Mindset is very important in every aspect of life be it an online business or offline business.
In this post, I have mentioned some of the very important points on the blogging mindset.
I have discussed almost all blogging mindset points that need to be addressed and if not considered early in your online career then this may delay your success.
I have shared my personal five years of blogging struggle and how I overcame this.
Read is completely to get early success in blogging.
Many bloggers are very successful in their blogging careers and earn six figures per month.
They are successful not because they are good at copywriting and digital marketing or marketing. They are successful because of their mindset. They treat their “BLOG AS A BUSINESS“.
I am not saying that all the other skills are not important.
I just want you to have a proper mindset before you start a blog. So that you don’t quit in between.
You will find many blogs on how to start a blog but there are very few bloggers or experts in the blogging field who talk about mindset.
MINDSET IS SO IMPORTANT…
Once you make up your mind and have a proper mindset. You will make tons of money like I earn $XXXX/Per Month.
The points that I am going to explain below are based on my personal experience. Don’t skip this section as this section will help you to be a top blogger in your niche.
Table of Contents
- #1 TREAT BLOGGING AS A BUSINESS, NOT A JOB
- #2 BLOGGING CAN BE HARDEST AT THE START
- #3 BE READY TO ACCEPT THE REJECTIONS AND FAILURE
- #4 THE MINDSET OF HARD WORK
- #5 APPLY BRICK BY BRICK CONCEPT
- #6 THE ONE PERCENT RULE
- #7 DON’T LET FEAR INFLUENCE YOUR DECISION-MAKING ABILITY
- #8 NO MORE EXCUSES
- #9 THE POWER OF NOW
- #10 AVOID SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME AND ONLINE HYPE
- #11 STOP CHASING THE MONEY
- #12 BUILD A PRIVATE INFLUENCER NETWORK (PIN)
- #13 PATIENCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
- Last Thought
#1 TREAT BLOGGING AS A BUSINESS, NOT A JOB
Treat blogging as a business, not a job. Let me share with you my experience when I started my online career and I believe most of the newbies do the same.
I checked my google analytics and different affiliate dashboard after every 5 to 10 minutes.
I was chasing the statistics and in return, I got nothing but frustrations and stress. I changed my approach and now everything is easy, enjoyable, and smooth for me.
We generally look for short-term profits and underestimate the long-term goal. “Go for long-term goals”.
Not a single famous blogger who earns in six figures got overnight success. The sooner you understand this the better it will be.
I started my blogging career as a business and I will advise you to build a business instead of chasing statistics and money. The money will automatically follow.
“Success is a Journey, Not a Destination Likewise Blogging is a Journey, Not a Destination.”
#2 BLOGGING CAN BE HARDEST AT THE START
Sometimes it can be very overwhelming at the start. Having a proper mindset can easily solve this issue.
You need to work the hardest in the beginning and it will be rewarded the least.
What I mean to say is…
Blogging is not fun at the beginning but can be fruitful later.
#3 BE READY TO ACCEPT THE REJECTIONS AND FAILURE
Have you ever seen a pendulum? Yes! I know your answer is YES…
The equilibrium in the pendulum swings forward in the same ratio of distance as it swings back and the same applies in our career as well.
“The Key to Success is in Massive Failure.”
You cannot swing the pendulum in one direction. Likewise, you cannot only taste success without tasting any failure and rejections.
“If you want to be Successful, Increase the rate of your Failure.”
Darren Hardy has mentioned this in a “Pendulum Effect Concept“.
According to Darren Hardy, one side of the pendulum has failure, defeat, rejection, pain, sadness, etc and the other has success, victory, joy, happiness, acceptance, etc.
To taste success, comfort, and acceptance you have to taste failure, discomfort, and rejection as well. I have already mentioned that you cannot swing the pendulum in one direction.
You can watch Darren Hardy’s video to dig deep into this topic:
#4 THE MINDSET OF HARD WORK
I won’t say that you don’t need hard work. You need to work hard, especially when you are starting. But you need smart work throughout your blogging journey.
#5 APPLY BRICK BY BRICK CONCEPT
One Blog post at a time. Try to complete one task at a time and avoid multitasking.
I will give you all the details in this post on how you can mix hard work and smart work when you are creating your website.
#6 THE ONE PERCENT RULE
Try to improve yourself and your blogging business one percent every day. You can do this by learning new things related to your niche every day. If you do this you will grow by 300 percent year after year.
Always welcome new learning opportunities from your mentors, colleagues, coaches, and teachers.
#7 DON’T LET FEAR INFLUENCE YOUR DECISION-MAKING ABILITY
You have to face the fear whether it is a fear of success or fear of failure.
I used to have a fear of both success and failure and this influenced my decision-making ability. Once you face the fear, everything will be easy for you. Don’t let “what if” take over your mind.
Be happy if you encountered any obstacles while creating your blog.
How can anyone be happy if he has an obstacle or problem to tackle?
I know this question is coming from you…
You might be thinking the same. So let me explain by giving my example.
Whenever I had some issues with my website in my initial days of blogging. I was very stressed and overwhelmed.
I thought that my life and blogging career was over. This behavior of mine doesn’t solve the problem, instead, I wasted my time.
Now I changed my approach. Instead of getting stressed, I take it as a new challenge and learning opportunity.
Now I feel happy because I can improve myself one percent every day and I can learn new things.
This happened because of my new version of mindset. Now I believe that I can solve any obstacle or problem. I don’t see myself as a victim anymore. Now I understand that fear and doubt are not the truth.
I go to google and search for the same problem and guess what…I get all my questions solved as many face the same problem and they have the answer for the same.
Just remember one thing. Seeking help from your niche communities is the real power of blogging.
“Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”
#8 NO MORE EXCUSES
I always had some excuses when I tried to take some action.
Remember one thing, you always have a choice. Either you make excuses and do nothing or you take action. I changed my mindset and took action and now I am reaping the fruits.
#9 THE POWER OF NOW
Most of the time we think of the past and the future. Neither we have control over the past nor the future. But we can control our present.
I was also in the same boat a couple of years ago. I always thought I could have done this in the past and I have to do this in the future. These thoughts were no good to me and made me procrastinate.
NOW I AM CHANGED…
I always think of what I can do right now. This shift in my mind helped me a lot. I don’t procrastinate anymore. Remember one thing, Now is the right time.
#10 AVOID SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME AND ONLINE HYPE
Try not to get attracted to the next Shiny Object and Online Hype. Stick to your plan and work on that.
You will find many online so-called Experts and Gurus who will pitch their products and services every then and now without providing any real value.
Avoid and stop following those who don’t add value and often promote their products. You will waste your hard-earned money and time following them.
#11 STOP CHASING THE MONEY
Always try to add value to your readers. Don’t be desperate for the money, add values and the money will chase you.
#12 BUILD A PRIVATE INFLUENCER NETWORK (PIN)
When I started blogging, PBNs (Private Blog Networks) were quite common. Time has changed and this doesn’t work anymore in fact this may harm your website. Instead, try to connect with Influencers in your niche.
Try to connect with influencers in your niche. This will give a boost to your website while building backlinks.
#13 PATIENCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
The one who doesn’t have patience quits early. Remember one thing, as every day is passing by, someone is dropping out. In the end, you and a couple of bloggers will enjoy the traffic and money.
I hope by now you know what blogging mindset you should have before starting a blog or starting any business be it online or offline.
What do you think?
Did I missed any point…
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