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[GETTING STARTED] Have You Asked Yourself These Questions? [BLOGGERS]

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Souljerr, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    I've been a member here at BHW for a few years now and it has helped me to accomplish a lot in the past. I have succeeded and I have failed, yet I still stick around! Ahhhh, IM...

    Nonetheless, I was researching for my next venture (finally going ONLINE as opposed to OFFLINE) and I came across a few informative articles and decided to outline them and share to you what I have found.

    This particular outline was only from one article but I figure it should be able to assist a few people in getting started.

    Enjoy!

    Mission Statement of Your Blog

    What is the purpose of your blog?

    Why do I blog?

    Answer Here

    What questions do I answer?

    Answer Here

    What questions do I ask?

    Answer Here

    What kinds of things will/do I write about? Why?

    Answer Here

    - Why?



    • [*=center]Answer Here
    What kinds of things do I enjoy writing about?

    Answer Here

    - Why?



    • [*=center]Answer Here
    Who cares about what I write?

    Answer Here

    -Who reads it?



    • [*=center]Answer Here

    Which bloggers do I admire?


    Answer Here

    -Why?




    • [*=center]Answer Here

    Will I be personal about my writing?


    Answer Here

    What Do These Questions Indicate?

    Motivation

    Questions 1-3 identify your motivation(s) for establishing and maintaining your blog
    This section identifies your WHY.
    "I write this because it interests me"
    "I am seeking answers to a problem in order to provide a solution to said problem"

    Audience


    Questions 4-6 identify the audience that you are targeting as well as your interests which may be in correlation to the interests of your target audience.
    This section identifies your WHO.
    "I am seeking an audience that shares similar interests to me or my topic"
    "I am seeking an audience of a certain personality; outgoing, happy, sad, mindful, etc."
    "I strive to identify what compels my audience to be interested in this topic, and how I can assist them with further knowledge, news, or tidbits to keep them coming back for more"
    BONUS:
    WHY DOES MY AUDIENCE HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS TOPIC?
    WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS OF MY AUDIENCE?
    WHAT IS THE GENDER RATIO OF MY AUDIENCE?
    WHAT KIND OF PERSONALITY DOES MY AUDIENCE HAVE?
    WHAT KIND OF PERSONALITY SHOULD I APPROACH MY AUDIENCE WITH?
    "
    Are they seeking a similar personality or a different personality in order to break away from their norm?"
    If you have an interest in the topic you are discussing, keep in mind that most people are like minded.
    KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!

    Changes


    Question #7 identifies what you and your blog strive to accomplish and give you a model to follow after for upstart success.
    This section identifies your WHAT.
    "What can I provide that my Allie/Competitor does not provide to his/her audience?"
    "What are some habits to borrow from your Allie/Competitor?"


    Method


    Question #8 indicates the style of approach that you will be using on your blog.
    This section identifies your HOW.
    "How will I approach my audience?"
    "I will constantly introduce new ideas or concepts to my audience"
    "I will share and interpret them either formally or informally"



    FINAL STATEMENTS


    1. [*=center]Ask yourself the questions stated above. Ask yourself over and over and over again until you come to a clear and concise answer for each and every question!
      [*=center] Accumulate your answers and identify the "theme/persona" or "Mission" of your blog.
      [*=center]Keep it SHORT and keep it CONCISE!
      [*=center]BE SPECIFIC!!
      1. Be sure to identify EXACTLY what it is you are aiming to accomplish!
      2. "I want to be rich" is too broad.
      3. "I want my blog to pull in $5000 a month by MO/DAY/YEAR.
    And Finally,​


    1. [*=center]AIM FOR THE SKY!
      1. Shoot for $1,000,000 and make $100,000 rather than shooting for $10,000 and reaching $1000.
      2. THIS IS NOT A DREAM! YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK, AND YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK HARD TO ACCOMPLISH ANY TASK THAT YOU STRIVE TO ACHIEVE BUT MAKE IT WORTH YOUR TIME!


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    Original Source of Article Used for The Outline: http://coschedule.com/blog/mission-statement/
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    I hope this can be of use to somebody! Enjoy!
     
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  2. Mermer99

    Mermer99 Junior Member

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    Great Post, thank you ! i have a question if you don't mind , i'm not a native English speaker so i can't write articles by myself !! do you have any advises for me ?? i'm really interested about blogging and i want to start my own blog !
    Thank you one more time
     
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  3. IAmFromTheInternet

    IAmFromTheInternet Junior Member

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    You can buy article content al over the Internet. You might want to try the marketplace on this forum or sites like fiverr.
     
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    Mermer99 Junior Member

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    This is want i have in mind ! but i'm wandering if i will succeed even when i'm buying the content from a writer !!
     
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    Well that's entirely for you to figure out.
     
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  6. IAmFromTheInternet

    IAmFromTheInternet Junior Member

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    You probably will. Whether your articles are self written or bought from someone, will probably not be the biggest determining factor in succeeding.
     
  7. ChanzGrande

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    An interesting read. I'm sure many novice bloggers could help gel out their ideas with some more clarity thanks to this guide.
     
  8. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    Thank you for the complement! I don't mind at all, I would like to start by saying that your English is actually pretty good! I would recommend trying DuoLingo or Rosetta Stone in order to sharpen it up or enhance it even more. A core skill set to have in IM is going to be your writing ability, especially when dealing with a blog. Your other option is of course to outsource the writing as @IAmFromTheInternet stated above. Be aware of who you hire though, I don't really recommend using spun content (articles that have been copied and restructured/rewritten to try to avoid Google flagging them for copying), your going to want high quality articles. It's not easy to find good writers, but when you do... just make sure to take care of them and make sure to keep them close! I haven't gotten to the point of hiring writers yet, I did used to write articles for others for a short period though. I can say that even though I've never tried their service, NatashaNixon's writing service tends to stand out to me for some reason. You can also find a few sites that allow you to hire writers from (I'd have to research this some more), I just usually try to keep my service purchases "within the community".

    Gladly, and thank you for the complement once more also!

    When it comes to succeeding, don't worry so much! We will all succeed and we will all fail, it's just a matter of how you handle being successful or how you handle failure because both are bound to happen!

    Don't get me wrong, the content portion of a blog is a very important portion but it's only the beginning! You could have the worst article or the best article EVER created... but if no one views it, you'll never know how good or bad it is!

    Step 1: Setup your blog.
    Step 2: Start providing content to your blog.
    Step 3: Learn how to track the activity of your blog and setup a way to keep your audience coming back! (Email Opt-IN, Giveaways, Incentives, Active Social Media Accounts, etc.)
    Step 4: Market your blog
    Step 5: Monetize Your Blog

    It will be a long journey before you will find out whether or not you've succeeded or failed but for now, don't focus so much on making money! Focus more so on how to setup, track, establish, and market your blog! Once you learn the fundamentals, you can start switching niches and attempting to monetize to see what works and what doesn't!
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    Thank you @davers ! I do hope that others will be able to find use of it, just as you and I have found it useful.


    SIDE NOTE/ANNOUNCEMENT:

    For all reading this as well, I understand that all of the make money methods sound extremely enticing and easy to accomplish but think of this as a long term game/business. Methods usually get shared to be twisted and because they have become saturated in most cases. Plan Long Term, Win Long Term! It's like playing chess, be 5 steps ahead!

    CEOs: use 90% of their time planning.
    Middle Management: 50% of their time planning.
    Lower Managers: 10% of their time planning.
    Floor Managers: 1-2% of their time planning.

    Nonetheless, I'll get off my little soapbox now and end it with saying that I wish everyone in this community a great amount of success and may we all choose the right opportunities at the right times! TAKE ACTION, HAVE FUN, MAKE MONEY, and LET'S ALL ENJOY THE FREEDOM THAT IM WILL BESTOW UPON US!
     
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  9. AaronNZ

    AaronNZ Newbie

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    This quite interesting one and I should do it and get answer. I am not doing well in blog. No traffic, no money.
     
  10. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    Hey Aaron! How long have you been operating your blog? how are you marketing it?

    I most definitely recommend downloading the word document at the end of the OP and answering those questions! I believe it'll give you a greater idea of what it is you are looking to accomplish with your blog, and who it is your looking to market to!