Saturday, July 4, 2015

Treat Your Blogging Career Like a Business

Some people start blogging for pleasure. The rest of us, however, start blogging with the dream of creating an authority site that makes money. To do this, however, we need to treat our blogging like a business.

Create a Blogging Schedule


The best professional blogs have at least one new post each day. If you run more than one blog, you will have to create a blogging schedule that will allow you to have one new blog post each day for each blog. For example, if you run three blogs, you will need to commit yourself to writing three or more blogs each day. You can also create a schedule where, at the end of each month, you spend at least two days for each blog creating enough blog posts for the upcoming month. That means, writing 15 blogs per day for two days. That equals 30 blog posts for the upcoming month.

Choosing Your Hours


If you want a full-time salary, then expect to work full-time hours, at least within the first year of your blogs. If you can dedicate 8 hours a day to blogging, you can easily write 8 or more blog posts a day. Let's say you can only write 5 blog posts in a day on a single blog. That would mean you would have roughly 150 blog posts a month. In a year of hard work, that would equal 1800 posts. That is a lot of content for one blog, but the more informational and quality posts you have on your blog, the more visitors you will get and the higher your monetization rate.

Put Your Best Foot Forward


You don't want to look like a jerk in front of thousands, even millions, of people. It is the quickest way to lose readers. Put your best foot forward when creating blog posts. Avoid negative posts (we have enough negativity in our lives and don't need it online, as well) and avoid acting out in anger.

Serve Your Readers


Successful businesses put their customers first. Successful bloggers put their readers first. Create content that benefits your readers. Avoid sales pitches - people hate being sold to, especially online. If you make product recommendations, make them honestly and without hype.

Readers are what makes a blog successful. Treat them with respect.

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