Many people look for blogging as a full-time career as it has it’s own advantages, like the opportunity to work as per convenience,follow your passion while earning, No strict deadlines. Bloggers can balance personal and professional life because of the flexibility in working hours( Which lacks in office jobs). If you like reading, writing and putting forward your thought, then definitely blogging is the right career for you.
I started blogging 3- years back and hardly knew anything about blogging. These 3 years gave me many lessons related to the topic and I learned the tricks, techniques required for blogging. It was amazing to learn a new thing every other day. SEO, keywords, back-links, guest posts, Alexa rank, correct plug-ins use and what’s not. With time you will know all these tricks and techniques. I learned many things from fellow bloggers, own mistakes, other mistakes. Blogging needs lots of hard work, creativity, and consistency. But it’s extremely satisfying to see your blog getting attention, required traffic, and appreciation. What I’ve learned in the last 3 years as a blogger, I am putting here in the form of a post, with a hope to help others.
Here are some fantastic blogging tips for beginners
1. Select your Niche
Do research and then select your niche carefully. As you’ll be putting your time and efforts on the blog, you should be well-prepared. And after selecting your niche to make sure to study before starting actual work. Writing in-depth articles helps you to stand out from the crowd and get more traffic. Write for yourself first and then target the reader’s group.
2. Be creative
Always try to be creative with your work and success is all yours. Let’s see how it’s true with respect to blogging. Reading more is the key to writing articles. And next is, try to be creative while putting forward your thoughts. Your blog is the one-stop destination for all your ideas, so put it in a very attractive manner. And as we all know content is the key to successful blogging, put your heart in creating beautiful content. Always ask yourself one question, “Why should readers come back to my blog?” This will give you ideas from the reader’s perspectives. It will help to select the most searched topics to plan your blog posts.
3. Maintain Consistency
It’s extremely important to maintain consistency in publishing your posts. As the search engines always check for new additions on the web. So writing consistently will help you not only, to get good visibility from search engines but also to get many loyal readers. Try to post at least twice a week. And never forget to edit and grammar proof your articles before going live.
4. Always be SEO friendly
Make your blog SEO(Search engine optimization) friendly for getting more visibility in search engines. For making your blog SEO friendly there are many tips and techniques available on the internet. Follow these SEO guides and get more traffic to your blog. I use YOAST WordPress plug-in for better SEO. As we all know that WordPress is the most widely used CMS, select your SEO plug-ins accordingly.
5. Get backlinks
is one more important point for getting good website rankings for your blog. Try to get more backlinks for your blog from other quality websites, blogs. For achieving it, write guest posts for other websites. You can return a favour by accepting guest posts from them as well. Maintain a good relationship with fellow bloggers and help each other. Also, appreciate other’s work by putting comments on their website/blogs. It’ll give valuable back-links to your blog.
6. Social media presence
It’s equally important to have your active social media presence. As nowadays social media is widely used the platform. Social media is very useful to spread the word amongst readers and helpful to get you more traffic. Post regularly about your work on the social media, to let readers know about it.
7. Monetize your blog
Don’t go to monetise the blog immediately after starting it. Instead take your time to set the blog first and have quality content on it. Then for monetising your blog, select affiliate marketing , sponsored posts, advertisements, Google Adsense or Amazon ads . While accepting sponsored posts for your blog, select it carefully. Make sure it’s related to your niche and beneficial for your readers.
It was all about the secrets of blogging , We wish you all happy and successful blogging. If you have any queries please put it in the comments section.
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