More than 80% of bloggers never make even $100 from their blog.
Those numbers were shocking to me, when I first saw them.
What are those people doing wrong?
In this post you’ll find techniques and tactics how to get attention on your blog posts and how to be “read” in 2021.
If you want to know how to master blogging you have to read this post.
Find Your Niche
It doesn’t necessary needs to be something you love. It can be something you can relate to, something you will be interested enough to get an expertise in.
What do you like to talk about? What are you good in? What are people asking you most to get help with?
Those are just suggestions, but could help you.
As mentioned earlier you could build your NICHE out of your interest, not necessary out of your knowledge.
That’s super important because, you can gain knowledge by studying.
On the other side, you can’t fake interest. Otherwise, you won’t reach out to the people. Believe it or not, people can smell from distance if you are being honest or just “pretend it”.
Grab Attention and Stand Out
In addition to this, you want to stand out with what you have to say and grab attention with it.
I don’t mean just through headlines and lead (even though this should be one of your focus).
I want to stress out the importance of the entire post being structured to stand out.
By being unique.
How could you talk about topic in the way, it was never told? How would YOU like to read about topic if you would be reader?
Put yourself in readers shoes, because no one has the same view as YOURSELF.
Therefore, your content would be unique. Does it make a sense?
I hope yes.
Optimize for SEO
There’s often an approach I saw among some “blogging gurus” I wouldn’t recommend.
You should write with Love.
You see, I don’t talk about giving people high perceived value, as this should be obvious for every blogger.
But this approach is almost esoteric.
By the way, those “gurus” could write with LOVE in their mind, when they have 10k+ monthly visitors.
They won’t tell you about the hard work, they have done at the beginning. Because it is not fancy.
SEO is the hard work, but rewarding.
Think on Meta Description, Meta Title, Alt Text, and Keyword Placement as your 4 main pillars.
While this could be very technical for some at first sight. As much than you’ll practice it, as easier it will become. Plus, it will be the one autopilot you want to apply before you publish your blog post.
Especially, when you will see the results, this improvement will bring.
Share Your Content
Additional autopilot you can create is in Social Marketing.
Social MARKETING could be whatever tool that is set to share your awesome content. Once you picked up your nice, wrote about it, SEO optimized it, you want to world know about it, right?
Don’t be like Waldo Emerson, and hoping to be discovered. Let make it inevitable to be discovered!
Of course, your content would be discovered without social marketing as well, but it will take much longer.
Why not to speed up the process?
There are several social marketing strategies you can use.
Among the standard one there is Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest sharing.
Then there is video sharing on YouTube.
Furthermore, there are new ways, one to mention is Medium. Ads-free free space, some mix between social network and collaborative software, that will allow you gain bigger exposure.
Besides standard posting and sharing your content, you could use services like Jarvee, to help you in building social media presence and growing your followers.
Because, being honest, you just don’t have the time to build your audience and to reply EVERYONE, on your Facebook profile.
Especially, if you are one man business.
Never, Ever… Give Up!
There is over 7 million blog posts published every day.
So, to make a difference, to be read, it can be hard.
It will be hard. Especially, if you do solely SEO and free traffic and no ads.
Nevertheless, you have to see it from long term perspective. How long did it takes you to learn driving? Learn second language? How long it takes you to learn skills, required for your present job?
Whatever it was, it took you some TIME to learn it, right?
So do’t expect blogging be quicker, just because saw ad screaming:
How to make 7 figures with blogging in less than 30 days.
Instead, you want to make sure that you are :
- consistent – publish 2-5 post wekkly
- sticking with topic and the niche
- learning continuously – google algorithm updates, ads policies change, etc
…and NEVER GIVING UP.
You never know, when there’s the one post, that will make the difference and help you breakthrough.
How to master blogging?
As stated previously don’t expect immediate results if you want to know how to master blogging. Otherwise, you’ll be disappointed.
Successful blogging requires time.
I know it might sound easier, as when it has to be done, but trust me, when you just started your blog and it is not getting any attention, just be patient.
It is completely fine to have your post “without attention” for the first 3-6 months. As you will progress you will see people discovering your blog and if your content is helpful, people will return.
If you would rush things up, you could make unnecessary mistakes, some very costly mistakes, along the way.
Instead, implement those 5 strategies I wrote about in my post.
Master them, if you will.
(Of course, as you proceed and make progress, you can and probably will find also new strategies, and that’s great)
But firstly, master those (most important ones) and then keep up the growth.
Let me know about your progress, I am super excited to hear from you.
P.S. You can be wondering how much does it cost to start blogging. While there are different platforms, offering various options from cheaper to PREMIUM packages, I do believe starting blogging should be for free.
Especially, when starting out, you don’t have a huge capital to invest in something, you are not completely sure, it will be working.
Additionally, you don’t really need extensive themes, plugins and fancy layouts. Some of very successful guys in blogging, earning 6-7 figures with super simple website.