You can become a successful blogger in 2021 or 2022 and own a blog that can really change your life for the better.
Even if you are a regular 9-5 jobber, a student in school, or even an entrepreneur that has a multi-million dollar business; blogging is a business that can do wonders for both yourself and your brand.
In this article therefore, I am going to walk you through few simple steps on how to become a successful blogger in 2021 and 2022.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Step 1: Get a domain name for your own website
The very first step to becoming a blogger is getting your own website. And it all starts with a domain name.
You need to choose a domain name that’s easy to remember. It could be your own real name or something that best represents your blog niche.
The most important part of this process is picking a domain name that you are going to use for your site.
I always recommend everyone to try and secure their real name as a .com if it’s currently available; because the more generic your name, the more likely it will be that it’s already registered.
If so, you might just need to get a bit creative.
Lastly, you will also need to setup your web hosting and install WordPress.
All of these components (domain and WordPress hosting) can be done with any web hosting provider you choose.
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For more indebt knowledge on how to create a website by your self you can refer to this 2 articles: How to build a website with a smartphone without using a web app and how to manage your website using a smartphone.
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Step 2: Figure Out An Interesting Topic For Your Blog.
Now It’s very important to note that anyone can just setup a website and start a blog.
Moreover there are over 200 million blogs on the internet today — which means that you must ensure your blog has something pretty special that will help it stand out from the crowd.
Thus you will want to create a blog around your personal name, a passion of yours or your existing business or brand.
Before figuring a topic for your blog, here are just a few reasons why people start a blog in the first place:
- Passion / Hobby – Your own little space on the internet to write about whatever you like.
- Personal Brand – A place for you to build an online profile, resume and make it easy for others to find you online.
- Business – Share information on your company while creating quality content around products and services.
Most blogs usually starts out as a passion or a fun side project, but gradually they turn into something much bigger.
Obviously, the more passionate you are about something, the more likely you are going to put more interest and focus in it.
This is where many bloggers are likely to fail, because since blogging is a long-term project many bloggers do give up when they aren’t seeing the results they are looking for, that is traffic, readers and revenue.
At the end of the day, your blog must surely be as good as the content you are creating.
Step 3: Content creation.
The success of your blog will only and generally depend on the content you create.
With hundreds of millions of other blogs out there fighting for attention, you are going to need to create something pretty amazing that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Just on WordPress alone, it is estimated that over 40 million posts are created every month!
To find success in blogging, you also need to be very “niche specific“.
By this I mean very focused.
For instance, if you want to write about music, it would be in your best interest to niche down from “music” to a specific genre example afrobeat or rap. Here’s how niching down a topic of focus might work.
Music >> Afrobeats >> DMW>>Davido
The reason you want to niche down is so you can eventually become the authority in your space and reach people that are looking for exactly what you are writing about.
The same process we treated above can be applied to nearly any niche, service, product or topic.
You also don’t have to be too generic, as no one will be able to find exactly what they are looking for when on your site, and it will also be very difficult for you to rank in the search results for ‘generic keywords’ at the same time.
Once you’ve niche’d down and found a winning topic, it’s time for you to start creating content… but remember, you need to create really awesome content to compete in the world of blogging.
Take a look at what the top ranking blogs (based on your topic) are writing about, and see how you can do it much better.
If they are writing text articles, you need add text and images to yours.
You can even go more deeper by starting to do your own video.
The best way to create good content for your site is to put yourself in the shoes of your visitor and see how you can actually find value in what you are about to publish.
Step 4: Make People Find Your Blog
You’ve got your blog topic and created killer contents, and all you need now is the audience to start engaging with them.
This is where you must make patience your watch word else you will give up along the way.
You must never forget that blogging is a long term project which requires time and effort to reach maturation (especially if you aren’t backing it with any paid advertising).
However, this doesn’t mean that you need to keep on publishing contents and hopefully wait for people to start finding your site.
Not at all… here’s are some of the best ways to get people to start finding your blog much faster and easier than if you were to “just write content”.
- Guest blog on other relevant sites in your industry (read this KissMetric’s guide to guest blogging)
- Set up social media accounts for both your personal name and your blog / sites and start sharing your contents there.
- Contact other relevant sites in your niche and see if they find value in your content and would like to share it with their audience
- Leave comments on other popular blogs within your niche (which also leaves incoming links back to your site)
- Create “out-of-the-box” material for your blog, such as comprehensive guides and infographics that others will want to share
Each of the methods above are all perfect for growing awareness, traffic and links back to your site… which will also help with your search rankings.
Best of all, nearly all of these methods are free and will just take some time for you to setup.
Step 5: Become the Head Within Your Niche
To become the head in your niche, you have to be very knowledgeable on what you are writing about and also provide value with purpose.
For example, if you were just starting a blog and wanted to be well known in the music world, one of the best ways to do this would be to interview as many professional or well-known artiste as you could.
The more interviews you have, the more people will see your name alongside those big artiste, and that will bring more attention and authority to your name as well.
This same tactic is often used in the world of blogging and online marketing as well.
Once you do become an expert within your industry, that is when the magic happens and opportunities come knocking on your door everyday.