4 Lessons from Successful Bloggers

Successful bloggers leave you a proven blueprint to follow.

Study the pros to cut your learning curve by years.

It is that simple but your blogging journey becomes uncomfortable at times. Obstacles pop up. Traffic or profit droughts may dampen your spirit.

In moments like these you need to double down on modeling successful bloggers to resist the temptation to engage in failing blogging strategies.

Embrace these 4 lessons from established pro bloggers.

1: Follow Your Passion

Follow your passion to become a successful blogger.

This is perhaps the ultimate lesson for any bloggers who aspire to become successful.

Look at a blogger like Julie Syl Kalungi.

She is incredibly passionate about what she does online, from blogging, to creating live broadcasts, to offering valuable products and services.

Julie vibes love and fun; this energy makes her infectious.

She has expanded her reach far and wide over the years by being a bright light in her blogging niche.

Study positive bloggers like Julie. See how their fantastic vibe shines through all that they do, from creating to connecting to engaging.

Blog with love. Blog your passion. Set the foundation for a successful blogging campaign.

Following your passion also detaches you largely from outcomes, helping you cultivate the success-promoting qualities of patience and persistence.

2: Build Your Email List

Build your email list.

The money is not in the list itself.

But list building is a convenient tool for both bloggers and readers that can facilitate the flow of money between both parties.

Successful bloggers generally advise that you build an email list because this tactic yields traffic and profits on demand. One click of the “publish” button sends your latest post to your subscribers quickly and easily. Readers open your email, click links, visit blogs and buy your products.

Use a pop up form to capture subscribers or simply post a sidebar opt in form to grow your list.

3: No Worries if You Don’t Make Money for a Year

I heard 4 top bloggers speak at a marketing conference recently.

Each 7 figure blogger mentioned how they did not make a penny through blogging for their first 8 to 12 months online. Some of these pros published 3 posts daily.

Successful bloggers never panic when they don’t make money for months or even a year. These future pros lay the foundation for a rocking blog without getting shaken out by any temporary appearance of shortage.

Have posture. Follow proven blogging tips. Create helpful content. Connect with top bloggers from your niche by promoting them and commenting effectively on their blogs.

Pay no mind to non-existent profits. Build a successful blog. The money will arrive.

4: Listen to Your Readers (But Follow Your Path)

Listen to your reader’s problems.

Build blog posts and videos around these issues.

Serving readers is the simplest way to build a successful blog.

But there’s a rub; to stand out from the crowd, follow your path. Add a little twist that differentiates you from other bloggers in your niche.

Successful bloggers write in their authentic voice and build world renowned, personalized brands to arrest your attention.

Consider Donna Merrill.

She writes in powerful, clear, simple fashion. Obviously, she tackles topics her audience asks her to cover.

But Donna does a fabulous job adding her blogging voice and energy to her blog and brand.

Listen up. Serve your readers.

But at the end of the day, be you.

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What lessons have you learned from successful bloggers?

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22 thoughts on “4 Lessons from Successful Bloggers”

  1. Hi Ryan,Money shouldn’t be the motivation for bloggers, Doing it for passion matters. I totally agree with point No 3. It is ok even if one doesn’t make money for a year

  2. I am a newbie blogger and mentioned all the points are important. The 3rd one really motivates me that pro bloggers also not make money for months or even a year when they are started.

  3. Hi Ryan,
    If one follows their passion and keep working towards it then money and happiness just follows in abundance. So same thing applies with blogging. Totally agree with you.

  4. Passion might be the force that pushes you to start of your dream blog. However I feel being persistant is the key to keep up your motivation and carry on your dream.

  5. Blogging itsn’t easy as people thinks about Blogging & start Passionate game that need more passion. I know some Bloggers those start blogging & now they have moved on another platforums.

    So blogging need time with passion.

  6. I am a newbie blogger and mentioned all the points are important. The 3rd one really motivates me that pro bloggers also not make money for months or even a year when they are started.

  7. Agreed to all points, I have started a blog in 2014 & no income for about an year, so I decided to close my first website.Thank You for the tips which are really inspirational.

  8. Hi Ryan and Enstine,
    You begin by saying that “follow your passion” and I must say that I always listened to my inner voice and passion.
    But somehow initially, I couldn’t get success as expected, because I didn’t strategize properly.
    I am going to follow your point of building email list now as I have heard also that it creates massive entry of traffic

  9. Being true to yourself helps you in becoming a successful blogger. You should also avoid automating everything. It will destroy your blog’s reputation and will most likely backfire if you are very aggressive with black SEO practices. Every blogger should also be enjoying with what they are doing as it reflects the contents you are making.

  10. Wow,

    What an honour, thanks for the be mention Ryan. As a Pro-blogger to boot. I am humbled and I appreciate you bro! 🙂
    And Thank you Estine for unleashing the powerhouse that’s Ryan to share with your audience. I truly agree, that you have to bring your passion and light in the game. Otherwise whats the point. Your energy permiates your content and thus attracts your audience. Great lessons bro. Enjoyed the read!

    Julie Syl

  11. Hi Ryan/Enstine,

    Point number 3 is an experience I passed through. At first, I was getting worried, bored and was about throwing in the towel not until after one year that I started seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    Ryan has just pointed it out, its a normal learning curve for all bloggers because top probloggers have passed through this stage.

    The lesson here ‘ is to never give up, but to continue moving forward’

    Thanks for the motivational post.

  12. Hi Ryan & Enstine,

    I first want to tell you how much I appreciate the mention. Thank you.

    I love the line “Build a successful blog. The money will arrive” because that is my mindset! I firmly believe that when we are blogging for others we climb the ladder of blogging success.

    It has to be something from our heart because people have a funny way of feeling that. When we break things down to a simple format, our readers will be able to use that information. That is what I always strive for.

    Reading many blogs a day myself, there is nothing worse than struggling through a blog post that has too much subject matter in it. Unless it is a step-by-step format, I prefer short and sweet and to the point lol.

    We have to have that passion for people because that is what it all boils down to … Helping others and yes, money will follow as long as one has a marketing plan.

    Thanks again for the mention,


  13. Hi Ryan,
    Money shouldn’t be the motivation for bloggers, Doing it for passion matters. I totally agree with point No 3. It is ok even if one doesn’t make money for a year

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