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10 Reasons You Will Never EVER Succeed as a Blogger

blogging failureI have been blogging for a little over 14 months now and everyday I come across at least 1 new person with some traits destined for blogging failure. I have been a victim of some of these traits before and it took me long to realize it, I also discovered some of these traits based on reader feedback and my experience with other successful bloggers and I’d like you to take all the points in this article as seriously as possible.

I’d also like you to know that the fact that you’re making any of these mistakes doesn’t mean you’re destined for failure. NOBODY is destined for failure and as long as you’re always ready to improve only the sky is the limit. Below are 10 of the most common traits exhibited by those who will never ever succeed as a blogger.

1. You Disbelieve Everything

Our mind is a very powerful instrument and based on my own personal experience I have observed that your mind is the only thing that can determine whether you will fail or succeed.

The truth is that it doesn’t matter what your history is or what your high school teacher thinks about you, it doesn’t matter how poor your grades used to be and it doesn’t matter how slow you or your memory is it is no factor to determine your success or failure.

You need to realize this today and make it stick with you forever. Your brain isn’t what determines how far you can go in life, it is simply your mind. If it were to be your brain then the most brilliant students in the world will be the most successful but if you start believing in the power of your mind, you will easily experience success even if you’re a high school dropout.

Here’s the content of an email I got early today from one of my critics:

Why do you lie?. Your site is only a few months old NO WAY can you get that kind of traffic in such a short period. And why would anyone care how you have to brag how much you make a month. you are so full of shit.

If you take a look at the above you will notice that the fellow is trying to condemn my achievements because he believes my blog is too young to have achieved that. I only wish the fellow knew I still use to think about how little my achievements are for a blog my age, he will then know that there’s nothing impossible under the sky.

You need to realize that if it is conceivable then it is achievable.

2. You Believe Everything

If you really want to succeed as a blogger it is also very essential for you to realize that believing everything you see is as bad as disbelieving the power of making money through the internet. I’m not against you believing in the possibility of making money online because your belief is an essential trait to your success but what I’m trying to say is that you should be careful with what you believe.

I have a friend who knew about internet marketing before I knew how to operate a computer (no exaggeration here!). This friend of mine does everything he can to ensure he attends every seminar he hears about and after attending these seminars he will start preaching to me about how one teacher told him about a powerful technique that is making the fellow thousands of dollars. This friend of mine does that for every single seminar he attends and he believes he has tons of knowledge on how to make money online. The funny thing here is that even after I started making thousands of dollars online, this friend of mine was yet to have any realistic online business.

My point here is that you shouldn’t just download every information you read online into yourself hook, line and sinker. Make sure you do your best to verify the accuracy of the information you’re reading and if possible, get proof.

There’s a lot of information circulating the internet about being a successful blogger and the only way to be a winner is to be careful with what you believe.

3. You’re Looking for Overnight Success

no overnight successIf there’s one thing I learnt the hard way when it comes to internet marketing and blogging it is that there’s nothing called overnight success.

I’m very fast in everything I do in life. I have the fastest education in my family, when walking I’m three times faster than people around me, I talk at least two times faster than people around me (I’ve done a lot to improve on this though) and I’m pretty fast at everything I do. When I started blogging I believed I can also be very fast at succeeding online and that I would have built a successful online business in a matter of a month. Oh, how wrong I was! I wasted several months trying to figure out which business I am to do and I started my first real blog almost a year of me venturing into the internet marketing world. It took me 8 months to achieve anything I could call significant and I still get people tell me that I’ve achieved a lot within a short period of time.

My point is there’s nothing called overnight success and building an internet business is just like building any other business. You have to realize that since you can’t build a successful offline business in one month (even if you have everything you need) you also can’t build a successful online business in one month.

If you’re to ask me the average time it takes to build a successful blog I will tell you it is one and a half years – and this one and a half years doesn’t mean you will only be sleeping and writing, it entails a lot of hard work and you having adequate knowledge of what you’re doing.

4. You Lack Focus

I was a victim of this for months when I first got into the online world and it is evident that this is the most common problem faced by a lot of new bloggers.

A lot of people come into the online world only because they want to make money online and due to this they are very desperate to get what they want so they start venturing into as many businesses as they can until they get results. That might work for you elsewhere but building a successful blog is not a guess and win game. It is either you know what you’re doing or you lose – there’s no either or.

To really succeed online you have to pick one solid thing you want to do, you have to focus on only one strategy and make yourself a master at it. Stop trying to waste your time building multiple businesses that are not getting results because that just won’t work.

Don’t build a second blog until you have a highly successful blog that can stand alone. Try to be a master at one thing instead of being a jack of all trades and master of none.

5. You’re Not Focusing on the Long-Term

focus - clark kent heat visionIf as a blogger all you think about all day is how to squeeze your visitors and milk them dry, then you’re in the business to fail.

The most successful bloggers today are those that have been blogging for an average of 5 years. They only lasted so long because they focused on the future and on making the life of their readers better and it is the reward of this they are now reaping.

There is little you can achieve now compared to in the future so instead of destroying your future with your present why not focus your efforts on getting the best from both?

6. You’re Letting Your Critics Get the Best of You

Is it Justin Bieber, Barrack Obama, Darren Rowse or Brian Clark? Who do you think is yet to be criticized?

In case you don’t know it yet, it is part of the perks of being popular, criticism is a part of life.

Instead of feeling so sad about being criticized why not start thinking you are a celebrity whenever you’re criticized? When someone tells you that you suck or that you’re this and that, why not smile and congratulate yourself for having one more enemy?

For the first 8 months of my blogging career I really didn’t get any critic but it seems I now get at least 2 every month. Some people are even telling me I’m too young for my success or things like that.

Then, whenever I’m criticized by people like this I begin to feel dejected and low of myself, but whenever I get a comment or email from a critic now I smile, and I tell myself, YES, I’m becoming more popular.

If you try to make money from your blog some people won’t be happy with it. If you try to write list posts more often some people won’t be happy with it, and some people just aren’t happy with the fact that you’re the one achieving what you’re achieving instead of them. So, why worry?

Stop thinking about critics, instead, focus more on being the best at what you do.

7. You’re Afraid of Monetizing Your Blog

stop being afraidYou might be good at creating great content, you might be good at marketing your blog and generating quality traffic but to really succeed as a blogger you need to start thinking beyond those two things.

It is true you should focus on giving great value to your readers but you should also realize that giving value doesn’t necessarily mean giving free value. Don’t be afraid to monetize your blog as a blogger because writing alone won’t pay the bills, writing alone won’t take care of your family. What you only have to ensure is that the free value you’re giving to your readers is more than what you’re collecting from them and you won’t have any problems whatsoever.

8. Your Content is the Single Less-Important thing to You

If you’re always thinking about how to improve your blog design, how to make more money from your blog, how to get more traffic to your blog, how to increase your blog conversion etc. but you never really spend time to think about what others think of your content then you’re on your way to failure.

Your content should be the most important thing to you as a blogger because it will get to a stage where you won’t have need to be trying to drive traffic to your blog again and in cases like this it is your content that will make a difference. The better your content is, the higher your chances are for success so start thinking about your content day and night. Start observing the trends to see which content becomes popular and which one doesn’t and start investing your time and money into learning how to deliver the best content possible to your readers.

9. You Suck at Marketing, and You’re not Ready to Learn

marketing fail - you suck!Do you know that your success as a blogger won’t be determined by how great your content is but how good you are at marketing?

I’m not trying to advocate being unethical here, but you have to know that with the right marketing you can sell people oranges and make them believe it is an apple. In other words, even if you write great content you need effective marketing to make people realize the value of what you’re giving them.

God won’t just come down from heaven to bless your content writing efforts, you need to think beyond your writing desk and keyboard to succeed as a blogger, you need to start thinking as a marketer, you need to start thinking smart!

10. You’re Not Improving Your Knowledge

You might hardly hear this elsewhere but based on my experience it is one of the most dangerous killer of blogs.

A lot of bloggers complain about experiencing blogging burnout or writers block but many of them fail to think about it being as a result of them not reading other blogs. There was a time I got tired of reading other blogs and I almost didn’t read other blogs aside mine for a whole month, this resulted in me finding it difficult to write any blog post at all and as a result I resolved to doing other things aside blogging. It was only a matter of time before I realized that I was on my way to blogging failure.

The idea of this particular blog post was inspired by a particular eBook I read yesterday and I have gotten countless ideas just by reading other books and blogs. Stop isolating yourself from the blogosphere and start reading as much great content as you can from wherever you can find it, it will contribute a lot to your success as a blogger.

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97 Comments on "10 Reasons You Will Never EVER Succeed as a Blogger"

  1. Roy C.Chukwu says:

    Nice Post,

    But I think there more to the above.

    If I am to write on this, I will make it 20 πŸ™‚

    Thank you very much for these tips.

    God bless you!

  2. Sujith says:

    I think I am falling in the #7 category..Still lazy in monetizing and marketing part.Another gr8 post.

    • Vijay says:

      Hey Sujith, I still suggest to wait for monetizing till a point where you get consistent good traffic from search engines. In terms of numbers you should wait till you get 1000 unique visitors on your blog.

    • Onibalusi says:

      I also have a lot to improve on in the #7 category. Thanks so much for the awesome support Sujith πŸ™‚

  3. Alex Humphrey says:

    that first one is crazy! I am amazed by how dumb some people are. Can you imagine the foolishness of it? So he’s saying you’re a liar? Why would you lie? And even if you are, what evidence does he have?

    Bitter much…lol.

    These are great points. I think 10 is the most important for a lot of us. It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day of blogging and forget that there is a whole world of knowledge out there for us to enjoy. Continue learning and succeed or think you know it all (or never will) and forgo success

    • Onibalusi says:

      It’s funny how people think but I’m not really concerned about people like that anymore. I really think people like that are just jealous and probably irresponsible – in most cases it is just better not to say anything.

      You’re right about gaining more knowledge. The more you learn, the more knowledge you can impact, and that is the basis of building a successful blog.

  4. abrablog says:

    i agree. Many people lack focus and practice. Thats why they ever become successful blogger.

    • Onibalusi says:

      You’re right. Learning to focus is highly important if you really want to build a successful blog.

  5. Rohan says:

    I LOLed at your first point! How could someone be so stupid to not realize that a blog that has a fantastic alexa and PR can be successful! You should certainly ignore these people ! If they can’t do something, they want to believe that no body else can!

    I think you are doing great with your blog and it is destined to grow like wildfire πŸ™‚ Another great post…

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha. I wonder πŸ™‚

  6. I guess the over night success is the one that I believe in. We can’t just be successful over night. We have to experience the rough part of the process.

    I am happy to have read a new post from you sir.

    • Onibalusi says:

      That’s true. Life is about doing things the hard way – in order words you shouldn’t expect to eat without working.

  7. Haru says:

    nice tips oni..

    and i think your blog always young because it is LOL..

    dont care abut them..they just jealous with your blog πŸ™‚

    i really love ur blog oni πŸ™‚

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, youngprepro…lol!

      Thanks a lot for the awesome support Haru, I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  8. Andreas says:

    You’ll never succeed when you never take a break. If you keep creating content 16 hours a day, usually the result will be low quality. This is why its important to set specific time schedules when to work and when not to.

    • Onibalusi says:

      You have a great point. I believe taking breaks is a very essential point of being successful as a blogger.

  9. Joseph says:

    Nice Post dele, dont mind the Critics continue doing your stuffs.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks bro πŸ™‚

  10. UmarYusuf says:

    Thumbs up fried. A good post.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks Umar!

  11. Sup bro! Nice post. I think you meant to say “I’m very fast in everything I do in life” instead of “I’m a very fast in everything I do in life”. Try to amend that on line 5 of the third reasons. Great post

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks a lot for the notice bro, it is now fixed πŸ™‚

  12. Dr Amit Nagpal says:

    Keep up the great work.Forget the critics.
    The saying goes, “I don’t know the road to success but I know the road to failure, trying to please everybody.”

    • Onibalusi says:

      That’s really a great quote and it makes perfect sense. Thanks a lot for the awesome support πŸ™‚

  13. Khabri says:

    that’s again a great post..

    • Onibalusi says:


  14. Mark says:

    Hey Oni
    Your biggest strength is your consistent perseverance. You can’t do what you do without getting criticized. Keep posting!

    • Onibalusi says:

      You have a great point Mark, and I’m always on the look out for criticism πŸ™‚

  15. funwidmasti says:

    Wowwww greate things poted in this post..!!!
    One of the best article i have ever read on internet about reasons for a unsuccessful blogger..!!

    • Onibalusi says:


      I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  16. Brandon Yanofsky says:

    Ooooh. #8. I have to disagree. I think that content is no where near as important as my header. I mean, I put out a new post every 5 minutes. But who cares about that. My header is what really caches my audience. They come to my page and stare at my header or hours in wonder at what godly human being could design such a great header.

    Oh, and I love sarcasm.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, I also love sarcasm…lol!

  17. Flo | Create Your Own Website says:

    No 2 is sooo true and everyone is guilty of Information Overload to an extent. We are always reading and gathering more information without implementing a lot. But your friend’s case is extreme. πŸ™‚ He should at least take one baby step into DOing what he is learning.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, it’s funny what people can do when they want to make money. Some people believe the more you know the more money you can earn, it’s funny that is almost the opposite.

  18. Lian says:

    All very good points to note down. I think the hardest part is the waiting. Like you pointed out, it takes time before you see any results. And if what you’re doing is not working, it is so difficult to abandon the project coz’ you’ve already put so much effort into it.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, waiting truly takes time, but the funny thing is that there isn’t a shortcut.

  19. Graham Lutz says:

    Lack of focus is my biggest nemesis. I try to do too many things and nothing gets done well.

    I am heading to the lake for the July 4th weekend and plan to do some soul searching and strategizing to come up with exactly what actions I will take to make some good things happen!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, focus is really essential to succeeding online. Just keep at one thing for a long period of time and you’ll start seeing results soon.

  20. Very nice.
    Thanks for sharing this article!

    • Onibalusi says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  21. Jym @ Blog Traffic says:

    Very good points Onibalusi, and I enjoyed your readable post style as ever. Thanks

    Focus is really a big, one, along with lack of long-term vision. Looking for a quick fix and jumping on opportunity, system, or product bandwagon is a sure way to fail.

    Sticking with a proven strategy (or developing your own if you have the creativity to do so) and mastering it over time is the way of the successful blogger.

    My personal failing for a long time has been not to monetize. But I’m remedying that now.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Jym,

      I’m really glad to hear you enjoy reading my articles, thanks a lot for the commendation πŸ™‚

      There’s no thing called quick fix in blogging and a lot of bloggers have to realize that quickly in order to succeed.

  22. Great article I like the last point the best. I think it is important to keep improving your self to be better. I have stumbled on your blog a few times and found all good information each time.

    I have been at this for about 5 months now and feeling a little burnt out but I am still going. I think that you really need to have focus and desire to succeed. Learn from other peoples comments and use them to work for you not against you. There is always some truth to the comment make it work for you. Just as you did within this post:)


    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, I’m really glad you enjoyed reading my blog πŸ™‚

      Just keep at it with all you have and you’ll start seeing great results in no time.

  23. Bogati says:

    It’s a great post again.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks Bogati!

  24. Wow, lots to digest. Thanks for generously sharing this useful info. Especially appreciate the acknowledgment that for blogging, the goal may not be tens of thousands of fans but a few hundred solid ones.

  25. DiNaRa says:

    I think the main problem of all who fail online is that they want immediate success and if they don’t get it. they stop and say that they can’t do it at all. Hard work and clear goals is the right thing to succeed.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Success doesn’t come overnight – people will start succeeding when they realize this.

  26. Thiet ke quang cao says:

    I think, to succeed as a blogger depends many factors other than the factors mentioned above. One factor no less important is the passion to blog.
    Thanks your post!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly. Being passionate as a blogger is just as important as all of the points above. Thanks a lot for contributing to the article πŸ™‚

  27. One of your best articles ever, straight from the heart, congrats!

    P.S. To be afraid of monetizing your blog is like working on your job and not asking to get paid πŸ™‚

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, I’m really glad to hear that πŸ™‚

      I’ve been under monetizing this blog and I plan to stop monetizing it complete for sometime now and then make some thorough changes on it – after which I will come up with new ways to make money from it.

  28. Adams Amana says:

    u did excccellently well infacct your articles have really inspired me.and to think that u are still a tennager earning those thousands of dollars online is really challenging.
    just ignore d fool he is simply a failure

  29. For the most part people arent willing to put in the effort required to really make a blog successful. The biggest misconception about making money online through blogging or other methods is that its easy, thats the killer.

    • Onibalusi says:

      It can be said more than that. Succeeding in this game takes time and effort and we all have to realize that to get the best from it.

  30. Gerald says:

    Oohh nice brash title. I’m going to get this right sooner or later. Taking action is the key!

    • Onibalusi says:

      You’re right. You’ll get anywhere as long as you’re determined and you take action regularly πŸ™‚

  31. TsarShu says:

    I think it’s time for me to re-consider my life as a blogger. Now I see that in some points I have to change my attitude. Thanks!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, that’s what I love to hear πŸ™‚

  32. symfony says:

    In fact, all these points are universal and suitable not only for bloggers but for business in general. If you have positive thinking, you’ll be able to achieve much. If you don’t believe in your projects and yourself, you’ll fail.
    And of course, learning. That’s essential because modern world is developing rapidly and what was innovation ten years ago is obsolete now.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Of course, I make sure most of the posts on this blog are suitable to a large audience, and I’m glad you noticed that πŸ™‚

  33. eTipsLibrary says:

    You should expect such emails after claiming success in short time but one thing which i noticed that few things are in your blog which shouldn’t be there. Like why you need to mention that you are POOR , FATHERLESS etc. i do not think that you should have such sympathetic words because at blog people are not interested in what you were rather they are interested in what you write.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, but it’s the truth.

      My stories connect with my readers and that is why posts like that are important – and that’s also why they are highly popular.

    • That’s your opinion and its not a very educated one either because A blog of this kind has many facets to it. It is a personal media instrument and it is a business that is supposed to have a target audience and if you want readers “get you” then must use emotion connect to make a connection with them. I mean that is basic business marketing 101 and you can get that info anywhere on the web, so what are you talkin’ about?

      • eTipsLibrary says:

        I know blog is a personal media and i respect your view point but at the same time i repeat my point that such words shouldn’t be there in overall marketing strategy.

        • Gina says:

          Really? Since when are there rules about what “shouldn’t” be on a marketing blog? Are you still clinging to the corporate model of marketing–the one that made my own personal life a living hell all through the 90s and continues to destroy the millions of suckers who fall for the “shoulds” in life? This blog is one of the few marketing blogs I admire because of its comprehensive and astute observations, along with an authentic and articulate voice. That is rare. I’ve spent countless hours on the Internet and I know what I’m talking about. Go piss on some other blog that deserves it. Or continue to buy into corporate values, which only value greed.

          • Onibalusi says:

            You have a great point Gina and I really appreciate and 100% support what you’re saying

            There really aren’t rules when it comes to building a successful blog – by this I mean there is no fix thing to do. It’s all about being analytical and knowing what works and then focusing all your efforts on it.

          • eTipsLibrary says:

            There is always should and should not. Can you review a Hollywood movie in this blog ? obviously it shouldn’t be done. If you have spend countless hours on internet then it does not mean that whatever you will say is FULL & FINAL. I think you even don’t learn how to communicate and argue after spending countless hours on internet. You are not giving your view point you are forcing it.

        • Gina says:

          Etips, a person who gives a blogger advice on marketing should have decent grammar and sentence structure. No marketing person would hire you or listen to your negative words based upon your writing skills.

          Secondly, great marketers have always shared personal stories. That is one of the first rules of great marketing if you know marketing at all. It is people who play it too safe who become tiresome, uninspiring and lose their readers.

          The beauty of the Internet is that it is ever-evolving. Literature all through time has been evolving and this is no different. The old marketing models of the 90s where strategies were canned, forced and full of “shoulds” is dead. Marketers who try to say all the “right” things but add no value to my life disgust me. They have no integrity. They are like the giant corporations who do nothing but sell their soul so they can make $$ without giving value.

          This blog is impressive because it integrates comprehensive information in a way few blogs ever manage to do. It does all it should and more. It is totally realistic about marketing on the Internet. That alone is worth so much to people like me who grow tired of all the echo chambers of people pretending to be big authorities when they are only providing a rehash of the latest tip.

          This blog never wastes my time. And it is candid, creative and real. That is rare and that is what sets it apart from so many other forgettable blogs.

          • eTipsLibrary says:

            My opinion about the words (fatherless, poor) is not related to the language etc. English is not my first language. Whatever i wrote is original and useful. I can not quit sharing my experience and thoughts just because i don’t have full command on English language. Yes, i need improvement and am working on it.
            By the way i am impress with the writing skills of 17 year old boy whose first language is not English πŸ™‚

        • Gina says:

          I agree with you–everyone’s opinion is valid, regardless of language barriers, which is exactly why I believe it is valuable when bloggers and people share real stories–because we are human beings, not machines. A marketing blog is the perfect place for a blogger to share personal stories. I was almost personally destroyed in the past by not feeling able to share my stories in a business evironment. What is the point of living if we can’t be real in business? As soon as we become too rigid with rules, that’s when lies and greed creep in. What I like about this blog is it gives kick ass marketing advice and it is human. I think it’s a great example for how to be.

  34. Adams Amana says:

    dude u are too much! at least good things too can come from naija

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha. Thanks Adam πŸ™‚

  35. thanks i ve learnt to focuss on the long term on blogging

  36. kenal says:

    I find this funny and a way sad. Because you are right by all means, harshly honest and truthful. A lot of people want to blog or even market their sites and they expect overnight success lol…It does not work like that. Great article/post.

  37. Rajesh Patel says:

    Point # 2, You Believe Everything, really nice for me. πŸ™‚

  38. Gina says:

    I just love you. Every time I read your posts it is so worth it–and I’ve been at this a long time. You are gifted and amazing. Thanks.

  39. Atish | Blogging Tips says:

    Another a great post by You Oni..You write very clear points. very well said that failure doesn’t depend upon our marks and all.

  40. Some people can be so small minded. I support you, I think that you are wonderful inspiration and your content gives me hope that I will begin to get traffic once I start guest posting. My problem is #8 I suck at marketing and I am actually afraid to guest post..I don’t know why…and yes you are right! Scientifically speaking when you build positive energy then negative energy will have to be there too so just ignore those fools.

  41. Thanks a lot Oni for this awesome information that you outlined above, I love all you’ve said and thanks a lot for sharing this.

  42. SEO blog says:

    i have always maintained that content is the king. throughout my blogging career, the one thing that I always laid emphasis on was content. Promotion and SEO are too important but the thing that leaves others behind is content

  43. Adnan Ali says:

    am falling in the #3, am really very aggressive about the success.

  44. Basically writing a content for you blog is not just the key if you want to succeed here. You should make a good content so that your readers will look forward to read your blog. You should make a plan on what are the things that you should do it in order to make your blog to be visible over the search engine.

  45. The Nerdy Nurse says:

    I totally don’t mean to be a grammar jerk, but I’m pretty sure that English isn’t your first language and I just wanted to point a phrase you have incorrectly written.
    “In order words” should read “In other words” because you are rephrasing and statement and putting it into, well, other words.
    I’ve been reading many blogs lately about making money online from blogging and I get so turned off because their English is only sub-par and they are writing pages and pages about “generating good and valuable content.” If English is not your first language, this is going to be a real challenge. The English language and written word can be a thing of beauty, but in the same regard it can be a huge mess if not treated with the care and respect it deserves.
    Overall your English is exceptional, but when clichΓ©s and colloquialisms are used, it’s important that you get them right, or else your entire point is lost. And personally, I LOVE the use of clichΓ©s and colloquialisms in writing. It makes it so much more entertaining!

    Good read by the way. Interesting points about believing verses not. A person can have a billion great ideas but unless they put it into action then they obviously don’t have an idea worth acting on, do they?

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks so much for pointing out the error, that’s what I get for writing rush hour articles. It’s now been fixed πŸ™‚

      You’re right about taking action when you have ideas and that’s exactly the main point of this article. I’m really glad you loved it πŸ™‚

  46. sokun says:

    Very well put together. If you disbelieve everything you never know what opportunity awaits you that is legitimate. There are legitimate opportunities. I personally, only disbelieve things that sound like get-rich quick.

  47. Michael Chibuzor says:

    I never believed in myself Oni, that’s been my #1 problem but thank God I have overcome that. It’s a lot easier now and I must confess, your blog posts and guest posts I keep reading on top blogs encourage me.

  48. Raymond van Velzen says:

    Hehe, it’s almost a torture reading the posts on your site – so painfully true :-). For me no. 4 is very important. I’m just too easy to jump from one thing to another.

    I’ll just share another stupidity here so others might learn from it – I started a porn site thinking sex sells so it’s easy money. I spent six months on it, spammed Twitter every 5 minutes, got at most 100 visitors per day and never earned a dime with it. “FAIL!”, indeed. Marketing 101: Don’t try to sell what is already available for free :-).

    Thanks for the ‘warnings’ above, I’ll keep an eye on them while I’m trying to do better on my second blog.

  49. Terje Sannarnes says:

    I fully agree with all tips and recommmendations provided in this blog post. Most of all, I like your “You’re Not Focusing on the Long-Term” advice. In fact, many bloggers would like to achieve success within short period of time. But you should keep in mind that blogging is a long time project that requires a lot of work, efforts and time.

  50. Tech Blogger says:

    I agree so much with #5 (You don’t focus on long-term success) because it’s what I see all the time. I help people out with their SEO problems and too many people try blackhat tricks for a quick profit. They don’t realize how much they could make if they just focused on long-term growth.

    You know, with short term tricks, one or two years from now a person is right where they started. But a person who cares about their long term success will already have earned much more than the “blackhat”.

  51. sai@dailyblogtools says:

    1st point is really nice.its really changed my mind.thanks for these killer article

  52. The key factors to real blogging success are passion and authority. The road to success can be very bumpy or you might even take a hard fall. But remember, successful people are almost always optimistic, positive and they never give up. Until your blog has earned the trust of the search engines and users, you won’t be able to make a dime off of it.

  53. Very well written and impressive post. Thanks for sharing. Great Blog.

  54. BOABOO says:

    marketing is a king! i agree

  55. Daniel says:

    Great post, Onibalusi.

    A very powerful list that contains some crucial information for both beginner, and intermediate Bloggers.

    I think a healthy balance is required for Bloggers to gain a decent level of success. I would imagine all of us at times get too hung up on one aspect of Blogging or the other, whilst neglecting other important factors.

  56. logodiary says:

    Well written. Thank you


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