Do you want to become a blogger? 10 important requirements to become really successful

 Do you want to become a blogger? 10 important requirements to become really successful

You have made the decision to become a blogger.

Or maybe you already have a blog and are wondering why you're not getting the results you want from it yet.

Then you should check whether you also meet the following 10 requirements in order to be successful with blogging in the long term.

But don't worry if you can't tick all of them:

After all, what isn't can still become!

I also struggled with points 7 and 8 for a long time...

Table of contents 

  • 1. You are an expert at something
  • 2. You can handle criticism
  • 3. You enjoy writing
  • 4. You don't just enjoy writing
  • 5. You have no problem working alone on the computer
  • 6. You are willing to invest money
  • 7. You are patient
  • 8. You are a team player
  • 9. You have time to blog regularly
  • 10. You have the support of friends, family and partner
  • Understood! But how do I actually become a blogger?
  • FAQ

1. You are an expert at something

As a blogger, you solve problems. Impart knowledge. Teach others.

For this you have to meet an important requirement: You have to be an expert in the field you want to blog about.

Otherwise your credibility is not far off.

But to reassure you:

You don't have to be a star chef to blog about cooking either. Or famous literary critic to write book reviews. You also don't need to have any formal education, studies, or work experience in what you're writing about.

It's enough that you're a relative expert. This means that you know more about a topic than the people you want to reach with your blog.

That means if you're targeting beginners, you should be intermediate. If you turn to advanced, you should be a pro, etc.

2. You can handle criticism

Anyone who blogs always exposes themselves to a certain extent and makes themselves vulnerable.

You have to expect that your views will sometimes be met with criticism and sometimes a strong headwind in your face.

It is therefore very important that you can deal with criticism and not take everything personally.

Because otherwise you are constantly on the defensive, which inhibits your creativity and makes blogging an ordeal.

But, thank God, you can learn how to deal with criticism correctly.

    3. You enjoy writing

    As a blogger, a big part of your job is writing.

    And not just for blog articles, but e.g. B. also for newsletters , social media posts or e-books.

    So, if you don't enjoy writing, don't blog (or consider becoming a podcaster, vlogger, or blogger on Instagram). Recently, however, there is a solution even for those who are lazy to write, and the AI ​​text generators are on the rise.

    4. You don't just enjoy writing

    As a blogger, however, you don't just write your own thoughts on the web and that's it.

    Bloggers are jacks of all trades who have to fight on many fronts and acquire knowledge in many different fields.

    They are also:

    • photographers
    • vlogger
    • podcaster
    • photo models
    • Forum moderators and administrators
    • Social Media Manager
    • SEO manager
    • Web Designer (or even Web Developer)
    • Webmaster (or even server admin)

    This means that just having fun writing is not enough.

    You must also be willing to engage in other things such as B. social media, technical things or photography. Things that you may not or may not be comfortable with.

    5. You have no problem working alone on the computer

    Blogging is varied. But:

    As a blogger, you will spend most of your working hours on the computer.

    Alone. With no co-workers and no boss to kick your ass.

    So if you have a problem with being alone, don't like screen work, or lack intrinsic motivation, think twice about becoming a blogger.

    6. You are willing to invest money

    As a blogger, you don't need a lot of start-up capital.

    All you need to start with is a hosting package .

    And for just €5-10 a month you get really well-equipped hosting packages:

    With $10 a month, most bloggers can probably get by for the first 5 years, even if they get 10,000, 50,000, or 100,000 visitors a month. Because even cheap hosting packages offer an amazing amount of performance.


    If you want your blog to become a serious business and you want to make a living from blogging, then you have to be willing to invest significantly more money.

    For example for:

    • Tools and software (image editing, social media planning, etc.)
    • WordPress plugins and themes
    • Outsourcing of taxes and accounting
    • Professional logo design
    • A laptop or desktop PC
    • A good microphone (e.g. for video tutorials or podcasts)
    • A good camera and accessories

    Don't be a penny pincher or you won't get far with blogging!

    7. You are patient

    Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.

    Don't be under the illusion that you can get your blog online, publish a few articles, and start flooding with readers within a few days or weeks.

    Nobody was waiting for you. And nobody will be interested in you from now on!

    Building a large following, let alone making a living from your blog, can take a long time.

    For at least the first year or two, expect to put a lot of work into your blog and get little out of it.

    8. You are a team player

    Bloggers are not lone wolves!

    You don't write for yourself, you write for your readers. You don't solve your own problems, you solve those of your readers.

    It is also very important to network as a blogger:

    You can become successful as a blogger much faster and make your blog better known if you make contact with other bloggers!

    You help other bloggers, they help you. You mention them, they mention you. You link them, they link you.

    9. You have time to blog regularly

    If you want to become a (successful) blogger, you need one thing above all:

    Enough time.

    Don't have at least 10-15 hours a week to take care of your blog?

    Or are you not willing to take this time and do without other things?

    Then you have to expect that your blog will only grow slowly. And you are slow to develop as a blogger.

    And it would be fatal, especially in the labor-intensive early stages of your blog.

    10. You have the support of friends, family and partner

    Of course, a lack of support from your friends, family, and significant other shouldn't necessarily stop you from blogging.

    But it's always better to have support from the people you care about most!

    Sailing with a tailwind is known to be easier and gets you there faster than tacking through a headwind.

    Understood! But how do I actually become a blogger?

    Once you 've figured out if and you've met all or most of the requirements, you can start thinking about how .

    There I explain step by step how you can create your own blog, e.g. B. how to find the right blog topic and a suitable blog name and how to host your blog yourself.


    Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about blogging:

    How long does it take to make a living from blogging?

    The question cannot be answered in general terms.

    That depends on many factors, such as B. Choosing your niche, time invested, prior experience, personal motivation, whether you have a mentor or mastermind group, etc.

    How can I make money as a blogger?

    There are many different ways to make money as a blogger such as: e.g.:

    1. Cooperations/Sponsored Posts
    2. affiliate marketing
    3. coaching and consulting
    4. advertising banner
    5. Link sale or rent
    6. Offering online courses, e-books or other digital products
    7. VG word
    8. Offering Services
    9. to collect donations
    10. Organize events (e.g. conferences or workshops)

    If you want to learn even more about how to make money from blogging, check out my article 14 Ways to Make Money From Your Blog (that Work Too) .

    What platforms can you blog on?

    The most well-known blog platforms include:

    • (installed on own server)
    • (Basic Features Free)
    • (free, offered by Google)
    • medium
    • wix

    If you want to run a purely private blog, then I recommend It's easy to set up and free too.

    Are you planning to earn money with your blog or do you want to use it to advertise your company, your products or your services?

    Then take You have a lot more design freedom.

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