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.
- Meditate for 20 minutes
- Do 5 minutes of EFT tapping
- Take an icy cold shower for 2-3 minutes (talk to your doctor first)
- 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.
Study those notes.
Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
4: Write 2,000 Words Daily (Remember “Fast Track” in the Title)
Write 2,000 words daily for practice.
Open a Word document.
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.
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.
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:
- Buying a domain and hosting
- Investing in other add ons like CDNs, hosting for your podcast, etc
- Buying premium blogging course to cut your learning curve by years, like the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course I’ve created for you
It doesn’t take money to make money.
It takes money to be taken seriously online.
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