Blogging Tips For New Bloggers (3 Keys for Success)
It was 2011.
I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I was hating life a lot.
I was a miserable construction worker and a high school dropout.
I didn’t have any dreams or ambition to a better future for myself.
I was lost.
But, one cold afternoon during winter, I was browsing the internet and saw a banner ad talking about how anybody could make money working from home.
I was instantly interested.
Clicked on the ad and it took me to a page where there video testimonials of average people making money using the power of the internet.
I was mesmerized.
I saw a little bit of light at the end of the dark tunnel I had been going through my entire life.
I knew, at that very moment, that making money online was something I wanted to accomplish so I can have more time and freedom to spend with family and friends. And just enjoy life a little more.
I had no clue how I was going to make it happen. All I knew was that I could.
First, I bought into some courses that taught affiliate marketing.
I tried affiliate marketing alone and failed miserably.
As I did more research online I learned about blogging.
And I fell in love with blogging.
I loved the idea of helping people online through a blog and making money online that way.
So, I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about blogging and internet marketing.
It did take me a few years and a lot of trial and error to finally breakthrough.
Fast forward to today – I’m building a big audience online, an active subscribers list, and successfully selling my own products and courses.
I also make some extra change from affiliate marketing.
All thanks to the power of blogging.
I wanted to share a little bit about my story with you because I want you to see the possibilities and potential of blogging.
You can too become a successful blogger and be able to earn some extra money every month blogging about something you are passionate about and helping people.
Passion is super important.
You need to find a niche you are very passionate about when you want to blog and make money doing it.
If you have no passion you will fail.
It’s really true.
So, please, do not build a blog in a niche you are not very passionate about.
You also have to blog from a place of love and genuine intention to help others in your niche.
Understanding this, very well, will help you start your blogging journey on the right path.
I made a lot of mistakes when I first started blogging to make money. And I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I’ve made.
I have learned a lot from the most successful bloggers. I’ve listened to audio after audio.
I’ve watched webinar after webinar. And even went to an event full of bloggers once – so I can learn from the best.
I’ve invested in courses and training on blogging.
I’ve done it all.
I’ve tested a lot and failed a lot.
The good thing about my character is that I learn from my failures and never give up.
Thanks to all of this experience I’ve gained – now I can help the fellow bloggers build their blog the right way and get results.
Today, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about successful blogging.
I’ve learned there are 3 important keys to successful blogging.
Here we go!
3 Keys To Successful Blogging
Key #1 – Blog Design
Your blog is your home online. You invite people over to look around, learn from you, and take some sort of action.
Think about your blog as your own store.
Let’s say you want to build a business and you invest in a store (real estate).
Your store needs to attract customers in order to make profits.
Now, wouldn’t make sense that you want your store to be clean, uncluttered, well organized, and be attractive to your potential customers?
You wouldn’t do business in a store that looks dirty and is just not attractive to you, right?
It says a lot about the business owner.
This same concept applies online and to your blog.
If you want to build a big audience in any niche – it all starts with how you present yourself to them.
Your blog is your brand.
If you want to build a memorable brand – build a memorable blog.
First impressions are everything online.
You want to keep everything very simple with your blog.
Don’t put too many things on the design.
If you take a look at my internet marketing blog you can see how everything is very simple.
There are reasons why I have everything in the way I have them on my blog’s design.
I want my visitor to focus on my content right away. So, I don’t have any distractions. No sidebar.
I also keep my main menu simple. I don’t have more than 5 items on my main menu.
I know exactly what I want my visitor to do on my blog post – and it shows in the design.
I want them to fully focus on reading my content, share it with others if they’d like to, leave a comment if they want to, and subscribe to the blog.
It’s pretty clear this is my main goal with my blog. You can tell just by looking at it.
Let me tell you something, there’s a lot of human psychology involved in blogging and internet marketing.
I highly recommend you to learn more about the human psychology and behavior that plays in blogging and marketing.
This is what will also help you with the next key to successful blogging.
Key #2 – Blog Conversion
Would you rather work really hard to drive 500 visitors a day to your blog and only get about 5 new subscribers?
Work really hard to convert the 100 visitors you are already getting every day into 10-20 new subscribers?
This is what you must think about when it comes to blogging.
There is no point in driving so much traffic to your blog if your conversions are on the floor.
You have to become not just a smart blogger but also a smart internet marketer.
You need to implement the right science behind successful blogging.
You can’t just build a blog, drive traffic, and expect to get the results you are looking for.
I’m sure many new bloggers can relate to this.
They build a blog, care very little about the design and structure of the blog, put a lot of links in the main menu, place a lot of things and banners on a sidebar, and then break their back driving traffic to that blog only to get disappointed at their results.
If you want to make money blogging this is not the way to do it.
You have to take good care of every single detail.
Every single detail on your blog matters.
This is very important to understand if you really want to become a pro-blogger.
Also, think about this, your time is very valuable.
You know that. I know that.
So, if you are going to spend a lot of time driving traffic you want to make sure every bit of work is worth it by converting as much of your traffic into subscribers as possible.
Be a smart blogger. Don’t just build your blog blindly.
Key #3 – Blog Traffic
Traffic is as important as blog design and blog conversions.
But, traffic will almost be worthless if you don’t work on the above first.
Once everything is set up correctly, your blog design is on point, and you constantly work on blog conversions, you can start driving traffic with more confidence.
This third key is more about understanding how you want your traffic to work with everything else altogether.
The truth is, driving traffic to a blog is not very challenging. It can be done.
All it takes is learning a few ways to drive traffic and implement them with consistency.
The most challenging part will be with the conversion of that traffic.
In order to become a successful blogger, you have to study the art of blogging and internet marketing.
I’m going to say this again, you can’t build your blog blindly.
You must know what you are doing, what you need to do, and how you need to do it.
I really want you to get this.
It’s super important for your blogging success.
I’d love to hear from you
Do you think you are following all of the keys here? What key do you still need to work on? If you have any questions or thoughts you can leave them in a comment below.
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You’ve learned a lot today. Now, put it to work!
Until next time.