These days, starting a blog is incredibly easy. All you really need to do is choose a name, pick a blogging platform, find a host, and start writing. Of course, you’ll have to change your design or theme at some point, but that isn’t too tricky. However, there is a big difference between starting a blog and running one successfully as a full-time career. This takes a lot more time, dedication, and hard work. If you want to become a full-time blogger and start to make money from your writing, then here are five things you’re going to have to do to improve your blog.
- Post Regularly And Consistently
Blogging full-time requires a lot of dedication. You need to commit to publishing content consistently and regularly. If you don’t, then your readers will stop coming back, and your audience will start to decrease. Mos full-time bloggers publish at least one post a day, but this isn’t always necessary. What’s most important is being consistent. To help you with this, you should set a publishing schedule and try to follow it as closely as you can.
- Switch Up Your Content
- Don’t Clutter Your Pages
To make life easier for you and your readers, and to increase the visual appeal of your blog, it’s important that your pages are as clutter free as possible and actually have some blank spaces. Of course, they shouldn’t be empty, but there also shouldn’t be too many distractions, colors, patterns, or random pictures. Remove any links that don’t work or aren’t relevant and try to focus on the important stuff instead.
- Make Social Sharing Simple
When blogging is your only source of income, it’s vital that you do all that you can to increase your readership. Of course, trying new content and posting regularly will help with this, but it’s also vital that you promote your posts on social media. As well as this, it’s important that you make it easier for your readers to share your content. This means adding social sharing buttons which they can link to their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google accounts.
- Ensure Navigation Is Easy
Your readers don’t want to spend hours on your site searching for the content they want to read. Unless you make it easy for them to find what they’re after, they’ll give up within a few minutes and head to a site that they can navigate easily. Because of this, it’s essential that all of your posts are split into categories, which can easily be located at the top or side of each page. You should also have a search bar that they can use.
If you want to make money as a full-time blogger, then your blog needs to be the best that it can be. Hopefully, if you follow the tips above, you’ll be able to improve your blog and make it the success that you want it to be.
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