Every Pro Blogger Starts Somewhere…

by Robb Sutton

Last week, I wrote an article on Bike198 about how every single rider had to start somewhere (Never Forget We All Started Somewhere). No one just wakes up one day able to jump road gaps or magically gets the endurance and skill to win races. At some point in time, every rider started at square one with zero knowledge and probably not even a bike. All they had was the willingness to learn and the drive to make their own dream a reality, but when you see it on the outside…it appears they have always ridden like that…

In the blogging world, that same paradox exists. You see blogs that are well established and making money forgetting that they too started with an idea and a blank screen.

With my BlogWorld Expo presentation coming up, I have been thinking a lot lately about the sequence of events that got to this point. When I look back on it, it really amazes me. I was just a guy who started a blog…nothing more…nothing less. My idea started to grow with hard work and dedication to the dream to become what it is today, but…at the end of the day…I am still just a guy that started a blog.

Every Pro Blogger Started Somewhere

If you are just starting out or trying to get over a plateau in your progress, it can seem like the world had it easier than you. It can seem like there was some secret that you missed out on. The reality is that every blogger (or rider like I pointed out in the biking article) has been exactly where you are sitting right now.

What separates the successful from those that aren’t is the willingness to push through the harder times and not give up. By learning from our experiences and keeping the drive to move forward, we see success and the monetary benefits that come along with that. No one…I repeat…no one wakes up one day with a “6 figure blog”. Every blogger that generates income from their efforts works hard at it day in day out to make it a success.

Nothing is free in life and everything that is worth having requires work.

You are not the first and certainly will not be the last to start a successful blog or make your blog successful by pushing through the harder times. Every blogger goes through these phases. It is how you deal with the ups and downs that determines your own personal outcome.

Successful business building and blogging does not come overnight. Everyone has to start somewhere…and it is that journey that makes the fruits of your labor so rewarding in the end. Every success has a story…what will yours be?

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Keith Bloemendaal May 5, 2011 - 12:13 pm

My success includes a ton of “failures” and will probably continue to include failures as I journey through life…. One thing I think most new online entrepreneurs forget when starting out is that you don’t start at the top, or even in the middle… you start as the dishwasher or floor mopper first, work your butt off and you might become successful, just the same as any offline business.

Best of luck in your speaking engagement!

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available magento developer May 6, 2011 - 5:28 am

I agree with you.. Success back many failures is there.. Really its amazing work.. Thanks for sharing this..

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Dianabol May 8, 2011 - 2:40 pm

is there any way to make money blogging without being an affiliate ?

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Robb Sutton May 9, 2011 - 10:31 am

Direct advertising, membership programs, CPC…

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Say No! to the Office May 10, 2011 - 10:22 am


What separates the successful from those that aren’t is the willingness to push through the harder times and not give up.” – that single sentiment can probably explain 99% of all success. The barriers to achievement in most fields are just to high for most people to overcome. Use that fact to your advantage and you’ll go far.

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OpportunityLOL May 13, 2011 - 7:17 am

 Hey Robb, how many years in to blogging are you on by now and how do you fight against the boring times? Btw, thanks for answering my questions on previous articles. I’m surprised it only took you a few e-mails/week to succeed – I had no networking to start with but have sent a TON of e-mails to get to the 150+ product reviews on my site. 

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Nice post.. Is there nay reason to start that blog to somewhere.. Thanks in advance..

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