Top 4 Blogging Mistakes for Network Marketers

Today I want to share some of the most common blogging mistakes that network marketers make. I’m sure these tips apply to any blogger from any niche, not just network marketers.

# 1 Doing What Everyone Else Does

Without a doubt, the greatest mistake that most network marketing bloggers make is doing what everyone else does. They write articles about similar subjects that everyone else is writing about.  They summarize what others are saying.  They take the same view points. They follow the trends in the industry. Simply put, they play it safe. Their blog is similar to every other network marketing blog out there.  Their blog competes for the same keywords, uses the same videos and pictures and covers similar subjects.  As a result, their blog is AVERAGE.

To succeed with your blog, you need to be different. You need a way to stand out in the crowd. There are many ways to do this.  For example, I write about successful distributors and do product reviews.  Not many people are doing that.  I also do interviews.  I also use a no HYPE and no B.S. writing style that a lot of people relate to.

I suggest you think of ways to stand out in the crowd and be different.  Look at what everyone else is doing and do the opposite.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to study blogs OUTSIDE of our industry to see how they do things.   Or, visit 50 popular MLM Blogs and write down what they are doing.  After you’ve compiled a list, brainstorm ideas on how you could be different.

# 2 Not Blogging Enough

Another mistake network marketing bloggers make is not blogging enough. They publish a blog post once a week or even twice a week and think that’s enough. I believe you should post something every day, minimum five days a week and preferably seven days a week. The more you can post the better.  You can schedule your posts out so you don’t have to blog every day, but you can still have a new post published every day.

People simply won’t take you seriously if you don’t post often.  Your readers want good content on a regular basis.  So do the search engines.  If you don’t want to do all of the writing yourself you can hire people to write for you.  Yes, quality is more important than quantity.  Ultimately, you want both!

# 3 Giving Up to Soon

Most bloggers give up way to soon. They expect to achieve great results in one year or less. That’s a big mistake. For most people it will take 2-3 years of blogging daily to really see the results.  It took me almost four years on my military blog to start getting lots of traffic.  Most people give up way before that. You need discipline. You need to finish what you start. Eventually, you will build up the momentum and the snowball will get rolling.

I’d bet that close to 80-90% of ALL blogs online (in any niche) haven’t been updated in at least four months or more.  Everyone starts out excited (sound familiar?) but usually stops blogging within 90 days of starting.  Once they realize how hard it is to get big success, they quit (sound familiar?). The point is this.  You must have a vision for what you want to accomplish with your network marketing blog and you must keep pressing forward UNTIL you succeed. You must never quit.  Good things take time.

# 4 Too Many Affiliate Links

Another mistake a lot network marketing bloggers make is they have to many affiliate links on their blog. When you visit their blog you are inundated with affiliate links. There are so many affiliate links, advertisements and banner ads that the experience becomes negative and people leave your blog by hitting the back arrow.

Don’t make that mistake. Only promote a few affiliate links on each page (at most).  And when you do, use text links, not banner ads.  In addition, you should have a “money page” where you have everything you recommend in one place.

The bottom line is to keep your network marketing blog clutter free.  Make it easy to navigate and try to eliminate the distractions.  Always think of your blog visitor’s experience when you do your blog layout.

Honorable Mention

Here are a few additional blogging mistakes that I would like to put on my honorable mention list.

  • Not using videos – Using videos improves your user experience.  Many folks can’t read or don’t like to read.  Having content in multiple formats is always a good option.
  • Not optimizing your blog properly – Learning SEO and optimizing your blog with the right keywords, meta tags, keyword density and headings is very important.
  • Thinking of yourself as a blogger, not as an internet marketer – If you have a blog, you are really an internet marketer, whether you realize it or not.  If you think of yourself as a blogger, you are leaving lots of money on the table.
  • Not building your listThe money is in the list.  Make sure that you build a list from day one. Do everything you legally can to collect names and emails and communicate with your list often.
  • Not promoting your blog effectively – Make sure that you set aside a marketing budget for your blog.  Spend more time promoting your blog than you do writing posts and updating your blog.

top 4 blogging mistakesFinal Thoughts

These are the most common network marketing blogging mistakes as I see it. If you’re trying to build your business online you should have your own blog. It really is a must.

But you can’t just have a blog and expect to succeed. You need a game plan. You need to work daily. You need to be persistent. You need to be different than every other blogger online. And you must think long-term. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Your blog will take time to succeed, probably three or more years.

What are your thoughts?  Leave a comment and let us know.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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159 thoughts on “Top 4 Blogging Mistakes for Network Marketers

  1. You really do have to find the balance between blogging enough and blogging too much. If you blog too frequently people may begin skipping over posts and won’t read all of the valuable information you have to share. If you blog too little people will forget about you altogether. For me, blogging at least 4 times a week (or every other day) is a good amount. The people don’t feel overwhelmed but they are still getting the information they need consistently.

    • I’ve found that blogging 3-4 times per week is ideal.

  2. If there’s an enemy of blogging surely it’s inconsistency – in what you write about, how personal it is, how long, how technical, how readable, reading level, accuracy, creativity, originality, tone, intimacy, repetition and takes a lot of work, but it seems people want to see the old and familiar, even when they’re reading newer information and methods.

    • You’ve definitely got to be consistent. Minimum three times a week for five years is a good goal to strive for.

  3. As an major blogger, I must say that your post is right to the point.

    I have tested and studied how to make worthwhile blogs that people are attracted to. Many people make their blogs just to colorful and, in thinking they are attractive, they load slowly because they have too much.

    Another large issue is being able to find posts. Make it simple and they will read it.

    There are several places a person should be sharing their blogs to get traffic: Facebook, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, and Twitter.

    If you are writing posts about certain subjects, share it in forums and other blog sites that are generated around a similar subject.

    You also mentioned to keep blogging. The fact is: Content is King. You need to give fresh content regularly. Don’t give up and in time your blog will grow.

    • I think you need epic content and you must have a marketing plan to share your content.

  4. I totally agree with your points on affiliate links. While I don’t mind people using affiliate links in their blogs to make money, and may even appreciate the exposure to a new product, it can certainly get annoying when most of a blog post is plastered with affiliate links. Text links (hyperlinked words) are much less obtrusive, as well as keeping your blog post looking clean.

  5. Another common blogging mistake is not optimizing your blog properly. You need the right keywords, right H1 and H2 headings, right keyword density and good quality content. It takes much more than just writing a post and hitting publish.

    • Making sure your blog is optimized properly is very important. Thanks for the comment, Carrie.


  6. I had a blog for about eight months, but it was just too much work. For all the time I spent on my blog I would have been much better off simply building my network marketing business offline.

    • Devon,

      Blogging is a lot of work, especially if you have a job and are trying to build your MLM business at the same time. I don’t think it’s a good option for most folks.


  7. There are lots of blogging mistakes that people make. Here are a few common ones.

    1. Not having a USP for your blog
    2. Not using videos
    3. Not building a list
    4. Not writing high quality original content

    I think these are some of the biggest mistakes.

    • Elliott,

      You really hit the nail on the head. Those are some great ideas.


    • Elliott,

      Not writing high quality content is a major mistake. People don’t just want to read the same old information they’ve been reading. You have to offer them something new and you have to offer it in a new or dynamic way to draw them in and keep them interested. Restating old information will immediately turn people off and make blogging a complete waste of their time and yours.

  8. Not sticking with it. Giving up too soon! That’s the biggest mistake as I see it.

    • This is something most bloggers do, Josh. In every niche, people give up WAY to soon!

  9. I think the biggest blogging mistake is starting a blog even though you don’t like to write and aren’t passionate about it. Starting a blog just to have a blog is bad business.

  10. I had a blog for two years and I never really made money with it. I enjoyed blogging, but for the time investment required to maintain it, I wasn’t getting a positive return on investment. I have since focused on building a list through solo ads and PPC and that has helped me grow my business very rapidly.

    • Good for you Monique. I’m glad things are working out for you.

  11. There are so many good tips on this post and in the comments section. I think the biggest mistake of having a blog is “having a blog.” To be quite frank blogging is really a big time investment when you would be much better off just focusing on paid advertising and list building. How many of the “big dogs” have their own blog? Not many.

    • Good point, Joe. The longer I blog the more I like the idea of not blogging. Like you said it does take a lot of time and there are much easier and faster ways to build a business.

  12. What an amazing post. I think these tips apply to any blogger, not just network marketers. I think most people fail because they don’t have the vision and tenacity it takes to succeed at anything in life.

    • Vision and tenacity are definitely two important skills.

  13. Another blogging mistake is picking too broad a niche. You really need to narrow down your niche if you want to get noticed by the search engines. Make sure all of your posts have one central topic, at least in the beginning.

    • Yes, picking a broad niche is a big mistake. The tighter the niche you pick, the easier it is to win online. Going after the broad keywords is a huge mistake.

  14. My advice for people is to get a nice custom layout. Don’t use a cookie cutter theme. Get some custom designs and make your blog unique and easy to navigate.

    • Yes, Marcy, having a custom layout is very important. First impressions mean a lot. You can’t have some crappy design that everyone else is using. You want your blog to be unique.

  15. My wife started a MLM Blog about seven months ago, but she gave up after four months because she wasn’t getting much traffic or making any money. I told her that if was a big mistake to give up so soon, but she was set on shutting it down. So, I have to agree with you that giving up to soon causes lots of problems.

    • I have to agree with you Mike. You have to have a long term approach, especially when it comes to blogging.

  16. These are all great tips on what not to do. I’m thinking about starting a blog, but I never realized that it might take me a few YEARS to build a successful blog. I’m not sure if I am willing to invest that much time when I could use another approach to build my MLM Business and get immediate results.

    • Paul,

      There are many ways to build a MLM Business. Blogging is a good long-term approach, but for most folks I wouldn’t make it my primary strategy to build my business.


  17. No videos. I hate blogs that only have written content.

    • I have to agree that using videos in your blog posts will definitely help your visitor experience.

  18. Crappy content! That’s the biggest mistake as I see it.

  19. Another common blogging mistake for network marketers is trying to do everything yourself. Rather than being the doer, you should think of yourself as the Project Manager and get other people to help you out, right from the beginning.

    • Your comment might just be the most important comment on this page, David. You need to think like a business owner and delegate. Trying to do everything yourself will lead to burn out and frustration.

  20. What’s a big blogging mistake? Not getting content from different writers. You don’t want to bore your readers by only having one tone of voice on your blog.

    • Having different writers is a great way to spice things up and keep your content fresh.

  21. I think a big blogging mistake that network marketers make is talking about their company all over their blog. What happens when they quit their company? At that point, there blog is pretty much useless.

    • Very good point, Dawn. I hate blogs that are nothing more than a big sales pitch for a MLM Company.

  22. Using a standard WP theme is a big mistake as I see it. You want a custom theme that is unique to you.

    • I agree that having a custom theme is a good thing. I plan on getting one for this blog in another month or two.

  23. I think using Adsense on your blog is a big mistake. While it might generate some revenue it takes people off your blog. You don’t want that to happen.

    • This is a double edged sword. AdSense is good and bad. The money can be very good, but it does take a lot of traffic off your site.

  24. Promoting your MLM Company all over your MLM Blog is another big mistake. You can create one page about it where people can reach out to you, but don’t put links on every page and bombard people with it.

    • Well said, Susanne. I think it’s best to only mention your company on one page.

  25. I think the biggest blogging mistake is not promoting your blog. You can write good content, but you need to spend time and money marketing it, so others can find it, read it and share it with others.

  26. I think another common mistake is making a blog with text, rather than with video. I believe video is the best way to communicate with your audience and connect with them. So many folks can’t read, or hate to read, but anyone can watch videos. Creating a VLOG is a great way to go.

    • Sue,

      Video blogs are definitely gaining in popularity. A lot of folks prefer video over text, so it is a good option. Unfortunately, a lot of bloggers are camera shy and don’t want to make videos. I think that’s a big mistake that will hold you back. Thanks for the comment.


  27. Great post, Chuck. I think it’s not even worth taking the time to build a blog. It’s so time consuming. I think folks would be much better off just creating YouTube videos or focusing on building a list using paid techniques. Having a blog is so time consuming, plus SEO changes all the time and it’s hard to stay ranked high on the search engines.

    • I agree that blogging isn’t the best option for most folks.

  28. Another blogging mistake is not posting enough. You have to update your blog at least once a week, and 2-3 times a week is a much better course of action.

    • Good point, Cole. Fresh and frequent content are very important.

  29. If I had to give you a recipe for failure with your MLM blog it would be to use a blogger or wordpress hosted blog. You don’t want a free blog. Go with the self-hosted option right from the beginning.

    • I definitely agree with the self-hosted route. That is the best option, especially if you are really serious about your blog.

  30. When I study all the blogs online I think that the biggest mistake network marketers make is not having a clear purpose for their blog. Their blog should be their hub of operations and lead generation center. Most MLM Blogs have so many banner ads and affiliate links that it’s hard to stay on point.

    • Not having a clear and distinct purpose for your blog is a big mistake. Thanks for the comment.

  31. Most of the MLM blogs I visit online haven’t been updated in months, some in years. So I would have to say that giving up is probably the biggest mistake.

    • Abandoned blogs, especially in this niche is very common. Most people give up within a few months of starting.

  32. I think another common blogging mistake is not using good, original photos on your blog. Good photos can bring in a lot of traffic and they really enhance the quality of your blog posts.

    • I get a decent amount of visitors to my blog from my photos so I will have to agree with you on that one.

  33. I think another common mistake is not using videos on your own blog. Even if they are not your own videos you should add some videos to some of your posts. It helps you connect with your readers and will keep people on your site for a longer period of time.

    • Janet,

      Using videos is a smart move. It lets you connect with your visitors and normally keeps them on your website longer. Thanks for the comment.


  34. The biggest blogging mistake as I see it is not creating a quality blog. People don’t want crappy articles and content. You need high quality, original content that “brings in” your readers.

    • Very true, Rodney. Good content is what the search engines and your visitors want.

  35. I think another popular blog mistake is to not bring in other guest writers. In most cases, your fans will eventually get bored of you. Added a different perspective to your blog can really help.

    • Having guest writers is a wonderful idea. It gives your blog different perspectives and a different tone of voice.

  36. Another common blogging mistake is not having the right mindset. You need to think of your blog as a business. You need a business plan and marketing plan for your blog.

    • Very good point, Rufus. Having a marketing plan and business plan is essential.

  37. I think you should blog daily for the first year until you get a large selection of posts, and then you should set a blogging frequency that works best for you. Get the momentum going and then adjust.

    • Blogging daily or having a blogging challenge is a great way to get the momentum going.

  38. I think a popular blog mistake is to not be focused. You want your blog to have a central theme and you don’t want to write about tons of different subjects. Keep it to one theme and you will do much better.

    • Having a central theme and keeping your posts on topic is very important.

  39. Making your blog posts too long is a big mistake. You don’t want 2000 to 5000 word posts. Try to keep it to 400 to 800 words. If you have a long post, break it down into several smaller posts.

    • Alicia,

      Sometimes having long blog posts can be a real good thing. It really just depends. In most cases, my “biggest” posts rank highest in the search engines and get the most amount of traffic.


  40. Another big blogging mistake is not taking the time to promote your blog. You can have the best content in the world, but people need to know about it! For every post you do, make sure you spend some time and money promoting it!

    • Very true, Julie. Promoting your blog is very important. People need to know about you. You can’t just expect the search engines to flood you with traffic.

  41. I think you need to update your blog three to five times a week minimum. Without a constant flow of fresh content people won’t keep coming back.

    • Updating your blog frequently is very important to do. Daily is best, but three to five times a week is a good minimum.

  42. I think the biggest blogging mistakes that new network marketers make is not building a list from day one. You need to start generating leads as quickly as possible.

    • I agree with you that you definitely need to build a list.

  43. Quitting. That is hands down the biggest mistake that network marketers make. You need to think long term. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Make a point to spend at least ten years building a blog. Delegate as much as you can as soon as possible.

    • Quitting is a big mistake. I agree with you Ted. Everyone has to be willing to invest a lot of time and energy to make any business work. Most people in our industry are very short sighted.

  44. The biggest mistake is trying to do everything yourself with your blog. You need to think like a business owner and have other people write for you. Be a publisher, not just a blogger.

    • Doing everything yourself is a big mistake of all entrepreneurs. You need to be the person who decides what needs to be done and then delegate. Even if you are on a limited budget, you should hire others to help you. This lets you work smart and frees up your time to focus on the most important things.

  45. One big blogging mistake that network marketers make is not picking a narrow niche. Trying to compete with all the other network marketing blogs out there is a big mistake. It’s much smarter to pick a narrower niche, such as MLM Blogging Tips or MLM Lead Generation and focusing on specific subjects within that niche.

    • The niche or sub niche you choose is very important. I think it’s best to pick a very targeted niche, such as “prospecting tips for network marketers” and focus on that. This will help you rank higher in the search engines and will show how you are different than every other MLM blog out there.

  46. I can’t tell you how many network marketing blogs I’ve visited online that haven’t been updated for months, sometimes years. So, I think the biggest mistake is quitting. If you’re going to take the time to start a blog make sure you have a long term commitment with it.

    • Very true, Julie. Most MLM blogs are abandoned. People simply gave up or lost their dream. It’s no different than anything else. Most blogs in most niches are abandoned. It’s really sad that people give up so easily.

  47. Another huge mistake is not writing quality content. You need to write original, unique content. Most bloggers write about similar subjects other bloggers are writing about. Don’t do that. Find a unique way to be different. Develop your own USP.

    • Having high quality, original, unique content is paramount. Don’t try and copy or do what everyone else is doing. Don’t write a post in five minutes. I think it’s better to post one real good article a week than try and do 2-3 small posts each day.

  48. Not getting links is another mistake that network marketing bloggers make. Your blog needs lots of quality inbound links from other quality sites. Make sure you spend some time each week building links.

    • Getting links is important. However, I don’t think you should pay for links or try and get links from a bunch of low quality websites. Write good content, market your site and you will naturally get links.

  49. Not using videos is a big mistake. You need to use videos on your site and on YouTube so you can connect with your visitors.

    • It’s very important to use videos. I agree with you Brian.

  50. I think the biggest mistake is not writing posts that are long enough. You should make your posts at least 500 words and closer to 1000 words.

    • Having long, but quality posts is very important. I agree with you Tommy!

  51. I think using a free domain such as a .blogger or .wordpress is the biggest mistake. People won’t take you very seriously if you do that.

    • Using a free hosting service is a very bad idea. Get a self hosted blog right from day one.

  52. Another common blogging mistake is not optimizing your blog properly. You need to pick good keywords, use your H1 and H2 tags, use the right keyword density, graphics, and good content. Most new bloggers overlook this.

    • Great points, James. Using SEO and optimizing your blog the right way are very important.

  53. Promoting to many affiliate products and services on your site is a huge mistake. Most networkers use tons of links and banners ads on their site. This clutters up their site and gets people to leave, not stay on their site.

    • Good point, Fred. It’s okay to have some affiliate links and banners, but you don’t want so many that it turns your visitors off.

  54. Another common blogging mistake is to not structure your site properly. Your pages and content need to be easy to find by your visitors and the search engines.

    • Good point, Dana. Your website has to be search engine and visitor friendly.

  55. Another big blogging mistake is to focus all your time on your blog and not enough time building your business. I see this all the time, where people shift 100% of their efforts from building their business to building a blog.

    • Very good point, Amy. You definitely have to focus on your MLM business. That should always be your # 1 priority.

  56. If I had to pick one mistake that can really kill a blog it’s a bad layout. You want your blog to flow smoothly and you want it easy to navigate.

    • Having a simple and clean layout is very important. I agree with you here.

  57. I think the biggest blogging mistake that network marketers make is not having a long term focus. They might blog consistently for a couple months, but then they give up. You have to typically blog frequently for several years BEFORE you build a high traffic blog. Good things take time.

  58. What a great post, Chuck. Blogging is a good way to build a business for the long-term approach. But it is a lot of hard work and will take most people YEARS to see any type of results for their business. If you are going to establish a MLM Blog, just remember this upfront and make sure it isn’t your PRIMARY approach to build your business.

    • I’m a big fan of blogging, but it takes a lot of work over a period of YEARS. Most people simply don’t stay persistent and consistent. They give up way too soon.

  59. Another common blogging mistake is not creating stellar content. I can’t tell you how many boring and unoriginal blogs there are out there. If you’re going to take the effort to do it, make sure you have great content that is high quality, unique, and spell checked. If you suck at writing, hire a good freelancer to help you.

    • Stellar content is definitely very important. Without good content people won’t come back to your website more than once.

  60. I’m not sure why you would even start a blog for your MLM business. A much better option is to simply have a capture page and focus your time and effort on building a list. With all the changes in Google and the search engines, blogging is really a waste of time. It takes so much time to build a successful, high traffic blog, and there’s still a high probability it will fail.

    • Knowing what I know now, Terry, I would have to agree with you that having a capture page is much better than having a blog.

  61. Don’t give up. If you’re going to start a blog, stick with it! It takes time, usually three or more years to build a really high traffic blog!

  62. Another popular blogging mistake that network marketers make is writing short posts. You want your posts to be at least 500 words and up to 1000. If all you do is write short posts you won’t do very well with the search engines.

    • I agree that posts need to be more than a couple hundred words, but I don’t think you should have a pre-set amount of words. When it is good enough it is good enough. Fluffing it up to meet a word requirement doesn’t make too much sense to me.

  63. I think the biggest blogging mistake is to not have a game plan. You need some type of strategy to determine when you will publish posts, how you will market them, and much more! Owning a blog is just like any other business. You can’t wing it!

    • I agree that all business owners, even bloggers, need some type of written game-plan.

  64. Hands down the biggest blogging mistake is quitting. I’d bet 75% or more of all MLM blogs are abandoned. The blogger simply gave up and quit. Blogging is a long-term strategy, not something you will succeed with overnight.

    • You can’t succeed if you quit. I agree with you there Felicia!

  65. I think owning a website is better than having a blog. Blogs take too much time and need to be updated all the time.

    • Websites can be better. It just depends on what your strategy and goals are.

  66. I had a blog for a couple years and my biggest mistake was not having a regular posting frequency. In the beginning, I posted daily, then weekly, then a couple times a month. Within a year I ran out of ideas to write about and eventually gave up.

    • Running out of ideas and not posting regularly are two very common mistakes and challenges for most bloggers.

  67. I think one of the biggest mistakes that bloggers make is thinking of themselves as a blogger, and not an entrepreneur or internet marketer. Your blog is a business, an internet marketing business, and you must treat it as such.

    • Very true, Linda. All bloggers should think of themselves as internet marketers, not bloggers.

  68. The worst blogging mistake that network marketers make is using a free blog from or You really need a self hosted blog on your own domain if you want people to take you seriously.

    • Using a free blogging platform is a big mistake. It might not sound like a big deal at first, but once you outgrow it, it can be very difficult to convert it to a self hosted blog.

  69. I think a common blogging mistake is focusing on the money right away. In the beginning, you need to spend your time building your brand and building your following. You need great content. If you all you do is flood your website with offers, you will lose a lot of these folks. I say for the first year, just build a brand. Monetize it later on down the road.

    • Monetizing your blog is really important, but you don’t want to over-monetize it and turn people off. Even if you monetize your blog from day one, you still won’t make any money with it until you get a decent amount of quality traffic. So building traffic to your blog should always be your top priority.

  70. I think a big blogging mistake is not outsourcing stuff right from the beginning. It makes no sense to try and do everything yourself. The sooner you can free up your time from the time consuming, unimportant tasks, the better off you will be.

    • Frank,

      This is a very valuable lesson. Outsourcing things from day one is very, very important. We are all limited on time and only have so much time in a day. The quicker you can outsource the less important activities the better off you will be. Best of all, you can hire people overseas for a very small amount using sites such as That’s who I use and it helps me a lot.


  71. I think that most bloggers write crappy content. They either repurpose something else they read online or they hire a writer who isn’t very good. Your blog must have engaging, high quality, original content if you really want to stand out in the crowd.

    • Good point, Jessica. I see lots of blogs online that have crappy content. It’s no wonder they don’t get any traffic or make any money.

  72. Another HUGE blogging mistake by network marketers is not promoting their content. You can have the best blog in the world, but if no one knows about it, it won’t make any money. You have to spend time and money promoting your blog.

    • So true, Fred. You have to promote your content if you want traffic and want to make money. Traffic won’t just magically show up on its own.

  73. Visit the internet and you will literally find thousands of abandoned network marketing blogs. It’s actually really sad. Most bloggers start off strong, but give up way to soon. You might see them actively update their blog for a couple months, but then they stop. The most successful bloggers stay persistent!

    • So true, Carrie. I’d bet that at least 1 in 2 of all blogs is abandoned and hasn’t been updated in months or even years.

  74. The biggest blogging mistake is to create a MLM blog. There is just too much competition in this niche. Pick something else, such as your product line, or the benefits of your products. For example, if you sell heart health products, create a blog about heart health. You will have less competition and be much better off.

    • Creating a blog around your product line, or the benefits of your product line is definitely a great idea.

  75. The biggest blogging mistake is not promoting your content. You can have great content, but it’s up to you to spread the word and help it get noticed. You should spend twice as much time promoting your blog as you do creating it.

    • This is a big mistake, Shae. You have to spend even more time promoting your content than you do writing it! You can have the best content in the world, but if no one finds it you are in big trouble.

  76. I don’t think it’s a wise idea to even start a blog unless you are willing to work on it daily for a few years. Since most people aren’t willing to do that, they’d be much better off focusing on a different marketing/lead generation strategy.

    • Good point, Lucy. Most of my blogs and websites took a few years to build up. It takes a lot of hard work.

  77. One common blogging mistake is using a .blogger or .wordpress domain rather than a self hosted domain. I see it all the time and it always makes me laugh.

    • Very good point, Lorraine. You definitely want a self hosted blog rather than a free one. It gives you more options and credibility.

  78. The biggest mistake is placing more emphasis on building a blog than building your MLM business.

    • Good point, Omar. This is a very common and it is a huge mistake made by new and experienced network marketers.

  79. These are great points to keep in mind. I have found that a variety, conversational blog has its place, but a more focused blog or website logically connected to your business is a must. If you have a variety blog, like I do, you can link it, but for business purposes, you want traffic to start with your “working” site. Being careful to avoid loading your blog up with too many affiliate links is also a great point. I like the idea of having one page for your recommendations. Like you pointed out, this will avoid having your site overshadowed and abandoned, and it is more supportive of your affiliates. There is no point in having affiliate links if you don’t plan on actually pointing viewers in their direction.

    • Thanks for the comments, Amy. Yes, you need a blog with a tight niche and you need to keep affiliate links to a minimum.


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