Bloggers, do you still need right directions or advice on starting a blog..?
I’d admit that I still need those…
Back in 2009, I went outside with my first blog in aim of finding successful and getting freedom.
I want to respond to my family happiness and make my dream became realistic — I want to be a jobless and I don’t want to work for others.
I never ever found my successful until I made my first sale online at the beginning 2013.
I sold an MLM business opportunity to a guy on Facebook — it’s my first $25 commission from online business.
How existed I was that time, though…
The same year, I made my first thousand dollars from my blog. I didn’t believe in what I do, but I did.
Yeah…, I did it — I ready earned thousand dollars from blogging and online business.
Anyway, did you ready make your first thousand dollars from your blog?
I hope you did…, if you didn’t get your thousand dollars commission or even your first $25.
The bellow tips would be a great advice for starting a blog and earn real money from blogging.
NOT JUST A BLOG, BUT A PROFITABLE BUSINESS
The common reason newbies aren’t success is they created a blog for sharing their journals, but they didn’t doing business.
That’s for sure…!
If you want to success with blogging, you have to make your blog as a business. You must use it to earn thousand dollars even thousands thousand dollars.
You must build a full-time income from your business blog and become a jobless — to be your own boss.
I’m the most stupid blogger who couldn’t success many years. I started my online job with blogging since 2009, but I made my first thousand dollars in 2013.
I was a stupid blogger in this blogging world, but yesterday it was a surprising day — I found a surprise question on Quora.
A guy has been blogging over 10 years, but he didn’t yet to earn his first thousand dollars from blogging.
I did better than him, right..?
I’m a pro. LOL.
He did the big marketing mistakes, I wrote about those mistakes on another blog of minds.
An important fact for starting a profitable blog is to make others believe in you and trust on your business.
You must make people value your products, and recognize those products are benefit to them or other relatives.
The single solution helps you to solve this problem is to make people though your blog is your business.
How can I do this…? You asked.
The common advice on starting a blog as business is to brand it.
That’s 100% true…, the people trust on your business and not you.
You must brand your blog to make others think it’s your businesses, and not a personal journal.
The first advice is to buy a domain and quality hosting service for your business blog. You have to create the image of professional business service.
You should hire a freelancer to create a professional blog which looks a business site.
Recommend check, Free WordPress Installation Service
All functions have to completed working, professional designing, and especially your business logo.
You also can do it yourself because creating WordPress blog is easiest and cheaper.
I’ll high recommend using premium WordPress theme. Free themes lacking of business functions, especially it causes many problems and less supports.
I’m not mentioning about lacking of friendly SEO and none beautiful designs, but there were many disadvantages.
Please do not waste your time those free themes…
Besides those above important facts, you have to integrate required stuffs such as rapid landing page tactics to get more people subscribed your newsletters.
The best way to make money blogging is to get more people in your mailing list and sell them through your email.
Email & Newsletters marketing is an important tool you must not skip.
The email service like Getreponse is now cheaper, other while you can go with free MailChimp service.
UNDERSTAND YOUR INSPIRATION
I went outside and trying to find out myself, it’s the hardest work which I ever did.
However, it’s what I must do to success my business.
The most fact makes newbies failed is they aren’t able to find out themselves — they don’t know what to make the work inspired.
You must learn how to use your natural power as ultimate weapon for fighting with others.
You’ve got to make other people interesting in your speech because you’re an inspired.
What you told them are brilliant ideas, and they love to follow what you said.
There were many people are talking about what inspired bloggers such as Copybloggers, Adrienne, Enstine, Carol, Ryan Buddish, Eleane Smith, and others.
Those people wrote many articles supported those above bloggers and linked them.
The reason those people spreading the above blogs’ speeches is they trust in them.
See, what amazing of those inspires did…!
They didn’t pay other people to promote their businesses, but the other love share it.
The others appreciate in helping those bloggers to marketing their businesses.
If you could make yourself inspired, you’ll be able to grow your business fastest and lower cost.
If you could be coma an inspired blogger, you’ll gain the above competitive advantages — free marketing campaign.
But a magic question is “how can I get inspires?”
Well, it’s a big complicated to answer.
Getting inspiration is easiest or hardest works — you do simple work, or perhaps you have to learnt from others.
The most amazing thing in this world is came from simple elements.
If you want to make yourself inspired, you’ll have to find out yourself.
You must look for what your expertise is or what you love. That’s it, you’re ready to get inspired by just blog about those.
Your experience and stories are so interesting — it’s unique from others. I’m proofs.
You’ve got to be your own and blog about what you love. It’s enough make yourself inspired. It’s so simple…
Back in 2010, I was trying to make myself inspired, but I didn’t what to do it.
I tried to follow other authority bloggers. I tried to learn from him and follow him.
The reason I’m afraid of sharing my story, it isn’t good experience for others. I guest…
I was being another man, but not myself.
I’m lack of element to get inspired myself. I’m wrong.
Inspiration of yourself is no need to follow other people. Or perhaps you have to opposite from them.
For example, if they say right, you’ll have to say left. If they say the good, you’ll have to say the bad.
The first the time I wrote about my stories, I though it messes up.
I guessed nobody will love to read, but I’m wrong.
The unique people is unique experience, others love to read my stories. I started confident in sharing it.
I started loving to share own stories, and I could recognize the natural power of myself.
Lots of bloggers even authority bloggers are afraid of my weapon — the mess blogging stories.
If though your work is nothing important or unnecessary, you wrong.
You’re a son of god. You own a natural powerful which everyone afraid of it.
If knew how to find you natural power and using as your weapon, you’ll be to get inspired easier.
Again, you must be your own and follow your dream.
Once, you must confident in yourself and you. You’re an inspired.
Other way, if you want to get inspired of your work or whatever you want, you must find the ways to develop yourself.
It’s a personal experience.
How can I write my first eBook? A question from a Facebook friend.
I have no idea, I wrote no book even my first book.
I went to Google and find more information about eBook writing and bought an eBook called “How to Write Your First eBook”.
I got more ideas and knowledge about writing a book, reading and learning.
I could get starting my first eBook writing. Now I finished around 50% of whole writing plan.
I believe that it will be finished as soon as possible.
Another, personal experience of writing.
I always got a lot of negative comments of my badly writing.
Oh, god..! What’s the mess of my blog post!
I tried to find out how to improve my blog writing skill, and I found some useful resources on internet
They’re free and paid training courses. I enrolled various online training courses.
I register 10 days trail Lynda training. I put plan for attending to training courses.
What I recommend for you,
Reading and learning are common way for personal development.
You can go to some bookshops and find books what topics you want to get inspire and plan your time for learn.
Another easier way is to subscribers other bloggers’ blog and reading their blog post.
Or you can buy some kindle eBooks from online stores like eBay or Amazon.
It’ll be easier in reading those books through your smart phone.
Online training is faster for personal development because learn others’ experience and watch it direct from trainers.
You may have to paid those online training, but it’s worth for you because you’ll improve much more capacity in doing business
I’ll recommend these bellow paid training courses,
- How to a blogging community.
- Writing the bestselling eBook in 72 hours
- How to be best sell author on Amazon Kindle
I got some question from friends and asked me…, why I spent my money from online training.
I told him that I don’t want to be a weaker, especially weaker than others who are my competitors.
To success your online business is to improve more capacity for your business practicing.
It’s a single ways to get more ideas, and make yourself inspired.
BOOST PERFORMANCE WITH WORKFLOW
Your blog is your business, thus you must plan for that.
Blogging plan is the most advice on starting a blog from other successors. I saw lots of Pro-bloggers mentioned it on their posts.
Unlike other business, blogging is art, and it’s a high art business.
Hence, it doesn’t a simple plan, but you’ll a specific game plan.
I said game plan because doing blogging look like playing a game. Yes.., a business game.
Anyway, how could you manage your blog? And what kind of plan do you have?
I’d admit first I was running a blog, I’ve got no plan at all. I just committed to write and publish articles as many as I could do.
I tried my best to promote those articles on various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, and somewhere else.
I worked very hard, sometimes it’s over 10 hours a day.
Even I was working hard with business, but I didn’t get success from that working hard.
I couldn’t get more traffic to my business blog, and I lacked of improving conversion rate.
There were a few people subscribed for my mailing, and I got less readers share my posts.
It isn’t an effective and efficiency working.
Working hard is not enough to get successful. You must use another element to add more values by working both hard and SMART.
I recognized that the successors are following their plan, they aren’t working hard but they worked smarter.
They spent a few hours a day for follow their plan, and then they take rests.
Wow…! That’s awesome…, blogging is much easier.
I learn from those and I prepared a game plan for my business blogging.
I spent 6 hours a day for working, but I found that the performance is much better than previous working.
So, what was I planned for blogging?
Well, I’ve got three kinds of plan
- Publishing plan
- Social engagement plan
- Marketing plan
I heard that content is kind and I so realized on that, but I misunderstand its meaning.
The content is just a potential tool for blogger, they used the content for communicate with readers.
But the kind is readers.
I used to strive best to write and publish daily post. I spent day to promote those articles to over thousand social media platforms and groups discussion.
I expected to get a great result from that above hard working, but I didn’t.
I was blocked many days and many times because I was a spammer.
Facebook and Google+ put me in the jail, there were lots of users reported me as a spam.
Result, my posts were removed from Facebook and Google+.
The worst is that no people could open my posts url, it was marked as spammed links.
That’s right..! Content is a kind, but it’s not just simple content — the high quality content.
I got know that. I stop provide simple article to my readers, but trying to make more quality.
I simply wrote daily 500 – 800 words length, but I changed twice times a month of 1500 – 3000 words length, or even over 3000 words.
I changed to longer length and deeply discussion, I saw my readers much more enjoy in reading those higher quality.
The conversion rate was significant increased.
I got more people share my posts to various social profiles, and the traffic was increased from %15 to %35 every months.
Besides increased conversion and engagement rate, the content planning helps me a lot in saving my times.
I try my best to write one or two posts a week for both guest post and my publishing schedule.
I remain much more time for other works such as social media marketing, and other freelance services.
I stopped focus on promote my articles many social media, but I just selected fewer platforms where the most referral traffic.
I changed my game plan from promoting to engagement — I stop waste my time for sharing on lots of social media platforms.
I tried to communicate and create relationship with other people in social media networks.
I read their blog post and commented on those articles.
I did respond to my commentators both on my blog and their blog.
Sometimes, I share or retweet those articles if it’s a quality and helpful article.
It’s working for me…
I saw the engagement rate is increased — I got more people click on my links, and read my articles.
I tracked social media link clicked via BufferApp.
I didn’t try to work hard as before. I didn’t spent a lot of time for sharing my posts, but I used social media tools such as Buffer and Hootsuite.
It helps me a lot in scheduling my post to various social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, and Pinterest.
I’m not being a robot, but I’m trying to save my time to work with human.
I’ve got much more times for other working and enjoying daily football at the afternoon.
Publishing twice articles a month is much easier for me.
I tried to write more articles for others as guest post.
The guest post helps me a lot of increasing more traffic and build up online reputation.
I saw more comments on my blog posts, especially it from the unique commentators.
FOCUS, BUT NOT SO REALIZED ON SEO
Have you ever that SEO is dead?
I heard a lot of authority bloggers said that it was dead.
They recommended focusing on readers’ engagement and improve mailing list.
I don’t think that SEO is really dead.
Working with SEO isn’t a worst advice on starting a blog, and improve better performance.
Whatever, they said about SEO but I don’t realized that SEO isn’t work.
I’d admit that I’m not a good SEO hunter, thus I’m not getting much traffic from organic searched.
Even I couldn’t get much traffic from search engines, but at lease more than 15% of whole traffic came from organic keywords.
I’m telling a secret, the authority bloggers are lying you about SEO blog content.
The professional bloggers said, they never care about Google changed, but they did.
They told us to stop worrying of keywords, but they did a great technique of place the keywords in post.
They hide those techniques from you and Google — they made the keywords so natural like a coat cake.
They told that they didn’t waste the time to create backlinks, but I saw that they’re so active working on it.
They’re the most active on publishing guest post and comment others’ blog.
What I’m trying to explain you here..?
I’m trying to explain you that SEO is completely working, and it never die.
If you did better SEO your blog content, you’ll increase opportunity in getting free traffic to your business.
Aren’t bloggers want it?
I’d recommend to spend a bit time to research the keywords and improving your SEO content writing.
I didn’t mention about Google Keyword Planner, but I’d recommend more powerful tool like LongTailPro (paid tool).
It is ultimate tool for keyword research and selecting of profitable keywords for your business.
It’ll give you lots of useful information rather than just amount of searching and competitive rate.
LongTailPro will gives you useful information such as your competitors’ backlinks, Domain authority, and Page Authority.
Those are important fact will help you to spy your competitors.
It’s more than a keyword tool, but TongTailPro allows you to track your blog SEO performance as well.
It’s important to get regular monitoring your keywords rank and improve its current position.
If you understand about your keywords and you competitors, you’ll be easier in pulling your post up.
How’s awesome LongTailPro is work! I’d like to recommend using this kind of tool to optimize your post.
Remembers! if you’re able to get more organic traffic, you’ll gain better opportunity in present your business.
Is selecting right keywords enough?
Of course, it isn’t..!
There are lots of bloggers and webmasters are working on similar niche to your business.
They understand well of using of keywords and SEO Editorial guidelines.
You need to ask yourself a question “Why Google and other need to list your article on 1st position?”
if you could answer the above question, you’ll be able to list on higher position..
The facts to pull up your position are domain authority and page authority.
Google skipped their PR updating since last years.
The most of internet marketers and webmasters are focusing on improving authority of their blog and building better brand.
Backlinks and social media signal are so important for improving your blog authority.
You must focus on increase social engagement and creating quality backlinks to your blog
It isn’t just the simple links, but you’ll need high authority and natural links — to create backlinks from high DA and PA.
Guest post is the most recommended way for creating links and build authority. You should try your best to publish on other relevant blog as many as you can.
If you aren’t able to do that, I’ll recommend hiring freelance writer or guest bloggers to do it for you.
The guest post is a single way of effective marketing strategy, it provided long term earnings.
If you tried it, you’ll see a great result yourself…
DRIVE UP YOUR BUSINESS
If you want to drive up your business performance, you have to keep in mind of 2 important facts.
You’ve got to get more traffic and engage more readers.
It’d be great if you are an expert SEO, you’re able to get thousand visits from search engines.
It isn’t means you’ll be able to increase more sales from thousand monthly traffic.
Base on the research, the most buyers who bought your products are return visitors — first your buyers bought your product, after you solved their problems.
The important tool that can help you to engage loyalty readers and call them back to your blog is email marketing.
What are the email marketing best practices..?
The best practice of email marketing is to hit at lease 5% subscribers of your whole traffic.
It means if you have 3k monthly visitors, thus you’ll get 150 new subscribers a month.
Here are the processes of getting more subscribers to your mailing list
- Optimize landing page to increase more conversions rate
- Publish more quality and integrated CTA tactics to get readers’ email
- Improve blog performance, and get better bounce rate.
- Setting CPC campaign to improve the opportunity
- Create capture loop strategies to loop increase your subscribers.
Your blog subscribers are so important, but building relationship with subscribers is much more important.
Your subscribers are waiting upcoming and useful information that will educate about some news knowledge and unique experience.
They didn’t want to read your products promotion.
Hence, what you have to do is to use email marketing to building relationship with your readers and not for selling your products.
You subscribers will unsubscribed your list if you sent them your product advertising.
You have to integrate newsletters with social media marketing tactics.
It’s the clever ideas for keep more connect with your readers and build truth of your business.
A brilliant internet marketer told that relationship worth billion dollars.
Did you trust on what he said..?
Yes, I did…
I made my first commission because my friend helps me to do it, and I got lots of friends on Facebook and others.
You want to solve the biggest business problem, thus you’ve got to know what exact your problems are.
You must identify your current issued to recognize your business problem, then find out the best solution.
The problems are always come with solution.
Anyway, did you know how much effective of your works?
The clever advice for starting a blog is to track report of your blog performance.
If you got enough information about your blog, you’ll be able to solve any issued problem.
Google Analytic is the best and free tool which available for monitoring every activity of your blog.
But what information should you track and monitoring it..?
There was little information that you should know about your blog,
- Monthly traffic performance
- Your blog SEO performance
- Social engagement
- How many readers who subscribed your mailing.
- Conversion rate of your landing page, and
- Your readers’ trends…
You also can track additional information depend on your business requirement.
The above tracking reports are what I prefer for minds, and example for you.
Another advice is you should export your tracking report as PDF files or excel sheet for offline monitoring.
It’s the best ways for you to keep in taught with your business process and issues.
Blogging is the hardest business, and it isn’t free sleeping money as what you think about it.
If you thought that was…, I’ll recommend skipping blogging — you’ll waste your times with blogging.
The greatest advice on starting a blog for successful business is to put more eyes on it.
You have to invest both your times, resources, and financial to improve better performance.
You no need to work hard, but you have to be smarter.
You’ve got prepare completed game plan for your business, and tracking monitoring its’ performance.
Analyst and identify the issue that cause your business down, then find out the best solution to make it up.
If you aren’t able to solve your problem yourself, you must hire other people to solve it for you.
You’ve got change your game anytime you thought that it isn’t able to create better process.
Remember, a lot of businesses always change their plan until they got success.
I’d love to tell you my supper secret of getting successful.
It’s “you have to keep calm and patient”.
Successful isn’t overnight working. I spent almost 4 years to make my first $25 commission.
I hope that you’ll do it better than me.
But if you aren’t…, you’ve to continue you work because nothing is impossible.
I could get it done, and you are the same — we both are human..!
Final — A favor…
Blogging is hard and complicated business, thus sometimes you may made mistakes with it.
I’m same to you. I did a lot of mistakes during these 6 years blogging.
Hence, I always love to share my mistakes and experience to all newbies blogger who have the same habit of blogging addicting.
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