5 Basic Pillars of Creating Successful and Profitable Blog!

To a lot of people blogging is deemed as “difficult” to create a profitable blog and making money from it seems next to impossible. I believe making money blogging is very easy and this is the mindset I approach my blogging ventures with and is also the same mindset you should have. The basic components of a creating a profitable blog blog are simple if you get everything right from the start. The only challenge is the execution of making money online. A lot of people have high aspirations of making money online but what most of them seem to be lacking is the right mindset, patience, dedication and perseverance.

Blogs have become one of the most popular past times in our day and age today, and it almost seems like everyone on the web is looking to start a blog. When the idea of the weblog was first created in 1997, the idea of making money had not even been a factor but now it seems that everyone is writing about something they love and making money from it.

So how do they do it? Well, having extensively studied many successful blogs online, I have compiled a list 5 basic but very important components that will factor in whether you are successful online and if you take the basics of the top bloggers and apply them into your own blogging, then you too can make a profitable blog in less time. Below are 5 Basic Pillars of Creating Successful and Profitable Blog..

Read: 10 Killer Tips For New Bloggers Before Starting A Blog

How To Create Profitable and Successful Blog?

1. Find a Broader Niche

Pick a Niche and Carve Out a Smaller One

This is most common rookie error when it comes to blogging. A lot of new start ups online fail to realize that they should not try to dominate the big niches and instead carve out smaller niches. The best way I can explain this is by giving an example of who is in my opinion the best blogger out there, Brian Clark.

Copyblogger is another blog that educates others about making money online but focuses strictly on copywriting and content. I had not seen any others doing this, so what he did was in essence carve out a niche for himself and that is what you have to think about doing.

My mentor Matt Bacak told me that if you want to be incredibly wealthy, you have to create and control markets. Find out where your passions and hobbies lie, and try to first recognize the bigger niche you can place your foot in. Once you have established this, find out where you can specifically specialize in and form your blog around that. This is how you create and control markets.

2. Find Out If Your Niche Is Profitable

Now the step above is very important point in Making a blog Successful and Profitable Blog, but this point is equally as important. When you are carving out a niche for yourself, you have to be smart about it.

Lets say you were thinking about entering the broad niche of health and fitness and knew a lot about swimming. This is good, and there are many blogs out there that talk about swimming in general but, if you decided that you wanted to teach people how to swim in the ocean and learn how to do deep diving and things like that, this may be great for some people, but would not be in the general interest of others.

Specializing in something like the Swimmers Diet and obtaining the swimmers body would be a better approach. This is something that only you can figure with a little research and common sense.

3. Finding the Right Keywords

Effective Keyword Research is Crucial

Anything can fit under the category of keywords. Your blog url. The titles of your articles. Your header tags. Meta description tags and anything else. SEO is a very crucial step in making money online and if you take the time to learn how to do effective keyword research from the start, you can really make your marketing and online awareness a whole lot simpler.

There are 2 ways to go about keyword research, and these are 2 things I do to find out which keywords I have a chance at ranking highly for in the shortest space of time.

1. Find Specific Long Tail Keywords – What keywords do you think someone might type when searching for your site in Google? How specific are they and how obvious are they? Specific long tail keywords are a great way to start your keyword research. Write down a long list of keywords that can be possible candidates for your title tags, header tags and article titles.

2. Determine Competitiveness of Each Keywords – So once you have your list of keyword phrases, it is time to see how relevant they are. Start by going to the Google Adwords Keywords Tool and typing in your keywords.

What we are looking for is a high global monthly search number. Anything with 10000+ is great.

Then what you want to do is do an “allintitle” search for your specific keyword. This is to see how much competition you have. In order to do this, just go to the Google and type in your keyword like this:

allintitle:keyword here

What this command does is it tells Google to tell you how many pages on Google have the keyword in the title tag. With this you want to aim for a number below 3000.

Once you have found a list of keywords with a high global monthly search and low all in title number, then you have a winner. This will surely help you in Creating Successful and Profitable Blog.

Must READ : Best SEO Tips To Use The Keywords Effectively.

4. Get Your Blog Set Up

The Power of WordPress

Once you have your keywords and your niche, it is time to create a blog. Creating a blog is very easy. Here are few things that you need. You can choose blogger or wordpress hosting. But I would recommend you selfhost wordpress blog. For wordpress hosting Hostgator is current the best web hosting provider. They have excellent support and features.

As a lot of Hosting providers have what is called “Fantastico De Luxe” on their C-Panel which allow you to set up a blog in literally minutes.

Don’t forget that a blog is basically a reflection of your expertise so it should reflect that of your brand. Look at how other people in your niche have set up their blogs and if the layout feels right to you, you can emulate some of their strategies and layouts in your own blog.

Don’t forget that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, so if someone else doesn’t like the look of your blog, it does not mean you should try changing to best suit their needs. Make it easily navigable, with colors that do not contrast too greatly and make your blogs purpose clearly visible!

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5. Begin Creating Content !

This is when everything takes off! The purpose of a blog is provide your specialty and expertise to your reader. In essence, your information should solve the problem of the reader and upon reading your content, they should feel as if they have learnt something very valuable.

When you write content with confidence, people begin to respect you as an author and blogger and thus your credibility and authority in your “specific niche” goes up.

Make sure that your writing is educational, unique and mind blowing. I have found that telling success stories of yourself and/or others while giving tips is the best way to go. People feed off the success of others, and when they read about it, it makes them feel compelled to do the same. Adding in a quote here and there is also a great way to provoke a thought, I mean lets face it, who doesn’t love a clever quote?

Read : 7 Ways To Find Unique Blog Post Ideas For Your Blog

So, here are the 5 Basic Pillars of Creating Successful and Profitable Blog. These things are just the “icing on the cake” and the real success will come when you really get your blog into 5th gear and keep experimenting and implementing new techniques.

All I can say for now is master the basics and when all the fundamentals are in place, you can begin to look at more advanced techniques. The basics are always the most important factors and once you get them in place just keep going and you will see result!

Don’t forget to share your views about “How to create a Successful and Profitable Blog easily” in comments. Happy Blogging. ;)

29 thoughts on “5 Basic Pillars of Creating Successful and Profitable Blog!”

  1. Find out a broader niche and find is your niche profitable are directly related because as much broad your niche is chances are higher to earn more money with it because of multiple options of monetization with wide range of products and services.

  2. Hi Guys,
    it’s me :)
    New to blogging, I’am trying to figure out how to improve Keywords phrases in my blog. Could anyone help me.
    Secondly, does earning from blog really mean something……………..??? ^o)

  3. i am truly impressed to read this informative post. i want to add here one more thing that is selecting keyword is the most important for the getting better search result. of course keyword should be related the actual content.

  4. Blogging is definitely a full time job and the more time you put into your blog, the more you guarantee its success. It involves a lot of planning and strategy, but most of all your own experience with building sites. If you’re looking for shortcuts, you’ll fail every time.

  5. These are really great tips. I’ll make sure I follow them and make my site a successful one. Thank you so much for posting this article. I really enjoyed reading it.

  6. hello
    very nice post and here from ur post i got the lot of information for my blog thnx for this nice andd wonderful post i will share it wid my another blogger frnds too

  7. Alihan, I agree to your message of the post i.e. An awesome piece of content is the main stuff which plays an important role! But Additionally , The social integration with the content is needed! Because if there is no sharing the content would not be popular that much and it might get rotten by the time! isn’t it?

    1. Hi Adrian, I completely agree social integration is a key component to a successful blog but, the reason why I didn’t add it there is because when you start to gain a sense of credibility within your niche, the sharing is pretty much all done for you. It refers back to 80/20 rule. When you first start out, 80% of your efforts should be focused on marketing and 20% on posting and when you begin to build readerbase, you completely turn it on its head and focus 80% of your efforts on posting and 20% on marketing. Hope this makes sense to you

  8. Hi Aditi! Yes you are correct, the fifth is probably the most important but if all the other factors are in place properly from the start, then it makes the execution of the fifth point that much easier. Glad you enjoyed the post ;)

  9. Hey Alihan!!
    I read your post and I liked the concept that you have highlighted. These tips or pillars whatever I say are really great and would be a great guide for all the newbie bloggers. I feel that Unique and fresh content is the main component of a blog which you have written in the fifth point. Thanks for the share!!

  10. Aweomw & descriptive article…
    You have covered every aspect of a successful and profitable blog.
    Thanks for sharing with us…

  11. Very good article. In the initial stage king broad profitable niche is important, however it is one time task. The most important onwards is writing killer content on regular basis with famous keywords.

    If someone practice the recommendation in this post, so he will defiantly rank high and high and will get handsome salary to home.

    1. You are 100% correct Adil! If you take the time from the begging to do all the research right, then everything else from that point forward comes with time and hard work! Glad you liked the post!

  12. Hello

    what a great tips i appreciated with your post because everyone want to be success thank you for sharing me

    Thanks & Regards

  13. Hi Alihan.. :)

    Nice descriptive article…
    You have covered every aspect of a successful and profitable blog.
    This blog is useful for newbie and experienced for both..

    1. Hi Sandeep, thanks for the kind words brother! This system is basically what all the top bloggers now use. Look at every blogger out there who are making 6-7 figures online. In essence they are blogging about the same thing but have added a different twist to it to make it more unique :) If you learn from them, then nothing can stop you from making 7 figures online too!

    1. Sandip, basically when you do keyword research and look at who your competitors are, in essence you are looking for the people who are competing for that EXACT keyword. When you do the all in title, you are able to easily identify who your TRUE competition for that specific keyword. Hope this helps and I am glad you enjoyed my article!

    1. Hi Gagan, thanks for the kind words. Its true, people always over complicate things and make it harder than it actually it. All it takes is a bit of research, hard work and patience. Noting more :)

    1. Thats right Abdu! People always think its easy because they see other people doing it. Everyone want to be successful but no one wants to put the effort in to achieve it!

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