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6 Brilliant Tips To Make You Blog like A Pro Blogger

Do you also want to blog like a renowned blogger? When I started blogging, I was an amateur blogger, I was blogging because it was fun and it was something I enjoyed doing. I’m sure that you are also one of those budding blogger, who is trying your luck in the field of blogging to earn money or to make a name or just out of passion. For whatever reason you are blogging, what’s important is how well you are doing. If you are spending 2 hours a day on your blog and the results are not up to the mark, it’s time for you to re-think your strategy. If you are not motivated, you should read this blogger motivation guide, it will surely make you feel refresh and will also help you get your blogging mojo back.

Learning is life

What’s important in blogging is, keep learning something new; implement it and share it with others who are new to it. This article will provide some practical insight and motivate you to leave your amateur seat and blog like a pro-blogger. So without wasting anytime, let’s see what you can do to make you blog like a professional blogger.

Why you should blog like a professional blogger?

One thing that you should always keep in mind while doing anything is to make most out of it. If you are just one out of millions of mediocre blogger, it’s time for you to take an action and move one or multiple steps ahead. Here I’m sharing tips that I have learned in the tenure of 5 years of blogging and if you follow them, in next 30 days you will become a better blogger than what you are today.

Confidence

Confidence is perfection

Nothing is worse than taking an advice from a non-confident person. When you are blogging; sharing anything without being confident is making you lose more credibility than making. Always remember, “You can build the credibility by not losing it“. Think of the factor that makes you trust a person, and when it comes to blogging it’s much easier because it’s not  your physical presence, it’s your words that matters the most. Now, question is how can you become a confident blogger and create an impression of the same.

  1. Your posts and writing style:  Your writing is what makes all the difference. There is one tip that I always follow, I imagine that you are sitting on an empty chair in-front of me, and I’m talking to you. If your blogging is more in a conversation way, you are more likely to leave a foot-print. Do notice the number of times I use “you” in this article, because this article is for you and you only. It’s just one person and that is “you” who is reading this article. Another thing to improve in your writing is using “I” instead of “we”, as people who are not so confident use “We” to avoid taking responsibility for their work. If it’s a one man show blog, why do you need to use “We” ? Open these articles in new tab: 10 tips to improve your writing skills and 11 effective tips to boost article writing skills.
  2. Your blog design: I’m sure you must have been to a restaurant and been in a situation where a waiter’s impression is created by what he is wearing. I’m more likely to tip a waiter who is in a uniform than the one who is not. When you are working online, it’s your design which is the suit and you are the waiter. If your blog design is unpleasant and doesn’t leaves a good impression, you are not likely to get a tip i.e: convert one-time visitor into subscriber. So get rid of all jumble-bumble from your blog, and have a neat and professional looking design which reflects you and your blog personality.  Do remember, your blog design is the first point of content and first impression lasts forever.
  3. Come out of the closet: How many popular blogger you know of? Check out this awesome inforgraphic of Professional bloggers and ask how many of them you know of ? If you know even 2 or 3 of them, ask why and how do you know them? It’s because they didn’t hide in the closet like you. All these successful bloggers have given a face to their brand along with their name, and you can see that on their blog. Isn’t it easier to connect to a person rather than a brand? It’s high time for you to make some pro-active changes on your blog and show who is the person behind that awesome blog, and mr. that’s  you. Add an author box, add few details about you in your blog about page, add your profile in the blog sidebar. Make sure that you add a good-looking picture of yours and add a seductive bio. If not seductive, write a description about yourself in a way that people can relate to and connect with.
  4. Be honest and don’t doubt yourself: Honesty is the best policy‘ and this is what we have learnt in our kinder garden, but with time we know that it’s hard to live by that rule. How many times in a day you lie about little things? When I calculated this about me, I realised that I lie for very small things which are not even intentional. We lie because we want other’s to be happy and we don’t want to hurt them. This is one of the biggest crime we commit to ourself. When we lie to please people, somewhere we are not listening to our inner-self, and soon we turn into people pleaser. Take this as a challenge, and for next 7 days try to be complete honest. Be honest with your offline and online life, and tell me how this changed your life. I started this as an experiment and within 7 days I started feeling the difference. Now, it’s been a month and apart from 2-3 instances where I lied, my life has not only changed but improved a lot. Not lying taught me how to say “No” and my confidence level has gone up ever since. Once you do this, it will have a positive impact in your writing and your online presence. Do read, how being complete honest for 7 days changed my life.

Become an Authority blogger:

It doesn’t matter how good your opinion is, until you are not establishing yourself as an authority or your blog as an authoritative blog, no body is going to believe you. Now the question is how can you become an authoritative blogger? Funny thing here is, you already know the answer and it’s very easy. If you have already made changes suggested in above point (Confidence), you are more likely to become an authoritative blogger.

Now, it’s time to leverage the power of social-media and establish yourself as an authoritative person in your niche. Let’s start with fixing your social-media presence, and start by updating your social-media profile details. Ensure that your social-media profile is like your resume and reflects your personality. Use same profile image everywhere (Twitter, Fb, G+, Gravatar, etc…) to stand out and make it easier for people to recall you.

Always share your opinion about the burning topics in your niche or hot topics around the globe. Yes, your opinion might not be as good as an industry expert, but it will still be better than many of the people who are following you. If you start doubting yourself at any moment, check out this amazing video on “If you think your idea is stupid, you are an idiot“!

Put others before you:

One of the most common attribute of a successful person is, they give credits to people for their work. Whereas a shallow person will neither talk about others work nor share it with others. If you are still one of those who are not so vocal and doesn’t give credits to people for their work, you are standing on the other side of the fence. Like I said above come out of the closet, and share your liking with others. Don’t thrive for likes or comment, rather share or give credit to anyone you think they deserve.

Don’t just create relation, get into inner circle:

You must have heard a lot about “Networking is the key to success” and it’s important to build a strong network of people around you. Guess what, this is one of the most-important thing to do in every aspect of your life ( Online or offline). What makes a difference is becoming a part of someone’s inner-circle. Many of you might have read a lot about successful people and have them on your social-media profile, but you are not a part of their inner-circle. You are just one of those thousand people they have be-friended on Facebook or have met in one of the blogging events. Your goal is to become a part of their inner-circle and become a companion when they want you to be around. This will happen when you lose that “Im a blogger” attitude and work on building a meaningful connection.

Smart work rather than hard work :

No matter in what niche you are doing business, it’s smart work which will take you to places. Yes, working hard is important but working smart is more important than working hard. If you are spending every day 2 hours for writing blog posts and not working on promoting it, you will be the same person even after a year or two. Yes, your blog will grow and you will get more traffic and make more money, but you will still be slower than rest of the crowd.

There are people who have just started online but are making million of dollars because of their smart-work & ideas. Let me not confuse you between an idea and smart work, as both are closely related. Without a good idea, no work will give you a better result. When it comes to working smart, all I could suggest is pick the right set of blogging tools, understand the value of time and work on time-management to become more productive. Maintain a perfect balance between your social and personal life, because if you want to succeed, you have to be a happy person and that will happen when you are satisfied with your life in 360* (In all the aspects of life).

Value your time and have a team

If you are a regular reader of ShoutMeLoud, I’m sure you must have heard me  saying “Time is money“, and I will keep repeating it till the time you mail me and tell me “Yes Harsh, I believe that time is money!”. You might be having 30-40 great ideas, but alone it will take a lot of time to execute them. When you have a team of people working, you are more likely to get all the ideas turning into reality. Here is a practical example:  I had this idea of creating an infographic for Indian bloggers, but couldn’t do it because collecting data was a time-consuming process. Sharat joined my team 3 months back, and he is the guy who gets all the credit for making this infographic live.  And not to miss designer Abha Jain who designed it. Because of a helping hand I’m keeping all of my other blogs active and finding more time for myself. The thing is, you have to upgrade your role from a blogger to infopreneur and then a solopreneur. This will only happen when you have a team, and you start delegating work to others.

If you are someone who lives in a remote place (Yah internet is everywhere), all you need to do is create a virtual team of your own. You should check out these two articles from Srikanth, where he has shared everything you need to know about virtual assistance.

Take away here is, leave the conventional way of working and work like an internetpreneur. When you are working online, you are Mr. limitless and you can achieve everything.

I have shared all the important points which will help you to grow big and achieve more than what you getting right now. If you have read this article word by word, make sure you pick those points which you believe will improve your blogging career and make you blog like other pro-bloggers.

Do let me know which of the above tips you will be working on, and how are you planning to start? If you need help with any of these points, feel free to ask me via comment. If you find this article useful, do consider sharing it on Facebook and Google plus for others.

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  • Md. Fakrul Islam

    Very informative and useful article I found here to grow a authoritative blog. Thanks

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  • Maher Afrasiab

    Awesome! whole article is great and I also learn many things from it. The one thing which you listing is that we also have to spend time in promotion, suggest me some best methods which help me to promote my site.
    awaiting for your reply…..

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  • Prakash Yuvaraj

    Hi Harsh
    Thanks for the informative post.”I” instead of “We” is good point, till now i always used ” We” to be on safe side but after reading your points i will use ” I” henceforth. This article inspires me alot to write my next blog post.Thanks once again for your article Harsh.

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  • Shariq

    Hi Harsh,

    I have always taken guidance from your site, from my blogspot domain to my full WordPress site omniskill.com. I have followed your seo tips and implementing your tips day by day. Especially the one about the free images. Thank you for being there for us.

    Shariq from Pak.

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  • Alvian Rahardjo

    Hi Harsh, another valuable post from you. So motivational and insightful, every single point is valid and i will follow your suggestions asap :)

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  • Balaji

    Hi,Harsh sir thank you for a such a great post,really i scared of blogging and i thought myself can i become a pro blogger? even i also planned to stop blogging because of no idea and what about to blog,but you gave me the confidence and motivation to continue in blogging,sure i will follow yours step by steps to became a pro blogger myself
    once again thanks :-)

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  • Lalitha

    Every blogger wants to write a stunning blog post that the visitor attract their blog. You have given some points to write stunning blog. There are very helpful for blogger. You covered all point regarding how to write professional blog post. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a nice day!

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  • Venu Kotla

    Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for this wonderful article, I’m recently entered into this blogging. Your article really motivates me. Once Again Thank Very much. Good Job.

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  • Prashant

    Harsh,

    Thanks for sharing this. Sometime I lack of topics to write so I have started reading more and as you have mentioned its helping me as its giving me more topics.
    I will definitely gonna follow all other tips you mentioned !!
    :-)

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      Reading should be part of your daily activity. I use this app call Zite on my smartphone, which let me discover new and interesting content about the topic I’m interested in. I would suggest you should give it a try and you might get addicted to. Another app you might find interesting is, News360 and Pocket. Thanks for dropping by and for your comment.

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  • Akhil

    Yeah that was really motivating. The quality will surely lead a blogger to become a professional Blogger. These are the things newbie bloggers lack and finally quit. Thanks for the share.

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  • Karnal Singh

    As usual your writing inspire other bloggers. It is always good to hear your experiences. You have rightly said about mediocrity – when you aim for mediocrity – you end up being less than a mediocre. We should aim higher. I have redesigned my blog recently – though it looks much better now but I have lost significant traffic because of change in the url’s. Hopefully it should improve. Thank You.

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  • Michael

    Hi Harsh

    Another excellent post from you. Totally loved the idea of sitting on a conversation chair and trying to explain to a person in-front of you. Will surely audit some of my post on this parameter.

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  • Subodh Verma

    Hi there
    Thank you harsh for such an inspirational post and to promote thousands of people to make blogging their part time carrier. Even i was one of them who started blogging after reading almost half of the Shoutmeloud. But still one thing is troubling me that even writing according to you am not getting the desirable traffic. After doing so many researches and using my 4 to 5 hours in writing a post. Am not still getting more than over 20 visitors per day. So please help me sort it out.
    Thank you so much

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Subodh
      It’s hard to diagnose what’s one thing doing wrong which is affecting your blog traffic. You can drop your question at http://shoutersland.com and I will look at your blog and suggest some changes to improve things.
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  • george

    Hey Harsh, loved the post. I can especially relate to the part of coming out of closet and interacting with people. Not only Problogger but there are a few people like Amit Shaw and Rahul Kuntala who have developed quite a following on social media sites by reaching out and interacting. Good one

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  • Ashok Maruthi

    Harsh ! i went through this article fully .You have given me all the advice for a newbie blogger to become a professional blogger.I hope i will follow them :) :) Thanks for this mind blowing articles :P

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  • Karnal Singh

    To be successful in blogging, we need to improve upon ourselves.We might start as amaeteurs but with time we need to be more professional.You have written a nice post.I have also redesigned my blog and launched it today only and then I found your post which is very encouraging…

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  • rahul kumar

    Hello Harsh,
    Just gone through your article…
    Wonderful experience you shared with us.
    Thanks a lot !!!
    But Please tell us how you maintain this passion of blogging as we guys especially I facing a lot of problem to get regular with it.

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  • Japarsathik

    Hi harsh
    I really inspired form this article this is awesome. And i like that the way you are writing article. This style made me to read everything even i can’t skip a single line. I like that “Honesty is the best policy” this is essential one who wants to be a pro-blogger.

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  • nikhil

    Hello Harsh,
    Very Informative post indeed. Being a newbie to blogging I required some tips like this. Yes you are very right that smart work is much better than hardwork. I am blogging from 6 months and I must say I learned a lot with this short experience by reading your articles. When I started blogging I knew nothing about social networking. Just working day and night writing ultimate articles.. but still no shares and comments. Then after reading your articles and bio I learned lot from Shout Me Loud.
    Believe me I am the biggest shouter ever. :P

    Thanks for sharing these ultimate guides. Do you write E-books. If yes, then I want a copy.

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  • Sam Singh Heera

    Hi harsh,

    I read all this factors to make my blogs like a pro blogger and I do agree with those factors and also apply to my own blogs. I hope this all factors give us more traffic soon.

    I will tell you soon what the effect of these factors.

    Warm regards
    Sam singh heera

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  • Sheeroh

    I’m a newbie in the bloggingsphere but I’ve already experienced the benefits of networking. I now have mentors who are able to help me out every now and then. I love your point about smart work compared to hard work. Isn’t it interesting also how active one can be without really being productive?

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  • Shivkumar

    I agreed with all those points mention above…And one of the best point which I liked the most is ‘come out of closet’ Yeah! It’s true that one must come up with their full profile and picture in public so that people can recognize them clearly and can’t afford to forget. :)
    Hard work really make us leaving but smart work makes our future

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  • Prateek

    Hi Harsh, your articles are always so inspiring and most of the times they have saved me quite blogging. one specific thing about your articles is that they are so long and elaborated, I usually write on tech niche so don’t need to write such lengthy articles but whenever I have to I just get disconnected after writing 700 words or so. How do you manage to write such lengthy articles most of the times ? Do you write them in one go or in parts ?

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  • Mohit Bumb

    I agree that time is money and I am not a professional blogger but developer and same in that field that you have lots of ideas in your mind but you can’t do any of them alone.

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  • Jayashree

    Hello Harsh – Thanks for the great insights you have provided. They are so true and you have covered all the areas in depth that a blogger needs to focus to become a pro blogger. When you say Value your time and have a team do you mean by creating a guest post team who can provide value to our blogs?

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  • Mainak Halder

    Hi Harsh, thanks for your gigantic tips, this is a very big help, I hope this will do..I’m getting forward to use some of your tips…

    I loved the first point – Confidence. Bloggers need more confidence than those doing 9 to 5 jobs because when they are writing something, it’s going out to the whole world, across the countries. The word is out and you cannot take it back. So, confidence is the most needed. I sometimes lose the confidence but then I read your blog posts and get inspired. You are really an inspiration for me.

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  • Varinder Pal Singh

    Nowadays, Smart work is really important rather than doing hard work and sitting in the front of computer posting contents without any strategy, so strategy is one of the most important thing which a blogger need to focus in his/her blog. Amazing post.

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  • GIRI Patel

    Hi, Harsh, create a authority of your blog is not easy also managing relation with visitors is very much important, also social prencence plays a great role.

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  • Vibhuti

    Hi Harsh
    very long and informative article. I totally agree with you that it is very important to blog like a professional because it is the time of professionals. You told earlier in comments that “fake it till you make it”. I also believe in that. Keep sharing like this.

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  • shiwangi shrivastava

    Hi Harsh,
    What a lovely throw. I inhaled every points you stated, particularly use of ‘I’ instead of ‘We’ is very considerable. I often used in my post ‘We’ literally that shows your lack of confidence.
    Thanks for viable delivery.

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  • Kavita Rao

    Nice article Harsh, …what I take away most from your article are the concepts of ‘Smart work’ and ‘Coming out of closet’…very very valid points I feel.
    I would request you to guide me towards the world of blogging as such. I have been working as a content designer since the last of couple of years and would like to venture into the world of blogging…because I’m fascinated by it and relate to it as a content writer. How does one begin blogging? What are the technicalities involved?….thanks :)

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  • Abhishek Tavasalkar

    This post really gave a chill down my spine because every word you related to what every blogger has in his mind. The flow of words was like movie story telling, you could really imagine what you are reading. Reading a Harsh Agarwal Blog Post really makes a blogger’s day.

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  • Mubashir

    All your points are valid but when talk about work smart rather than work hard it confuses me because hard work is key to success. If you don’t get success instantly don’t let it go. You have to work hard even if you work smart.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Mubashir
      I partially agree with your thoughts on working hard more along with smart, but I believe with time we should try to lower down hard work and put more energy on smart-work. You have only 24 hours a day to work, and if you start doing more things using delegating work, and put your energy and brain in creating new ideas and let them be executed by your team, you will go to the places.

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  • sangeetha menon

    Harsh .. valid points .. I loved the self confidence and out of closet phrases more appealing ..

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  • Deepak Vishwakarma

    Harsh Sir, reading all I feel you have written just for me. So motivational post I found ever.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Deepak
      Do try these tips and let me know how it worked out for you.

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  • Cole Wiebe

    Hi Harsh,

    You’ve put together some excellent points. I like one in particular, taking the time to get into the inner circle. Not every blogger will respond to efforts to build a genuine relationship, but the exposure I’ve gained by getting to know about 20 special bloggers has been well worth the initial investment of my time.

    – Cole

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Cole
      Thanks for your comment and yes getting into inner-circle of any number above 0 is always better than just knowing 50 people.

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  • Uday Ghulaxe

    Really great artical harsh sir. You mentioned here that “have a team” . But if i am a newbie blogger. How can i get a good team. ?

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Uday
      If you can have an in-house team, it would be great… Because interaction and work-flow is better…If not, the best way is to get virtual-assistant. VA is really useful, as you can get it anytime online and it’s more of “Call when you need” model.. This way you save a lot of time: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/hiring-virtual-assistant-faq.html VA is good for jobs like checking emails, doing research work for you, proof-read and so on. They are very useful for time-consuming work, and you should hire one from Philippines, if you want to go in budget. A good place to start with is Odesk.

      If you are looking for hiring people (Web-designer, writer) full-time, you should post about it online job portals or you can even spread the word among your peer. You might be lucky to find someone with your job-description within your city and who also like to work from home. Else, internet has no limit, just find the right people online.

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  • coralcrue

    Very informative. Looks like I will be reading all your posts in detail soon to help myself understand blogging better. thanks for the lovely article

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  • Lakhyajyoti

    It is long and very informative post. Completely agree with you that to get success in blogging we should build a strong network of people.
    I have been blogging for last few years without a team. After reading your post I understand the importance of a team. Thanks for the great share.

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  • Vipin Pandey

    Hi Harsh,

    Confidence is the attribute that reflects how mature a blogger is? Great Article, all points are beneficial and Specially using ‘I’ instead of ‘We’.
    I had read one phrase at many places ‘Fake it till you make it’. What do you think how much it is effective to blog like professional blogger?

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Vipin
      I believe in “Fake it till you make it”, but it has to align with your actions too. You can’t just wear a doctor dress and pretend to be a doctor, you have to learn and practice too to become one. Regarding to blog like a pro-blogger, you just need to be great with you do, and do with full confidence, and most importantly do it right!

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  • Gowtham

    Thanks for this Article Harsh….There are no words to describe how much i am inspired by this article…

    Always post motivational articles with a little interval…
    Again,thank you Harsh for this Article..

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  • Amit Kumar

    Hii Harsh,
    These Brilliant Tips To Make Blog like a Pro Blogger is just precious for all the blogger. Every bloggers want to go on top and want to achieve their success goal on blogging, But depending on them how honestly they are following these above mentioned Tips.
    A special thanks to you for sharing this remarkable Tips and tricks with all of us. I am going to follow, observe the work and style of all the successful bloggers which you have listed on inforgraphic of Professional bloggers. thanks again……!!

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  • Nirmala

    I would say that it is an excellent articles for the bloggers Harsh :)

    Yeah, it is essential for the bloggers to blog with professional style, if they need to meet some monetary benefits with it.

    Building credibility with confidence is highly possible for bloggers and to meet it, unique writing style should be followed. As you told, it would be good to stay honestly and I am following it.

    I do agree with your other good blogging concepts like Smart work, having team etc.

    Thanks for contributing such a nice post for us, keep doing it :)

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    • neon emmanuel

      i must confess blogging is really fun for me, but i also would not Denny the fact that, putting money into blogging and getting no benefit would weaken the bloggers motivation to blog more, but like the popular saying goes, the patient dog eats the fastest blog. really really appreciate your post style maybe i would adapt the style to mine, and see the difference it fish me. thank you for the nice post once again. but i would like to ask an auxiliary question, what is the best format for blogging about a phone specification blog, many site has its method, am seriously confused.

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  • Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hi, Harsh! Thanks for this awesome article. Its really very informative and inspirational. This article really motivates me to do more with my blog. Again Thanks for this.

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  • vikas

    Hello@Harsh:- You have covered almost all the important points to blog like a professional blogger. But you have not mentioned about the time limit(i.e. 1 month or 1 year ) after which a blogger can see himself as pro-blogger.
    And You have mentioned that working on 2 hours daily on blogging is sufficient for getting good result. In the initial phase of blogging, a blogger have to work more than 8+hours daily for getting good result. According to me to beocome a pro-blogger and to get expected result from blogging, a blogger must have to wait atleast 1years. Not all the people successed in blogging.

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