6 Simple Pro Blogger Tips for Newbies

6 Simple Pro Blogger Tips for Newbies

In this video, I’m gonna share six
changes you can make on your blog to ensure you’re standing out from the
crowd and looking like a professional. And the best part is you can absolutely
get started on these changes today. Hey, everyone! Welcome back to my channel. If
you’re new here, I’m Rachel, the founder of Define Your Hustle. Define Your Hustle is all about helping aspiring, creative entrepreneurs build
successful and fulfilling online businesses. And one of the best ways to
build your online business is to start blogging! That’s why I’m sharing some
advice that’ll have you looking like a professional blogger in no time at all.
My first tip is to buy your own domain name. For many of you, you’re probably
thinking I’m crazy for even mentioning this. But for a lot of new bloggers out
there, they hesitate to drop the dot blogspot or dot WordPress from their
domains. And I’m here to tell you that it’s not making you look like a pro
blogger. It’s actually making you look like a beginner. In my personal opinion,
it shows that you aren’t taking your website seriously enough. It says that
you aren’t committed to blogging. But if you’re hoping to make this venture
successful, you should really shell out the cash for the custom domain name. You won’t regret it. My second tip is to pick a nice theme or
work with a designer. You want to make sure your website looks great and that
it’s user friendly. You aren’t going to look like a pro blogger if your website
is cluttered with junk, takes forever to load, and is difficult to navigate. The
most affordable way to get a beautiful website is to purchase a theme. You can
install it yourself or many theme designers offer installation services. My
personal favorite is Restored 316 Designs. Lauren’s work is amazing and I’ve
purchased so many of their themes. They’re easy to install and you can
customize them to look more like your own. But if you have the money to invest
and you want something a bit more custom, you can always hire a designer to do the
work. This will ensure you get a look that’s perfectly suited to you and your
brand. My third tip is to add a favicon. This is another simple design tweak you
can make. But if you’re not sure what a favicon actually is, it’s the little icon
that appears next to your URL and in the browser’s tab. I know you’re thinking this
probably seems a little unnecessary, but adding one just gives you a bit more of
a professional vibe. It’ll also be easily recognizable when people are scrolling
through their search history and see your website. Tip number four is to use
professional photos of yourself. Well, that selfie you took… Probably not
the best photo. The one where you cropped out your BFF? Definitely not a good look!
Having a great image of yourself that is high-quality is incredibly important
when you’re trying to get noticed online. It gives off a good first impression and
it allows people to see you. That doesn’t mean you have to hire a
professional photographer if it’s not in your budget. If it is, that’s great. But if
it’s not, you and your best friend can easily snap a few great-looking photos.
And once you have that perfect photo, you can upload it to your blog and all of
your social media profiles for consistency. Tip number five is to add a
Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. One key way to look like a pro blogger is to
show people that you mean business. Do this by adding a Terms of Service and
Privacy Policy to your website. You can use online generators to easily craft
these policies for yourself. Just make sure you look over them carefully and
make any necessary changes before publishing them. The other option is to
find an attorney who handles these kinds of agreements and hire them to do it.
Either way, it’s important to get it done because both of these are necessary
documents to have on every page of your website. And here’s a quick tip for you:
if you’re collecting email addresses, you need a Privacy Policy. You can read more
about this in the blog post I wrote on why you need a Terms of Service and
Privacy Policy and I will link that down below. And finally, the best way to show
people that you’re a kick-ass blogger is to back it up with amazing content. After
all, that’s what being a blogger is all about! If you can’t deliver incredible
content to your readers, they won’t want to visit your website and they won’t
stick around. They aren’t going to be interested in anything you are doing. So,
you have to learn how to create high-quality blog posts, develop a
blogging schedule that works for you, and then stick with it. Now, before I let you
go, there are a couple things you should avoid doing if you want to look like a pro blogger.
These are things that many of you may be guilty of doing right now and they’re,
unfortunately, reflecting poorly on you. So, it’s time to stop these. The first one
is auto playing music or videos. I can’t believe people are still doing this, but
the the last thing anyone wants is to open up your website only to have
your new favorite song come blasting through their speakers. Then, they have to
scramble to find where the music is coming from to shut it off and that’s
incredibly difficult for people who have multiple tabs open at once. And the other
one is having too many ads. You obviously want to make money from your blog, but
please don’t go overboard on the ads. Limit yourself to how many are displayed
on your site at any given time and where you place them. Please do not overwhelm
your readers with advertisements. Do you really want to look like a pro blogger,
even though you’re just starting out? Then my course, Blogging Bombshell, is
perfect for you. It’s packed with all the lessons you need to build a successful
blog of your very own. The link with all the details on how to join is in the
description down below, so be sure to check it out because I would love to
have you join me and the other students in the course. Alright, that’s a wrap on
today’s video. I will see you all next time. Make sure you subscribe for future

3 thoughts on “6 Simple Pro Blogger Tips for Newbies

  1. Great video! I'm big on SEO. I think it really separates the bloggers that are willing to learn the business of blogging.

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