Building your blog then growing it isn’t always the easiest thing in the world.
It can be demoralizing to sit back and watch other bloggers reap all the success, while you’re still struggling with traffic issues.
Usually, the hard part of blogging isn’t anything technical or due to a lack of skill. It’s more often knowing what to do and then finding the time to work on it.
Whatever the case, I know it’s a challenge that you’re more than capable of overcoming. Here are 3 tips that I personally use to make things easier.
- Blog About Something You Enjoy
Blogging can be a very rewarding venture to embark on, both financially and spiritually.
That being said, your reason for blogging should be the latter and not the former.
If you have zero interest in the niche you’re blogging about, you have less motivation to actually work on it. Why do something not fun in your spare time, when you could be spending it doing something you enjoy?
Choose a topic for your blog that generally interests you and is something that you’d learn about even if you never started a blog.
If you do this, you will have plenty of stories to tell, and your content will always be much more interesting to its readers.
- Make Time to Blog
Whether you like to admit it or not, all successful blogs are businesses, and they should be treated as such.
If you want yours to be a success someday, then you’ve got to make time for it. Don’t just blog sporadically whenever you have the chance.
Set yourself a blogging schedule and stick to it. You don’t have to commit hours upon hours of your life towards your blog. Even just a few hours each week can make a big difference.
When life gets busy, it’s incredibly easy to cast your blog aside and focus on other things instead. You have to make the decision of whether or not your blog is important enough to you to be a priority.
- Use the Power of SEO
Successful bloggers know the importance of front-loading their work. That means putting in a bunch of hard work in the beginning, to reap rewards later on for less effort.
This, not coincidentally, is also how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works for your blog.
Basically, you make sure all your posts are optimized for basic SEO purposes. Then you sit back and watch the traffic pour in. It’s obviously a little more complicated than that, so you’ll want to do some homework first.
Start by using an SEO checker tool to find out where you currently stand in the rankings. Then, find a free SEO guide to follow (just Google “SEO guide beginners”) and follow its advice to a T.
Over time, your search engine rank for those keywords will improve, and people will organically be able to find your website.
Wrapping It All Up
I understand how difficult it is to be a blogger. You’re an incredibly small fish in a much larger pond. If you use the tips above, you’ll be much more likely to succeed than others in your market.
Now get out there and start blogging.