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Who doesn’t want to become successful in the field of blogging?
For many, blogging “success” could be reaching out to the right audience or getting more traffic or becoming popular… or it could be as simple as making enough money to pay their bills.
For me, it’s helping my readers to become their own bosses.
The effort that you put into the initial days of blogging defines how fast you can reach the heights of success.
These tips are in the form of a video. I recorded this message for a group of bloggers for a blogging event in Guwahati, India:
Summary of These 3 Powerful Tips for Beginner Bloggers
If you focus solely on these 3 points during the initial days of blogging, your career as a blogger, or even as an internet entrepreneur, will skyrocket. So what are those three things?
1. Pay attention to your foundation.
Everyone wants to be a successful blogger, but how could they do that if they don’t know what being a blogger is all about? If you spend your initial few months of blogging honing the basic skills of writing, SEO, and social media marketing, then these skills will work as a foundation for your success when you grow.
If you want to learn about writing, I suggest you start by reading the AdWeek Copywriting ebook.
For SEO & social media marketing, browse those categories here on ShoutMeLoud.
Here are a couple good places to start:
- A Guide for CMOs on the Integration of Social Media with Traditional Marketing
- On-Page SEO Techniques To Rank On The First Page: 2017 Edition
- In The Next 15 Minutes I Will Show You How To Make Your Blog More Professional
2. Be Honest
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
How often do you meet people who lie to you or lie to others? After a while, isn’t it easy to spot these lies?
Well, blogging is a tool by which you express yourself to the world. It could be in the form of text, video, audio, or any other medium.
The thing is, when you are honest, your reach increases. People like honest people and they will respect you more for being honest.
Being honest also improves your quality of thinking and sharing because it will make you more empathetic and compassionate. Even if you’ve lied before, you should leave your lying past behind.
Blogging is not for our family, friends, or for anyone else; it’s all for us.
We blog because it’s our space to help us reach out to like-minded people from every part of the globe.
Next time you create a new piece of content, stay honest. Staying honest won’t make your article boring, it will just make it more interesting, and most importantly, authentic.
To make your writing more powerful, you can pick out a few of my tricks from here.
Staying honest starts by not lying to yourself.
For example, if you say to yourself that you will wake up in the morning when your alarm sounds, then do that. There will be no more 5 minutes or 10 minutes of extra sleep. If you say that you will get something done, you need to get that thing done.
This means saying no to unwanted things and becoming true to yourself.
This forms the foundation of making you a better person.
3. Stay focused and dedicated.
Think about how you are when taking an exam. You forget about everything else but the exam.
Dedication & focus are the key ingredients for becoming successful in anything.
For the next 3-4 months, you need to forget about everything else in your life.
Have a monk-like dedication, and focus solely on your blog.
Follow this four-step process:
- Learn, Practice, Implement, Improvise.
Dedicate 4 months of your time to your blog and I promise you that it will be making enough to help you live a decent life.
This even applies to anyone who doesn’t know a single thing about blogging.
Becoming A Blogging Master
Climbing the mountain of success is only easy if you constantly work toward it.
It doesn’t require you to leave everything behind, but it does require your full dedication, honesty, and a mindset of constant learning.