What Makes For Successful Bloggers In The Affiliate Industry?
How is this for a scenario. You work tirelessly writing blogs, using affiliate links and six months down the road you haven’t made one sale. Sound familiar? Well, if you have been blogging tirelessly and seeing no results chances are you are pretty darn frustrated by now.
So, why is it that some succeed and others never become successful bloggers? I have an idea of why that is. Consistency and attention to detail. Yep, while writing is a great way to reach out to people, to become a successful blogger you have to offer some great information or product to actually reach that point where people really dig on your stuff.
And that’s tough for bloggers.
Why is that? I guess the best way to put it if you’re in the blogging for income industry you have to go back to how you did when you were in school, high school that is. If you were like me you did the bare minimum and passed your classes but never really overachieved. You did what you had to do but others seemed to rise to the top and they made it look so easy.
It’s the same when learning affiliate blogging, those who give it more than the average are the ones who will succeed.
But what is it that those who succeed differently that separates them from the average. Below I’ll list the steps you should take to become a success at this thing we call blogging as an affiliate marketer.
Five Tips To Blogging Success!
1 You need to be consistent with your blog writing not for just a few months but for at least a year and maybe even a couple years at a minimum. The reason I say this is because your average affiliate blogger from what I noticed will write a few blogs and within a few months quit because they see no sales.
Typically a blogger will have to stay the course for over a year and up to 18 months before they start seeing some results. By results I mean getting organic traffic and comments to their blog which will equate to sales. That’s because it takes that long for your blog to really get noticed.
2 You need to stay engaged on your blog. I know life happens. It’s not easy sitting down and writing everyday. There’s just too many distractions. But that is what it will take for successful bloggers. You have to make a long term plan and stick to it week after week and month after month. Find things to write about that you enjoy and make it a habit to keep writing when you just don’t want to.
Take breaks but never give up, even if you only write one blog a week.
3 Find a support system. Whether it’s a blogging platform that offers a site builder and a forum based member chat help, use it! This is what helped me stay the course as a blogger.
Keep in mind no blogging platform is perfect and you will have to work at building your own blog you can do it easier with some support. Check out my review on the platform I use here.
4 Don’t compare yourself to others! Now, this is something a lot of bloggers do. They start blogging on a platform with other bloggers and compare themselves. This is not the way to become successful. Make your blog your own and work it at what feels comfortable for you. If there is training involved like the one I use make sure you go through the lessons and don’t rush it!
Newbie bloggers have a tendency to want instant success and that makes the road very tough. Take your time and go it at your own speed, your own style and learn your own way what works best for you.
5 Look at your blog as an ongoing success story. Because if you are consistent it will become just that! And since it’s not really a nine to five job you can do it on your own terms. Before you know it time will pass, your blog will build and you will definitely get noticed on the net by others looking to embark on their own journey blogging.
There you have it. Five steps to becoming a successful blogger in the affiliate industry. While there are a lot more tips I could give you, these are the basics of what will help you move forward. Blogging for income as an affiliate really is a great way to earn online and anyone regardless of how old you are can do this. I started in my 40’s after a career of military and manual jobs so if I can do it anyone can.
And so can you. You too can be a success if you follow through, enjoy what you are blogging about and look to the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak.
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I hope this little blog helped you get an idea of what it will take to become a success in the blogging world. Sure, there are hurdles to jump but in my experience it’s not those who are necessarily smarter that find the most success rather it’s those who stay the course and are consistent.
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