Use These Tips From 6 Successful Bloggers to Blog Your Way to Riches
Being a full-time blogger is a real career these days. While everyone might claim to be a blogger, very few actually turn their blog into a business that generates revenue. Anyone can start a blog and begin to publish content -- but building an audience that’s large enough to develop it into a brand and business takes a tremendous amount of time and dedication.
If you’re thinking of starting a blog or not happy with your current blog’s performance, read the tips below. They come from successful bloggers that all attract, at a minimum, 100,000 unique visitors every month. That’s unique visitors -- not page views. Simply put, they know what it takes to turn a blog into a business.
1. Start a blog for the right reasons.
Start a blog for the right reason. It may sound cheesy, but there are so many people out there looking to start a blog solely for the purpose of making money, and audiences can see right through that.
Plus, it can take up to a year before you start seeing a return in the form of revenue. Pick a topic you are genuinely interested in writing about -- one that you would be willing to create content around, regardless. Once your audience gets a feel for your writing and passion behind your content, the money will follow.
Miranda Mendoza | Slashed Beauty
2. Be authentic and stay consistent.
The great thing about blogging is that you can measure feedback in real time, see what works, what’s popular, what's not and make adjustments. Blogs are not meant to be perfect – but they need to be authentic. If they are not, or are over-produced, the audience senses it and likely won't resonate.
You also can’t start a blog and decide you will post whenever you want and expect it to be successful. Consistency is key. I recommend posting once per week to start, and stick to the same day each week. If you don't have consistent quality content, you will lose your audience fast. Building a community and following doesn't happen over night -- you need to put the time in.
Amanda Russell | Fit, Strong and Sexy
3. Leverage social media for growth.