Any blogger will tell you that blogging is hard work and it takes a lot of time and money. Is it true? Of course. Nothing comes easy. What if you are one of those people who doesn’t think they can be a blogger? It’s intimidating right? There are all of those super successful bloggers and you are over here like, I could never be successful at that. Or maybe you think you are a pro blogger but you’re not seeing any success. Keep reading below if you’d like to know what it takes to be a blogger.

What It Takes To Be A Blogger

So, here’s my full and honest disclosure. I am a new blogger (by six months) and I have not yet succeeded in my blogging business. That’s right, I have this fancy website, I post on every social media platform and then some, yet, I’m not making money. Okay, so I’ve made fifty cents. So, you might be thinking, ‘How does she think she can tell me what it takes to be a blogger?’ You’re right, I’m not super experienced, I’m not making money, and I still have A TON to learn. However, I have learned SO much about blogging and what it takes to be successful. It is still a work in process but I know that once I implement everything I’ve been learning, I will find success. You can too! You can read about how I started my blog in one week here.Ā 

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Working On Your Website

To be a blogger, you must first perfect your blog. I’m talking, tweak, re-tweak, and tweak some more. My website has been redone a hundred times and continually add to it and edit it. You will learn so many different ways on how to make your blog noticeable and you will implement these techniques over and over again. The blogging world is always adapting and we must adapt with it. I learned SO much from enrolling in Blog Boss Babe, a blogging course. This course has so much information and is always updating to stay relevant with the ever changing blogging market. I knew this course was right for me when I saw the value and price. I have completely transformed my blog game. You can too. Yes, I make a commission from this link if you choose to sign up. Click here to sign up.Ā Ā But, I honestly recommend it for anyone who wants to get serious about blogging.

What It Takes To Be A Blogger

Hard Working Attitude

You cannot go into blogging thinking it’s going to be super easy and you will barely lift a finger. Sure, there are some bloggers that become successful almost instantly from viral posts. This is definitely not always the case. In fact, it’s very rare. It takes patience and a ton of hard work. You guys, this takes hours upon hours a week. Let me put it this way, I have a full-time job and I come home from work and work on my blog until bedtime and I am still not making money. Now, some of you won’t have to work as many hours as me. I came into this blogging thing blind and knew nothing about blogging. So, it’s taking a little longer than most. You can get some major motivation from the books below.

Optimism

This is where I tend to struggle the most. I find myself thinking, ‘Is this really worth it? I work so much and am not yet reaping the benefits. Will I ever? I’m human. These thoughts will come into anyone’s mind. It is important to hold onto optimism. When you are feeling down and unsuccessful, just remember, there are thousands and thousands of successful bloggers out there. YOU CAN DO THIS. Don’t give up. Stay positive.

Willingness To Learn

You will not be successful if you already think you know everything there is to know about blogging. This is a fact. There is so much to learn and you will never stop learning. Be willing to learn and take anyone and everyone’s advice. Trust me, this will pay off. Below are a couple of e-books on how to start a blog.

What It Takes To Be A Blogger

Blogging is hard. You wear a million and one hats. Remember, when starting out, you are the Photographer, the writer, the lawyer, the production crew, the video editor, the social media marketer, the president of your company, the graphic designer, and so much more. It’s hard work, it costs money, it’s an investment of your time. Is it going to be hard? Are you going to cry? Are you not always going to be confident? Are you going to struggle? Yes. Will it be worth it? Most definitely. Don’t give up.

Are you new to blogging or thinking about starting a blog? What are you struggling with most?

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You and are in the exact same boat! I’m 2 months in and made $1.12… But I love it and I continue to learn every single day! Keep it up!

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Thanks for reading Kate! We will get there. Definitely a lot to learn but we will persevere. šŸ™‚

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Ahhh, love this post, Cassie! So many valid points–especially having patience and a willingness to learn! You know I LOVE LEARNING! (lol) Also I love your photos, the marble is working out well for you šŸ˜‰

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Hi Sheila! Thanks for reading. I’m glad you found some value. And thanks for the compliment! I’m loving the marble background, I just haven’t perfected the lighting yet. One step at a time. šŸ˜‰

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Hey, Cassie! Thanks for sharing this awesome post. My blog is almost a year old but I haven’t yet monetized it. Glad, you already did it. Yeah, I agree with the points you’ve put forward. Perseverance is the key.
Best wishes!

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Hi Shashi! I’m so glad you found this blog post helpful. It is definitely challenging but nothing good is ever easy right? Good luck to you as well! <3

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Wonderful article. Having blogged for 9 months, my advice to any blogger would be do it first and foremost for your personal enjoyment. If you put the prospect of monetary reward as your central focus, you will give up very early in the game.

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Hi Pierre! That is so true. You definitely have to have a passion for it or you will lose momentum fast! Thanks for the tip and thank you for reading. šŸ™‚

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