In this post, you’ll learn what it takes and how to become a successful blogger in Nigeria and make the money you’ve always wanted to make.
Running a successful blog is no child’s play!
Trust me; it takes dedication, commitment and consistency to see the result of your hard work.
However, you should also know these top bloggers with lots of traffics and ragging fans don’t just wake up and have their dream come through.
They’ve gone through nights of sleeplessness and toils before been the celebrity they are now. But don’t let that scare you.
Blogging is really a work of art and full of fun!
If you have your mind connected to it you’ll be a success in no time and have plenty of knowledge to pass around.
And in today’s post, you’ll learn everything you need to be a successful blogger and have your dream come true!
Starting Your Blog the Right Way
Like the popular saying… the foundation has a lot to do with the building. If you don’t get it right from the start, you might have a serious problem in the nearest future.
So you have to understand the reason why you want to start your blog in the first place. Knowing this will help you drive the course of your blogging business.
So, how do you start the right way? Let’s have a look into that, shall we?
#1: Find Your Niche
If you want to get it right from the beginning then you need to find your niche and understand you want to blog about from the start.
There are several blog niches you can choose from but you need to narrow down your passion and know why you want to choose that niche.
If you’re in a hurry to start your blog without carefully selecting your blog niche you might find out you’ll get frustrated along the line.
From the on start I’ve always wanted to make money online and when I started my first blog it was in the make money online niche.
Because I have a passion for it and I can say I enjoy the whole process because what I chose to blog about is something I have passion for.
So make sure you understanding why you’re starting and carefully select the niche that resonates with your passion.
#2: Choose Your Blogging Platform
Now that you’ve understood why you want to start your blog the next step is to choose your blogging platform.
Choosing your blogging platform is another place most people fail from the beginning. There are several blogging platforms out there that you can easily start with.
But before I list out the platforms I think it’s imperative you know what to look for in these platforms. As a beginner, you’ll need a platform that’s easy to set up and doesn’t require learning coding skills.
After starting your blog you’ll definitely want to change the look of your site and add some other amazing features.
This means your blogging platform should be flexible if you want to be able to do that successfully and conveniently.
And starting off with the wrong platform can make it very difficult to switch later. So, it very important you get it right the first time.
Now let’s take a look at these platforms:
- And few others…
Make no mistake the most recommended of all is WordPress.org which is a self-hosted platform. While WordPress.com is a free platform that doesn’t give you total control of your business.
Well, you actually have nothing to worry about because using BlueHost comes with a pre-install WordPress installation.
Everything is completely done for you even if you’re a complete newbie!
#3: Write What You Love
This is still related to finding the right niche for your blog. If you have a passion for what you chose, writing won’t be a problem for you.
You can start your content with personal experience and also try to see from your reader’s angle. This will help you publish content from your heart.
How To Become A Successful Blogger In Nigeria In 10 Ways
Now let’s go through the ways at which you can become a successful blogger in Nigeria with these 10 hacks.
#1: Be Consistent
This is very important; you just have to be consistence if you want to breakthrough. In fact, I believe this is the number feature of success.
It’s a principle that works with anything, so it’s not limited to blogging. You have to be consisted with creating articles, sharing your content and every other stuff you know will help grow your blog.
The truth is you might not see the result in the first few months of starting your blog but that doesn’t mean things are not working.
If you’re consistent and you’re not thinking of giving up you’ll began to see results from your work in no time.
#2: Collect Emails
Collecting emails is one thing I regretted doing earlier on my blog. If you really want to become a successful blogger then you need to start collecting emails as early as possible.
Research had us understand that each email collected on your blog is worth $1 now imaging having thousands of these.
With emails collected on your blog, you can easily communicate with your audience and easily understand how they feel about your blog.
This can also help with running adverts in the nearest future for any services or product you want to promote to your audience.
#3: Learn SEO
Learning SEO is also an important factor if you want to be a successful blogger in Nigeria.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is required if you want to be getting organic search traffic from Google and other search platforms.
The good thing about SEO is that it allows you to enjoy traffic at no cost to your blog even while you’re not working.
Search engine traffics are people looking for certain information around your choosing niche. What comes up from their own end are the articles you’ve written about the keyword they are searching for.
So if your blog is SEO optimize you’ll be getting quality traffics to your blog with no additional cost
#4: Write Quality Content
Writing quality content is another interesting skill you have to master if you ever want to become a successful blogger.
I’ve had several people ask me if they can copy what other people have written and paste it on their own blogs.
Well… as tempting as it may sound try as much as possible not to do that. Not only will it turn out bad for your blog Google may also penalize you for it.
Before you publish any content do your diligent research and read as many contents you as can on the subject matter.
This will allow you to come up with something unique and even better than the previous content.
#5: Don’t See Your Fellow Bloggers As Competition
It’s natural to see your fellow bloggers as competition most especially with those who are in the same niche as you.
You shouldn’t see them as one but rather friends and potential networks. Reach out to blogger around your niche and offer to be featured on their blog.
Mind you, this cannot happen if you haven’t network with them in the first place. So, it’s always important you reach out.
#6: Encourage Interaction
Another interesting tip you need to adopt is encouraging interaction on your blog. Try as much as possible to always respond to comments and equally reply to your emails.
This will let your audience know they can relate with you which is good for blog loyalty. They’ll always want to come back and read from your blog.
Additionally, this isn’t limited to your blogging platform or just through your email address; this could on your social media platform for your blog.
#7: Understand Your Audience
Understanding your audience is also paramount for the well-being and success of your blog. You should be able to know how your audience feels based on the interactions you’ve had with them.
Not only is this going to increase your blog traffic but also gives you contents idea to write based on what you’ve understood about the audience.
One of the best ways to do this is to know the keywords or most interactive content you’ve published on your blog. Knowing this will allow you to understand them better.
#8: Monetize Your Traffic Fast
You also have to monetize your traffic as soon as possible. Most bloggers fail to monetize their traffic because they have no idea how to do it.
There are several ways to do this and few of this includes:
- Affiliate marketing
- Sponsored post
- Selling eBooks
- Google AdSense
Once you start having a reasonable amount of traffic you can start monetizing your traffic with affiliate marketing or any of the listed method above.
Having this properly planned out will allow you to start making a reasonable amount of money from your blog even when your traffic is little to nothing.
#9: Reach Out To Other Bloggers
I think I’ve talked about this earlier before, don’t be one of those bloggers that see their fellow bloggers as competitions but see them as friends.
There are so many benefits to reaching out to bloggers that can aid your blogging journey. This includes learning what’s working for them and how you can implement it on your own blog.
You can reach out via Facebook groups and other social media platforms.
#10: Get More Traffic
Finally, you need to work on getting more traffic to your blog because the success of any blog depends on the amount of traffics a blog is generating.
More traffic means more money.
Tips on getting more traffic:
There are several ways at which you can do this and I’ve listed some of them below
- Through forums
- Social media
- Answering Question on Quora
As you can see blogging isn’t the usual get-rich-quick kind of business. But instead, it requires times, focus and patience.
If you can sure give it your best, and be consistent and patient at the same time, you’ll start reaping your hard word work in no time.
In case you haven’t started your blog already, we’ve written an in-depth article on how to start from scratch without lacking anything.
As a bonus, you’ll get your blog domain name for free if you buy it now using Bluehost. And that’s it on how to become a successful blogger in Nigeria.
Over to you now!
Do you really believe you can pull off that blogging dream? Let me hear your thought using the comment section.