Top Paid Bloggers: What They Do Differently From The Rest

More and more people are starting blogs. It is a great way to learn new skills, get involved more in a hobby, connect with other people online, and make a little extra money. But can you become one of top paid bloggers today making money?

Since it involves learning a lot of new skills, it is important to always keep learning the tricks of the trade. The most efficient ways to get ahead in the world of blogging are always changing, so there is always something to learn.

Some things to help you succeed in your endeavor will be specific to your niche and situation, but there are some things that you can do to improve your blog.

Digital Marketing For Your Blog

You will not grow your audience and increase your revenue without digital marketing. Getting to your potential customers is one of the biggest hurdles bloggers face.

Spending some time getting familiar with the different kinds of digital marketing, and figuring out which ones will work best for you is critical. Furthermore, this time will be for testing to see what works and what unfortunately doesn’t work.

You should also allow a little bit of money to put towards digital marketing since you will see the biggest return on your investment in that area.

I’ve used native advertising and social media ads for Inspire To Thrive with the great success from Pinterest Ads and Twitter X ads.

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Learn SEO or Hire An Expert Like Top Paid Bloggers

When I started blogging over 12+ years ago, my biggest mistake was trying to master SEO by myself instead of hiring an expert. Learning SEO is complex and time-consuming.

It can take years to understand all the nuances. Meanwhile, your blog’s growth and income potential remain stagnant.

An expert can jumpstart your blog’s visibility and help you start making money faster. At the very least get a good SEO plugin to get you started in the right direction.

Don’t waste precious time struggling with SEO basics. Invest in someone who knows the ropes and watch your blog take off.

Streamline Your Blogging Activities Like Top Paid Bloggers

Anything you can streamline, you should. Becoming more efficient will allow you to focus on other areas of your business and grow it faster.

Using scheduling software for social media posts, email software, and templates for newsletters.  Next, choosing to migrate to AWS can help you to get ahead and become a top-notch blogger in the world of blogging.

Once you build up a clientele you can also hire a freelancer to help you with scheduling content and other aspects of your blogging business.

Social Media To Market Your Blog

Establishing a solid customer base is important for any business. It is much better to retain loyal customers than it is to only attract new customers for a short period of time.

The way you get loyal customers is to create an experience and connect with them personally. This can only be done on social media.

You need to take the time to think about where your target demographic will be spending their time. There are so many social media platforms, and you cannot possibly manage them all efficiently at the beginning.

For example, if you are trying to reach an older audience Facebook would be your best bet. But if a younger audience you may want to consider Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

If you are a B2B business, LinkedIn may make more sense for your business.

Choose two that will be your focus, and you can add more later as you gain more experience and confidence.

Be sure to post a couple of times a day at peak times for whatever platform you are working with. Agorapulse can help you find those peak times quickly.

When people comment on your social media posts, be sure to reply to keep engagement up.

Next, you should also focus on responding quickly to direct messages. And last, comment under your blog name on posts from other people.

The more people interact with you, the more likely they are to be a part of your audience.

Email Lists To Help You Become a Top-Notch Blogger

Email lists are one of the best ways to draw in traffic to your website and create a sales funnel. You should always be collecting email addresses to add to your list, even if you are not currently sending anything out.

You can always start sending out promotions or a newsletter later, but you cannot go back in time and get those addresses you missed.

Your emails should be enticing, so they get opened. Include things like promotions, deals, new content, and other things that will add value to your audience’s lives.

Your goal is to draw traffic back to your website and direct them to the products or services that you offer. Building a list is a great way to begin your journey to becoming a top-notch blogger today.

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Use Affiliate Marketing To Become Like Top Paid Bloggers

Want to make serious money like top bloggers? Dive into affiliate marketing. It’s all about promoting products you trust and earning commissions.

Choose a niche you’re passionate about. Create honest and valuable content around those products. Use SEO to drive traffic to your blog. Always add affiliate links where they fit naturally.

Track your results and tweak strategies based on what works. With consistency, those commission checks will start rolling in. Don’t miss out on this proven way to monetize your blog.

Selective Sponsored Posts

Selective sponsored posts can boost your blog’s income without turning off your readers. Pick sponsors that match your blog’s focus and audience.

Authenticity matters—your audience will trust recommendations that feel genuine. Don’t just say yes to every offer; be choosy.

Set clear terms with your sponsors to ensure content stays valuable to your readers. This balance keeps your blog credible while bringing in money.

The longer I’ve accepted sponsored content on Inspire To Thrive, the more pickier I’ve become. You will also learn to increase your rates as your traffic goes up and your blog gets older and credible.

Not only that but you will learn to set the terms, and not let the sponsor set your blog. Remember, it’s your blog, your home, your rules.

Pro Blogger Examples

There are many bloggers today that have become better bloggers over the years. Here is a quick list for you to check these top-notch bloggers out:

Ryan Biddulph of Blogging from Paradise.

Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging.

Mitch Mitchell of I’m Just Sharing. 

Melissa Stewart of She Owns It.

Donna Merrill of Donna Merrill Tribe.

Samantha of Have Sippy Will Travel.

Susan Gilbert of Susan Gilbert.com

Last but not least, Darren Rowse of Pro Blogger to name a few.

In Conclusion: Becoming Part of Top Paid Bloggers

After all, blogging takes time and passion. Lots of it. Becoming a top-notch blogger and one of the top paid bloggers will take a lot of time, patience, and hard work.

What are you doing today to become a better blogger? I’d love to know more in the comments below. Please share these tips with your blogger friends on social media!

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  • Interesting sharing. The social media one is something that I should definitely try to do as currently, I spend most of the time building my blog by writing regular articles to keep it fresh. Still have few visitors per day but I hope to make it big someday!

    One thing I would add to the tips is the importance of implementing SEO in writing your articles in your blog. I have heard that some bloggers can make their blogs heard only by using the SEO techniques without utilizing other media and I also think that it is something important to learn as a blogger. What do you think?

    • Lisa says:

      Welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Yes, definately use SEO in your writing. That is very important if you want to rank in the search engines. Thanks for coming by on this one and good luck. One other tip: update old posts too.

  • Very educative and helpful Lisa. According to a mentor, One of the most important prerequisites for successful blogging is planning. Therefore, in addition to your tips effective planning of blogging strategy will be of great help in becoming a better blogger.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mujidat, thank you. Oh yes, planning is important to keep you on track with your blog and for how you will post going forward, etc. It also helps with your time spent on marketing the blog too. Thanks for your input and have a great day!

  • Hey Lisa,
    Following your blogs regularly?, you provide solutions to every blogging problem. Your way of explaining things is very good,I personally think your are one of the few bloggers whom new bloggers must follow?
    Love,
    Shubha Tiwari

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Shubha 🙂 Which of these tips did you like the most? Thanks for coming by and I appreciate your recommendation 🙂 Have a great day and rest of the week.

  • Tyler Odin says:

    Thanks for the tips Lisa. I will look into Agora Pulse. You are spot on about collecting emails even if you are not sending them emails yet.

    • Lisa says:

      You are most welcome Tyler. Welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Let me know if you have any questions using Agorapulse. I’ve been using it almost 3 years now and LOVE it! Have a great day.

  • Hi Lisa

    This is a nice, streamlined look at what it takes to be a top blogger.

    Of course, like everything… the amount of effort you put into each of these areas, like social media and list building… the greater your results will be.

    This is a nice resource for my beginner students, of course, but also a nice reminder about getting back to basics for all the rest.

    -Donna

    PS: Thanks for the mention here, too 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, thank you. I like that input about how much we put into it, is what we can get out of it. Too many quit way too soon. You are welcome and thanks for coming by. Have a happy and safe 4th of July! 🙂

  • Liton Biswas says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Some nice tips here to becoming a top-notch blogger. One thing is sure that blogging is constantly changing. And if we want to be successful we need to evolve with this.

    Thank you for sharing these nice tips.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Liton, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Yes – that is so true today and with almost everything. Things are changing in every field at the fatest pace ever. We have to keep on learning every day to keep up with it all. You are most welcome. Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

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