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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.

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How Much Traffic Do You Need to Make Money Blogging?

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Nobody knows.

But I do know this; if you ask this question you think like employees. Bad mindset for a blogger. Employees think putting in set amounts of work or reaching some specific goal results in receiving income. 100% of the time, this is NOT true as a professional or amateur blogger. Nobody has any idea how your traffic behaves. Is it targeted, or general? How did you attract your readers? Drilling deeper, it is impossible to surmise that a specific amount of traffic leads to some set amount of income.

Traffic and blogging income are only related in that, if you drive titanic amounts of targeted traffic to your blog, you will make some coin. But other than driving monstrous amounts of traffic – and any blogger asking this question is 10,000 to 20,000 hours away from this type of traffic – you need to understand that making money blogging is about generously helping people, building bonds, creating value, trusting in the process and developing your money mindset diligently, vibing abundance.

Do you want to make money blogging? Stop looking at traffic stats. Nobody pays you like an employer if you register 100 visitors daily to your blog. Stop thinking like an employee. Begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Help people generously. Make friends. Trust in the blogging process. Trust yourself. Think abundantly. Keep helping people. Develop your money mindset. Open multiple streams of income. Money will flow your way if you focus less on traffic stats and things, and more on generously helping human beings. Help people generously, patiently and persistently. Make money. This is the secret to successful blogging. But most bloggers fall lost in a world of stats and employee-level thinking, falsely believing generating a specific number of daily blog visitors results in some blogging employer paying them a set salary, a paycheck, for a goal achieved.

Do not fall prey to this common blogging mindset error in error. Money flows to you based on your generous service and based on your trust in the blogging process. Money can and will arrive but only after you relax, detach, help folks and give little or no thought to money, traffic and other blogging outcomes. The less you think about making money through your blog, the more you help people. The more you help people, the more money you eventually make. Successful blogging and making money is simply about helping tons of people for free to increase your blogging skills and exposure. Open multiple streams of income through which to prosper. Eventually, money flows to you.

Do not get distracted by ideas consistent with the blog post title question. Do not get caught up in blogging money and traffic outcomes. Stop looking for your blogging pay day and get busy helping people freely to learn the secret of effective blog monetizing. Money finds generous servants and money sprints away from bloggers routinely obsessed with making money. Sure you want to promote yourself at every turn. Goodness knows, I am always promoting my 100 plus eBooks and 2 blogging courses in all I do. Plus I promote my audio books and paperbacks, too. But my intent is mostly about helping as many bloggers as possible through guest posting, posting to my blog and via podcasting and broadcasting live. Prospering grows easier the more I help folks freely.

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How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog

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Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.

New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.

I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.

Follow these tips.

1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog

Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.

2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers

Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.

Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.

3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens

Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.

If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.

4: Do Energy Work

I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.

Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.

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Should You Search for New Blogging Niche Ideas?

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Why?

Ask yourself that question and you will get an answer that best suits you.

I went with the blogging tips niche for people who want to circle the globe. But I did not go for this niche to be new, edgy or different. I had lived that life for many years. This made sense for me. I was being genuine, honest and as authentic as one can be. Perfect match. But if I chose a new niche from an energy solely of financial gain, being popular or some other fear-based driver, I would have fallen flat on my blogging face.

Why would you ask someone for new niche ideas? What is the energy or intent there? Do you want the fast track to success? Or are you in a creative space, wishing to do something different? I see searching for new blogging niches as being a waste of time considering the endless, established niches we already have at our disposal. Why waste time and energy searching for some niche if you have all the niches you need right before your cyber eyes? Toss in the fact that you need to research the niche inside-out if you have no prior knowledge and you invest a significant amount of time just to get the blog off of the ground. Makes no sense to me.

What do you love talking about? What is your biggest passion? Start there. Select that niche. You already have an ample supply of information in your noggin and the confidence to discuss the niche in clear, cogent fashion. Who cares if the niche is new or old? The blogging tips niche – my main niche – has been around for a few decades. Who cares? There is nothing new under the sun blogging-wise but thousands of new bloggers join our ranks daily. I also find that I seem to be converting people to blogging the more I persist in creating and connecting, keeping at this gig, being present, helping spread awareness about a pretty cool blogging niche, and, about a pretty cool way to help people and to free yourself.

Go with What You Know

When it comes to picking a blogging niche, go with what you know. Pick a niche inside of your blogging and knowledge wheelhouse because being armed with knowledge, experience, and a pulsating passion for discussing the niche makes you stand out from the blogging crowd in a major league way. I created this blogging course in under a day. Imagine that? 6 hours of recordings and oodles of blogging knowledge, packaged into a course that I created in under 24 hours. Imagine how much I needed to know about blogging and how confident and clear I had to be in myself, to ship in 24 hours? I go with what I know; sure doesn’t hurt me.

But when you pick a new blogging niche you have no knowledge of, it takes you 2 months to create and ship the course. Not good. There is the quick, and the dead, in the blogging world. We need be patient, persistent and generous to succeed online but in the same regard, adding years to your learning curve by deviating from what you know is a foolish blogging idea. Why? Go with what you know to prosper mightily over the long haul and to hit the ground running.

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