Before starting your blog, how your blog would like to be? How many months have passed after your blog launch? Have you reached a status that you would like to?
If your dreams still not come true then it doesn’t mean that blogging is hard. It means you haven’t found still what you should do.
Are you new blogger or want to start one?
Do you want to start a new blog and do you have some dreams on how it would be? Not an issue how much time you are dreaming. But you have to check the reality of your dream. You should have a plan on how you are going to do.
Until you prepare a plan to change your dreams as true, it will be a nightmare always. So go below to set realistic plans and goals.
Every blogger dreams a lot before start a blog
Everyone’s dream is this. But I say about this in my own words (because it was my dream too) so that you will know what I thought before launch of blog.
In my dream -> I sleep and wake at a morning. I check my earnings. My earnings for previous day is at least mid 3 figure dollars. Then I check my traffic and there is a spike in graph then I go to my email, there some business opportunities have been waiting for me. I choose few of them which I believe as good ones.
My long dream goes like this. If I would have to tell my full dream then this post will not be enough. Ok. We will come to real life now.
No part of my dream comes true in my previous two blogs. But my current blog goes in right direction. So I thought that it would be helpful to you if I could share my points on how my dreams should have been and how should I have to plan to convert my dreams into real.
Below are some of the things I was dreaming for it.
1. Make money through blogging
Making money through blogging will be hard until you realize some things.
You have to give a lot before you can get. You should think twice on everything with future aspect and passive benefits. You should learn a lot before you make your first income. More than these things sometimes you will have to loss money before you make money.
If you don’t experience any of the above then yes you have to wait some more years to make a living online.
What can you do instead dream?
You should realize “nothing is easy”. Everything comes with practice. Money goes to hard workers and smart thinkers.
Until you think smart and work hard, you have to run your blog by learning something regarding make money blogging and experiences of other people who making a living online through blogging.
You should choose to work further any one of the method these people used. Once you choose a method you can completely learn the basics of that method you have to know before start your blog.
Watch closely who makes money in your blogging niche and how he makes money. When you look for their methods, don’t just watch what he currently do, instead that, see what he did in his early days.
The 80% of success he live with now are results of what he had done in his early days. This process will make you understand where the fundamental is for earning money through your blog.
2. I want to become popular
I was not alone thinking to be a celebrity.
I have been asked by few of my friends also about how to be popular through blogging? How to grow my blog popular? Instead answering them, I ask a question “What do you exactly meant by popular in blogging?” Almost I receive answers with the same answer “I want to be popular but I don’t know what should do and please help to make me popular by starting a blog.”
If you really want to become popular or if you want to make your blog popular then first decide what do you want to do? How are you going to do? If you ask these questions yourself then you will achieve.
There are several methods I use to bring my blog popular. One of them is videos. I am creating screencasts and I am uploading my own face to face videos. Through this I build my blog name.
Another one method is, helping readers. I am helping a lot of people to customize their blog. So often when ever someone struggle to design thesis theme they refer my blog name and I am receiving lot of traffic. There are still more methods I use to spread my blog name as popular. But that is for another post.
3. I will be writing a Lot of Content
This was also one of the things I was dreaming.
Some people think that they should write more posts so that they can grow their blog fast. But if we list out blogs which do several posts per day then there will very few of popular news blogs.
Apart from that most of the popular blogs have low frequency but consistency. So remember giving a lot of content to your blog is not a bright idea to grow your blog.
What you can do?
You can write killer posts and post with consistency. You may only post 2 posts per week. These posts will be enough if you prepare with quality.
4. I will get more loyal readers
(This was also one of my dreams.)
Getting a lot of new readers will be great achievement. What is the benefit if all of them come only once but never back? Even though you have received great traffic if you can’t convert them as loyal readers then there is no use of that traffic.
So make sure to prepare some plans for converting your first time readers into loyal readers.
You won’t understand this until you receive huge traffic in a day. You have been waiting for such a day. That day comes naturally for any bloggers when you post one best stuff.
But after a while once the whole traffic come and go out, you will start to realize you have been missing something to convert your newcomers as regular readers.
On that day you will be worrying more because you thought building traffic was your major problem but you realized converting traffic as loyal traffic is the real issue.
So instead dreaming about huge traffic spikes, concentrate building pillar contents so that you will bring your dream as true in one day.
5. I should get spikes in my Traffic statistics
I was dreaming to see spikes on my traffic graphs.
Do you check often your Google analytics to see how much traffic you have received from Google and referring websites? Is the number of traffic coming through search engines constant? No peak or growth in your referring websites?
There is nothing more to expect from Google and other websites. Google will show off what you have showed to it. If you want more from search engines then you have to go and put some efforts for these search engines.
Otherwise there will nothing happen, you just watch traffic statistics but not working on your blog.
If your dream is building traffic then take some action to make it happen. Here are few tips to do.
If you plan and work on certain methods regularly then you will be soon occupying multiple results in single page of Google SERP.
Action to be taken: 1
Create Videos and distribute these videos to multiple video sharing websites all over online. If you do it, you can easily occupy multiple results of SERP.
Action to be taken: 2
Create articles with a link back to your blog and submit these articles in ezinearticles & squidoo. These article websites have high page rank and Google loves these websites so that your article will occupy one place in Google.
Action to be taken: 3
Submit your contents to multiple content distribution websites so that their pages will occupy one of the SERP results.
There are still plenty of techniques available to promote. But the trick is in your hand. You can’t expect huge traffic from Google unless you work something on it.
6. I will get more page rank
Bloggers dream day & night and expect their page rank to jump straight to higher number. They have been refreshing toolbars on mornings of month end to look for page rank update.
They don’t put any special effort for getting high page rank. But dream for it. If you just dream, it will not happen in coming days. Instead dream for it, you should know what are the factors trigger page rank and how many of them can be controlled by you.
If you know how to work on these factors then you are almost done. Just apply the factors on your blog and grab your dream page rank. Here are tips for some factors that you can improve.
Action to be taken: 1 – On Page SEO.
Your all posts and pages should be optimized for search engines.
The first point you should do is, ensure h1 tag for titles, h2 tag for sub titles and h3 for important keywords. The second thing you have to do is, ensure quality interlinks and outgoing links. Third point is keyword optimization. Ensure important keywords availability in URL and through out the posts.
You have more control in your On page SEO than any other page rank factor. So get most out of them.
Action to be taken: 2 – Off page SEO
You can’t control full aspects of off page SEO. But you can do at least what the basics we can.
For example, some video sharing websites offer do-follow links. So you can create videos and submit your link in description. Ex: Vimeo, Videojug. Youtube provides only one do follow link from Youtube channel. You can use it too.
I have given some of the factors which I used to achieve my dreams. Always there are some factors to convert dreams into reality. So find out those factors to work on it.
Don’t be a dreamer. As you dream, blogging is not such a lucky thing. You can’t make a lot of money before give a lot of information. You will need to learn, giveaway and be patience.
Everything comes true when you take action. Be a do-er. Whenever you dream for something, just stop dreaming, find the factors and work on them.
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