Luck is a topic that so many successful bloggers and internet marketers will not admit to. This is a topic I have been thinking and reading about for some time. I read a lot of blogs and have been blogging for a few years myself. I have learned a few things. One of them is you can make money blogging today but you may need some LUCK.
As a matter of fact luck may be the fastest way to success.
Below are 5 ways you can improve your chances of getting lucky while blogging.
1. Differentiate Yourself
No matter the niche you are blogging in you need to differentiate yourself in some way. Do some thinking about this. Figure out how you are going to stand out from the crowd.
What value are you providing for your reader?
Information, education and entertainment are 3 ways of providing value. There are many others.
What are other bloggers in your niche providing?
How can you do it with a twist?
2. Meet The Right People
This one I should have put first I guess. It’s probably the most important. If you meet the right people your blog can grow 10x faster than if you just plow along all by yourself.
Sometimes meeting the right people will just be plain luck.
You can improve your chances by getting out of your house and going to live events. Talk to people face to face and see if you can find some people you connect with.
With some luck they will become JV partners. Doing joint ventures is one of the fastest way to grow your readers and followers.
To succeed as a blogger you have to grow your readers each month.
3. Bigger Bloggers Discovering You
Sometimes this is just flat out luck. Many full time bloggers will tell you they were initially discovered by a big time blogger that was doing some research online and just happened to come across their blog.
The rest is history.
There a few things you can do to increase your chances of being found.
Leave good comments on their blog posts. Comment consistently, leave a few great comments and the big time blogger might go take a quick look at your blog to see what you are about.
Hopefully they will like what they see and link to your blog. If you really get lucky and they mention you in one of their blog posts, you can get a huge increase in traffic overnight.
4. Find Products and Services That Your Followers Will Pay For
This goes right along with number 3 above. If you have both of these (great products and services and you are discovered by a big time blogger) - you may see a fast growth in readers and your income may explode very quickly. This can take you from part time to full time almost overnight.
A few things are needed for this to happen and a little luck will go a long way here.
Very few people find the correct products to promote on their blog right away. Even worse we keep the same products that are not making us any money on our blog for years like all of sudden they will just start making money.
If you have any kind of following at all and no one is purchasing anything you might want to try some other products.
It’s not that the products are not good, they may just not be what your market wants right now.
Ask your readers what they are interested in.
Give the products and services awhile to see if they will sell but don’t leave them up for years making you nothing.
5. Sometimes It Just Takes Time
It may take awhile before you get lucky. So don’t quit your day job. I hear people say all the time I want to become a full time blogger. I need to be making enough to live off of in 30 days.
How do I make this happen?
The short answer. You don’t.
Don’t quit your job until you are making good money. This could takes months or years. Everyone is different. Every niche is different.
How fast you learn and how hard you work will most likely determine how long it takes before you start making money.
There is a lot of competition out there in most niches now. So be ready for it.
I hate it when all so many of the experts say find a niche with little or no competition. Maybe there were some like that 8-10 years ago when they started.
But now in 2013 I don’t think there are any niches with no competition that you can make money at. Sure there are some with little or no competition but there is a reason for that.
Most likely there is no money in the niche.
What’s A Blogger To Do?
So what can bloggers do to make a living if they are just starting out. Well hard work for starters. There is also a steep learning curve that you don’t hear too much about until you are already involved in the game.
Most quit but a few stick with until they find success.
Yes this post is about why bloggers need some luck but to greatly improve your chances of getting lucky you will most likely have to put in a few years of hard work.
Unless you are extremely lucky. Sometimes it’s just better to be lucky!