Do you want to become a Problogger ?? The answer will be yes for sure.
Becoming a Problogger is a dream of every blogger. Every blogger wants to become one but only few become and are worth becoming a Problogger. The main reason why there is so mush rush in becoming a blogger nowadays is just because of the most successful bloggers out there. People see them generating huge amount of money and are lured towards the lucrative blogging field. But there are certain thing that are overlooked by most of the beginners.
Qualities of a Problogger :
#1. Hard Work.
A human being is becoming lazy day-by-day. He wants everything easily without any work from his side. Same is the scene with bloggers. The only thing they see is the top blogs and bloggers generating 6 to 7 figure amount; but they don’t ever look to the fact that such bloggers have spent 5-6 years blogging or even more.
Imagine if Darren Rowse or Pat Flynn would have given up blogging in some months, would they be sitting at the top spots ?? Every blogger has faced the frustrating months, but they didn’t stop there and worked hard and overcame the frustration.
The most important factor that decide whether you are here to make it big or just to try your luck. Blogging if done with proper blogging gameplan and management can give you huge results. It’s like Ayurvedic medication – the results are slow but bang on. Whenever you ask any successful blogger, what he did in the early days of blogging, he/she will only advice you to keep providing quality content and the rest will be done on autopilot.
You might be knowing Jeremy Schoemaker of Shoemoney.com. If you look at some of his videos, you will see his stats. He has revealed that in the first 3 years of blogging he didn’t earn a single dollar. All he did was fill his blog with high quality content, provide readers what they want and see where he is today.
#3. Never care about Google.
We are quite relying on Google and other search engines to send traffic to our blogs. So in order to rank high in the SERPs the bloggers (including me) commit huge mistakes like keyword stuffing, wrong keyword placement; and instead of getting high standings, they get slashed by Google. This is not the scene with the top bloggers. They never ever care about Google (not saying they don’t follow Google’s rules). They never write a post to rank in Google. Every post that appears on their blogs is with a purpose that solves their readers’ queries.
When you are not worrying about a particular thing, you get it immediately. Don’t worry about Google SERPs and provide quality content and you will be ranking the results.
#4. Never recommends products without using them.
This is one of the most common mistake that a blogger can commit. There are many bloggers who, after getting a decent PR and visitors, starts recommending products that they never use just for the sake of making money with the affiliate links. Where as a Problogger won’t ever use such tactics to earn money.
Have a look at Zac Johnson. He normally writes about different money making places on his blog. But never blindly recommends you to try out something just to make money. He personally tries out a platform or any product and if he gets the proper results, he tells his readers the benefits of that particular thing with proper proofs.
#5. Sharing their experiences.
If you have tested out a system or some new technique and are getting great results; you must share it with other bloggers so that they can too take the advantage. If you are not willing to do that, you are not fit to be a blogger. The true meaning of blogging is to help people who look forward to you. If you want to become a Problogger, you must share your experiences, not only the good ones but also the bad ones so that others don’t commit the same mistakes.
How can you become a Problogger ??
#1. Inculcate all the qualities of a Problogger that I have listed above.
#2. Concentrate on building a brand of yourself. Whenever a person thinks about your name of your blog’s name, he must get a certain image of your blog’s logo or anything of that sort in his mind.
#3. Provide awesome content that engages you readers. Never publish an article just for the sake of updating your blog, rather do it to provide something worthy to your readers.
#4. Provide all the necessary help that your readers are asking you. Don’t ever delete their messages because you don’t want to help. If you are unable to help or will help later, just let them know. Don’t avoid them.
#5. Replying to almost all the messages and emails you get. If you are too popular and you are getting tons of emails daily, it will be difficult. But always try to reply them, it will help you build up a positive image.
#6. Stay open to discussions and encourage more and more feedback from your readers.
#7. Always stay positive and try to build a community where people can interact rather than building a blog.
#8. Don’t rush into making money. Stay right there and do all the above steps and money will flow automatically.
What the Probloggers have to say about their Journey ??
I have tried to get some pro-tips to excel in blogging from the Probloggers so that you (and I) get a better idea of how to kickstart or start afresh to achieve more and more milestones in the future. So have a look at some of the Probloggers revealing their winning strategies below.
“Finding success in the world of blogging is all about building a brand around yourself and becoming the authority and voice within your niche. It’s not easy and it will take a lot of time, but once you have that loyal following, your blog and brand potential is limitless. Once everything is in place and flowing, you will continue to see long-term growth and branding working for you on a daily basis.”
- Zac Johnson, MoneyReign Network.
“To become a professional blogger, I spent 18 months writing helpful and interesting posts every week. I connected with everyone else who blogged on similar topics that I could, and I treated my readers like gold, answering every email, tweet and blog comment I received.”
- Corbett Barr, ThinkTraffic.net
“When I first started blogging I spent a lot of time actually reading other and commenting on blogs. This is a critical step in networking and building connections with other bloggers. Writing a lot of comments really helped me develop my writing style also. The other benefit of reading a lot of blogs is that along the way I found a mentor who helped me stay focused on my goals.”
- Ileane Smith, BasicBlogTips.com
“I worked towards developing targeted content that dealt with real-life blogging problems and their solutions. I tried to offer something unique in terms of content and picking topics which were quite challenging. I also tried to build a community by offering free products, organizing contests and free promotion for more active users. I used to do a lot of commenting and interacting with the pros in the field. One last thing, always keep yourself open to learning new things. Even a newbie can teach you life-changing lessons.”
- Harsh Agarwal, ShoutMeLoud.com
”Even when I was a newbie I believed in the term ‘branding’, that is to make something unique and make that reach masses. So I started branding even simple things related to my blog.
I was confident with what I was doing, I used to experiment a lot with my blog, but I believed if you are confident you can pull off anything, even if you have no idea about what you’re doing. I used to create goals and see the results. I love comparing current and past results, that helps me to check my performance. That’s when I understood results are not something we await, it is something we should create. Things started to work smoothly then. Rest is history. ”
- Pradeep Kumar, HellBoundBloggers.com
10 months ago, I was a Noob. I was not aware of anything related to Blogging and to be frank I never heard of it. I met with some friends (who are also bloggers) who shared their ideas with me which was very motivational for me and I started my blog. I was so inspired that i gave my all efforts (8Hrs Per Day) to gain popularity and later left my job to become ProBlogger. I learned SEO, IM, and still learning and sharing.
Strategies I used- Increased Engagement With All Bloggers, Shared my Knowledge, Always I tried my best to help others, I keep learning everyday, Followed Some Popular Blogs Related to the niche and tried to take ideas from them and implemented it in my blog.
- Amit Shaw, ITechCode.com
Now it’s Completely Over You ….
I am done from my side. Now it’s your turn to help me understand if the points presented above are correct and worthy or I have provided something wrong or disturbing. I am looking forward to active discussion and want your feedback.
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I look forward to hearing from you. Till then, Happy Blogging !!!