What can you get out of learning how to become a blogger?
Well, did you ever want to have a reason to wake up in the morning besides just getting ready to go to the old JOB, only to come home, go to sleep and do it all over again?
That’s what learning how to become a blogger can do for you! Imagine waking up to email notifications that you’ve received leads opting into your blog site for more information because they’re interested in what you have to say!
And, blogging will help you discover your passion because you will tend to write about what really inspires you…
Most of us who just live in our hum-drum lives are unaware of what we really want out of life. I once heard that if you really want to determine what you passion is – what do you REALLY want – then just think about what you don’t want and take the opposite of that.
If you’re not sure how to discover your passion, you’re not alone…
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When you spend the day in and day out just going to work and centering your entire life around what other people want out of you, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what YOU really want out of life.
Having said that just what are the basics of how to become a blogger, and just how do bloggers make money?
How to Become a Blogger Step 1: Get your blog setup.
This could entail paying a software specialist to create it for you, or just going the easy way out and taking advantage of a team blog site. FYI – if you decide to pay someone, you’ll want to create ahead of time detailed pages to fill in information on tabs created for “about you”, “work with you”, “what you recommend”, and “contact you”.
The blog will be all about YOU…
This was a difficult concept for me to grasp in the beginning, as my life in general was never “all about me”. But keep in mind that your posts will not be so much about you, but what you can do to help other people. The more you are able to help others, the more other people will want to read about you!
A team blog site, on the other hand, has everything already setup for you…
… along with the benefit of already being a highly trafficked site with a low Alexa score (popular on Google), so your posts will be more likely to rank highly in the Google search engines. You can also get started within minutes after obtaining your team site, and simply customize it to you by loading your own picture and bio.
How to Become a Blogger Step 2: Determine your target market.
Use keyword research techniques to find out how many people are searching for a particular keyword phrase, and then decide to formulate your blog post around that keyword phrase. This will ensure future readers to come back to your site over and over again as people are searching for a particular solution to a problem (for while you have the solution!).
How to Become a Blogger Step 3: Create posts with value.
Blog posts are simply short articles you write about something you’re passionate about. Whether or not you’re posting with the intention of selling, it’s advantageous to write about your passions because you will draw readers your way who tend to agree with your ideas.
And, in the end, people will buy from those who they know, like and trust (people like themselves!). You will build a rapport with your readers as they identify with your problems.
“But I don’t know how to write blogs”, you might say…
Many famous bloggers never write – they just create videos and insert into the post. That’s the “post”. You can even grab the HTML code from someone else’s YouTube video and use for your own post. As long as you link back and give reference to the source, the creator of the video will actually like you for it.
The point here is to make your material interesting to whoever might land on your page…
Try to capture attention in the beginning by asking a question to which someone might relate emotionally.
How to Become a Blogger Step 4: Learn How to Promote a Blog.
Some people think that they just need to keep blogging and their pages will just “go viral” automatically. It’s really not that easy. (Although as my mother used to say, “anything’s easy if you know how to do it”.)
You will need to take the permalink from your blog page and promote through social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.
When you can get a lot of likes on your page, you know it’s something worth promoting further, and it’s time to start building backlinks to help your blog post rank on Google.