1. Determine a posting schedule of 4-5 high quality posts per day, and stick to it, no matter what.
Common blogging wisdom says that the more often you post, the more visitors you’ll receive and the more subscribers you’ll have. So, set a high standard, and determine to write as many posts per day as possible. You’re brimming over with ideas right now and there is no reason to think you’ll ever run out of things to post about.
2. Make earning a good income from your blog top priority. Have high expectations with regards to the income you’re going to earn through Adsense, especially if your blog is targeted towards a tech-savvy audience.
The idea that tech-savvy readers are ad-blind is just a myth. If the ads are relevant, they will be clicked on, especially if you really make them stand out in your design. Make them a different color than your site’s color scheme so they’ll really pop off the page. Also, include as many Adsense blocks as you possibly can, and be sure to get some nice blinky ads, so that readers are sure to see them.
3. Consider every other blog in your niche a competitor, and try to avoid ever linking to them.
Why would you send YOUR readers to another site that covers the same topic? You are the ultimate authority in your niche and there is no need to network with or link to anyone else. If you link to other sites in your niche, those authors wouldn’t appreciate it anyway, and there is nothing to be gained by giving out link love to your competitors.
4. Choose a topic purely based on the income potential you believe it has, rather than your interest in the subject, and don’t worry if there are already 1,000 blogs covering the same “money niche.”
It doesn’t matter if you know nothing about the topic you choose to blog about. All that matters is the money you stand to make. Even if you’re not interested in the topic at all, you can find things to write about by doing a little research and some discrete content scraping. The huge amount of money you’re making will keep you motivated when the topic is boring you to tears.
5. Start 5 or 6 blogs at the same time, because you’ll certainly have time to focus on each one enough to make them successful.
You’ve started one blog and are having no problem maintaining it, and now you’re hooked. Blogging is addictive and there’s nothing wrong with buying a few more domain names even if it means you’ll be spreading yourself a little thin. You enjoy it so much that those late nights trying to get that 5th post for the day up on each one won’t even feel like work.
6. Don’t bother to respond to comments- you’re too busy maintaining your posting schedule.
Readers really don’t care if you respond to their comments at all. The conversation will continue in your comments whether you participate or not, and really, lots of commenting on a blog is totally overrated. Who cares what your readers think? It’s what you think that matters right? Isn’t that why you’re writing on the blog in the first place? They come to your site to learn from YOU, not the other way around.
7. Expect your site to be extremely successful within a matter of weeks or months.
That thing about most blogs taking a while to get off the ground and establish themselves as an authority does not apply to you. Build it and they will come.
8. Never take a break from blogging. Fresh air and exercise are for those wimps who can’t stick to as grueling a schedule as you’re able to maintain.
How is getting away from the computer supposed to help anyway? The only way you’re going to be successful is to keep plugging away, because there are only so many hours in the day. You can’t fritter away your time walking around outside no matter how much your back hurts from sitting in the same chair all day long. Sleep is also overrated. 4 hours a night is enough.