How To Become a Successful Blogger
How to become a successful blogger? this is a basic question that comes to any newbie blogger. Blogging is not just a passion, it is now a proven business model. You need to consider blogging as a business if you want to become a successful blogger.
I remember in 2015, I have create my first blog soon after completing my graduation. This is a big change in my life. I always want to live an independent life, where I will be only my boss. There is no time bond and I can work from anywhere in the world. Blogging gives me all of it.
Tips To Become a Successful Blogger
In this post, I am going to show you how to become a successful blogger. Look, blogging is not rocket science. You need to develop some qualities to become a successful blogger. Let’s check them out…
It is a very important factor to become a successful blogger. I have seen that many newbie bloggers who join the blogging world are so much impatient. They quit in a very short span of time.
If you want to become a successful blogger, you need to develop this skill that is “Patience” Blogging needs a lot of patience. It is not rocket science, You need to start from scratch and develop your blog gradually.
Blogging is not a quick-rich scheme, where you earn money from your blog overnight. It needs time and patience to grow your blog and build trust among your readers.
2. Choose A Right Niche
I have seen that many newbie bloggers are copying what others are doing. Choosing the right niche is very important to growing your blog and making it successful. If you are choosing a niche that everyone is choosing don’t make any change. You will get failed with it.
I suggest you follow your own passion. Choose something which you are passionate about. It will help you to create quality and engaging content for your blog. For example, if you have good knowledge of health then you can start your blog in the health niche. You can also start with some micro niches related to health to narrow down your topics.
3. Create quality Content
Content plays a great role in increasing brand awareness and building trust online. Choosing a niche is very important to creating quality content for your blog.
Content is known as the spirit of a blog. You cannot grow your blog if you are unable to create quality content for your blog. Check out this detailed post on how to create quality and SEO-friendly content for your blog.
Contenthelp readers find out the topis of your blog. It also helps your readers with your authority and knowledge. “You can develop good writing skills by practicing writing 1000 words daily.“
4. Keep Up The Consistency
Consistency is a key component of becoming a successful blogger. You need to be consistent with your blog. People don’t want to visit a blog that is dead or abandoned.
Consistency helps you to maintain the flow of your blog content. For example, If you post 3 articles per week then maintaining this flow throughout will help you to maintain the consistency of your blog.
Many newbie bloggers submit a post today and then publish a post after 2 to 3 months. It will not help you in long run and your blog will be considered dormant. So, it is very important to keep up the consistency of your blog.
5. Encourage Interactions on your Blog.
People who visit your blog and read its posts might want to share their opinion with you. Having a Comment form and contact form is very important to encourage interactions on your blog.
A Comment form allows users to submit their views about your posts. It will help you to understand what your readers like and want from you. I know due to spamming many bloggers turn off the commenting but I personally think that it is not a good idea.
There are many plugins available that prevent spam comments on our blog. For example, Askimet is a good plugin to prevent spam comments on your blog. I am personally using it. You also need to respond to comments made on your blog.
A Contact form also helps your visitors to connect with you easily. They are also able to share feedback and suggestions regarding your blog with you.
6. Use Social Media Sites
Social Media sites are now a part of everyone’s life. Billions of users across the globe are active on social media sites. It is also a good platform to build your brand online.
Create a Social media page for your blog to boost user engagement and social presence. It is very important to grow your blog and become a successful blogger.
You can use sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to create pages for your blog. Facebook pages will definitely help you to boost your social presence.
People love to visit and read a blog that is easy to navigate and are professionally designed. You need to work on your blog design.
You can use premium themes like Themeforest to design your Blog. There are also many 3rd party plugins like Elementor to create pages and design for your blog.
Navigation is also very important to browse your blog easily.
8. Create an Email List
Email lists are a goldmine for your blog. I always suggest newbie bloggers collect emails from the first of their blogs.
An email list is a vital tool for blogging and online business. It helps you acquire site visitors and turn them into regular members of your audience. It also helps you connect with your audience, something you can do more effectively if you use your email list to segment them. The end result is a consistent flow of traffic as well as more buzz when you’re ready to launch your first product.
9. Work On SEO
SEO plays a great role in ranking a blog in search engines and driving huge targeted traffic to your blog.
You need to work on both the on-page and Off-Page SEO. Your SEO strategy should start with the basics. Make sure your website is optimized for speed and mobile devices. You can also install a plugin like Yoast SEO to help you set up a sitemap and get your indexes, keywords, meta titles, and meta descriptions in order.
You should learn how to perform proper keyword research after that as well as how to use those keywords in your posts. After that, you can learn about more complicated SEO techniques, such as white hat link building and brand building.
10. Collaborate with other bloggers
In blogging, as with many other professions, you are only as good as your network. Engaging with other bloggers has a number of benefits, all of which can propel your blog to success. The first advantage is that you can learn from seasoned bloggers who will have a lot of tips and advice to share with you from their experience. Secondly, it gives you an opportunity to partner with them. By guest posting on their blog or having them give you a shout-out on their blog, you will be reaching their large audience, thus gaining instant recognition.
Blogging can be the ultimate way to get your voice heard and reach a huge audience. While the above steps are crucial ingredients in a successful blog strategy, ultimately the success or failure of a blog comes down to how much work and passion you put into it.
These are some qualities that help you to become a successful blogger. Just start working on the above points and I am sure, it helps you to grow your blog and make it successful. If you have any thoughts, you can share them in the comments.
Hi Vishwajeet, I love your first one – Patience! I’ve seen so many bloggers come and go over the years. The ones that left didn’t stay consistent and didn’t have the patience for the long haul. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, several marathons 🙂 I wish I knew SEO when I first began my blog, it would have done better in year 2 instead of year 5 or 6. But we can edit and update blog posts to make them better.
Yes, you are right. Patience is very important to becoming a successful blogger. We need to be consistent with our blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.