Step inside the life of a pro blogger.
Get a feel for what we do.
I woke at….gasp….12 noon here in Oman today. Insomnia. I did not sleep until 6 AM.
Naturally, I created a video, a blog post on Blogging From Paradise and I will have published this post by 1:40 PM, local time. Pro bloggers create helpful content persistently, distancing themselves from amateurs.
Better understanding pro blogger habits helps you follow their lead, so you become a pro yourself.
Follow these tips – no matter how uncomfortable it feels, to do so – to think, feel and act like a pro blogger. Before you become a pro blogger you need to BE a pro blogger for a sustained amount of time. Be precedes become.
1: Create Content
Pro bloggers create content for readers and viewers. Content makes you stand out from bloggers who rarely publish posts or broadcast live videos.
Create at least 1 piece of content today. Broadcast live on Facebook. Write a blog post. Even a 60 second, inspiring, short and sweet video makes an impact. Broadcast, help, write, serve and lay a rock solid foundation for your blogging campaign.
2: Make Friends
Every top blogger I know built connections by helping fellow bloggers. I mention successful bloggers like Marios Tofarides and Paula at Contented Traveller because each blogger creates helpful content, engages freely via social media and heck, both are good friends to know. Successes know: 100 is better than 1. Even better: 1,000 is better than 1. Never blog on your own steam. You will fail. Make friends.
Make friends persistently. Help bloggers by mentioning them on your blog. Comment genuinely on their blogs. Lay the framework for becoming a connected, inspired, professional blogger.
3: Cultivate Patience
Pro bloggers cultivate the habit of being patient. Most amateur bloggers panic out of impatience, bailing on a proven system or never following a proven system in the first place. Professionals create content, make friends and serve people patiently, persistently and consistently to stand out from the crowd.
Overnight success does not occur for any top blogger. Pros spend years working without full time pay to develop the full time venture. The keyword: patience.
4: Offer Premium Products and Services
Professional bloggers create premium products and services because if you do not build a business, then you are not a professional blogger.
I wrote and self-published How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging to help readers, to build my brand and to open a passive income stream. Pros know; being a pro requires you to establish income streams.
Add one income stream every 3-6 months. Focus heavily on creating content and making friends but do not delay blog monetizing. Money flows through creations and connections. Income streams serve as receiving channels. Consider affiliate marketing, self-publishing eBooks and offering services as possible premium products and services.
5: Manage Your Energy
Waking later today, I ponder when I will do my 90 minutes of deep yin yoga and 45-60 minutes of jogging. I build my day around managing my energy because pros know everything flows according to your energy.
Fear cripples most amateur bloggers. Panic sets in after you create and connect for 6 months but see not a penny in profits. Meanwhile, 7 figure earners often speak of creating 2-3 posts daily for 12 months before seeing $100 USD through their blogging efforts. Why do pros choose not to panic? Professional bloggers follow daily energy management rituals, including meditation, prayer, deep yin yoga and/or exercising, so they blog mainly from love and calm, not fear and panic.
Manage your energy. Blog mainly from an energy of love, not fear. Avoid panicking as you proceed from a calm, confident, largely detached fashion, setting up a rock solid foundation for your blogging career.