Blogging has become very popular among youngsters not only to make money but also a serious career option. Daily thousands of young bloggers across the world join blogosphere.
However, not all of them are going to be successful as a blogger. Many just quit because they don’t have that determination and passion to continue blogging.
If you’ve decided to continue and want to become a successful blogger then you need to give a check where exactly your blogging is going.
You need to check on these following points.
The Exact Niche of the Blog
First, you’ve to distinguish the exact niche of your blog. If you fail to do that then the online readers would never come to know what your blog is all about.
Whenever, a visitor lands on your blog he or she must be able to appreciate what you’re writing about.
Perhaps, this is the biggest challenge that a blogger has to face. Some of the bloggers which are smart enough have clear picture what there blog is all about.
However, many fail to appreciate the exact niche or topic of their blog and they don’t succeed.
So, your blog must be able to tell what it’s all about to the people online.
Content That You’re Creating
Next you need to check is the quality of the content you’re writing daily. If you don’t have something unique and informative to offer then readers mightn’t be interested in it.
If you’re unable or unwilling to create good content then as a blogger you’ve no future.
A good content can’t be created so easily. As you need to spend time reading and researching data on the internet. It’s very painstaking and requires a lot of patience.
Young bloggers usually lack patience because they’re in a great hurry.
Therefore, your content must offer something interesting to readers rather a rundown.
The Initial Response from Readers
Right from the moment when you launched your blog for the first time to the point when you’re reading this article, you need to capitalize on the response given by your readers.
It can be comments or reactions given by them after reading a blog post. You need to follow up and reply every question that they’re asking.
If you fail to do so then you’re losing authority of your blog and as a blogger too.
To improve your blogging you need to know what your readers are asking. You’ve to be concerned about their problem and offer solution every time you’re uploading a blog post.
Thus, responding to initial response from your readers would differentiate you from other bloggers.
Number of Unique Visitors Daily
Next is the traffic or number of unique visitors that are coming to your blog daily. You could use free tools like Google Analytics to find out this.
To make your blog successful you need to pull heavy traffic on to your blog. You also need to know the type of visitors coming to your blog. We shall talk about this in a great detail in next paragraph.
But the point that I want to make here is that traffic is perhaps the most important factor if your blog has to survive stiff competition.
Therefore, you need to find ways to get unique and quality traffic to your blog.
Identifying Kind of your Audience
Here again I would recommend to use Google Analytics to identify your blog audience.
You don’t need just traffic but quality traffic. Only quality traffic could generate the revenue or money the way you wanted.
You’ve to know what types of people are coming on your blog. Their demographics and more importantly what’s their purchasing power.
If you’ve a traffic coming to your blog with a great purchasing power then you can generate a lot of money. So to attract quality traffic you need to write according to their need and demand.
Use Google analytics and other such tool to dig deep inside identifying your audience.
Missing the Plot – Blogging or Marketing?
There is a subtle difference between blogging and marketing. You need to check whether you’re blogging or marketing.
Blogging is more about writing skills and marketing has more to do with selling products.
You can do both but blogging is relatively easier than marketing, although there is more money in marketing than blogging.
I suggest you to focus only on blogging for now later on you can move to marketing.
Hence, it’s important for you to figure out whether you’re blogging or marketing.
Exploiting SEO and Leveraging Social Media
Today a blog is successful only when it is aptly optimized for a search engine and integrated with various social media platforms.
As a blogger you should never underestimate the power of SEO. Although you don’t have to learn SEO like an expert but you can learn basics of it.
Choose keywords that closely represent your niche then for backlinks you’ve to get links from other websites.
Similarly leverage the power of social media to spread a word about your blog.
For all these things you don’t to hire a professional and pay thousands of dollars because you can do it on your own.
Have You Started to Generate Handsome Income?
In the end, your success as a blogger would be evaluated by the income you’re generating monthly.
If after so much of hard work you’re not able to generate a handsome income then you might be going wrong somewhere.
You need to examine all the points that I mentioned above. You would make money only when you’re moving in a right direction.
Hence, every new blogger should do a reality check after he or she has started blogging. Points in this article could certainly help them to make their blog better.