5 Destructive Myths New Bloggers Fall Victim To

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Over the years, I have built blogs that have either succeeded or failed spectacularly. Just like you, I started off with an immense amount of inspiration and motivation but that quickly dies. Those forms of emotions are erratic and unreliable.

If you aren't careful, you can waste a lot of money on building a blog. There are countless 'gurus' that sell the idea of building a six-figure income from a blog and their systems often cost you 4 figures. 

Let's not forget the costs involved with running and maintaining a blog. One of the reasons why I'm running this site on Blogspot is to prove to many new bloggers that building a profitable and successful blog doesn't have to cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars a year.

What you truly need is the commitment, dedication, proper planning, quality content and a marketing system in effect.

Below is a list of 5 myths new writers and bloggers fall victim to when they start off. I want you to familiarize yourself with all of the items on this list to ensure that you never fall victim to any of these myths.

5 Destructive Myths New Bloggers Fall Victim To

1. You Need Lots Of Money To Get Started

No, you don't. At the very least, you need a good idea, the ability to publish good quality regularly and money for a domain name. 

If you can afford that, you can definitely get started as a blogger or writer. Look, money can and will be made when your blog traffic increases and visitors fall inlove with your work.

Then, you can invest money into premium hosting plans, epic inbound marketing services, and the whole bandwagon. For now, if you're starting off, limit the amount of investment you make into your blog until after the first 90 days.

Most people quit by then and waste a ton of money. If you make it passed that point, then hop over to wordpress, pay for purchasing, buy a great template and plugins. 

2. Keyword Stuffing Gets Your Ranked

This is far from the truth. Google's algorithm has evolved exponentially. I want you to keep this in mind, Google is trying to bring the most valuable content that solves is's users search queries. 

If you are the most relevant, eventually, you will get ranked. Keyword stuffing is a foolish man's errand. You'll burn bridges with your readers and that will be counterproductive. 

Focus on keyword research in regards to identifying a bunch of topics to cover on your blog. That's it. Don't get fooled by cheap SEO tactics. Google ALWAYS catches up. 

3. It's All About Long Form Content

You can write 10 thousand word blog posts but it won't rank highly on Google if it sucks. Sure, there seems to be an unspoken rule amongst bloggers that 2000 word blog posts are the new minimum. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

The thing is, the huge bloggers who are succeeding aren't necessarily focused on hitting a minimum or maximum word count. They talk about word counts but their posts are flexible. What they actually focus on is relevance.

The more valuable and relevant your content is, the likelier you are to attract visitors and rank better on search engines. 

4. Making Money From A Blog Is Easy

I'm sorry to burst your bubble but it's not easy. When you have a lot of visitors (I'm talking tens of thousands visitors minimum). then making money from a blog is easy.

But, for someone starting a brand new blog, that's far from true. You have to deal with being in Google's sandbox for about 6 - 9 months before getting any substantial ranking apart from having to be consistent with publishing content and building links in that time.

Don't enter the blogosphere under the misconception that blogging is a get rich quick scheme.

It's the exact opposite. If you're willing to put in the time, then you will 100% earn an income from blogging, even a considerably large amount of money. But, you simply have to put in the time and work. 

5. SEO Packages Work

They work at destroying your credibility and authority as a blogger. I've seen countless new bloggers purchase shady SEO packages for a couple of bucks and end up getting penalized by Google. All their hard work goes down the drain.

In my honest opinion, building links is an organic and natural process. As you build better content and reach out to people with a reason for them to link back to you, they will.

It's a give and takes relationship. 

Backlinks depend on building a solid foundation of quality content and services. Do that and the links will come almost naturally and organically. I'm not advising you to leave it up to chance, all I'm saying is to avoid those dodgy packages that promise the world and take the initiative to build backlinks the proper way.

For more information, check out Backlinko! You'll find a ton of epic ways of building backlinks all laid out in an easy to understand format. 

Over To You

If you find yourself believing any of the above myths, I strongly urge you to purge it from your mind and system. You will ruin your chances of building a blog and I don't want to see that happen to you.

Now, I'd like you to share any other blogging myths you may have encountered by using the comment section below. Let's keep the conversation going! 

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