This is a guest post by Dr. Bob Clarke.
Itâ€™s hard enough to build a successful and profitable blog when you have all day and night to devote to it. But when youâ€™re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like itâ€™s a mile away.
While itâ€™s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines, creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges.
The fact is, if you want to succeed as a part time blogger, youâ€™d better bring your â€œA gameâ€ at all times. You simply cannot afford to be wasting time in the few hours you have to devote to blogging each day.
While itâ€™s always a good idea to study those who are successful, sometimes it works equally well to examine the reasons why many fail to thrive.
With this in mind, I share with you the most common wasteful habits that will torpedo a part time blogger faster than a submarine can sink itâ€™s unsuspecting prey.
1. You Don’t Understand WHY You Want to Blog
Everyone thinks they should have a blog when they start marketing online; yet, youâ€™d be surprised how many â€œbloggersâ€ have no idea why theyâ€™re doing so. The result is a mediocre blog lacking direction and results.
Take some time to figure out what you want your blog to accomplish. Are you looking to build your email opt in list, sell products or an income opportunity, or simply wanting to build your reputation and value to others?
Understanding why you are blogging in the first place will help you become clear about your expectations and what actions you wish your readers to take.