ABCD Guide For Beginners To Build Successful Career in Blogging

Ankit Kumar Singla31/10/2013Best of

Blogging is a great way to express your thoughts and views about any subject. But lately, the hobby part of blogging is replaced by earning from blogging. There are people around the world who are making huge money and inspiring others to adopt blogging as a full time job and main source of income. However, Blogging is no different from any other profession. You will have to dedicate your time and learn a lot before reaching to a state where you can earn.

Check: 6 Steps To Make Money Through Youtube Partner Program

If you want some results, start switching from Blogging as a hobby to a career, this ABCD of blogging will guide you through.

I will start the ABCD in reverse order. I will tell you why later.

ABCD Blogging Guide For Beginners

blogging guide for beginners

D:

D is Design, Deploy, Develop.

Design

Design is the overall look of your blog. The first thing anyone notices is how your blog looks – well structured, elegant themes, customized menus etc.

WordPress provides a more customizable environment with lots of professional themes – both free and paid ones. However, hosting a blog on WordPress is costlier and its you who have to pay the hosting bills along with domain registration. Blogger is free for hosting but has limited features.

Develop

You are creating a blog for people. Your blog will reach to thousands in your coming days. These people may be amateurs or highly knowledgeable people having an in-depth understanding of what you are writing in your blog.

What I am trying to say is to influence these peoples, you have to develop a deep understanding of your subject. And for that, you have to read a lot. Everything is there on Google.

Deploy

Deploy means to bring into action. Combine your knowledge and experience and create the best of you. Deploy the knowledge you have acquired and present it to your audience in the best possible way.

C:

C is Content and Content is the king. The visitors sole purpose to come to your blog is to find the answer of his query and its the content that is going to establish your blog. Your content quality will decide your long term profit from blogging.

Read: My Secret Formulas for Writing Quality Content To Stand Out Real High

Content has 3 aspects:

Uniqueness- I just said – everything is available on Google. Then how its gonna be unique? The answer lies in the way of presentation. The way you will mix your words with images, facts and figures, your personal experience will make your post unique.

Optimization- Search Engine Optimization is a gradual process and you will learn it gradually in your blogging career. No one can really teach you SEO in a day or two, on YouTube or messenger. Its your experience that will count on your SEO practices. Keyword research, optimizing your Titles and Meta descriptions, switching to long term keywords, link building, and much more you will have to learn.

Marketing: Content needs to be delivered. What you write has to reach to right audience and its your responsibility to market it to as much people as possible. Its your presence on Social Networks like Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and other social sites thats gonna benefit you. Increasing your followers, building Connections, Adding people to your circles, and building an email subscriber list should be in your preference list.

Check out: Best Email Marketing Tips To Build Lists Online

B:

Blog often, Blog Regularly.

Don’t just sit and hope your blog to grow. Go and write a post daily unless you are someone who have more than 400+ articles with thousands of impressions daily and $$$ in your account.

The post frequency may range from 3-7 posts weekly. Anything more than that will indicate that you are not giving proper time to marketing. So, avoid overdoing it too.

Read: 5 Surefire Benefits of Updating Your Blog Regularly

A:

Advertising

The last step is advertising. Your ultimate goal is to make money from your blog. There are mainly 3 forms from which you can make dollars.

CPC programs: Cost-Per-Click programs pays you on the basis of clicks generated on the ads that are displayed on your blog. There are several PPC advertising networks like AdSense and Chitika wh ich can make you a lot of money.

Read: Blogging Capsules To Increase Google.Adsense Earnings

CPM program: CPM is Cost per impression. They pay on the number of ad views irrespective of clicks on your ads. The advantage of CPM over CPC is that you are paid everytime your site loads whether any clicks are generated or not.

CPM advertising is however for those who have thousands of impressions per day. You won’t see any real money in your account unless you have traffic. They are numerous CPM advertising networks like TribalFusion, VibrantMedia, CasaleMedia which are legitimate and pays good.

In CPC advertising, users has to click on the ads. Each click will redirect the user to the advertising site and you loose a reader for that time. The reader might have read some more stuffs in your blog, subscribed to your blog. But you have missed it.

In CPM, you are not redirecting your reader to some other site.

Affiliate Marketing: In affiliate marketing, you advertise products on your blog, provides reviews, compel your readers to buy stuffs and any sale generated will earn you commissions. There are different affiliate marketers like Amazon.com – which has everything that can be sold, Commission Junction etc.

Recommended: Mistakes You Should Avoid To Become Successful Blogger

BIG Why?

Now, why I started the post in reverse order is due to the fact that the blogging is a gradual process. You need traffic to earn from Advertising. For traffic, you have to have quality contents and market your blog to readers.

Better content and Marketing will drive traffic to your blog and in turn will earn you money.

Implement this ABCD in your blogging and start growing in your blogging career. Happy blogging! :)

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  1. Lalith says:

    Nice post ankit Bro :)
    This will surely help beginners and newbie’s :)
    Title is eye catching ABCD guide for beginners !!
    Thanks for sharing this informational content

  2. Ankur Upadhyay says:

    All these four components: Design, Content, Regularity and Advertising are essential for the success of every blog.
    No blog can get success after neglecting any of these four components.

    For me, content and design holds the key. If you can present quality content in an attractive manner, then no one can stop you from getting success.

    Thanks Ankit for this awesome article. Its good to see you back. :)

  3. Sekhar says:

    Good guide Ankit. Its has been few months I have started blogging, I am well aware of all the steps. But its always good for new blogger to have proper guidance before starting their blogging journey. I would always recommend your blog as starting point, as I myself have learnt a lot from your blog.

  4. Sameer Sumdarshi says:

    A very good post Ankit Bro, Read a post after long time on your blog.
    Welcome Back!!!

  5. Arshad says:

    Being hardcore marketing strategist I know most of the things but this online marketing, blogging, seo, this whole arena is overwhelmingly new for me, the day I started working on my blog like the bloggers do was the day when I bumped in this site accidentally ;p and I must admit it was a good accident. Thank You mate :)

  6. Amit Kumar says:

    Hiii Ankit,
    Its is a very interesting post. you have very nicely explained about – Beginners blogging guide. i think all blogger will be surprise to see your writing style. this post is a very helpful for me. a special thanks for you to share this awesome Post…..!!

  7. Ankit Its Really Nice Tips For Beginners And me I Most Share Your This Article With my New Bloggers friends i hope They Also like Your Article Thank You So Much For Sharing

  8. Kathy Hadley says:

    Great information! I would add another way to make a lot of money from your blog and that is to sell your own product.

    Believe you me, I’ve helped a lot of friends do this and helped them make $400 – $6000 a month depending on the blog and the audience and the product. Most only took a day or two to create a simple ebook or training audio.

    As a matter of fact, I’ve been getting pushed by a friend of mine to create a course in doing this but I’m just doing my Life Coaching at present.

    However, with all the great things on the UBC, if there were enough interest, I might do something.

    We will see.

    Kathy

  9. Hemant shah says:

    Thankyou Ankit,
    I really didn’t new some of the facts that you said today.
    i was mad and applying for adsense and chitika.
    i only had not more than 40 post.
    so now onwards I will apply only after i have sufficient content in my website,
    first i will gain traffic then i will earn.
    Thanks a lot

  10. I must say that this is one of the best post I have ever read. Awesome article.

  11. Nirmala says:

    Nice ABCD blogger post bro :)

    I really like the “B” part saying the bloggers to blog regularly. Yeah, it would really sound great than lessons which you’ve specified here. Bcoz, if you are consistent in blogging, then you could do all the listed blogging tips.

    I think am doing most of the your written tips, will follow the missed one. Thanks for presenting this ABCD post for us. Keep writing :)

  12. Great article Ankit. Each and every point is important. I seen lots of people started blogging and left it after few 5-10 articles.
    I also have same case. I were started in 2008. I had written 5-10 posts then Left. Then again after 5 years I started Blogging as a Part time. I hope & will be happy if I will become a full time blogger…
    Thanks for sharing…

  13. Ranjith says:

    impressive post which would boost bloggers confidence…
    you have covered all the basics of blogging
    thanks for sharing

  14. Qasim says:

    Hi Ankit,

    Well Written. To be able to make huge money from your blog, you need to establish your self as an authority in your niche and your blog as a brand by becoming the ultimate source of information. This will ensure you get a lot of traffic, then you need to turn that traffic into money.

  15. Manju says:

    Hi Ankit,

    Interesting article with the ABCD classification. This writing will definitely keep readers interested.We are newbies and into blogging for a few months now. Our recent posts:Blogging-tips-for-beginners

    Manju-GetReadyWebsite

  16. Hi Ankit,

    What an awesome post!

    You are successful to present the gist of blogging through your abcd philosophy.

    Apart from these foundation points another important ingredient of blogging is passion. After Yousaf have abcd and still not earning anything, just have some patience and look for ways to better your blog.

    Thanking you
    Suresh Khanal

  17. Siddharth Sharma says:

    wow! What a Awesome Post Ankit Bro.
    I’m also a newbie and today I learn Full ABCD of Blogging Here.
    That’s Amazing in reading and learning. Here I Like ‘B’ Part of this Article Too Much .
    Thanks Bro. :)

  18. Hi Ankit,

    Great to be back on your blog! ABCD just rocked! Great post.

    Talking about ‘Blogging Regularly’, it is where most bloggers get it wrong. They publish one good post and rest on their laurels. Consistency is the key.

    As you said, it is necessary to publish new posts regularly. But let me have my take on it. I say that it is necessary to publish new posts regularly. But, instead of publishing an average quality post daily, it is better to take two days and write an awesome post.

    What say bro?

    Arun

  19. Rohan Mod says:

    Exactly sharing experience with knowledge is the best way and i also agree with one of your points that blog regularly and i read your blog like you do “blog regularly”. It also attracts search boats and increase the index rate of blog.

  20. Really this post is too useful for the struggling blogger like me. Haha. And I believe the main problem with me is m not doing B. Will try my best now. Thank u for ur tips broo

  21. Awesome post Ankit brother,

    Feeling too good to come again on your blog for one more great post. I really like the way you coined whole concept of blogging in just 4 alphabets character. It is really one of the most amazing reading for me.

    This is great post every newbie bloggers who recently started its blogging career and I personally suggest them to follow it.

    Thanks you brother once again for great post. Keep coming up with great ideas like this.

  22. I am really impressed and yet its really helpful for all the bloggers. Blogging is not only just about sharing about one’s thought yet, it has reached its height. And now a days, competition has became viral and a correct strategy can improve a blog tremendously. I am so thankful to Ankit Kumar Singla for his great contribution.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.
    – Bishal Biswas

  23. Hey Ankit Bro

    Awesome article for newbies and reverse order explanation is good. Newbies write better content but they fail to make it user friendly. They write the content only for search engine to get better ranking. But your ABCD guide gave lots of tips like making content user friendly and Unique.

    I agree that don’t stuff keywords in content. Just put keywords that sounds natural. As you told about Advertising it’s good to go with different monetization methods and stick with those which works great for you. That way we can make decent money from our blog.

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. :)

    Best Regards!
    Vishal

    • Hello Vishal,

      You are absolutely right bro. Newbies don’t have idea about the User friendly and SEO friendly content. It takes time to learn these things but once you learned it helps a lot in better ranking and user experience.

      Making money from blog is literally tough because it needs patience and hard work. I liked your point about sticking to those monetization ways which works great for you. Thanks for stopping by. Your comment here is very much appreciated.

      Ankit

  24. Shivaraj says:

    Hi Ankit ,i m you using blogger as platform,and you told wordpress provides customize features ,but even blogger also provide Excelent features and mainly it is free hosting ,so which one to choose ???

  25. Hey Ankit,

    Once again a great post by you, covering almost all points for beginners to be successful in blogging.
    Yeah I agree that these all steps must be followed so as to be a great blogger.
    And in my view main points are being regular and also the quality content.

    These two points can bring a boost in your blogger reputation and help you in attaining your goals.
    Thanks again for your useful post.

    Vishal

  26. Tharun says:

    Hi Ankit brother,
    Thanks for teaching me “ABCD” yes the comparison you made surely thought me blogging from a Kinder Garden class.

    Very much impressive beginners guide on blogging . And I also want to ask about CPM advertising networks. Ankit bro do u use them?

    Also make an article on EFGH
    E- Earn Money
    F-Fight for competition
    G-Gain Traffic
    H-How to

    Hope you would surely give a rise to this article bro. Thank a lot

  27. Hi Ankit,
    What a awesome post everything is mentioned which a blogger must know. When I started to read your post I am surprised why you start it in reverse order but after reading complete post, I got it first we need really good design and then other things. Design matter also lot in blogging. If our blog has not good design, some time people will leave without reading this. Never know about CPM Program, I think It is good more than CPA where I need only impression. I am going to implement this. Thanks again to share those important tips.

  28. Rohit Singh says:

    Really nice ways to become successful blogger many people simply focus on generating traffic form Google search engines, facebook and twitter and they neglect some of the above mentioned points, To get more successful you have to try guest posting,blog commenting and various other things rather than sticking to basics

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