*Picture taken from Pixabay
Blogging is an excellent way to make a living. You get to work from home on your own terms doing things you love, expressing your opinions and connecting with some amazing individuals. It’s pretty impressive.
However, if you want to quit your job and become a pro blogger, you must be under no illusions that it’s easy. You will have to put in a lot of hard work, put yourself out there and keep going, no matter how many setbacks you take. That being said, it’s definitely worth it.
Here are some pro blogging tips to help you be a happy, successful and safe blogger:
Do Your Best
You don’t have to be the world’s best writer to be a successful blogger, but you do have to give it your best shot. So many bloggers phone it in and expect success only for it to elude them. No one likes mediocre, and they won’t come back for more if they can tell that you haven’t put much effort into your work, so take it seriously, work hard and always give it your best shot, this is the one thing that is most likely to help you succeed.
People aren’t going to listen to someone who isn’t confident. If you aren’t secure in your opinions and if you don’t present yourself as knowing what you’re talking about, you’re unlikely to make it as a pro-blogger. So, read, write, live and breathe your niche and trust in yourself. Confidence is attractive, and readers will come to you.
*Picture taken from Pixabay
No matter how good your blog posts are or how confident you appear, if you don’t post on a regular schedule, people will stop visiting your blog. Readers like to know exactly when to expect new material and them like new writing to be regular, so be sure to work out a realistic schedule for posting, let your readers know and stick to it.
If your blog comes popular, there could be thousands of people reading it each day, and although most of these people will be great people, some will be trolls, mean individuals or even, in rare cases dangerous. That’s why pro bloggers take their safety seriously using this as a physical address to keep their location out of the public domain and keeping their personal social media profiles private.
Spend Time on Web Design
*Picture taken from Flickr
Sadly, no matter how interesting or entertaining your blog is, a lot of people will be turned off by it if it doesn’t look good and if it 's hard to read on a cell phone or tablet. That;s why, if you’re serious about becoming a pro blogger, you should either learn how to create useful websites, pay a web designer to do it for you, or at least invest in a beautiful, functional theme, which won’t make your blog look like an amateur effort.
Do you run a successful blog? What have you found to be critical in increasing readership and ensuring that your blog does well?