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As any successful blogger will tell you, writing content is only a small part of what makes or breaks a blogging career. While writing is always important, there’s plenty of great work to be done in between the gaps. Here is a list of some of the most important things you can do to improve the popularity and…
Your Blog !
1. Create a Unique Logo for Your Blog
In the beginning, it’s OK to get by with generic visuals, but ask any web developer or marketing expert and they will tell you that visuals are also your greatest chance to make a stellar impact. You can get logos from places like 99 Designs, or find a designer on freelance websites. Two great design communities are Forrst and Dribbble.
2. Design Your Blog Theme or Get a Premium Theme
There is certainly no shortage of great themes out there. Sites like Theme Forest seem to pump them out by the hour. If you can’t afford to design your own theme, then a premium theme is certainly your best bet. That said, if you can afford to pay a designer or design your own theme, then you should. A custom theme says that you are in business, not a hobbyist, and that can make the difference when…
Someone Chooses to
Give You Money !
3. Start Building an Email List
While many people hide from their inbox, email conversions are by far higher than for most other traffic types. Ads don’t necessarily perform well, and social is getting cluttered, but email, especially if you treat your email list right, is still a great traffic and conversion mechanism. And with Mailchimp offering free accounts…
You Have No Excuse
Not to Do it !
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4. Start Guest Posting
Guest posting does a few things for you:
- Helps you develop better writing chops
- Builds backlinks for SEO
- Helps you reach new audiences
- Helps you form relationships with other bloggers
The last point alone makes the venture worthwhile, but combined the impact…
It Can Be
5. Start Commenting on Other Blogs in Your Niche
Just like guest posting, commenting on other blogs can help you build relationships, this time with both bloggers and readers alike. It’s just like any other social venture, those that are outspoken and engaged tend to be…
Well Liked !
6. Start Communicating on Forums in Your Niche
Despite what you may hear, forums are not dead. Forums are a tried and true method for people to communicate about a topic, which is why they still exist even though they are a product of…
Internet Age !
7. Read, Study, and Update Yourself in Your Niche
A great CEO knows just as much about their industry as they do their own business. It is your job to know the market, know the audience, know the competitive set, and anything else required to make smart decisions about…
Blogging Business !
What I’ve given you above is a very powerful list. If you focus on spending time on all seven areas, each and every week, you will absolutely make great gains as a blogger. Have you used any of these methods? Share your thoughts below.
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