5 Most Widespread Blogging Mistakes Made by an Online Entrepreneur
by Terje Sannarnes | on January 18, 2013
There is hardly an entrepreneur who doesn’t want to become successful and stand out among the others. A lot of things may help entrepreneurs achieve this purpose – charisma, experience, knowledge etc. In fact, the list of the factors influencing the career of an entrepreneur is a long one. It would be unreasonable to mention them all. Let’s consider blogging as one of the main methods of self-actualization. Having a website is supposed to be a great advantage for everyone. Blogs are gradually becoming more and more popular today. After creating a blog, an entrepreneur finds out that he can make money by means of his blog and discovers the other benefits that the website can provide him with. This is the very moment when an entrepreneur should be especially careful and think over all his steps because any mistake can cost a blogger his reputation. In order to prevent it from happening, every blogger must avoid making the most widespread mistakes. So, I would like to give an online entrepreneur helpful tips and recommendations to avoid mistakes in blogging.
An entrepreneur should pay special attention to his blog design
Low quality blog design can prove to be a serious problem. A great number of useless widgets may not only irritate the reader, but also distract him from the main content. An entrepreneur should never make such a mistake if he really wants to attract as many visitors to his blog as possible. If you still cannot understand what I am talking about, imagine a girl wearing pink shoes, green jeans and a blue T-shirt. How would you react to such outfit? Your blog readers will react in the same way if your website has inappropriate design. Unique and high quality design is critical for a blog. The blog can hardly become successful if it is not attractive to visitors. That is why an entrepreneur should take this fact into consideration before starting a blog.
An entrepreneur should create high quality content
Every blog owner wants his web resource to be popular and profitable. That is why a blog must be easily found by search engines. This is the way how search engines generate traffic to the website increasing the number of visitors. If an entrepreneur makes grammatical mistakes when writing an article, blog readers will undoubtedly notice it and will be disappointed. How can they trust a blogger who makes mistakes in his own articles? Unique, interesting and well-written content makes a blog more valuable to visitors. Moreover, interesting and helpful content is really important for blog readers. Keep in mind that if you manage to write this kind of content, the number of your visitors will be dramatically increasing.
An entrepreneur shouldn’t place too many images at his blog
Most readers would agree that it is rather problematic to read long articles containing difficult words. In such cases an article becomes incomprehensible. In order to make an article easier to read, it would be expedient for an entrepreneur to place some images illustrating the main idea of your article. However, the amount of images added must be moderate. It can be explained by the fact that too many images distract the attention of the readers. But in some cases may be an exception. Here a blogger has to understand what is more important – to describe the process in words or show how it works. So, the quantity and quality of the images you place at your website really matter!
Advertising is profitable but must be done in the right way by every entrepreneur
It happens very often that a user visits a website and comes across a banner ad instead of the information he’s been searching for. Besides, after closing a banner window a visitor gets to another website containing the information he did not expect to find. This is a great mistake of an online entrepreneur. In this way a blog owner managed to get some money due to that visitor, but lost him forever. This user may even recommend his friends and acquaintances to avoid visiting this blog. It is a catastrophe for any web resource! Users may add such a blog to ignore list and forget about it completely. Remember that if your blog is too young (less than 2 months old), advertising of any kind can be detrimental for it!
An entrepreneur may have some problems with writing informative articles
Those bloggers, who do not know what they want to tell their readers, write down the first thing that comes to their mind. This is a huge mistake! Never start writing an article if you do not know what to write about! It is not necessary to update a blog every day. If you can’t choose an interesting topic to write about, don’t fall into despair. Forget about this problem for a while and a brilliant idea will suddenly appear! Avoiding the above-mentioned mistakes you will undoubtedly become a successful blogger and even a more successful entrepreneur!
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