Blogging is an easy job but maintaining your own blog is tough. Especially, when you are planning to make a living out of blogging, you need to take care of many things including :
- Social Signals
And many more. Always remember, a blog has no limit, a normal blog can be one of the biggest brands in the coming days.
Newbie Blogger tips to Excel in Blogging:
1. Do Blogging with Passion and Patience
Passion and Patience are like blogging buzzwords.
Always choose a niche for blogging about which you know and passionate to write. Blogging is not a “get quick rich” scheme.
You will have to wait for the money, and it will only come if you devise a proper strategy. If your goal is to make money from blogging, also look at the other aspect of online marketing but not blogging.
2. Make a strategy for blogging
With a defined strategy and goal you could accomplish anything in the world. If not, every day you will start with something new and without completing it, you will move to the next thing. This is never ending process and that’s why a lot of bloggers give up.
The best way to have a strategy and stick to it is, convert things into the process.
For example, once you identify how you are going to promote your content, create a checklist and follow it every time you publish new content.
You may say, this is boring and repetitive, but think again: you are not sacrificing your creativity. You are just creating a process for something that is repeated and doesn’t require creativity. You can further stay creative with the wordings and images that you share while promoting your content.
Doing this will also help you in future to take the help of a virtual assistant to handle such repetitive tasks.
You can use tools like Asana or Trello to set up a process for the same.
Here are a few things you can strategize in advanced:
- List of articles that you will be publishing
- How many articles you will be posting in the coming month (That’s how you start developing content calendar)
- List of platforms on which you will be sharing your content.
3. Make a Social Media Marketing Strategy
Gone were the days when search engines were the only source of generating traffic. If you target social media biggies such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, then, you can get a handsome amount of traffic from them.
Sometimes, it can be much more than search engine traffic but keep in mind that it will not come quickly. You will have to interact with people in Social Media in your niche, and you will have to build a valuable relationship with them.
Also, Social media signals help in improving your site ranking. With the right amount of social exposure, it’s easier to make a new site rank than an existing site.