How To Becoming A Successful Blogger & Make Money

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Blogging is the new fad these days with millions of blogs on the internet. A study shows that the estimated global number of blogs is over 572 million and there are 77% of people regularly read blogs online. 

Aren’t these some mind-boggling numbers?

 Clearly, so many people are following the blogging trends these days. But, out of so many only 30% of bloggers report success while others remain average. This also means every day hundreds of blogs launch with a mission to make money online, but only a few succeed.

Therefore, we decided to take this up today. We are going to discuss some essential tips that will help you grow in your blogging journey.

 Let’s get going!

 

TOP 9 BLOGGING SUCCESS TIPS

There is a thin line between a blog and a “good blog”. If you want to create a ”good blog” that sets you apart. Spot on!

 Below are some blogging success tips to help you grow:

 

1. WRITE CONSISTENTLY

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There is no dying importance of consistency in blogging. You need to be organized with your posting schedule to post consistently. If you are a budding blogger then you can start with 3 posts per week. While with experience you can increase your posting frequency.

When you start to post on particular days of the week, your blog audience will get used to it. They will expect you to always post on specific days and, if not posted they might get disappointed. Always, keep your audience happy! Posting consistently will build a “consistent experience” for them. And, you definitely don’t want to hamper their experience.

 As John Adams says “Practice makes a man perfect”. You will observe your skills grow with regular postings. Your content will flow naturally without too much effort as time will pass by.

 Google understands quality content posted regularly on the web. Consistency will help Google rank your page better. But, remember not to spam your audience with irrelevant content just for the sake of posting regularly. Quality matters over quantity. Even if you post once a week, make sure you are posting good-quality content.

 Posting consistently will also project you as an expert. People are going to look forward to your content spurting your blog engagement.

 So, choose a frequency for posting your content and stick to that!

 

 2. FOCUS ON BLOG LENGTH

While there is a lot of air about shorter human attention spam and people wanting a 1-minute or a 5-minute read blog. It does not mean your blog should be short.

 Longer is often better when it comes to blogs. You can’t just throw a few hundred words and expect your content to take off. It has to be detailed and of some importance to your readers.

Let me show you some statistics!

 A study by moz.com shows that if the content is more in-depth, it will get more shares and when the content length ranges from 30000 to 10000 it gets the highest number of shares.

Google also likes wordy content. Here’s another study for you to observe.

The State of Content Marketing 2020 report published by SEMRush, long-form content has proven to be more engaging, more shareable, and better for SEO. The statistics speak for themselves!

  • Long content (3000–7000 words) gets 2X page views and 24% more shares than articles of average length (900–1200 words)
  • 7000+ word content drives almost 4X more traffic than articles of average length (900–1200 words).
  • Short content (300–900 words) gains 21% less traffic and 75% fewer backlinks than articles of average length (900–1200 words).

Wordy content hence gets more comments, shares, backlinks, and engagement. So, pull up your socks! be ready to not only post lengthy but sensible content.

 

3. DON’T COPY CONTENT

While it’s okay to draw some inspiration from your contemporaries’ content but you can not copy it completely.

 Newbie bloggers tend to re-write the content they see or even copy-paste it fully. Avoid this mistake!

You might feel you can get away with copying but Google is smarter than you. Everything is getting noticed.

 Plagiarism is unethical. Copy somebody’s content without giving them a reference in your blog post is no less than theft. So, remember to give reference to the source when you refer to somebody’s content.

 

4. ASK READERS FOR SUGGESTIONS

To whom are you writing your blogs?

Simple. For your readers.

 Consider asking your readers “what would they like to read next?”. This will build an emotional connection with your audience. They will feel valued or important.

 Moreover, it will align your blog content with your readers’ demand spurting up your engagement. You are writing for your readers, so make sure you write what they want to read and not spam them with unwanted content.

 

 5. RESEARCH BEFORE YOU WRITE

People love to read well-researched, detailed content. Research before you begin to write your blog content. This is more important if you are writing on a subject you are unaware of.

 Try to back up your opinions with statistics from a trusted site that posts updated content. It not only makes your point of view look more authentic and trustworthy. But, also improves the quality of your writing.

Ultimately, your motive is to give your readers the best resources possible which in turn is a by-product of detailed research.

 

 6. TRACK DOWN YOUR TRAFFIC

Aimlessly posting blogs every day without seeing your audience’s response will not take you anywhere. You need to work smart and not hard. As Bangambiki Habyarimana says “The most successful men work smart, not hard”.

 You must be wondering, how?

 The simple answer is- by tracking your analytics.

 You can use Google Analytics to track down what is working for you, and what isn’t.

 Google Analytics gives you insight into so many things namely :

  • Number Of Users
  • Number Of New Users
  • Engagement Insight Per Blog
  • Total Revenue Generated
  • Conversions and many more

 With so much information by your side, you can easily make meaningful decisions about your blog audience. You can make or alter your existing posting scheduler as per your analytics to suit your readers’ demands.

 Track your trending posts and then see posts that didn’t do well. Try to understand the gap between the two.

 Understanding website analytics is no less than understanding your audience directly. So, make sure you go through your analytics significantly.

  

7. UNDERSTAND YOUR SALES FUNNEL

If you are wondering- “why people are reading your blogs but not converting?”

 Then, these tips are the most important for you. You need to understand your sales funnel well.

DIFFERENT SALES STRATEGIES

  •  Awareness — This is when a prospective lead first learns about your brand. They may have seen a post on social media, an ad, a mention in another blog, and so on. 
  • Interest — The interest stage is when a lead starts to do research and consider if you’re worth their time. They’re not ready for your sales pitch yet, but they sure will find educational content incredibly helpful. 
  • Decision — By the decision stage, leads are just about ready to make a purchase. They’ll be looking at your product pages, looking for alternatives, and searching for free trials they can use — if any. 
  • Action — From a marketing perspective, the action stage in a sales funnel is the finish line. This is where the lead finally turns into a paying customer, making them ripe for remarketing opportunities in the future. 

Once you understand your sales funnel properly, you can easily convert a reader to a lead.

 

8. CREATE SHAREABLE CONTENT

As a writer, you would be lying if you say the number of shares doesn’t affect you. We all want our work to be appreciated and reach as many people as it can, right?

 But, how can you make content that’s worth referencing?

I got you a few tips that can never go wrong :

TIP 1Create Unique And Interesting Content

For people to notice your content, it needs to stand apart from the rest. You can be unique in so many ways. Your topic can be unique or your writing style, even the way you interact with your followers.

 

TIP 2Include Statistics

To make your readers think, it’s not baseless what you have written. You need to back up your thoughts with statistics from a trustworthy site.

 

TIP 3Include Images That Are Worth Sharing

Don’t just focus on text but also on the images you put in your blog post. It’s common for people to not read your post but share your image on social media. They might as well use your image in their post after getting impressed. So, get ready to add pictures that are worth stealing!

 

TIP 4 Catchy Titles

According to research conducted by copyblogger -. On average, 8 out of 10 people will read the headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This is the secret to the power of your title, and why it so highly determines the effectiveness of the entire piece.

 

TIP 5Make it Easy

Make sure people have an easy, and not tough time going through your blog. Make your blog easy to read.

How?

You can do this by using short sentences, easy language, short paragraphs, or, even by using pointers.

 

TIP 6 Include Social Media Sharing Buttons

If you want your audience to share your blogs, you need to provide them a way for it. Add social media shareable options to your blog. Experiment with different positions and sizes. Go ahead, explore your creativity!

 

By following these amazingly easy tips, you will definitely be able to spike your sharing rate. You may even ask your readers to like and share your content. As simple as that. Sometimes when you need something, you have to ask for it! isn’t it?

  

9. PLAN YOUR MONETIZATION STRATEGY

One of your goals as a blogger is to get paid for the content you are creating.

Right?

But, how do you do it?

There are so many ways to monetize your blogs that you don’t want to miss out:

TIP 1 ADS

The way AdSense works are by serving ads that are relevant to the content appearing on a specific page of your blog.

 For example, if your blog is about adventure travel and you’ve just uploaded a post about a trip to Reykjavik, AdSense might show an ad about travel insurance, Iceland, or warm clothing. As the owner of the site where the ad is appearing, AdSense pays you when a user views or interacts with an ad.

If done right Google Adsense can increase your monthly income to manifolds.

According to reports, Google AdSense works with Earning per Click (EPC) and Cost per Click (CPC). Though it depends on your niche and the keywords you are using, one can earn $0.5 – $2 for every 1000 views.

 

 

TIP 2 AFFILIATE MARKETING

Affiliate marketing refers to links in your content, external website’s product, or services for sale.

 A lot of money can be made through Affiliate marketing. But, remember to only link products that are relevant to your content. Don’t spam your audience with unnecessary products, or else they will stop believing you. And, ultimately won’t buy the products.

 Let me explain this through an example

 For instance, if you write a blog on the importance of good skincare to prevent aging. It’s sensible for you to link skincare products in your blogs, and not headgear.

 To maintain trust with your audience make sure you are transparent about your partnership. Since people are going to consider your suggestions make sure you are partnering with reliable affiliates. Your reputation is more important than your income.

 

TIP 3 – PRODUCT OFFERINGS

Apart from posting blogs weekly, you can start offering physical or digital products to your readers.

The simple, and safest way is to launch your book. This can either be a soft or a hard copy depending on your budget.

You can sell the book on your website as well as on other e-commerce websites like Amazon or Flipkart. This is comparatively an easier option for bloggers to make money.

 

TIP 4 – SUBSCRIPTION

If you have a community of readers who are interested in your content. You can give out your subscription plans online. This means, don’t share all the content for free but keep it exclusive.

Share your exclusive content (trendy content) only with users who have taken your subscription. For instance, if you are a famous blogger it can be content revolving around your personal life. Content can either be visual, textual, or both. Entirely depends on you!

 Subscriptions can be monthly or annually. This way you can generate a fixed income from your loyal readers.

 

TIP 5- COACHING

Coaching services are in a lot of demand these days. Sometimes, people want more than a piece of reading. They want more personal attention. While offering coaching services it’s not about the number of people you are attracting on your website. But, about the right kind of visitors who can afford your services.

Figure out your area of expertise and start coaching services. Analyzing your blog analytics, like what posts are doing better can help you in figuring out what your reader is looking for.

 

CONCLUSION

Millions of blogs are floating on the net. But, very few of them are successful. 

It takes time to monetize your blogs, it is not something that happens in a single day. You need to choose what works for you the best. 

 Don’t compare your journey with other people. Rely on data. Something might work for others, while the same thing might not for you. Everybody’s journey to success is unique.

Consistency is the key. But, don’t spam your readers. Give your readers valuable content. Research before you post your blog. Create content that is shareable and not cringe-worthy!

 Be smart, and plan your monetization strategy, just like your content. Also, remember you are not a superhero. It’s very normal for writers to face a writing block. But, that doesn’t give you license to copy or re-mold others’ content and publish it as yours. It’s theft! Take a break, and write when your mind allows you. Google and people value unique content.

 You can do so much to make your blogs successful. With these easy tips discussed in this article, you will be able to master the art of success.

Apart from this. Just do your hard work and success will follow! 

 Did you find this post helpful? Suggest to us some topics that you would like to read next. Comment down your favorite tip that you use to generate traffic. Let’s grow together! Stay tuned for more content. See you!

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