Blogging used to be a very personal thing. People would open up a Livejournal account and complain about their relationship issues, share personal thoughts and collect favorite links. Now blogging is a straight up career path. Subjects are chosen based off of the profitability of their traffic predictions. Hours are spent crafting the perfect content and narrowing SEO and social strategies. And though it may take a year or two to reach the black, blogs can be monetized and used to make thousands a month in revenue. You can find that success, but you need to take your blog seriously. Apart from regular content and promotion, these tools are your best bet at launching your site into the big leagues.
Monetization is an inescapable aspect of blogging that often takes the fun out of the activity itself. Sure, there are those who are genuinely satisfied whenever they write and publish a new piece. However, you cannot really call a blog “lucky” if it does not, at the very least, capture the attention of online readers. When it comes to monetization, it is all about striking the perfect balance between passion and the profitability of a niche. Being passionate about something makes it significantly easier to write about them. It lets your write relatable, and compelling pieces sprinkled with authenticity.
You probably think SEO is only for pros, right? And as a result, you have been ignoring it and not seeing much love from Google. Don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact just a few years ago I didn’t know much about SEO either. I used to think it was all voodoo and not worth spending my time on. However, in the last few years I have been learning all I can about SEO, and now I can get traffic on Google almost on demand!
I remember when I first logged on to Twitter in March 2009 and, at the time, I thought it was a rather silly website. Then, in July of that same year, I started blogging and man oh man did I change my mind about Twitter. I quickly began to realize the power of a tweet! I began to connect with blogging influencers. My advice to you is to take advantage of all the new features that Twitter has to offer and quickly integrate them into your everyday workflow. Mix up your content using videos, gifs, quotes (image quotes or text quotes work) and keep your followers on the edge of their seats by educating them, and entertaining them, but above all, keep offering value.
Everyone with an active blog can make money but some people make more money than others. As a matter of fact, traffic plays a big role in how much money you make from your blog. To an extent, the way you do the things you do can also play on how much you make. Without any increase in traffic, you can do some things differently and see more results. I want to share with you (from my practical experience) a few things you should do differently to see different results. I’m not going to reinvent the wheels. I’m simply going to show you how to pick up some of the things that have been done for ages, add a little touch to it and see more results.
As a blog owner, it is imperative that you make the most out of your digital assets. The phrase “build it and they will come” is meaningless in the world of content marketing. Creating great content is not enough to be visible in the online market. More specifically, it is not sufficient to generate natural links from other authoritative sites, which are critical to bringing in organic traffic and increasing your rankings in SERPs.
Why does writing have to be so hard? Not the actual “thinking up the words part”, but the “motivate yourself and follow through” part. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a novel, a blog post, or a technical manual. Having a few good tools to use can make all the difference in the world. These ten writing tools are probably the best I have personally found. They are sure to blow your creative mind.