Having a successful blog does not happen overnight. It takes proper keywords, quality content and a lot of patience before you begin to see the fruits of your labor. If you’re looking to make money from your blog, you’ll need more than just passion. Successful bloggers will tell you that there are a few rules to learn and one very important quality to have.
Rule Number One: Keywords
Keywords determine how your users will find your blog. When writing a post, keep those keywords in mind. Before you publish your post, ask yourself how will a reader find this particular post? Think of words that one might type into a search engine in order to find your blog. Those search terms should be sprinkled throughout your blog entry.
Make sure your keyword appear naturally in your blog posts. Readers should not be able to tell which keywords your posts are targeting. If the reader can determine your targeted keywords, that means that you’re probably using them too frequently or they are occurring unnaturally in your post.
Keywords should be obvious to the search engines only.
Rule Number Two: Quality Content
Your content will determine whether or not a reader will come back to your blog. If you write quality posts, readers tend to come back. However, if your content is lacking you will never see them again. Keeping that in mind, do your best to write a quality post and then insert keywords afterwards.
Some more experienced bloggers are able to write posts right off-the-cuff with keywords inconspicuously sprinkled throughout their entry. Not all people are so gifted. If you’re not one of the gifted ones, write from your heart so that your passion shines through in your blog entry, then go back and sprinkle your keywords so that they flow naturally within your post.
Quality Number One: Patience
Think about your blog is if you’re raising a child. It takes much care, nurturing and patience to have a successful blog. Just like a child, it may take a year before your blog is really able to take off running, but if you’re passionate about what you’re doing, it’s worth it. Just stick with it.