Technology has brought about the rise of several things. Among them are various digital platforms. People can now reach a larger audience with online content creation without having to travel.
Businesses can now advertise themselves digitally. Online content creators have also increased and so has the emergence of influencers. From the look of things, it may seem very easy to just wake up pick a camera and start talking or sit in front of a computer and write an article but there is another side of content creation that no one tells you about.
1. It takes courage for you to post.
Not everyone has the courage to express themselves freely. This expression could be in form of writing, animation or video. At the beginning, you might not have the confidence to post your content freely but as time goes by, your confidence and courage increases.
2. Your closest friends and family will not support you.
Do not create content with the hope that your friends and family will support you. Some of those friends will never know what your last article or video was all about. Your family members may not even understand you when you tell them that you create online content. Don’t make it a personal issue. Your biggest supporters will be people you have never met in person.
3. It requires a lot of discipline.
Creating content can be fun but it can also be very tiring. There are times when you lack motivation. This is the time when your discipline takes charge. If you promise yourself that you will write an article a week or produce one video every week, it is your discipline that will keep you going. If you are not disciplined, a week will pass by without you noticing and by the time you come to realize it will be a month long without content for your audience which is unhealthy for online content creation.
4. You must be consistent.
There is so much content being produced every second. You do not want your work to disappear in the sea of information that floods the internet. For you to retain your audience you have to be consistent with fresh and relevant information.
5. You may not earn as much money as you expect.
Many people start an activity with the aim that they will earn money from it which is not a bad idea. Sometimes, especially when you are just beginning, the money may not be there. In some instances it will take you several months or even years before you can earn any money from it. The greatest question you should ask yourself is, what will keep you going when there is no money in it?