We all want success.
Sometimes it comes at the earliest stage where sometimes it takes too many years.
But at the end we are going to succeed.
The definition of success might vary person to person but at the end it is somewhere connected with money.
When I started my blogging career back in 2011, then things were very clear in my mind, and my goals were entirely clear.
Rather than wasting my precious time by sitting in front of an idiot box, I started doing more extensive research to find more working techniques that could help me to generate online revenue.
3-4 days back when I was walking on the road, and my friend asked me, “How did you get such quick success in blogging?”
At that time, I didn't have any convincing answer but this question forced me to go back and see what I did to reach here.
So let’s go back and see. 🙂
1. I was mad for blogging
See people around you.
Are they mad?
Yes!! they are.
When I started blogging, I was jobless. So I didn't have any option to look for the job as the field that I wanted to join was too much competitive, and in India we have very limited jobs in that field.
I wanted to make my career in Chip verification or designing.
So one thing was entirely clear to me – my vision about my blog.
I had seen people getting huge success in blogging, and they all were creating fortunes for themselves.
So one question forced me to move ahead – If they can do, why cannot I?
This simple question kept on pushing me forward, and I learnt new things. First 7 months were very hard for me but still I was confident about getting success in blogging.
2. I tried various things
We all do.
But the point is; whether you quit after failure or try again to learn more?
I tried again.
You can understand the psychology of a newbie blogger who just started his blogging career and don’t know much about blogging, SEO, writing, promotion and other important factors to make a blog popular.
But still I was trying.
I tried Fiverr, Flipping, Paid guest posting, giving online services and few other methods to make my living.
In blogging, I have seen that people are teaching the things which actually they don’t know.
1. How to get 10,000 visitors on your blog? – While they are still struggling to get 100 visitors on their own blog.
2. How to get high PageRank for your blog? – While they have PR 0 for their own blog.
3. How to boost Alexa? – Their own Alexa is in millions.
4. How to get more Facebook fans? – While they have just a few hundreds fans on their pages.
And you can see tons of other examples on various blogs.
I knew that something was wrong, and this was the biggest reason they were not getting loyal readers.
After reading some of the big blogs, I asked one questions from myself.
The question was – Why do I read them?
After digging deep, I found I read them because of the attachment. They are giving a personal touch in their articles, and I am feeling involved while reading them.
I am feeling their presence while reading their articles.
So the answer was clear.
Share what you know.
4. Do something different
Apple says, “Think different.”
See what people are doing around you.
Find what is inspiring people.
See what they want?
Apple didn't do something new… MP3 player was already there in the market, but they gave it a new shape and named it iPod.
So things are present around you, you just need to see them differently.
With this vision, I started interview series on my blog, where I was interviewing people every Saturday.
People were already interviewing other bloggers/entrepreneurs but what I did was something different.
I selected one day and kept on publishing the interviews on that day only.
This gave me an identity in the market and more people started visiting my blog on every Saturday and sharing the inspirational interview with their friends.
5. I used Google hangouts
I think this was the biggest exposure driving channel for me.
On a regular basis, I started doing Google hangouts where we were discussing some fundamental problems in blogging and few SEO techniques.
Once I started doing this, the audience started increasing every Saturday, Sunday (we were doing it on weekends only).
Soon we had to shift it on live streaming option because in Google hangouts only 10 people can attend at a time.
At the end, I would just like to say that success or failure in your life all depends on you.
If you really want to achieve something, then you will have to decide today.
Once you find that aim in your life, things will start working in that direction automatically.
And soon the day will come when you will become UNSTOPPABLE.
photo credit: JeremyHall