Many people start a blog thinking it will be their recipe to success. Now that thought is true. Yes you can run a blog and make money. Lots of it in fact. However, you have to put in a lot of time and work to get to that level.
It’s many people who start the process, but never see blogging all the way through to get to the pot at the end of the rainbow.
If your looking to create a successful, thriving brand that will put you at top of the blogging game and make deposits in your bank account, it’s a few good habits to pick up.
Below are 5 habits that you need to adopt that will ensure your success as a blogger.
1. They Treat It Like A True Business
You have to take blogging seriously. It’s something you have to work diligently to grow. It takes hard work to create awesome content and gain subscribers. Blogging is like growing a garden. With enough cultivation it will grow and give you everything you want it to be. You just have to put in the work.
2. They Post Consistently
You don’t have to write three blog posts a day and post every hour on the hour on Instagram, but you can’t abandon your blog for two weeks either. People can lose interest quickly. People’s attention spans are very short these days. Keep your readers frequently engaged. Create a schedule for your blog posts weekly. Even decided what you will blog about as well so you can have a clear picture.
3. They Are Not Quitters!
There are going to be some days you don’t hit your numbers. Sometimes your followers might seem a little quiet and there is a dip in engagements for a few weeks. Setbacks will happen. Quitting is absolutely not the answer. Successful bloggers know it takes persistence and time to create that kind of traffic. That setback will set you up for the come up! Find out why the setback happened and come up with a plan to not repeat it. No quitting!
4. They Set Goals
Set goals and crush the hell out of them! Setting goals holds you accountable and lets you see your hard work pay off. Bloggers set goals of having a certain number of subscribers to their blog or page views. The feeling you get after accomplishing your goals is exhilarating! As you accomplish those goals you will see your blog grow tremendously.
5. They Team Up
Successful bloggers collaborate with others to extend their reach. Whether it is a brand or another blogger, this will make blogs grow. Guest posting on other’s blogs or even creating a product together are ways to team up to make magic happen.