Every minute counts a lot if it is spent purposefully with focus on one goal. On the contrary thousands of minutes if spent unwisely without any set goal can never make you successful in any field.
The same rule falls true in blogging. It brutally falls true in blogging because in this field you have more than several things to do daily. Out of them you need to pick the most relevant and most helpful ones leading you to the highway to success for becoming a successful blogger.
Your sense of picking the right task at right time in blogging should be unquestionable. Otherwise you would be doing a lot of things but achieving nothing. So the main task is how to pick the most important and rewarding things first and how to do them successfully.
Now after explosion in blogging information on internet it becomes quite challenging to start a blog and earn money with it without wasting your precious time.
You have a lot of choices and it is quite confusing to follow which path for surefire successful blogging.
I have been in the field of blogging for the last six years and earlier I worked as journalist for more than ten years. On the basis of my vast experience I developed a free guide for you to become a successful blogger in three months by spending two hours daily.
Yes two hours only. So you can start a blog and make it successful while doing your day job, giving time to your family and even enjoying as much as you were doing previously.
17 concrete steps to become 100% successful blogger
Here are 17 concrete steps to become a successful blogger and never let your single minute be wasted while struggling to become a successful blogger.
1. First select your niche
A lot has already been written on how to pick a niche that is most fit for you. Well said by many that a niche should be your passion and marketable both. Otherwise you simply would be enjoying your passion or desperately marketing a topic without taking any interest in it.
Also go through this post to get further take on this point: What is niche and how to select the best one for your blog?
So pick the niche that comes to your dreams. Here is the score card to select the best niche as suggested by the famous blogger Jon Morrow.
2. Become expert of your niche
It doesn’t require so long time to become the expert of your niche. If a niche is really your passion you must have already read a lot about it.
You never have missed any opportunity to learn more about your niche. So you simply have to order your previous knowledge to gain confidence of declaring yourself as your niche expert.
Also go through How to learn blogging and become a pro blogger.
If you study two hours daily with full concentration you can revive your entire previous knowledge on a subject and also learn new things about it. So one month’s time is sufficient to hone your passion and make it your forte now.
3. Select a domain
Now selecting a domain is not as confusing as it was previously. Now you don’t have broad choices to pick the best domain. Every saleable domain has already been registered.
So you need to coin a quite new and unique domain. You have to apply your creativity to coin a domain that reflects your niche and it also says for whom that domain is.
After reading my post how to select the best domain you would be able to pick the best one and it will take just one day to complete this task.
4. Write an ebook
After selecting your domain now create an ebook on the basis of all your knowledge of your niche you acquired in previous one month. It would help you revise all you read and would also let you know where you are standing in your niche.
Your ebook will be your gift to those who first time visit your blog. To write an ebook in one month spending two hours daily read this post. It will help you complete this task in no time.
5. Buy hosting
Those who buy a costly thing get burden on their pocket once. Those who buy a cheap thing get burden frequently because of getting it repaired off and on.
So instead of going for a cheap option of hosting buy a high quality hosting by subscribing it on monthly basis.
Many people in enthusiasm buy a three year hosting plan and for that they go for a cheap option. It is better to buy a monthly plan. Never compromise on quality and pay a little high price to get high quality hosting.
You very well know that Google ranks those websites that are built on high quality hosting to offer high speed to searchers.
6. Make a simple design to your blog
The days of making a dandy design are over. People want to quickly reach the contents of their interest on your blog. They don’t want much fancy and blinking things on your blog. So make your blog design as simple as possible but never let it be lifeless.
Your blog design should clearly show:
- What best things you are offering to your visitors
- What things they can get free
- What benefits they can buy from your blog.
In short you must ask yourself that for you what is an ideal blog design and why.
7. Coming soon
While fine-tuning your ebook put a sign of coming soon on your blog. So after buying hosting install WordPress on it and create home page and put the message of coming soon on it. It will be a message to all those who arrive at your blog through its promotion on social media and with your guest posting.
8. Display ebook for free download
Put your ebook on home page just after the message of coming soon with a promise that readers would learn a lot about your niche by downloading your ebook. Ask them to submit their email and get the ebook directly into their inbox.
This is the step where from you start creating your email list before publishing your first post. It means once you publish your first post you will have a fat email list to inform all your readers its publishing through email.
9. Promote your blog on social media
After putting email subscription form on your blog with free ebook as an incentive massively promote your home page on social media. Invite people to visit your blog and grab a precious gift on their very first visit.
People easily click on an offer that promises a free gift if this offer is made convincingly with appropriate message and image.
10. Facebook ad
It’s not sufficient to rely on building your email list to get more traffic to your blog. Go for another option to bring more visitors to your blog.
Create a Facebook page and put an ad to promote it. You can initially promote it with 5 dollars only to get more and more likes to display your new post on timeline of those who liked your page.
To create a FB page and an attention grabbing ad of your page read this post: Facebook Adverts Creation Basics
11. Guest posting
Soon after buying your domain and hosting also start writing guest posts to publish on other popular blogs. Try to create high quality and unique posts to easily publish on top blogs and bring their visitors on your blog to convert them as your email subscribers.
For this purpose I suggest you to read this Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging shared by Neil Patel.
12. 1000 Facebook Likes and 1000 email subscribers
If your social media marketing and guest posting is effective you can create a list of 1000 emails subscribers and by spending a little money can also get 1000 likes on your FB page.
13. 2000 regular visitors
It means you have now total 2000 followers including 1000 email subscribers and 1000 FB page followers. So now you are in a position to write your first blog post that you can show to at least 2000 people.
14. Write blog posts being an expert
You already have studied a lot about your niche. Also you have created an ebook on a topic of your niche. So now writing great contents won’t be much difficult for you.
15. Write one post daily
Your posting frequency could be twice a week or once a week but try to write one post daily to create a huge contents stock. It will also improve further your writing style and you can use them if you have writer’s block.
16. Monetize your blog
After sharing a few posts on your blog now you can monetize your blog by putting PPC ads and also displaying affiliate ads inside your contents.
Your 3 months achievements
Finally within three months’ time you have:
- Created your blog,
- Built 1000 subscribers list,
- Acquired 1000 FB page likes and
- Published number of guest posts on top blogs.
Now the task is to properly manage your blog and keep posting high quality contents to take it to the next level.
So this is all about how to become an incredibly successful blogger in three months by following this free guide by spending 2 hours daily.
How did you find this guide? Do you want to add something more in it? I would love to hear your views in comments section below.
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