Many people come online hoping to make insane amounts of cash in zero time. One of the best ways to earn money online is definitely blogging. The potential here is seemingly endless. But people come and go, mostly disappointed. Why?
It is always good to have dreams. But it is good to remember that without effort a dream is just that, a dream. Somebody thinking that a blog with only two posts should be making him money is simply lost. Rewards from blogging come last, the work first. You must learn to persist and keeping writing killer posts even if your blog gets 50 hits a day.
If you are in this business strictly for the cash, then you shouldn't consider leaving your day job. The most successful bloggers like John Chow and Problogger will tell you that blogging to them is first an hobby, then a way to make a living. If you love what you are doing you will do it regardless of how many people appreciate your efforts. Have patience. Good things come to those who wait.
One should also realize that getting readership for your blog takes time. Gaining authority in your niche is even harder. One should consider blogging just for the love of it, before worrying about rewards.
I know that sometimes we have high expectations and we want things to happen overnight. But remember we are not living in utopia. Blogging just like your run-of-the-mill day job requires effort, patience and persistence. A blogger should possess enough energy to keep going even when the going is getting tougher and tougher. The difference between success and failure is acceptance. If you give up, you accept failure. The opposite is definitely true.
Persistence is definitely better than talent. Combine it with patience and you will realize success beyond your wildest dreams.