Arianna Huffington, Pete Cashmore, Mario Lavandeira, Michael Arrington, Pat Flynn, Gina Trapani; have you ever heard these names? You probably haven’t but it is highly likely that you have read a post on The Huffington Post, Mashable, TechCrunch, Perez Hilton, SmartPassiveIncomeor Life Hacker. These are the successful bloggers behind these best earning blogs in the world. If you have a knack for writing and you are passionate about a particular activity, why not turn it into a money-making venture through blogging like these good blogger did?
Changing the Face of Blogging
Whether you are selling a product or service, selling Ads, promoting your affiliate network or offering e-coaching in a particular area, the opportunities in blogging are limitless. For more inspiration, consider that Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post makes $2,300, 000 per month from pay per click (PPC) and you will start appreciating the immense opportunities available in blogging.
Qualities of a Good Blogger
While creating a blog is easy and fast, there are those special traits that a successful blogger needs. Take a look at some of these:
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- Reading and Writing Skills
Anyone can blog but not everyone can make money from blogging. The difference lies in your writing skills. If you are able to provide helpful content which is written in an inspiring way, you can make it big as a blogger. To become a good writer, you need to read and practice. Whether you believe you have an inborn talent or not, make sure you broaden your ken by reading because this is the only way to write great content.
- Networking Skills
Every successful blogger is a good networker. You might have all the knowledge about your niche but without connecting with likeminded people in the industry, you are bound to fail. For instance, when starting, you need to connect with authority bloggers in your niche who can form your guest writing team. Make sure you bond with other bloggers by commenting on their platforms. This is the only way to know readers’ preferences and publish the same on your blog.
- Industry Knowledge
Now that you are writing about fashion, do you know what Diddy and Cassie wore to the Met Gala? What about the latest hairdo by Michelle Obama? Successful blogging is all about keeping up to date with the trending issues in your industry. While you might have all the basics in your industry, it is important to appreciate that things keep changing.
If you are not passionate about writing and researching, then blogging is not for you. A good blogger is always looking for new ideas even when the odds seem against them. They are always inspired to write and publish insightful content to help readers.
- SEO Knowledge
Well, you might have an SEO expert working for you but always make sure you understand where the industry is headed; this helps a lot in content creation.
A good blogger is a social animal; unique, organized, helpful, self-motivated, and updated. This is the only way you will be able to make a mark as a blogger.
Article by Emilly Parkerson