I’ve been blogging on this blog for almost 4 years now. It’s been a really slow road for me just because I didn’t/don’t have the time to turn it into a business. I learned little by little how to get my blog out there so that it was a little more than a hobby, but not a huge business. I love where I am right now with my blog, but I still love learning about the business side of blogging too.
There is so much to know!
And luckily there are bloggers who have spelled it out for you. There are ebooks and posts all about learning how to blog, successful blogging tips, and how to make money blogging. So if you’re just starting your blog or are ready to take it to the next level, this is a great place to start.
It can be a little overwhelming if you’re just getting started. But one of the best things about blogging is that it isn’t a competition. Bloggers work together and have to work together to be successful.
One of the best things for me was joining a bunch of blogging support Facebook groups. They can be for sharing social media, sharing sponsored posts, or just to share information. Definitely search for some blogging Facebook groups! Start with a local one. I’m in 3 different groups for Utah bloggers.
I’ve gathered some tips for successful blogging to share with you as a resource. I hope you find it helpful!
I also have a Pinterest Board called Blog Tips and Designs that has tons more tips if you want to follow along!
Great Tips from Experienced Bloggers
Here are some awesome tips written by bloggers who have been doing this for a while. They share some of their best tips with you starting from what they first learned while blogging and what they’ve learned through lots of trial and error.
Start a Blog from First Site Guide
Starting a Blog from On Blast Blog
How to Start a Blog – Step by Step Guide from Start Blogging Online
(Includes a switching your blog from Blogger to WordPress tutorial!)
How to Start a Blog (And Make Money Doing It) from Crazy Little Projects
Blogging Tips from Dawn Nicole
31 Small Ways to Grow Your Blog from Kirsten Oliphant
There are lots of companies and free lancers who can design a beautiful blog for you. But if you don’t have the money for that just yet, here are some tips on designing your own blog.
How to Build a Beautiful Blog from Moms & Crafters
How to Revamp You About Page from the thinking closet
How I Made My Blogger Blog My Own from Bethany the ngnrdgrl
One of the biggest parts of blogging is social media. You need to find a way for others to see your great ideas because it won’t happen on your own. Here are some great resources for building your social media accounts.
How to Get More Facebook Likes from Living on a Dime
Promoting Blog Posts from it’s me, debcb
10 Free Ways to Grow Your Blog Traffic from Creating & Co
Making Money Blogging
Once you are ready to make money blogging, there are tons of ways to do it! From sponsored posts to affiliate links to ads. Here are some great resources on where to start!
70+ Media Companies and Networks for Bloggers from A Spectacled Owl
How to Make Money Blogging from Real Talk Moms
3 Ways Bloggers Make Money at What’s Up Fagans
How to Authentically Make Money Money Blogging (Without Selling Your Soul or Readers) from Live Simply
Blogging can take a lot of time and effort, but you can do it! And the great thing is, you can decide how much time and effort you want to put into it. It can be your hobby or a small business. It’s up to you! Good luck!
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