Becoming a blogger is very easy. All you need to do is create a blog and publish content regularly. But, becoming a successful blogger is very difficult.
In blogging needs dedication, smart decision lots of hard work and research.
Many people start blogging to make money but very few get success.
In this article, I’m going to share how to become a successful blogger and make money.
So, let’s get started…
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21 Tips to Become Successful Blogger
Successful blogger means a successful blog. Here are tips to start a successful blog and be a successful blogger.
1. Publish At Least Two Blog Posts in A Week
Visitors like to read blogs that publish content daily with new and unique ideas.
If you are a part-time blogger, try creating 2 blog posts a week. But if you are a full-time blogger try to create at least one blog post per day.
Google gives priority to blogs that publish posts regularly. This enhances both your ranking and blog reader. So if you want loyal readers, post regularly on your blog.
2. Create Lengthy Content
Brian Dean found in research that more than 1890 words article gets rank higher in Google.
Long content performs better in search engines compared to short content. So always try to write detailed, high-quality, lengthy posts.
But keep one thing in mind, do not write nonsense to increase the length of your content. Because visitors will not like to come back to your blog after reading your content.
3. Don’t Stop Learning
Readers are leaders
You do not know everything about your niche. As time goes on, every industry changes and grows. That’s why you should never stop learning.
Also, you can read blogs of different niches so that you can learn. This helps you get the knowledge from another blog.
So be the readers of other blogs so that you can increase your knowledge.
4. Treat Your Blog Like a Business
You can see all pro-bloggers, they consider their blog as businesses. That’s why they are so successful bloggers today.
If you are blogging for hobby or fun, then you will never succeed in blogging. The reason you will not take blogging seriously.
5. Collect Email For Newsletter
You can collect email from the visitor and after publishing a new post, you can send a newsletter. This is the most effective strategy in blogging. It helps convert visitors into a reader.
Therefore, use the opt-in form on your blog to grow the email list and ask visitors to subscribe to your blog.
6. User experience
If the user experience of your blog is poor, the visitors will not stay long on your blog. Make sure users navigate your blog easily.
Also, make your blog mobile responsive. Because mobile search has completely dominated desktop search.
To check your blog is mobile-friendly, you can use Mobile Testing Tool developed by Google. If your blog is not mobile-friendly, then you need to install a responsive WordPress theme on your blog.
7. Solve Your Reader Problem
Believe me, it is very effective and effective. This is because bloggers who solve the visitor’s problem get success very soon.
Suppose you visit a blog or YouTube channel and ask for help for a problem but they do not respond to you, then you will visit their blog or channel again.
If you want to become a successful blogger, then reply to visitor’s comments and also solve their problem. It also creates a good connection between visitors and the website owner.
Apart from this, if you get a lot of comments for your post, Google considers your post helpful and rank better in search results.
But avoid spam comments, it is specially used to get backlinks. if anyone submits spam comments to your post, delete them. Otherwise, they can hurt your ranking.
Here I have created a list of some of the best WordPress antispam plugins that will help you handle spam comments on your blog.
8. Blogging Platform
If you want to be a successful blogger, then choosing the right blogging platform is very important. There are many paid and free blogging platforms available in the market.
I recommend you to start a blog with WordPress.org but do not pick WordPress.com. It is totally different from WordPress.org.
But to start a blog on WordPress.org, you will need a domain name and web hosting.
9. Buy A Good Web Hosting
Wrong hosting can ruin your blog. The biggest reason, your blog will be mostly in downtime and will load very slowly.
Therefore, always buy hosting from a trusted hosting company. There are many web hosting companies in the market that promise to be the best, but after buying the hosting from them, you will feel that they have cheated you.
Here I have created a list of 5 Best Web Hosting Companies You Can Use.
10. Make Your Blog Faster
Do you know page speed that can interfere with your success?
Yes! You heard right. slow loading can ruin any blog!
If your blog loads slowly, then your blog will not rank higher in SERPs. Because speed is one of the most important Google ranking factors. Also, visitors do not like to visit your blog.
So, page speed matters a lot to the success of your blog. Here’s a detailed guide – 18 Ways How to Speed Up WordPress blog
Quick tips to improve the loading speed:
- Upgrade to PHP 7.2.
- Optimize your image size.
- Optimize your Database
- Keep only useful plugins.
- Delete unwanted media.
- Minify CSS and JS Files.
- Use the best cache plugin.
- Minimize Redirects.
- Use a lightweight theme.
- Use CDN.
- Use a good web host.
11. Learn SEO
SEO stands for search engine optimization. It helps you get No.1 rank in Google search. But SEO will not give results immediately, for that you have to be patient.
There are two types of SEO,
- On Page SEO – Optimizing content quality, keywords, titles, tags, etc to get a better rank in search engines is called on-page optimization.
- Off page SEO – In this SEO process, link building and promotions are included.
Here are some quick tips about on-page SEO,
- Focus on content quality
- Use SEO-Friendly URLs – Make your URL short and readable.
- Start Title With Keyword.
- Add Modifiers To Your Title such as “2019”, “best”, “guide”, “checklist”, “fast” etc.
- Use Responsive Design (make your blog mobile friendly).
- Use Outbound Links (External Links).
- Create Internal Linking.
- Improve your blog loading speed.
- Use long-tail keyword and related keyword.
- Optimize your image size. Do not forget to rename the image and add your target keyword to your image alt text.
Here are some working tips on Off-Page SEO,
- Build Links through Guest Posting and Email Outreach.
- Submit Your Articles to High-Quality Niche Directories.
- Improve your social media signals.
- Join question-answer site like Quora.
- Comment on another popular website or blog but comment link should be dofollow.
12. Use High-Quality Images
An image is equal to one thousand words. But the image should be high quality and related to your content. It makes your content even more engaging and attractive.
Also, use the correct name and alt tag for your image, this makes your article more SEO friendly. When you upload images to your post editor, you can easily add ALT Text to your image. You can see in screenshots below.
But keep one thing in mind, you can not use Google Images. They are copyright protected. You can download images for your blog from free stock image sites such as FreeDigitalPhotos, MorgueFile, Pixabay, Pexels.
Here is a guide on How to Optimize Images for SEO
13. Make The User Easier To Contact
Your blog should have a contact form so that users can contact you easily. For this, you create a contact us page on your blog.
There are a lot of contact form plugins available in the market. But I recommend you use WPForms or Contact Form 7.
14. Keyword Research
Keyword research is the core of SEO.
If you regularly publish unique and useful articles on your blog but do not keywords research, your blog will not be able to rank in the search result. And you will never be able to achieve success in blogging.
There are many tools and websites that can help you find good keywords. Here is a guide on how to do keyword research.
15. Invest Money
Spend some money for your blog promotion. Almost every newbie and average bloggers don’t like to invest money on their blog. They search for free ways to promote and manage their blog.
To become a successful blogger, treat your blog as a business and invest money for promoting. It helps a lot in increasing your blog awareness.
16. Improve Your Writing Skills
Writing skills are the best weapon to become a successful blogger.
If your writing skills are very good, then you can easily become a successful blogger. However, I am not talking about writing as an expert, I am telling to write like an individual.
Also, focus on grammar and spelling. It improves the quality of your content. Matt Cutts is discussing on Grammar and Spelling in this video.
17. Target the Right Visitors
If you get wrong visitors, you can never succeed in blogging. The reason they will come to your blog and leave without reading the content. As a result, your bounce rate will increase.
Many people believe that the bounce rate is one of the Google ranking factors. It shows Google about your site quality. Here is a guide on how to reduce bounce rate
Therefore, it is very important to attract the right visitors.
18. Promote Your Content on Social Media Sites
Today every user is engaged with social media sites and spend their valuable time on it. So after publishing your post, share it on the popular social media site such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest etc. These platforms can help you get traffic to your blog.
Apart from this, it also increases your brand awareness.
19. Create High-Quality Backlinks
Backlinks can make huge changes to your site’s ranking. It helps to increase domain authority, traffic, and ranking of your site. But your backlinks should be high-quality.
Bad/spammy/buying/low-quality backlinks can greatly harm your website’s ranking.
Hundred quality backlinks equal to thousand low-quality backlinks.
20. Content Quality
CONTENT IS KING
This is the most important step to become a successful blogger. If your content is not attractive and useful and is not able to solve the visitor’s problem, then they will never come back to your blog again.
Google gives quality content more priority and provides a top rank in search results. However, when Google ranks content, it uses different types of ranking factors. But content quality is still very important.
Always publish quality and informative content on your blog.
21. Make Blogging Your Passion
This is the last tip but one of the most important tips. Without passion, you can not become a successful blogger.
Many blogs get into parked after a year or many bloggers do not renew their blogs? The reason for lack of passion and motivation.
If you consider blogging as a passion, you can become a successful blogger.
Blogging is one of the best ways to earn online. But very few bloggers get success. Blogging needs lots of hard work, research, smart strategies and patience.
By following the strategy listed in this article, you can easily make your blog a success and become a successful blogger.
But keep one thing in mind, content quality is very important. If you use all of these techniques but do not pay attention to the quality of content, then all your efforts are useless. Google will not rank your content in search results.
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Swati Joshi says
Quite Informative! It takes smart work instead of hard work n patience is inevitable…