A highly effective blogger is a blogger that uses the right kind of strategies to create the right kind of result.
It’s unfortunate, a lot of bloggers complain of doing the right things yet they don’t seem to get the right results.
Now, whenever I come across such complaints, I usually ask; “are you really sure you’re doing the right things“?
From here, we usually proceed to analyzing the things done by this bloggers. And this oftentimes gives us a clue about what’s responsible for the result they get.
If you’re one of those bloggers and creators wondering why you don’t get the right result you deserve even after putting in your best effort, here’s my question for you: “are you sure you’re doing the right thing”?
Sometimes, we may think we’re doing the right thing without even realizing we are not.
At some other times, the things that used to be right might just become outdated without us being aware of it.
If either of these two are your current predicament then you may never become an effective blogger or get the right result you need.
In the following paragraphs, I’m going to list out the top 7 habits of highly effective bloggers and the habits you need to cultivate to get better results with your content.
Know your niche
As cliché as this may sound, highly successful bloggers do not just know their niche, they have a perfect understanding of what’s happening in their niche and their unique selling point.
As someone aspiring to become very effective, either as a blogger, content creator or anything in life, you want to have a good knowledge about the niche you’re working in.
You want to know the kind of people in that niche, the things that matter to them, your strong point as a contender in that niche and details about your competitors.
When you know the people and the things that matter to them, you will be able to create the kind of content that matters to them.
Beyond that, you will also know about the strategies you can use to attract them and the platforms you can use to reach them.
Also, a good knowledge of your competitors will equip you with ideas on where to focus your strategy or how to compete against them.
And finally, the more you know about your area of advantage, the more you’ll be able to evolve strategies that will help you to push through and attract a set of readers and clients to your blog.
In a nutshell, knowing your niche thoroughly is one of the most important habits that will make you become a more effective blogger.
They have strategic goals and Plans
An old saying goes, show me your friend and I’ll tell you who you are.
In the context of content creation, I’ll like to rephrase this saying this way: show me your goals and I’ll tell you what you can achieve.
In real life, goal setting is very important when it comes to attaining a significant achievement in any field of endeavor.
It is nontheless in the field of blogging and content creation. In fact it is even more noticeable.
As someone aspiring to become an effective blogger, you need to move beyond wishing to achieve this thing, you need to set our clear and concrete goals about the exact thing you want to achieve with your blog and the timeline.
Reason behind this is because your ability to achieve your goals is one of the core factors that will measure your effectiveness as a blogger.
If you fail to achieve your goals then that means your effort or strategies are not working. And for this reason there has to be changes.
Create blog posts Consistently
Becoming a highly effective blogger requires a consistent level of creating and sharing valuable content with your audience.
There are no short cuts to this. To create a more successful result for your content you don’t just have to be good you have to be good consistently. And you have to show up regularly.
Any one can claim to be a blogger but when it comes to effective blogging, consistency is one of those factors that separates you from mediocre bloggers.
So, it is not enough that you are creating good content on your blog, to become a more effective and successful blogger, you need to blog consistently, whether you feel like it or not.
You have to demonstrate to your audience that this isn’t just about a hobby you want to keep at, it is your job and you are a professional.
Beyond creating useful blog posts consistently, there’s need to also promote your content effectively.
A lot of bloggers fail at this. And I have been at default at some point in my blogging carrer.
Most professional content creators will tell you that marketing takes up about 80% of the time you’ll spend in creating a successful content.
That’s not far from the truth. Marketing or promoting your content is not just as important as creating a good content, it is far more important.
A lot of the times, the reason behind why people do not read your content is not just because the content is not good enough. It is because they don’t have access to your content since you do not get it to them.
As much as it’s possible to get organic traffic from the search engines…
After creating your content, you don’t want to publish and leave it on your blog. You want to promote it across other channels to get more viewers and readers.
Create high value Content
To become a highly effective blogger, you don’t just want to create a large amount of content for your audience, you want to create the kind of consent that is valuable to them.
Reason is because becoming an effective content creator is not just about the number of content you create, it is also about the value a user can get from the content you create.
To get started on this, you want to find out the exact needs of your audience.
Find out their pain point and make it a habit to address this pain point through your content.
As someone seeking to become a highly effective blogger, you want to move the focus from you to your audience.
And for that reason you’ll have to move beyond creating the kind of content you feel you should create to creating the content your audience really wants from you.
Understand the power SEO
Search engine optimization or SEO for short is the art of optimizing your content for the search engine in order that your content can be easily found online when people search for key terms related for your content.
An effective blogger understands that SEO is very important when it comes to getting great results with your blog posts.
Therefore as someone aspiring to become an effective content creator, you want to optimize your content in order to get better organic search driven results.
You want to understand your keywords clearly. Map them out as necessary for the entire blog and the particular content you’re creating.
Afterwards, work on using your keywords in natural ways that will add meaning both to your content and your audience.
As much as possible, avoid using too many keywords in your content.
Above all, you want to go beyond optimizing your content alone to also optimizing your blog as a whole to match up with your target keywords as used by your target audience.
Build Network and effective Collaborations
Effective collaborations can amplify your voice, expand your reach and increase your audience.
As a highly effective blogger, you need to understand the power of using collaborations to achieve powerful results.
You want to understand that no matter what results you’re getting with your content right now, with strategic collaborations, you can create even more better results.
And for this reason, you have to work on ways to create collaborations that will benefit you and your content.
To do this, you can start with collaborative effort like guest posting. If done well a guest post on the right platform can get you quality back links, expand your brand reach and attract a new set of audience.
Besides guest blogging as part of your strategies to become a highly effective content marketer, you can also collaborate with other bloggers and marketers to co-host events.
Such collaborations will not only fast track your way to become a highly successful blogger, it widen your reach as a brand and also improve your reputation as a thought leader in your niche.
As a matter of fact, using these 7 habits of highly successful bloggers may not necessarily make you a highly effective blogger over night. No that’s not how it’s supposed to be.
But these strategies will drive you towards becoming a far better blogger…
And as you continue using them consistently to create better results for your self, over time, you’ll naturally evolve into a highly effective blogger.
While all this may not get to happen over night, if there’s one thing you have to do, it has to be trusting the journey, learning and enjoying the whole process.
Like you already know, there’s always a chance at the top. And you can be anything you want to be, if you work hard at it.
So, are you ready to take a shot at becoming a highly effective blogger and content creator? You can take a step forward by joining our Blog Mastery Course here.
So, which of these strategies do you want to get started with on this journey to becoming a highly effective content creator? Let’s hear you!