12 Ways to Easily Become a Successful Blogger
by Tanya Shah
Blogging is a trendy career option for people who have a crazy imagination and a unique writing style. But apart from that, there are a number of factors which contribute to the making of a successful blogger.
Recently blogging as a career option has taken the attention of a lot of people of different age groups. Several surveys have shown that bloggers are now earning a good amount of money writing in various niches such as food, travel, lifestyle, fitness, and sports.
So, what are you waiting for…Read on the top twelve ways to become an unbeatable blogger and show the world your creativity in different genres. The possibility of earning from home is one of the top aspects of making people keener to work as bloggers.
In today’s scenario, blogging has become very common and everyone wants to make money with it.
So if you want to be a successful blogger you need to understand that your blog needs not only to be innovative and informative but also communicative and intellectual (definitely not showy intellectuality), so that people get attracted and get interested to continue reading the blog.
12 ways to be a successful blogger:
Here are the 12 ways that can make you a successful blogger:
If one becomes impatient and disturbed while doing work, it hardly succeeds. Your expression of your inside is very important to succeed in blogging.
- Standard and faultless writing style
The content of your writing matters the most after all but presentation and fine use of language do have an impact on the readers and attract them to read more. Making silly mistakes must be avoided. It lowers the standard of your blog.
- Extracting your own experiences
Inspiration from personal experiences tends to grow skills. Everyone has experiences in life but what is required is to extract the essence from it and incorporate into the flow and emotion of writing.
- Writing to the point
You have to write not all you know but actually, what people want to know, like to know, and need to know. Writing lengthy and detailed text does not attract audiences to blogs. It makes the blogs monotonous. A blogger needs to be crisp and specific while he/she writes.
- Knowledge and know-how of the subject of your blog
Your blog needs to knowledgeable and also interesting at the same time. We need to have enough knowledge about the topic before we write a blog on any topic.
However, the experience you gain you should not stop you from reading and exploring. Reading other blogs increases your knowledge and exploring your thoughts introduces us to new perspectives and points.
For example, if you are blogging on a travel blog, then you must have a keen interest in traveling and you must acquire knowledge through first-hand experience of visiting the place; only then can you write a successful blog.
- Connecting with your readers
One of the best advantages of blogging is that you can have two-way communication with your readers. They can contact you through your comment system or contact form on your website if you have one.
You can get immediate feedback if they like or dislike your posts. You can reply to them and discuss with them with any issues on your blog.
This will also make sure that you are continuously improving your blog by getting feedback from your readers.
- Sharing your content
One of the best way that will make you a successful blogger is by sharing your content on social networks and other bloggers. You can share your content on all the social networks, social bookmarking sites or by doing guest posts on other blogs.
There are many content marketing tools that you can use to promote your content.
Many top blogs allow guest posting options where you can submit your guest posts and link your blog to your article. When the readers of that blog visit your blog and become your reader.
Sharing on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and other sites can make some of your great content viral.
Branding will help people you remember the name of your blog. They will directly come to your blog to read your content. There are number of simple ways to brand your blog like a problogger.
The first thing I will recommend you do is to create a Facebook page for your blog. You can start posting all your published posts and other useful content on your page.
When people start following you, they will know more about you and your blog.
Another best way to make your blog popular is by creating your own YouTube channel. It’s easier to get traffic to your YouTube channel than your blog.
YouTube is an effective way for branding your blog. If you get good traffic on your YouTube channel, there is also a possibility of making money through the YouTube partner program.
Twitter and Instagram can also help in branding your blog.
- Use “I” and “we” to connect with your readers on an intimate level
Blogs are personal write-ups which give the people a sneak peek at your views on a topic. Try to connect with the people by using the first-person narrative. If people can relate to your ideas, then your blogs will appeal to them on a greater scale. So do not use formal language as people will not feel interested in your blogs. Trying getting inside their minds and create a “top-of-the-mind” recall.
- Giving more time and effort
You need to be disciplined and regular to blog; otherwise, you may lose loyal readers and fail to get new readers attracted to open up your blogs.
You need to be interactive and comment on posts on your blogs. Your work does not finish with writing the blog. If you desire success, you need to be consistent and persistent, and also patient.
It is a continuous process of blogging, commenting, replying, promoting, and then again blogging.
- Creativity is a boon for bloggers
Creativity is not a must. At times know–how and experience can make your blog informative, helpful and interesting at the same time. However, in the long run, unless you have creative skills and innovative ideas, you can’t go too far in the way of becoming a successful blogger.
Now it depends on varying blogs. As in the case of narrative-based blogs where you have gained enough expertise through experience, like a particular sport or profession like doctor, astrologer etc. can write their heart out and receive praise. But still, they need to write in a creative style to attract even more readerships and become successful.
- Writing a blog is not enough
The main purpose of writing a blog is to create an image or a brand. You do not want people to just read your blogs, you want them to follow your blogs and create a group of loyal readers who will look up to your blogs for solutions and information. Blogging is not sufficient; you must aim to create a brand for yourself so that you can expand your territory.
These are the few different ways to be a successful blogger. You need to have audiences for your blog for it to become popular, helpful and successful. Certainly, that’s not easy as for nowadays there is a number of freelance and company bloggers everywhere who writes for various blogs.
However, that doesn’t mean that there is no need for blogs anymore. There is always a need for better blogs and new things always come up demanding opinions, thoughts, and discussions.
Instead of thinking there is a lot already done and nothing to do further, it is required to think that what’s done isn’t enough and new perspectives and newer approaches to explaining ideas and facts open new doors for exploration.
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Readers, I look forward to your views: What did you think of Tanya’s tips? Which was her most important tip? Are there any important tips you can add which can go a long way toward being a successful blogger?