Blogging is probably one of the most popular money making methods online. Basically blogging started more than 10 years ago in this world. When it first started, it was just a medium to share your knowledge or whatever you want to share with the world. Now the world of blogging has changed.
You could easily start blogging at any point of time. Slowly blogging become one of the most renowned ways to connect with readers around the world. Gradually, it became a way to make money as well. For a popular blog receiving thousands of visitors every single day, it is not very difficult to earn money. They can make money by showing advertisements or promoting affiliate products online.
However, there are many other ways to generate income from your blog. As time passes, blogging became more and more popular. Nowadays more than 50% of Google search results contain results from blogs only. Because, it is usually thought that blogs provide the most up-to-date information on a particular topic.
Within just around 10 years, blogging has seen huge success as a medium to share ideas and knowledge with the world. Nearly anyone can start blogging at any point of time of their life. Since, it is also a great way to generate enough money, more and more bloggers have emerged in recent years.
But in reality, a blogger can expect to earn good income only if the blog is popular enough to attract huge number of visitors. Unfortunately, most bloggers quit blogging when they realize this harsh reality. Many others continue blogging until they realize it. But, there are still lots of bloggers who passionately do it.
Today I will discuss about some of the key points you need to remember as long as you are serious about it. Hope you will not be so discouraged that you would like to quit blogging. I have been blogging for around 5 years now and I have built several blogs which were quite successful. I sold them on Flippa around 6 months back for some unavoidable reasons.
The blog you are reading right now is just around 3 months old and I am now getting more than 300 visitors every single day and more than 10,000 visitors every month. So I can realize the importance of being consistent, the power of content marketing and proving only quality contents to your readers.
Hope, the ideas I would like to share with you would help you build a popular blog as well. As a result, you should be able to earn good amount of money also.
The reason I am writing this article is just to make you understand the importance of consistent blogging and following only the right methods. In near future, you may be one of the most popular bloggers in this world. Here are some of the methods you can follow …
Write Only High Quality Contents for People
High quality content is the most important thing for the growth of your blog. It doesn’t matter how many times you write or how many articles you have in your blog, if it doesn’t attract readers; it’s of no use.
In the world of internet marketing, the most powerful weapon you have to target qualified readers is only your content.
If you visit some of the biggest blogs in this world, you would understand how well they present their contents to the readers. It doesn’t matter which topic you are writing about, if it’s not helpful and useful; you will never get readers. Regular readers are the backbone of any successful blog. So the primary goal should always be the satisfaction of your readers.
It is usually said that content is king. But the truth is only great content is king. Most bloggers take it wrongly. So I think; this basic concept should always be clear. Visitors who come back to a blog don’t come to see its design, beautiful theme or anything else. They basically look for a good answer to some of their questions. They find it through your blog. If your blog can provide a satisfactory answer or solve their problem, they would come again and again.
So you can understand that the primary goal should always be writing something people would like to read. Give them something they wouldn’t get from someone else. Let them understand what you want them to understand. Help them find the answers to their questions. Just do it and you will be successful.
The world of internet is really big; much bigger than you can ever imagine. You are not the only one to talk about a particular topic. But there may be thousands of others who are talking about the same topic. So you should do everything you can do to give your readers the best possible experience when they come to you. To get people coming to your blog, you have to prove that you are better than everyone else in the blogosphere.
Be Active on Social media Platforms
Social media plays a very important role in the growth of your blog. Only creating high quality contents is not enough. But you have to get your contents in front of the right people so that they can know about it. It’s a kind of content marketing which is very powerful.
When interested people know about your contents, they would most probably share it on social media. If you directly target these people using social media, you are doing half of your job. By giving people the power to share, you are actually helping your blog reach more people.
It has always been the key to success. Because social networking helps reach people easier and quicker. If one of your contents gets shared by thousands of people, you can imagine the kind of exposure you are getting. As long as you are serious about your blog, you can’t ignore the power of social media.
I would suggest you to become a part of all popular social media sites, meet interested people and share your contents with them. Gradually you will realize how well your blog would start performing in Search engines as well.
Nowadays search engines like Google are smart enough to understand good contents. Usually when an article would be shared thousands of time, it would be considered a good content. Read How to Become a Great Content Writer?
Don’t Overlook Search engine optimization
SEO or search engine optimization helps you get more potential customers to visit your blog. Great content always deserves great ranking. But along with great content, your blog requires little more optimizations to make sure it ranks well in search engines. Because, it’s very important to make your blog popular.
Search engine marketing and search engines optimization are critically important for success in any online business. You can spend a lot of money to develop a blog. But it will be of no use if nobody knows about your blog.
With proper SEO, you can make sure that your blog receives new visitors continuously on a daily basis. So if you want to make your blog popular, you can’t overlook the importance of SEO.
Google is obviously the most popular search engine in the world. To rank well in Google is highly important for the growth of your blog. So make sure that your blog is properly optimized for search engines. Good SEO helps to ensure that your blog is accessible to search engines. It also improves the chances that your blog will be found by the search engines and get properly indexed.
Nowadays, search engines are quite smart to understand good contents. Google follows more than 200 different signals to decide which of your pages should rank in which position for a particular search query.
They also change their algorithm a lot of times in a year. The only objective is to give the users the most satisfactory experience. So if your blog can make Google users happy, Google will be happy to give your blog a better ranking. So don’t overlook SEO in your blogging journey.
Review Your Link Profile for Problems
If you are running a successful blog, you would usually get a lot of natural backlinks. Backlinks are basically links coming from other blogs or sites to your blog. In the SEO world, backlinks are taken as a kind of recommendation by other sites. The more quality backlinks you have, the higher rankings you can expect. Basically good quality backlinks help your blog reach much more people.
While it helps most of the time, sometimes it doesn’t. If you are getting a lot of backlinks from low quality sites or irrelevant sites, it will actually hurt your blog. As a result, search engines rankings will fall. To fight with these problems, you need to alert. You have to be careful about the sites linking to you.
Check your Google Webmaster Tools ( WMT )account regularly to see if you have got any unnatural link warnings. Whenever the number of your backlinks gets updated in WMT, check every link to make sure nothing looks unnatural. Basically, a low quality link is links coming from irrelevant sites or sites with different language or sites with scrapped contents.
Here are Some Questions to Ask Yourself …
1, Are you getting too many links too soon without any valid reason?
2, Do you have a lot of backlinks with same anchor text?
3, Do you have links from sites with copied content or absolutely no content?
4, Do you have links from irrelevant sites?
5, Do you have links from sites with different languages.
A positive answer to any one of these questions will make sure that your blog will get penalized. When penalties occur, it becomes very difficult to get previous ranking quite easily. So before search engines raise a red flag for your blog, you should be aware of what might happen to your site in near future. This will help you take proper attempts to fight with the problem.
The solution is not as difficult as you may think it is. If you are finding any such low quality backlinks, you should immediately list all of those links and disavow them. Google provides a disavow tool for site owners. This powerful tool helps site owners disavow any bad links coming to their site. So it’s a good practice to make sure your blog never gets a penality.
Increase the Number of Blog Subscribers
The success of any blog mostly depends on the number readers. So you should always target increasing your subscribers more and more. So make it easy for people to subscribe for your blog. You may not believe that having a big email list is more important than having big fan base on Facebook. Having 10,000 email subscribers is more important than having 10,000 followers.
As soon as you start your blog, you should start building your subscribers. Let me give you an example. If you have 10,000 twitter followers and you tweet a message, you would probably get around 500 clicks.
But if you send an email to the same number of email subscribers, you will get more than 9000 clicks. I must tell you that most of the time 100% of your subscribers would click to visit your site.
More people you can get to your blog, more money you can earn. So it is very important for the success of your blog. Hope you now understand the importance of building your email list. Don’t wait to put an Email Sign Up Form on your blog. Depending on the number of visitors you get, your subscribers will grow.
So these are the most powerful ways to make your blog popular. Don’t be lazy to update your blog after regular interval. Give the best information to your readers. Try to be the best in your field and that’s enough.