Since the beginning of the year 2013, I have been noticing the things which bloggers have been doing to become a successful blogger and making money from their blogs.

I was thinking to myself while browsing a few blogs and this post came to my mind and this is the reason why I am posting it so that my readers can read my thoughts.

I am not sure how this article will turn out, not sure how long or short it will be and I am not sure of the responses that I may get, but all I know is that my brain is overflowing with knowledge right now. So I am just going to write what I have learned and notice by browsing through some successful blogs.

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They Blog Regularly

One of the simplest reasons why these bloggers are successful is because they write articles on a regular basis.

Without contents on their blog then they wouldn’t have visitors rushing to their blogs to read their contents.

This might not seem like a big deal to some people, but trust me this is one of the first rules to a bloggers success.

Even though most successful bloggers have networking and other stuff to do to bring in the traffic, most of their time is spent doing content writing. It’s not all about blog commenting, networking and those other stuff, but content writing is where it’s at.

I am not saying that networking and blog commenting isn’t worth it, because those are two areas in which you can get tons of traffic.

What I mean is that when these bloggers spend lots of time doing content writing, their articles turn out wonderful and they appeal to everyone who reads it.

I  really want to become a successful blogger and this is going to be my new trick to blogging success – Post on a regular basis.

Successful Bloggers Make Money, Not Dream It

Another reason why a lot of people are diving into blogging is because they heard of the money making benefits that comes with it.

If a person who starts a blog to make money and doesn’t focus on the things that will help to make the money will never be successful.

Just last week I was having a chat with a person on Facebook and he was asking if I really make money blogging. I told him, “Yes, I do make money blogging.” Right there and then he wanted to create a blog just to make money.

I gave him a list of tools and things he needed to do in order to create a blog. He did create a blog and made a few posts. I asked him for the link to his blog and his blog’s title was something that could not be pronounced. This is because he used numbers and letters in his blog’s title and URL.

He just wanted to make money and didn’t even think about the title of his blog.

The point that I am trying to make is that if a person dream too much about the money making process doesn’t have any focus on the things which will make him/her a successful blogger.

Guest Posting Works

Some of these…

Sorry, I meant ALL of these successful bloggers participate in guest blogging. Why?

This is because guest blogging pulls in more traffic than anything else.

I remember doing my first guest post in the very first month that I started this blog. That single guest post more than doubled the traffic to my one month old blog.

You can imagine the feeling this gave to me knowing that I had a new blog and doubled my blog traffic with a single guest post.

These successful bloggers know that guest posting will help to double your blog traffic and this is the reason why they do it to help them reach blogging success.

Here are some guest blogging tips:

  • Guest posts on blogs in your niche
  • Choose blogs with higher traffic than yours
  • Submit the best possible content as guest post
  • Reply to each and every comment
  • Remember to neatly embed links back to your blog

Applying those tips mentioned above will help to increase your blog traffic greatly.

Another tip is to guest post on a regular basis on a number of different blogs.

Hang With The Pros

If you want to become a pro blogger then you have to hang out with the pro bloggers as well.

What I notice about there new successful bloggers is that they associate themselves with people who are already professional in the blogging field.

When they do this it is easier for them to get tips from there pro so that they too can become successful in blogging.

They try to imitate these pro by writing like them or have a great blog design like them as well.

Hanging with pro bloggers as well is a part of networking and this will help you to get some exposure to your blog.

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Build A Mailing List

Another thing which I have noticed about these successful bloggers is that they all have one thing in common on their blog.

Know what is that?

You guessed it right! A mailing list.

Building a mailing list is not an option but trust me, it can help to bring a lot of success when it comes to making money.

I have a small mailing list and last week I sent out a single email and made quite a few bucks from my list in 1 hour of send that newsletter (won’t say home much I made).

Now this opened up my eyes to a lot of things.

It made me realize that my list wasn’t dead. I realized that if my list was so small and I made that amount of money from it, this means that I could have made a whole lot more if my list was bigger.

My new aim was to start building my list to be much stringer.

Market Your Own Products

A lot of these successful bloggers also have products of their own and they make lots of money selling them.

I know you might be thinking that you don’t know how to code a plugin or writing an ebook may seem like a lot of work. And on the other hand you might not make any money from it.

Well look here! Anybody can make money online! I never thought that I would have this much success in making money from this blog because I had only created it because I loved blogging.

Remember an article that I had written some time ago about how to make your first $100 from your blog?

In that post I had mentioned how you don’t have to make your first $100 by selling your product for $100.

But what you can do is sell your product for a cheaper price and then when it adds up you might even make more than $100.

Use Strategy, No Strength

Most times a blogger who is eager to make money from his blog will go all out into trying to make money and this often requires a lot of strength.

This normally ends up in failure.

The easiest ways to make money from a blog, whether it is with Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, selling ads, doing services or whatever the case may be, having a strategy is what works best.

If you have a strategy to make money from your blog then no matter what methods you use then money will always come your way.

It is often best to target a money making method for your blog and then capitalize on it.  After that you can branch off into other money making areas and this will also help you to make more money in the long run.

In Conclusion…

There were a tons of things that I had notice about these successful bloggers and what I wrote were the most important things noticed.

What I advice you to do is go from blog to blog as well and observe these successful bloggers and let them be your role model if you desire to become a successful blogger as well.


  1. Prakash


    Guest posting really works, and these tips aer really good enough to be a successful blogger.

  2. Alex Thompson


    Successful Bloggers needs to understand blogging skills by reading other blogs. By reading other articles on the web, will get an understanding of blog posts.

    • Reply

      Hey Alex,

      You are so right about that point made in your comment. By reading other blogs you can widen your knowledge and also enlarge your vocabulary to become a better blogger.

      Thanks for the comment.

      • Alex Thompson


        Thanks for your feedback Kharim, I love to read your blog. You have shared some excellent blogs. Seems like you have good experience in blogging and content writing.

  3. Gaurav


    1 strategic blog post = 50 blog posts without strategy.
    When I started my blog, I was so reluctant to do keyword research, that I almost ended up in failure. But now working on long-tail keywords has boosted my site’s traffic.

    • Reply

      Hey Gaurav,

      Thanks for sharing that tip pal. Yes it is often best to target long tailed keywords for your blog. This will help to pull in more search engine traffic because people often search for phrases, not one words.

      Thank for the comment pal.

  4. Prakash


    These points are really noticeable for learning something from the top bloggers. Yes they not only dream but they make the money. They hang with pros, and building the mailing list is the part of your blogging strategy it makes our blogging successful enough.
    Nice post…

    • Reply

      Hey Prakash,

      Yes those successful bloggers hang with the pro and this is how they get to become pros themselves. Yep a mailing list is a must these days for blogging success.

      Thanks for the comment.

  5. Reply

    Hey! I am new in blogging line..! can you help me with some ideas abot making backlinks..? and y are they useful..? other than leaving comments on blogs..

    • Reply

      Hey Tushar,

      Backlinks are links point back to your blog from another site. These are useful for getting search engine traffics. The more backlinks you have, the more search engines realize how important your site is so they will index your blog or site even more.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  6. Swet


    Yeah agree with you that these all things are very important to become a successful blogger. If we do post regularly, update our content regularly, and promote our content through guest posting then no one can beats us. Its important for successful bloggers to focus on blogging firstly and then money.

    • Reply

      Hi Swet,

      Regularity is the term here which makes it possible for us to become successful bloggers. Once a person regularly posts and also do guest posts on a regular basis then he can’t go wrong.

      This will only lead to success.

      Thanks for the comment.

  7. Reply

    Thanks Kharim for this great post. Success is a product of careful planning and application of the right strategies. No successful person ever got to where he is by accident, except those who located an oil well in their plots of land.
    The same is true of blogging; for anybody to succeed in blogging, he must map out his strategies and religiously execute them.

  8. Adam


    Your article is what every blogger dream of 🙂 But when you become a real blogger you get many problems as weel !

  9. Carl


    Good points, but I would disagree that all “successful” bloggers make decent income, probably they might but not so many can make living from it. Certainly marketing your own products is the key.

    • Reply

      Hey Carl,

      Well most bloggers would describe success in blogging as making money from their blog. Not necessarily making a full living from their blog but they do earn from it.

  10. Reply

    nice post, regularly writting is the best way to get more visitor. and yes guest post is the best way to make your brand and it help to get more visitor and backlink.
    thank you so much for share,,,,,,,!

    • Reply

      Hi Jessica,

      Yep guest posting and regular blogging helps to increase traffic in a great way. Glad that you agreed with me.

      Thanks for the comment.

  11. markincense


    To become a successful blogger you need to be good writer you need to work on it and make research on it. As the good things to write are the words which come from your heart making money with blogging is never been easy for newbies. They all should read your blog for there good knowledge.

    • Reply

      Hey Mark,

      Thanks for the comment and the compliment. I try my best to help new bloggers in the best way that I can. Thanks again.

  12. Marian Mendoza


    Wow this is really a nice.I must say one thing that you have really noticed some very good and essential points about the successful user and the way in which you have explained it here,is fab.Good job mate.

    • Reply

      Hey Marian,

      Well I have to take notice of them and the things that they do. This is because I aim to be a successful blogger as well and share my knowledge with others as well.

      Thanks for the comment.

  13. george


    You are right with your observations, see John Chow has the number 1 selling product on Clickbank, but what we do not know about them is that they are not the ones who write the books, its freelancers.

    • Reply

      Hey George,

      Yep freelancers are the ones that does the work, but the one that makes the money is the top bloggers.

      Thanks for that observation as well.

  14. prabhat


    hello kharim
    nice post. it really inspired me. i am working hard on my new blog and i am applying all the tips and tricks i have learnt from these pro bloggers and believe me i am getting good results. i blog regularly and i am thinking about guest posting. thanks for sharing this post

  15. Zion Amal Rafeeq


    Well put Kharim.
    Most newbie bloggers think Blogging is a get rich quick scheme and get disappointed because of their over expectations.
    You are right, Guest Posting is one big secret of Successive Bloggers. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Zion,

      You are right, blogging isn’t a get rich quick scheme. You have to put in lots of time, effort and work in order to make real money.

      Guest post is the bomb!

      Thanks for the comment.

  16. vaibhav


    Hey admin!
    Reading this post arouses a question in my mind..?
    Is tagging same keywords again and again helpful in indexing my post on first page of google,..?

  17. nabil


    There are things which characterized successful bloggers.They make money not just dream it.

  18. Imran


    Many people don’t have time check all these comments….. they only check the comment and approve it…

  19. Robert


    The most regretful moment of my life is that I didn’t start building email list at the beginning 🙁 I am afriad of stepping out of the box, so I just stay in my safe line and got nothing but worrying.

    • Reply

      Hey Robert,

      I regret that I didn’t start building my mailing list as well from the start. But the step that I now made was to start it and I am going to work hard at building it up.

      You should do that too.

      Thanks for the comment.

  20. Becca


    Good content marketing is another way of saying that you’re convincing your viewers/customers to purchase your products. Thanks for the informative post.They are very useful in my opinion.

    • Reply

      Hey Becca,

      You are so right about that. When marketing is done right then you will be sure to make money from it.

      Thanks for the comment.

  21. Mohsin Ali


    Kharim as you said in the article every thing is possible in this world. I think that regularity is the key here and irrespective of niche.

    • Reply

      Hey Mohsin,

      You are so right about that. Once you post on a regular basis and do networking along with guest blogging, then success is sure to come your way.

      Thanks for the comment.

  22. Reply

    Must say you possess great skills of observation. All the pointers you have mentioned are correct and indeed the ingredients for a successful blogger. I would like to quote about a blogger whom I admire, this guy once failed in the blogging business badly that he dint have money for his meals, but with his dedication and determination to make big, he stood up again and is now one of the successful blogger. So, one should never shy from facing failure. Thanks.

    • Reply

      Hey Aayna,

      The point that you have mentioned about the person who failed at blogging decided to give another try and then became success, this goes to show that anyone can become successful at blogging once they put their heart and mind into doing it.

      Thanks for the comment.

  23. akansha


    greetings admin,
    I am moved by your blogging skills and find your posts attractive.
    I am a new blogger and would like to learn from you.

  24. abhilash


    nice post, regularly writting is the best way to get more visitor. and yes guest post is the best way to make your brand and it help to get more visitor and backlink.
    thanks for share

  25. Helen Wright



    Post regularly brings traffic and money .That is the true thing . Sorry to say some points need more explanation like” use strategy ,no strength”. Then only beginners understand

    • Reply

      Yes regularly posting does help to bring traffic.

      Use strategy, not strength means that you should develop a pattern to make money easy and not to go about it the hard way.

      Thanks for the comment.

  26. Akos Fintor


    Hey Kharim,

    I think one of the most important thing (even more important than monetizing a blog) when it comes to blogging is to start building an email list right off the bat.
    Even though the money is NOT in the list but in the relationship with that list, it is crucial.

    thanks for the pointer!

    • Reply

      Hey Akos,

      You are so right about that pal. I recently started build my new email list. I am so excited because I have great plans for it.

      Thanks for the comment and look out for a new ebook that I am writing.

  27. Reply

    Hello Dear

    kharim you know you are my favorite blogger really because your are giving me best tips for blogging i think most important points is keep updating, really thanks for the sharing me

    • Reply

      Hey Alka,

      Glad to know that I am your favorite blogger. Well I will keep on updating my blog so that people like you can benefit from my articles.

      Thanks very much for the comment.

  28. akansha


    Hey! I am new in blogging line..! can you help me with some ideas abot making backlinks..? and y are they useful..? other than leaving comments on blogs..

  29. Cristi


    Hello Kharim,

    Yeah, agreed with all your points. The main thing which every successful blogger has “updating the blog regularly”. Apart from this, i also believe that making good money from blog is also a sign of successful blogger.

  30. Reply

    You are very right about them doing multiple things, Youtube, podcast, guest blogging, interviews, etc. They try to be everywhere at the same time.

    It surprises me to see a well known blogger on something simple like friendfriend network, I do not know why because the more networks are better.

    • Reply

      Yeah they are all over the place.

      I wanna be more successful and I think this is what I need to do to become a top blogger as well.

      Thanks for the comment.

  31. Reply

    Hey Kharim !
    Nice observation man. Actually the world can not run without money that is why people rush towards making money by hook or by crook. So, just they adopt this profession of blogging. But I concluded from you post that a successful blogger is one who focuses on blogging first and not money.
    Great thoughts.

    • Reply

      Hey Matt,

      Yes I agree with you. People do need money so that the world can operate. Yep if a blogger focuses more on the blogging than money, the success is more likely to come.

      Thanks for the comment.

  32. Petr


    If you want to become a successful blogger, you need to become an authority in your niche. Therefore, it is important to do a guest posing, forum posting and blog commenting. Successful bloggers also write ebooks, do webinars and sell their own products. It is important to show that you’re an expert and that you understand the issue. It is important to gain people’s trust and build brand. People can then buy your products without any problems.

    • Reply

      Hello Petr,

      Yes you are so right about that. One must try his best to dominate his niche. This cause more success.

      Guest posting, forum commenting and blog commenting does play a big part where that is concerned as well.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

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