The prospect of owning a blog is no longer a teenager’s fantasy anymore.
Gone are the days when the prospect of owning a blog was just to broadcast one’s personal opinions.
Blogs have come a long way from the older days and have matured to a point where blogging and the subsequent revenue generation has become one of the most serious and lucrative income source for people.
If it’s so easy, why doesn’t everyone do it?
Who said anything about easy? If anything, given the competition, building a successful blog from scratch to a point where it generates revenue is one of the hardest things.
It requires patience, persistence and most of all, it requires good content which people are willing to pay for.
Let’s take a look at what makes the mark for good content :
1] Be Useful
Consider the audience of your blog, and what they may find useful. Can you produce content which they can use in their lives which could help them grow personally and professionally?
Keep the post short and crisp and not to mention, helpful. Once you have a steady stream of helpful ‘how to’ tutorials, you will see a rise in the number of readers and social media shares.
It usually takes a while for the blog to pick up but once your blog starts getting social media mentions, even your older articles will generate a steady stream of traffic from the links.
Bonus points to you if you can create content which will get shared on forums.
Forums are one of the most traffic intensive places on the internet and if you can create a blog post whose URL gets shared and pinned on a forum, you will receive a steady stream of massive traffic from the forum.
2] Create Great Headlines
A blog post is only as good as its headline. Don’t get me wrong, content is still king but people are in a habit of judging a book by its cover.
In the blogging world, it means that you will need catchy headlines to get the user interested enough to click on the topic to read further.
A good blog post packaged in a poorly phrased or boring title will seldom generate as many clicks as a well written title. Which is what explains the high prevalence of click-bait titles which fill your screen every morning.
Your blog become more powerful if you omit the noise and leave the signal. Do this, and your reader will not only read the post, but will likely stick around long enough to become a long-term reader.
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