I haven’t always been what I’d call a “successful” blogger. In the beginning I had many obstacles to overcome – my lack of computer skills, my lack of marketing skills, and my general lack of knowledge of the Internet. There were many times a friend or relative would ask me why I just didn’t give up and go get a “real” job, but I couldn’t. I just knew someday I’d become a Blog Star.
Nobody is born famous. Well, maybe if you’re Suri Cruise. But history is filled with stories of people who started out as nobodies and grew to become super stars in their fields and they all had seemingly insurmountable obstacles along the way. Of course, you can find just as many stories of people who gave up. If you’re questioning the possibility of making it in this business, here are five reasons why people believe they can become a blog star.
They’re Passionate About Something
Many successful bloggers start out because they’re passionate about something and they want to spread the word. They’re not in it for money, they just want to shout their message from the mountaintop. No matter how many obstacles appear in their path they’re not going to give up blogging because they know it’s the best way to reach people all over the world.
Thomas Edison was passionate about giving the world electricity. He didn’t care about money, he just wanted to share something and improve the quality of life. Over the years he had to overcome many obstacles but he believed that if he stuck with it he’d eventually be successful. And obviously he was or you wouldn’t be reading this article right now.
They See Other People Blogging
There are millions of blogs, on millions of topics, owned by bloggers of all different ages and backgrounds. I find some of these blogs truly inspiring. When I saw hugely succesful blogs like TheStyleRookie.com, created by a 14-year old girl named Tavi, it made me think, “Well, if she can do it, so can I!” Once you start really seeing all the diversity in the blogosphere it’s easy to believe that you can become a blog star, too.
They Believe In Themselves
I’ve never let my well-meaning friends and family sway my opinion of myself. They may have been able to make me question certain aspects of making money online, like the time I was writing 80-page ebooks for $50 but they never shook my core belief that I could do anything I set my mind to. I always knew I would be a Blog Star simply because I always believed in myself and my ability to set goals and make them a reality, which leads to my next reason:
They Believe The End Justifies The Means
Everyone understands the benefits of owning their own business but they also understand the challenges. You can’t just wake up one morning and say, “OK. Today I’m going to be a movie star.” It just doesn’t work that way. But people who believe they can become a blog Star understand also understand that the benefits of blogging far outweigh the challenges.
Achieving Super Star status takes a lot of time, hard work, and laser-sharp focus. While keeping that big goal in mind you have to learn how to break it down into smaller, more achievable goals. You have to be willing to learn new things each step along the way. You have to be willing to dig in and do all the hard work because nobody is going to hand you the title of Super Star – you have to earn it.
They Understand Blogging
I think one of the main reasons people believe they can become blogging super stars is because more people now understand what blogging is. An entire generation has grown up with blogs now so they understand how they work, how the Internet works and how you can use both to build a business. The questions used to be: Can people really make money with blogs? Now we know the answer is yes, they can. The only question that remains is: Can YOU become a blog star? And of course, the answer to that question is yes, too. If you believe you can do it, anything is possible.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!