So much is already said about blogging. If I ask you what is the secret of gaining success as a blogger, I’m sure you will answer that it’s all about regular posting, original content, using SEO and social media promotion. Almost everyone does that these days.
And how many of them left their jobs and fully devoted themselves to blogging? Not many, eh? This is because there are things that are usually left out of all these Top-10 lists. I’m glad to present you 5 blogging success tips you might not have used yet:
1. Networking is Key
We all know that it’s a must to answer the comments to your post and ask about the readers’ opinion.
But what can really break the deadlock with your blog is the kind of communication that is more than just politeness.
Politeness is ok, but when you stop by someone who can be a great hand of help either with your promotion or with content creation, do your best to establish a strong relationship with this person. Connections can take you so far that you couldn’t even imagine – so commit yourself to something more than “thank you” comments.
2. Your Expertise Must Be Outstanding
Yes, it MUST. In the niche you’ve chosen, there should be no one like you. If you’re one of the thousand middle managers in sales industry, who is going to read your articles besides your friends, some colleagues and several occasional passers-by? But if you are a top manager or CEO who was in charge of increasing the revenue drastically in just one year – you definitely have something unique to share with the readers. And they will agree to pay for this knowledge.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you must be a top class professional to share your expertise. A five-figured number of visitors (or above) can be achieved even by sharing your life stories or telling something people already know, but doing it in your own, unique manner. But this is a talent, too. Which brings me to number 3…
3. Be a Story-Teller
Even if you compose a new laptop review for your tech blog, turn it into a story. Everyone loves enjoyable small stories rather than simple information, this is a given.
The more personal you are, the more authentic you will seem. People always love to learn more about others. Just think about how popular reality TV is!
4. Master the Art of Internal Link Building
Links used in the post correctly are the perfect tool for holding the occasional visitor on your blog and make him interested in the meanwhile. Make the anchors intriguing and tempting to click. Creating inside-the-blog link connections provide you with better visibility, bigger traffic, and more readers – all at once!
5. Create Intrigue – Or a Scandal, If You Can
If you really want to make yourself a name as a blogger, you ca try to be shocking, provocative, mysterious (or the opposite – frighteningly frank). Tell some shocking stories from your life, argue with a famous blogger, etc. People love to be entertained, people enjoy scandal stories, so give it to them!