If you are just starting out in the world of blogging for business, you might well find yourself wondering what you actually need to do to be able to make sure that it will be a successful blog.
There are over 300 million blogs today according to blogging.org. So, you must be prepared to do what it takes to succeed with your blog.
Chances are, you are a good writer and you know that that part of it won’t be a problem. But, even so, there are likely to be so many more things that you need to focus on if you are to make sure that your blog is a success.
What Does It Take to Have a Successful Blog?
So what are those things, and what should you do to make sure that your blog is actually going to succeed?
In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the major things that you need to focus on. These things will make sure that your blog is going to do well in the future and stands out from other blogs.
As long as you are focusing on these things, you should find that you can much more effectively support the likelihood of your success high.
Good Writing for Succesful Blogs
It might go without saying, but by that same token it is always worth repeating: you need to have good writing on your blog if it is to do well.
You see enough blogs that are full of average, paraphrased, rehashed writing with no heart or care put into it. These types of blogs are unlikely to do well overall. If you want your blog to really stand out, you need to make sure that you fill it with good writing to become a popular blog.
Being a good writer takes practice, so keep at it!
If you think you might need some practice, then the only way to do that is to sit down and get writing! Therefore, make sure that you are doing that at your earliest convenience. You might find it hard to know what good writing is and whether or not you are producing it.
However, that is why an extra set of eyes can be really helpful to make sure that you are doing it right. I know I’ve had to have several proofreaders along the way to help me!
Get the writing down, and you have the basic building blocks of your blog, and of making sure it is good and popular.If you think you might need some practice, then the only way to do that is to sit down and get writing! #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
Help With Admin is a Recipe for Blog Success
If you think you might need some help with the admin side of things, you are absolutely not alone. This is something that you need to think about. It will help you to keep control of the business side of things with your blog.
There might be many ways in which you need this help. It is something that you need to think about early on. It will ensure that you have the right kind of tracks in place for the future of the business.
Hence, it might be that you need to make use of a service helping you with a virtual address for mail, or that you want to hire an online receptionist to help you in some way.
Whatever it is, make sure that you have your plan in place. So, you can get on with the actual blogging. This will surely help get your blog to a place of much greater success. Keep your blog neat and be sure your blogging categories are in order.
Think about the different types of people you’ll need to blog effectively. You might have one person who is an expert on software, another with skills in design and copywriting while still others can provide technical support when needed or take care of various other tasks according to the needs at hand (like editing).It might be that you need to make use of a service helping you with a virtual address for mail, or that you want to hire an online receptionist to help you in some way. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
Good Marketing for Your Blog to Succeed
The way you market your blog says a lot about whether or not it will do well. What you can expect from marketing is something that you should absolutely think about! You’ll need to market it if you want your blog to succeed and thrive as you hoped it to.
Good marketing is diverse but consistent with itself, and you need to make sure that your blog has some kind of a brand, and a strong one at that if you are to make sure that your marketing works as well as possible.
If you don’t currently have a brand as such, start working on that now. You will need to incorporate it into the design of your blog. Then, make sure that your brand image is present on your social media and so on.
Without doing this, you will find it much harder to keep your blog going strong. Thus, your marketing will likely fall on deaf ears overall.
Of course, networking with other successful bloggers will help your blog marketing big time. Over the years I’ve often networked with Ryan Biddulph, Donna Merrill, Erik Emanuelli, and recently Amanda Ricks to name a few. These relationships have been invaluable.
I’ve learned so much from them over the years and even met Donna Merrill in person.Good marketing is diverse but consistent with itself, and you need to make sure that your blog has some kind of a brand, and a strong one at that. #blogmarketing Click To Tweet
The 80/20 Rule with Marketing for Your Successful Blog
When I first started blogging I had no idea I needed to spend 80% of my time promoting the blog. I thought writing took a lot of time – boy was I wrong! So plan ahead for your blog to spend more time marketing and promoting it.
If you use social media for your marketing as you should, it can take up a lot of your time. Try a tool like Agorapulse to save you valuable time scheduling your social media!
Succeeding With Your Blog
There are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind if want your blog or website to be successful. But, with the right focus on these basics, everything should go smoothly and efficiently for years!
As long as you focus on the above, you should be able to be happy with your blogging business, and you should hopefully get all the readers that you need.
Always test and repeat what works for your blog. What works one day may not work the next day.When I first started blogging I had no idea I needed to spend 80 percent of my time promoting the blog. I thought writing took a lot of time - boy was I wrong! #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
Your Thoughts on Your Blog’s Success?
What are you focusing on today to make your blog a success in the coming year? Are you using the 80/20 rule for your blog?
I’d love to know more in the comments below and please share on your favorite social networks!
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