Listen up blogging nerds and newbies – blogging is hard. Trying to ‘blog like a boss’ is harder.
When I use the term ‘blog like a boss’ I am implying that you are using every marketing avenue, taking every opportunity, and research your butt off to ensure that your blog stands out in this big blogging world.
And no matter how aggressive that sounds, I honestly believe that at least 90% of bloggers ARE blogging their hearts out (if they’re aiming to make a living doing it).
Typically, people become bloggers because they’re passionate about a subject and they’re trying to support themselves without having a 9 to 5 (I’m talking about me. I don’t want to work the 9 to 5).
Replacing a full-time income is H-A-R-D and takes time + effort. If you’re here to make a living from your blog; then I’ve got some things for you to remember to keep (or start) blogging like a boss:
no one is going to judge you and if they do their not your target audience anyways.
you are worth the praise.
your followers will love you for you.
but don’t steal their content – that’s a big no-no.
your success doesn’t depend on theirs.
you’ll get burnt out if it feels like a job. Try to remember why you started.
being your own boss means you’re responsible for parties (and raises!)
if you don’t, you’ll get burnt out.
stay true to you, nobody wants to read a post that sounds like a monotone robot.
you’re not in this alone. Feeling like it? Come join us over in She’s Blogging.
bloggers get social, it’s free marketing afterall.
if you found something on another blog, back-link and give credit; remember, what goes around comes around.
blogging in a cozy space prevents stress!
separate blogging from your life, otherwise it’ll become your life. Set workspaces prevent this.
blog when you feel. If you’re not in the ‘zone,’ your readers will know.
capture your reader by being convincing aka make strong CTAs. (You’re trying to blog like a boss, so show them!)
have tea/coffee, turn on music, and create a blogging routine to get the creative juices flowing.
ad companies slow down your site, pennies per month isn’t worth the pain.
pick days to write, plan, and update your socials so you don’t get overwhelmed in one sitting.
make a checklist for your blog basics (or get one for FREE by clicking here.)
ad companies (especially adsense) can drastically slow down your site and won’t earn you more than pennies a month.
Research blogs, marketing, courses, keywords, basically anything you might need RESEARCH before investing or creating.
to run ads, 99% of ad companies require you to be self-hosted. The best way to decide which hosting service is best for you is to do *research*. I suggest going through the She’s Blogging roadmap before making any decisions.
Pinterest will become your BEST FRIEND if you use it right. It’s one of the top traffic referral sites for successful bloggers!
this comes in handy for billing, collaborating, and more. You can be your brand or you can create a separated entity (like the comma mama).
if you are at your whits end, it’s time to outsource. I mean get a VA, Coach, Marketing Manger (like me) instead of losing opportunities and potential income/traffic.
if you’re earning income from your blog, you’ll need to file taxes (the IRS is no joke). Try and keep track of all your payouts in one place, like a designated account, tracker, or bookkeeper.
I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. Courses are a bloggers life-force! Don’t know something? Take a course!
use your blog to solve problems for your audience! They’ll be more into reading about something that will help them rather than nonsense.
this is you. This is your blog. Keep it consistent in your posting, style, voice, and just you in general!
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