You’ve written an amazing blog post. It’s relatable. It’s funny. It’s on a current topic. It’s well researched. Gifs have been chosen and placed with the utmost care. And no one reads it.
You’ve made an awesome YouTube video. The lighting is perfect. Your script is on point. Your cute dog made an accidental guest appearance in the background to up the aww factor. And three views? Wait a minute. What?
Can you relate?
I’m sure you’ve heard about people who make decent money as bloggers or YouTubers. My first thought is GOALS, but the more practical thought is huh, well good for them, I guess.
I’m a realist. Look, I like to dream as much as the next gal, but I also know the chances of earning a living through these means are smaller than mini. They’re mini-mini.
As a realist, here’s some real talk:
- I write blog posts very few read.
- I make YouTube videos even fewer watch.
- I won’t get into this here, but I also have a manuscript I can’t get a bite on. It’s a lot all at once, you know?
So how do you get traffic to your stuff? Where do you find an audience? Why don’t people care?
You know what? Stop caring so much. It doesn’t matter. Don’t let numbers (or lack thereof) dictate your creativity.
It doesn’t matter.
Here’s why. Continue reading