Three blogging basics form the foundation of all successful blogging campaigns. Stick to these basics and you will succeed. Deviate to fail. All on you.
Never make this blogging routine complex by moving away from the basics. Blogging may be uncomfortable in certain moments but all smart blogging campaigns are simple, based on clear-cut fundamentals.
Most bloggers stray from each basic. Some never pay much attention to any one of the basics. Spamming, scamming and trying to get over on bloggers all serve as recipes for blogging failure. Move away from basics at your peril because success is in basics while failure is in other less sound, silly concepts. Simple wins. Remember this basic blogging truth to position yourself to succeed online.
Create helpful content to show off knowledge, to gain trust and to build your blog on a credible foundation. In essence, bloggers share free knowledge to earn trust. The more free knowledge you share or create, the better. Why? Creating content across channels in a prolific way gives you massive exposure, serious skills and rock solid credibility over the long haul. Credible bloggers in many spots sell tons of things and inspire armies of folks to hire them. Simple. But uncomfortable, because we love getting paid for all we do but do not love working for free, for a sustained period of time. Welcome to going pro. Work for free. Create oodles of helpful, free content through your blog, guest posting, through videos and through podcasting. Creators rise above the blogging field of competition.
Connect with bloggers in your niche. Help fellow bloggers. Expect nothing in return. Earn trust and make friends by being generous. Mention bloggers on your blog. Guest post on blogs. Open your blog to guest posting. Comment genuinely on top blogs in your niche. All goodwill offered endears you to fellow bloggers. We love and befriend generous bloggers freely. Bloggers with large, loyal friend networks amplify their success as blogging buddies endorse them, promote them and buy their stuff freely. Connected bloggers lap other bloggers because having friends in all places leverages your blogging presence super quickly. Meanwhile, blogging lone wolves who go solo slam into problems because no one succeeds solo in a world of connected bloggers whose buddies amplify their success.
Aha! Monetize your blog through multiple income streams. This is the final blogging frontier for most online entrepreneurs because most feel uncomfortable receiving money for products offered and services rendered. But going pro requires you to open income channels through your blog. Streams matter little but opening channels means everything because you can only receive money if you open channels through which to receive money. Never be shy about monetizing. I opened a few income channels through my blog. Plus, I promote my eBooks freely through all blog posts, guest posts, videos and podcasts. Be as generous with yourself as you are with other bloggers to uncover the secret to making money through your blog.
One blogging fundamental worms itself into the “connecting” step; learn from top pros. Pros know how to succeed so you may as well serve them generously, befriend them and get premium knowledge directly from the source, making your blogging journey easier. Make buddies with pros but learn from their success and failure to shorten your blogging learning curve. I faced all types of experiences during my 9 year around the world trip; some blogging, some travel. Do you want to know what it takes to be a professional blogger who blogs from paradise? Buy my eBook: