Blogging is Hard: 5 Struggles Bloggers Deal With and How to Fix It

We’ve all heard the term ‘blogging is hard’. It’s nothing new but it’s very true. Whether you’re a new blogger or an expert blogger, each blogger comes across common struggles. But blogging doesn’t have to be hard. As long as you have the resources and guidance to help you, you CAN succeed. Below are common struggles bloggers deal with.

Before I continue, I’d like to share that links below may contain my affiliate links. What it means is that I could receive a small commission if you click on a link to the product or service that I use myself and recommend to you.

Finding the Time

Building a blog takes time which is why a lot of people will say blogging is hard. So where do you get the extra time? You need to find the time to write content and build your blog. If you’re a full-time employee, it’s a guarantee that you have to make sacrifices to find that extra time. For me, I have to make a to-do list and have it in front of me. I work on my blog before I start work, when my son is asleep, during my lunch break, and on weekends. Its trial and error when you have to balance work, family, and blogging.

Feel free to check out the printables to help you stay organized.

Getting Traffic

Don’t feel discouraged when your blog is not getting enough traffic. Building traffic also takes time and there’s always room for improvement. This has been a learning process for me as getting traffic to my blog is a problem for me.

One course that I’m currently getting help from is Lena’s Traffic Transformation Guide.

Making Money

Making money and getting traffic goes hand in hand with each other. In my opinion, I feel like the money will come when the traffic is good. Plus, it also helps with having good content to have people trust you to buy from you. There are several ways a blogger can make money from their blog, you can read it here. One thing that I’m currently doing is affiliate marketing. I must admit, I wasn’t very successful with this in the beginning when I first started my blog. This time around, I decided to get help from Michelle’s Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course.

Creative Titles

I have to admit that coming up with creative titles comes with a lot of testing. Being creative with your post’s title should draw your reader in and read your content. One post that I found to be really helpful was from Michelle’s blog, Making Sense of Cents. She interviewed Chasing Foxes and they gave awesome tips on how their blog became successful in less than a year. You can read the post here.

No Guidance

The first blog I ever created failed because I had no guidance. I became overwhelmed because there was so much information about blogging. I had bought many courses, I had followed so many bloggers, but because the information was coming at me from all directions, I was fried. To have the best guidance, I would suggest networking with a few bloggers and choose one to work with. Having that one on one guidance can get you further without getting frustrated. Again, blogging is hard but it makes it easier when you have a friend that’s helping you.

How to Solve it

My blog is not a year old yet but I’m still struggling with my blog. As long as I don’t lose my focus and continue on working towards my goals, then I feel like I can succeed.

Below are the resources that I had mentioned above.

Traffic Transformation by Lena Gott

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Chasing Foxes interview By Michelle

These are the common struggles that will make you think blogging is hard. But with hard work and determination, you can succeed.

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Helpful Resources that I’d Like to Share:

Below you’ll find my top resources for blogging, saving money & more!

Blog Resources: Here is a list of tools that I personally use for my own blog. See all the courses I took to improve how I blog and the list of plugins that help keep my blog running smoothly.

Save Money on Groceries: This has been such a struggle for me since day 1 and I always go over budget with grocery shopping on certain weeks. But as long as I stick with my plan, I have my shopping list, and I leave the boyfriend home then I’ll be fine.

$5 Meal Plan: This has been such a time saver for me! This relates to my resource above on grocery shopping. I struggled with meal prepping because I just don’t have the time to spend looking for recipes. I decided to try this out because I have seen popular bloggers mention it and curiosity got the best of me. The system sends me recipes and a shopping list weekly. The recipes are so easy to cook and it helps me save time.

Personal Capital: Do you know what your net worth is currently? Instead of logging into many accounts to track my net worth, I rely on one service. Personal Capital tracks your investments, expenses, and savings. The best thing about this? It’s free!

Free Printables: I went a bit crazy and created a bunch of my own printables that I use for myself to help keep me organized. I also find some amazing printables online that I’d like to share with you. You access everything if you sign up below. I’ll send you the password and the library is yours to enjoy!

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A full-time mom of one from Hawaii who tries to keep it together. Join me as I write about budgeting, finance and family.
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Comments (7)

  1. Well this blog post couldn’t have come at a better time for me with just having started my own blog… Im bookmarking this page so I can check out a few of those links. Blog looks beautiful though, can’t wait to check out more of it!

  2. Blogging is difficult! Best wishes to you this time around 🙂 I have a baby right now so it’s even harder to concentrate in 1-2 hr increments, because the other times are when the baby is awake/feeding!

    1. Gosh I can relate! My toddler won’t stop talking to me and I can’t concentrate lol. Blogging is difficult but spend time with your baby too. Your baby will grow quick in no time.

  3. I even sometimes write notes and little phrases to incorporate on a future post on my phone. When I’m out with my wife or helping my son with homework randomly a question or idea will pop in and I’ll make notes on my phone then clean it up later…..whatever works! 🙂
    At least for me, I have to go back several times to make sure I don’t make any major mistakes. I say major because there may be some minor grammar issues here and there since I don’t have anyone to proofread my work.
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    1. Ohh I do that too! When a good idea pops up out of nowhere, I put it in my notes section. The dangerous part of this for me is that I forget about it lol.

      Thanks for commenting!

  4. Creating content is my struggle so far. I constantly think of what should I write about and if I have enough info for that topic I want to write about. Fortunately I have some down time at work for about an hour a day so I can work on the blog.
    Keep focusing and your goals will be accomplished MF!!

    1. Thank you Father with Cents! Your goals will be accomplished as well! You’re already using your one hour to work on your blog. I try to do that too. Even though it’s not a lot of time it’s still something and that counts. It helps you push forward, even if it’s at a slow pace.

      For writing content I would spend an hour every Friday (while the bf is fishing and son is at Grandma’s) just writing topics down and possible point for discussion. Then I try to write at least 30 mins a day for new draft posts. So far it has been working great for me. It’s a lot of work but we have to work with what we got.

      Thank you for commenting 🙂

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