Will You Fail At Blogging If You’re A Newbie?

The following post was sponsored by BADNET

It seems like every article you read lately is about how you will fail at blogging if you’re a newbie.

Is that true? Will you fail because you’re “new” to blogging?

No, no, no, no, no, damn it no.

Being new only means that you’re new. It doesn’t mean that you’re stupid and worthless and can’t write a blog.

It just means that you’re new. Everyone was new until they became a seasoned veteran.

The new people had to work to become experts, so that’s what they did. They worked their way from “new” to “professional.”

Listen, a blog isn’t a piece of magic, it’s a piece of media. It’s a craft that takes work to get good at. It’s a skill that can be learned by anyone with a brain.

If you put in the time to make it work then it’s going to work.

How will you fail?

  • If you don’t try.
  • If you quit at the first sign of adversity.
  • If you have nothing to say.
  • If you’re a nobody pretending to be a somebody.
  • If you don’t help people.
  • If you don’t have something unique to offer.
  • If you’re a complete dipshit (but then you’ll fail at everything else as well).

How will you succeed?

  • Pick the opposite of any one of the above.
  • Don’t quit, don’t give up.
  • Supply a demand.
  • Remember that it’s a business and not a fun little hobby.
  • Follow your obsession, not your passion.
  • Don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t do it (prove it to them years later that you can and did do it, laugh if you want).

The myth: Only lucky people can make money from a blog by being lucky enough to start blog and work on it long enough to make it good.

The reality: It’s not luck that makes successful bloggers money, it’s effort.

Put in simple terms, it’s really easy to understand…

  • If your voice sounds good to other people then they will like it and you will succeed.
  • If your voice sounds like the same ol’ regurgitation then you will fail.

And it’s that damn simple.

Listen, everybody was a newbie before they were an expert. You have to start somewhere. Starting something makes you new at it. It doesn’t mean you’re going to fail, it means you need to learn to do it well.

Being new isn’t a recipe for failure. Being new doesn’t mean you’re a dumb, desperate, lowlife loser with a little dick—it just means that you’re new. It just means that you need to learn.

If you want to be a respected, authentic, well-paid blogger all you have to do is put in the time and learn to do it well.

So start learning.

BADNET is the teacher.

We promise to teach if you promise to learn, and it’s as simple as that.

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20 thoughts on “Will You Fail At Blogging If You’re A Newbie?”

  1. I used to enjoy reading Bold & Determined, but now Victor seems to only talk about being a badass blogger and it’s gotten tiresome. All he does now is push BadNet all the time.

    1. Agree but his Bum Mentality article is a beautiful masterpiece and perfectly describes how I lived like 3-5 years ago.

    2. I also prefered the old BD posts. It seems to me that his late articles are more on the inspirational side whereas his first ones were more about practical tips etc.

  2. ” . . .it’s a business and not a fun little hobby.”
    I’d like to see some substantive argument for this bald assertion which runs counter to common sense and experience.

    1. Blogging without profit motive is about as fun as picking your nose.
      It is common sense, or are you being sarcastic? Blogging is stupid; if you’re going to do it, do it for cash.

        1. Oh sure, it was easy to mock him when you posted the comment, but if you look now you’ll find he has been endorsed by an upvote from no less a personage than “Guest.”

        2. Shouldn’t you be blogging for your three cents an hour?
          I had to make a generic profile for getting repeatedly banned for slagging on Jews. But now that Roosh is *finally* taking the J-Red Pill and reading the “Culture of Critique” maybe I’ll revive the old SN’s.
          Also, I’ve been doing affiliate marketing professionally since 2005. Have you even made a single dollar yet, kfg?
          Go here, kfg – wickedfire.com, and learn something, you peasant.

    2. Bald statement?
      He IS bald!
      Pun intended?
      *laughing like Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell*

  3. I wonder if you can really make a lot of cash blogging? I suspect this being a sponsored post I am only getting shown the positives. So anyone with experience want to tell me the negatives, specifically time needed for investment, initial out of pocket costs before money actually start coming in, etc?

    1. “I wonder if you can really make a lot of cash blogging?”
      Back in the day (and now for all I know) there were ads in newspapers and magazines offering a book that would reveal to you the secret to making essentially unlimited amounts of money for only nominal work.
      If you bought the book, it instructed you to place ads in newspapers and magazines offering . . .

    2. It’s possible…but I wouldn’t bank on it.
      If you want to make money online, you’re either going to have to invest a lot of time, a lot of $, or some combination of the two. Here’s how it works:
      Get traffic–> Create a valuable product/service –> Sell that valuable product or service to your crowd.
      Really oversimplified, but that’s the basic gist of it. It really helps if you have the cash (or can game Mailchimp well enough) to build an email list, as this is consistent, loyal traffic that you can pitch your offers to.
      Otherwise, you can either buy traffic, ad design, copy, etc., or gain traffic over time by providing consistent, valuable content that makes the customer think, “Huh, if THIS is the free stuff, then the stuff you have to pay for must be REALLY valuable…”
      It’s not rocket science, but it’s not exactly eating play-doh either–there’s a lot of infrastructure you need to set up. Again, paying is easier, but if you want to bootstrap it, you can–it just takes time to learn HTML, WordPress, Copy, etc.
      TL;DR: It takes a lot of either time or $–up to you to figure out the balance…

      1. “Get traffic–> Create a valuable product/service –> Sell that valuable product or service to your crowd.”
        ….aaaaaand since when do you need your own product?

    3. Not just blogging alone, no
      You gotta use your blog to sell some kind of product, after that it’s up to marketing and quality

  4. This is why the BADNET should be banned or forced to pay raised sponsorship fees for their masturbatorial posts. Not only is it bad advice (wickedfire.com has a newbie section, go there for fuck’s sake), but it elicits the spam that you see in the two posts below mine.

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