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. Diamond Grant

    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.

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  2. Faith Coleman

    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.

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  3. Greg Boudonck

    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.

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  4. Jessica

    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.

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  5. Carrie

    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.

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  6. Devon

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

      Chuck

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  7. Elliott

    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.

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    1. Diamond Grant

      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.

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  8. Dexter

    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.

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  9. Monique

    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.

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  10. Joe

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  11. Erica

    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.

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  12. Jerry

    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.

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  13. Marcy

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  14. Mike

    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.

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  15. Paul

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

      Chuck

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  16. David

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  17. Lane

    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.

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  18. Dawn

    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.

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  19. Nancy

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

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  20. Jessica

    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.

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  21. Susanne

    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.

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  22. Curt

    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.

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  23. Sue

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

      Chuck

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  24. Skyla

    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.

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  25. Cole

    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.

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  26. Natalie

    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.

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  27. Caroline

    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.

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  28. Larry

    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.

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  29. Billie

    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.

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  30. Janet

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

      Chuck

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  31. Rodney

    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.

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  32. David

    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.

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  33. Rufus

    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.

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  34. Cameron

    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.

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  35. Desiree

    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.

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  36. Alicia

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

      Chuck

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  37. Julie

    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!

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  38. Leslie

    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.

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  39. Jenny

    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.

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  40. Ted

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  41. Susan

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  42. Lenny

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  43. Julie

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  44. Morgan

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  45. Jenny

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  46. Brian

    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.

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  47. Tommy

    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.

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  48. Riley

    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.

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  49. James

    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.

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  50. Fred

    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.

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  51. Dana

    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.

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  52. Amy

    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.

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  53. Daryl

    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.

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  54. Ted

    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.

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  55. Remy

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  56. Kate

    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.

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  57. Terry

    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.

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  58. Lexus

    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!

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  59. Toby

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  60. Alicia

    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!

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  61. Felicia

    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.

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  62. Jill

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

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  63. Tyler

    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.

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  64. Linda

    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.

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  65. Daryl

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

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  66. Monica

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  67. Frank

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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 elance.com. That’s who I use and it helps me a lot.

      Chuck

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  68. Jessica

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  69. Fred

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  70. Carrie

    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!

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  71. Isaac

    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.

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  72. Shae

    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.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      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.

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  73. Lucy

    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.

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  74. Lorraine

    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.

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  75. Amy Skalicky

    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.

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