I’ve learned that if you look hard enough, you’ll find helpful bloggers. It took me a while to get bloggernoob off the ground. I didn’t have any friends who blogged, so i was pretty much a loner with this blogging venture. I spent way too many hours learning the most basic blogging tips. When you start your blog, you’ll face many obstacles. You’ll come to a point, where it becomes difficult to continue. When that happens, most bloggers quit blogging. You’ll quit cause it’s a pain in the arse. You’ll quit cause it’s not fun being a noob.
When you hit a road block, i recommend that you seek out a blog mentor. There are a lot of bloggers who are more then willing to help you out. All it takes is a good attitude and a willingness to learn. Be honest with your requests and you’ll rediscover the joy of blogging. Hopefully you’ll start making some extra cash.
How should you approach a fellow blogger with questions? Who can you turn to for guidance? First off, don’t approach the johnchows. They won’t even bother answering your emails. They can’t, cause they probably receive too many spam emails. You’ll questions will get lost in the shuffle.
Hit up bloggers like me. My blog is reaching the medium level. My make money blog gets some traffic, and i’m starting to show up in the search engines. I’ve kinda established myself in my niche. My rankings are improving but i’m not big enough to not answer my emails or reply to comments.
Nothing in this world is free. So why would a blogger help you out? I can’t speak for all bloggers, but i can tell you why i like to help. I help cause i want to grow my blog. If i help out a fellow noob, i know that he or she will probably return the favor somehow. They might link to my blog, or leave useful comments on my blog. They might even click a few of my affiliate links. They’re sure to visit my site often.
What type of queries do i respond well to? If you don’t address me in your email, i assume it’s spam. A simple “hey noob” or “bloggernoob” will do. That lets me know that a human wrote the email. If you address me as, “make money blog” i assume that it’s a bot.
Before you ask for help, you should probably build a relationship with the blogger. This can be achieved by regularly leaving comments on the blog. Linking to the blog also helps in building relationships. Once you do that, then you can request help. The blogger should recognize you from either the comments or links.
The best way to seek aid, is to show some green. If i buy an ad on your blog, and ask you some questions, you’re sure to help me out right? Even if you were busy, you would try to help cause i am helping you out by buying an ad on your blog.
Get in early. Because the internet is constantly changing, the websites that make money are the ones that do something first. Be the first to spot that new blogger. Recognize the potential of blogs. If you build a good relationship with a blogger on the rise, you’re sure to benefit when they go big time. It’s like entourage. You get lucky cause your friend hits the big time. If i ever hit the big time, i’m taking all of my loyal readers with me.:)