Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Donatella Petitti
Founder & Owner of: Ciao Donatella
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging and Successful Living Writer
In life, as much as it pains us, sometimes you have to invest some money before you can get lots of money out of things. That same rule goes for blogging. A more customizable website, your own domain and having unlimited space sounds pretty good, but all that money can be a waste unless you and your blog are “ready”. In this post I am strictly talking about website options, a post about photography, software and eBooks will be coming soon!
1. Do You Have An Audience?
Are there people out there reading your blog? Do people contact you? Are your likes and comments high? You must consider all these things. If there is less than 500 followers and you only get roughly 45 page views a day, keep working at it. It will not be worth it if you spend money on upgrades if only a few readers will benefit, although it may gain more recognition because of the investment, that can be a big gamble. Invest money when you have developed a following and “style” in both writing, photographs and purpose.
2. Do Businesses/People Want To Work With
If people and businesses want to work with you, you can’t give them a disorganized or limited blog to work with. Your blog will benefit a lot from the upgrade if you have businesses contact you. This shows that people are engaged and that you are becoming a liable platform. Investing can help you capitalize on these opportunities and make a name for yourself in the business/collaboration world of blogging. Plus you can give these businesses a better opportunity to work with you to further more connections in the future.
3. Do You Have A Large Social Media/Blog Presence?
The world of blogging has taken to Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. You need to be on different social media and be noticed. If you are getting a lot of traffic from a popular pin or having a like frenzy on Instagram, you need to have a site that looks, feels and performs the part otherwise your new readers are in for a disappointment. Connections with other bloggers are important, make sure you are forging friendships with other bloggers so that they know about you.
4. Is Your Blog Ready?
Your posts should be error free, well written and full of heart. Make sure your blog looks like it is time to take the next plunge and that your readers are too. Make sure to ask your readers and don’t neglect them when you are focused on the investments.Your blog should be prepared to be out of commission while you change things around, and if it is not ready for that then just hold off for a while.
5.Are You Ready?
With more investments come more effort. Be prepared to put in more time and dedication and make sure you are fully aware of the responsibility you are taking on. The investments can only be successful if you invest time. The investments may cause for some changes such as a name change, appearance or functionality differences, but change can be good and encourage you to work harder. If you are hesitant and have a lot second thoughts, give it time. Makes sure you are ready to be committed to your blog.
Article Credits: Donatella Petitti
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor