Fear surged through my body.
But I also felt a euphoric rush.
The Thai lady told me it was just like riding a bike. Sure; a bike weighing a few hundred pounds.
People call big old Harley’s “hogs” so I named this light weight motorbike “piglet”.
After 20 minutes I got the hang of riding a motorbike in Phuket, Thailand. But I won’t forget the day I learned how to start riding a motorbike. No doubt about it; I didn’t learn how to really ride a motorbike until I spent a few weeks on the sometimes hectic roads of Phuket, whizzing around the tropical island, getting valuable experience in a real world setting.
You may feel the same euphoric rush of happiness mixed with dread at the prospect of starting a blog.
Clowns tell ya blogging is easy.
Honest pros tell you that by falling in love with learning blogging, practicing blogging, creating content and building connections that you will become a successful pro blogger in your own right over years.
Are you geesed up to experience the fun and freedom of beginning your blogging career the right way?
Follow these tips to start your blog intelligently.
1: Follow 1-2 Established Pros from the Blogging Tips Niche
Top bloggers from the blogging tips niche goad you to cut through confusion like a Ginsu knife gliding through butter.
Follow 1-2 top pros. Make these folks your Go-To guys (guys, meaning gals too, guys).
Read their posts. Take notes. Study their posts. Study some more.
Start a new blog from an informed, clear and confident space. Pick a few pros from the blogging tips niche. Learn from these pros.
Of course, some of these pros open their blogs to guest posting. Instead of following the pros themselves you can just follow the blogs, right?
Authority Blogging Tips Blogs
Pro bloggers know how to succeed. Follow their advice to begin blogging the right way from day one of your blogging career. Stop spinning your wheels as a beginner blogger. Do not try to wing it. Never blog unless you learn how to blog from a seasoned professional. Start blogging the right way to cut years off of your blogging learning curve.
2: Invest Money in Your Blogging Present and Future
Some bloggers email me asking for advice. Said bloggers are ready to start a blog but have no idea how to do it, feeling either flummoxed or outright paralyzed by information overload.
Invest money in a blogging course that lays out specifically what to do and how to do it as you are starting a blog.
Trying to piece together information from various blog posts feels challenging. Like playing Twister on a sheet of thumbtacks while monkeys tap dance on your head.
Avoid freebie-ing your way into blogging. Bad move. Amateurs freebie. Aspiring pros buy courses to cut their learning curve by years.
My suggested resource for bloggers who want to know how to start a blog:
I lay out 11 practical tips to help you build a successful blog from day 1.
Investing money in a course or coaching services or eBooks (from your 1-2 blogging mentors) cuts your learning curve by years because you dissolve confusion, gain clarity on your journey and begin taking successful steps in empowering fashion, now.
Beginner bloggers need the best advice offered up in the proper formatting. Courses, eBooks and coaching give newbies a rich storehouse of blogging steps to follow in a single spot from a single source. Avoid trying to piece together blogging advice from 5 or 10 blog posts. Buy a blogging course. Purchase a blogging eBook. Create order in your mind by mining valuable blogging information from one valued resource at a time.
Learn from the best by investing money in their best advice. As a rule, pro bloggers offer their best advice through premium courses to make the investment worth your while.
3: Hire People to Handle Stuff That Ain’t in Your Wheelhouse
Stop spinning your wheels.
Start your blog intelligently. Hire specialists to handle tasks totally out of your skill set. Doing so saves you hours or weeks of your time. Pay money to devote all of your time and energy to learning blogging and practicing blogging.
Outsourcing possibilities are limitless. Search Google and ask trusted blogging buddies for referrals.
Successful business owners pay someone to handle jobs:
- they have not the skills to complete
- to focus on critical business-building tasks
- to free up time and energy for enjoying life offline
Observe business titans in any niche. Top entrepreneurs build companies manning employees to fulfill specific tasks. Even new bloggers need to invest money in outsourcing because micro-managing wastes time, energy and dilutes your focus.
Hire a web developer at the very least to begin blogging intelligently. Focus your energy on writing, creating and connecting.
Practice writing daily. Write 1000 words in a Word document. Allow your voice to emerge. Stand out from the crowd. Even as a newb.
If you practice writing you will stand out like a T Rex in a Thai Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant. Most bloggers only write if they are publishing a blog post, getting little practice. Hone this skill during your infant blogging days to run cyber laps around most bloggers.
Create helpful content through your:
- Facebook Live Broadcasts
Focus mainly on your blog. Write and publish at least one post weekly. Cover pressing problems in your niche. Scan top blogs to observe said problems.
As for Facebook Live Broadcasts and podcasts, each approach humanizes you as a newbie blogger. Most new bloggers hide away in a cyber cave, being reclusive outcasts, afraid to show their face. Showing your mug on Facebook inspires readers to connect with you and you betcha doing live broadcasts goads you to dive into your fears.
Connect with top bloggers from your niche.
- comment genuinely on their blog posts
- promote them on social media
- feature them on your blog
- email these blogging big dawgs, asking how you can help them
Suggested Resource: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting
Befriend these pros. Over time, as your skills improve, these big dawgs will promote you, endorse you and some will invite you to guest post on their blogs. All sweet gigs which boost your blog traffic.
Far and away, this is the most important tip to follow because creating and connecting forms the bread and butter of pro blogging campaigns. Pros create helpful content and build strong connections to position themselves to go pro. Imagine building a rock solid foundation for your blogging campaign by helping people with content and making friends with bloggers by assisting them.
Blogging is simple. Create and connect your way toward blogging success.
5: Double Down on Mindset Work
Spend 30-60 minutes daily working on your mindset.
Starting a blog unearths an avalanche of limiting beliefs dripping with fear, along with that mix of excitement and potential.
One minute, you see yourself being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel as the world’s most famous blogger.
The next minute you feel gripped by terror, fully believing that you wasted $200 on your domain and hosting for the year, because who would want to visit our blog, anyway?
Manage your energy. Face, embrace and release fears to blog from a predominant energy of love and fun.
Start (or continue):
- doing yoga
on a daily basis.
DO 1 or preferably all of the above on a daily basis.
Managing my energy is the core reason why I am happy, almost always smiling, pretty detached, prolific, and some may say, charismatic.
Work on your mindset. Manage your energy to keep the fun alive as you figure out how to start your blog.
Bonus Tip: Brainstorm Monetizing Channels But Think Little About Money
Most newbie bloggers want to know how to make money from Day 1.
This is like picking up a basketball for the first time, shooting an air ball and saying:
“OK; I’m ready for the NBA! How am I going to make money with this skill?”
Most newbie bloggers want to know how to make money from Day 1. This is like picking up a basketball for the first time, shooting an air ball and saying: 'OK; I'm ready for the NBA! How am I going to make money with this skill?'Click To Tweet
No offense guys. You have SO much potential. You will succeed. But if you just started a blog, you are shooting on the 8 foot basket. You have not graduated to the 10 foot rim yet.
No worries; I was shooting on a baby Nerf basket 10 years ago.
Do not focus heavily on making money with your blog.
But in the same breath, brainstorm income ideas to slowly learn how to monetize your blog.
Like a little kid eating walnuts for the first time, one at a time. No need to squirrel away income streams, leading to chubby cheeks and information overload.
Simply begin exploring one income idea that seems like it’d be fun to you. Maybe writing and self-publishing eBooks, or offering consulting services if you have experience in that area.
Devote roughly 5% of your energy to this step and 95% of your energy to the prior steps. Over months, you will open the income stream in a natural fashion.
Have you started your blog recently?
Or are you thinking about starting a blog?
What tips can you add to this list?