Incredible Blogging Tips – Take Your Blog from Zero to Hero

You are new to Blogging.

Or you already have a blog, but not sure how to make money out of it.

Or maybe you are making decent money online but want to take your blog to the next level.

I could help you!

If you want to take your blog from Zero to Hero, I have some incredible blogging tips for you.

All the blogging tips mentioned here come from 7 years of my blogging experience so make sure to read carefully and implement them for best results.

I have divided this guide into 3 sections: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced bloggers. You can read this guide according to your needs.

Shall we begin?

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Blogging Tips For Beginners

These blogging tips are for those who are completely new to blogging.

1. Before Starting Out, Think About How To Monetize Your Blog

One of the biggest mistakes most beginners make while starting a blog is they create content first, try few ways to increase their traffic and then they find ways to monetize their blog.

Let me be honest. If you follow the same path, you will eventually fail to build a blog that makes money. Why?

Without finding ways to monetize your blog before you even begin, you will hardly make any money online.

Begin with the end in mind. Always!

Analyze your top competitors and find out how they are monetizing their sites. Find out their traffic generation sources, how they are captivating their readers to buy their stuff and repeat the same.

You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel. Spend time in carefully understand your competitors and you will find smart ways to monetize your blog.

➜ Suggested Reading: 7 Best Ways To Monetize A Blog!

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2. Stand Out From The Crowd

You are not a Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Barak Obama to let people remember you.

There are literally a gazillion of blogs out there, and 99% of them are pure junk. There’s just too much competition going out there online.

It’s really hard to build a successful blog that makes money in 2016 because of heavy competition. If you are offering the same advice everyone else is offering, why would anyone follow you and buy what you recommend?

Observe any highly profitable blogger such as Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn, Seth Godin, Derek Halpern; you will notice that they have built million dollar blogs by focusing on one thing: standing out from the rest of their competitors.

  • If everyone else is writing short posts in your industry, create in-depth and gigantic posts. You will stand out.
  • If everyone else is creating blog posts, do videos or podcasts. You will surely stand out.
  • If everyone else in your industry is using AdSense to monetize their blogs, try email marketing! You will stand out.

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3. Write in-depth Articles

Did you know that articles with over 2,000+ words always rank well in Google?

Gone are the days where you can simply increase your overall search traffic by posting daily with short articles of 500 words. Now the short articles won’t give you an edge.

They simply don’t help you in getting better search rankings.

Google wants to give the BEST information to its users, and it’s giving more importance to the sites that are publishing in-depth articles.

So when you are just starting out, instead of writing 10 short articles in a month, write just 2 in-depth articles. It can really help you in the long run.

➜ Read this: How To Create High-Quality Content That Google Loves?

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4. Write Lots of Posts… For Others

One of the common complaints I hear from new bloggers is that “I’m not getting enough traffic.

Well, how do you get more traffic if you are writing just for your own blog?

Write for other blogs, do guest blogging and increase your online reach. Build some quality links and increase your overall domain authority.

That’s how you get traffic. That’s how you improve your overall search rankings for any keyword you are targeting for.

Don’t make a mistake of writing just for your own blogs. That’s a biggest blogging mistake anyone can make especially in the beginning.

➜ Suggested Reading: Effective Guest Blogging Tips

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5. Build Some Authority

In online, people simply don’t buy from strangers.

They only buy from those whom they trust or already have connections with. It all boils down to one thing: trust and authority.

Without building authority, trying to increase your blog traffic is just a waste of time. Even if you bring a lot of traffic, you will surely struggle to make sales online.

That’s the reason why you should start focusing on growing your online authority from day one. Here are few quick tips to build authority online.

  • Don’t recommend the products or services you personally don’t use. NEVER promote a product just for the sake of money. If you focus on your audience, they will take care of your business. It’s as simple as that.
  • Get testimonials from the experts. Do interviews with them. Ask them to tell few nice things about your content or site. It will all add up in the long run.
  • Write guest posts for top blogs and showcase the portfolio on your blog’s home page. If people see your guest posts landing on top blogs, they think you have some skills, so they don’t hesitate to read your stuff.

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6. It’s Useless To Focus on SEO When You Are Just Starting Out

SEO is a HUGE ocean.

If you are just starting out, focusing on SEO to increase your traffic is a waste of time. Why?

You might get penalized by keyword stuffing or quickly building bad backlinks. You never know what SEO mistakes you are making unless you gain some basic SEO skills.

That’s the reason why you should forget about SEO in the beginning and just focus on writing engaging content for your readers.

Make your content so good that your readers share it on social media, and you will attract backlinks from other blogs naturally.

SEO is all about quality backlinks and proper keyword research. Unless you know those two factors very well, focusing on SEO doesn’t give you any good results.

Quick Note: Even if you don’t focus on SEO at all in the beginning, make sure to learn the SEO basics. That way you can nurture your SEO skills to use them later to bring more traffic from search engines to your blogs.

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7. Connect With The Influencers

Having connections with the influencers and top bloggers in your industry can help you with the following things.

  • It can help you leverage their blog traffic
  • It can help you increase your sales (whenever they name drop you)
  • It can help you boost your expertise

And the above 3 factors are enough to build a highly successful blog really quickly.

Always find ways to network with the influencers in your field. Instead of seeking their help, think about how you can offer them help for free.

And always get in touch with them either via social media or email. Email outreach is really essential to take your blog from zero to hero.

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8. Focus On Just #1 Website Traffic Source

Really, there are so many ways to increase traffic to a website or blog. Social media, email list, guest posting, videos, content marketing, blog commenting, email outreach and the list goes on and on and on.

And everyone loves traffic. That’s why most beginners spend their time on being everywhere to get more traffic to their sites.

But that’s a surefire way to burn out. What happens when you spend most of your time on every traffic source under the sun and don’t get good results as you expect?

You will assume that driving traffic to a blog is hard, and you will eventually quit.

That’s why focus on just 1 traffic source at a time. Be it social media, content marketing or SEO. Focus on one traffic source, spend all your time on it and you will eventually become so good at it that you will see better results.

Try every traffic source for a month or two. Then, focus on another one and so on. That’s how your site traffic will grow in less than a year.

Suggested Reading: Learn How to Drive Traffic From Google Plus

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9. Monetize Your Blog From Day 1

The best way to monetize your blog is to create content, drive traffic and then monetize that traffic, right?

Wrong!

Although blog monetization strategy differs from niche to niche, monetizing your blog from the beginning is often the most effective way to best define your target audience.

Once you clearly know what your target audience wants, you can create more laser focused content, drive more targeted visitors and attract more sales to your sites.

On the other hand, if you wait until you get a certain amount of traffic and then monetize, you may fail to grab the attention of right people.

What happens if you attract random website traffic?

You will struggle to make sales! So think about how to monetize your blog’s traffic from day one.

➜ Read these guides:

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10. Build An Email List Before You Even Begin

If you are reading blogging related articles for a while, you might already have heard about the importance of building an email list.

If you ask any successful blogger or marketer to share their biggest blogging mistake, 90% of them will say “I did not start list building from day 1.

No, you shouldn’t build an email list from day one.

But you should rather consider doing it even before you launch a new blog.

Just imagine for a second, how great it would be to have at least 500 or 1000 email subscribers waiting for your first blog post?

That’s why you should consider growing your email list even before you even launch.

Here are few ways to do just that.

  • Email all your friends, blogging buddies, relatives about the launch of your new blog. Tell them, what you are going to blog about and ask them to subscribe to your email updates.
  • Conduct giveaways. They help you quickly boost your email subscribers.
  • Use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Spread your message. Ask people to subscribe to your new blog. Tell them you will offer freebie once the blog goes live. Meanwhile, you can create an eBook, video or something else to offer it for free.

Quick Note: You can use GetResponse, MailChimp, etc. to start growing your email list. They both offer free trials and if you want to know which is the best email autoresponder to start building your email list, read this article.

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Blogging Tips for Intermediate Bloggers

These blogging tips are for those who already have a blog and blogging for more than 6 months.

11. Think Twice Before Launching Another Blog

"The man who chases two rabbits catches neither."

I personally saw so many of my blogging friends launching new blogs when their current blog is just started getting some momentum.

What happens when you focus on two blogs at a time? You can’t make profitable neither of them.

Unless and until you have build a blog so large that you don’t have to depend on it and once you start getting sales automatically without your interference, starting another blog is a waste of time.

This has been proven true in all the successful bloggers journeys from Pat Flynn to Darren Rowse to Neil Patel. They NEVER launched a new blog until their existing blog started growing on automation.

So, if you are craving to launch a new blog when your existing blog is just taking off, limit your temptations and focus on automation. Once it’s done, you can launch another blog. That’s how you build successful online business by focusing on ONE thing at a time.

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12. Build A Sales Funnel

Have you observed any profitable blog that’s making millions of dollars in sales every year such as Problogger.net, Social Triggers or Smart Passive Income?

All these highly profitable blogs have one thing in common: “sales funnel”.

In simpler terms, a sales funnel is what helps you convert normal website visitors into subscribers into buyers into loyal customers.

If your blog doesn’t have a sales funnel yet, you should build one right away.

Here are 3 simple steps to build an effective sales funnel.

Step 1: Define your ideal customer. You should know everything about him. His needs and wants, age, place, where he usually hangs out online to solve his needs. EVERYTHING!

Step 2: Figure out how to help him with your products or services. Here’s where affiliate marketing or own product launch comes into place. Remember, your “target customer” is the key. If you forget to fulfill his needs and wants, you can never be able to sell anything. It’s as simple as that.

Step 3: Educate your audience about the products you promote or create. Creating awareness about the products you recommend is the surest way to boost sales.

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13. Evaluate your Monetization Strategies

Tell me what’s your #1 source that’s helping you make more money from your blog? Is it AdSense? Selling ads? Affiliate marketing? Or something else?

Carefully reevaluate all your monetization strategies once. Find out if you can make “passive income” from your blog’s traffic.

If you are heavily depend on ONE monetization strategy (AdSense or affiliate marketing), find out one more way. You never know when your monetization source is going to hurt you so relying upon only one monetization strategy is never good.

My top tip here is to list out top 10 blogs in your field which are using multiple ways to make money from their traffic. Give a shot to all of them one by one to know which one works better for you to make more passive income every single month.

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14. Find And Fix your Website Issues

Are you struggling to boost your search engine traffic even if you are posting good content regularly? The problem might be, then, your website has some crawling, SEO or compatibility issues.

Google always gives top priority to the sites that are both search engine and user-friendly. If your site is not browser-friendly or having lengthy article titles or meta description, it can do some serious damage to your overall search traffic.

So make sure to use tools like SEMrush to find and fix all your website issues. SEMrush has an incredible feature called “Site Audit” where you can create a project with your own domain name to find all the issues your site has.

There are also so many free tools out there such as Plugin SEO, SEO site checkup, Broken Link Checker, etc. to find if your site has any problems related to SEO.

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15. Give #1 Priority To Growing Your Email List

I still see a lot of people spending most of their time on Facebook to grow their fan page likes or Twitter followers or Google+ circles.

None of them really counts. Then, what really matters in growing a profitable blog?

It’s your email list.

See, Facebook can take down your page if you violate their rules because you don’t own Facebook. Twitter can block your profile if you violate their rules. Same goes with other platforms such as Google+, Instagram, etc.

But it’s not the same case with your email list.

YOU are the owner of your email list. No one can take down your email list. You have the full control and authority over your list. And that’s why you should be spending most of your time growing your email subscribers not Facebook or Twitter followers.

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16. Learn To Write For Readers, Not Google

One of the biggest reasons most bloggers don’t make enough money or sales even if they get massive traffic to their sites is because they lack of loyal audience.

If you write and optimize your blog’s content for Google crawlers, you will surely get more search engine traffic. But you will often fail to capture loyal readers by writing keyword rich contents.

So make sure to entice your blog audience with your writing style. Let them crave for your new posts. Let them leave lots of comments on your content every time you publish something new. Let them share it all over the social media sites just because of your writing style or content.

The more value you add to your readers with your content, the better results you will get in terms of more sales and revenue.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t be optimizing your content for Google at all but make sure to give more priority to your audience first.

➜ Read these 2 guides:

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17. Start Growing Your Presence on Social Media

Whether you know it or not, social media is the new SEO.

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. can help you in 3 incredible ways.

  1. They help you quickly boost your blog traffic. Create viral headlines. They always bring you instant traffic from social media sites.
  2. Use social media sites to build connections with the influencers.
  3. You can build your own tribe using your Facebook fan pages, groups or Twitter chats.

The pro tip here is NOT to spend all of your time on all the social media sites at once. Don’t grow your presence across Twitter, Google+, Instagram or Facebook all at once. You can never focus 100% of your energy or time if you do so.

The best way to build audience across these platforms is to conquer one after the other. Once you start getting more comments and shares on your Facebook posts, move on to Twitter and connect with the influencers. Once you conquer Twitter, you can move on to the other. Now, you get the idea!

➜ You must read these guides:

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18. Conduct Interviews with the Influencers

Conducting interviews with other bloggers in your field helps you in two ways.

The first benefit is it can help you build strong relationships with the influencers in your industry, and the next benefit is they can increase your blog's exposure really quickly.

Although connecting with the influencers to conduct interviews on your blog is hard but always possible even if you have zero connections.

Here are few quick tips to connect and conduct the interview with the top bloggers in your field.

  • Read all their previous interviews. Make notes. Don’t repeat the questions.
  • Don’t ask too many questions. As a rule of thumb, 5 to 10 questions are enough to make a compelling interview.
  • Most top bloggers are extremely busy. They usually don’t respond to all the emails that get into their inbox. So take time to follow them up again.
  • Learn to write magnetic emails. Email outreach is one of the most effective ways to build connections with anyone online.
  • Build prior relationships with the influencers. Leave comments, write guest posts, buy their products and do anything that provides a way for you to connect with them.

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19. Trust is The Currency Online

If you are struggling to increase your online sales, it might be because you are doing “interruption marketing” not “permission marketing”.

You need to have people’s permission to make more sales. You can do that only if you have their trust. Therefore, trust is the new currency online.

If you are wondering how to build trust with the new audience, try implementing the following strategies.

  • Add social proof. Ask your readers to give testimonials about your blog or your products. If you showcase them on your blog’s landing pages, they will boost your conversions.
  • If you have landed on top blogs or major online portals with your guest posts, display them in logo format. This is the surest yet simple way to build trust among your audience really quickly.
  • Frequently interact with your audience and existing customers. Know their frustrations and try to solve them with your blog’s content, product or services.

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20. Master The Art of Email Outreach

Did you know the most successful bloggers like Pat Flynn, Neil Patel, Brian Clark, Jon Morrow makes majority of their income from their email lists?

They all know how effective email marketing is. More than that, they also know how to write captivating emails that sell.

They all have used emails to build connections with the influencers in the marketing field. They all know how to get better and faster responses with emails.

If you want to be a profitable blogger just like them, you need to learn the art of email outreach. It is the most effective way to build strong connections with the authority bloggers and also to get better results with your blog's traffic, sales and links.

Here are 3 simple ways to master this art.

  1. Write and send emails to at least one person a day. Every single day. Don’t expect any response. Try to add value with your emails. Tell them thanks for their content or product or the value they add to the blogging world. It all counts.
  2. Write clickable email subject lines. Make them crisp, sweet and short.
  3. Always keep your emails really short. Don’t use long paragraphs. Cut the crap and don’t tell your stories. No one really has time to read long and boring emails. The best way to get a response to your emails is keep them short.

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Blogging Tips for Advanced Bloggers

These blogging tips are for those who are running a blog for more than one year and already making some money (or) struggling to make money from their blogs.

21. Don’t put all your Eggs in one Basket

If you are an advanced blogger who is blogging for a long time, you don’t have to invest all your time, money and efforts into only ONE of your blogs.

Diversify your income sources.

Diversify your traffic sources.

Find new ways to bring both traffic and sales to your blog(s).

You never know when Google is going to penalize you.

You never know what happens after 5 years in your niche.

So the smart move you can make today is to brainstorm all the ideas for making more money and building a solid email list who are eager to buy your products.

Automate the stuff (along with your content creation strategy) and work as less as possible on your current blog to build a new stream of business.

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22. Building an Email List is Not Enough

99.9% of the marketers and bloggers say “the money is in the list.

Is it really in the list?

Seriously, building an email list is NOT enough.

You have to sell. You have to create engagement. You need to build trust. You have to find ways to sell your email list.

It can be anything from products to services to promoting affiliate products.

But the problem with most bloggers who build email lists is that they don’t make much money.

Do you know why?

They don’t create awareness about the products or services they promote to their audience.

What happens when you try to sell to someone who doesn’t know anything about your products?

Well, they DON'T buy!

They don’t even respond to your emails.

That’s why I said, building an email list is not enough.

You should look for ways to educate your subscribers, help them more and then find ways to make money from the list.

Only then, you can do justification to your email list.

Create an email autoresponder that automatically sends emails to the new subscribers.

Make sure it has meaty emails that are filled with great content, not promotional related stuff.

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23. More Website Traffic is NOT equal to More Sales

People pay you not page views.

Always remember to focus on the people and gaining their trust instead of getting more traffic.

Yes, I agree that more website traffic is good.

But...

... what’s the point of getting a million page views a month and not making any sales?

So remember to focus on defining your target audience.

Find out what they truly want.

Figure out their needs and wants and provide solutions either by offering your services or recommending others products.

Take a look at this article where I have provided various solutions to a BIGGEST problem in blogging.

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24. SEO is Not Exactly What You Think

SEO is all about giving top notch priority to your blog audience, not keyword stuffing.

If you are blogging for a while, you already know the fact that you need more links to make your content rank well in search engines.

Think of SEO as a long-term strategy (a marathon, not sprint).

You won’t get massive search results overnight unless you have unlimited budget or great domain authority.

SEO is social.

Social media is the new SEO.

To get more out of SEO, you need to persuade your audience to share your blog posts on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. It’s not easy.

It takes time, consistent efforts and lots of trial and errors.

But once you get the initial traction, you will start getting more search rankings with the help of boost in your social shares.

➜ Must Read:

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25. Make Writing Your Regular Habit

Great bloggers are great writers.

Great writers create content that sells.

They know how to write powerful content that attracts the attention of anyone.

90% of the bloggers fail to get traction with their blogs just because they lack copywriting skills.

Again, I’m not saying that you should be a prolific writer to create captivating content.

All you need is to care about your audience.

You need to have a burning desire to write magical words.

How can you create content that sells then?

The simple tip is: write EVERY single day.

It doesn’t matter what day of the week is.

It doesn’t matter whether you are using a laptop or paper.

Just write every day.

That’s the only way you can improve your writing skills.

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26. Take Your Social Media Efforts to the Next Level

One of the fastest ways to get more exposure and increase your website sales is to harness the power of social media.

It's the quickest way to go viral online if done right.

Gangnam style, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga - all became famous because of social media.

They all have millions of followers, and their net worth is over billion dollars.

That's the POWER of social media sites.

If you are not yet using it properly, this is the time to do it right.

Instead of focusing on all the social media sites at once, focus on ONE source at a time.

Give a try to Facebook.

Try all the strategies to get more attention (create memes, Infographics, try Facebook ads, create compelling headlines, connect with the influencers, etc.).

Then move on to Twitter.

Repeat the same.

➜ Suggested Reading: How To Effectively Use Google+ For Blog Promotion?

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27. Start Events/Webinars

Did you know the #1 list building strategy that has highest conversion rates?

It is creating webinars.

Jon Morrow, Neil Patel, Pat Flynn - every successful writer and marketer is using webinars just because of their conversion rates.

So give a try to creating webinars around the topics that solve your audience problems.

Try to tie up with the influencers in your niche.

Do interviews with them.

Ask people to join your list to watch your webinar recordings.

You can also consider using Google+ hangouts to you build and grow your lists.

Likewise, conducting or attending blogging related events can also be a huge help.

Not only you will find like minded people to connect but events will also help you grow your online business.

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28. Automate Everything

When I say automate everything, it doesn't mean you should start creating blog posts using automated tools.

It means hiring someone to write your posts, seeking SEO help from others, increasing your sales by hiring a marketer, etc.

We all know blogging means doing a lot of things from creating content to posting on social media to increase SEO traffic to boosting your sales.

If your blog starts generating money, you can spend up to 50% on hiring others to automate your blogging needs.

That way you can save a lot of time, and you can use that time to make more money online.

That's what every successful marketer do to grow their businesses online.

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29. Update Yourself with New Information

Did you know the BIGGEST mistake most bloggers make?

It’s rehashing content.

Why should anyone read your stuff if you are repeating what everyone else is saying?

To create a profitable blog that makes money and adds value to others, you need to research a lot.

Read often.

Write more.

Be creative.

And create problem-solving content that’s useful for your target audience.

To do that, you need to gain more knowledge.

Read books.

Watch TED talks.

Go through the answers on Quora (it’s a great platform for intellectuals).

Create Google Alerts for your targeted topics to get updates about the latest and trending news.

My Image Optimization guide is a good example of problem-solving content. Have a look here.

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30. Don’t Give Up Just Yet

It really frustrates anyone who is blogging for several months or years and quitting just because of lack of sales or traffic.

I know you might have tried almost every single strategy to persuade your website visitors to buy your stuff.

But I suggest you NOT to quit.

Instead, read marketing and psychology related books.

I highly recommend Influence, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Think and Grow Rich books if you are starting out.

You will get plenty of ideas on how to sell without sounding like a sales guy.

Always remember why you started in the first place when you are thinking about quitting.

Motivate yourself to continue and focus on the next step, not on the final result.

You will surely get rewarding results in the long run for being persistent.

➜ Must Read these interesting articles: 

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Final Thoughts

Ankit Singla BloggerTipsTricks

Building a highly profitable blog is not a sprint.

It's a marathon.

Darren Rowse (the founder of Problogger.net) didn't build a million dollar within a month.

It took him a lot of time to REALLY make huge money from it, and it's now making millions EVERY single year.

You should remember the same while growing your blog.

It takes time to create a highly informative, engaging and profitable blog.

Once your blog starts making money, think about various ways to automate it without sacrificing its quality.

Use your time to grow it bigger and launch other products or services to boost your overall income.

So what are your thoughts about all the blogging tips shared here?

Did you like them?

If yes, make sure to share it with your friends so they can benefit.

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Pawan Diwakar

Hi Ankit

It a must read post for newbies. Thanks god I was not a victim.

You are right now even search engine don’t like to show short articles on its search results…..in depth articles are in demand.

What’s your subscribers count? I am willing to write some guest post for your blog.

Thanks
Pawan
Blogging Nuts

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Pawan,

    Thanks for your comment.

    Glad you liked the article. Would you like to add more tips here?

    As of now, I have 6K subscribers and I am not accepting guest posts.

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Ankit

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Shweta Agnihotri

I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it and learnt a lot. I saved you as a favorite to check out new things you post…

I have a question on Social Sharing. Should we share our blog url as it is or go for SHORT url to get it indexed fast.? As I saw u shared ur complete url in mail, same should apply to social sites?

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Arun Negi

Hey Ankit,
Thank you for such a great post. I loved it <3
Hope these tips will make me a hero too.. 😛

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Manoranjan Paul

Thanks Ankit. This is a Wonderful article for the new bloggers like me. Will you kindly check my blog and give a suggestion to improve the blog for SEO.
In my niche, most of the blogs are “spam”. So, how can I find a guest blogging platform for “good links”.
Please reply.

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deepak kumar

Great post thanks for sharing

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Muhammad Tabish

Hey Ankit Bro,
Fantastic Informative Article Great Sharing and Good Blogging Tips List, Keep up The Good and Lovely Work, Have a Sweet Night 😛

Regard:

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MOHAN NAYAK

Hi Ankit,
Excellent Article, it will be very helpful to every newbie blogger.
I just want to say, even before starting out we have to select the perfect niche and need to plan accordingly.
Yes, it Maybe useless to focus on off-page SEO from day one, but we have to implement best on-page SEO strategies from day one like, we have to provide unique, useful and engaging content with a clean structure. Because these techniques can make our visitors happy.
Am I right Ankit?

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Mohan,

    Thanks for sharing your blogging tips here. I appreciate it.

    I agree with you. We must have our plan ready. How our blog will make the difference and how it will generate revenue.

    If these things are clear to us, we can achieve great success in blogging.

    If you have any other blogging tips that can help others, please share them.

    Thanks,
    Ankit

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Babs

Hey Ankit,

I’m not a beginner but I certainly enjoyed these tips. I think It will help a lotta newbies out there.

I see you’ve saved the best for the last. Building an email list. Quite very essential.

Thanks for sharing these,
-Babs.

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Rocco

Hi Ankit,
As a newbie in this platform, I am trying make better of my work as much as I could. Unfortunately, was missing out with some important part you have mentioned on your post. Mostly, I go short with words when I write articles, making it up to 700 is hard it seemed. Though it was alright but got myself wrong on this. Another big help for me of yours is the idea of Standing out from the crowd. This post of yours certainly gonna help me and many others like me out there. Thanks a Lot for the experience and suggestions you have share. 🙂

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Istiak Rayhan

Hi Ankit,

The last two points are solid gold. Almost every newbie blogger makes these mistakes, especially not monetizing blog from day 1. This point is underrated. No problogger talks about it. I think every blogger should think about monetizing their blog from day 1 rather waiting for traffic. It lets them experiment different monetization ways and find out what works for them.

I somehow disagree with the first point. Cause what works for me might not work for you. It’s tough to choose the monetization method just by researching competitors’ sites. Sometimes it requires a/b testings.

However, you’ve written an excellent piece. Loved it. Keep it coming.

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Mounish Sai

Great Post Ankit Singla!
Thanks for writing such Ultimate Post about Blogging. Your post is just Amazing! I will truly follow all the steps. Looking forward for such lovely posts.

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Abhishek Kalra

Hello Ankit,
Your post was worth reading. This post gives a clear mindset to all newbies.
I have a question regarding Social Bookmarking: Is Social Bookmarking Still effective in 2016? Should we spend out time doing it or not?

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Andrew

Thank you very much for these tips, they will be helpful for my new blog which i started few months ago. keep posting.

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Rahul

Hi Ankit,
I am a newbie blogger. and as starting out with little knowledge this post will give me the right approach to blogging.
And the 1st point I agree with you because if you are planning for full-time blogging then you have to plan in advance just like in a business how you are going to make money

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Shirsendu

Good tips though personally I am not a content writer but I liked your tips very much but I want to know one thing if we target one traffic source can we expect a higher ranking in google for our site?

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RaviSinghBlog

Another great article Ankit. Ty for consolidating the best post at one place. I am going to bookmark this post.

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Vicky Pawar

Hey Bro I’m new in blogging and this blogging tips very useful for me and startups really I like To read your Blog articles.I’m big fan of your website…thanks for giving me motivation

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Rank Tracker

HI Ankit,

Thanks for the great tips!

I’ve been blogging since two years & still have lots to learn. I love your ideas about emailing; connect with readers from the day 1… I plan to start incorporating these ideas soon.

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CHANDAN KUAMR

i would like to ask you bro How is list post helps in backlinks for the blog and how to create list post are you using plugin or coding guide us bro………..

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Imran Khan

Hi Ankit!
Another useful post by, your all tips are valid whether it is about building email list, writing lots of post with complete details, connecting with influencers etc. It will surly going to help freshers to proceeding forward.
Thanks to sharing this nice post with us.

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David

Ha! straight to the point. Monetizing always plays a key role in structuring a plan for a blog, that’s what keeps us motivated.

Just to add up, write content, keeping in mind people’s problems that you solve, rather than wholly focusing on SEO and keywords.

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Pavitra Kumar

Hiii,

Great suggestions here, Ankit Singla

I just visit an excellent blog, I truly appreciate this article.

Blogging Tips for New Bloggers very important for the success of a blog. I also saved you as a favorite to check out new things you post…

It’s really amazing Major thanks for the blog article.

Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Sunil Kumar

That was an informative article for a new blogger. It will really keep the newbies focused. Thanks keep sharing more.

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Nihar Mehta

Hello Ankit,
I am a regular visitor of your site and love all the guides which you share. I am blogging from last 2 years but didn’t see any major success till now, but I have never given up and your this article helped me a lot to boost my blog from zero to hero as you have said.

Thank you,
Nihar.

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مبلمان

Hi Ankit
These 10 tips can really run a blog from zero to hero, but the main problem is how to implement it .. Specifically, the number of 9’s revenue

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Madroane Denis

Hi Ankit,

Great set of tips for a blogging noob.

I will surely return here to get my daily fix of useful information for the day.

Thank you for helping us !

Denis

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saddam husen

Hey Ankit
I,m a very big fan for your content writing style. I read every post for your blog and i found every content for 101% Fresh and uniqe. This post is another Great post i always found something new and intresting things for your blog. I hope you will always provied this type of content.
Good Blest You bro and thanks for sharing this Amazing content..

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Amit tripathi

Thank you so much Ankit to providing basic information about blogging, can you please tell me how can i increase my Domain Authority (DA) and increasing DA will help me to grow traffic or not?

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Hakeem Shah

Very Informative Tools Thanks For sharing 🙂

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AndersonCooper

Great Post Mr.Ankit Singla!!

The points you stated will surely help both beginners in blogging and persons have years of experience. All things described are ultimate. Thanks for Shahring

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Varun

Hello Ankit, Thanks for the blog post. Does contain a lot of things new bloggers should look in to.

Looking forward for more cool stuff.

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sanjay joshi

Hi Ankit

I am a newbie blogger. i learn’t everything from this blog. and my traffic increasing verry fast day by day.

thnk uh so much.

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Obodo Charles

Hi ankit,
The blogging tips you gave in the article on how to grow a blog from zero income or sales to a profitable one are all excellent except one suggestion on which I seem to disagree with you.

You said it is better for a new blog to be monetized from day one, I don’t think that is an excellent idea taking into consideration that the blog at that point possibly have very little or no traffic at all, I think for a new blog the focus should be on content creation and most significantly promotion of the blog, putting the blog on the faces and mind of targeted audience.

Monetizing from the word go will shift the focus of the blogger from these two important steps I mentioned above, and the blogger might even burn out or become frustrated if the income is not coming in as expected at that early stage. I think for a new blogger monetization should wait a while until he/she starts getting some reasonable amount of traffic. Thanks

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vijay jangra

The biggest and confusing problem i am facing is, with email subscription. I am using google feedburner to allow my readers to subscribe for my blog.But When when tested it, i found that it is not working properly. My one friend also subscribed for my blog but i am not getting the email in my subscription list.

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Shweta Agnihotri

First of all, I want to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I am using Reddit and hubpages to drive traffic but unfortunately, I got banned from hubpages. do you have any idea to get unbanned from hubpages.?

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Pawan Diwakar

Hi Ankit

11-20 points made this post extra necessary for any blogger. Before success of one blog it is useless to start another one.

But I have one suggestion, you can pre- register the domain name before sometime ….it will increase domain age and thus Google ranking.

What you say Ankit?

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Badri

You continue to amaze me and teach me too Ankit. Superb information. Interlinking to your old posts are done precisely.
Cheers.

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vijay jangra

Please help me Ankit Sir

I am getting problem in 10 th point. I started building email list from day one of my blog using goigle feedburner. But when i tested it, i found that its not working properly. My friend also subscribed for my blog. But i still not getting email in list. Its not working properly. Please help me.

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Moad

Thanks soo soo much, this is really helpfulll Ankit!

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mb

Thanks Ankit for the detailed article. I had gone through the comments where most of the readers are against monetizing the blog from day one. I won;t agree to it. Today’s perspective, its quite easier to drive a handful of traffic from social media and why not to monetize every bit of it from day one.

Thanks.

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Mansoor

Hi Ankit

A great post for the beginners to read. Very informative and a must read to understand where to start off. Keep up the good job.

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vikash Sharma

Hi Ankit,

Thank you for writing such a useful and knowledgeable guide with us. This is a great post. I am your big fan and your blog is in my favorite. I visit your blog almost everyday. There are lots of useful articles here which are really helpful.
I will definitely going to follow all your tips mentioned in this article.

Thank you for your time writing and sharing this incredible guide with us.

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lh. louis

Definitely a very useful guide to follow, Thanks.

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Tauqir Hussain

Hi Ankit,

Thanks for sharing such an informative list. I agree completely that monetizing website or blog should be the first step while creating good informative content. If your content and strategy are top notch, you would eventually end up getting meaningful traffic. Few bloggers with 5000 visitors in a month are able to earn decent income due to monetization.

Also building an e-mail list should be number one goal as you also stated above. This will eventually be the Bread and Butter of your business, bring most of the sales and building loyal customers.

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Muhammad Imran Nazish

Only one word “AWESOME” Thanks Ankit.

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Madhavi

Hi Ankit,

I started my blogging career recently and I am taking help from seniors blogger to learn basics in blogging, this article really helped me to know what to do and what not to do for successful blogging career.

I was blogging on a free platform for more than two years but never concentrated on monetizing but this time, I am completely focusing on earning part also, thanks for sharing your experience.

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Sourav Saha

Simply Great. A great set of tips you have provided here. Thanks.
Best Wishes.

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    Yogesh

    Very True. information provided here is very valuable and helpful.

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Virat

Hey Ankit,
That Was Awesome Post,
But I Have One Question in My Mind.
I Have Watched Your Webinar On BWJ in This Webinar You Say Don’t Think About Money Do Your Best And Make Authority Blog After Than Think Money You Also Give Example Foreign Blogger You Tell Foreign Blogger Successful Because of Thay Never Think About Money in First Day They First 1 Year Work on Making Authority Blog and After Than They Monetize Thair Blog But in This Post You Say Monetize Your Blog From Day 1 So I am Littel Confuse Please Explain Your Point Of View.

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    Raja kumar

    Hey, Virat!1

    In the webinar, HE says that focus on making the Authority Blog!

    Well, that should be applicable for the niches like Blogging, Content Marketing, SEO, and some other highly competitive niches.

    Even though you monetize that kind of Blogs, nothing will happen in its initial days. So, that was a waste of effort.

    When it comes to some other niches, How to Blogs, health, and Tech niches, you can monetize your Blog right from its very first day to earn some buck. Is something better than nothing, right?

    So, What Ankit intent is In the industries like Blog, SEO, content Marketing, Email Marketing monetizations like display ads won’t work. You can generate money through your leads. By selling goods and sharing your tools to earn affiliate commission.

    Both are different; I think you understand the point.

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Moingsrangti Reang

Your blog post deserves only one word i.e. EXCELLENT. My blog is going down for some days and I was really frustrated by seeing this. Your article have really motivated me, I promise I will make my blog a hero. Thanks for your awesome article cheers 🙂

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Kulwant Nagi

Damn!! How could you write such an in-depth article.. ha ha.. Joking apart, by writing this article you proved that you are on the verge to become one of the incredible blogger in India.

I am into blogging industry since 2011, so I can relate everything which you have said in the article.

Blogging is a mindset, blogging is a flow, it’s business, it’s a freedom.

So you need to plan everything so diligently that your blog stands out in the crowd.

I am going to bookmark this article and going to recommend to fellow bloggers if they ask any related query.

Bravo man..

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Chiranjit

Hi Ankit,
At first thanks for the article. Being a new blogger i always searching for an article like this from where i get some knowledge about the blogging. Now, my website ranking improving day by day.

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abhishek malik

nice article ankit, my question is how i can improve my DA or PA? also one more question is how to remove publish date in permalink url? please reply

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Raja kumar

Yep, You are Right Ankit. Gone those days !!!

The average Article depth is 1890 words so keep writing lengthier content. And the content should be educatable, not promotional. That will engage the users!!

Heads up for the Awesome Article!!!

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Rakshit

Sir my blog is not appearing on google keyword search plz help me sir…

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Abhishek

Only one word to say “Great and Great and Great”. thanks a lot. And it is really very informative for me..Thanks again.

Thanks
Abhishek

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osama gohar

Hello,
Ankit, I Just discovered your site.I want to say these are very helpful tips in the perspective of SEO.Is time important in blogging?.If yes ,then please tell me how to manage my blogging.I mean should I write a post everyday ?,Keeping the fact in mind that content is king.

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Umesh Chavan

Nice Tips for any new blogger as well as intermediate blogger. Thank’s For Sharing Such Fabulous Information 🙂

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Duryab Aziz

This article is incredible..

You really a Creative blogger.. Thanks for sharing such nice tips for beginners like me.

This helped me a lot to find out new things and some questions to ask myself before publishing my next post

You have really written V Good…

Anyhow, Thanks for sharing… 🙂

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Faiz Israili

Great Post,

ON PAGE SEO & OFF PAGE SEO is the main point for new bloggers. Because, normally newbies are ignoring off page part because of Google penaltys.

Wherein, theg don’t need to worry about it. It is as easy as on page seo 🙂

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Larry Frank

Hey Ankit,
This article is incredibly great, its both beneficial to newbies and pros.
Thanks for sharing and do have a wonderful day ahead.

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Kishore krishna

Wonderfull article for a new blogger like me.I am implementing these trips for increasing my blog ranking. Thanks

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Shameem

I too agree with your all points we need to in depth articles which can drive more traffic for all sort of keywords which means combinations and also which make user engagement. We should share N number of contents for our user and also we need to engage with them by solving there queries. Nice sharing! Bro.. Cheers..

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Chiranjit

Frankly speaking dear, I am looking for such kind of help and finally I found your article wich was very helpful for me. I want to take my blog from zero to hero that’s why I am going to follow the steps which you are describe here. Thank for this helpful post.

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Nonye

Wow!
Thanks sooooooooo much.
Where have you been all the while? I will definitely keep coming back.
How do I select the blogs to write for? And must they be in the same niche as mine?

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Satish Kushwaha

Best ever full guide article for beginners ..This article will help me alot…i am going to follow this

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Deepika

I am newbie to blogging and I have learned many things from your post about blogging. Thanks for the post. I hope my articles will also rank in google. Let c….

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Souvik Deb

Hi, thanks for these amazing blogging tips. All the things that you have said just fabulous and inspiring.
Thanks a lot.

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Usma

Hey Ankit,

Thanks for the great informative material. Ankit, Please let me know one thing that I’m going to made a email list but don’t have email addresses… you have source to find out the active email list to promote a blog?

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Surender kalyan

OMG!! I was making so many mistakes with my new blog and starting of another blog’s idea was also in my mind. Thanks, for saving me.

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vinayashree

Hi, thanks for these amazing blogging tips. All the things that you have said just fabulous and inspiring.
Thanks a lot.

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Priyam Baksi

Wonderful article, it covers everything, Myself a new blogger and these tips will help me like magic, thank you for this amazing content,I will follow each and every step.

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Priyam Baksi

One of the most complete article on the web, i am a new blogger and this article is like a guide book for me, thank for this great article.

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Ayan

Amazing just amazing post, it’s really helpful for newbie like me!! thank you so much, Ankit

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Aditya Vikram

@Ankit

Well The article was good and impressive and would really help the newbies a lot in establishing their own blogging brand.
well I have a question
Would A Multi Niche Blog Can Really Go Well ??

Regards
Aditya

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Priyam Baksi

Such a brilliant and expounded post, this post is life-saving something aside for all new blogger, I bookmarked it for later view, this article will help me a considerable measure.

much appreciated 🙂

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The Richking

Wow!!!!!

Thanks countless dear Ankit.

Amazing and invaluable article you have got up here.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank!
You know I have just started writing on blogger with my new blog brorichking.blogspot.com.ng

I have been thinking of how to leapfrog, and I saw your site.

God bless you Ankit!

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Himanshu Sharma

Hello Ankit sir,
All the blogging tips are awesome and effective too. Making a blog is not enough to get what you want from it. Most of the people leave blogging just before something amazing is going to happen.
Hope this tips will help every blogger out there.

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Manzoor Ahmed

Hi Ankit

Great to read your article ,, I am just entering in blogging world

I will be certainly benefited by your post if i make myself in Read2Apply mode thats what my domain name is all about.

Thanks a lot

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Adamu

Excellent tips. Just Awesome. Your posts have guiding me alot and this is putting every pieces together. Thanks man

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Abhinav

I have just started my blog on WordPress and this post is surely going to help me in future. Thanks for the great post.

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Md Sakil Ansari

Hmm… Liked your post but why you’re not use Google AdSense?

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