8 Things Every Blogger Must Do Every Day

One of the best things about being a blogger is freedom. That comes with a price though, you need to have discipline. There are things you need to do every day if you want to be a successful blogger, here are the 8 things every blogger must do every day in order to succeed.

8 Things Every Blogger Must Do Every Day

8 things every blogger must do every day.

1) Blog Everyday.

This is big, my recommendation is it if you want to have a successful blog you need to blog every day, especially if it is your first blog.

I know there are some gurus out there that tell you that you should not, the main reason that I recommend blogging every single day is that when your just starting out, you do not know your voice yet, your writing will not be the best, so blogging every day will help you to practice and improve, remember doing is the only way to learn something.

2) Take Care of Yourself.

8 Things Every Blogger Must Do Every Day

When you start blogging, most of the time you will be sitting with your computer, and that can be bad for your health, my recommendation with this is that you need to start eating healthily, doing some physical exercises, and sleeping well.

For me what I do is that I walk 10,000 steps 4-5 days per week, reducing the amount of sugar I take and I sleep 7 to 8 hours per day.

By doing this I improved my general health and my productivity has increased a lot, find out what fits your personality and go for it.

3)  Promote  Your Blog

You need to promote your blog, especially if it is not getting enough traffic from Google, the issue here is that from posting an article to your blog and ranking it and start getting free traffic it may take between 3 weeks and 3 months.

You need to create a couple of social media accounts where you can share your blog and bring some visitors to your site.

4) Improve Your Offer.

There are many ways to make money from your blog, it does not matter if you are selling your own product and services or you are promoting affiliate offers, always there is a way to improve your offer, you can make your product better, you can add bonuses to affiliate offers, etc.

You need to find out which type of content is bringing more traffic to your site and promote offers that match those inquires.

5) Get Paid.

money

If the main reason for creating your blog was to make money then you need to make sure that every day you get paid.

It is very difficult to accomplish this when you’re just starting but after few months your blog will start generating income.

You can learn 10 ways to make money from your blog here.

6) Live a Life.

8 Things Every Blogger Must Do Every Day

Blogging can be very addictive, especially when you start making some money and most people start to neglect the main reason why they started a blog in the first place, their freedom.

You need to find time to do things you love, enjoy life, go out with your friends or spouse, play with your kids if you have, etc.

7) Engage with your audience.

When your audience starts to grow, some of them will start leaving comments on your blog or social media, you need to find time to reply to those comments and answer any question they might have for you. I know this can be very difficult as your blog gets bigger but you must find the time.

8) Read more than you write.

You need to read more, that is the truth, find some bigger bloggers in your niche, I would say 10 to 20 follow them, read everything they write.

This will help you to find out what topics are hot at the moment, you will get exposed to different writing styles and blog layouts, if you leave comments and engage with their content, you will start building relationships with other bloggers and this can benefit you a lot.

Final words

Those are the 8 things every blogger must do every day in order to succeed, how many among those things are you doing right now? let me know in the comment section below.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog in 2021

There are some gurus out there telling people that blogging is dead, this is not true at all, that is why in this post I am going to share with you 10 reasons why you should start a blog in 2021.

Can you make money blogging in 2021?

This is the question I get every day, the simple answer is yes, you can make a lot of money blogging, I own several blogs and I make money from all of them and I know many people who make full-time blogging.

Here are 10 ways you can make money from blogging.

10 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog in 2021

10 reasons why you should start a blog in 2021

So here are the reasons why.

1) Income for years to come.

One of the reasons why you should create a blog in 2021 is the possibility of creating an income stream for many years to come.

If you publish high-quality articles on your blog, they will keep bringing traffic and sales to your blog for many years to come (as long as the information is relevant).

I have a blog that I create 3 years ago, posted few articles, I still get sales from it.

2) Cheap to set up.

I had a local store before moving online, in order to make my business run, I had to rent a store, buy merchandise and stay there all day waiting for customers to come to the store.

The good thing about blogging is that it is very cheap to set up, you can get a domain name and host for less than $1oo per year.

For the domain name, I recommend Namecheap.

For the hosting, I recommend Bluehost.

3) It could replace your job.

When your blog starts to gain traction and start making you some money, the income will increase very quickly.

Depending on where you live, this income can replace the income you get from your job even in less than a year.

For me living in Mexico, I was getting around $10000 per year, to have a blog that is generating about $900 was enough to replace my income.

If you make more money from your job, let say $10,000 per month, it may take you more time for your blog to replace your income.

After reaching this point most people decide to leave their job some not, I did not leave my job. Actually, I like my job.

4) You could work from anywhere.

This is another thing I like about blogging, you can blog from anywhere. Sometimes I blog from my bed, sometimes at the beach, sometimes I go to the library, and when I travel I write a lot of blog posts during my flight especially those long haul ( my favorite route is Mexico City-Instabul, which is 12 on the plane).

So if you are the type of person who likes to travel the work, blogging is for you and you can start one today.

5) Your blog can explode.

When you start blogging few people will be reading your blog, as you publish more articles, you will attract more visitors.

As your blog becomes more popular there is a possibility of your blog exploding, this is what I mean, let say your blog gets 1000 visitors per day and makes you $100, one day you will wake up with and your blog will be receiving 10,000 of visitors and $1,000, and that will change your life forever.

All you need is one article that will get viral, but it is very difficult to predict which one, so keep blogging, and before you know it your blog will go viral.

6) It is a great community.

When you have a blog you will be able to connect with other bloggers, most bloggers will be more than happy to help you out, you can ask questions and other bloggers will be happy to answer them, you can use your experience and help others.

There are many great bloggers communities on the web, just go to Facebook and find groups that are related to blogging and you will find a lot of them.

My favorite affiliate/blogging community is Affilorama, you can join it for free here.

7) Work at your own pace.

When you start a blog, there is no boss to tell you when you should blog, and no one will force you to blog, you can choose the schedule that suits you.

You can blog every day, you can blog every weekend or when you feel like it( I do not recommend though).

This will give you flexibility, for example, you can still have a normal job and still run a blog as I did, you can write two posts per day and accelerate your success, the choice is yours.

8) Spend more time with family.

When you start making money from your blog, it can give you the freedom to spend more time with the family.

Since you have a flexibility of time, you can choose to spend more time having breakfast and dinner with your family, you can take your significant other out, travel, and do anything that will keep your family together.

9) It is a good investment for the future.

Do not get me wrong, starting a successful blog is hard, and it may take you a long time before you start seeing and type of income and most people quit before reaching the point that the blog will generate them and money.

But each article you post in your blog is an investment for the future, let me put it like this,  let say that each article you write will make you $1 per day three month from now, if you write one article per day in three months you should start making at least $100 per day.

So each article you post on your blog is a future investment.

10) It will open new doors for you.

Blogging is great, your readers will see you as an expert in the topic, companies will start contacting you for your advice, you will start getting speaking gigs, book proposals, etc. The limit is not the sky here, the limit is your imagination.

You have no idea how many companies wants you to work with me, many of them want me to promote their products in my blogs but one that caught my attention was Resideo, yes the former Honeywell home, in June last year they contacted me to form part of their digital marketing team, guess how they found me, one of their recruiters read my blog.

Final words

Those are my 10 reasons why you should start a blog in 2021, do you have a blog? if yes share your link in the comment section below, and if the answer is no, it is time to create one, here is how you can start an affiliate marketing blog.

 

10 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM BLOGGING IN 2021

Do you want to start a blog or you have a new blog and wondering how are you going to make money from it? Then you are in luck because today I am going to share with you 10 ways to make money from blogging in 2021.

Before we start with ways you can make money from blogging, let start with the elephant in the room, can you make real money from blogging?

Can you make a living blogging?

My answer is a big yes, you absolutely can make a living blogging and it can be very lucrative. However, the harsh truth is that most bloggers (according to statistics more than 90%) do not make any money , and some make few dollars here and there and very few make a lot of money.

10 ways to make money from blogging in 2021.

10 ways to make money from blogging in 2021.

1. Display ads

This is the easiest way to make money from your blog, all you need is to start a blog and put some content in it, then you apply to Ad Display networks like Google Adsense or Media.net, those networks will give you a code and you will put that code on your blog.

What will happen is that ads will be displayed on your blog, your visitors will see the ads and if they click on them you will get paid.

The best part of this method is that you do not need to sell anything, just get the code, put it on your blog, and keep creating content, as the amount of visitors increases you will make more money.

The other side of the coin is that this is the least profitable method to make money from your blog, if businesses can pay ad display network money for a click on your blog, it means they are making a lot more money, you can do the same.

After saying that I still make money from Adsense on two of my niche sites.

adsense

Banner Advertisements.

Depending on your niche, you can offer banner advertising on your blog, you can offer directly from your blog, many companies will pay you good money to have their banners on your blog, depending on the size of the banner and the amount of traffic your blog gets you can charge your customers accordingly.

I do not do this myself but most of the people I know make on average $1 for 1000 views, again depending on the amount and quality of your traffic you can decide how much to charge.

Some people charge per week, others charge per month, again this will depend on you.

Affiliate marketing.

For me, this is the best way to make money from your blog especially if you are a beginner, all you need to do is to find affiliate products in your niche, most product owners will have advertising material ready for you to use them.

Also, you will get a special affiliate link, all you need to do is to place some banners in your blog and use some of those links in your blog posts, when people click on those links and buy something you will get paid.

I get paid every day by just doing that, the proof is in this post, you will be able to see some links or banners if you click and buy anything from one of those links I might get paid.

This is one of my recent payments from Clickfunnels.

clickfunnels

Native Advertising.

Have you been to a blog and you see links to other blogs or pages? this is what we call native advertising, these type of ads are very popular, and many bloggers I know they make a log of money from it.

The only problem with this is that you need to have a certain number of page view or visitors per month, this makes impossible for new bloggers to get in.

I never tried this method myself because as I said my niches sites do not reach that amount of traffic and those that reach that amount of traffic, I monetize them using affiliate marketing.

Paid reviews/Sponsored posts.

This is the method that companies pay you an amount of money to post an article to your blog, I used to charge $20 per post in my blogs.

This method is simple, they write an article, they put some links (2 or 3 ) in the article, they send payment via Paypal, you post the article and send them the proof.

In the early days, this can be very helpful since you won’t be making a lot of money from other monetizing methods.

Sell Your Own Digital Products. 

You can create your own digital products and sell them on your blog. Do not overcomplicate this, you can create a pdf on how to do something and sell it on your blog.

I once created a simple pdf on how to create a blog and I was selling it for $9.95, It was solid information and I make very good cash from it.

You can do the same in your niche and make some money from it.

Launch an Online Course.

When you blog for some time and people start to like your content there is a chance that they will like what you have to teach them.

This is not a simple pdf, this is a full course and I prefer to be a video course,  where you will teach your audience, just be you, and you will be fine.

I do not have my own course yet but I am planning to release one before the end of this year, finger closed.

Offer Online consulting.

When you show that you know what you talk about, you can offer online consulting in your blog, people will pay you a lot of money just to have someone to consult.

The good thing about online consulting you can charge between $1000 and $5000 per consulting customer, this can be profitable you do not need many customers to reach 6 figures online.

Start Online Mastermind.

A mastermind is a small group of people who meets at a certain period to discuss a common issue, what you can do here is to find people who are willing to pay you a certain amount of money, let say $97 per month and you can have a meeting with them via a webinar o zoom one per week where you will be able to share with them your wisdom and knowledge, they can ask you questions.

If you have 20 members in your mastermind you can make around $2000 just working one or two hours per week.

Sell Your Blog

Most people do not this, but actually, you can sell your blog and get a lot of money from it, I know people who sold their blog for more than $100,000 after blogging for 10 months.

I never sold any of my blogs but a few years ago a girl from Miami wanted to buy my blog about weight loss, I refused to sell, since then no one has approached me about buying any of my blogs and I never tried to sell.

The rule of thumb is that you sell your blog for at least 10 times the amount of money you are making from it per month.

Let say you have a blog that makes you on average $1000 per month, you can sell it for $10000 or more, the best site to sell your niche site is https://flippa.com/.

Final words

Those are 10 ways to make money from blogging in 2021 if you have a blog keep blogging, and if you do not have a blog you can start one, here are the instructions on how to start an affiliate marketing blog.

Basic Components of a Blog Post

Writing and posting new posts to your blog is the best way to increase the popularity of your blog and hence it will increase your earning potential. In this post, I am going to examine the basic components of a blog post.

Basic Components of a Blog Post

The following are the basic elements of a great blog post. We’ll talk about how to optimize each for both readers and search engines.

Headline

The headline, or title, of your blog post, must be crafted to capture the attention of potential readers who may see it in their social media newsfeeds or in search results. Make sure you’ve found a great keyword that you can include in your headline.

Introduction

The first paragraph of your blog post will either keep people reading or make people leave. Make sure that it compels people to read the rest of your content.

For me, it is the part where I will tell the readers exactly what they are going to learn in the post so that they can make the decision to keep reading or leave the post.

Main content

This is the main portion of your blog post content. Think of the headline as the promise and the main content as the fulfillment of Use subheads to make your that promise. Your main content should fully satisfy anyone who posts scannable visits your post based on the headline.

If you create content that does not satisfy the promises of your headline, people will start to
identify your blog as unfulfilling and thus, stop visiting. The length of your blog posts can range from 300 to 3,000 or more words.

It’s best to alternate the length of your posts as you gain insight Write the perfect amount of
content about what works best for your audience.

Sub-headlines

Most people will scan your blog content as opposed to reading it word for word. Write subheads that break your content into digestible sections, and make sure those subheads represent the content within them. Use keywords Throughout Keep keyword density below 3%

Bolded text

Use bold text in a few areas of your main content to help highlight important points. Use it selectively, otherwise, your entire article will seem bolded, thus taking away the ability to highlight key portions of the content.

Bulleted/numbered lists — While you don’t want your entire post to be bulleted or numbered lists, these lists do help separate out steps and lists with useful content.
Place a call to action in your Media — Supplement the text portion of your content with
post media, such as relevant images and videos.

This will help break up your content and illustrate your points better. Images can also be used as part of the search optimization of your post—include your post’s main keyword phrase in the filename of the image as well as the ALT tag. Include social share buttons

Conclusion

The conclusion should be a paragraph or two at the end of your post to summarize what the reader should have gotten out of it. If they didn’t, chances are, they will go back to see what they might
Include links that have missed.

That is it, those are the basic components of a blog post, those components are the same that most of the big-time bloggers use, adopt them on your blogging and your results will improve.

Top 5 Must Have FREE WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

Top 5 Must Have FREE WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

In order to grow and maintain your blog, you will need to use some plugins, in this post, I am going to share with you my top 5 free WordPress plugins for bloggers.

I have few blogs online and all of them they have some common features and one of these features is that in all of them I use all these 5 plugins.

Grammarly

Grammarly

I love Grammarly, it is a great tool when it comes to writing blog posts since English is not my first language it helps me a lot when it comes to detecting mistakes on my posts, ( I still make them but they are less now)

This is a chrome extension that you can download for free and this automatically detects the grammatical mistakes in your blog posts and helps you correct them then & there without any delay. It automatically shows the red line under the incorrect text & gives you a few suggestions to correct it.

It automatically shows the red line under the incorrect text & gives you a few suggestions to correct it.

Personally, for me, this helps me save a lot of time, use it on a daily basis and I am sure, you will love it.

You can create a free account here: https://app.grammarly.com/

TINY MCE ADVANCED

TINY MCE ADVANCED

Tiny MCE Advanced is a FREE WordPress Plugin that I use in writing blog posts. It basically gives a whole bunch of features like changing the font of the text,  size.

The plugin lets you add, remove, and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar.

With the help of this plugin, you can create and edit tables, Search and replace in the editor and much more. I mostly use it for changing the size of the fonts.

Click here to Get Tiny MCE Advanced

YOAST SEO PLUGIN

YOAST SEO PLUGIN

One of the benefits of having a blog is that it can rank on search engines and have the potential to generate a ton of free traffic.

And in order to rank higher on search engines, you need what is called the on-site SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and Yoast SEO is a very useful plugin that will guide you to do the on-site SEO.

This is the plugin with which you can do ON-PAGE SEO with ease & rank your website on google. This is the most popular SEO plugin available right now.

Get it from here.

Wordfence SECURITY

Wordfence SECURITY

For me, this is the first plugin I install on every new blog, not only that it will protect you against viruses and malware, but it can also protect your site from hackers and brutal attacks.

There is a premium version for this plugin, but the free one is good enough and you will have good protection for your blog

Get it here

Sumo

Sumo

Sumo is the most powerful tool to grow your email list, increase conversions, and generate more sales for online businesses.

This is one of the must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers, again I use this plugin in all my blogs, I use this plugin to build my email list ( you can integrate it to all major autoresponders in the market), also I use it to add social media buttons into my posts and pages.

Get Sumo here

So that is it, those are my top 5 must-have free WordPress plugins for bloggers, Thank you for reading. In case you have any questions, feel free to leave them down in the comments section below, and will do my best to help you.

 

How tо Host Your Own Website

Thе Internet аnd іtѕ myriad оf uses has taken оvеr thе mankind like а storm. I mean frоm shopping tо connecting wіth people thousands оf miles away tо doing аn online course, thе Internet has conquered аlmоѕt аll thе aspects оf оur life. Oh yes, іt саnnоt give uѕ daily workouts!

Except for fоr thе workout tо thе fingers! Nеvеrthеlеѕѕ, In thіѕ scenario еvеrу minute thеrе іѕ а website coming uр. Fоr thеѕе websites tо bе accessible tо people via thе World Wide Web, thеrе аrе services.

Thеѕе services аrе like apartment оr property owners whо give а part оf thеіr house оn lease оr rent. Thеѕе web hosting companies provide people whо create websites а space оn thе server thеу lease fоr uѕе bу clients оr thеу own thеmѕеlvеѕ.

But араrt frоm thаt, уоu саn host уоur website уоurѕеlf tоо, аѕ іf уоu take thе help оf thеѕе web hosting services, іt соuld bе slightly heavier оn уоur pocket.

How tо Host Your own Website Frоm Home

Well, hosting уоur own website might ѕееm tо bе а bit tough initially. But асtuаllу іt іѕ nоt tоо tough еіthеr. Just thаt уоu need tо bе careful аnd ѕhоuld bе wіllіng tо sacrifice уоur computer аѕ once уоu decide tо host а website, уоu wіll nоt bе аblе tо do аnуthіng оn уоur computer, nоt even Internet access. Here іѕ more.

Step 1 – All Clear

After уоu have taken а decision tо host уоur own website, bеfоrе starting off, check оut уоur computer аnd make sure thаt уоu do nоt have аnуthіng important оr useful remaining оn уоur computer. Thіѕ іѕ bесаuѕе thе computer’s data wіll have tо bе completely erased. Even іf уоu take help оf а web hosting service thіѕ factor might crop uр.

Step 2 – Take уоur Pick

It іѕ advisable nоt tо uѕе laptops fоr thіѕ purpose аѕ thеу аrе supposed tо bе used fоr extended period оf time. Mоrеоvеr, іn case уоu have а couple оf desktops оr ѕо, уоu wіll have tо choose еіthеr one аnd once уоu do thаt уоu wіll have tо leave іt running аll thе time. Whаt kind оf desktop уоu have аnd whаt processor іt has wоn’t matter untіl іt іѕ а rеаѕоnаblу good machine.

Step 3 – Serve іt Well

Bе іt hosting уоur own website оn уоur local machine оr fоr free, thеrе іѕ no escape frоm thіѕ procedure. Whаt уоu have tо do іѕ install а web server application. Apache іѕ apparently thе best bet аmоngѕt thе numerous options available.

Thеrе wіll bе things whісh wіll bе asked whіlе thе web server application іѕ set uр. One оf thе most important оf thеm іѕ domain name аnd IP address оf уоur DNS server. Leave thе column аѕ іt іѕ іf уоu аrе nоt going tо uѕе а domain name.

Step 4 – Copy іt

After thе web server application іѕ installed, whаt уоu wіll bе required tо do іѕ tо copy thе contents оf уоur website wіth images іn thе website files folder specified during the server application installation. Now thіѕ wіll make thе contents оf thіѕ folder accessible tо аnуоnе оn thе Internet. Thіѕ applies tо bоth – hosting уоur own website оn а mac, аѕ wеll аѕ hosting уоur website fоr free.

Step 5 – Routing thе Server

Here аt thіѕ stage, уоu аrе аlmоѕt coming tо аn еnd оf thе process оf hosting уоur own website. Here уоu wіll configure thе forwarding оf port 80. Thаt іѕ, frоm уоur router tо thе desktop whеrе уоu have installed thе software fоr web hosting. In case уоu аrе nоt using а router, forget аbоut thіѕ. Yоu саn give user’s IP address іn case уоu аrе nоt going tо uѕе а domain name.

Finally, thаt number (IP address) wіll go іn thе browser, akin tо а URL, leading уоur website tо bе brought uр. Congratulations! Yоu have accomplished thе task оf hosting уоur own website! Remember nоt tо store personal files аnd thе like іn ѕuсh а system аnd try using а proxy server tо check thе website, whеthеr іt іѕ working. All thе best!

It not difficult but if you feel that you need help and you don’t have the money to hire somebody, host your blog with wpxhosting and they will do all this for free.