A Definitive Guide on How to Think like a Professional Blogger 2019
It is common these days to be subscribed to a number of different blogs on the internet for their engaging commentary or view on life or a particular industry.
Personally, for me, It makes sense that jumping into the world of blogging can be a great way to spread your message across the internet in a fun and interactive method.
There are two types of people who blog online and the first category consists of hobby bloggers who write about their personal lives. The second category of a blogger is one who writes and creates content in a professional manner to make a living.
These two types of people will be reviewed and in this post, I shall be sharing with you some ideas on how to think like a blogger and find success with blogging.
To be a Hobby Blogger
When it comes to a hobby blogger they will typically write about their thoughts and opinions on various subjects that interest them personally. These hobby posts will be the sole opinion of the author and will typically promote his or her lifestyle and what is on their mind. This can certainly gain interest and followers online and it is a great outlet for people who would like to discuss their interests and commentary on their lives.
These blogs can be fun and relevant to certain people but they do not typically produce an income for the writer. Also, most of these hobby bloggers will write mainly about themselves as if their posts are a form of an online diary.
I really enjoyed watching this video about Weekend in the Life of a Food Blogger by Britta Britnell –
Their goal is not to change or revolutionize the world or change the lives of others. They are simply a one-sided perspective on their lives filled with stories and information that is typically exclusively about themselves.
Now, let me move on to talking a bit about the professional bloggers..
To Think like a Professional Blogger
On the flip side of the coin are professional bloggers who use their writing and blogs to generate revenue and make an income. People who chose this option will typically build a brand that reflects their logo, culture, and whatever makes them and their perspective unique from the thousands of other bloggers.
These people will typically create a blog about certain niche or target markets and then link to products and services with affiliate links, or they may sell advertising space, sell courses and other methods of generating revenue.
Ok, let me give you an example by taking my own blog (The Affiliate Hub Blog) for an instance. I want to be very honest here, my main intention of having my own blog is to serve a purpose, helping people know more about affiliate marketing, making money with affiliate marketing, how to grow their business using social media, how to run a successful blogging business and more.
And yes, I’m partnered with different affiliate networks to help me monetize my blog to make sales and earn a commission.
Here is a snapshot of my affiliate partner network banner ads advertised on my blog sidebar –
These type of bloggers specialize in writing for specific demographic and audience and focus on their readers. They try to figure out the statistics such as gender, age, occupation, interests, income levels and then create and write content that these specific people would find relevant and meaningful.
Here is a cool video which will help you to understand How to Make Money as a Professional Blogger by Wealth Hacker – Jeff Rose –
This from my understanding can generate a lot of income and is a viable way to start a blog that generates money for you passively.
Choosing between the two styles of the blog will be entirely up to you and knowing how to think as a blogger will depend on your goals and what you wish to achieve with your blogging efforts. So, you really need to think over whether you want to write a personal based blog or will you choose the route of starting your own business with a professional outlet?
The choice is yours and both can be incredibly rewarding both personally and financially.
You may also like to read my other posts related to the blogging niche –
- Top 5 Affiliate Marketing Blogs 2019 I The Affiliate Hub
- 10 Tips on How to Write a Blog Post for Beginners 2019
- How To Start A Blog 2019 I The Affiliate Hub
- Blogging Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful
- Most Profitable Industry to Start An Affiliate Marketing Blog
Now, over to you!
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