This is a guest contribution from Ryan Biddulph on blogging tips.
A few minutes ago I was invited to speak on a podcast.
The host is one of the more prominent members of the Warrior Forum.
I am stoked.
He noted how he wanted to interview an established pro blogger like myself.
How do I land these sweet opportunities? I positioned myself as an authority in the blogging tips niche.
How did I become a blogging authority?
I did 2 things: I learned blogging and I helped people.
I enjoy sounding smart. But in reality, I am a dingbat.
I look at a glowing screen for 8-10 hours on some days.
I tap tiny squares with my fingers.
People call me a blogging expert. Or a blogging authority.
I see myself as being nothing special.
I live a cool life, circling the globe, helping folks and changing time zones like most people change their underwear (At least I hope you change your underwear frequently).
But some folks see me as a pro’s pro. An authority in the blogging niche.
How’d I do it?
I learned blogging. By being a blogging student.
Picture me in the corner, wearing thick, horn-rimmed glasses, squinting at my Chromebook screen when new posts arrive in my Feedly.
I learned blogging to become an established, full time, pro blogger.
So I studied blogging.
When I practiced what I learned – helping folks – so I could gain the clarity and confidence to speak with conviction.
Before you teach, you must learn.
Meaning that to become an authority in your blogging niche you must read blog posts, buy courses, study the knowledge, absorb the knowledge and
put your newfound knowledge into action.
Learn. Study. Gain clarity. Practice. Then I become a full-time helper.
You will be helping folks when you practice your new blogging skills but then you need to put things into overdrive.
Most bloggers try to help just enough to get something; a subscriber, a few bucks, a blog comment or a social share.
Trying to squeeze as much sweet blogging nectar out of cyber fruit while doing as little work as possible.
Which is exactly why most bloggers never get featured on Virgin, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox News like I have been featured on these world famous sites.
Blogging authorities are generous, spending hours of their day helping people for free and for premium across a wide range of platforms.
Make no mistake about it.
As you begin to help folks generously,
you will usually be working for free, for a while, before the money flows in.
This is how it works. Be generous. Over deliver. Pay your dues.
In time, you will create the perception of being an authority blogger.
I create live videos on:
I write one guest post and publish it to Blogging Tips every day.
I publish my YouTube live video as a guest post on The Huffington Post daily.
Writing 1-2 guest posts in addition to these guest posts daily.
Toss in my free promoting of other bloggers through social shares and effective blog comments and you can easily see I hold an intent to be generous, to help folks, to have fun and to expand my reach.
The easiest way to be seen as a blogging expert is to
spend months to years of your life having fun,
blogging with love,
serving people and keeping at it daily,
even when you don’t appear to be making any money or driving blog traffic.
What tips can you add to this list?
About the Author:
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.