You might be thinking that blogging is one of the coolest ways to make money online. But to create a successful blog and make money from that, you need some serious skills. If you are in a hurry and want to make money overnight, then let me tell you that blogging is not for you buddy.
Blogging is not a scheme or a money making program. This is a pure business process and is similar to establishing a physical shop in a local market and selling products from your shop to the customers.
In this article, I will talk about few must have skills every blogger should have, to make their blog successful.
Attitude to help others
Well, the base of blogging is sharing something over the web, whether it’s a website or YouTube or a FaceBook page. But the question is what do you want to share?
Do you know what people are searching for mostly on the internet? It’s the solution of certain problems they are facing in their everyday life. People are also trying to find out something interesting to read & learn, so that they can pass their time effectively.
If you have the attitude to help others or create something interesting to entertain, then definitely you should start a blog and share solutions of various problems people are facing and finding online. It can be anything, but the point here is that you should have the attitude of helping people.
Good content writing skills
If you think that you can hire some writers and start your blog, then remember one thing that there are millions of similar blogs available already. If you have a plan to start a new website, then go ahead and be ready to compete with the big giants.
But if you want to share something unique, then you have to learn the basics of content writing. Because without that you can’t express your knowledge into words. Try to read more and gain more knowledge, listen to various videos where people are explaining similar problems and then narrate the same in your style.
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation
SEO is one of the must to have skills in blogging. If you know how to write content, but if your content is not properly SEO optimised, then it will not be eligible to come on top of Google search. Even if you share something very unique, your article will not be noticed by anyone.
That’s why you have to learn the basics of on-page SEO techniques, how to write SEO content and optimize for various keywords.
Knowledge of setting up an WordPress blog
There is no doubt that WordPress is the most popular and easy to use CMS of the current time. If you want to be a successful blogger, then there should not be a single doubt about your WordPress skills.
You should know how to set up a blog, use various plug-ins, play with the theme and many more key things which will help you manage a WordPress blog. Although you may not be able to handle critical errors, but you should know where to go to find a valid answer or solution of your problem.
You have to be social
If you think that you will simply write articles and do enough on page SEO to rank them higher, you may not get the desired result. Blogging is all about sharing knowledge, networking and gaining authority. If people don’t know about you, how come they recommend you, if your work is genuine?
Try to be active in social media and make friends. Try to help each other, look for blog collaboration opportunitities to increase your reach and get popular.
These are few of the key skills one must have to become a good blogger. Creating a website may not be that difficult these days, but blogging is not just having a website. It is beyond that and one have to learn and share regularly and try to create a long-term website which is worthy for readers.
Then only one can make money from a blog. By following some shortcuts, you can definitely earn some money, but that will not be a regular income. So, try to make a blog which can generate income regularly and become your consistent passive income source.