Are you thinking to be a blogger? Striving to make your mark online? Blogging is a platform, which has given you a chance to unroll your passion into your career.
You have the freedom to be a publisher, be it you want to entertain others or give useful tips from your inner skills. However, like any other platform, becoming a successful writer, needs patience, hard work, and strong determinations.
Apart from being a skilled writer, you also need to know the tact of reaching your audience.
My readers about uncertainties in my blogging careers have often questioned me. “ Can I really become rich by blogging”,
“Does blogging really work?”, “Can I make a living by blogging?”, are the most common queries which people specifically newbies ask me.
Well, I always tell my readers to ask their inner self, before choosing blogging as their career.
Honestly, if you ask me that whether blogging works or not; my answer is, blogging only works if you want it to work.
I have seen many bloggers who make a decent living by being a blogger, whereas, in contrast, many are not even able to make a penny out of blogging.
There is a thin line of difference between successful and unsuccessful blogging and that is your intention. I utterly believe that the main reason behind a failed blog is how you have perceived it.
If you started blogging by mirroring yourself in the shoes of others, with the intention that, you will be rich overnight, and then it is your fault. On the flip side,
if you have started blogging out of your passion and money is your second priority, then you are on the right track.
I am writing some of the important tips if you are a newbie and thinking to be a blogger.
You should consider these steps to avoid some common mistakes, which most newbies tend to make.
1. CHOOSING A RIGHT NICHE
One of the biggest mistakes, which we often make is thinking that only some niches work and others do not.
I would say that nothing is out there, which doesn’t work. So, Choose only a niche in which your passion lies.
A blogger only gets popular when he writes good depth quality content. Therefore, choose the topic, which captivates your heart. The words will flow automatically through your head, coated with abundant knowledge about the subject (your passion).
2. ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE
If you are writing anything, just for the heck of it, then you are at fault. Blogging is more of a live interacting medium between you and your readers. You should be expressed in your blogs.
A famous writer creates an illusionary real and entertaining world, which hypnotizes the reader’s soul and heart. Always remember, ‘There is no bad, instead there is bad literature.
If you are creating a space in the hearts of your audience through you your words, then success is just a step away.
3. READ A LOT
Read a lot. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in a world, a door opens to allow more light”, said Vera Nazarian; the popular name in the world of literature is convincingly true. Make sure to only read the quality stuff.
Always remember the formula, ‘You read excel-you write excellent’.
Furthermore, reading the topics under your niche will reinforce your skills to become a terrific blogger.
A good depth and intuitive article comes from your deep research and learning about a specific topic.
4. NEVER PLAGIARIZE
Always be honest with yourself not to take any shortcuts by breaching the ethics of writing. Thinking of taking shortcuts just cuts the link between you and your dreams. Many newbie unskilled writers start blogging with the self-centered motive of making money online.
Hardly knowing a tweak about the script, they just copy someone else’s work and put them under their name. This bustle never lets them reach anywhere but to bring shame to them in the long run. Being honest is the key to triumph.
5. STRONG DETERMINATION AND PATIENCE
You should be patient and determined to write. Never ever let yourself be the victim of negative distractions.
Initially, you may be criticized for some of your blogs. Never be the prey of your detractors.
Stay put and motivated. Soon you will be driving on the road to victory. Push your limits to the extreme and that’s how you become limitless.