If you want to become one of the best bloggers, you have to look at what the best bloggers are currently doing.
In most cases, the best bloggers do a few things differently. Everyone puts in some level of work, but the quantity and quality of the work are slightly different.
Those differences often make all of the difference.
To become a successful blogger, these are the three things that you must start doing. Implementing these methods will potential change your entire strategy and move your blog in a better direction.
#1: Write Valuable Content
This is the most obvious tip here that seems to receive a lot of discussion. There is no reason to take time explaining its importance.
Writing valuable content comes down to your knowledge, writing experience, and your audience.
The more you know about your niche, the more you can write about.
The more experience you have with writing, the more value you can provide in a shorter amount of time.
Understanding your targeted audience lets you know what content specifically applies to them. Then you know what type of content you have to write.
Writing valuable content is an art that you get better at with practice. You can see that with my blog posts and with many other bloggers’ blogs.
My first blog posts were terrible in comparison to the blog posts that I write now. I recently looked back at the first blog posts of some of the bloggers who I have come to admire.
Same thing. Their first blog posts weren’t terrible, but they were terrible in comparison to what they produce now.
#2: Outsource Most Of The Work
The only two things that will never get outsourced for my blog are writing the blog posts and interacting with people who comment.
Everything else is fair game.
I can’t remember the last time I created a picture for one of my blog posts or scheduled tweets for my blog posts.
That work took up too much of my time. So I outsourced that workload.
Now I have more time to write content and look into ways to expand my reach and revenue. 80% of your results come from 20% of the work.
Outsourcing allows you to focus more on that 20% that brings forth 80% of the results.
The most successful bloggers are not doing all of the work.
They have a team around them that makes the work easier. Some of the successful bloggers will systematize the entire process of writing their own blog posts.
Either have a contributor write the content or hire a ghostwriter. The editor makes changes to the content and then someone comes through with the pictures.
You have to begin assembling your team of people to help you out. That way, you can focus more of your efforts on the work that yields most of your results.
Time is a blogger’s most valuable resource. The more of it you have, the more content you can write. The more marketing you can do. The more products you can create.
#3: Spend More Time Promoting Than Writing
You can write content all you want, but if no one visits your blog, then no one will know about your content.
Part of successful blogging requires your content getting seen by as many people as possible. The traffic your blog gets can translate into subscribers and sales.
The mindset for getting more traffic is to spend more time marketing your blog posts than actually writing them.
You can spend 30 minutes each day writing your blog posts, but then you should be spending an hour marketing your blog posts every day.
Connect with influencers, get podcast interviews, promote your blog through social media, grow your email list, and so on.
If that’s too much work for you, then outsource the work. Your team is there to make your blogging workload as light as possible so you can focus your time on what matters the most for your blog’s success.
Successful blogging requires a different view of blogging. Successful bloggers don’t just put in a lot of work. They put in a lot of smart work.
Successful bloggers put their time towards the work that leads to the best results, and they are on the endless pursuit to outsource as much of the workload as possible.
Right now, I have 10 freelancers who take some of the workload off my shoulders. It’s a start, but I’ll be getting more. Someday, I imagine having hundreds of freelancers who help me in various areas of my business.
You need that team around you and a thirst for more knowledge. The more you learn about your niche, the more value you can provide.
In the same way, the more you learn about blogging successfully, the more likely your blog will become successful too.
What are your thoughts about these three things that successful bloggers do? Do you believe something should be added to the list? What are your blogging tips for us? Sound off in the comments section below.