Hi, and welcome to Johnmiracle Ejikeme’s blog once more. In today’s guide, I will share with you my 7 Practical Productivity Hacks for Blogging Success. These hacks are proven to work for all kinds of blogging niches.
I personally used these productivity hacks for blogging success to grow one of my blogs to 1.09 Million organic search mentions and over 39.6k Google website clicks from May 1st – May 31st, 2021.
I was able to achieve greater blogging result without having to subscribe to any premium blogging tools like:
- and other most used blogging tools.
To me blogging and SEO is FREE, Google who is the founder of SEO has provided almost all the tools we need to perfect our blog SEO, tools like:
- Google Trends
- Google Webmaster tools
- Google Suggest
- Google Related Searchs
- and more.
It now lies in our ability to use these tools effectively to our success.
Please don’t get me wrong here, I am not condemning any premium SEO tool, there are awesome, and they perform magic. I just want to give you the right knowledge that SEO is FREE, and you don’t need to break your bank to get these paid tools.
That’s why I want to give you my 7 Best Productivity Hacks for Blogging Success so you can leverage on.
7 Practical Productivity Hacks for Blogging Success
Here I will cover some of the hacks that come in handy for many of the worlds best bloggers and entrepreneurs and will greatly increase you productivity as well.
As a blogger that implies that you are actually a writer irrespective of the kind of blogging niche you chose to go with. And to publish a blog post you need to do some writing right. So in this aspect, you need to do a lot of reading to become a successful blogger.
The more content you read that is related to what you blog about, the easier your writings and the less likely you will experience writer block.
I started my first blog in 2018 (uniquepeopleblog.com.ng) and as at then I struggle a lot to come up with unique content, and I ended up involving in harmful blogging practices like “Content Scrapping”, and Google frowns at this, and this what most new bloggers today are doing.
But along the line when I started learning more about blogging, I began to understand the chemistry that’s involved, and then I saw the weight at which Google places on unique content than a copied one.
Meanwhile, they are a lot of strange moment in blogging. For instance, you published unique content on your blog, and then someone else copied and republish and the copied one tends to perform better than yours which is the original.
This seldom happens in the blogging world, and to get to the root of that you will need to learn SEO to understand why someone will copy your content and outperform you.
The message I am trying to convey here is that, when you do more reading in your blogging niche, you will find it easy to create unique content without having to brainstorm much.
So let say you blog about “Health”, and you do read a lot of health books, article, and journals, by the time you want to create content for your health blog, it will be easy for you to come about creating a unique content rather than scrapping your competitors content.
2. Must Have an Email List
The number two practical hacks for blogging success is getting an Email List.
You must have heard the word “Email Marketing” before now. It is a must for every blogger to have a growing email list, not just that, you should be able to nurture the people in your list to get the best conversion rate whenever you shoot an email to them.
My study shows that 90% of African bloggers know about email list building and 70% of them don’t do it, they feel it is not important, they always focus their effort on SEO, and seldom neglect other sources of traffic generation and blog monetization.
Here’s a snapshot of emails collected from one of my blog (Bulliscoming.com).
Email marketing is a very important aspect of marketing your blog that can 10x your traffic and revenue because there’s a whole lot you can do with an email list.
There’s a popular email marketing phrase that says.
The Money is In the List
That applies to blogging as well, it all depends on what you do with the list.
3. Learn SEO
Nowadays, bloggers become so impatient. They need instant money, instant ranking, instant orders. I get dozens of messages daily complaining that they are not getting the ranking they want.
I notice the following mistakes most often:
- Poorly Written Content: You shouldn’t work a niche you don’t understand. If you are not good at English and writing you can hire someone or get a partner or a friend who can review your articles. Don’t think making websites will make you rich quickly. Most times, writers are hired and content is published without any consideration for whether it’s helpful for users or not.
- New Websites: Most bloggers expect they’ll get thousands of views within a month. It takes 1 to 2 years to get good traffic, according to Ahrefs study. Of course, you can get instant rankings provided you have a good budget to get high-quality backlinks and content at scale.
- Poor Backlinks Profile: Bloggers think by getting 100 backlinks from DA 90+ like Microsoft, Adobe, and Github websites will rank them. Seriously, Google is smart. Analyze the backlink profile of top-ranking sites via Ahrefs, they spend thousands of dollars to get quality backlinks.
To become successful in blogging you need to practice SEO right, of course, instant ranking works even in 2021, but you must have a good practical knowledge of SEO or a good budget. If you don’t have either, you have to rely on content and basics backlinks.
4. Monetize From Day 1
When I started my blogging career back in 2018 I found myself fading out not because I don’t have the passion but also because the tools I needed were beyond my reach (cash flow).
Resources cost $100 to $1000 and above were needed to build the image in my head, and due to this reason, I lost so many productive dreams.
But I didn’t quit.
I started small, from Blogger platform acquiring all the basic to advanced knowledge I needed to take my blogging career to the next level.
And now here’s me buying tools and resources worth more than $200 and even paying recurring payments for some. I am not proud of bills, but I’m proud I can pay my bills, and that’s what you want.
Your hosting and domain are all recurring bills, and they increase as your blog success increases.
Now, to get this same result you need to monetize your blog from day 1.
There are over a 100 strategies, platforms and ways to monetize your blog today.
It all depends on what work for you. Not every blogger will profit by using the same monetization strategy.
And one outstanding fact about blogging is that you can have an unlimited way of making money from it.
But it ought to be what works for you.
I took to social media to share my blogging experiment how I made
- $500+ Income in less than 2 Month
- 42k Google impression,
- 2.1k Organic visitors,
- No Google Adsense,
- less than 10 published blog post
- No aggressive social media traffic
Everyone can actually do this or something greater with a new blog, all that is required is just to practice good blogging and SEO.
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5. Leverage on Other Traffic Sources
Social media traffic is another of my practical productivity hacks for blogging success. As a blogger, you shouldn’t rely on a single source of traffic to your blog, when you know very well that traffic is the livelihood of your blog.
If you can run ads constantly, then keep running ads provided you generate more revenue, but if you can’t focus on social media free traffics.
A study on Google SEO has revealed that the social mention a blog gets, the higher the domain authority. So social media traffic also plays an important role in SEO.
If you write a blog post and share the post link to Facebook or Twitter, and you get above 1k link clicks, shares, retweets, or more engagement, the higher your domain authority, and that’s why big brands always keep running ads and growing their social handles.
Google feels that if people are sharing this information, then it is important.
So the secret in growing various sources of traffic to your blog is to grow a community either a Facebook fan page or group, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.
You just need to find the one that works for you, and not the one that everyone’s is using.
A fashion and design blogger will likely do well with Pinterest and Instagram than on Facebook or Telegram.
It is because those are the places she will find her audience. But if Facebook works for you, then go with it. Everybody despite being in the same niche will never have the same result.
Always do what works best for you.
In my next upcoming post, I will be sharing tips on how to grow and nurture various social media because most people find it difficult to get a loyal audience.
The size matters, but the engagement is what matters the most, how best does your community engage with your content when shared with them, it is their engagement that generates revenue, not merely the size.
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6. Practice What Works for You
One of the mistakes I made back then as a newbie blogger was trying to do EVERYTHING, not until I figured out that trying to do everything I was actually doing nothing. I mean things like:
- When I watch a youtube tutorial about PBN, I want to do it.
- When I read an article on Web 2.0, I want to do it.
- When I watch Neil Patel talks about Guest Blogging, I want to practice it.
Now, it like am talking about what you are doing currently, when you see a successful blogger share an insight, you want to copy what they did without actually taking into consideration how they did it, their niche, and other stuff that may hinder you from achieving the same result as they did.
You got to understand the fact that what works for Mr. A won’t work for Mr. B, despite they find themselves as competitors (blogging on the same niche).
So what you have to do is FOCUS, which means.
- F = Follow
- O = One
- C = Course
- U = Until
- S = Success.
These doesn’t mean you should keep a blind eye to trying out new blogging strategies, what it means is that, when you find what works for you, your niche, stick to it.
7. Get a Life Outside the Internet
Last but not least is to live the life you cherish. I am not saying you shouldn’t care to work hard, but I am saying you shouldn’t ruin your life trying to keep up with blogging success.
It is something you should be passionate about, it will take time to grow, yours may even take longer depending on several factors, but that shouldn’t weigh you down.
Preferably, you should have a blogging calendar, so you know your blogging time, and date as not to waste the whole day on your blog, and keep a blind eye to other productive things that affect your life.
Rome was not built in a day, so don’t expect your blog to do magic, to get more income, you need more content, more works, and more traffic, and possible you can’t beat nature, rest when it due.
Success is yours.
I believe these practical productivity hacks for blogging success of mine will help you fully understand what blogging entails, what you ought to do, and what not to do.
Although there’s a lot to learn in blogging, and the result I get may differ from the one you will get, it all depends on our various ways of carrying out tasks.
But, if you practice all that I have said above, you will experience an increase in growth in your blogging career. Should in case you want to get my best all-time blogging nuggets, check out ALL MY BLOGGING SUCCESS.