How to Become a Pro Blogger

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  June 27, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 7 minutes read

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(Updated 6/27/2022)

 

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.

 

Practical Tips

 

  • 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.

 

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Cusco, Peru

 

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.

 

Professional bloggers:

 

  • 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.

 

Practical Tips

 

  • 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.

 

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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.

 

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:

 

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • 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.

 

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El Valle de Anton Panama

 

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.

 

Google serves:

 

  • passive
  • targeted
  • quality

 

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.

 

Practical Tips

 

  • 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.

 

Pak Nam Pran, Thailand.

 

For example, an aspiring traveling blogger who wants a step-by-step guide to circle the globe blogging can buy:

 

How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging

 

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.

 

Conclusion

 

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.

  1. David Boozer says:
    at 10:33 am

    Awesome Ryan, just pure awesome! Thank you so much for all the direction you have given here and through all the books about blogging you have written. I truly have purchased every single one about blogging or marketing and I have re-read many of them again!

    If you are new, and even if you are not new to IM or blogging, here at Blogging From Paradise will help you achieve just that, blog from your own personal paradise…

    God bless you Ryan, seriously, may He bless you for all the good that you bring to all of us here who are in our own unique process and journey of building a profitable and enduring blog… Here we have the trail blazed for us with Blogging From Paradise, now all we need to do is follow it…

      • David Boozer says:
        at 1:24 pm

        Thank Ryan! God Bless and thank you for all the value you offer…!

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 12:07 pm

        David you rock man, thank you.

    • Harleena Singh says:
      at 12:46 am

      Hi Ryan,

      Sorry to hop in, but I completely agree with Sue here – you ARE a pro blogger, more than you know it!

      You do amaze me with all that you’ve achieved in this past one year…so many books- gosh! One can just sit and imagine, while you just never stop!

      Keep going my friend, and we wish you the very best, always! Loved all your points, so very true 🙂

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 11:58 am

        Harleena thank you so much 🙂

  2. Adrienne says:
    at 3:07 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    More awesome tips you’ve shared here and I know that your audience appreciates hearing what you did wrong to help you learn what to do right. We’ve all been there haven’t we and at times it was not any fun at all.

    Boy have I lived and learned through my own mistakes. We all still make them but they are what makes us stronger.

    I still can’t believe you’ve cranked out that many books. Every single one of them though have their purpose and I know that anyone who wants to be where you are will appreciate what you’ve shared in each of them. I’ve read several of them myself and learned a few more things.

    Thank you for mentioning me here Ryan and we all have to learn to keep on growing right! I appreciate being mentioned as a pro blogger although I’ve never viewed myself like that but I guess if I’m here making a full-time income then maybe I am one! It’s SO rewarding too.

    Rock on my friend and keep sharing this awesome content with us. There are more people who need what you have to offer. 😉

    ~Adrienne

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:24 am

      Adrienne you really do rock. You’re a pro’s pro all the way through and much of my success is borne of your teachings and more key-ly (not a word) your beautiful example. Thanks so much and keep shining bright my friend.

  3. gilbert says:
    at 4:06 pm

    I was really hit there. I blog once a week and sometimes once a month. My blog posts consist mostly of 200 to 300 words. I think I have to reconsider the way I write my blog post.

  4. Dana says:
    at 6:47 pm

    Awesome post Ryan.

    I LOVE the third tip.
    I do not touch my computer first thing in the morning.
    That’s my quiet time, and I do appreciate meditation.

    And I totally agree about blogging about your passion. It’s really is the best way to WANT to stay connected to the process, and share who you really are with your visitors.

  5. Sherman Smith says:
    at 7:27 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    You’re right on point on how to become a pro blogger. I think the top two tips are networking with the right people and the meditation tip.

    I didn’t realize how powerful it was to network with the right people. As a matter of fact, as a beginner I believe it’s worth more of your time to start networking with those that are just a couple of notches ahead of you. I mentioned this on my recent blog post.

    About a month ago I got into the habit of meditation and breathing in that prana correctly. This is my way to flush out the junk so new ideas will come in and also for me to get back into balance. It’s hard at first but I can feel slowly I’m getting better at it.

    Thanks for the share Ryan! Have a great week!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:24 pm

      Sherman that’s awesome. I hear you on that; learning to breathe properly thru the day is maddening at times but oh so freeing, to flush out the mental junk you speak of. Thanks for the awesome comment.

  6. Tom Watts says:
    at 11:24 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Prepare for full length guest post length comment!

    Firstly, I love your writing style. It’s so natural and personal, as if we’re having a conversation – as you described. It seems effortless and I think that’s really important in conveying the authenticity of what you’re saying. My question for you is, do you ever find it hard to find a line between informal writing and being “professional”? I find it so much easier and freeing (as you said) to write that way, but I fear that I’ll turn people off if I write TOO informally. So do I write how I want and say “screw em” or do I try to find a good fit of both?

    In my most recent post I tried to be a bit more informal and show more of my personality. Like I said, I enjoy your writing style and strange tangents – I feel like we would get on well! But, I often find that although I don’t rush my posts, they often don’t flow that well. Probably like this comment…

    I have so many thoughts and things in my head that getting them all onto a page doesn’t seem to work that well. Everything comes out in chunks and doesn’t always read how I’d want it to. They seem good at the time, but then when I go back and read them a week later, all of a sudden I don’t like them. Any tips on making things flow better?

    I love the idea of meditation and not touching the laptop when you first wake up – that’s great. But, I wake up at 6, go to the gym, then straight to my day job for 8-10 hours, I work the rest of the day, then I go home, make some food and by the time I’m at a laptop and in writing mode, it’s safe to say I’m a little spent. I know you’re probably going to tell me to quit, but I like my job. I don’t like it enough to do it forever, but I’m satisfied. Hence the blogging etc while also retaining a full time job.

    Time is an issue for me, and making the most of it is extremely important. I think I do pretty well managing my time, I always have. Studying to be an accountant while also working a full time job and a Saturday job, running a hockey club and holding the position of local league treasurer at the age of 18 forces time management upon you.

    I like the part about blogging more personally. Blogging for one reader is something I think I really need to focus on. I try to keep my posts conversational, but I find it hard sometimes to fit enough actual information in to support my opinion, and in the process end up losing a little of my conversational-ness.

    Blogging buddies are huge, and I think you’re spot on with what you said. I’ve met a few people with blogs that are willing to help me grow, and I obviously return the favour. I think you have to be careful in your early stages with who you associate and form alliances with though… Your buddies are most likely going to be at the same point in their journey as you. So when you’re bigger, they’ll be bigger. The problem at the lower end of the scale is that there are a lot more people trying to break through, and not all of them are equal in quality and content. I’m not saying I’m a snob, and I’ll help almost anyone in any way I can, but when a clear spammer or blackhat SEO blogger asks for shares or links, I’m probably not going to get right on it.

    Last but not least, I’ve always been good at self-motivation and reminding myself of what I’m working for. I love the idea of the paper “blogging compass”. I really envy the position you’re in and what you’re doing with your life. It’s impressive and I hate you 🙂

    Tom

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:16 am

      Wow Tom!!! Comment of the month! I don’t bother toeing that line because I intend to be me. Meaning, I may sound professional by accident but usually write fully from my heart and just align with folks who want nothing to do with sounding pro or a little stuff. Thanks so much for sharing.

      • Tom Watts says:
        at 12:22 pm

        I think that’s your key to success and you should leverage it as much as you can. I’m definitely going to try unveiling a bit more of my personality in my next few posts. I’m so used to writing for businesses that I forgot that this time that I’m writing for bloggers – who are actual people. There’s a big difference and I think you’ve nailed it with your writing style.

        I just started writing a post about this specifically; formal vs. informal blogging. I hope you don’t mind, but you’re going to be the main author I focus the article on – and of course I’m going to be giving you mad props 😉

        Tom

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 11:59 am

        Tom thanks SO much. You rock buddy. I look forward to reading the post.

  7. Akaahan Terungwa says:
    at 1:14 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Being a Problogger and it’s reality is bigger than accepting full coverage in a blog post or comments…however, you’ve nicely pointed out the very basics that will certainly get any serious minded folk thinking.

    As for your eBooks, I’ve read quite a few and also made certain to review everyone read…the books were excellent so I had no other option than leaving you a solid 5 stars 🙂

    Keep on blogging to liberate!

    Enjoy the day, Ryan.

    Always,
    Akaahan Terungwa

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:14 am

      Akaahan I was thinking the same thing. Tough to wrap this up in a post. I’ll create an audio course maybe. Yeah that sounds right. Thanks for the awesome idea brother.

  8. Muhammad Ahmad says:
    at 7:44 am

    Hi Ryan,
    I love the way you explain.
    ONLY there’s one thing in blogging that matters – and that’s Passion.
    I have been doing blogging since my school life. I had a passion for blogging 🙂
    I still love
    – to blog,
    – to write,
    – to explore,
    – to make awesome relations with bloggers.
    And you’re truly an inspiration for me. I came to know about you and you blog from Twitter. 😉
    Looking forward to read future guides and tips.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:08 am

      Muhammad passion makes that blogging engine go. Awesome add because it is the energy to take you from amateur to pro blogging boss. Thanks so much.

  9. Don Purdum says:
    at 1:07 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    I love that you started your article with value… it’s vital for our success. However, it’s a term used so often that I fear many don’t really understand what that means.

    I define value as solving one problem or meeting one need/desire, for one person, with one solution per article.

    You have clearly and consistently offered some incredible value my friend!

    I love #4 – Blog to Free You….and Your Audience

    That is really the whole idea behind your article in my opinion and the fact that you tied both the blogger and the audience together is just genius. If the blogger isn’t in process then how is the blogger going to demonstrate competency and bring value for the audience?

    It really does start with us as bloggers first.

    Then your solution/close – Give them a reason to buy…

    What’s the point if we don’t give them a reason to give us money in return for more incredible value that betters their lives, families or businesses.

    Fantastic post as always Ryan. Thanks so much for including me. I’m always honored and blessed when you mention me.

    Have a great week my friend!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:09 pm

      Bingo Don, well said. I for one dig that definition because like all you teach, you’re adding clarity to your blog and individual posts through this approach. Thanks much for the inspired content…..I mean, comment 😉

  10. Andrew says:
    at 1:14 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Great post here. The points you laid out are all valid, especially the point about blogging for one reader. When you do that, you can write more freely because you’re writing content ALWAYS with your target audience in mind.

    Many people try to write for everybody, but writing for that one person is best.

    Great stuff.

    – Andrew

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:08 pm

      Yep Andrew, seeing that 1 person in mind makes life easier and we are connecting with our targeted reader with much greater ease using this approach. Thanks so much.

  11. Kurt Kummerer says:
    at 6:53 am

    Ryan,

    You’re not strange for using the pee pee analogy. I can relate to that:)

    A couple things to add here is to be honest, open, and transparent. There’s natural skepticism that exists online as you typically do not have the chance to meet and shake hands with people in person. More often than not you never will.

    So it’s important to be up front. You can smell a rat miles away.

    For me the biggest struggle is keeping my inner peace intact, which is a challenge when you have a gazillion things going on like raising a family, working a full-time job, managing real estate I have invested in and blogging.

    At the moment I am able to sit in and chill out in my hot tub every night which serves as relaxation and improves sleep quality.

    I did not download any of your ebooks. I have bought 3 or more over the last 6 months or so. They are definitely worth their weight in gold. That’s for sure.

    The sky is blue because all of the icebergs that melted from the ice age to form the oceans were blue:)

    Keep up the great work Ryan. You’re a true pro!

    Kurt

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:06 pm

      Haha good to know Kurt. That hot tub routine sounds A-OK to me. Anything we can do to chilly chill is the way to go. Thanks much for sharing.

  12. Mi Muba says:
    at 3:03 pm

    Hi Ryan

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm; I am speechless after reading this post. I am speechless not because of its awesomeness though I should be but I know this is your forte to write your each post equal to this level.

    Actually I am just wondering should I call it an epic post, a pillar post, a tutorial, a report or an ebook itself. Ok I agree what lies in names as said Shakespear years ago and main thing is how much beneficial a thing is for people.

    The way you described every point is sufficient to clear the point that bloggers do not come from Mars and Neptune and we see several reaching to this higher level either roaming in Phuket or enjoying life in paradise. Eventually after consistent hard work and never stop learning one must become a pro blogger sooner or later.

    But newbies are lucky enough to have great bloggers like you who are sharing their long-time experiences without any cost and one simply have to follow these tips and then sky is the limit for him.

    Thanks for sharing this very very valuable post.

    Have a super fabulous rest of the wek

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:42 pm

      Mi, fab point. We all start from somewhere and the pro bloggers among us usually have humble beginnings. Thanks so much buddy.

  13. Kim Willis says:
    at 12:42 am

    What a fun yet informative post you’ve given us, Ryan

    Love your PISS formula!

    You say you’re not a great blogger, but you have mastered the art of making content rich posts both helpful and entertaining at the same time. Looks like the work of a great blogger to me.

    However, one of your tips (or is it an edict?) about not turning on our laptop first thing in the morning is tough. How the heck am I going to feed my addictions, like checking status updates on FB, or checking my (mostly spam) emails? If I stop doing all of that, goodness, maybe I’ll fill the space with inspired thoughts and inspirations for a change.

    This is getting scary Ryan!

    Kim

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:39 pm

      Kim oh yes, scary indeed. My morning meditation sessions feel like mayhem at times. Love it man, thanks for the fab, fun comment.

  14. Mark says:
    at 10:35 am

    Yet an smoking hot post Ryan!

    Filled with several, proven over the top, blogging and marketing tips and
    strategies galore!

    Where do I freaking begin to say just how extremely helpful
    and truly inspiring, this particular blog post is!

    And thanks for sharing all of those excellent, thought provoking titles
    i the beginning of the post!

    I’m sure I speak for most when acknowledge, that reading them
    really inspired to easily create ten to twenty highly informing
    and entertaining blog post and problem solving “how to” videos at least!LOL!

    You totally rock my friend!And thanks for sharing all of the excellent resources
    as well!

    Now it’s time for me to get back to work, implementing
    some of what I learned!LOL! Thanks!

  15. Erin Southerland says:
    at 12:04 pm

    Ryan,

    Thank you so much for this long post of tips! I’ve been working most lately on freeing my mind and personal development. I’ve been doing the Miracle Morning from Hal Elrod, which includes quieting the mind, writing, affirmations, reading, and exercise all before getting anywhere near the Internet. It has made the biggest difference in my blogging and I’m making big leaps towards pro since I started doing that. And I’ve read some of your ebooks during the Miracle Morning.

    Thanks for all that you do.

    Erin

  16. Chery Schmidt says:
    at 7:10 am

    Good Morning Ryan, Yeppers first thing in the morning and here I am! I love your advice #3 and when I get home this week I am going to put this into practice. I have always started my day saying hello to the world and then went off to get in my exercise and meditation HUM? I do understand though what you mean and I am willing to give it a try.

    As for your E-books 122 in under 11 months, WOWSY That is just Amazing, I am embarrassed to say that I have not picked any up as of yet, but as soon as thing settle down after this trip I am all over this.

    I am also going to sharing this Awesome Post everywhere,

    This was an Awesome way to start my day and for this I Thank You My Friend.

    Now I am off to the beach
    HUGZzzzzzzzz
    Chery :))

  17. Peter Beckenham says:
    at 12:44 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Man oh man I have never seen so much value in one post mate.

    Absolutely awesome and in particular I loved the PISS strategy – very cheeky but totally true as well

    Ryan you really are one heck of a blogger – love your humility but my goal is to develop into even a fraction of your wonderful blogging abilities.

    And yes I’d better get off my butt and buy some of your books – look forward to learning heaps in the enjoyable way you always deliver such great value.

    All the best from Thailand and I hope your travels are safe and enthralling!

    Peter

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:49 pm

      Peter thank you so much. Your story and life are brilliant; I can imagine you’ve some fab stories to tell living in the village.

  18. Donna Merrill says:
    at 1:01 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Interesting article, for sure.

    Professional blogging begins with value, as you point out, and then winds its way through various income streams.

    It’s important to make it clear, too, what those income streams are.

    As you point out, letting go of amateur blogging is the big step into the pro blogging world. Amateurs are afraid to ask for money, to let people know how they expect to be compensated, or even to let folks know what they charge for their services. Instead, they hem and they haw, they try to pull you into the web without revealing exactly what they’ll do for you or what they’ll charge.

    I think the psychology there is one of mini commitments. People are supposed to be drawn into the web, or the funnel one tiny step at a time, and then feel obliged to buy into what you’re selling.

    You’ve given some real good advice here for acting more like a pro and letting go of the amateur aspects of your blogging.

    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:48 pm

      Donna that’s the perfect way to put it. We are drawn in a bit, step by step, then we buy in to…..the buy LOL….awesome insight, thanks for sharing with us. Feel better too, I saw that you suffered from a concussion. Sending my healing energies.

  19. Sanu Siddharth says:
    at 2:21 am

    Hey Ryan,
    this is fantastic post !
    yes every blogger wants to become pro blogger because this is better than finding a job and do 9 to 5 job .

    actually blogging is all about to share you experience which i learnt from you .

    so here you have mentioned all important points for blogger .

    Thanks 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:43 pm

      Sanu that sharing of our experiences is a critical point. We get that down, we are golden because we will stand out. Thanks much my friend.

  20. Mohammed says:
    at 10:09 am

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for posting such a nice post, Indeed it was an eye-opening post for budding blogger like me.Thank You!!

  21. Leslie Denning says:
    at 1:45 pm

    Hi Ryan. You be one crazy blogger. I have recently incorporated any morning routine that starts with stretching, EFT, and prayer. I find that I’m so more relaxed throughout my day.

    I also just recently learned how to use the Pomodoro technique when scheduling my work. It has helped me to feel much more focused and to be able to work more at my desk, which I was having trouble with due to fibromyalgia. These two things have made it a lot easier for me to put in a full work day.

    I especially like point number four, blog to free you and your audience. I hadn’t really thought about that before-freeing my audience-but what a great concept. That’s what my blog is about: helping other people to be able to do things more quickly and also to gain financial freedom.

    I could go on, but I’ll leave some space for other commenters LOL. Thanks for sharing your insight and experience with us.

    All the best,
    Leslie

  22. Jahanzeb Malik says:
    at 1:10 am

    This is the first time i visited your blog ! awesome post man ! i am your fan now, i love the way you provide us free content plus the way you politely ask us to download your E-books 🙂

    Regards
    Malik

  23. Tauseef Alam says:
    at 11:51 am

    Hi Ryan,

    I do agree with you. To become a pro blogger you have to Blog your passion.
    You can only produce Epic content when you’re totally informed about the topic you’re writing about.
    I’m a web hosting expert and have more than 8 years experience in the field and I love my niche that is why I do blog about web hosting and I know people find a solution about their problem using my blog.

    Regards
    Tauseef Alam

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:46 pm

      Wow 8 years Tauseef? That is awesome. Gotta love your craft to stick with it like that. Thanks so much my friend.

  24. Gary Pearson says:
    at 2:41 am

    Once again, some outstanding tips Ryan. Thanks for sharing. Your dedication and unrelenting motivation is an inspiration to us all. Your tips to network effectively have helped immeasurably. Cheers from Korea.

  25. Martin Pavey says:
    at 6:11 am

    I absolutely love your generosity Ryan!
    I feel truly blessed to have discovered you!

    Like many, I have struggled with patience (it’s a virtue apparently, haha!) but with a strong vision of where I want to take my blogging efforts to profit, your content has provided a beautiful roadmap.

    You emphasise the importance of community and, crucially, learning from professional, experienced bloggers – success leaves clues.

    You have very engaging, informative and, most importantly, implementable content. It’s wonderful.

    Thank you Ryan.

  26. Erik says:
    at 6:44 am

    SEO is really, REALLY important I would say.

    Thanks for your good articles, I started reading them just recently, and they are filled with good tips.

    Also, nice backgrounds 🙂

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