Do you want to know how to become a successful blogger? It’s all in the mind! How you think about your blog and how you approach blogging make a huge difference.
Take a Look Back
Let’s take a moment to think back to when you first started blogging. Why did you start? If you haven’t started yet, then just think about why you want to.
Was it just for fun? Did you want a place to talk about your life? Did you want to share a unique point of view?
Fast forward 6 months or a year and you absolutely LOVE blogging! You’re getting a few hits every month but you want it to become more. You want to increase your audience and your influence. Maybe you’re making a little bit of money, too, but you know you can do better.
You’ve seen so many other bloggers who are on FIRE. They have a huge following and make tons of money with their blog, so why can’t you?
Learn How Successful Bloggers Think
To grow your blog beyond the reach of a few friends and family, you need to make sure you’re actually thinking about growth. Be prepared to make some sacrifices (doing what I want instead of what people want is really hard for me too!). Shift your focus from talking about what YOU want to your readers would want to hear.
The be a successful blogger, you need to start thinking of your blog differently. If you continue thinking of it as just a hobby, that’s all it will ever be. You’ll always be doing things that are best for you rather than what’s best for other people.
Your blog is more than just a writing space online. You need to be able to convince everyone of that too! Your connection with other people is what will make you stand out. That connection is why people visit various blogs. How can you make your blog the go-to place for what you write about?
6 Mistakes That are Ruining Your Blog Growth
Here are 6 mistakes you’re making right now if you haven’t seen much growth. If you can correct these 6 things, you’ll be on your way to a more successful blog.
- Blogging is easy
- Growth will be quick
- Blogging is just something fun to do
- You don’t want to spend money
- You don’t have a specific audience in mind
- You’re waiting to finally “get lucky” and go viral
If you aren’t interested in growing your blog, then go ahead and keep doing these things. Knowing about this will only help if you’re interested in growth and moving beyond hobby blogging.See 6 mistakes that could be costing you blog trafficClick To Tweet
Did you know that most bloggers fail? It’s usually because of some combination of the above.
It’s way more difficult than they thought.
Or they quit after only 6 months (or less!).
Or it was never more than a personal diary.
Or they just never learned how to create a successful blog.
You don’t want to be one of these people, do you? While sometimes yes, there’s a bit of luck involved, you can’t expect to sit around and wait to strike gold. You have to make your own luck!
Fortunately, I have 7 ways to can change your thinking to that of a success-seeking blogger.
7 Ways to Start Thinking Like a Successful Blogger
Rather than allow yourself to fail, take charge! Change the way you’re thinking. If you can fit each one of these things into your blog plan, you can build a great a blog that people will be waiting to read every week.
You’re going to need to spend some time (through audience research and learn how to blog successfully), you need to spend a little bit of money ($1 is all it takes to ensure your growth will stay with you from host to host) and you have to think more about your audience than yourself.7 ways you can start thinking like a successful bloggerClick To Tweet
The Mindset of a Successful Blogger Email Course
I’ve created a guide that will help you identify your mistakes and how you can correct your thinking so you’re ready for success. Yes, I’m aaaaall about success here at Blogging Butterfly!
You can get more information in this free 7-day email course. It will tell you exactly what you can do to change your mindset and give you tips for moving forward with your blog. If you’re serious about becoming a successful blogger, sign up now and try each one of these tips!