One of the many questions I receive is how I started to become a full-time blogger. While there isn’t a ‘secret formula’ on how to run a successful blog — there is, however, one thing that you need to keep in mind: To be successful, you need to build—and continue to grow—an audience. Continue reading to learn more…
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As I have mentioned in previous posts I’ve started my blog mainly as an creative outlet. Many want to start a blog because they they think it will make them a lot of money, and while this is true that your blog can become your full-time profession, I recommend not to focus on that matter alone. You need to be passionate about the subject your blog focuses on. I would not be where I am today if I wasn’t 100% passionate about fashion.
Further, you will have a better chance of making your blog successful if you do a lot of research beforehand. You need to be clear which direction you want to take it to. You can either keep it as a hobby, or you can go the business route. Either way, both ways need time to grow, and you need to put in a lot of work. When I started, I made it a mission of mine to create really great content, and since my blog mainly consists of images I made sure that I kept educating myself on photography. My husband and I came a long way, and ’til this day we keep learning. It simply doesn’t stop.
To me, a successful blogger is someone who is not only passionate about blogging but who engages with her/his audience as well. To grow, you need to know who your readers are, and don’t forget: Sometimes real friendships can form which is certainly the best accomplishment.
As always, thanks so much for reading & have a fabulous Memorial Day!
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