My Story

Blogging from Scratch.

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My name is Hoang Anh Le. and This is my (Second) blog.

I struggled when I started my first blog.

I spent hours and hours reading success stories from other bloggers and trying to figure out how to start, but no one seems to really “give it away”.

They would typically talk about how successful they are (like “I made $200,000 from blogging last month”, “I had one million readers last year”) and then went on to talk about something vague (like “don’t give up”, “you can do it”) while promoting a bunch of affiliate links and end with upselling their courses for thousands of dollars.

But I didn’t have that kind of money.

So I started cheap. And I was able to launch my blog with less than $200.

  • I got accepted to affiliate programs in the first week of launching.
  • My first post got indexed by Google after two weeks.
  • My blog got almost 10,000 views in the first 30 days.
  • I broke even with my first month’s affiliate rewards.
  • I started ranking on the first page of Google for multiple keywords in the first 6 weeks.
  • I got quoted in The Washington Post, Realsimple, and YahooNews within the first three months.

But it isn’t as smooth as it sounds.

  • I bought a premium theme because it claimed to help improve my site speed and Google rankings. Turned out it slowed down my site so I had to get rid of it ($39 down the drain).
  • I signed up for a cheap SEO course and it introduced me to all the general concepts without actually showing me what to do to improve rankings ($147 gone).
  • I didn’t have SSL set up correctly, and when I tried to fix it I crashed my site with fatal errors, and I ended up having to hire a developer to fix it.

For starting with a bare minimum, I considered myself having some decent early success. But I didn’t do a lot of things right and it was costing me a lot of money for mistakes, time, and opportunity costs. And I don’t want you to be like me, making costly mistakes and wishing someone had warned me in advance.

That’s why I started this blog to share my mistakes and the tools I wish I had when I first started. I want to help you battle with doubts and start a blog with the right mindset and the right steps.

Even if you start with the bare minimum today, it is important to set it up the right way so that you can scale it as an online business tomorrow.

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