I am the kind of person that cannot stand the word “can’t” so don’t you dare tell me your excuses when you fail at blogging. Trust me, I have heard them all. I have had students that could give me 10 excuses about not even managing to start the computer up for the day. I personally had never dreamed of not turning my computer on for an entire day!
When the excuses start, I know these people are not meant to be blogging.
A true blogger is a DOER! Bloggers do not wonder what might happen, they just jump in and do it! But Brian Clark from Copyblogger might say you are jumping into the wrong lake like Prince did in Purple Rain.
But lets face it, even if you do jump in the wrong lake, you might not have what it takes anyway.
When you fail at blogging you can use these 10 Excuses
1. It cost too much money
If you are a true blogger you will know that starting out does not cost a lot of money at all. Hosting a website and buying a domain name other main costs for new bloggers. If blogging is costing you too much money that means you are either lazy and get others to do your job, or you are lying about the cost. There is no need to outsource in the beginning as you should learn the ropes yourself so you know the job.
Many years ago I invested well under $100 to start my first website from scratch and now that same website has people wanting to buy it for over $100,000. In the early days I was offered $22,000 and did not take it. Lucky I didn’t!
2. Money returned versus hours spent was rubbish
People seem to often count the hours and then expect a certain amount of money per hour that was spent blogging. This is not how a blogging business works. You are building an empire, and it takes time. Just say you invest a full year of your time to learn and start this blogging business and you start to making money online to cover a full time wage. When the money starts flowing you do not have to turn up to work everyday. How much is your time worth then?
If you value your time as money then you must be a worker. You need to go out and get a job.
I worked hard to create this business and now this is how I work:
- If I do not turn up for work, I still make money.
- If I do not turn up to work for a week, I still make money.
- If I do not turn up for work for a month, my money decreases.
- If I outsource I do not have to turn up to work and I still make money.
- I can work from any location in the world with an Internet connection.
- When someone says “Will you be free at that time?” I have to say yes because I am always free.
This is a snippet from another article I wrote about my daily blogging routine.
3. I didn’t have the time so I will fail at blogging
Humans all have the same amount of time available to them during the day, so why are people saying that “they” do not have enough time? When they make a statement like this, are they implying that you have more time available than them? If you really want to do something bad enough, you will find the time to do it by arranging your priorities. It’s just as simple as that. Do not use time as an excuse when you fail at blogging.
4. There is too much competition
Yes there is a lot of competition out on the Internet, however there is also a lot more opportunities. There can be 100,000 or even more websites on the same subject. 10% of those websites can become successful, and the other 90%, the bloggers are using these excuses for their failure. Which blogger do you want to be? Do you want to fail at blogging and make all these excuses or do you want to be in that 10% of people that are successful?
I have been hanging around the internet for years and always see many potentially great websites come and go.
5. It is far too technical
Building a website and blogging definitely used to be technical, however now it is not technical at all and anyone can do it. You can even get someone to build a website for you for as little as $10, therefore avoiding those minor technical difficulties.You can outsource the work to someone who has experience.
After that you can simply start blogging your way to the bank. Yes it can be that simple if you love what you are blogging about.
I also offer free WordPress installation when you buy hosting through my link so this eliminates a lot of technical stuff!
6. You need money to invest
We have already established that Blogging can be the absolutely cheapest business to get involved with. For example you can get posting for the $4.95 a month and a domain name for $10 a year. Why would you complain about this? But some people still think successful bogging requires a huge investment.
I started my blogging business for under hundred dollars and never spent a cent for at least two years. (don’t quote me on that as I can’t remember the exact time). After being fully established and earning a great full-time income, I only then decided to buy Internet marketing tools and SEO tools that I needed to make my life easier. If you do have money to invest, then good for you, but spend it wisely.
7. I can’t be stuck on a computer all day
Becoming a successful blogger does not mean that you have to spend all day on a computer. You can go outside with a notepad and write articles, take some video footage, mingle with other like-minded people, and so on. I recently went to the beach for a holiday and took my blogging business with me. This is definitely not what I call being stuck on a computer all day.
I also go to the local cafe to blog, or basically anywhere I like. This is a crazy life!
8. It was boring and lonely
Blogging can be a lonely job but not if you are doing it the right way. Blogging involves getting involved with your blogging community and your website visitors. If you are building community with your blog then you will have more than enough people to take to…In fact sometimes too many. 🙂
You should also go to a blogging conference every now and then and meetups as talking to like minded people face to face is great!
9. Blogging didn’t suit me
This is probably a fair call. When you fail at blogging I do not mind if you use this excuse because you are obviously not meant to be doing it. If blogging didn’t suit you or suit your lifestyle, I am wondering if you ever saw any success at all? People often have trouble believing in something that they cannot see or have enough proof of. This is why blogging is a dream job, but does it really exist until you are successful at it yourself?
10. I am not good at it
If you are saying you are not good at blogging and using this as an excuse for failing at blogging then you are probably lacking in experience. Haven’t you heard the saying, “practice makes perfect”? You cannot expect to be a successful blogger overnight and there are always going to be many failures along the way. Failure is the only way to learn.
Even mentioning that you are not good at something shows that you have a lack of self-confidence. You will need to get rid of that trait in a hurry if you want to be a successful blogger. Just having that mentality will ensure you fail at blogging.
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What excuses can you come up with when you fail at blogging?
Of course there are dozens of other excuses that people will use when they fail blogging. Like I said before, I have heard them all. At one stage I had a student come to me with at least 3 excuses at every lesson he attended. Even after he started to see sales coming in, the excuses poured in faster. He gave up because I would not listen to his excuses.
Don’t let yourself make excuses when you fail at blogging. If you were a true blogger you wouldn’t even be thinking about making excuses. You would just do it!
If you do not use these excuses then there is a good chance you will not fail at blogging.