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7 Reasons You May Not Be A Successful Blogger

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We all want to be a successful blogger. Everyone wants to succeed in whatever they involve in. That is sure! I have seen some blogs that were constantly updated and the admin suddenly stopped. What could have caused it?

Blogging is more than just copy and paste that most people do. Blogging is a platform we do three things. Viz: Share information, entertain and teach. Previously, blogging used to be a process where people share their day to day activities, though some still do it, but at present, people are now conveniently doing their businesses on their blogs.

Success in blogging means different things to different people. To some, it may be money, large number of readership, impacts and so on. But whatever your definition of success is as a blogger, have it in mind success is not easy to come by.

No one is perfect and no one will ever be. If you are into blogging, these are some of the reasons you may not be successful.

1). You lacked information before starting

Whatever you want to venture into, it is of utmost importance to know some things about it. Before you go into blogging, take your time to learn from those who have been doing it and learn from their mistakes so that you won’t make the same mistakes. Surround yourself with people who know enough to teach you. IF you don’t have, read about it. Blogging is not something you do and make money the same month you start. If you don’t equip yourself with enough information before you start, your chance of being a success is slim.

“Learn first and remove the L to earn later.”

2). You start because of money

We all love money! Who wouldn’t? Blogging is not a thing you start because of money. If you do, you wouldn’t be able to do it for long, you may be discouraged because you won’t make the money easily as you thought you would. Look beyond the assumption of people around you. Don’t start today and hope to be like Lindaikeji tomorrow. It takes time. If you stop blogging because AdSense terminate your account, you shouldn’t have tried it at all.

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3). You don’t have passion

You must be passionate about your blogging career. It is your passion that will keep you going. You must be able to wake up in the morning and work on something you are passionate about. If you lack the passion to keep your readers updated, you are not likely to do it for long and you won’t be successful.

4). You don’t have purpose for your blog

What is your aim of starting the blog in the first place? If you don’t want to give up four months after you started blogging, you must be purposefully engaged in your blogging career. Your purpose(s) is(are) the goal(s) you have for your blog. Either to make positive impact, make money, or make a name for yourself. Make sure you blog serves its purpose.

5). You don’t update yourself

To be a force to reckon with in whatever niche you blog on, you need to constantly update yourself. You must be able to know little thing about everything. For instance, if you blog on technology, you are expected to be vast in that area so as to give your readers the best. If it is otherwise, your readers may lose interest. When you are outdated, your chance of abandoning it is high. EXCEPT you want to continue copy and paste. Make sure you keep yourself updated. The more you know, the more and better you write.

6). You don’t want to spend money on your blog

Have seen a lot of bloggers who only want everything free. They need people to write good contents for them, they want it free. When you are not ready to spend on your project, you won’t enjoy it to the fullest, and your chance of abandoning it is high, very high. When you spend on your blog, you will be forced to keep working on it because you wouldn’t want your money go into waste.

7). Read about successful blogger

Take your time to know about those successful bloggers in your niche. What keeps them going? Read their blogs and learn from their mistakes. Know what makes the GREATs great.

To be successful as a blogger, you must be able to do it for a very long period of time and be ready to dish out original contents to your readers. To keep pushing, you need to be determined and be passionate about.


How have you been keeping up with your blog? What keeps you motivated? Feel free to share.

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I am Obembe, Sunday Dapo (SirPhren). I am the owner of this EMPIRE. I am professionally a Registered Nurse and Passionately a Blogger. I love motivating people, reading and sharing whatever I know. We need to be constantly motivated to be able to push through whatever we want to do. I am also into Blog Designing. "Look within, the secret is inside you." To get through to me, am an email/ WhatsApp away. Am happy to have you around! Let's rock it together!

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Things You Should Know Before You Burn The Bridges

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Are you about to burn your bridges? Look at some things you should do before taking that critical step. Ben Carson said, “I had to become a medical doctor.” What he meant was that, he wasn’t going to do anything other than to be a medical doctor. There was no going back for him. He burnt the bridges, every bridge that could be a pathway back to where he was.

What Does It Mean To Burn the Bridges

I am sure you have heard that sentence before. So easy to say. But, is it easy to do? I doubt it. Burning the bridges simply means when you are going somewhere and you intentionally set ablaze/destroy the bridges that lead to the place you are going as you progress with no intention of coming back no matter what.

In the real sense, when you are passionate about something and you are ready to give and do all it takes no matter how hard or long it may take, when you are not ready to settle for the second place or settle for less, you must be ready to burn the bridges.

Let’s say you want to study medicine in the university, and after writing the entrance examination twice without success, your refusal to give up and to settle for any of the related courses which seems lesser is a burning the bridge attitude.

Whatever your goal is; spiritual, financial or emotional be ready to burn the bridges if you don’t want to back off and want to bring a reasonable and complementing effort out of it.

Two things happen when you burn the bridges. The first is that you would wish you could go back to your previous position in life because i seems the previous position was comfortable than the incumbent. Secondly, you will give it all it takes, give in your best, coordinate your powerful mind tenaciously to make your dreams come true.

In Napoleon Hill’s book; Think and Grow Rich; he talked about a General who burnt the only boat that brought him and his men to the battle field in a foreign land. Their opponents were more than their numbers and they desired to win. Getting off the boat, he set it ablaze, knowing they were outnumbered, he then said, its either we win or we perish. You know what? They won! Why? Because first, they burnt the only bridge for their return to the past, so they had no choice than to keep moving. On the other hand, they went for the jugular, nothing but victory, it suddenly became a must, both the compulsion and necessity, you must find yourself in this situation to succeed.

“It’s either we win or we perish.”

Things you should do/know before you burn the bridges are;

1). Does your desire burns?

If your desire will not be fierce enough to burn the bridge, I mean if the will strength is low, you will have a lot of problems, you may not be able to go far before you give up.

2). Love what you want to do

You must be in love with that thing you want to do. Only then can you go far. Look at it this way; When you go ahead to study a course you don’t love, you tend to miss classes, miss tests and you might eventually end up not doing well. Intelligence alone cannot do it. You must love it.

3). Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities. Without the faith principle, you may not last long in the battle field. Follow that affirmation in the scripture: “I can do all things through Christ who strenthens me.” (Philipians 4″13)

4). Surround yourself with like minded folks

To do well in life, it is of utmost importance to surround ourselves with people who share the same goals with us. People who will keep encouraging you, supporting you and helping you in relevant times. It is still valid that, people you spend your time with, you become them, you are a product of your company.

People you spend your time with, you become them, you are a product of your company.


5). Be prepare to face the hardship coming

You must be prepared, Things are going to be rough along the way. People are going to turn their backs against you. You are going to be left alone with your task. Because it is your task and not theirs, it is your responsibility to finish it. You must also understand that dreams may be big but does not include everybody, you must stretch even when it seems you are breaking out. Remember, a band is not useful until it is stretched. It is in your stretching that vulnerability comes in but can I shock you; you won’t break.

6). Be informed

It is very important to know things about that thing you want to achieve before you burn the bridges, before you decide not to look back. Ask people who have thread the path before you. What are the pros and cons? What qualities do you need? Doing this will help you learn from their evaluated experience and make the journey easier for you. Experience is not the best teacher but EVALUATED EXPERIENCE.

What other things do you think can be done before burning the bridges? Do share with me.

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What Is Fashion Entrepreneurship: Learn More

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What Is Fashion?

Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, products, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, lifestyle and body.

Fashion is also a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses.

Fashion talks about expressing your identity, showing someone who you are through your fashion choices and using your clothes to tell someone something about you.

Remember the popular saying;
The way you dress is the way you will be addressed

Meaning Of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship involves competitive action to win the market, acting to exploit opportunities and actions to bear risk.

In summary, Entrepreneurs are risk takers, therefore they are been driven by passion to solve the economic problems and find opportunity in it.

What Is Fashion Entrepreneurship?

Fashion Entrepreneurship is much more than fashion designing alone. Basically fashion entrepreneurship can be categorized into four major groups which are;

  1. Fashion Designing
  2. Make Up Artistry
  3. Modelling
  4. Hairstyling

Who Is A Fashion Entrepreneur?

A fashion entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a fashion enterprise, venture or idea, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and outcome.

Fashion entrepreneurs focus on creating networks within the fashion industry and inter-connected projects with varying aims including education, profitability and profile-building. Some fashion entrepreneurs work to provide a network of knowledge share platforms, other work to address social and structural issues goals.

The fashion industry is a very competitive field and in order to become successful you must have the talent, creativity, skills and ability it takes to do the job.

As a fashion entrepreneur, one of the basic things to note is the need to remain innovative in today’s fashion world.

Nowadays, fashion is much more than style and continuous style change, it is all about more efficiency and innovation and this also expands to other forms of entrepreneurship.

Skills Needed To Excel In The Fashion World
As a Fashion Designer, you need;

  • Highly Creative & Artistic
  • Strong Drawing Skills
  • Good Eye for Detail
  • Understanding Texture, Color, and Fabric.
  • Strong Visualization Skills.
  • Excellent Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • A Good Sense for Business.
  • A Competitive Spirit.

Challenges Faced By Fashion Entrepreneurs

As I said earlier, fashion entrepreneur is highly competitive and the need to stand out irrespective of that is a major challenge

And for you to stand out, it will require some getting funds which is also one of the challenges

Satisfying Customers too atimes can also be a challenge.

Inadequate equipment to Carry out necessary operation. You’ll agree with me that as a fashion designer, gone are the days of using iron to embellish a cloth with stones, now there are equipment, that is, the stoning machine that makes that to be carried out easier and faster. And this also requires funds. All this among all can be challenges faced by fashion entrepreneur

Some customers will see a style on ovation well fitted on a very slim person and will still want the same look irrespective of them irrespective of their stature.

Common Traits That Successful Entrepreneur Share

Determination:-

Success doesn’t happen overnight. A business takes. time to start and grow. And even more time to be successful, so an entrepreneur must be determined to achieve success.

Determination is the difference between those who quit on their dream and those who turn their dream into a great success.

Passion:-
This is your why?

This is the reason behind why you do what you do. The work will be hard, the hours will be long, and the pay will be low. And to top it all off, there is no guarantee of success!

Your passion will motivate you through the tough times and it needs to come from inside of you.  Don’t count on money to be your motivating factor. Your passion comes from a deeper, more meaningful place.
Your passion will drive your dreams to becoming a reality.

Resilience:-

Successful fashion entrepreneurs are not afraid of failure. Things don’t always go to plan. And sometimes things completely fail.
Get comfortable with the idea of failure, It willhappen to you.

But do not be defeated. Successful entrepreneurs see failure as an opportunity – a chance to learn from their mistakes.

Remember….Greatness is not achieved by never falling but by rising every time we fall.

Effective Communication:-

Your ability to communicate will affect your ability to influence others, your ability to develop relationships, and ultimately, your ability to produce results.

Without good communications skills it’s impossible to effectively sell. And as the founder of your company, you’ll find yourself constantly selling. Selling your vision to prospective investors, Selling your products to potential clients.

Success of your business will depend on your ability to communicate your ideas and vision to get people to buy into your brand.

Risk Tolerance:-

As an entrepreneur, you must be comfortable with risk.

If something feels risky, do you focus on the likelihood of failure? Or the potential for reward?

Sensing risk may just be a sign that you are onto an opportunity – one that’s worth exploring or seeing through to the end. Most people sense risk and stop. They never find out how many opportunities lie on the other side of that risk.

Entrepreneurs take risks. And they take action.

Smart entrepreneurs are able to identify and mitigate business risk. But when the time comes, they step out of their comfort zone and engage risk by taking action.

Flexibility:-

As an entrepreneur you need to be flexible – able to adapt to the changing demands of your business.

‬One has to be able to adapt to new changes in the business in order to satisfy the customer, Flexibility also involves the ability to learn new things after getting used to an old technique.

As an entrepreneur or a Fashionpreneur, do you like this post? Kindly share with loved ones.

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8 Benefits Of Blogging On Your Business You Should Know

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Have you considered business blogging? Well you should start blogging on your business if you have not been doing doing it. Your business represents you and everything about you. The best way to let prospects know more about you is via blogging.

Business card is to businessmen in 1990s what blogging is to professionals in the 2000s

What is a Blog?

A blog or weblog as some people called it, is a channel where one shares his thoughts. It is a personal journal that is made public. And it is a personal website.

What is Blogging?

Blogging is a process or way of sharing your thoughts, opinions on the internet for the benefit of other internet consumers. It is a process of writing an article on a blog.

Blogging used to be a way of just writing about your daily activities (though some still do that), but as time goes on, its usefulness increases. You can do your business at home via blogging and get along with your prospects.

Business blogging

This is blogging that is solely on keeping your customers, prospects and partners updated on new development of your business, on new products or services.

What kind of business can I blog on?

You can blog on any kind of business you have. Be it fashion, digital products, speaking, tutoring etc

What are the reasons of blogging as a business owner?

As a business owner, you should not limit yourself to offline engagement. At this present computer age, almost everything is on the internet. The way I see it, every business will be online in the nearest future.

If you want to test this, google search a kind a product or service you offer and see millions of those who are doing the same. You know what makes the difference, they are online you are offline.

In the future, there will only be two types of business people

1). Those who have their business online
2). Those who will soon be out of business.
– Bill Gates

According to a survey on hubspot, 60% of business that blog have thrive more than those who doesn’t.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of blogging on your businesses.

1). Support your social media initiatives

Sharing other people’s content on social media is great, but at some point you want to be directing those leads to your business site. So as you share your blog post on social media, you increase traffic to your business.

2). Build authority in your industry

Blog is one of the ways to establish yourself or your brand as an expert in your field, as it gives you a platform for sharing important Industry-related information and insights. As you build up authority, you breed trust and credibility.

3). Facilitates valuable discussion

Blogging gives businesses the opportunity to connect with customers and prospects. Customers can drop comments, critics, and feedbacks. Which will eventually help you as a business owner improve.

4). Attract Audience

Blogging allows you to reach as many people on the internet as possible. It can help promote yourself or your business. When you create a blog that is of value, you can attract audiences and eventually convert them to customers, friends, partner or otherwise.

5). Networking

Your audience can attract other entrepreneurs to you. If you are able to grow readership, you will gain more credibility.

6). Building credibility

Having a business blog gives you a presence in your niche. Your blog is a record of quality value and experience you possess and that you’re bringing to your audiences.

7). It is your hiring tool

If as an entrepreneur you want to hire new manager or anyone, they will want to know who you are and what you are about. To do this, blogging is a perfect way. Also, you can be contacted when someone who loves your service come across your blog

8). Improves your communication and writing skills

I used to be a lazy writer, but since I started blogging, it has helped me a lot.

As someone whose business involves speaking or writing, blogging will help you a long way. The more you write, the better you become at writing.

Whatever your business is, you can blog on it. With blogging you stand the chance of making your business known to people who loves using google. That is, your business can easily be found on Google.

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