Do you want to circle the globe as a professional blogger?
Or do you prefer to enjoy the freedom of being a pro blogger from the comfort of your home?
Becoming a professional blogger offers you the opportunity to work anywhere at any time.
Full on scams and less genuine, manipulative entrepreneurs boast heady claims without backing up these promises with tangible, proven blogging strategies sometimes gain prominence on sites like YouTube. Do not believe these claims. Becoming a professional blogger involves year’s worth of intelligent, patient and persistent work.
Even though going pro feels challenging at times the benefits of blogging full time outweigh the work and temporary discomfort associated with becoming a professional blogger. Blogging full time depends on:
- learning how to blog from professional bloggers
- practicing writing to increase your confidence
- networking effectively with successful bloggers from your niche
- helping one targeted reader through optimized blog content
- monetizing your blog through multiple income channels
Follow these steps to become a professional blogger.
1: Learn How to Blog from Professional Bloggers
Learn how to blog from professional bloggers.
Follow their lead to become a professional blogger.
New bloggers have no blogging experience. Pros guide the way if you follow their lead.
- subscribe to pro blogs
- read and study blog posts
- invest money in courses, coaching and eBooks
Persistently follow full time bloggers to think, feel and act as pro bloggers do. New bloggers usually begin blogging with bad habits. Most desire quick riches. Almost every beginner blogger seeks shortcuts. Professional bloggers patiently remind you how no quick riches or blogging shortcuts exist.
Successful bloggers ground you in reality when your head seems lost in the clouds.
For example, pro bloggers will advise you to invest in your domain and hosting to begin blogging the right way. Deluded new bloggers who plan to use free blogging platforms to go pro come back to earth, buy their domain and hosting and blog intelligently by trusting pro blogger advice.
Do Not Connect only with New Bloggers
Beware surrounding yourself only with beginner bloggers. Fellow new bloggers tend to teach failing strategies. Following their advice leads to failure.
Learn from the best. Position yourself to succeed.
Practically apply professional blogger advice to slowly but surely accelerate your blogging success.
2: Become a Skilled Writer
Develop your writing skills.
Professional bloggers practice writing to gain confidence.
Confident bloggers earn reader trust through the written word. Blog followers judge you and your blog based on how well you write. Ultimately, professionals write with the greatest confidence and clarity to grow large, loyal, trusting blogging communities.
- drive targeted traffic
- earn blogging profits
- grow blogging communities
by being skilled writers.
Writing is the top skill to develop to become a professional blogger.
Write 500-1000 words daily in a Word document. Practice writing for all words to flow.
Do not write only when you publish a blog post. Most bloggers don’t publish frequently enough to practice sufficiently.
Read your writing out loud. How does your writing sound? Tune in closely to detect awkwardness. Do your posts flow smoothly? Or do you need to tighten up your writing game?
Proofread posts to become confident. Edit blog posts at least two times to publish quality content.
Writing rarely comes easily for bloggers due to self-conscious fears everyone shares. Overcome these fears by writing persistently.
Publish at least one post weekly to keep readers current. Write long-form content to gain credibility.
Write to connect with readers. Picture your blog through the eyes of your readers. Develop compassion to form a deep bond with your community.
Bloggers tend to struggle because few write diligently to publish confidently. Practice in private to shine in public.
Write to hone your most critical blogging skill.
- write 500-1000 words daily for practice
- refrain from judging your writing to gain clarity
- do not write only when you publish posts
Practice writing to naturally create from your heart versus robotically creating from your head. Professional bloggers stand out from everyone else by blogging from the heart.
Blogging From Paradise has been featured on a few high level blogs in part because of the heart-felt writing style presented through the blog.
Write diligently to become a professional blogger.
3: Network Effectively
Network effectively to go pro.
Professional bloggers engage in genuine outreach to become connected bloggers.
- access support easily
- grow referral business
- benefit from passive blog traffic and profits through their network’s generous promoting
Networking multiplies your presence exponentially. Individual bloggers only achieve so much by going solo. Connected bloggers influence blogging friends to help them around the clock.
Bloggers who engage in genuine blogger outreach inspired blogging friends to promote them daily. For example, a connected blogger may wake to see 30 bloggers retweet their latest blog post while they slept for 8 hours. Meanwhile, the solo blogger reliant only on their singular efforts received no retweets during the same 8 hour period.
Promote bloggers on:
- your blog
Comment genuinely on blogs from your niche. Ask for nothing in return. Earn trust. Make friends.
Being generous bonds you with bloggers who appreciate your generosity. Building relationships accelerates your blogging success indirectly since your blogging buddies amplify your traffic and profits steadily.
Blogger Outreach Warning
Do not attempt to manipulate bloggers to help you after helping a fellow blogger. Genuine blogger outreach never occurs with strings attached. First, earn trust. Gradually, bloggers trust you enough to help you with retweets, backlinks or guest post invites.
Let go some popular mainstream blogger outreach strategies designed to manipulate bloggers into getting backlinks, traffic or profits.
Successful blogger outreach gives freely with no expectations. Blogging friends you make through such a strategy give you all that you could ever want or need.
4: Learn and Practice SEO
Learn how to optimize blog posts for SEO.
traffic to your blog.
Professional bloggers make money by driving targeted traffic. Targeted traffic boosts your blogging income because highly interested readers hire you and buy your premium offerings.
- publish at least one long-form post weekly
- write at least 1500 words per post
- write from your heart by seeing from your reader’s perspective
- build every post around a long tail keyword queried by your ideal reader by using Google semantic search and Answer the Public
- use short, frequent paragraphs for easy reading or scanning
- use frequent headers and bullet point lists to improve the reader experience
- link to helpful posts from your blog and valued resources from your blogging niche
- edit the post twice to publish quality content
Be patient. Set aside at least 3-4 hours to properly write, edit and publish an in-depth post optimized for Google.
Frame each post as an investment that earns you long term, passive, targeted blog traffic and blogging profits. Properly-optimized posts that top Google for weeks, months or years drive a hefty volume of quality traffic and blogging income.
Work generously, patiently and intelligently now to accelerate your blogging success exponentially over the long term.
5: Monetize through Multiple Income Streams
Open multiple income channels to become a full time blogger.
Earning money through various channels:
- boosts total blogging profits
- protects you from income streams disappearing
- insulates you against various channels netting decreased income based on trends, patterns or overall industry shifts
Every Google algorithm change shakes out bloggers who mistakenly rely on one or two income channels. Guest posting for links and subsequent profits vanished with one update. Sponsored post and advertising revenue lessened dramatically after another update.
Monetize through multiple income streams to maximize profits and to prosper even as some channels fade away.
Blogging Income Ideas
WP Beginner mentions:
- making money with affiliate marketing
- embedding Google Adsense
- gating content for members only
- selling sponsored posts
- selling online courses
as a few blogging income streams.
Online courses and manuals serve as Blogging From Paradise income streams, among other channels. Interested readers who desire in-depth resources purchase courses and manuals for rich solutions to blogging problems.
Blogging income streams behave as receiving channels. Earn trust by creating in-depth content to solve reader problems. Receive money through profit streams as trusting readers invest in detailed, thorough blogging solutions.
For example, an aspiring traveling blogger who wants a step-by-step guide to circle the globe blogging can buy:
Free content is the appetizer. Premium resources are the main course.
Full time bloggers monetize their blogs freely to be generous with themselves. Be generous with readers by publishing detailed content. Be generous with yourself by opening multiple income channels.
Going pro is as simple as it’s ever been with the wide range of resources available to new bloggers.
Working patiently and persistently to serve your community feels challenging sometimes but feeling the freedom of going pro seems worth the effort.
Use the tools available to you to carve out a professional blogging career.