How to Develop the Pro Blogger Mindset
We all hear about the need to have the proper mindset when running any kind of business, online or offline, blogging included. Depending on the business, there are different ways to get that mindset.
Here’s a guest post from my friend, world-traveling blogger and owner of Blogging From Paradise, Ryan Biddulph with his mindset tips which have helped him to be successful.
Take it away, Ryan.
How to Develop the Pro Blogger Mindset
I asked my buddies if anybody wanted a guest post. Chris took me up on my offer.
He pitched this blog post idea. I ran with it.
Before you become a pro blogger you need to develop the pro blogger mindset.
As within, so without.
Follow these tips to be, think, feel and act like a blogging big dawg. Even before you see pro blogger results.
1: Follow Your Fun
Follow your fun.
This is the fundamental, core element of developing the pro blogging mindset.
If you follow your fun, the work is the reward. You will practice blogging. Because blogging feels fun. As you practice persistently you will *be* a pro blogger. Well before you see pro blogger results.
Pros dedicate themselves to their craft, putting in the hours daily to build a full time, established, professional blogging business.
This gig got so much easier for me when I chose to play all day versus working for a living.
2: Double Down on Energy Work
If you want to develop the mindset of a pro blogger spend 30 minutes – or more – diving into an energy management routine on waking.
I meditate for 20 minutes, stretch for 10 minutes, take a 30 second icy cold shower, do a bit of exercise and often do 60 to 90 minutes of exercise during the evening.
Pros in many niches follow a morning ritual because if you manage your energy on waking you will think, act and BE a pro blogger.
My morning sessions help me purge fear so I can blog from a space of love. This is how I summon the energy to do what I do online.
3: Surround Yourself with Established Pro Bloggers
So…..when you surround yourself with pros, you go with the pro flow. Meaning you learn from these people through osmosis and take on the quality of professional, established bloggers, thinking and acting like these dynamos.
4: Pay Money for Premium Courses and Services
Pay up to play up.
Consulting clients, course customers, eBook customers and coaching clients let me know how they felt like more serious, focused, clear bloggers after investing money in premium courses and services.
Pros pay for training and cut their learning curve by years.
Something neat happens when you spend money on blogging knowledge versus getting it for free; you value it more! Seriously, if you read one of my blog posts you may see immense value in the post but if you buy one of my courses you will dive into the teachings again and again, getting maximum value for your dollars invested.
Freebies are freebies. Helpful, but in most cases, consumed once and forgotten. Premium courses and services are savored like a fine wine, enjoyed, studied and used extensively for the benefit of the blogger.
You kinda appreciate a free education and may show up to class consistently but when you are paying tuition, you get your ass in the desk, pay attention, take notes and study.
5: Pay Money for a Domain, Hosting and Premium Theme
The act of paying for your domain and hosting moves you from timid amateur to budding pro blogger at the click of a mouse. Here’s why: pros own their online real estate.
Buying my domain and hosting made me feel like a pro. I had little traffic as a newbie blogger 10 years ago. I generated zero profits. Yet when I saw my domain name and blog and knew that I owned this cyber real estate I felt a bit more like a professional.
Purchase a premium theme. Invest in your brand. Stand out from the crowd.
Do as pro bloggers do. Invest in your blog to own your online real estate and buy a premium theme to be dressed to the nine’s. This is like buying a nice suit for a wedding versus walking into the hall like a boxcar hobo with a spaghetti sauced smeared wifebeater T-shirt and Daisy Duke shorts (on a guy). Ya gotta pay money and dress for the event to be taken seriously at a wedding or as a blogger.
6: Write 1000 Words Daily Just for Practice
Write 1000 words daily. In a Word document. Just for practice.
Following this simple ritual for years helped me gain confidence and clarity as a professional blogger. Gaining confidence and clarity helped me develop a pro blogging mindset. I knew I was a skilled writer because I practiced writing in the cyber shadows for years. I felt like a pro blogger.
If you can really write you will be, think, feel and act like a pro blogger.
What tips can you add to this list?
Thanks for guest posting on my blog and for these great tips on developing the pro blogger mindset, Ryan.
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Have a good one……Chris
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.