9 Painful Blogging Problems and How to Solve Them [Quick Guide]

Running into the same stressful problems may make you want to quit blogging for good.

Even patient, positive bloggers feel frustrated ramming against similar obstacles daily.

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Follow the fundamentals to address these all too common stumbling blocks.


Blogging Problems


You can experience the sense of relief you’ve been waiting for by address these 9 blogging problems.


1: Blogging Predominantly for Money


Blogging mainly for money is the quickest way to go broke through blogging.

You can’t connect with someone by shaking their hand if you have your hands in your pockets.

Successful bloggers establish strong connections with their readers.

Blog for fun. Blog to help like-minded people.

Stop thinking about paychecks and profits.

Focus on people.

Get clear on why you really want to blog.
Blog your passion. Follow your fun. Blog to solve your reader’s problems.

Review your blogging earnings through various income streams every 2 to 4 weeks to slowly detach more from money outcomes.

Make this shift from profits to people to build your blog on a strong foundation.


2: Misalignment


Some blogs look like a hodge podge of niches and jumbalaya of advertisements.

Scrap the crap.

Align your blog top down.

Check out Blogging From Paradise (my blog) ;

Blogging From Paradise

Every element you see aligns with retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. All posts, pages, eBooks and menus relate to blogging from paradise.

Readers quickly understand what you have to offer if you craft a consistent message.

Ensure that every element on your blog aligns 100% with your ideal reader.

Who are you blogging for? See that 1 person clearly in your mind. Line up your blog domain name, title, tagline, posts, pages, ads and all elements with what that individual wants.

Do an alignment review every 2-3 months to speak a loud, clear message to your perfect reader.

Align and shine.


3: Resistance to Spending Money


Let go free blogging platforms like WordPress.com or Blogger. You may lose your content at any time if the host decides you violated the terms of service.

Spend $10 to $20 a month on a WordPress.org blog hosted by a dependable, reputable company.

Trash the cheesy-looking, free theme. Hire a web designer to craft an appealing theme for you.

Kelli Cooper at Life Made to Order invested in an eye-catching, bespoke theme for her blog to convey a professional brand image which has expanded her readership, coaching business and podcast.

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Pay for premium courses and eBooks. Invest in your blogging career.

You don’t need to break the bank but spend some money to properly set up a professional-looking blog.


4: Resistance to Learning


Open your mind. Learn to set the foundation for earning.

Most failing bloggers try to earn a full time income without acquiring valuable knowledge.

Every serious, professional blogger is a full time student.

Learn about your blogging niche by studying relevant, authority blogs. Take notes after reading blog posts. Study techniques, strategies and systems for building a successful blog.

Follow the 5 Hour Rule embraced by billionaires like Oprah, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

Learn how to grow your email list. Study how to drive more traffic to your blog. Figure out how to write and submit guest posts successfully.

Be a sponge to knowledge to dissolve this insidious blogging problem.


5: Resistance to Implementation


Don’t learn and just sit on the sidelines. What you know is useless until you use it.

Ideas have a shelf-life; if you don’t act on blogging knowledge quickly its inspiration dies swiftly.

Put your new knowledge into practice by implementing what you’ve learned.

Write 500 words daily to improve your blogging skills. Create practical content designed to address your reader’s problems. Connect with influential bloggers through intelligent blog commenting and email.

Spend 1 hour or more daily practicing your skills in your blogging lab. Gain confidence, clarity and wisdom to blast this common blogging problem to smithereens.


6: Small List


If you have a small list it’s nearly impossible to grow your readership.

Most readers won’t see your new post in a timely fashion unless they sign up for an email subscription.

Solve this problem by using a pop up form and sidebar widget to grow your email list.

Neil Patel does a fine job using pop up forms, opt in boxes and subscribe buttons to grow a big email list.

Share a clear, tangible benefit to boost sign up rates. Consider offering a free eBook or video series to increase your subscriber base.

Think relevance. Make sure your offering eases the specific pain points of your ideal reader.

Give away something valuable to grow your email list quickly.


7: No Connections


You can’t blog from a cyber cave.

Stop being a blogging hermit.

Make connections by promoting other bloggers. Email successful bloggers asking if they need you to tweet or Facebook share a post.

Connected bloggers grow large, loyal readerships because they built friendships one at a time.

Use email, social media and blog comment fields to foster bonds.


8: Low Blogging Income


You don’t have a money problem.

You have a “lack” problem.

Stop holding back because you fear losing readers, or subscribers or money.

Publish long form, helpful blog posts. Become friends with successful bloggers from your niche by helping these folks in as many ways as possible.

Money responds to value. If you want to make money offer more value than most bloggers.

Pauline Cabrera at Twelve Skip shares how she made $21,000 through a single blog post through a free email giveaway.

She offers massive value and a slew of free resources through her blog to increase her blogging income.

Over deliver.  Create free eBooks, free blogging courses and free webinars to gain the trust of your target audience.

Readers begin to know, like and trust generous bloggers who share their knowledge for free. As you gain trust you will make more money through blogging.

Go above and beyond to solve your blogging income problem.


9: Thin Blog Content


Thin, or short, value-less content scares off readers.

New and struggling veteran bloggers typically publish 200 to 500 word posts void of helpful links, images and videos.

Address this issue by publishing a resource each time you update your blog.

Zac Johnson at Blogging Dot Org (and this site’s owner) built a helpful, thorough resource through his collection of blog posts.

He includes the use of images, tutorials, links and InfoGraphics to help his blogging audience.

Write 800 to 2,000 word long, thorough resources.  Optimize posts for SEO to drive targeted traffic to your blog.

Use images, videos and podcasts to spice up your blog posts.

Before you hit the “publish” button make sure you’re sharing a rich, valuable, inspired resource for your readers.

Do you suffer from any of these blogging problems?

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