The reality is blogger skills are required to be a great blogger and many of the website/blogs you see are built and written in completely the wrong way.
Or for the wrong reasons.
According to the latest research, approximately 95-98% of website/blogs never make a penny.
Building a successful website/blog that makes money is not a simple task, but it isn’t complicated.
A successful website comes down to skills that you have and use.
In this lesson, I discuss the skills and attributes a good blogger must have, and how to use them to create and build a successful website/blog.
We begin with basic blogger skills because without them, there is very little chance to develop your website/blog into a great online business.
It is important to know that a website by itself is NOT an online business, and it is not a 9-5 job with a monthly paycheck.
Also, every person should not start an online business or build a website, because some people just don’t have the correct blogger skills.
Here are a few very important basic skills that bloggers must have and explanations of each one to help you fully understand what is required:
Blogger skills must have interest and passion.
The one thing that help make your website/blog successful is interesting, useful and compelling content.
In Addition, it needs to be written and posted on your website/blog regularly and consistently.
You must have a genuine interest in what you write about.
It is possible to build a website/blog about something you have no real interest in.
However, the risk is the enthusiasm of building it will quickly disappear because you are bored with the topic.
This is probably the biggest mistake new bloggers make.
Notice that I use my website/blog to teach about my love of making money online, working from home and saving money.
I am a bit of a finance addict so I love learning about the many different ways to make money online.
On the other hand, if I built a blog about makeup, then I could never write articles about something that I’m not interested in.
The “FUEL” for your website is the content!
You hear phrases such as “Content Is King” and it really is.
If you have knowledge of, genuine interest in, and passion for your subject, then it is an easy to write about it.
Without genuine interest, writing becomes a dull, boring and time-consuming chore.
Blogger skills must include research, and interest in your market is important.
However, there is always more to learn and you need to understand the intentions of your potential visitors.
That is how good market research can really add a lot of value to your website.
Market research can help paint a picture of the people who visit your website and what their interests are.
The vast majority of Affiliate Marketers fail to include this step and it is a huge mistake.
It is not the most exciting thing to do, but it is certainly one of the most “profitable” things to do.
You can quickly pick up on current trends, understand what potential visitors are looking for, and get a full understanding of the market that you are in.
Markets change all of the time so you must stay on top of your chosen market.
If visitors don’t find what they’re looking for on your website, then they will go somewhere else.
Initially, researching a market takes about 1-2 hours, but it is time well spent.
Updating market research only takes about 30 minutes a week.
These three terms can quickly and easily be glossed over, but it is a mistake.
Affiliate Marketing as a blogger is a very lonely and uncomfortable place for many people.
The reason is the way our minds have been conditioned and why we need to change that mindset.
As children we are taught at school, we arrive at a specific time, are taught information, and we learn.
This regimented learning is repeated from ages 4 to 16.
If we further our education, then a similar method is taught.
As a result, we are rewarded with grades and go to work in a 9-5 job.
We are trained to do a certain job, and at the end of two weeks receive a paycheck from an employer.
The bottom line is our minds become conditioned to being awarded and/or paid for performing a skill.
There you are sitting in front of your PC or laptop trying to build a website/blog about a topic that you are interested in, but no one is going to show you what to do.
You won’t get into trouble if you just sit there!
The only person that can make this happen is you.
No one is going to say you have done a great job or a bad job.
And, no one will hold you accountable for not writing articles and posting them.
No one cares whether you succeed or fail in Affiliate Marketing.
Only you can research your market, write articles, post them, and pull all of this together.
However, it requires a huge amount of self-discipline, self-motivation and endurance to keep going.
At the beginning, most bloggers have enough enthusiasm to get up and running.
You can get past the technical hurdles of domain name and hosting, and post the first few articles.
The reality is a website with 10-15 pages of good content will not provide you any financial reward.
The question is can you keep going?
Do you have the discipline and motivation to keep writing, and the faith to know that it will work?
A website/blog with 50-100 pages will do a great deal better than one with 10-20 pages of content.
It takes time, dedication, hard work and persistence, like what I’m doing now. -:)
Writing a good article can take about one hour of your time daily, and 50 articles can take 50 hours.
Most people are quite useless at being their own boss, because the task is never as easy as it seems.
When you start posting good content on your website/blog, it is important to interact with readers.
If they take the time to leave comments on your blog, then you should reply to them and be as helpful as you can.
It is also important to reach out to other bloggers in markets similar to yours.
They may be your competition, but it does no harm to observe what they do.
The ideal interaction is with bloggers in the same market who already have a successful website/blog.
For example, reach out to other bloggers who blog about your niche, but are in another country.
Interview them, get their insight, publish it and return the favor to them.
This way both of you benefit without competing with each other.
Some new bloggers panic when they see the word “investment” because you think about spending money.
Investment is not just about spending money, it is mainly about investing your time.
If you want to build an online business, then you must own it, because the cost of owning a website is low.
A domain name costs about $14.00 a year and hosting costs about $8.00 a month.
Time is the real investment that you must consider, therefore, figure out how much time you have and willing to spend to make this work.
Here is an example of how long it takes to set up one website.
The initial website set-up and management takes about 3-4 hours.
It includes buying the domain and hosting and setting it up (unless your hosting package includes set up).
Once that is complete, add content to your website/blog.
The average page or article takes about an hour.
For example, a 50 page website takes about 54 hours to complete.
In conclusion, you must like to write and express your own opinions.
You don’t need to be an award winning writer, but grammar and spelling must be good.
There is no need to be a world leading expert either.
If you have a passion or interest in something, it will show in your writing.
Your website/blog must represent your own views and a little of your personality and style.
Having a genuine interest in your topic helps a lot and by doing market research, it will make for great content.
After that, it is all about believing that what you are doing will work and eventually make you cash on autopilot.
Blogging requires a lot of endurance, motivation and self-discipline.
It also takes a small amount of money and a good deal of time.
These are the most important, basic blogger skills that you must have and use.
There are other skills that you can learn so always think of educating yourself to develop your skills set.
Master these basic skills to create and build a great website/blog.
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