How to Become a Full Time Pro Blogger?
I am thrilled to jumpstart my blogging again with a guest post from Ryan Biddulph!! 🙂
Yes, you read that correctly. If you have been blogging for any length of time, then you have likely heard his name. World traveling blogger Ryan Biddulph describes himself as the guy who “went from Broke Blogging Bum as a newbie to Struggling Blogging Bozo to Established Pro Blogger….”
He has now been featured on such established and famous blogs as Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fox News, Life Hack, Darren Rowse’s Pro Blogger, Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, among others… and he even participated in a cyber speaking engagement for NYU!
So if you have ever pondered HOW to become a full time pro blogger, check out Ryan’s story and advice!
A few minutes ago I recorded a Twitter live video.
One Periscope viewer said “blogging from paradise” sounded too good to be true.
8 years ago I would have agreed with him.
I was depressed, broke and skeptical about anything that would have led me in the direction of my dreams.
8 years later I am an Amazon best selling, full time pro blogging, island hopping entrepreneur.
I want to help you become a full time pro blogger by sharing these tips with you.
One note; be open!
Being open to a new way of doing and being is the first step in becoming a full time blogger if you have been doing the amateur hour bit for a minute.
1: Follow Your Passion
This is the most important tip.
I had some success as a full time pro blogger many moons ago but my success skyrocketed when I created Blogging From Paradise.
I launched BFP because I felt passionate about travel and blogging. Meaning I dove into the game primarily to follow my passion, not to chase profits.
Since sharing blogging tips and relating these tips to my travels felt playful to me the work was the reward. I was having fun. Everything else was icing on the cake or a cherry on top.
This allowed me to do the smart, effective, profitable things a blogger does to build a full time, professional career out of blogging.
What can you gab about all day long? Blog about it.
All rocking bloggers have an intense passion for their blog topic of choice.
My love of having fun with this blogging bit fueled my journey and your blogging passion will pull you through the ups and downs of blogging too.
2: Buy Your Domain and Hosting
Buy your domain and hosting.
Every full time pro blogger I know owns their website.
Owning your cyber real estate gives you branding power which fuels the monetization potential of your blogging campaign.
3: Solve a Specific Problem through each Post
Solve a specific problem for every post on your blog.
Lay the foundation for effective monetization.
If someone scrolls through my blog to find a medley of their blogging problems solved, gratis, they are likely to buy my products, eBooks, audio books, or they may hire me to help them in some regard.
Helps folks by solving their problems for free.
Draw in folks who seek out your paid help.
Work for free. Demonstrate your expertise on a large scale. Work, clients and customers will flow your way and you can become a pro blogger.
4: Guest Post
Guest post on top blogs from your niche to build your rep, to befriend blogging big dawgs, to leverage your presence and to become a full time blogger.
I recently dove into guest posting full throttle, placing guesties on sites like Positively Positive and Lifehack. I exposed myself and my Blogging From Paradise brand to the 3.5 million collective fans of each blogging community.
Build your friend network by promoting top bloggers and by commenting on their blogs. Write 1000 words daily for practice. As your skills improve and friend network expands many established pro bloggers will invite you to guest post on their blogs.
5: Comment on Top Blogs
Blog commenting has been good to me.
I gained multiple tweet endorsements from a NY Times Best Selling Author through blog commenting.
Blog commenting is a fun way to make friends, to add value to posts and to drive free traffic to your blog.
Write a 2-4 paragraph, in depth comment on a few top blogs from your niche.
Be persistent. Comment on top blogs at least 1-2 times weekly to build your friend network.
Effective blog commenting gives you the exposure you need to become a pro blogger.
6: Monetize Your Passions
Monetize your passions to build a full time income.
Since writing is the reward for me – I LOVE writing – the income I make from writing 126 eBooks, creating courses and offering freelance writing services is the icing on the cake. This is the energetic attitude to take if you want to position yourself to earn a full time income through your blog.
Add one income stream every 3-6 months. Learn the stream inside out. Earn some chedda through the channel. Then add another stream after that 3-6 month period.
Any other pro bloggers out there? What tips can you add to this list?
Thanks, Ryan! 🙂 I appreciate you approaching me and asking if you could do a guest post (for me? really?) – and this is great information!
To learn more about Ryan and pick up additional great tips, check out his Blogging From Paradise blog HERE.