Blogging became popular about 10 years ago with the coming of Blogger, Live Journal etc, and a lot people began to blog as a hobby.
Follow the advice of these six-figure income bloggers. Learn their principles to get yourself off the ground
A good number of bloggers were able to implement a system that brought good money from their blogs. Many of them have made enormous income from this little money machine. In actual fact, countless number of people all over the world have continued to make huge incomes from their blogs alone.
Talk of Brian Clark of Copyblogger, Darren Rowse of Digital Photography School, Chris Garrett and many more who blog about completely different things and have made six-figure incomes with their blogs.
Yet, quite a number of bloggers struggled for months only to give up blogging while many are still struggling to succeed. The most common mistake has always been ‘lack of focus’.
If you have a blog, and you are not making money from it yet, you should consider these statements from millionaire bloggers.
In an interview with Denise Wakeman on Build a Better Blog, Chris Garret said,
We would suggest instead of copying Darren, or trying to be the next TechCrunch or whatever, that they look to their passions, something they can talk about with enthusiasm and authority, try to do something unique and exciting.
When Chris Brogan was interviewed on Fuel My Blog about his major mistakes he said,
I guess I was all over the map and not as focused.
In addition to this, there are several wrong perceptions about blogging that you must avoid,
During Chris Garrett’s interview on Technorati he said,
Rather than look at a blog as being something that builds a brand, it is better to think about it as communicating in a valuable and useful way about things their prospects care about and interacting in a way that shows the customers, or prospects that they are valued. The best brands are built by experience rather than saying the right things and polished corporate identity.
On how to build relationships, Chris Garrett opined that,
Relationship can be built “by dripping out valuable content and especially by interacting with an audience rather than just talking at them.
His position is that,
Blogging attracts more visitors and keeps more of the visitors you get, so it is a brilliant lead generation tool but also great for building loyalty and deeper client relationships
Unfortunately, blogging is said to be fast losing its allures for many people because of the rise of Twitter and Facebook.
Lately, there have been a lot of concerns about the sustainability of blogging.
They noted that,
While the younger generation is losing interest in blogging, people approaching middle age and older are sticking with it. Among 34-to-45-year-olds who use the Internet, the percentage who blog increased six points, to 16 percent, in 2010 from two years earlier, the Pew survey found. Blogging by 46-to-55-year-olds increased five percentage points, to 11 percent, while blogging among 65-to-73-year-olds rose two percentage points, to 8 percent.
To relieve this fear, Chris Garret gave his personal thought,
The word ‘blog’ might have a limited shelf life. It’s not a helpful word and I wouldn’t be sad to see it go. We will always need to create and share content, I think nobody would argue that is a given, but the forms it takes and the etiquette will evolve. Content is the currency of social media and the modern web, that is not going away.
In conclusion, please take hold of Darren Rowse’s advice to intending A-list bloggers who’d like to earn a good income from their blogs,
My approach is to try to be useful, genuine, helpful and open with readers. I find that those who read my blog every day over time feel quite a bit of trust, respect and relationship with me – so even just mentioning that I have a new product will drive sales. I guess also its about selling things that are relevant to your niche and that will solve their problems.
Deciding the right phrase to handle different situations can be very tasking. As a correspondent, you are directly involved in critical day-to-day interactions via email. This makes your ability to craft good email messages, using the perfect phrases and clauses, tangential to your business success.
There is a book by Meryl Runion that will help you to a great extent:
Perfect Phrases for Office Professionals: Hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for getting respect, recognition, and results in today’s workplace
Overall, this book will greatly improve your communication skills. It will also help you easily clarify assignments with your manager or projects with your clients as well as guide you in handling the inevitable complaints that sometimes follow sales of products or services.