One of my favorite things about blogging, is that you can meet other bloggers from all over the world without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Of course, in my case “home” is dependent on the country I’m currently living in at the time. But either way, the power of connecting with others digitally, is one of the neatest things about this weird profession I’ve chosen to work in.
As a full time blogger, I’m constantly scouring the web looking for new tips and tricks to add to the old toolbox, and the people I found did not disappoint. Everyone in this post has something amazing to offer, and so I compiled their best tips to share with you here. Check them out, and then give their websites a visit. After all, one of the best ways to help out other bloggers is to stop by their digital homes and say hello!
Kalee has some awesome tips on creating 51 unique lead magnets, and how to brand yourself online. My favorite tip of hers for branding yourself, is to just be you. She also says that the great thing about being yourself as a blogger, is that it ensures there is room for you in the blogosphere. After all, there’s nobody like you on the planet. Own that!
Rachel Singer Gordon
Rachel runs the blog Mash Up Mom, and while she normally posts about food and meal plans, she also has a great post on blog monetization. I particularly liked the part about affiliate income and the importance of disclosing if you are earning money from links that are on your blog. If you’re a blogger that doesn’t disclose your affiliate partnerships, it can definitely come back to bite you.
Kristen’s post about blogging on a budget really spoke to me. When I first started out with my partner Alex, I had no money. Like we were eating ramen and living in his dad’s house kind of broke. The best tip she mentions here is one I want to shout from the rooftops — “Blogging is not easy nor it is a get quick rich overnight job.” This is so true! If you go into it hoping for quick cash, let me save you some time and heartache and tell you now to choose something else to do.
While I haven’t yet been to a blogging conference per se, I liked Rebecca’s post on ways to prepare for attending one. She says they are great for networking, and I can attest that of the conference I have attended, they really are. You never know who you will meet between sessions.
Tonia was speaking my jam in her post how to use Pinterest for beginners. In fact, Pinterest was and still is critical to my blogging success. I use it to strategically drive traffic to my websites, and it has been instrumental in helping me secure not just visitors, but paying customers for my digital products and courses.
First off, Sarah has the cutest blog name in the history of ever. Her page Boo Roo and Tigger Too is a fabulous lifestyle blog about being a mom, and a wife. Posts of hers I recommend are:
- Where to Find the Best Royalty Free Images
- Tips for Successful Link Building
- How to Make SEO Work For Your Blog
I particularly liked her recommendation to write guest posts to build authority. I’ve been working on that myself lately, and am thoroughly enjoying to posts I’m writing and the people I’m connecting with as a result.
I’ve been a full time blogger for several years now, and I’m often asked how to do it. While there are strategies for building your own blog, I love that Stephanie says “get motivated” is step one in her post on how to become a full time blogger. It’s easy to say you want to be a blogger, and that you want to do it full time as your job. Getting motivated enough to actually do it though, that’s a whole different ball game.
I love Lena Gott’s post on projects to do for more fall revenue. The big takeaway from this post is to always be thinking ahead. You don’t want to try to write New Year’s posts on New Year’s Day after all. Depending on the type of blog you run, it’s critical to plan in advance for holidays and trending topics so you can take advantage of the potential for additional blog traffic. For example, the beginning of the year is huge for dieting and weight loss, so the weeks leading up to and just after I’m heavily promoting my health and wellness website Avocadu. Lena also has another post called 10 Failproof Income Generating Blog Tasks that I highly recommend reading!
While I prefer to keep everything digital, I love Jaclyn’s free printable for tracking sponsored posts, and her free printable for tracking blog and social media stats. Jana Seitzer has a free printable for blog review shipments too that is great for tracking when she receives items to review. This helps her to remember what needs to be reviewed and posted on her website.
The lesson here is to track everything. What gets measured, gets improved, so keep tracking to see where to double down your efforts, and where you need to tweak things. And, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you know what you need to blog about and when so you don’t start slacking.
My favorite tip from Melissa is in her post about easy ways to improve blog traffic. The tip is to learn your audience. Here’s the thing — if you don’t know who you are writing to, it becomes much harder to write anything. Create an avatar for one ideal audience member. Think about who he or she is, and what they want to read about. Suddenly, blogging becomes so much easier.
Lyne has several awesome posts about blogging, but one of my favorite tips of hers came from the post 5 Handy Tips For Handling Negative Comments on Your Blog. Look, here’s the truth no one wants to talk about — the more popular your blog becomes, the more negative comments you will receive. It’s not a question of if, but when. I love that she says to approach the comments with respect, but also not to tolerate name calling or profanity. At some point, you may have to simply blog those negative Nellie’s from your page, and that’s okay.
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