100 Blogging Tips: Insider Secrets Experts Won’t Share for Free

100 Blogging Tips: Insider Secrets Experts Won’t Share for Free

Yes, today I will give you the secrets all successful bloggers know, and they are using them to make tons of money. Some of them share their success story and invite you to ‘join the course,’ but the course is paid, and you cannot afford it right now. I don’t blame those bloggers who want to charge a small amount for giving away such valuable information, but I also understand your financial constraints. After getting a huge response to my How to blog post and answering many questions on Twitter about blogging, I decided I would write a detailed guide for new bloggers and those wishing to grow their blogs into assets.

When I started blogging, I found it frustrating to go on Pinterest and see a pin saying, “How I made 5000$ in a month.” Still, when I clicked on it, the blogger would go on and on about how the XYZ course could help me learn how to blog like a pro! I didn’t have that money, or to tell you the truth, I didn’t trust someone who led me on like this only to disappoint. That’s when I decided if and when I learned how to blog like a pro, I would share the genuinely helpful information for free and make it as accessible as possible.

Initially, I was going to make it into an e-book and send it for free to anyone who would subscribe to my website (It’s an email marketing technique). Still, I decided to publish it on my website like a regular blog so as many people can benefit from it as possible. This is a very long and informative post, so you might want to bookmark it right away or pin it so you can return to it late. You can use the following image to pin it.

Now Let’s get started.

Q1: How long will it take to be successful?

  1. The one blogging tip I would like to give you is that it takes time and will not happen overnight. You might not see your first dollar for months; you might not see your first 100 dollars for even more months. Have patience! It may take months or a year or two for your blog to take off, but if you are persistent enough, it will surely happen!
  2.  Give it some time, and the internet is a big noisy market with loads of people trying to gain the attention of the readers you want. It’s an international platform with huge opportunities. Still, it will practically take blood, sweat, and tears for you to stand out in this big crowd. There are thousands of fresh content coming on the internet every hour, and that too in different formats, videos, images, and texts. There is content already available on the same topics you will blog about. Despite all this, you still stand a chance because, unlike many, you will know what you are doing through this informative blog post. I will share some really helpful blogging tips, so stick around.
  3.  You will not grow rich with one blog, but you can grow a network of blogs over the years and earn your way up gradually to grow rich. However, like any other business, there are risks involved with the blogging business. Your several websites may fail or perform averagely before one gets a huge success. Learn from your mistakes and stay focused.

Q2: What is the right niche for me?

You are unsure if you can keep creating content on one single topic forever. Still, many successful bloggers will tell you that picking up the right niche for you is very important! Nat Eliason said, and I agree, that those experts are briefing you only the half-truth.

  1. Niches are great and can help you rank faster and get a lot of traffic. Income School specifically works on generating passive income from a network of niche websites. The key to successfully building a niche website network is building a niche website, and when it starts gaining momentum, you move on to the next website or niche. Over time if the content is great, these websites grow independently.
  2.  While picking up the right niche will help you have an identity and rank quicker in that niche, you will soon exhaust all the posting ideas. Another drawback of posting under one niche is that you will lose your audience if you will bore them by going on and on about just one thing, and you will get bored yourself writing only about one thing.
  3.  Writing under one niche will also make you easily replaceable in ranking on search engines. Someone else can as easily outrank you as you can outrank your competitors. Jeff Goins believes that you are just limiting your market and audience size by picking up a niche. You might want to listen to him because he is making a decent living just from his website. Leo Babauta is among the top bloggers in the blogging industry, and he also confirms that by picking a niche, you are just becoming one of the many in the crowd who are posting about the same thing from the same angle. I chose to have a website with no niche because it helps me explore all sorts of topics and share information on a wide variety of subjects; after all, I KNOW more than just Digital Marketing or Travel Destinations around the world. This way, I can utilize more keywords in my favor and have more flexible options for making money from affiliate marketing. I can practically share posts about Harry Potter and SEO.
  4.  One difficulty with having no niche is that there are too many options to pick from, and sometimes it just gets hard to stay focused. If you are a person who would rather stay more focused, I recommend you pick a niche. Traveling, parenting, and lifestyle are well-paying niches. Mental health and digital marketing are also becoming very trendy right now. Financial advice is also a good niche, and blogging about cryptocurrency can also help you round up nice cash.
  5.  You can choose a broader niche if you are planning to create a lot of content and wish to diversify it, and that will be the best choice if you ask me.
  6.  Choose your domain name a bit broader than the niche you intend to use; for example if you are planning to write about “SEO,” pick a domain name that says Digital Marketing so you can expand to that level if you wish to.

Q3: What do I need to do before launching my website?

It could be overwhelming to set up your website, and there is too much to do, but what do you need to do?

  1. When you buy your domain, create social media accounts for it immediately. You must build up a decent social media following before launching your website. The best way to do so is by engaging on the platforms and posting frequently. You can attract the attention of people by sharing quotations and cute images. Here I have written a guide for growing your Twitter account.
  2.  Before you launch a website, make sure to pick up the right theme for your website. I highly recommend WordPress as it is not very expensive and has tons of free features, including thousands of themes. Picking up a professional-looking theme that is the right fit for you is very important. This post by wordpress will help you to choose the right match for you.
  3.  Make sure your website is mobile-friendly, as most internet users use mobile devices. Google considers this an important ranking signal as well.
  4.  Once you have picked the theme, you must have at least 50 blog posts ready before launching. You will publish 30 blog posts on the day you launch your website and keep the 20 blog posts on reserve as backup, so if life happens and you fail to create content on time, you can pull out one of those and publish them.
  5.  Plug-ins are life! Learn about them as much possible as possible. There are plug-ins for all sorts of purposes that can make your blogging life easier; in fact, there is an industry joke that goes like is a plug-in for that”. This implies there is a plug-in for your every problem. You would like to install many useful plug-ins but be warned that too many or outdated plug-ins can slow down your website.

Q4: How do I optimize my website for Search Engines?

  1. There are two types of SEO. It would be best if you skilled yourself with both on-page and off-page SEO. To start, here is A beginner’s guide to SEO. It will catch you up on some basic terms and important concepts.
  2.  Train yourself in Keyword analysis and use keywords with high search volume but low to moderate competition. This means you need to find keywords many people are searching for, but not many websites are trying to rank for them.
  3.  It will be easier to rank for a keyword if the website already ranking for it has low domain authority. In contrast, if a website ranking for the keyword has a very high domain authority, you will have to do a lot more hard work to complete it.
  4.  You will have better chances of ranking for a keyword if you use it in your URL. Keep your URL as short as possible, as shorter URLs perform better.
  5.  Two types of keywords always perform well. The trending keywords are popular right now and will get you tons of traffic for some time. Others are evergreen keywords that people are searching for all the time, and they will give you a steady current of traffic for a longer period. A popular TV show airing at that time could be your trending keyword, and workout is an example of an evergreen keyword.
  6.  You can use different keyword tools, but I use UberSuggest to look up evergreen keywords and find them very informative.
  7.  I sometimes consult the trending section of Pinterest to find my trending keywords, as Pinterest is one of my three major traffic sources.
  8.  LSIs are the terms related to our keywords, and using them signals the crawlers that the blog post is related to the keyword you are trying to rank it for and that you are not just spamming the article with a keyword.
  9.  In Google Ranking, Relevancy is an important factor, which is affected by the number of times keywords and LSIs are used in a blog post. However, you can get penalized for using keywords too many times, which is called keyword stuffing. The optimal amount of using keywords ranges from 1% to 3%.
  10.  Use your focus keyword in your title tag, meta description, alt image, image caption, and all levels of subheadings.
  11.  Keep your blog titles and Meta descriptions as concise as possible. Your title must not exceed 60 characters, and the Meta description should be no longer than 155 characters.
  12.  Add links to content from your website and other websites on related topics, and this will send good signals to search engines and help you rank higher.
  13.  Make sure your website is loading fast enough because if your website is loading slowly, you can lose a great number of your audience, which will send bad signals to Google. Too many plug-ins, heavy images, and videos can make your website load slowly.
  14.  Check your website does not have any broken links. If it does, please fix them.
  15.  For off-page SEO, you must get backlinks and engage with your community. Many experts will tell you that you need to create epic content to get backlinks so that others will like to link back to you. Sadly, this is only half the truth. You can create the most amazing content, but if it is not reaching out to the people you want backlinks from, you will never get valuable backlinks.

Q5: Are all backlinks the same?

  1. No, getting backlinks from a website with low domain authority can damage your SEO and domain authority. To check a website’s domain authority, go to this link and enter its URL.
  2.  You only want backlinks from websites that have great domain authority. It could be very difficult to get a backlink from a high domain authority website because cold calling, like many experts, will tell you, does not work 99% of the time. Just because your email someone saying, “I have created this great post sharing this information. Please give it a read and link back if you like it,” they are not going to give you a backlink. Chances are they will not even open your email. There is a reason people are working their asses off for writing guest posts on high authority domains.
  3.  There are two types of backlinks, do follow links and no-follow links. A do-follow link will help your SEO and drive traffic to your website. A no-follow link will not help your SEO directly but is good for driving traffic to your website and giving you exposure.
  4.  Here is a good guide to check if the website linking to your post has given a do-follow link or no-follow link.
  5.  Try scoring a guest post that will allow you to have a follow link to your website. I don’t write guest posts myself because I would rather publish that high-quality content on my own website and push it on my social media platforms. I have seen fellow bloggers complain that the host website changed their backlinks to no-follow links just after two days or so.
  6.  One great way I have found to engage with the community is Twitter, and there, I have created some very helpful connections in a professional capacity. Their blogging community has developed some systems known as blogger awards which help you get backlinks. Once you get nominated, you create a blog post thanking the one who nominated you (giving them a backlink) and answers some questions about yourself that they ask, and then you nominate 10 to 15 other bloggers. On the surface, it is about celebrating blogs and writing blog posts to answer questions about you, but it is about backlinks. You nominate the people you have acquainted with, and they give you a backlink and nominate further acquaintances to get backlinks from them. Make sure you are nominating people with higher domain authority than you so you can get a favorable backlink. I don’t do those anymore, as they are good for the beginner level, but I would rather spend that time creating quality content now.

Q6: How to make sure the content I am creating is good enough?

  1. Create valuable content, and don’t just pour your heart out on your blog. No one cares about your mourning routine, skincare routine, or new diet plan unless you are Jennifer Austin or Kylie Jenner. If you really must write about your personal experiences, write something problem or result-oriented. A post titled “How I got rid of my acne marks in a week” will perform much better than “My skincare routine.” Similarly, “I lost 15 kg before my wedding with this amazing diet” will perform better than “The amazing diet plan I followed before my wedding.”
  2.  The topic you will write about someone has already written about it. Chances are, several websites are already ranking for the keywords, and they have the benefit of “aging” and higher domain authority over you. Remember, content is king! It can make or break the deal for you. Create better, more detailed, and updated content than competitors. Do not compromise on the quality of the content.
  3.  If your blog title is a question, end your blog post with a conclusion, but if your blog title offers a solution, end it with a question. For example, if your blog title is how to lose weight in 45 days, you conclude that post with a summary of the plan you are offering. If your blog title is 9 ways to keep the weight off you can end your blog post by asking your audience if they have found any of these solutions helpful. This is a great way to engage your audience.
  4.  It would help if you kept in mind that you are writing for your audience. Before you start writing, research extensively and see what your audience is interested in, what they want to know about, and what questions they have. Try to answer their questions and provide as much detail as possible.
  5.  Start with creating very specific content, say try to answer one most frequently asked questions in your niche. Say SEO is your nice, and you should start creating content just about keywords. Create some posts about what keywords are, what keywords there are, how to do keyword analysis, what free keyword tools are available, and what keyword stuffing is. Once you have exhausted this category, move on to creating SEO-based content. Later, you can write about on-page SEO. This is just an example that how you should start from a tiny and tight sub-niche and expand gradually.
  6.  Do not pretend to be an authority if you are not; research your topic and let your readers know that you conducted detailed research and have gathered all your findings in this blog post. They will find you more relatable and appreciate your hard work. It is harder for someone who is not an expert on a topic to create content, do not discredit yourself for the hard work.
  7.  On the other hand, do not show a lack of confidence in yourself just because you are not an expert. It is not attractive at all. You conducted your research, and through blood, sweat, and tears, you have created the content, take pride in it!
  8.  Suppose you need to know what kind of content will help your blog rank quicker; read this post to see Clever Blog Post Ideas to Double your Traffic Every Month. This is exactly how I have been doubling my blog traffic every month!
  9.  Add valuable length to your blog posts. Share details of which other blog posts on the same topic are missing. An average blog post should have a word count of somewhere between 1000 to 2000 words.
  10.  Write pillar posts for competitive keywords that you want to rank for. Pillar posts are very detailed and lengthy posts that cover a lot of stuff on one topic. A pillar post can range from 3500 words or more. It will be easier to rank a blog post with 4000 to 10000 words as you provide more information, and there are good chances that none of your competitors has a post this long. This will also allow you to use the keyword more times without getting penalized for keyword stuffing.
  11.  Travel Blogger Sandra Ans shared a great blogging tip: “Before posting your new blog post, wait a day or two, and edit your whole post. You will find a lot of mistakes, and something will sound better with other words!” This is excellent advice to make sure you are producing high-quality content.
  12.  Install Yoast on your WordPress. It is a great plug-in that helps you check your post’s SEO and readability. It will help you improve the SEO and readability of your content by giving you recommendations.

Q7: How often should I publish fresh content?

  1. First thing first, the more frequently you publish your content more times you are nudging Google to notice you. The more articles you have on your website more seriously search engines will take you. To achieve a decent amount of attention from search engines and for them to consider you an authority, you need to produce over 150 articles! Now it depends upon you how quickly you want to meet that number. The sooner you do that quicker your traffic will grow. Publish as much content as you can!
  2.  There are two separate categories I will divide publishing content into. One is a website, and the other is your social media platforms. Yes, I am counting promotion as a separate category of publishing content because you do have to create separate content (both visual and text-based) and optimize it for that particular platform. It is a very time taking the task, even if you automate it all. Will discuss this in more detail later, but for now, you must know you create, optimize and publish different content sets on your website and social media platforms.
  3.  Ideally, you should post fresh content daily on your website for the best results. Still, suppose you are the only person working on your blog. In that case, you are creating content, editing and polishing it, searching for relevant images, and optimizing it before publishing it. In addition to all this, you also have to promote your content on different platforms. Now the big websites making six thousand figures from their websites have several people for each of these jobs, and you are the one-man army. So, realistically speaking, it’s a job well done if you publish twice or thrice a week. It depends upon the content you are creating.
  4.  Stephen J. Wolf shared the blogging tip that you should maintain a steady publishing timeline. Once a week, once a month, whatever works for you, just stick to that schedule, so readers are ready for it.
  5.  For Pinterest and Facebook, I recommend you schedule content to go live three times a day. Automate it! Automate it all! Some lifestyle bloggers also benefit from posting daily on Instagram. You can work on Quora and Twitter as time allows, but I check on them every day for half an hour.

Q8: How do I drive traffic to my website?

  1. Do not put all your eggs in one basket. If all your traffic comes from one source and that source goes down, say Google changes its algorithms. You are not ranking anymore, or you will get suspended on Pinterest and lose a lot of business. Diversify and invest in growing organic traffic as well as from social platforms.
  2.  In my experience, the three best traffic sources are Search Engines, Pinterest, and Facebook, and you need to learn optimization for all three of them.
  3.  Many bloggers say that email marketing is said to be the most underused promotion strategy when people check their mail more frequently than on social media. I believe the effectiveness of email marketing will vary greatly according to your targeted audience. Teenagers and homemakers check their email less frequently than business owners and marketers.
  4.  Mail Chimp is an excellent tool for building your email list and automating email marketing. Even the free version works fine.
  5.  It would help if you were active on Pinterest and Facebook daily. Don’t just automate your posts; also respond to comments people leave on your posts and reply to the messages you receive. Engage with your audience and answer their quires, and thank anyone who leaves a pleasant, encouraging comment.
  6.  Use catchy titles and captions both on your website and social media. Terms like crazy hacks, amazing diet, and mind-blowing results will get you more clicks. It’s a brainer but still an important blogging tip. Use CoSchedule’s blog post headline analyzer tool. It will give you a rating on how good is your blog title.
  7.  Install a plug-in to make your content shareable. I am using Social Warfare, which allows visitors to share my content on their social media accounts. Try sharing this post, and you will see how well it works!
  8.  Add pin-able images in your blog post so users can directly pin them on their Pinterest boards.
  9.  Create a Youtube channel and make videos about the content you have already shared on your blog. Don’t give away all the information in the video; direct your viewers to your blog if they want to know more about a topic. This tip was shared by Income school in their YouTube video, and it does make sense to me.

Q9: Teach me Pinterest, please!

  1. You need to understand Pinterest is not your average social media platform. It is a visual search engine; you need to treat it like that. Create a business account on Pinterest (it’s free) and claim your website and other social media accounts for it.
  2.  Using the right hashtags and keywords on Pinterest can skyrocket your website traffic. Research relevant Hashtags for your topics.
  3.  Use the keyword you rank for in your User Name and Bio. For example, provide SEO services. You should create a User Name: Maria Kimberly –SEO Expert (supposing your name is Maria Kimberly because I just made the name up). Use the term SEO expert in your bio too. This way, you will pop up immediately when someone searches the term SEO!
  4.  Create 15 to 20 relevant boards on Pinterest and optimize them by using your relevant Hashtags and keywords in the title and description of the boards.
  5.  Many bloggers recommend creating the cover for your boards, so they look organized and aesthetic. Many of them have picked a theme or color to create the covers for all their boards, and it is a very pretty sight to look at, but other than that, the covers are pretty useless. On the other hand, I use a pin I think can gain maximum attention as the cover. This helps me get even more clicks on that pin, and it yields clicks for a longer period.
  6.  When you search for a keyword on Pinterest, it will show you related search terms. Those search terms are clickable buttons, and the buttons’ colors will show you the popular color range for those key terms. Use those colors when designing the pins; your pins will perform much better.
  7.  Create long rectangular images for Pinterest (recommended 300×650 pixels) that are catchy and have text overlay. Use a 30/70 ratio for text and visuals in your image.
  8.  Canva is a great tool for creating images for all your blogging needs. Get creative and create attractive images. Do not hesitate to experiment. The more you will experiment quicker you will learn what is working best for you.
  9.  Add your blog title or URL in the image. This goes for Pinterest, Facebook, and all other images you create. It will help in creating brand awareness.
  10.  Marissa McDaniel says you should create multiple Pinterest pins for each blog post to increase your traffic. You’re limiting your reach if you’re only sharing one pin per blog post. Different graphics and titles appeal to more people.
  11.  Pin a lot! Like 50 to 100 pins a day! Frankly, Pinterest is a full-time job, and bloggers are hiring experts to manage it as it is bread and butter for them. If you wish it does it by yourself, just schedule some pins. Repin your pins and other people’s pins but most importantly, create your visual image specifically for Pinterest and pin those. Pinterest loves fresh visuals!
  12.  Join as many Group boards as you can and pin your content and other users’ content there. It is a great way to engage on Pinterest. Repin and comment on other users’ pins, and they will return the favor. This will help you enhance your impression and help you skyrocket your traffic but do not try to spam the group boards with your pins, or you will get kicked out.
  13.  Tailwind is a great tool to help you with Pinterest. You can go to the website, create your account and start managing your Pinterest. It will let you schedule your pins, and you can also join tribes like group boards and give massive exposure to your Pins.

Q10: How do I drive traffic from Facebook?

  1. Create a Facebook page and fill in all the information in the about section. Add an attractive cover photo or video. This place is more like your showcase; put out your best here. Use for a call to action. Use your headshot or logo as the display picture for a professional look. Add the URL of your website in all the relevant places you can.
  2.  If you can promote your page through paid campaigns, create at least four campaigns, and invest a smaller budget using A/B testing to see which ad is performing better. Let the best-performing ad be the winner and use it for promotion with the larger chunk of your budget.
  3.  If you cannot afford paid campaigns, you can still promote your page organically by sharing your content in Facebook groups, but that will be slow and hard work. Facebook is making this more and more difficult for bloggers and businesses in an attempt to force them to invest in paid campaigns.
  4.  Join different Facebook groups from your niche, preferably ones with thousands of members, and post in them when members are most active. Please do not waste your time promoting your blog in groups, especially for bloggers; you will not gain much following from them.
  5.  Suppose a post on Facebook or any other social media is getting more engagement even though people are not clicking on the link in the post. In that case, the search engine will receive a positive signal about the post. It will automatically rank it higher, believing it is a popular link.
  6.  Create images specifically for your Facebook page, use attractive graphics and designs, and try to add relevant quotations or saying which are relatable as text overlay. Such images get shared more on Facebook, and the link you add to the post will get more engagements, ultimately ranking high on search engines and, hopefully, more clicks.
  7.  In the good old days, you could share your page posts in 50 different groups in one go, and all was cool, but now if you share the same content in 10 groups even throughout the day, you are in Facebook jail for a week. You get restricted from posting and commenting in groups for spamming. This is the main reason many bloggers are turning away from Facebook. I will still say Facebook is a moderately good traffic source, and you should not give up on it just because it is hard work.

Q11: How do I manage it all and stay organized?

  1. If you want to do it professionally and get a serious income, you must set business hours for it! If you are not giving it enough time, it will not flourish. On the other hand, if you are giving it all your time and working on your blog daily while you are doing the house chores and looking after your kids, you will burn out and stop doing it. Both of these scenarios are not good, so you need to set business hours for your work, give your full attention to work in those hours, and don’t go back to it after those hours. Make sure you take weekends off like any other normal job to relax.
  2.  It is important to stay organized and have a schedule to follow if you want to juggle all the balls. Manage your business hours wisely and set a timetable and routine to follow so you are punctual and consistent.
  3.  Set annual, monthly, and weekly goals for your blogging. Mark them off your list as you go accomplishing them. Tell yourself how many visitors you want to have in the coming month, and then work accordingly. This will keep your progress in check and make you more accountable. It is a great way to stay motivated.
  4.  Plan your content, brainstorm, and develop as many blog post ideas as possible. Get a journal or create a spreadsheet, write down all the blog post ideas you have, research the good keywords for them, and write those down too. Or look up some good keywords and plan blog posts around those keywords. It would be best if you planned all this well. Some expert bloggers recommend you plan your blog posts a year in advance, but I recommend you should have your content for at least a month or two planned ahead of time.
  5.  Save time while creating the content by using the vice-to-text feature available in Google Docs and WordPress. You can just speak, and the software will automatically convert it into text; sure, you will have to go back and make some corrections and improvements, but it will save you a lot of time.
  6.  Device a plan for yourself by dividing all the tasks over the days of the week. For example, you can spend Monday and Tuesday creating blog posts and dedicate two hours on both days to creating pins. On Wednesday, you can edit your post, add images, and optimize it before posting it while creating content for Facebook in the final two hours. On Thursday and Friday, you can again dedicate your time to creating a fresh blog post and spend the final two hours of your dedicated time on Twitter and Quora. Edit and Publish your blog post on Saturday and take the rest of the weekend off.
  7.  Sometimes while creating a blog post, we can get so caught up in it that we forget about promotion. On the other hand, creating pretty pictures for social media could be so gratifying that you can easily forget about writing a blog post. I call it Blogger’s Blackhole. Create spreadsheets in excel to stay organized and keep track of tasks. It will effectively stop you from slipping into the black hole and will also give you a sense of achievement at the end of the day when you are filling up the sheets.

Q12: How do I monetize my website?

  1. For beginners, Google Adsense is a great option. It is easier to get approval compared to other ad placement programs and more reliable. You can see this post on how I got my Google Adsense approved.
  2.  Either set your Google Adsense on auto ads or install a plug-in to manage your ads, or you can install a plug-in for it. I am using WP QUADS for managing my ads. It offers you great flexibility regarding where to display your ads and what type and size of ads you want. The basic free version is good enough and working great for me.
  3.  In the beginning, you can rent out ad space to Etsy stores on your blogs for a few dollars a month. Stephanie has shared on her blog that she rented out space on her sidebar to small Etsy shops for one dollar a month.
  4.  Affiliate marketing also works well if you can develop a good strategy. It works better for niche websites.
  5.  Suppose you want to join the Amazon affiliate program. In that case, I recommend you build an audience on your blog and create an Amazon affiliate account. This is so because their policy requires you to make your first sale within 180 days of creating the account, and they also require you to keep making sales even after those 180 days. This will be hard to do if you have a couple hundred people visiting your blog daily. At least wait till you have 500 visitors per day on average.
  6.  Once a couple of thousand people visit your blog every month, you can explore other ad placement programs that pay you more but also have a very high threshold for approval. Mediavine, Pop ads, Infolinks, and Media.net, are great alternatives to Google Adsense. You can check out the Top 10 alternatives to Google Adsense here.
  7.  Some bloggers write sponsor posts to make some extra cash, and those pay very well. You can earn up to 100$ to 600$ per sponsor post!
  8.  You can create your digital product like an e-book or online course to sell once you have established yourself as an authority in your niche. This is getting hyped these days, and people offer online courses. There are online courses about creating online courses.
  9.  You can also showcase your skills and add a ‘hire me’ section on your blog or work as a freelancer. To break a good freelance deal, you first need to put yourself out there and be known in the industry. Do some guest posts and get backlinks. Ask for a testimonial whenever you get a gig from a reputable client. Sometimes asking for referrals also does wonders. Do not feel shy in asking; you will never know unless you ask.

What numbers should I aim for in the first six months?

  1. Please do not listen to the people who say numbers do not matter; they do matter if you want to do it professionally and want to turn your blog into an asset. While numbers may vary for different niches and blog types, you need to set some goals for yourself.
  2.  The first six months are the most important because that’s when you are most motivated and are working most aggressively. In this time period, you can tell if a blog will flourish or fade away over time with 90% accuracy. This is also when you make the first impression of yourself and your brand, i.e., your blog. You need to set some weekly and monthly goals as well, as at the end of six months, you need to check your performance to see how well you are doing and what areas can be improved.
  3.  I will share some numbers I believe you can easily achieve if you work consistently on your blog for six months, conforming to all the above-given tips. You can set these as your goals and see if you can achieve them.
  • 100 blog posts on your blog
  •  500 blog subscribers
  •  Daily 600 views on your blog
  •  4000 Pins on Pinterest
  •  Monthly 1Million views on Pinterest
  •  10k followers on Pinterest
  •  5k followers on the Facebook page

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