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How to become a successful blogger

Brooke Lindsay 22/03/2016

Ever thought of becoming a blogger? Whether it’s a career choice or a hobby on the side. Blogging is a great way to connect with like-minded people and get your opinions out there on the web.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a super successful blogger with thousands of followers, then you’re not alone. It’s possible to make a living from blogging if you’re providing valuable content to your readers. However, there are some tips you should know if you plan to make blogging a regular thing. If you’re passionate and prepared to put in the hours, anything is possible!

Find your niche

Writing about something you're already passionate about means you’ll always have something to blog about. It’s not vital, many blogs have a variety of areas they write about. However, having a strong topic to discuss means people know exactly what you’re going to be writing about and whether that interests them or not.

Create a domain

Once you’ve decided what you’re going to blog about, you want to create a domain name. While it seems trivial, creating a unique name for your brand is important. It’s what people will remember you by. You want it to be catchy and relevant.Think outside the box and once you have a name make it’s a good idea to make sure it’s available on all social platforms.

Engage

Engaging with your target audience is the best way to get recognised. It’s also a great way to connect and get inspired by like-minded people. The more active you are on your blog, other blogs and social media, the greater your reach will span.

Add Value

Adding value to someone's life is the only way to receive genuine followers. This is the best way to gain quality readers who value your work. Writing valuable content will get readers familiar with your writing style and get them coming back for more.

Time

Once you start blogging you’ll realise just how much time is required to create a successful blog. Not only are you constantly thinking of new and original content. You have to do your research, write your blogs and create or take interesting imagery. All to create the most appealing blog for your audience.

Be yourself

Easier said than done but do your best to convey who you are. Try not to copy what everyone else is doing, being different is what makes you special and unique. Remember that success doesn’t happen overnight and it takes time and hard work to build an audience. Remember if you’re not putting in the time and effort you can’t expect to have a large following. Put your success into perspective.


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