11 Beginner Blogger Tips to Fast Track Your Way to Success

September 13, 2016 26 thoughts

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Are you as confused as a chaste monk wandering around a seedy brothel when it comes to finding proven beginner blogger tips?

 

Having lived in Thailand – and between 2 brothels last month in Istanbul, Turkey – I can appreciate the consternation, awkwardness and general flummoxed nature of a holy man trying to feel his way through homes of ill repute.

 

I totally get how you may feel completely overwhelmed and flat out lost as a newbie blogger.

 

Or even as a veteran blogger who’s struggling like hell to grow your blog traffic and income.

 

(PS….Apologize for the broken images thru my blog; having probs with CDN or SSL or caching or who the hell knows…the Wizards Behind the Curtain are working on it….I posted a Blogging From Paradise image of Paphos, Cyprus above to calm our nerves. It worked 🙂

 

Beginner Blogger Tips

 

Being new to this game can feel terrifying but if you read this post you have the framework to give you peace of mind.

 

Dissolve your blogging struggles.

 

Slap around paralyzing overwhelm.

 

Follow these 11 beginner blogger tips to fast track your way to success.

 

Tip A1: Double or Triple Down on Personal Development

 

To become a successful blogger you need to create the mindset of a successful blogger.

 

Run laps around most beginner bloggers in your niche.

 

Do the inner work to see outer success more quickly.

 

Blogging is an energy game.

 

Manage your energy and you’ll kill it – meaning, you’ll succeed – in your niche quite quickly.

 

You’ll become a magnet to prospering ideas, successful people and prospering circumstances, even as a greenhorn.

 

Here’s a sneak peek at my daily personal development regimen.

 

I:

  • Meditate for 20 minutes
  • Do 5 minutes of EFT tapping
  • Take an icy cold shower for 2-3 minutes (talk to your doctor first)
  • Pray
  • Affirm for a few minutes
  • Stretch for a few minutes
  • Do push ups

 

Doing this inner work has helped me write and self-publish 126 eBooks as well as land features on Richard Branson’s blog, Forbes and some *super world famous sites* really soon (Announcement soon).

 

Do the inner work.

 

Accelerate your blogging growth.

 

 

1: Blog Your Fun

 

What can you yak about all day?

 

Blog about it.

 

Newbie bloggers, blogging for fun (predominantly) detaches you largely from these outcomes:

 

  • Making money through your blog
  • Getting blog traffic
  • Getting blog comments
  • Social shares

 

You’ll still want to make money, drive traffic and get comments BUT these desires will occupy like 10% of your mind, while you’ll devote 90% of your mind to having fun learning about and blogging about your niche.

 

Most newbie bloggers don’t blog for fun.

 

They blog mainly to make money, to address some problem, to follow a hot niche or to gain fame or love.

 

Which is why 81% of bloggers never make more than $100 online.

 

If you’re not having fun blogging your content will be lame, you’ll make virtually no influential blogging buddies and you’ll lack the passion to carry you through the peaks and valleys you will face.

 

Blog your fun.

 

Choose a blogging topic you *love* writing about.

 

2: Connect Your Passion to Pain Points

 

Connect your prime blogging passion with your reader’s pain points.

 

Resonate with your audience.

 

I love blogging and traveling so I connect these passions with my reader’s blogging struggles.

 

Hitting on blogging pain points like:

 

  • Getting little or no traffic
  • Generating little or no blogging profits
  • Struggling to grow a blog community

 

….helps me connect with my audience.

 

Your passion energizes you.

 

Addressing your reader’s pain points connects you with your audience.

 

Create every single blog post on your blog around a pain point suffered by your readers.

 

Trawl for problems on:

 

  • Niche specific forums
  • Relevant blog comment fields
  • Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook

 

Dig from those goldmines to build your newbie blogger MoJo.

 

3: Follow the Leader(s)

 

Follow blogging leaders.

 

Learn from the best to become successful.

 

Following guys like Will Blunt at Blogger Sidekick simply makes your life easier.

 

You’ll leap frog the endless blogging struggles which hamstring bloggers with zero guidance.

 

Read their posts.

 

Take notes.

 

Study those notes.

 

Implement.

 

Rinse. Wash. Repeat.

 

Recommended Reading: 27 Influential Bloggers You Need to Follow (audio book version)

 

4: Write 2,000 Words Daily (Remember “Fast Track” in the Title)

 

Write 2,000 words daily for practice.

 

Open a Word document.

 

Write.

 

For practice (either trash each document when done or simply save and re-read at a later date).

 

If you want to improve your writing skills quickly set aside 1 hour – or longer – daily to write.

 

Writing daily enhances every aspect of your blog.

 

5: Create Long Form SEO-Optimized Content

 

Publish 1,000 to 3,000 word, SEO-optimized content to stand out from the newbie crowd.

 

This seems challenging until you realize you have 2 weeks to 1 month to write, create, optimize and publish a 1,000 word post.

 

Better to post a kick ass post monthly than to post a “meh” post weekly.

 

Everything Adam Connell does at Blogging Wizard is long form, optimized and first class.

 

Study his posts to accelerate your newbie blogging growth.

 

6: Toss Salt over Your Shoulder 3 Times Each Day

 

For superstitious types.

 

7: Comment on Authority, Relevant Blogs

 

Post thorough, 3 to 5 paragraph, personalized comments on authority, relevant blogs.

 

Blogging tips bloggers can comment on:

 

 

 

 

…among other awesome sites.

 

Be thorough.

 

Thank bloggers for their insights.

 

Help. Add value to the blog post.

 

Make an impact.

 

 

8: Line it Up

 

Align all elements of your blog to speak 1 message to 1 reader.

 

Look at my home page.

 

Everything aligns 100% with Blogging From Paradise: How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging

 

The pages, eBooks, video of a tropical beach paradise in the background, all aligns.

 

Align everything on your new blog.

 

Trash anything that doesn’t align with your core message.

 

Speak a loud, clear message to your targeted reader.

 

9: Paint a Pretty Picture

 

Or post a pretty picture.

 

Newbie bloggers often forget: readers love eye candy.

 

Posting 1 or more images to your blog will boost your blog traffic.

 

We think in pictures.

 

Do your reader’s leg work.

 

Irony alert; depending on if my blog’s tech issues are still around I may have skipped images on this blog. The Universe has a wicked sense of humor. 

 

 

10: Build Friendships with Blogger Leaders

 

Following tip #3 is not enough.

 

Don’t just follow leaders.

 

Befriend leaders.

 

Newbie bloggers can:

 

  • Press a Retweet button
  • Press a Facebook Share button
  • Post a thoughtful comment on an well read, niche-specific blog
  • Email an influential blogger asking them if they need help

 

I’ve appeared on Richard Branson’s blog, Forbes, Neil Patel Dot Com and I’ve spoken at NYU and I received tweet eBook endorsements from a NY Times Best Selling Author because I befriended big dawg bloggers.

 

Make friends in high places.

 

Share their view from the top as these pros promote you, endorse you and help you in more ways than you can imagine.

 

11: Invest ****Financially**** in Your Blog

 

The other day I invested in a CDN to speed up my site.

 

I’ve already invested in a domain and hosting – of course – plus a few other bells and whistles.

 

Over the years I’ve invested many thousands of dollars in my blog.

 

Invest FINANCIALLY in your blog by:

 

 

It doesn’t take money to make money.

 

It takes money to be taken seriously online.

 

Buy this eBook for Beginner Bloggers

 

I wrote an exciting new eBook to cut your beginner blogging learning curve by years.

 

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Your Turn

 

Are you a struggling beginner blogger?

 

What tips can you add to this list?

 

Are you successfully following these tips?

 

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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.
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26 Comments

  1. Far and away Andrew, that is the simplest tip to make things go with your blog. Thanks for reading!

  2. Hey Ryan,

    Great post and tips.

    I love your tip of writing 2000 words daily. That’s the best way to continuously get better as a writer and a blogger.

    Thanks for sharing this post. You really made some great points that any beginner would be foolish NOT to follow.

    – Andrew

  3. Haha Emily, I’m in that spot now! Put away social, and I’m sharing this post and writing soon 😉 Thanks!

  4. Sure Munish!

  5. Munish Says:

    Thanks Ryan for sharing this valuable tips for the newbie bloggers like me. Your words make my mindset keen to write on the niche which I liked the most.

  6. Emily Kydd Says:

    Hey Ryan, Great post, I definitely feel like I need some pushing every once and again when things are not happening as quickly as I would like. Then I decide to stop fiddling with my settings and social media and just sit down and write and I always feel better!

  7. Hi Kimsea,

    You are doing awesome my friend! And hey, even I get a little afraid to write sometimes 😉 Our mental blocks seem imposing but we can dissolve them every time.

    Keep up the inspired work Kimsea.

    Have a great night in Northern Cambodia.

    Ryan

  8. Kimsea Sok Says:

    Hi, Ryan.
    How are you doing today? Hope you’re doing great.

    Well. You always did a brilliant job thus there is nothing surprise here. LOL!

    I do agree what you said here, blogging is for fun. So, we, blogger must have fun with our work so we’ll spend more time for enjoying out work.

    I’m now working on building community and connect with other bloggers in the area of interests. I thought I did a great during this few months since found several bloggers follow me via social media profiles. What’s more, I got more traffic to my blog.

    Honestly, I write to write at least 2000 word a day, but cannot. I don’t know, but after knew that my writing isn’t great, I afraid to write. I tried to skip the concern, but in my mind.

    I’d admit that writing is too scary to me now. LOL

    Thanks for sharing…

  9. Hi Faith,

    It’s a biggie, the writing bit. Do that and you’ll fast track it for sure.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

  10. Faith Fox Says:

    Thanks Ryan, in this article, you gave out your best and am surely grateful.

    Thanks for this. But what stood out is the 2,000 post for blog posts.

  11. Hi Joy,

    Wow, that Harrods-roadside analogy is brilliant. Brilliant. Because many aspiring bloggers want to dream big dreams but lock up when it’s time to pay up.

    Hey, I resisted spending dough on my blog for a long time. Years, really. But I eventually dropped thousands because I wanted a first class experience for my readers. Now I have fabulous hosting, a CDN and things are going smoothly.

    Yep; all fixed Joy 😉

    Thanks for the comment!

    Ryan

  12. Hi Ugyen,

    Awesome buddy. Happy you liked it. I know the pain of hitting early struggles. These steps can help you leap frog some of those.

    Thanks bro 🙂

    Ryan

  13. Ugyen Dorji Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    As being a newbie into blogging i was stuck after writing few posts… I went completely blind and I thought it might be the end…

    But what you have crafted saved me… a very useful and powerful tips, specifically for newbies like me… It sounds promising and i can’t wait to implement each and every steps… Thanks alot…
    Ugyen

  14. Joy Healey Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Another “message” to me about “upping my personal development”. I think the Universe is bashing me about the head 🙂 OK, message received! Well, except for the icy shower here in the UK.

    Onto blogging – it’s good to be reminded that we need to enjoy our work. I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into some Facebook marketing stuff and it isn’t really for me. I realised a few days ago that I wasn’t looking forward to “working” any more. And I think that’s because I haven’t been working as much on my blog.

    I think I’ll gently disengage myself from the Facebook marketing noise and get back to my blog. Blogging might be slower than Facebook marketing (or it might not?) but it’s certainly more enjoyable to write on my blog.

    I can only agree with everything you say, especially about investing in your blog. Otherwise it’s like trying to run a Harrods-type-shop from a stand by the road.

    I was reluctant at first until my blog was so slow to load that even I couldn’t bear it. Proper WP managed hosting was well worth it.

    Reading other people’s comments has been a great source of education for me, on my own blog and when visiting other people’s. I’ve picked up lots of good info there.

    Thanks for some great blogging tips.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark
    PS I love the expression “The wizards behind the curtain”. Hope they get you fixed up soon.

  15. Hi Amar,

    You wrote the beginnings to a post with your fab comment 😉

    Blog commenting is a fairly easy SUPER simple way to spend 5 or 10 minutes building bonds with top bloggers. Good adds on commenting on similar topic blogs as birds of a feather flock together. Connect with like-minded bloggers to see the best results from commenting.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

  16. Thanks so much for reading and commenting Jason.

    Happy blogging and welcome to the club!

    Ryan

  17. Hi Umesh,

    Simon’s quote is dead on! If you work your love, your work loves you back.

    Example; I love writing so sitting here responding to comments as I enjoy lunch is not stressful or worrisome. It’s fun! What a life we live bro!

    Happy you’re blogging for the passion of blogging. I can feel it.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

  18. Hi Kamil,

    Doubling down on personal development did miracles for me. Had many mental blocks here to face, embrace and release to make things POP on the blogging front.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

  19. Jason Kelly Says:

    Thanks for sharing impressive tips. I have just created my blog, but I didn’t understand where to start it. Your tips give a straight way to make it good.

  20. Kamil Migas Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I’m following some of the tips you shared!
    Tip #10 takes time but I see it is very powerful.
    Most of the beginners focus too much on making money through their blogs so when they don’t see any results, they quit.
    I believe keep blogging consistently and Working on personal development will lead to success.

    Thank you for sharing great tips!

  21. Amar kumar Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    In every bloggers life, comes a special day when they first launch a new blog. If you are serious about blogging be series about what you call your blog.Don’t just start a blog because you want to make money. There are no shortcuts to success. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need a easily rememberable domain name.

    One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic.To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.Money is made by solving problems for people. If you can help someone get more subscribers on their list and make more money, you’re solving a problem.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

  22. Umesh Singh Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Great tips! Every tips you have mentioned in this post, I am agree with them.

    I love blogging that’t why I never get bored with it. Simon Sinek’s this quote “Working hard for something we don’t care about it called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.

    Every newbie blogger who is serious about blogging should breath, live and enjoy blogging.

    Your last point is correct to get money we need to invest money. Old saying money attracts money. But, I know when a beginner blogger start blogging he doesn’t always want to invest in blogging until he get something from his blog.

    I would suggest them read your post so they can change their thinking about it.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome piece of content.

    Umesh Singh

  23. Hi Don,

    It has not been a boring world journey my friend 😉

    McWord. LOVE that one. Most bloggers want things yesterday but won’t give today what they need to give in order to do the getting they dream of.

    You, Adrienne, Donna, Matthew Capala and every friend I’ve made online literally created my blog, my brand and my life. I do my part, make friends, and you wonderful people amplify my reach in miraculous ways.

    Thanks for the comment Don and you too!

    Ryan

  24. Hi Asif,

    That’s it. The mindset bit most bloggers ignore. Especially beginners.

    I spend 45 to 60 minutes on waking every day getting my mind right. As within so without.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

  25. Don Purdum Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    You’ve definitely had some interesting experiences, lol… 🙂

    Two points you made resonated well with me.

    First, passion is the true driver of our businesses. I discovered many years ago that if we connect with the problems we are passionate about solving, it doesn’t matter what industry or business you are in. When we discover that one, important, and elusive thing we realize that our business or work is just a tool to achieve it.

    Second, connecting with those who are in alignment with us and have influence over their audience is a key contributor to our success. It takes time to build a relationship, but those key relationships are vital to our long-term success. In a “McWorld” of now this is too easily forgotten.

    Thanks for taking time each week to share the problems you’re passionate about solving Ryan!

    I hope you have an awesome week my friend!

    ~ Don Purdum

  26. asif Says:

    Thanks Ryan for sharing this post. I think one word that you shared on this post is ” create a mindset to become a successful blogger ” is enough for anyone who want to become a successful blogger, because without setting mindset it is impossible to success in any field.

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