Recently, while working on one of my videos, I began thinking about the small mistakes that I made as a beginner when I stepped into the online marketing industry. For a very long time, I failed while I tried to make money blogging, and was indebted to the point that I gave up. Eventually, however, I managed to get hold of the crux of online money making, and this is what I am going to share with you today.
I see so many people trying to make money blogging because of the hype over affiliate marketing and blog advertisements. Many, however, give up during the process. As an online marketing trainer, I am going to share with you my experiences and show you how I avoided getting overwhelmed and making small business mistakes that many of you might be making.
Expecting too much too fast
For one, a funny thing I did and which I think most people do was believing that I could make money blogging immediately. Many of my students are people who decided to quit their jobs because they thought they could simply sit at home and make money blogging. Can blogging and affiliate marketing provide a full-time income? Yes, it can. However, expecting to get results overnight or even in a few days, and believing that you will have enough money for all your needs is not realistic. I have seen that most people make these small business mistakes and get disappointed because they have nothing to fall back on. As an online marketing trainer, the best advice I can give you is that there can be no success without a plan!
Buying too many products
You must have heard from many people that affiliate marketing is a scam and making money blogging is impossible and is merely a hoax. I have seen in my career as an online marketing trainer that one of the biggest small business mistakes is buying too many products. As a beginner, you see so many people offering shiny objects, promising you that this one magical eBook and this one training session will show you how to make thousands of dollars.
Do NOT make these small business mistakes and know that there are very few products out there that will actually help. Avoid falling into scams and spending too much money without doing thorough research.
You will see that many online marketing trainer programs that you subscribe to will simply spam you with their marketing content. You have to realize that being scared of clicking the unsubscribe button is not the way to go. If you want to make money blogging, you have to say no to a lot of people and start thinking about your benefits.
Remember: there is too much information out there and you don’t need to take it all in!
Pick a business model you can work with
As an online marketing trainer, I can honestly tell you that how fast you make money depends highly on the business model you choose. Many people think that selling a very cheap service or product is the way to attract people. This is not necessarily true. Sometimes, it really depends on how you market it. Select very cheap products can be one of the small business mistakes people make. Remember that if you select the right marketing techniques, you will be able to make money blogging with one product and few customers. It all depends on the value and care you provide, missing out on which is one of the small business mistakes that lead to downfall.
All in all, there are way too many things that can go wrong. Just start with a thorough plan and you will have something to fall back on when everything looks confusing!