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5 Not so Popular But Essential Tips That Will Make You a Celebrated Blogger

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You want to build such a name that when heard; everyone will give you a standing ovation or even kneel down.

Well, I don’t know if you can achieve that with blogging judging by the fact you’re not Jesus Christ.

However, what I do know is that you can become a blogger that everyone will love to celebrate.

You can become a blogger that people will always like to associate with knowing you’re a big deal.

You can build such a name that every blogger in the world will be fortunate to seat with you even for few seconds.

Now, the question is how is that attainable?

Exactly what does it take to reach such an enviable height while you’re perhaps blogging on a part-time basis?

Maybe you’ve been blogging for a Donkey years with little to nothing to show for it or, you’re new to blogging and still wondering if those income proofs you often see online are real or just some bogus claims.

Let me tell you something, there is nothing you cannot achieve in life as long as you’re willing to work it out.

All the big names you’ve seen on the internet are real. All the case studies about how someone went from zero to 6 figures in a few years are also real; however, what you must also understand is that it doesn’t happen out of magic.

Yes, there’s no magical way to making money from the internet and even in real life, except through some dubious manner that might end up throwing you behind bars.

The bad news is that you can never become a celebrated blogger out of nowhere, you must work your way to that height, in other words, you must earn it. It doesn’t come on a platter of gold.

Pat Flynn is one of the most famous and celebrated bloggers on the internet today.  Believe me; some people even envy his income reports, but what they often forget or do not know is that he has been on this since 2008, if I’m correct, that’s about eight solid years of hard work.

I bet you might know little to nothing about the internet back then.

Now, the good news is that it won’t cost you much to become famous too. It will only cost you some dedication and discipline and also the ability to choose your sources of information wisely.

In this blog post, I will share with you the top 5 proven tips that will turn you into a celebrated blogger in a few months from now.

Without further ado, permit me to take you to a roller costar journey.

5 steps to be

Simple Steps To Becoming a Celebrated Blogger

1. Know Your Purpose

This is one of the most critical steps to successful business in any niche. You need to find out what your primary purpose of blogging is as this will help to fuel your strength and dedication until you make it.

Like Simon Sinek once said in one of his TED Talks, you need to figure out your big “WHY”; it is only when you know why you’re doing what you’re doing that you will continue doing it even in the presence of adversities.

So tell me, are you blogging to:

  • Impact people’s lives positively with your knowledge thereby make money as a reward?
  • Build a side income that will end up replacing your day job?
  • Make quick and easy cash and then, run away?
  • Help people achieve their heart desires and then, get paid in doing so? (Similar to the first one)
  • Gain exposure so you can market your products and services?
  • Get the attention of your clients so they’ll know what you offer?
  • Doing it because others are doing?
  • No Reason at all?
  • All of the above.

Let me tell you something, what you identified as your principal blogging purpose will eventually affect the way you go about it. That’s why it’s crucial for you to know this even before starting.

Simon also wrote an excellent book on that titled “Start with WHY”, you might want to check it out.

Bottom Line: It is of utmost importance that you know why you’re doing this in the first place else, you’ll be wallowing in confusion without any tangible output.

2. Know Your Definition of Success

One thing I’ve come to understand is that success means different things to different people. What you take as being successful might not be the same thing your friend sees as being successful.

You should, therefore, know what success means to you as this will help you to find out when you finally arrived at your destination.

To me, having a huge email list might be what being a successful blogger means whereas to you, it could be being famous in such a way that everywhere you turn to on the internet, your name will appear.

To others, it could be:

  • Getting thousands and millions of page views
  • Having more than a thousand students enrolled in your course
  • Knowing all the influencers in your niche
  • Having thousands of followers on Twitter
  • Making over $10k/month
  • All of the above
  • Etc.

It could be anything, but the main thing is to know exactly what it is because, without that, you won’t even know what you’re looking for let alone knowing when you found it.

3. Know The People You want to Serve

Believe me, you can’t be targeting everyone on the internet and expect to become a celebrated blogger; it has never happened that way.

If you want to become successful in blogging (Of cause I know you want that), you must know who your ideal clients and customers are and then, target them alone while leaving every other person.

Like Frank Kern stated in one of his books, “the first thing you need to do before you go forth and start trying to get clients is to choose the right segment of your market”.

Using the Florist Niche as example,

Let’s assume you’re a florist. Now, research conducted by the National Floral Marketing Institute discovered that “men under the age of 35 spend $30 on flowers on Valentine’s Day while, mean between the age of 45 and 60 spends 350% more.

Isn’t that mind blowing?

What this means is that you can get that 350% increase in revenue simply by targeting the right segment of the market.

You can see how critical it is to know the right people you should target in your niche? You can’t possibly appeal to everyone on the internet.

If you waste your time targeting the people who do not need/like what you’re offering in the first place, you will struggle to get your name out there because no matter what you do, it won’t mean anything to them.

But when you target the right people, they will always spread the word to their friends and before you know it, your name will be on everyone ones lips in your niche.

4. Master the Act of Writing Irresistible Copies

Everything that happens in the blogosphere today involves content marketing. It does not matter what type of website you’re running, be it an Amazon affiliate site, Adsense based site, a site that promotes your company’s products and services, you can’t do well without proper content marketing.

Have you ever heard the cliché that “Content is King”? Maybe, or maybe not.

But do you know the shocking truth?

Content is no longer the king; it was dethroned a long time ago. A new king has also emerged, and that’s:

…………………………Epic and useful Contents.

Epic and useful Contents.

Mediocre contents no longer have any place on the internet, and if you so desire to be a blogger that everyone will always want to hang out with then, you must start nurturing your writing skill.

You need to learn how to write such articles that will be capable of holding your readers by the throat and keep their eyes and mind glued from start to finish of every blog post you publish.

If you subscribed to Jon Morrow’s email list, have you ever gotten an email from him notifying you of a new blog post and you didn’t rush to read it at once? I guess you understand what I’m trying to say now.

The same thing applies to popular bloggers like Henneke, Neil Patel, Bryan Harris, and Brian Clack.

Each time I see a new blog post from these guys, I don’t do anything else until I finish reading it. This is because I already know that I won’t be disappointed.

The good news is that it doesn’t take any particular thing to write like or even better than them, all you need to do is to horn your writing skill constantly. You can only get better with consistent practice and with time.

Even famous copywriters like Garry Herbert and others weren’t born a great writer, they learned it, they mastered it, and it became a part of them. You can do that too.

After writing each article, read and re-read it again, and if after reading each paragraph, it didn’t compel you to continue from the next paragraph then, it’s not sufficient, and you have to tweak it more until it captures attention.

According to LinkedIn Technology Marketing Community “Top three things that make content effective are: Audience Relevance (58%); Engaging and Compelling Storytelling (57%); Triggers a Response/Action (54%)”

If you think it will be a waste of your time to learn how to write catchy blog posts, another option to outsource it.

Hire other professional writers take care of all your writing tasks while you put your attention on other vital aspects of your business.

It will also interest you to know that Marketers are outsourcing 18% of their content, with the remaining content being created in-house, curated or syndicated. So, outsourcing might be your best option if you can’t write well.

Furthermore, start practicing how to write longer contents. Another research by Curata shows that “Long-form blog posts generate 9x more leads than short-form blog posts”.

NOTE: I’m currently writing a Kindle book titled: 21 Writing Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Writing Compelling Articles That Will Open Doors and Land you Clients. The book will soon be ready, and if you want to get a free copy, Join the waiting list here, and I will send it to you once done. Apart from that, I will also give you an unannounced gift once you join the list; I promise you’ll enjoy it.

Bottom Line: If you want to become a celebrated blogger, you must first become a great writer.

5. Don’t Be Cheap

Just like every other business in life, if you’re not willing to spend money on your blog to enhance its growth then I’m afraid; you will never become successful.

Sorry if I sounded harsh but, I couldn’t think of another way to say it.

No business can thrive without some investments except it isn’t precisely a business.

I’ve seen bloggers that don’t like putting money on their blogs, those are the people that will always be looking for free tools here and there, and they will still expect to be called a pro blogger.

The beauty of WordPress is that it does not require much investment to set up. I mean with just $50, you can create a blog that will end up replacing your day if everything goes well.

I understand that some people might not be able to afford such amount while starting hence; they start with a free blog powered with everything free including theme and plugins. This is a different scenario provided you will invest in premium tools once you start generating some cash.

However, if you have the money and don’t just want to spend it on the things that will facilitate the growth of your blog, you’re stingy, and you won’t go far.

Therefore, if you’re serious about running a successful blogging business, invest wisely on your blog, and you will eventually rip the reward.

Conclusion

There is nothing you cannot achieve in life once you put your mind to it. You just have to believe you can become a celebrated blogger then, follow everything I’ve outlined here and work your way up to that height.

It does not require any special sacrifice apart from your willing to work hard and smart. Those bloggers you often hear their name on the internet and then wish you could become like them has only one head like you.

They’re not super humans; they breathe exactly the way you do so, stop wishing and start acting. I will say that again:

“Stop Wishing and Start Acting”

In case you’ve not started but have been dreaming of becoming a blogger, this is your time. Don’t wait for another second; you need to pick up the momentum now and create your WordPress blog.

WordPress is very easy to set up. Now, get a good host and get on with it. Don’t forget to share your link with me once done.

Finally, I know there are many other ways to becoming a celebrated/successful blogger, but I will leave those to you so we can all discuss it in the comment section. I will wait for you there.

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Theodore Nwangene
 

Theodore Nwangene is a marketer, Freelance Writer, and a publisher. I've created lots of successful blogs for the past 8 years. Right now, I just created a new one called IM Views. On this blog, I will share with you all the things I've learned about making money from the internet for the past 8 years. It's going to be like something you've never seen before. So, please stop by and say HI to me.

Theodore Nwangene

Thanks a lot for hosting me once again Enstine,

You rock :).

I’ll be here to attend to every comment and questions.

Thanks and do have a lovely week 🙂
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Umesh Singh

Hi Theodore,

Awesome post bro! These are essential parts to be a successful blogger. Many newbie bloggers make mistake to write blog without having any plan and knowing their audience.

That results they get nothing.

Thanks for sharing these useful information with us.
Umesh Singh
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Glad you like the post Umesh,

    I agree with your points. Blogging without proper plan is already a highway to failure.

    In order to prosper in any business which includes blogging, adequate plans and strategy is needed.
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Philip Verghese Ariel

Hi Enstine,
It is indeed a joy to read Theodore’s Guest post here. 🙂
Thanks Theodore for sharing these valuable Tips/Steps here.
I am sure if follow well one can become a top blogger like Pat! 🙂
I like the conclusion, Yes, Content is no longer king!!! Instead, something else has taken the seat! “Epic and useful Contents” Wonderful transformation indeed!!
Need to go thru the shared connected links. I am bookmarking it for my further read.
Wish both of you a great September.
Best Regards
~ Philip
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Philip,
    I appreciate the kind words 🙂

    Yes, content is no longer the king as other capable hands have dethroned and replaced him 🙂

    I’m glad you like the post.

    Thanks for the love
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Kim George

Hey there Enstine and Theodore! Great post! I especially loved the part about knowing your “Why”. This is super important and one of the main reasons that I had to start a brand spankin new blog. Off to share on social media…
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Kim,

    Good to hear you love the post. Knowing your ultimate WHY is very necessary because, that alone will be able to energize you to keep going each time you feel like walking away.
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Lorraine Reguly

Brian Clark will be mad to see his name spelled BRIAN CLACK.
Please fix this! (This is why editing your post is so important… and why I offer editing services via Wording Well.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Thanks for the correction Lorraine,

    I will look into it.
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Edward Thorpe

Hi Enstine,

Savvy advice about becoming a celebrated blogger, something I don’t give a donkey’s ass about. Yet, I’d seriously like to master #’s 1 & 3 of your list.
Edward
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Thanks Edward,

    I’m glad you found the post helpful.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and leaving such an amazing comment 🙂
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Donna Merrill

Hi Theodore and Enstine.

Theodore, if we heed your advice, we can all become a celebrated blogger. Create an audience, engagement is key…so engage as much as you can. Then you will gain reciprocation from others.

The best advice here is in your conclusion – Stop Wishing And Start Acting – We can gather all the information out there, but we must act upon it.

-Donna
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    Theodore Nwangene

    You’ve said it all Donna,

    Learning without taking action is a waste of time, you will only be getting confused and at the end of the day, you’re the same person that will come out and claim that the whole thing isn’t working, even when you’ve not tried it.

    I always see your updates on FB Donna and, I’m also glad you’re still pushing it. I know that a lot of people that started this with us those days have fallen apart because of one thing or the other. Thumb up for you 🙂

    Keep the flag flying.
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Monna Ellithorpe

Hi Enstine and Theodore,

Great advice. But like you said; “Stop Wishing and Start Acting” No amount of advice is going to work unless we do the work. Looking forward to your new book being released.

Have a great new week ahead.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Monna,
    It’s been awhile. I’m happy to see you’re still here 🙂

    Coming to your comment, i believe we already know more than we need to know, its time to start taking action instead of consuming more information that we will end up not using.

    Thanks for coming,
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Ravi Chahar

Hey Theodore,

The name of the bloggers doesn’t show their status. The blogging does. People need to understand why they blog and what they want from it.

Every blogger has his/her own definition of success. Some bloggers prefer money as the success, some get the satisfaction after helping others.

You have mentioned some great points here.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a great day.
~Ravi
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    Theodore Nwangene

    I couldn’t have agreed more Ravi,

    People really need to understand why they blog and what they want from it, this is the first step to a successful blogging because, like i mentioned on the post, it will help to shape how you go about your blogging business.

    Thanks for coming mate 🙂
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Robin Khokhar

Hi Theodore,
What an awesome post you have crafted. It worth reading and helped me to learn some tips.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Glad you enjoyed the post Robin,

    Thanks a lot for the kind words and, this is to your blogging success.

    Cheers!!!!!!!!!
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Babanature

Hello Theodore,

You have crafted a masterpiece on this one bro and i must confess that i am feeling all the advise shared here.

Your last advice – “Don’t be cheap”. Meany bloggers coming up don’t know this. They want quick money, so in return, they go for the cheap and free.

Nice seeing you here as a guest blogger. Do have a wonderful week ahead…
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    Theodore Nwangene

    So happy to have you here Baba 🙂

    Yea, being cheap is never gonna take any blogger far and, the funny thing is that this has eaten deep into the bone marrow of most marketers.

    They want good things, they want to make money but they won’t want to spend money to get what they want.

    Thanks for stopping by bro
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Vernon

Hi Theodore,
You gave some excellent points. What two things that stood out to me was knowing your definition of success and know why you are here.
There were times when I forgot and became confused trying to do what others was doing.
I had to get back to the basics.
I definition of success had always been being myself and giving my all but leaving the results to God.
And that’s what I doing.
Thanks for the tips.
Vernon
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    Theodore Nwangene

    You’re welcome Vernon,

    I’m glad you were able to pick out something from my post. It’s not easy at all but no matter how difficult it becomes, we should always stay focused and on the goal.

    Knowing what being successful means to you is essential as that will help you to know when you eventually arrive at your destination.

    Thanks for coming and don’t forget to let me know of any way i could be of help.
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Pallab Kayal

Hello Enstine,
It has been quite a while since the last time I’m here on your blog. I must say that your title is quite enticing. Yeah! The goal is crucial to keep on blogging. There’s no point of running seamlessly towards something without knowing the definition of success. It’s different for everyone after all.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    You can say that again mate,

    Without an adequate blogging goal, you will only be wasting your time, running in circles.

    Your goals will help you to know what you should be doing at any point in time as everything will be geared towards achieving that goal.

    Thanks for your comment
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Sakura vietnam

Hi Theodore,
Your post is helpful. Thank for sharing. Sometimes I wonder if what exactly my purpose of blogging is. Then I meet some trouble which make me so confused. I’ll follow these tips while blogging. Keep your great work.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Sakura,

    You’re not alone on such feeling, a lot of us have also been there at one point in time.

    You just have to follow the tips i shared here to discover your blogging purpose, that will help you a lot in the direction you’re headed.

    Thanks for coming.
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Darrell Harris

Hello Theodore and Enstine
Great post! It not only was insightful and informative,but I think you hit the nail on the head with quite a few bloggers who are cheap and refuse to invest in themselves. That really sounds like a super book you are writing can’t wait to read it. Again thanks for a value-packed post.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Darrell,

    Thanks a lot for kind words 🙂

    I’m happy you found my post informative and for the book, I’m sure you will also find it useful 🙂

    Will let you know once its out
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SY Abuzar

Yeah!
Blogging life is really cool but we need to follow some right…
There is no doubt you hit the nail on the head with quite a few bloggers who are cheap and refuse to invest in themselves.
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Thanks SY,

    I’m glad you also agreed with my points 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and adding your own thoughts.

    This is to your blogging success 🙂
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Kim Willis

Hi Theodore and Enstine.

Great advice!

As you said, wishing for a better outcome means nothing if you don’t take action, even if it’s imperfect action.

Different people have different objectives for their blog. For some, the blog is the center of their universe, whilst for others (like me) it is simply part of a complete marketing strategy – a means to an end.

Irrespective, if we write a blog post, the content needs to be good, otherwise, people will not leave nice comments, or share it on social media platforms. Of course, promoting the content is another issue.

Good luck with your book
Theodore, if we heed your advice, we can all become a celebrated blogger. Create an audience, engagement is key…so engage as much as you can. Then you will gain reciprocation from others.

The best advice here is in your conclusion – Stop Wishing And Start Acting – We can gather all the information out there, but we must act upon it.

Kim
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    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Kim,

    This a very awesome summary of my article 🙂
    You’ve just hit the nail on the head and i couldn’t have agreed more on everything you said. So epic 🙂

    Yes, wishing alone isn’t gonna take us anywhere, we need to start acting instead, that is the only thing that will take us to where we wish to be.

    Thanks a lot for such a great comment :), will also let you know once my book is out so you will take a look at it
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maqbool azam

Hi Nwangene,

A great post indeed. Yes we should set a goal what we going to achieve.Then work according to its requirements what our goal want to us what we do to achieve that.
Then create a post or write in master style the content you want to write is unique and
wording you going to use is interesting and charming.Your every aspect is different than other your reader wait for your next post.
Then you are become a celebrated blogger.
Thanks to sharing your experience with us:
Regard:
maqbool azam

    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Maqbool.

    You’ve also made some valid points in your comment, thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment 🙂
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Smach

Hi Theodore, your article is really inspiring, especially for beginners, today, many new bloggers think only for money and forget the hard work to get there.
Thanks for your post.
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Gurpreet

Nicely Written Bro.Inspired a lot and will try to follow as mentioned in article.I am already following many of these things.

Hope by following these i can make good blog.

Thanks for such nice article.
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qiwenxue

I very agree with you.
Become a celebrated blogger is the dream of many people.
But at first, you must start to action.
The five tips about how to become celebrated blogger are very useful, thank you verymuch.
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sherine paul

Its really an awesome beginner guide too.. Nice seeing you here as a guest blogger. Do have a wonderful week ahead…
🙂 :)You have mentioned some great points here.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a great day.
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Salmenn Arick A/L Ravee

Hello, Theodore. First, I would like to point out that men was spelled mean the second time. Second, your post was so inspiring. I especially love your style of writing. You just rekindled my passion towards blogging.

Sathish Arumugam

The post was so inspiring, and I especially like the style of your writing and passion towards blogging. You are a good blogger, And I agree with your points that every blogger needs to keep in their mind that money is the second part of the blogging life, hard work, and patience are the top m ost priority we needed to maintain to become a famous blogger. So for this, we need to finalize the requirements and goals first. Then as per that we need to frame the content within high quality and unique format. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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