Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.
In the past, I have seen few articles related to this topic but I don’t agree with what other bloggers are preaching through their blog post. Regarding this topic, I can share information which can benefit a new blogger in the real sense.
I am also new to the world of blogging but after learning and doing blogging for almost one year I can vouch for my understanding of this subject. It is true that you can easily start a blog and become a blogger.
But to become a successful blogger is an entirely different ball game. Recently, I was going through one article of an extremely successful blogger from India and I thought I will learn something different but when I checked his content I realized he is actually misleading the readers.
So, right now it’s 11 pm and I immediately after reading his blog started writing my article on this subject. So, let’s get started and try to understand how we can really become a successful blogger in 2021 and beyond.
First Identify Your Niche And Do Research About Them
In the case of the blogging world, it is said money is in the niches. The more you can narrow down your niche the more you can get the targeted audience and make money.
But first, you have to identify your niche and it should be related to your interest and it should be a profitable one. There are many ways to identify your niche. Let me share two ways through which you can identify your niche.
First, as I said you have to look for your interest. You should be passionate about that area and you have to have good knowledge about that domain. But later you can search for more topics related to your interest, read, and can make more articles.
The second way, you have to visit the bookstore and search for books. Then check what kind of books inspire you, motivate you, and interest you. In this way, you can identify your area of interest.
Now, go to google trends and type your interest/domain and check whether it is trending above 50 percent. If it is above 50 then it is a good niche to work on as people are searching about them.
Learn Basic And Advance WordPress
There are many online programs available through which you can design your blog. But I will highly recommend you to start learning about WordPress, which is the best content management system online tool.
By the help of this program, one can easily start and design your blog. And the best part is there are many YouTube videos available on this topic. But if you face any issue then you can take an online course and learn by sitting at home. You don’t have to travel to any offline classes.
When you will learn about WordPress you will come to know that there are some free themes and some are paid ones. But in the beginning, you can start with free themes and as you progress and start making money you can opt for paid versions and better hosting service.
Remember learning about WordPress is an ocean itself, so you need to have patience and take real actions if you want to learn.
Learn About Content Writing
In digital marketing or in any form of communication it is said that content is the king. When it comes to blogging then how you write and how to express your thoughts in words matters a lot.
So, it would be better if you can learn some basic insights about how to write a good blog post. Content writing is an art and only a handful of people know how to write a meaningful post. Below are the five main points which you need to remember whenever you will share your content with the online world.
- You have to write in good simple English
- Content should be grammatically correct
- The article should be as detailed as it can be
- Write a catchy title and it should contain the keywords
- Blog content should be original
- Content should be relevant and informative for the readers etc
Learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Without Fail
There is something called SEO or search engine optimization. If you really want to become successful as a blogger then you have to learn many aspects of SEO.
Once you will master this technique alone then you can easily progress as a blogger. You have to remember SEO is an ever-evolving subject. Therefore, you have to keep on learning about its new techniques.
In a simple way, I can say that SEO is currently divided into three main parts i.e. On-Page SEO, Off-Page SEO, Technician SEO. But then there are experts who say there is something called advanced SEO and super-advanced SEO techniques.
Within these three main parts, there are many sub-parts and you need to understand and learn about them. There are three ways through which you can learn about SEO, i.e by reading blogs, by watching YouTube videos, and by taking some online courses.
According to me, the best way is by taking an online course and by following the mentor. But you have to remember that there are many so-called SEO experts, so be careful and do your own research.
Email Marketing, Social Media Promotion And Affiliate Marketing
Now after you have started your blog and even applied SEO technique then it is time to promote your blog. You have to promote your blog through various ways.
You have to use email marketing and try to reach your audience inbox. So, if you are learning about blogging then you have to learn even about email marketing and how to use social media.
You have to remember that you are a new blogger and people don’t have any clue about your blog. So, it is time that you start promoting your blog. Without any readers making a blog is of no use.
It has been said that 20% time you have to write and for 80% time you have to promote your blog. So, learning about email marketing and social media promotion techniques will be handy for you.
Apart from all these, you have to learn about affiliate marketing. There are a large number of bloggers who earn big revenue only through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing in simple words means you have to promote someone else's product to your audience and once the product is sold you will get the commission.
Without any doubt, blogging is one of the best ways to earn income online. But you have to treat it like a business. And the best business demands your time, efforts, money, and hard work. It takes time to generate income from blogging but if you are serious about it. I hope you have understood the topic well in detail.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Vikram Brahma
Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on October 05, 2020:
Thank you so much for your comments, Dale. Yes, blogging is a good way to learn but it takes time, and if you will put the right effort then sure you will get the results. Yes, will sure try to write more.
Dale Anderson from The High Seas on October 04, 2020:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the benefits of your experiences, Vikram. it's always good to get first hand feedback from someone that has been doing it and so has knowledge of the subject. Keep writing!