When I read stories about bloggers who earn a comfortable living simply writing about what interests them, it makes me wonder how they accomplish that. After a long and deep research and after speaking to one pro blogger who was living the dream, I got a clear insight into how they are able to achieve this. The first and foremost rule is to create content that the masses would like to read. A blog that generates thousands of dollars a month is usually able to attract a huge audience consistently to make it possible.
Blogs that can even get 10% of the audience as compared to the big players, can prove to be a great source of some extra income. It’s the dream of bloggers to create blogs that can generate massive traffic. But a mere few are successful in doing so. Building a successful blog is a four-step process to generating a considerable amount of revenue.
Most mainstream bloggers have posted more than 20,000 pages worth of blogs. This fact teaches us a lesson, if we want more people to read what we write, we have to write more. Keep writing so you can figure out what your audience enjoys to read and what they don’t.
It normally takes about seven to eight months and about 1,000 short blogs to start gaining some significant traffic and begin generating substantial ad-revenue.
Quality is the bread and butter of every famous blogger; the only reason the big shots are able to retain readers over long periods of time is by providing quality blogs consistently. Slapping up old articles is a recipe for disaster. Each blog post must provide information that is new and preferably useful to target readers. The title must be captivating, and relevant, popular, traffic generating keywords must be used for searches. Plus the biggest mistake a blogger can make no matter how talented a writer he may be, is not creating a strong headline, and optimizing the blog for SEO. Wavering focus can damage your credibility as a blogger and could possibly cost you your followers. Find the perfect balance between what the audience wants and what the search engines are looking for. Better yet, use the following checklist before posting a blog online: 8. Tagline
12. Pictures along with alt-tag description
13. Internal links in the post
14. Authority, the blogger must be well versed regarding the topic he’s writing on
15. External redirect/links to similar/relevant websites
In other words you need to contribute to the discussion on your topic rather than merely recycling what’s already out there.
An updated blog is a magnet for search engine crawlers that index new content. Regular updates not only keep your website fresh, but also drive up your ranking on specific keywords in the search engine, thus attracting new readers in the process. A good habit is to update fresh content multiple times a day, to make it seem busy enough to attract said crawlers. Every blogger specializes in a particular topic and if you are trying to establish a blog of your own find a niche, you could excel in and milk it for as long as you need to.