How To Blog Full-Time As A Career
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Over the last few years, there are a lot of different careers that have sprung up, offering people a lot more freedom and control over their own work life than ever before. Of all of these, the most popular by far has to be blogging. Thousands of people, all over the world have been turning the stories of their own lives and opinions into successful blogs that bring in a decent amount of income.
Of course, that’s often a lot easier said than done and with so many people attempting to do the same thing, turning your blog into a career can be pretty challenging. However, that being said, it’s not impossible. You just have to be willing to put the time and hard work into your blog and to follow these simple tips.
Make your blog easy to find
There is no point in constantly updating your blog with a large amount of incredibly high-quality content if no one is actually able to find it. This is the biggest stumbling block that a lot of people run into. They create a blog, start updating it, and then just expect readers to materialize out of nowhere. In reality, things are a little bit more complicated than that.
You’ve got to make it so that if someone is searching online for the kind of content that you produce, that your blog can be easily seen. The only way to do this is through having decent SEO. A lot of people are aware of SEO but don’t fully understand how to use it properly. It truth, SEO can be very complicated, and you might be better off hiring an SEO agency to help improve yours.
However, if you want to improve your SEO yourself, it’s important to remember that you need to integrate it into your content properly. Just throwing out keywords and phrases is going to get your blog blacklisted by sites like Google.
Help people share your content
Of course, you can’t always rely on people to try and search for your blog. In reality, a lot of people take a rather passive approach to finding new content online. Because of this, the vast majority of people tend to find new blogs and websites through recommendations from friends and people on social media. You need to make sure that people can easily share the content from your blog on their social media pages. That way you can essentially turn your readers into free advertising for your blog.
Provide engaging content
Of course, none of this is going to be worth anything if you’re not able to actually keep people reading and coming back. Most blogs make their money through advertising and promotion. If no one is interested in the things that you write, then you’re never going to earn a penny.
Make sure that, whatever you’re writing about, you’re writing honestly and openly. Make your writing dynamic and engaging, not to mention breaking up the text with images so that people don’t find themselves switching off when confronted with a giant wall of text. If your readers aren’t engaged, it won’t matter how good your blog is otherwise.