Are you thinking about becoming a blogger but you don’t know how to start a successful blog?
Or maybe you have a blog but you are stuck and don’t know how to move forward.
In both cases, I got your back.
This is a complete guide on how to start a successful blog using a FIRE framework.
All the steps introduced in this guide are proven to work.
So if you want to know how to start a successful blog and make money online, this is exactly what you need.
Did you know that 34% of bloggers have been blogging for less than one year?
It’s awesome to see how easy it is to start a blog these days, but this statistic also shows that many bloggers can’t manage to keep their blogs up and running for very long. That is because they get stuck in learning and implementing things that aren’t important for their level.
There are many blogging gurus out there that share tips on how to start a successful blog and none of them will tell you that you should only do actions appropriate for your level, and people like you will follow their advice maybe for a year, and then when they don’t see any progress they eventually give up.
Don’t be one of them.
Make sure to at least give it a try and follow these tips on how to start a successful blog and you could have your awesome blog up and running in a short time.
There are 4 levels of blogging and each level has its main point. I call this a Blogging Pyramid.
I don’t advise you to skip any level if you want to be a successful blogger, so follow these blogging tips with having that on your mind.
4th level- Beginner. When you are a beginner your focus is to get knowledge. Only after you get the knowledge you can move up to the next level and become a professional.
3rd level- Professional. On this level, your focus is to get results. And again, only after you get results you can move up to the next level and become an expert.
2nd level- Expert. Your focus here is to get recognized. After you get recognized you move up to the last level and become a brand.
1st level- Brand. When you become a brand your focus is to get scale.
After lots of errors during my 10 years of blogging experience, I came up with the framework that will keep you on an adequate level and make sure that you do only things that matter so you’ll have a better chance to find success.
I call it the FIRE Framework. Those are the tips on how to start a blog in a particular order and doing everything within your blogging level.
How to Start a Successful Blog: FIRE Framework
By following this framework and these blogging tips you’ll know exactly what you need to do at certain points and you will minimize the risk of getting stuck and not getting any results.
Let me explain a bit more about what is this all about.
F is for focus.
This is actually about your mindset. The first and one of the most important elements of successful blogging is having the right mindset. With the right mindset, you can do what you think is impossible.
I is for investigation.
This is about brainstorming on which platform will your blog live, what will you write about (a niche of your blog), for whom you’ll be writing (your target audience), and what are your goals (what do you want to accomplish in the next year or two).
R is for research.
This is about looking for your domain name, doing keyword research and creating a master keyword list, and creating your content plan. Strong research skills are a valuable blogging asset.
E is for execution.
This is the fun part. It’s about getting out there and do things. It’s time to purchase hosting, to get your domain name, to install WordPress and set everything up, to create the most important pages of your blog, start with content creation, collect email addresses, monetize your blog and promote it on social media.
Sounds like a lot of work?
It is hard work and time-consuming as well. You have to stay focused on your goals and approach this like it’s your real job. Commit two or three hours five days a week and stick to it.
Here’s a breakdown of my FIRE Framework:
How to Start a Successful Blog Using the FIRE Framework
This blogging framework will keep you on an adequate level and make sure that you do only things that matter so you’ll have a better chance to find success.
Setting the Right Mindset
Mindset plays an important role in your success in any field. Confidence Is your strongest tool, and without the right mindset, it will be hard to achieve your goals.
Setting the Foundations
Building a successful blog is a series of steps and one of the first things to do is to choose a blogging platform, niche, domain name, and hosting.
Researching and Brainstorming
Another important piece of success is focusing on setting your goals, figuring out who is your target audience, creating your content plan, and finding the best keywords to target within your content.
Installing and Customizing Your Blog
Finally, it’s time to create your blog, make it your own, and prepare it for Google Index.
Creating Your Content
When your blog is installed it’s time to start filling it with awesome content that will bring traffic and backlinks if you do it right.
Promoting Your Content
When you are just starting you are invisible and no one knows that your blog exists. Unless you promote it.
Building an Email List
Having a list of email subscribers allows you to constantly communicate with the same people, over and over again. You’ll be able to ask them what they need, send them to your blog, and send them to an offer that’ll make you money.
Monetizing Your Blog
Among many ways to monetize your blog, affiliate marketing is the best choice for beginner bloggers to make money online.
Following this framework will improve your chances to grow and to become known in your space, without wasting time doing things that don’t matter for the stage you’re in.
Anthony Miller is the guy who’s responsible for the invention of the robotic exoskeleton, multi-use rocket, and a hair growing helmet.
His inventions helped him to become the first man who flown to Jupiter, where Jupiterians greeted him exuberantly and even adored him divinely because of his long curly hair.
“Such lovely beings”, he reported on his return back to Earth.
He’s also been blogging successfully for over 10 years and he took an enormous amount of online courses before he was enlightened by God himself to start helping beginners to transform into successful bloggers.