around 12-18 months. And I know many (many) bloggers who have done the same. If your blog is set up right, and you focus on the right stuff, there's no reason you can't do this too!
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