If you find the following characteristics in you, blogging is not for you. Pack up and find something else to do where your presence is valued.
You are selfish
Do you know how the Internet took over traditional marketing?
Traditional marketing, such as TV commercials, newspaper and magazine ads, and billboards are based on one-way communication. You create a campaign, launch them, and wait for people to buy your product.
If you use the same concept for your Internet marketing campaign, it will not work.
This is how you can make money through your blog.
You publish articles that will help people solve their problems. You create something valuable like eBook or video and give them away for free. Tomorrow, you will give more, and more, and more. And then, you make a little offer. Out of 100 recipients, only a few of them will respond positively. Regardless of the result, you still need to continue giving.
Four years ago, I was looking for home-based job. One that I was looking at was teaching online so I signed up on a website that offers free e-course. I never purchased anything from that website, but until today, I am still receiving email and freebies from the web publisher.
To earn money from blogging, you have to learn how to give without expecting too much in return. The reward will come, but you have to give first.
You are lazy
To succeed in blogging, you have to update your site on a regular basis. Promote it each time that you publish an article on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. You also need to submit a number of original articles on different article submission sites regularly. In addition, you need to visit other blogs and read their article to be able to participate or drop a well-thought comment. You also need to be an active member of community sites within your industry.
Does it sound a lot of work to you?
Let me tell you what a lot of work is:
It is breaking boulders 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without a day-off for 3 years.
Blogging requires work, but definitely not as hard as other kinds of work.
You are impatient
Ask any successful blogger if they have not felt any frustration when something that they planned so well did not materialize according to their time frame.
Any activity that’s associated with blogging requires time. You cannot promote on forum sites without winning their trust first. You cannot force your followers on Twitter to visit your blog without building your relationship with them first. You cannot force search engines to put your site on its first page of SERP within two weeks.
If you cannot wait for things to grow and mature, stay away from blogging.
You want to be on the safe side all the time
When you decide to write something that requires your opinion, decide which camp you are in and let your readers know about it. Being safe gives a lame impression and it doesn’t spark any interest.
According to Google, as long as you make your articles compelling, there’s no reason why your site will never reach the top list of SERP.