Starting a blog is fun, freeing and scary.
This trio of emotions terrifies most aspiring bloggers. Everybody loves having fun. But doing freeing, highly uncomfortable (aka scary) things makes you tremble sometimes.
I feared beginning a blog 10 years ago. What did I know? Who would believe me? I was a fired security guard. I had no blogging knowledge.
Lo and behold, after someone told me to buy something called a domain and hosting I chose to become a professional blogger.
10 years later I have:
- circled the globe through blogging
- appeared on world famous sites like Virgin, Fox News, Entrepreneur and Forbes
- taught a growing number of people how to become successful bloggers
Follow these tips to begin your blogging career the right way.
1: Buy Your Domain and Hosting
Thank goodness I did this right.
Buy your domain and hosting guys. Own your blogging real estate. Brand yourself effectively. Monetize your blog effectively too.
Never blog on a free platform; you can get shut down at any time for any reason. Plus readers rarely trust free platform bloggers because if you cannot afford 10-20 bucks a month to convey a professional image, how can you be a serious blogger?
2: Follow a Blogging Mentor
Follow a top blogging tips mentor to get good blogging advice.
Any experienced, professional blogger hellbent on teaching readers how to create helpful content and how to build strong connections with top bloggers is worth a follow.
I’d pick 1-2 blogging mentors, tops. Avoid confusing yourself.
Pro bloggers became pro bloggers by following pro blogger advice.
3: Invest in a Good Blogging Course or eBook
I offer you an eBook on how to become a professional blogger:
I also offer online courses to help you become a full time blogger.
Pay your blogging tuition. Invest money in your blogging education.
Imagine if you tried to learn how to become a full time blogger by reading blog posts alone? Madness. Piece meal learning is an exercise in futility. Far easier to buy an eBook that lays out, step by step, how to become a professional blogger.
You do not spend money on your blogging tuition. You invest money on your blogging education now to make more money later.
4: Invest Money in a Premium Theme
Free themes look cheap.
Cheap-looking themes scare off potential readers.
Invest money in a premium theme to impress readers.
Leap frog cheap new bloggers by dropping dough on a clear, professional-looking, premium theme.
Readers judge a blog by its cover, then by its content. Reel in folks with your eye-catching theme.
5: Blog Mainly to Have Fun
Since money ain’t flowing in for a while anyway it makes sense to blog mainly for fun.
Enjoy the process of:
- learning how to blog
- practicing your blogging skills
- creating helpful content
- building strong connections with bloggers
Lay a rock solid foundation for a thriving blogging career. Have fun helping people through your blog. Money eventually flows to free giving, generous bloggers.
6: Embrace this Truth
Blogging is a skill.
Just like being a doctor or lawyer is a skill, blogging is a skill you need learn, practice and hone over years.
Doctors and lawyers do not take off weeks or months from being a doctor or lawyer during their learning years. Every day counts, with hours of study and practice. Each puts in serious time to master their skill. Ditto for aspiring pro bloggers.
Begin your blogging journey by being all in. Commit 100% to the prior tips. Struggling newbie bloggers often blog in fits and starts, taking off days or weeks or months between blog posts and networking. Big mistake. You need to be ALL IN from Day 1 if you want to succeed with blogging.
Follow these steps guys.
Begin your blogging career on the right foot.