You want to start a blog and are wondering what to learn first as a blogger. You’ve read all the blog posts and watched all the videos. And yet, you are none the wiser.
More confused than ever before, you are questioning if you should even start a blog at all. It seems too complicated right?
Trust me I know the feeling. It was my residence for a few years before I finally built the courage to do it. I wanted it to be perfect. To know everything and not make any mistakes. And that was a huge mistake.
The biggest mistake I made as a blogger was trying to learn everything at once. I thought I was being smart by learning everything I needed to know as a blogger before I even started. Looking back now I wonder what I was thinking. I probably wasn’t.
It’s no wonder it took so long to get anywhere. I mean who would? You can’t focus on so many tasks and be successful at it. You will fail every time.
I get why I did it. I was so excited to start a blog. And I was motivated to do it all. But the thing with blogging is that there are just too many pieces to the puzzle.
You have to build it one piece at a time. And learn as you go. You will never know it all. It will only frustrate you trying to learn everything at once.
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Overcome fear of starting a blog
Make a list of everything you need to learn and do.
- Email lists
- Affiliate marketing
- Website learning
- Creating products
After this write out goals you have for your blog. Goals like how to get traffic to your blog and monetize your site.
Break down your goals into actionable steps.
Start with how to get traffic to your blog. Traffic is the life of your blog. Without it, you don’t have a business.
What steps do you need to take to get to your desired outcome?
First, you need to get eyes on your blog.
So learning Pinterest and SEO will be a priority. You can also start working on an email list.
Growing traffic comes before learning how to make money blogging. Because you can’t make money if you don’t have blog traffic. It’s easy to know what to learn first as a blogger.
All you have to do is ask yourself these questions.
What one thing will help you reach your goal?
What is most important to you?
Conclusion to what to learn First as a blogger
First of all, you have to buy your domain name and hosting. That is simple enough and doesn’t need to take days to decide.
Research the best domain and host for you and your blog and get it done. Then comes the setting up of your blog. With WordPress, it is a little bit of a learning curve. But you can watch videos to help you get set up in a day. There are also bloggers that will do it for you for free if you buy hosting using their link.
After this, you are pretty much set and can start writing blog posts and learn how to promote them. It’s not that hard. All you have to worry about is starting and taking the next step each time. Don’t worry when you don’t know how to do the complete thing.
Learn the first step. Complete it and move on to figure out the next step. That is how you will get things done. Climb the ladder one step at a time. Don’t look to the top. You will get scared, frustrated, and want to give up. Focus on what comes next.
Learn from other bloggers and take courses if you can. It will speed up your learning process and help you reach your goals faster.