A couple of days ago, I was watching a YouTube video where a guy was explaining how he was able to earn 6 to 7 figures income from his blog in a tiny niche. I was firstly amazed and I whispered «this is not real…». At the bottom of his video, in the feed, tones of videos were suggested by YouTube algorithm on the same topic. I was seeing many YouTubers who are claiming that they were able to generate similar incomes from there Blogs.
So, I started to accept the fact that it might be real, and the more I was digging into the topic, the more similar strategies I was noticing from the videos. Then, I started telling myself «It might be real, let’s try it, let’s make a French Blog …». To be honest, I had nothing to lose. I know that nowadays it is incredibly easy to pop a website in a couple of hours! It is just a matter of motivation. Besides, there are many tutorials out there explaining step by step how to start a new blog. I can create a French Blog if I want.
I knew I did not have time in my already long and busy days, but I decided to create the new French blog I was thinking about: www.petteen.com ! I wanted to write the content of the Blog in French since I know that there aren’t many French Blogs on the topic I wanted to target. In my opinion French Blog articles easier to write since there are many ideas in English articles that have not yet been targeted in a French Blog. Plus, I know that it is easier to get all the information in English, and then work on them and come up with fresh French Blog articles.
I was ready to check if all the things that those «Gurus» and «Goats» are claiming are real and can be applied to a French Blog. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity if there is any. At that time, my goal was to earn only 100€ to check if all this is real with my French Blog.
Everybody in the Blogging area knows this problem. This is a big limitation, especially for a French Blog. The “Gurus” didn’t mention that you have to get sufficient traffic to grow your blog. Wait a minute! What is this «traffic» and «subscribers» thing? Why nobody is coming on my French Blog? I had a wealth of pieces of stuff to show. I have written many articles and posts, I have written long, short, snippets and mixed articles but nothing, nobody is coming on my French Blog. I had all those fancy and neat images from Unsplash, all those half-clickbait titles to attract readers, but none of this was working. I have created an account on main social media like Facebook and joined many English and French Blog groups, but still nothing. I immediately lowered my main goals from 100€ to 10€.
I then went back to YouTube and typed «how to get traffic». This is where big titles and unknown keywords (at least for me) started to pop out. Many people were now talking about “SEO” (Search Engine Optimization). According to them, a Blog must have a standard writing style to rank on Google. I then learn many different SEO techniques because I wanted to grow my French Blog quickly. I implemented all the tips I find on the Internet on my French Blog. Soon after, I noticed that I got 1 to 3 visitors. This made me laugh so much, but I know patience is something special and this may be the language that Google speaks. Let’s see how much traffic we’ll get for this French Blog. I will keep you in touch. Oh, by the way, this French Blog is only 3 weeks old since I really started working on it… Good Luck Petteen.com !
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