I challenge you to use this method to earn your first blogging income. It doesn’t matter how much you plan to earn. As soon as you make the first dollar, you are a professional blogger. The rest is up to you. Of course, I think you’d want to spend more time on it to grow or double it repeatedly.
1. Decide on your niche
You need to be passionate about your niche. You are going to spend hundreds or even thousands of hours working on it. Perhaps a few hours every day. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, find other things. Life is too short to waste your time doing what you hate.
Rather than separating work and life, guess you can now live your life by choosing a topic that you actually enjoy. That way, you will spend more time on it and the odds of being succeed in it will be better.
2. Start blogging
Create unique and interesting content that people want to read and other bloggers will link to. That is how you spread the words via word of mouth.
Blogging is about communication. If you can create superb content, people will start noticing it. Don’t delay until you are ready. You may not feel that you know what it takes to build a successful blog, but you don’t and will never know everything before you start.
3. Promote your blog
You can accelerate the growth of your blog by making it more visible. This can be done by simply commenting on related blogs and leave valuable insights or advertise it if you have the budget to do so.
Search engine optimization is another tactic you should consider seriously so that your blog ranks for the right keywords as time goes. Guest blogging, article marketing and social media are other traffic tactics you may want to look into.
Once you get the traffic, you can decide to monetize it if you want. You can keep building content and establish relationship first instead of going commercial immediately. Or you may want to take the long, but more beneficial, path by building a list.
By focusing your efforts on these, you are going to grow your blog faster than others who keep tweaking on every details, such as the design of their blog and other tidbits that don’t matter at all.
Those things are interesting and can be very distracting, that’s why you need to have a strategic plan so you know where to go and how to go there.