13 Surefire Ways To Thrive With Your Blog
Starting a blog can be quite daunting. Especially in this day and age, when you may feel as if the blogging market is just so saturated. Because these days, everyone has a blog, right?
And it may feel quite intimidating. It’s just so easy to feel as if you have nothing to contribute that is different and interesting compared to what’s already out there. But that really doesn’t have to be the case with your blog.
Because if you have a unique voice, passion for writing or for a set topic, and you really have something to say, then there’s always going to be room for your content.
However, if you really want to make sure that this is the case, and that your blog is going to be a success, there are also set things that you can do.Because if you have a unique voice, passion for writing or for a set topic, and you really have something to say, then there’s always going to be room for your content. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
Tried and Tested Tactics for Your Blog
When it comes to blogging, there’s no secret to success – but there are tried and tested tactics that you can apply if you want your blog to thrive, which is something that most of us want.
If you just go into blogging blind, and you don’t really have a sense of what you’re doing or what you’re trying to achieve, then sure, it may take you a little while longer to find the success that you’re looking for. You may really screw up your blog! But that really doesn’t have to be the case. Take a look at these tactics and see if you can find the success you’re looking for quicker.
Set A Goal For Your Blog
First of all, you’re going to want to make sure that you have a goal for your blog. Are you doing this to make money? Change the world? Or, create a platform for which you’d like to launch a book from?
Most of us will start blogging for a reason, so to begin with, you need to identify why you want to blog. Because when you have blogging goals in place, you’ll often find that you’re able to actual make them come true.
Create A Plan For Your Blog Today
At this point, you’re then going to want to think about pulling a bit of a business plan together. Because if you want to make sure that your blog is a success, you cannot leave that to chance.
Then, sit down with a template and think about each of the key sections that you need to work on.
Do you want to use affiliate marketing for your blog? Or will you use paid ads or sponsorships instead? Finally, decide what action you will need for your plan.
Strategize Your Blog
The next step from here is then to come up with a marketing strategy. You will want to think about your goals, and what the best way to reach them actually involves.
It’s important for you to plan out your platforms, your tactics, and how you’re going to market your blog throughout the year, to ensure that it does start to thrive.
Master One Social Media Platform
Now, when it comes to being on social media, you may feel the pressure to be everywhere and tag everyone. But you’re only one person, and you cannot do it all successfully and still build an audience at the pace you hope to.
So, this means that you’re going to want to learn to master one platform first. And when you’ve done that, and you’re getting the results you want, you’ll be in the best possible position to then go on and add others into the mix. I always recommend no more than 3 to most people I consult with. (Very few people can handle more than 3 social networks at a time.)
Try Paid Social Media
You may want to give Social media advertising a go. By now, you may notice that you only tend to get so much reach, and that you can only access a certain amount of your audience. Thanks to these Facebook and Instagram algorithms!
However, you can often bypass the low organic reach when you advertise on social media. So Facebook or Instagram ads could really pay off for you here.
Collaborate With Others
You may also find that collaborations are really great for your blog too. Now, influencer marketing can be really strong, so working on content with others bloggers could help you to leverage their audience too.
But not only that, you might want to think about the brand partnerships that you could form, that would allow you to get more exposure, grow, and create lasting relationships with potential sponsors too.
Have A Hook
Then, you should try to think about what makes your blog special. What is it that you’re doing that helps you to stand out against your competitors and other bloggers in the marketplace?
Is it your voice, your content, your style, your way of interviewing? Make sure that you have a hook that is going to help you to stand out.
Next, you need to make sure that you have a strong presence too – particular on your social media, as well as with your blog content. Posting sporadically isn’t going to get you the traction you want.
Instead, you need to make sure that you’re posting on social media at a regular pace, and that you’re sticking to the calendar that you’ve set for yourself.
Go Mobile For Your Blog
But then, you may also want to think about your mobile capabilities and what you can do to cater more to a mobile audience. Is your site even mobile optimized?
If you know that you’re getting a lot of users that are mobile, you need to up your game in this area. You might even want to come up with an app idea and look into mobile app testing to see if it might work for your blog and your audience.
An app could be more convenient to them. And while you may not launch it right away, brainstorming, testing, and finding your feet with apps could be something you get started on now.If you know that you’re getting a lot of users that are mobile, you need to up your game in this area. You might even want to come up with an app idea and look into mobile app testing to see if it might work for your blog and your… Click To Tweet
Stay Consistent With Your Blog
From here, you then need to make sure that you’re consistent. Because it’s the consistency that will find you success with your blog.
If you can post regularly and keep up the social content, this is going to be what gets you the traction you need to thrive.Because it’s the consistency that will find you success with your blog. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
However, something that is also important for you to remember when it comes to building your blog, is how you need to be yourself. Do not copy others or imitate their style. Being authentic is often what hooks your customers.
So you need to make sure that what you’re doing is unique. Hence, you have something to offer your readers and customers that isn’t just the same as what’s already out there.
Treat Your Blog Like A Business
But above all else, you’re going to want to actually treat your blog like a business. You need to set up the financials and track your profits. You’ll want to get organized with your admin.
You should draw up contracts and hire professionals to help you. The more you see this as a business, the better it will thrive.
Have A Vision
Finally, you need to make sure that you have a vision here too. Because if you know that you want your blog to thrive, and you really want it to be something, then vision is just essential.
So here, you’ll want to know where you’re going. So use your goals to identify what the dream is, what your end goal with blogging is. Do you want to write a book or create a product line? Try to see where you’re going, to make sure that your blog finds success.Because if you know that you want your blog to thrive, and you really want it to be something, then vision is just essential. #bloggingtip Click To Tweet
And there you have it. Sure, none of these points are groundbreaking, but they aren’t meant to be. Because that’s the thing with blogging now. You are often likely going to find that it’s quite surprising just how simple the steps to success are.
But you will want to make sure that you’re keeping up the consistency, that you’re putting the work in, and that you’re slowing seeing things progress. And then, your blog will truly thrive!
How does your blog thrive today? Do you follow any or all of these steps? I’d love to know more in the comments below.