The Crucial Secret That Successful Bloggers Don’t Tell You
Sounds like a clickbait title?
I'll be honest - it kind of is. But it's also true. Let me show you why:
Do you sometimes see "small" bloggers with just a couple hundred visitors a day who are owning it, making serious money with their blog?
Do you know the feeling when a more experienced blogger sets up a new blog, and grows it to x0,000 visitors/month within just a few weeks - while others take YEARS to reach that?
What's their secret?
Is there a secret?
Can you learn it?
Definitely. Here's the secret:
Disappointed? I sure would be.
But its simplicity is why it's so damn important.
While everyone's chasing tactics and plugins, and the newest Pinterest strategy - they miss the big picture.
Let me give you an example.
Just this week alone, I got about 15 emails from the same person without ever subscribing to his list. In fact, I unsubscribed twice. He keeps spamming me with really bad sales emails, trying to sell me some get-rich-quick software.
I'm deleting every one of them without even reading the subject now. So much effort (and possibly money) spent on marketing, and yet I couldn't care less.
Here's the other side: A few weeks ago, I went for lunch and a walk in the sun with a good friend. She took me to this new-ish vegan burger restaurant, and those were the best damn vegan burgers I've ever had, with sweet potatoe fries and a fresh, handmade basil-lemon dip. I went there again twice since then - and I rarely ever eat out, I prefer to cook at home.
I'm looking forward to going again, and I recommend it to friends (or go with them). And yet I have never seen a single ad for them.
What's the point?
Marketing and advertising is important - yes. Catchy headlines and solid Pinterest strategies in our case.
But what matters MOST is that there are people out there, your target audience, who ABSOLUTELY LOVE what you offer.
You need to have a blog where you can say "if a person like xyz comes to my site, they feel just at home and don't want to leave anymore".
But here's the thing...
Most bloggers say you should start with something you're passionate about. Write what you know. What's important to you. Share your story.
I call BS on that.
Because that advice tells you that your blog is about YOU. But it's not.
If you want to have a business, you cannot blog for yourself.
Because you don't go to Pinterest or Google and think "hm, I wonder what Benjamin posted, or how his day went". (fine, by the way, thanks!)
No, the question on your mind might be something like...
- What can I do to make my blog grow faster?
- Why is my blog not as big as theirs?
- How can I make enough money with my blog to quit my job?
- How the hell does affiliate marketing work? Is there like a step-by-step guide or something??
What do they all have in common?
All these questions are about yourself!
So yeah, I could talk about my day, but why would you care? You care about YOUR day, and about YOUR blog - so THAT'S what I'm writing about.
How to help YOU grow you blog faster.
How to help YOU make more money.
If you want to build a successful blogging business, you have to ask yourself how you can best help others, make their life better.
That's what no one told you when you started.
Or maybe someone did - then you're lucky.
But that's the essential difference between blogs that "make it" and those that don't. One kind serves people as much as it can, the other doesn't.
So, if you want to grow your blog and turn it into a BUSINESS, not just a self-centered hobby - focus on serving others.
If you still only want to write about your day and what recipes you just found - that's fine. Everyone blogs for different reasons. But if your reasons are either money or success or impact - stop putting yourself in the spotlight, and put the focus on your readers!
If you want to learn how to do that to monetize your blog - I cover this side in my free course.
But if you still need to grow your blog's traffic - I have a great free workbook that helps with that! Just enter your email below and I'll send it to you.
By the way - that's how I provide value. Helpful articles, free courses, free worksheets,....
Because if you like my content and can learn a thing or two - you might decide to invest a bit of money (as little as $5) into one of my paid programs to learn even more. Again - focused on what YOU get out of it (and it's a lot!).