So you decided to create a blog. You posted your first article and waited for the money to start rolling in.
Quickly you found out that blogging is much more than writing blog posts!
This article will share 15 powerful yet extremely simple blogging tricks and tips that will grow your audience in record time.
Best of all, you can start implementing them today!
Blogging Trick # 1 – Use Yoast SEO
There are many search engine plugins that will optimize your blog posts for your keywords. Yoast SEO is one of the best.
It is very easy to use. It will give you suggestions to improve the on page SEO of your post.
Once you complete the suggestions, a green dot will appear next the suggestion.
Here’s an example:
Try to get a “green light” for all the suggestions for you post. Also target “highly searched but low competition keywords” for your posts.
Blogging Trick # 2 – Take Advantage Of The Comment Luv Plugin
Use Yoast SEO for your “one page” SEO. For your backlinks, take advantage of the Comment Luv plugin.
If you have Comment Luv installed, it will work simultaneously with other blogs that also have the Comment Luv plugin installed.
When you make a comment on one of the blogs, Comment Luv will display a link to your latest blog post under your comment.
If you share your comment via one of the social media links like facebook or twitter, Comment Luv will give you more blog posts to link to.
Even though these links are not the strongest links there are, over time they will help with improving the search traffic to your posts.
Someone might also click directly to your blog post from the link in your comments.
You can get traffic just by leaving good comments on other blogs.
Here is a list of over 100 Blogs that use Comment Luv.
Blogging Trick #3 – Always Use The Active Voice
Always use the active voice vs. passive voice in your writing. It makes it easier for your audience to read.
This sounds technical so let’s explain with an example.
This is passive voice: “You will want to write in the active voice.”
This is active voice: “Always write in the active voice.”
Notice how that is straight to the point and much easier to read?
Blogging Trick #4 – Leave Plenty Of Whitespace
Big long paragraphs are intimidating to read. Break them up into just a few sentences.
Even have some one sentence paragraphs like this.
You might make enemies with your English teacher but you are not writing for her anymore. Do whatever you can to make the reading easier for your audience.
Blogging Trick # 5 – Shorten Your Sentences
Here’s a long sentence:
“Here is a perfect example of a sentence that is longer than it needs to be and it makes it harder for your audience to comprehend.”
Shorten it like this:
“This is an example of a long sentence.”
It still conveys the same meaning if we cut out unnecessary words like “perfect” and change phrases like “a sentence that is longer than it needs to be.”
Also note that we’ve already talked about making the text easier to read. This is already implied, so you can leave out phrases like “because it makes it harder for your audience to read.”
This might have been a wordy explanation but Keep It Simple and Short.
You may want to occasionally add extra words or make the paragraphs longer for a sense of flow but in general keep it as short as possible.
Blogging Trick #6 – Keep Notes On Your Phone
Your best blogging ideas will not come while you are at your computer. They will happen when you are in the grocery store, while you are commuting and many other odd times during the day.
Use an app like “Evernote” to quickly note these “random” ideas during the day.
You can even have a small pocket notebook and pen but make sure you capture these random gems during the day so you don’t forget them.
Blogging Trick #7 – Spend A Lot Of Time On Your Main Picture
Always use a main picture for post sharing. You’ve spent a lot of time creating your article, don’t skimp and just post any picture.
Find one that really stands out. Add text to the photo. Add a border.
You may even want to outsource and have this done by someone on Fiverr.
People will notice this when your article gets shared, so make sure it stands out!
Blogging Trick #8 – Become A Master At Writing Headlines
The headline is the most important part of your article. It will determine whether or not someone reads your article.
Pay attention to the headlines of the articles you read and find out what grabbed your attention.
Study articles on how to write better headlines. This is one skill that is worth learning.
One site that has great headlines to model is ViralNova.
Blogging Trick #9 – Collect Emails
You always want collect emails. You site needs more than a “sign up for updates” link.
You want to create a lead magnet. PLR reports are good to use but if you can create your own “freebie” it is even better.
Have an optin form in your sidebar and always have a link to your squeeze page at the bottom of every article.
Consider a popup. Everyone hates them but they work. You can play it safe or you can use a popup and get the most subscribers.
Every time you write an article, notify your list and get instant traffic.
To help you manage your list as well as automate the process of contacting them, and are among the best third party autoresponders out there.
If you would rather pay once, instead of monthly, there’s a new player in town called InboxingPro.
InboxingPro helps members build their email lists and uses a special system to ensure emails get delivered to subscribers’ inboxes, rather than spam boxes.
, before it starts charging monthly.
Blogging Trick #10 – Pick A Sub-Niche In A Niche
Being a big fish in a small pond is better to start than being a little fish in a big pond.
Don’t pick a general niche like internet marketing as there is way too much competition.
Instead pick a sub-niche. For instance choose social media, email marketing, copywriting etc…
You could even pick a sub-niche in a sub-niche. For instance instead of social media, you could choose twitter or facebook.
It is better to become an expert first in a sub-niche and then work your way up to becoming an expert in the general niche.
Blogging Trick #11 – Get Hosting Which Gives You More Than Hosting Each Month
Most bloggers pay for hosting with the big names like Bluehost and Hostgator and they only get hosting.
You can pay for hosting and get much more than hosting, thanks to .
And what’s best is that you can pay monthly, rather than yearly.
It even allows you to pay monthly and gives you much more than hosting.
You get hosting as well as paid traffic and many other extras as bonuses each and every month.
Blogging Tip # 12 – Be Consistent
Blogging is a relationship and every relationship thrives on consistency. Make a commitment to the amount of times you will blog.
Even if it is just every two weeks, make a commitment to publish a new article every two weeks. Set it on your calendar and do it!
Blogging Tip #13 – Have A Template
Always have a template to follow when you write a new article.
Here are some suggestions:
Create the best possible headline
Have a main image that draws people in
Have an opening story that encourages people to read further
Make sure the post is scannable… Lots of white space and bullets… Plenty of subheadings
Create a summary
Close with a great question that encourages people to comment
Blogging Trick #14 – Don’t Quit
The most important mindset in blogging is to never give up. The gurus will make it sound a lot easier than it is because easy sells.
If you are not making $1,000 dollars a month within 30 days, don’t give up. This is an unrealistic expectation.
However, if you are consistent you can make $1,000 a month maybe in a year.
You WILL make mistakes but they are ways of teaching you what not to do. You might not get the results you want but keep on trying.
Eventually you WILL l get it. Often the people that are successful are just the ones who stuck it out.
So have realistic expectations and make a commitment to yourself that no matter what you will not quit.
For more reasons why you shouldn’t give up, check out this amazing article right here on Kingged:
Blogging Trick #15 – Start Selling From Day 1
You don’t have to wait for many months or years to start selling on your blog. If you want to achieve success in record time, it’s ideal to start selling from the first day.
Yes, I know you most probably won’t have your own product to start selling, that’s not a problem.
You can start selling PLR products as yours and take 100% of the money you make.
That’s the beauty with PLR products. They help bloggers make money quickly, without spending days, weeks or even months creating their own products.
One of the best PLR membership sites to get products from right now is .
You not only get products to use and resell as yours, but you also get hosting for life and autoresponder for life, as bonuses.
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