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7 Helpful Blogging Tips for Beginners to Accelerate Your Growth

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As I was writing my newly-released eBook I focused on most of the blogging tips for beginners I’ve read online.

Most new bloggers struggle horribly because they stray from “simple” to “complex”.

You may be completely disgusted, overwhelmed and confused with your lack of blogging progress so far because you’re looking for that magic, secret, sophisticated technique that will bring you quick blogging success.

I hear you.

 

Blogging Tips for Beginners

 

During a recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey I spent hours watching fisherman catch sardines from the Bosphorus Strait.

Sometimes the fish flipped out of the pail onto the sidewalk, flailing about, gasping desperately as they lay dying, outside of their water home.

I felt like those fish during my early blogging days, flopping about in my death throes.

But I’ve since figured out how to build a successful blog from a beginning blogger’s perspective.

If you want to breathe life into your new blog by sticking to simple, powerful, fundamental strategies follow these 7 tips.

 

1: Blog Your Passion

 

Forget dollars.

Follow your passion.

Blog your passion.

Passions lead to profits.

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As a newbie blogger you probably want to rake in that sweet chedda but making money your predominant driver totally undercuts your blogging campaign.

You can’t effectively give value (blog posts, podcasts, guest posts) if you’re obsessed with getting money.

What can you talk about all day long?

Blog about that topic.

Note; make sure there is a distinct pain point you can address by blogging your passion.

Match your passion with reader’s problems to build a successful blog.

If you already chose your domain, hosting and niche be brutally honest about your blog: do you feel passionate about covering this topic? Honestly?

If so, continue down that path.

If not, eat the domain and hosting cost and start from a passionate, successful space.

 

2: Write 1,000 Words Daily (for Practice)

 

Write 1,000 words daily to develop your most critical skill.

Develop your confidence by honing your writing skills.

If you can inspire, entertain and inform readers you will attract traffic to your blog steadily.

Most beginners struggle for months because they don’t practice writing.

Find a quiet spot.

Open a Word document.

Write 1,000 words every day, in private.

Practice.

Perhaps you can publish 1-2 blog posts weekly but never miss a day of writing practice.

Hands down, writing 1,000 to 10,000 words daily accelerated the growth of my blog like no other practice.

 

3: Comment on High Profile, Relevant Blogs

 

As a newbie blogger you better expand your online presence through easy to use channels.

Blog commenting is 1 such channel.

In essence, you share your opinion for free to build bonds which lead to prospering partnerships.

Create in-depth, long form, thorough, personalized comments on high profile blogs relevant to your niche.

Check out a recent comment (partial, it’s longer) I created on Pro Blogger:

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Go in-depth.

Create a mini guest post sized comment to build your online reputation as a beginner blogger.

Blog comment to build relationships, to establish your brand and to add value to a blog post.

 

4: Promote Influential Bloggers Aggressively

 

Promote blogging big dawgs to promote yourself.

Most new bloggers totally mess this one up.

They believe you need to promote yourself to spread the word.

You only have a few – if any – readers as a newbie blogger.

But by promoting influential bloggers on:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

…you open the doors for friendships to develop.

As you make buddies with successful bloggers some of these folks will:

  • Ask you to guest post on their blogs
  • Promote you on their blogs through interviews or features
  • Hire you
  • Buy your products and endorse your products to their followings

Persistently promote successful bloggers to accelerate your growth.

Make friends in high places.

5: Guest Post on Relevant, Authority Blogs

 

Leverage your presence.

Tap into large, targeted audiences as a beginning blogger.

If you’re writing 1,000 words daily for 1-2 months you will be able to submit and place guest posts on top blogs from your niche.

Build friendships with top bloggers (tips #3 and #4). Either ask if you can submit guest posts to them or accept their invite to place guest posts.

Write thorough, 1,000 to 3,000 word, helpful posts which address the audience’s pain points.

Do your best work.

Make an impact.

Enstine Muki built a successful blogging business in part through frequently guest posting on well read blogs related to his niche.

 

6: Build an Email List

 

Build an email list to get in your reader’s inboxes.

Tap into this convenient, proven marketing channel to boost your page views and blogging profits.

The money is not in the list.

The money is in the ease through which you can share helpful blog posts, products and services with your email subscribers.

Mail Chimp, Aweber and Get Response are 3 common mail services for you to research.

Decide which service best matches your needs.

Sign up with the proper service.

Post an opt in form on your sidebar.

Offer an enticing free giveaway.

Grow your list.

 

7: Monetize Your Passions

 

What do you enjoy doing most?

Writing?

Hamming it up in front of the camera?

Monetize your passions.

Example

If you love writing consider:

  • Self-publishing eBooks on Amazon
  • Creating a freelance writing business

Monetizing your passions helps you detach some from money outcomes.

Detaching a bit from money outcomes helps you build your blog from a high energy, helpful space.

You’ll learn income streams inside out and master these channels when you feel genuinely passionate about working these streams.

 

New eBook

 

I released an exciting new eBook for beginner bloggers which reached bestseller status on Amazon.

Download it today if you need help building your blog.

Download Blogging for Beginners: 6 Tips to Avoid the Nightmares I Faced

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Does Blog Content Make You Money?

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Nope.

My eBook:

How My Wildest Travel Experiences Can Help You Become a Successful Blogger

starts off with a Bali Bang. I slammed into the ground during a wicked motorbike accident. Pain followed. Big time pain. Excruciating pain. What was my life and blogging lesson? Never take your eyes off of the road. I looked at a dog for a split second who’d been hit by a car or motorbike. Shaking my head at his injured paw, I missed the oil slick ahead. Ouch. 2 seconds later, I felt like 40,000 monkeys stabbed me in the back and lungs, after hitting pavement, Superman-style.

Blogging is similar. You will be punished if you take your eyes off of the proven, straight and narrow road of blogging fundamentals. One such fundamental is knowing YOU, not your blog, and not your content, makes money. Sometimes, we say blogs or content makes money because we speak in casual terms to help people see importance in creating and connecting. But getting clear, and helping you understand this simple concept, behooves me to stress how your generous practice, your creations and your connections make you money through your blog. Never, ever is it the other way around because blogs are inanimate objects. Content is an inanimate object too; it cannot do anything, or be anything,

You are the one, the blogger, the being, that puts everything into motion. This involves your generous effort, your willingness to learn a skill and your daily practice, creating and connecting for years, to make your content pop. Sure I sell stuff THROUGH my content but it was me, and my generous effort, and not the content itself, that did the selling. The content is not anything. Content cannot do anything. Content is worthless unless bloggers inject worth into it; see what I mean? The blogger makes it pop, or, makes content a dud, and that pop-dud outcome bases itself solely on a blogger’s generous effort and full commitment to learning their craft, day after day, for years of their lives.

You can and will succeed. You can do it. Really. But you need to understand how you are the center of it all. Everything moves according to your focus, practice and generosity. Content is a tool; like a hammer, if by itself, totally useless. Hammers need humans to work, and hammers need skilled carpenters to really sing. Content needs skilled, generous bloggers to make it sing, too, and the skills increase as your focus and generous practice, and service, increases.

Does blog content make you money? Nope, not at all. Put in the time and energy to helping folks for free. Improve your skills. Increase your exposure. In time, slowly add multiple streams of income to your blogging campaign. Allow cash to flow to you as people see you in all types of spots, making a serious impact where you show up, because of your blogging skills. Everything gets easier if you commit 100% to honing your skills blogging-wise because the content genuinely sings when you get the job done, with your prodigious, polished blogging skills.

Content makes zero dollars.

You, through your practice and generous service, develop the skills through which you make your content top notch. Profits follow.

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Why Do You Want to Publish an eBook?

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One subsection of my eBook on writing eBooks is:

Know Why You Want to Publish an eBook

Knowing why gives you clarity if you write to free yourself and to free your readers. But if you write just to make money or to be well know, clarity lessons. Fear invades your mind because you write mainly to get, not to give. Shifting from fear to fun intent-wise just takes a little decision on your part. Small potatoes really. But this shift does feel a bit uncomfortable if you are new to the eBook writing process because you need to face fears. Who wants to face fear? Nobody, really.

But facing fear is one tax to pay for being successful in blogging and life. Ditto for your self-publishing journey. I largely faced fears to be who I am today, although I keep uncovering fears along the way. Part of the journey. I am cool with that. I had to ask why I wanted to publish an eBook about 4 years ago when I went on a tear, but even before, in 2014, I asked why I published an eBook in the first place? Simple. I created a new blog and brand in Blogging From Paradise and just believed having an accompanying eBook would help me be successful. I only had one eBook in mind. I never thought beyond the single eBook. But someone told me I deserved to write another eBook so after my first, I wrote and self-published a second eBook. I caught the writing bug.

100 plus eBooks later, here I am, writing eBooks for years, and now, promoting the eBooks effectively. The why, the emotion I chose in writing eBooks, propels me forward because I do what I do to have fun, to spread love and to help you, largely. One small part of me wants to make money online too. This is OK. As long as it is a small part of what you do, eBook-wise. Moving that money aspect mostly to the side gives me the energy to keep writing and to keep promoting, should I choose to write another eBook. Now I am all about promoting those suckers.

Why did you consider writing and shipping an eBook? Be honest with yourself. Think through your driver. Money? Fame? Sweet passive income stream? Each primary driver saps your energy because money, fame and passive income flow to you years or minimum, months, after publishing your eBook. What do you do during that zero dollar time? Money drives you, but you see no money. Since you lose your motivator, you quit. This is why so many authors fade into obscurity. Poor driver. Sell 3 eBooks, get flustered because you made $4.35 over 6 months, and quit, because money drove you but you made no money. On the flip side, bloggers and authors who choose a fun, freeing intent promote and write every day for their online career because the work is the reward. All else feels like a bonus, gravy, extra, or icing on the cake….including money.

Be straight with your eBook driver. Do not bother writing an eBook if you mainly want money because you quit and fail when money does not arrive. Even in rare cases if you make money pretty fast, you lose your heart and feel bad reaching money goals because we are mainly designed to have fun and help people, not to make money.

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Do You Believe You Deserve Blogging Success?

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My friend Alonzo Pichardo sent me an interview recently.

Pay close attention guys; one concept behind the video can be destroying your blogging success. Sure killed my career, for years.

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield went bankrupt, it has been claimed, as of 2012. He lost/spent $530,000,000 USD, 530 million dollars. Allow that idea to sink in. I read how Mike Tyson reportedly went bankrupt after spending/losing over $300,000,000, 300 million dollars. Most of these ideas astound people because we do our best to manage money effectively. I could live 40 life times on 500 million dollars. Anyway, a recent Mike Tyson interview highlighted one reason why he went bankrupt after amassing 300 million. I deeply suspect Evander blew through 500 million largely due to the same mindset. Iron Mike noted how he believed he did not deserve the big bucks. He saw himself as a broke kid from a rough neighborhood who did not deserve money, because he loved fighting for free, and also, clung to the past, keeping the same self image from when he lived in poverty.

If Tyson believed he did not deserve 300 million, the quickest way to get rid of 300 million is to spend like mad and blow the money irresponsibly. Most humans say he is foolish but this is not true; HIS BELIEF SYSTEM ensured he would do everything to get rid of the 300 million he did not deserve…and it became so.

Blogging and Deserving

Do you genuinely believe you deserve $10, or $100, or $100,000 through blogging? Most bloggers do not believe this, so they never make much money. Other bloggers make some money but lose it quickly through poor financial decisions, ensuring that they do NOT keep the money that they believe they do not deserve. Blogging, money or financial conditions have nothing to do with the money woes. The blogger’s belief system concerning money is 100% the root cause behind the problem. Change the deserving issue, and you change the income. Or cling to deserving problems, and keep slamming into blogging financial problems.

I recall not believing I deserved more than 99 cents for an eBook. I slammed into financial issues, sold few eBooks, then decided to face my deserving issues and deep fears concerning money and my self-worth. I eventually rose all my eBook pricing to $6.99, $9.99 and $20. Why? I deserve to sell 7 to 20 dollar eBooks. People buy at these prices – far more than at the dirt cheap prices – because I BELIEVE I deserve to make sales at those prices. Why? I faced deep fears concerning deserving. But if I never faced deserving-fears, I never make the money. Plus I would quickly lose money I made because if I still believed I did not deserve much money, my subconscious mind would find a quick way to lose my money. My belief system creates the experience. Ditto for your belief system; even if your ego does not agree with this point.

Like I say in my eBook:

7 Smart Monetizing Tips for Hungry Travel Bloggers

you may leave your comfort zone if you learn new, scary techniques for monetizing your blog effectively. One scary and uncomfortable tactic involves observing your money limiting beliefs in the light of truth. If you do not believe you deserve money, you never make money or you make money and lose it incredibly quickly. Belief created the experience. You believing you do not deserve money creates the experience. Clear the fears, release deserving issues and money will flow to you more easily. Plus you will keep the money, too. Pure win-win, if you ask me.

 

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