The Roadmap to Become a Blogger

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Okay, so after my last post, you’ve decided that blogging is your cup of tea. Perhaps you’re even serious about making your blog (future or present) into a money-making tool.

But one thing I’ve noticed in my short time blogging is that everyone has a blog now. There’re millions of them, about every conceivable topic. Along with tons of blogs, there are also lots of social media sites now. I’ve finally joined Facebook (look me up, add me, and make sure you tell me how I know you), and also Twitter. (I’ll put the appropriate links in my sidebar later.)

My point here is that there’s so much out there, it’s hard to figure out where to start if you want to carve out your piece of the blogging-for-money pie. And there’s a lot of competition. One thing that can work out for you, though, is that a lot of people give up on their blogs. I’ve had a few that have come and gone, for instance.

I just got my hands on a very detailed report about blogging. It’s a free download, The Roadmap to Become a Blogger, and the authors also have free videos to teach you various blogging tools. Whether you want to start a blog from scratch or take your current blog to the next level, take a look at the report or the videos and see what you get from them.

I learned that I have some soul-searching to do, and that I can use Facebook and Twitter to really skyrocket my blogging business. I don’t make a ton of money here at Crayon Writer, but it’s definitely a nice addition to my pocketbook.

If you’re serious about blogging, you have to keep learning or you’ll fall behind fast. Read everything you can and change with the times.

After you read the free report and/or watch the videos, leave a comment here to let the rest of us know what you thought.

13 Responses to “The Roadmap to Become a Blogger”

  1. Triphow Ling says:

    I’m going to be getting my first payment from Adsense day after tomorrow. Took only 3 years to earn $100. Maybe I should write a report about how persistent blogging pays off in the end. 🙂

  2. Theda K. says:

    Congratulations! I got my first $100 payout a few months ago, after about a year and half I guess.

    But as you can probably tell, so far most of my money is through PayPerPost. I’m hoping to start making more money through affiliate programs, though. My new strategy will be to alert folks when a link is an affiliate link, so maybe they’ll be more willing to buy the product just to help me out. We’ll see.

    (note: the links to the free products in this post are affiliate links, so if you later purchase the blogging course from the authors, I’ll get a cut…but the report and video are informative and free).

  3. Thanks for the link Theda and congratulations on doing such a good job with your blog.

  4. Terreece says:

    Hey Theda! Great tips on blogging. I think one of the best points you mentioned was the need to keep learning. There are always new tools, topics and social networking opportunities coming up and if you don’t stay ahead or on top of the curve you’re likely to quickly fall into the irrelevant pile.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. Gini says:

    It’s true, there is so much to the blogosphere now that anyone getting started can easily get confused, not to mention totally overwhelmed. I haven’t used the roadmap yet, but I’ll check it out and if I find it particularly useful I may write a review on it myself. Thanks for the rec!

    Gini’s last blog post..10 Amazing, Unique Artists You Have to Check Out

  6. Niels says:

    You’re certainly right; almost everybody is blogging especially now that blogs can generate some cash. Blogging may seem easy but creating well-written thoughts are quite hard and competition here in blogosphere is getting steeper.

  7. Ok, so my last blogging attempt didn´t really go to plan.. nor the first attempt. The first attempt lasted 2 days and the second one lasted an hour!!!! I made the blog, did a few posts, put in nice pictures and then decided that I really didn´t have enough time to keep updating the blog, so I may as well end it before it had begun. I don´t really have a clue where to start. I think if I knew I could earn some money from it, then I would MAKE time to stick at it. Roadmap to blogging it is.. maybe this will give me the motivation to become a fully fledged blogger!

  8. PotatoChef says:

    My new recipe site has been live for a little over 2 months. My Adcense balance is over 50.

    PotatoChef’s last blog post..Potato Ricer

  9. lilla says:

    Can blogging be taken up as full time career option? Is any kind of special training required?

  10. Forsikring says:

    I haven’t used the roadmap yet, but I’ll check it out and if I find it particularly useful I may write a review on it myself.

  11. SIM Only says:

    Of course blogging can be taken as a full time carer option. There are many bloggers out there making a good living just from blogging. They do not necessarily work full time hours but they do get paid full time money. I don’t think there is a specialty involved in this. Its down to the individuals style of blogging. As you get more experienced, you become more of a confident blogger but you do it in your own style.

  12. Eren Mckay says:

    I definitely agree with you that we need to read and learn from others that have achieved a lot with their blogs. Yaro is definitely very smart and very nice. He has some great information and advice for us all.
    I think that in order to compete we need to connect with our visitors and show them that we care. This is a sure way to grow a business.
    All the best,

    Eren Mckay’s last blog post..Wedding cakes with waterfalls – wedding cake photos give you awesome ideas for your ideal cake

  13. LĂĄn penge says:

    Thanks for a great report. I think some of the details can be considered wrong since blogging is a personal thing – but the report is indeed interesting.