Do you have a blogger that you always looks up to?
For me I have a couple of them. Bloggers that I always follow, learn from them and do as they advise. On this post am going to talk of only three that I have found very much resourceful for both newbies and veteran bloggers.
They helped me in understanding what blogging was until I grew the passion. I started trying a little by little on my first blog and liked it very much that I decided that’s what I will do eventually.
Let’s jump to the main point now…
I describe blogging as the act of turning your hobby/passion into texts that educate and entertain your blog readers.
I have been blogging for some time now and I really love doing it. It all started as a hobby from the wide field of tech but it is slowly turning into a career.
Starting a blog is easy nowadays but the task lies on creating an impact in your field. You create an impact by having quality content and a great following. Everyone needs to earn from their blogs to be able to run and maintain it throughout the years; that can be achieved by having a great following.
You can achieve all that if you make and follow a great strategy. For me the 3 great bloggers that I have mentioned below really helped in doing that. I have been following them since I jumped into blogging and trust me when I say they are the best I know. They play a huge part in my blogs success.
What I did and how I did it.
As the love of blogging grew in me, my colleagues too could notice it and I thank them very much for their support. Felix Kiptor, my longtime partner did some research on my behalf and got me the first bloggers that he believed could help me.
1. Yaro Starak
This is the first blogger that I connected to very much. Everything he said from the first day I opened entraprenures-journey.com made sense to me; I was so much excited with all the information he posted.
Yaro taught me that content is king, i learnt how to write long enough posts for search engine purposes from him. He is also good in business, therefore he taught me some cool business tricks. Buying and Selling blogs & websites for profits. After going through his story of how he sold his blog for a massive profit, I could not let the points go un-noted.
That said, Yaro has got a lot of great work that he has already done. The one that I like the most is “Buying and Selling Website/Blog.” On this ebook he teaches bloggers on how to make money online through buying and selling websites and/or blogs.
2. Neil Patel
After I got my blog up and running I thought that was all! But I came to learn that am not writing posts for me to read but for other people to know of what I got. You can guess what I needed at that point.
I needed a marketing plan. I came to learn that after writing my posts and publishing them I was required to let people know of it; that’s where Neil Patel chips in.
Neil taught me how to market myself, how to build an effective brand, how to increase my revenue conversions and also how to always be visible and necessary online.
Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.
As influential as Neil is, it could be awkward if he had no products and services of his that he promotes. He also have a list of products and services. You can start here to check them out.
3. Darren Rowse
By the time I knew of Darren I was already deep into blogging but obviously there was much I did not know yet and I believed he was very necessary on that point. Darren blogs about the whole topic of blogging and how to make money blogging. Now you see how necessary he was?
I had a blog, knew how to write but I needed to know more. How to get, grow and maintain my audience, how to turn them into clients, how to be consistent and finally how to make money from my blog. I could learn that from the other bloggers but I connected with Darren’s writing on the topics very nice that I could not resist. Making money is a topic that every blogger likes to hear; therefore I learnt a lot of monetization methods others worked and definitely others never worked for me.
He also reminded me that content is king but went ahead to adding the idea of using keywords. I did not adopt so much to this but I believe it is very crucial because of Search Engine Optimization.
First I joined their mailing list and started receiving their weekly newsletters. After a couple of months, I could feel the connection we had. I liked their consistency because they made me identify and grow my hobby slowly by slowly.
I also consulted. Since I had a connection with such great bloggers, I could no longer stress up myself with some questions.
You should have someone (people) you look up to; someone who inspires you, teaches you and shows you how to bring out the potential in you.
Who inspires you?