Becoming a blogger isn’t complicated, all you need to do is create your own blog and start writing. Simple is int it? But whether becoming a truly successful blogger is equally easy?
Have you ever thought about what it takes to become a successful Blogger?
How Bloggers generate thousands of dollars every month? Obviously, the answer is devotion, passion self-discipline and most importantly they are serious about Blogging.
Lots of people try to achieve blogging success and earn money through their blogs but very few succeed.
Actually blogging is considered a lucrative online business that can bring you valuable financial independence. Blogging is one of the best career opportunities these days.
Blogging needs lots of hard work, research and long working hours. But one thing came into my mind can everyone get success in Blogging?
If yes, why still many bloggers fail and give up their Blogging. Why many blogs get into the parked pages after a year and many people, don’t even bother renewing their Blog? The answer is the lack of passion and self-confidence.
What it takes to become a Successful Blogger?
1. You have writing skills:-
If you have great writing skills, you can become a successful blogger. Writing is a basic skill for becoming a blogger. Your blog readership will depend on how good your writing skills are. When I’m talking about writing, it doesn’t mean writing like an expert but writes like an individual in an enjoyable way. You are not writing for a book or a newspaper, as they are different. See the editorial page of a newspaper or a magazine, and that’s the exact kind of writing which I’m talking about.
2. You are disciplined:-
Although every work or profession needs to be disciplined as a blogger when you work from home or cafes, discipline is your best friend. It should divide into writing posts, commenting on other blogs and social networking promotions. If you want to acquire a loyal audience, then you need to post regularly on your blog. If you do not blog regularly, then you will lose your readers.
3. You are willing to learn:-
A blogger should always be ready to learn. I m still a learner. I read a lot of other blogs to gain more knowledge. Most bloggers share their experiences so that others can learn from them. So do spend some time to read other blogs so that you can increase your knowledge. I’m sure you are one of those who are willing to learn, and that’s why you are here. But even you achieve a few goals and get initial success, don’t quit reading. Reading is an essential requirement that will help you to stay updated with the latest information.
4. Yoa u are good communicator:-
You can become a successful blogger if you are a good communicator.
Some people think that a blogger’s work is over after writing the article. But they are wrong. The main work starts after the completion of the article. A blogger needs to promote that article on social networking sites and then he should also reply to all the comments he got on his article. You need good communication skills for this. So don’t hesitate to improve your communication skills if you want to become a successful blogger.
5. You are willing to work hard:-
We have discussed earlier that hard work is the basis for becoming a successful blogger. A blogger has to work day and night to find new ideas and then he has to act on all the social networking sites to promote his blog. You don’t have to stress yourself with too much work, rather use your time smartly and delegate time-consuming work to your virtual staff.
6. You are a creative person:-
It’s not necessary that every blogger should be a creative person, but it’s certainly an advantage for you. Try to beat mediocrity. Creativity is one of the most important parts of writing. Creative articles always attract the attention of readers. It helps you to stand out from the rest.
7. You don’t make stupid mistakes:
Excuse me for my word, but I know as a newbie Blogger, we all make mistakes, and we learn from it. But the real deal is instead of making mistakes, learn from mistakes made by others which will help you to avoid those silly mistakes.
How To Become A Successful Blogger Even When You Don’t Have Any Experience
Becoming a successful blogger without any prior experience sounds tougher but like there is a blueprint to everything, so there is one for being successful in blogging.
Many years ago, I started my first blog. But before I did, I read hundreds of blog posts and consumed a ton of PDFs that contained tips on blogging and how to become a successful blogger.
Fortunately, it didn’t take me too long before I started making a few dollars from my efforts.
What did I do right?
Bring your seat closer and pay attention as I unveil everything to you. I promise not to hold anything back (except my password of course)!
4 Easy Steps To Becoming A Successful Blogger In 2020
Step 1: Become A Voracious Reader
Becoming a successful blogger includes being a voracious and ardent reader.
I am sure you’ve heard the phrase:
- “Readers are leaders.”
When you read extensively, you are gifted with the same knowledge successful people have.
I get tons of emails from folks who want to do what I do:
- “Hey, I want to become a successful blogger like you.”
But I am always stunned at how shallow their knowledge is about the business.
Interestingly, when I ask these people how many books they’ve read so far on the topic of blogging, marketing, self-improvement, time management, and all the other blogging related topics, they always answer with the same thing:
Typically, every great and successful entrepreneur, and yes successful bloggers, are folks who are committed to a life of learning, and how they learn is by consuming the knowledge of the industry to which they belong.
Step 2: Dare To Be Different
According to toE.E. Cummings, “To be yourself and nobody else in a world that is doing its best both night and day to make you like everybody else, means to fight the toughest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
One of the things I told myself while starting out was never to act or be like anybody but myself.
You know that there are a lot of bloggers out there. Some are successful and some are not. The primary thing that will distinguish you from them is the way you communicate and air your opinions.
So basically, if someone I love and admire has their blog’s design in a way that I like, I go ahead and do something different. I make it more unique to myself.
Doing this will make you stand out from the 70 million other bloggers on the internet. I’m not saying you should be doing the exact opposite of what others are doing, but you should try to always do something your own way without imitating anyone. You need to structure your own path towards your blogging success.
Initially, it may seem like too much of a task to do something different, but the only way to really become successful is by moving out of your comfort zone.
Step 3: Invest In Yourself And Your Blog
Sadly, a lot of newbie bloggers and average bloggers don’t like to hear this. They prefer to waste their time and energy in merry-go-rounding on the internet searching for FREE ways to promote and manage their blog.
But here’s the truth:
To achieve success with your blog means to start thinking of your blog as a business.
The only distinguishing factor between successful bloggers and failed bloggers is the intentionality and willingness to invest in themselves and in their blogs.
So you will see bloggers like Darren Rowse, Syed Balkhi, Neil Patel, and Jeff Bullas (among many others) get serious with their blog by investing money into every part of their marketing funnels. It’s little wonder how they rake in all that money and success.
You can quickly double your odds and become a successful blogger yourself by simply viewing money as an investment that is sure to yield a high ROI.
I read a lot of blogs (top blogs, average blogs, and new blogs), and I can categorically tell you that the only difference in these blogs is their ability to spend a few extra dollars to spread the word about their blogs across the internet.
So, if you are truly committed to becoming a successful blogger, you have to rethink your strategy and be ready to invest money into yourself and your blog.
Step 4. Create And Sell Products (Add new income streams)
Since we have established the fact that your blog is a business, let’s walk through the process of becoming a business entity.
Simply by viewing your blog as a business, you get closer to the point of becoming a successful blogger. However, you will need to put some highly crucial things in place first.
Well, let’s first look at what a business is. Business, as defined in one of my speaking engagements:
- “Any organization that centers around the creation of products and services for mankind’s consumption.”
To further buttress my definition, Businessdictionary.com defines “business” as:
- “An economic system or organization where goods and services are exchanged for one another or for money. Ultimately, every business needs some form of investment and enough customers to whom its output can be sold on a consistent basis in order to make a profit (This also buttresses the point I made above about investment).”
So what things do you need?
As you can already see from the definitions above, you need to create and sell products/services if you want to build a successful business.
Bloggers like Michael Hyatt, Yaro Starak, Brian Clark, and Ramsay of Blog Tyrant (among many others) have learned to invest time, energy, and money on creating timeless and useful products. This information comes in the form of eBooks, software, themes, plugins, online courses, etc. so that their audience can learn and advance their understanding in a short amount of time.
Let’s Wrap Up
These are the qualities you should have if you want to become a successful blogger. As I said earlier anyone can become a blogger if he has these qualities. Please do add your thoughts in the comments section.