This post comes as an apology to my poor blog as I can’t spare enough time every day for it. My job and other daily activities do not leave me with enough time to enjoy my own life. My busyness is the only reason my blog hasn’t yet got the exposure I dreamt for it.
I am fully employed and my job is very time intensive. I leave my home at 7 am in the morning but there is no fixed time of getting back. When I am very lucky I reach back to my home at 6 pm. In most cases, as late as 9 pm.
Sometimes as part of my job, I am even required to stay away from home for a few days and do not get internet access too. When I am back, there are lots of other routine things and issues waiting for me at home.
After having worked on all those things I get some time to work on my blog.
What is the difference between me and others?
I read and follow a lot of popular bloggers and internet marketers. I see them making thousands (some even hundreds of thousands) every month and I feel happy about them. But then to myself I think, will I ever make a living off my blog? will I ever be able to fire my boss?
It might not happen in near future but let’s see what has my fate decided for me.
There are two main differences between me and other successful bloggers as I see. First one is that they have time for their blogs and the other is that they have money to invest.
Many of the successful bloggers I follow started blogging while being fully employed but their job was not as time intensive as mine. They also had enough money to invest in their blogs as their jobs were paying them decent sum of money while mine pays me enough to live only.
Some of them started blogging after being fired. This means they had enough time for their blog if not money.
It is not like I have never invested any money into blogging. I have invested in some plugins and tools that are really helping me out at this stage.
My Future Plan – A Challenge Worth Taking
A few days back I was getting more and more upset as I was not seeing any results. I even thought of leaving blogging but then I thought of working out possible options.
I thought about leaving my job and focusing on my blog but it seemed clearly impossible. My blog needs time to get to a stage where it earns me some steady money. The question of How I will survive untill that happens? ruled this option out.
I then made up my mind to continue with whatever time and resources I have at my disposal. This sounded like a challenge worth taking. It would really be great if I could do that. So I outlined my action plan which is as follows:
- Allocate at least 10 hours a week for blogging and blog promotion.
- Out of allocated time, spend some time to engage with successful bloggers through commenting and build up relations with them. This way get some attention and traffic and of course some motivation
- Start a periodic post on monthly or weekly basis to keep record of my activities and keep myself motivated
When I started blogging, my goal was to build a steady income stream but later I realized it was way to difficult for somebody in my situation. My revised goal is to build up my blog’s traffic to 10,000 unique visits per month. Presently it gets 1000+ unique visits each month mostly from organic searches.
I know for some of you it might not be much, but this is the first step. Once I achieve it, I will re-revise my goal.
Follow Me As I Progress
I will be writing about all the actions I take to achieve every bit of success. I will be writing case studies about what worked and what didn’t work for me, tools that are worth giving a shot and much more.
Even if I don’t succeed, you will learn a few ways that don’t work, right?
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