Dear God, Stop the Blog.
I’m getting so many emails these days about starting a blog that I need to clarify my stance on this.
I think everyone should have a website. I think everyone should practice writing. I think small niche sites are a low time and cost investment that can result in a nice little piece of web real estate.
I do not think anyone should try to write a generic blog and hope to become wealthy from it. Seems hypocritical, right?
I’d love to see more successful men’s blogs out there in the world. It’s just the difficulty. The frustration. The days, weeks, months where you get fewer page views than your dog’s Instagram.
Most don’t have the guts or determination to stick through it, and it’s not even a bad thing. It’s something that’s genuinely hard to do and it’s not a brilliant business move.
No, I don’t fear competition. Like I said, the more like-minded men who think along my lines of thought—the better. Plus, no one can live my life, and I’m all about sharing my troubles and how I solved them. I live a unique life and provide unique advice. It’s what’s worked for me. I can’t promise you what will or won’t work for you.
Don’t come to me and ask for my guarantee that if you follow the same X steps I did, that you’ll make Y. Life doesn’t work that way. Your path to Y and my path to Y are not the same. Life is not linear. There is no straight, sure-fire way. The only way is calculated risk. THAT is the only way that you can succeed with online business.
Calculated risks and actually doing the work. Again, posting every day is a lot of work. Most of you probably don’t realize what goes into it on a daily basis. Add in the fact that I’m running six other websites. That’s a LOT of writing to be doing. I averaged 5,000 words a day this week. Did you write 5,000 words in the last YEAR?
Don’t be discouraged, but be realistic. Blogging is not for the faint. It takes time, a fallback cushion, and a bit of luck to find success. It’s far better to start small and get some design, writing, and overall entrepreneurial experience with a small site selling a specific product versus creating your own.
PS: Jump right in. To the small stuff.
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