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7 Effective Strategies for Becoming a Successful Blogger

Do you want to become the next blogging star in your niche?

Do you have a dream of becoming an Authority Blogger?

If yes, this post is for you.

Becoming an authority blogger is usually the dream of most bloggers, especially new bloggers that are just getting started in the blogging business. Traits-Of-Successful-Bloggers

I have a couple of top bloggers and great guys that I also look up to just like a bunch of bloggers too look up to me and they also dream of being bigger someday. I know you probably have an endless list of bloggers that inspire you too.

I know you will love to become the next blogging star in your niche, but my question is do you know what it takes to reach that level of authority?

I guess NO! But don’t worry, because today, I am going to handover to you the working secrets of becoming a successful blogger.

I will advice you to read through every line of this post and do away with all forms of distractions because I believe this article will open your eyes and push you to greater heights in your blogging career.

That said; here are the 7 Strategies that will help you become a Successful Blogger.

#1 – Write Great Contents

“Content is king!”

Yeah…. Content is indeed king! This is the basic truth about blogging and content marketing. If your contents suck, you suck!

There is no short cut to becoming a successful blogger without creating quality and useful contents for your readers. Your readers are coming to your blog to read your articles and the only thing that will determine if they will still come back is still your articles.

There is no way to become an authority blogger in any niche without providing quality contents that’s solves peoples problem or educate them. Just take a look at the top bloggers in your niche; you will discover that quality contents are not missing on their blogs.

#2 – Guest Posting on Authority Blogs

I know there has been a lot of fuss about guest blogging in recent times, but I still have a strong believe in the power of guest blogging.

Guest blogging is a great way to build up your profile in your niche. Apart from the credibility that guest blogging adds to your online profile, guest blogging is also a means for showcasing your expertise to wide range of audience whom might have heard of you before and this is surely one thing you need if you want to become a successful blogger.

Another great perk of guest blogging is traffic. Traffic????  Yea, traffic.

Guest blogging is a great way to drive FREE targetted traffic to your own blog. A lot of top bloggers like Onibalusi Bamidele, Danny Iny and the likes have built great blogs and brand for themselve by harnessing the power of guest blogging.

If you really want to your name to get know quickly, guest blogging is one strategy that I will recommend you try out.

Read: 7 Guest Blogging Etiquettes You Should Follow as a Blogger

#3 – Network with Authority Bloggers in Your Niche

There is a popular adage that says ‘show me your friends and I will tell you who you are”. There is another version that says “Birds of the same feather flocks together”.

This means that your association somehow determines the kind of respect you get. Imagine me being friends with President Barack Obama; I know everyone will surely treat me differently including you!

Networking with other top bloggers is quite simpler than it used to look. Most authority bloggers in your niche will surely be on popular social media sites like facebook, Twitter and Google plus.

You should find the top bloggers in your niche on this patform and add them as friends, follow them & circle them. Comment on their updates, ask them questions and interact with them.

By doing this, their followers will start noticing you, and these Top bloggers too will start noticing you.

Regular commenting on top blogs in your niche is also a great way to connect with authority bloggers and create awareness about you and your blog.

#4 – Mention Top Bloggers and Link to Them in Your Posts

Believe me, linking out to authority sites works like magic!

Linking out to other top blogs in your niche increases your credibility and it proves to your readers that you are connected to the industry experts and you know what is going on in your niche.

Some readers will even begin to see you as friends or colleagues of these top bloggers just because you link to them.

Apart from the credibility benefits, linking out to other relevant articles will also help your readers to understand the topic you are teaching very well, linking out will improve their knowledge about the subject matter and they will be greatful to you for it.

#5 – Interview Experts in Your Niche

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you should know that I run series of probloggers interviews on this blog which I call the “Expert chat section”.

Running your niche expert interviews on your blog is a great way to build up your authority fast and also your relationship with other authorities in your industry.

I have become a bit colser and familiar with a lot of great bloggers from around the world as a result of the interview series that I run on this blog.

As a result of interview authority bloggers, I have been able to get a bunch of new readers and followers to my blog. If you want to become an authority in your niche, I will recommend you create an interview section on your blog and start pitching Experts in your niche for the interviews.

#6 – Good Design and Branding

Have you seen any authority blog with an Ugly design?

What do you think of my blog design? Isn’t it cool?

You see, people of nowadays are very sensitive and your blog design and branding determines to some extent how serious they will take you.

If you own a blog with an ugly design with no logo, then you are sending a negative signal to your readers. Take a few minutes to study those authority blogs design and try to see how they arrange things and brand themselves.

Authority bloggers know the importance of good design and branding and a lot of them have paid thousands of dollars to developers and graphics designs who helped them build unique designs and graphics for their blogs. You don’t have to spend thousands like them; you can get quality designs at cheap prices from Studiopress themes.

So, if you are dreaming of becoming a successful blogger, you should pay attention to your blog design and branding.

#7 – Write Case Studies

Case studies have proven itself to be a no-fail strategy for building up authority as a blogger in any niche.

Case study is all about trying something out, disectting a strategy or performing an experiment that will interest most people in your niche and then share your findings with your readers!

I have seen a couple of bloggers who have built 6-figure income blog off case studies. If you want quick fame and success in your niche, writing case studies post is a sure strategy to immplement.

Final Words

Becoming an authority blogger does not happen overnight, it involves a great deal of hardwork, patience and continuos learning!

A lot of people have started from the bottom and rose to the top, if they can do it, you too can do it!

What strategy do you love most when it comes to building a blog’s Authority? Kindly drop them your reply in the comments, we will love to hear your opinion!

About the Author Joseph Adediji

Joseph is a Web Enthusiast, a Tech Lover, Writer and an Internet Para-Addict!.I am the Founder of Blogging Tips Today. I love to write about Blogging, SEO, Internet Marketing and Technology.

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35 comments
Reginald Chan says

Hi Joseph!

How are you man? I hope you are doing A OKAY!

You wrote some excellent stuffs especially with guest posting and stuffs.

Oh yes, knowing what your readers want is vital. I think you nailed it and thanks for sharing man.

Talk soon and have a great weekend!
~Reginald

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Reginald,
    its good to see you here, and Yes, I am doing fine.
    Glad you like the post, and thanks for commenting.

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Tamil says

I have a a question? I know that content is king, but as we are not english native so how can we get quality content which is not duplicate

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Tamil,
    if you want to blog in English, then you have to learn English or you can write in your language and try using Google Translate to translate it to english then you can now read and edit it to correct mistakes.
    But if you want to be running your blog with your country language, then no problems.

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Sumit Gahlawat says

Hi Joseph,

I have read your post and you have included some great points here. I like the idea of mentioning top bloggers and interviewing them. It attracts their attention towards you and helps a lot in your work. Yeah, guest posts are also great and helps you to be social and you can show your talent on some great blogs.
Thanks for such a great stuff.

Have a Good Day
~ Sumit

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Sumit,
    I am glad you like the post, thanks for reading and commenting.
    Hope to see you around!

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Ryan Biddulph says

Good for you Joseph. You’re creeping up Google’s rankings for a “blogging tips” search. Awesome man.

Linking to pros, interviewing them and collaborating with them is the simple way to succeed online. Birds of a feather do flock together. Love your Obama analogy. We see success in those who hang with successes.

I nailed down roughly 80 features – or more – since creating Blogging from Paradise 5 months ago. Blog commenting is my chief marketing strategy. Commenting led to guest posts, reviews, and interviews. Promote others. Comment mindfully.

Help pro bloggers. Pro bloggers will help you.

Sow. Reap. Simple, and a powerful concept, too.

The design bit was my waterlook. Or, it was the lynchpin, the key to put me over the top. Nailed it with my last blog before I trashed it and I modeled my new blog on a similar design. People love eye candy. My blog delivers with images from tropical islands….and other spots 😉

Thanks Joseph, smart post.

Ryan

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Ryan,
    Well I have been trying to creep up to the top of that keyword for about 2 years now, am glad the rankings are getting better even though I have been MIA in recent times.
    Glad you love the post and my Obama analogy, a lot of bloggers out there don’t know that networking is really important in this business. BTW, what a nice design you have on your blog, I will be doing a redesign of BTT soon!
    Thanks for the awesome comment and the share! See you around!

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anekaju says

Hi,
I have read your post and i have found great points here. Your post is good idea, Thanks for sharing nice informative blogger

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Rahul Yadav says

Hey great post joseph It was my first time here good insightful post that we must concentrate on one thing in which we are best and one should never try to copy other strategies they are successful because they are best in that field and you might be not so focus on your strengths and stay dedicated to it

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Mahmud says

Thanks for the article Joseph, Great content is the key and i totally agree with you, You really came up with some useful tips, I will follow them in my blog journey, I will keep an eye on your blog

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Kimsea Sok says

Thanks for sharing, brother..! It seem like I quite your blog for long time, anyway, how are you doing today..? I hope you are doing well and enjoy blogging. Well, thanks for advice this is the most interesting and useful tip which I ever read this months.

I am agree with you..! To become a authority blog, first we need the quality content. And then, explore our brand through guest post and other blogging community. Connect with other authority blogger and and build relationship with those people are really important for doing this.

Yes, my final word is that I love your final word. Nothing get right overnight..

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Kimsea,
    I am doing great and merry Christmas to you.
    I am glad you liked the tips I shared, thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Kimsea Sok says

      Thanks for responding, brother..! I am back for say Marry Christmas, you will enjoy the day and your work. God bless

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Rahul Krishnan says

Hi Joseph,
Awesome post indeed.
Becoming a successful blogger is a Herculian task I think. It can be achieved if and only if we do hard at the same time smart work.
Superb tips you shared.
I love your writing style bro.
Thank you so much.
Regards,
Rahul

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Gurvi says

Hi joseph,
Glad to visit your blog again, Quality and unique content is the basic quality of a successful blogger. The post is really appreciative. Time management is also the key of success.

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Prince Ramgarhia says

i have working in blog from long time and i observe that content is really king i wrote so many post some is working and when i need some inspiration i came to blog like this to learn some more … and this one is really interesting blog post ..

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Shaheryar Patel says

These are really powerful strategies to become a successful bloger, I always loves to read your post. Keep on doing the good work Joseph,

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Akash says

I have read all your post, I am trying all the option ,, plzz tell some blogs on which i can make guest post

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Akash,
    getting blogs for guest posts depends on your niche, I will advice you to use Google search engine to find blogs in your niche and pitch the owners for guest post opportunities!

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johan andoro says

thanks, i think can be motivation for me. Now iam newbie and i want to be a succes blogger

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James says

Thanks so much for this information, i would really work with this..

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shaniya says

Hi Joseph, Thanx 4 ur great post, i’m newbie here, i’ll follow your golden words.
Thnx

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Masood says

Some great advice and information here. Thanks for this list that will definitely clear a few things up for people

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Priyanka says

@Joseph Adediji

Does my blog design really matter?
What are the most important elements of a blog’s layout?

Regards
Priyanka

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Priyanka,
    Your blog design matters a lot. The most important thing with your blog design is too keep it simple and user friendly. Make sure your blog is not clustered up and difficult to navigate.
    Thanks for reading and commenting.

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Mixak says

thanks for all set up , i have a problem in first , I used to ranked and get penalised after 5, 6 month , now i feel that some set ups that i missed , good one , change my blogging life , thanks

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Jenifer says

@Joseph > I am agree that Guest blogging and expert interviews are the most powerful think for niche based blogging. And content is the primary thing to focus.
Indeed you have written wonderful post, But I want to know one thing How can one increase the traffic and earning of blog.

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Reiseblog says

Great tipps, thank you for posting that. I really try to do my best and follow your tipps. 🙂

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Anjali says

I want to write a blog. What should be my first step?

Regards
Anjali

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    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Anjali,
    The first step to blogging is to choose a niche, that is the topic you want to write about on your blog. It cool be fashion, technology, music, or anything that Interest you..
    After that, You get a domain and hosting for your blog, you can check out my free blog setup service, if you would like me to help you set up your blog – http://www.bloggingtipstoday.com/free-wordpress-blog-setup

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Terkura says

Guest blogging had been the most effective for me

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Susan Knox @Iamawriter says

Hi,

This is great ways of getting success online. I am just concerned about writing case studies, haven’t done that before as an essay writer. I am thinking how it can benefit our blog page since in most cases writing case study will lead to gathering of more detailed data.

Let me share your post to my friends about this one. Thank you

Regards,

Susan

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Ahmed Bejaoui says

Thank you very much for all those useful informations

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