After launching 3 blogs and 7+ years of hard work, I’m now confident that I will never go back to working at a day job again.
It took a lot of trial and errors, but I finally managed to make a profitable income while working from home, full-time.
Here’s how I managed to survive my journey.
Step 1: Have a stable source of income
When I started my first blog, I had no source of income. The only way to survive was to make my blog successful. But it never worked. No matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t make much of a profit from it.
As a result, I turned to freelancing to earn some money. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. I managed to comfortably earn enough money to cover my bills while I worked on developing my blog.
The blog was a disaster. But I still make a profitable income as a full-time freelance writer.
Have a source of income so that you can grow your business without desperately looking for funds to grow it.
Step 2: Work really hard, I mean really, really hard
In the early days of my blog launch, I worked 20-hours for several days to grow it. Then for 3 whole months, I published 10 to 15 blog posts every day.
By the time I shut down the blog, I had over 6500 blog posts to my name. Even though the blog was a failure, I can still say that I gave it my best.
And I learned many lessons that I chose to avoid when building my new blogs.
So, be willing to burn the midnight oil when you launch a business of your own.
Step 3: Document your progress
While growing your blog or business, remember to document your progress. Write down every success and mistake you make with your business.
This is what I’m doing right now. While growing my blog, I’m also sharing my experiences and new content strategy tips as a way of documenting my learning process.
This will help you look back and analyze all the right things you did and avoid all the mistakes when you launch your next business. Believe me, you’ll be launching new businesses.