Becoming a blogger is very simple as you just need to set up a blog using Blogger, WordPress or any other blogging platform, and start posting articles. That’s it!
But, becoming a successful blogger is not everyone’s cup of tea because it takes a lot of hard work, patience, years of consistency, and smart work to taste success.
Success doesn’t always imply to earn huge amount of money rather it can be different for different people. Some consider money making as the success, and some consider ranking their blog on top pages of Google as a success, and some even consider the success if they become popular.
So you can see that the definition of success varies from person to person. However, since we are bloggers we take all of the above-mentioned things into consideration when we think of becoming a successful blogger.
Below are 6 essential tips that are crucial to becoming a successful blogger:
1. Excellent Writing Skills
No doubt on the fact that blogging is heavily dependent on writing. Therefore, it is required for you to have an excellent command over the language which you use to write content. Most of us use English to write articles for our blog. If you are a native English speaker, you won’t find issues but bloggers from other countries like India, Pakistan, and others where English is the second language; have to work hard to improve their English writing skills.
So, it is the basic and first thing you have to work on to become a successful blogger. Though you can get content written by excellent writers out there, you just need to have good command over writing too.
A few days ago, I was reading an article on Wordstream about improving writing skills, and I found that very informative. You can read that too to know what you can do to improve your writing skills.
Blogging needs consistency because just doing work on your blog once in a while really doesn’t work. You need to be consistent enough to work on your blog. Not just content writing, there are other things as well which you can do such as moderating comments, reply to them, post comments on other blogs, guest posts for better reach, checking the blog for issues, etc.
There are many things that you can do every day. Make a schedule of everything. Such as 3 articles a week on your own blog, 1 guest post on the quality blog per 10 days, 5 comments every day on other blogs, etc.
When you have a schedule, you can maintain your consistency in a better way. If you can’t be consistent, success is too far from you.
3. Willing to learn attitude
We should learn every day till the end of your life because few things in our life never end, and so is the learning. It’s always great to try learning at least one useful thing every day. And, when you blog, it’s even more important because there are tons of things that you can learn every day to better yourself in blogging. The more you learn, the more value you can offer through your blog. And, when you offer great stuff, you get on the right track. The audience loves you for that.
The day when you stop learning, your growth stops. Therefore, keep learning every day. Whenever you find something to learn, do try to grab that.
4. Hard Work with Smartness
Whenever we talk about getting success, Hard Work is always mentioned because without working hard getting success that sustains for long is really tough.
However, I would advise working hard with smartness because when you are smart enough, your hard work pays off well.
Even Rikhshaw pullers work very hard, but he still doesn’t get huge success because no smartness is involved in his work. If he can put some smartness in his business, he can grow it well by expanding is Rikshaw pulling business even.
So, always work hard smartly, and you will be on the track of a successful blogger.
5. Learning from Mistakes
You will find many professional bloggers recommending not making silly or stupid mistakes. But, I would advise you to make mistakes and learn. Because, without making mistakes, you won’t learn. It is my personal experience.
You might have heard or read about programmers that “you cannot become a great programmer if you don’t get errors in your code” because until you get the error how can you debug it, and learn to fix those issues when they come. If errors are not coming, you are not learning the coding right way. Similarly, it applies in our day to day life as well; we make mistakes and learn from them.
But here is a catch; you make mistakes and learn from them, it’s great! You are on the way to success in blogging.
But if you make mistakes, and don’t learn from them. And, keep on making the same mistakes again and again, it is too bad, and you won’t get success at all.
In short, don’t fear to make mistakes because you will learn the thing in the far better way after you make mistakes. It is rightly said that a collection of mistakes is called Experience. And, when you have experience success is not too far!
This is something on which we don’t have control on! Yes, creativity is God’s gift. It doesn’t develop inside us as per our need. But, we can research more, brainstorm more, and find some very creative ideas that we can implement on our blog.
If you are already a creative blogger, you have a plus point. But, if you are not, then you have to spend comparatively more time to think about some creative ideas. That’s still fair. Until you work hard, you don’t get creative ideas.
Creative ideas work out well because nowadays we all just rewrite the articles in our own words which are already available on the internet. But, when we write something that is not mentioned anywhere that is unique, creative and exclusive. And, the audience likes such things.
You can become a successful blogger if you are able to do some creative stuff.
Success is neither easy nor tough to get. It depends on how you move further on the path of success. If you are consistent, hard-working, and with a never give up attitude, I bet no one can stop you to become a successful blogger.
I have mentioned 6 generic tips that every blogger should consider. If we get into more specific things, there are many skills that you need to make your journey of successful blogging easier and enjoyable.