Last Saturday night a few of the members of the Houston African American Bloggers group and I viewed Carter High: The Movie with a few select guests. It was a really good movie. I will have a recap of it the group’s blog. The movie had a lot of lessons to be learned but one of them was not to take advantage of opportunities when they come a second time.
How does that apply to blogging?
Often we miss opportunities due to not responding to emails or checking social media on a consistent basis. Then when a similar opportunity comes our way we may miss out due to the same mistakes. It seems simple but you would be surprised how often this happens.
I want to give you this piece of advice. “You won’t have to worry about being ready if you treat your blog like a running pitch.” I got that from Mattie of Mattieologie. But if makes perfect sense. You won’t have to worry about getting your numbers together if you work on it a little each day. This is important if you plan to work with brands on social media campaigns or do sponsored posts on your blog.
Yes, that’s work but if you expect to make money from your blog then you have to treat it as a business. Or come at it with a business mindset. That means you have to set aside time each week to complete tasks that will keep your blog moving forward.
If you want to make $1,000 a month from your blog, then that’s the first thing you have to do. Set time aside and complete tasks each week that leads to sales in whatever capacity you are selling something related to your blog.