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  1. Hey Cori,

    Indeed an Informative post, full of tips, but I loved the last tip the most, as it is always important to keep learning as it helps us improve and provide better to our readers.

    So, I would rate this the most important point, once we have knowledge, we can always produce quality business online and can help tons of people.

  2. Hi Cori,

    Great tips and all of them are definitely true. I agree with you that in order to make money with a blog, you first have to treat it like a business.

    Most people who want to make money, don’t really have a plan with their blog. I know because I used to be one of them.

    If you don’t have a blog plan with a mission statement, it’s impossible to know what you want to achieve with your blog.

    Congrats on writing your first ebook. Also, thanks for sharing these tips with us, I know that they will definitely help others improve their blog.

    Have a great day 🙂


    • Hi Susan,

      I learned the hard way about getting serious about my blog. It wasn’t until I said “okay, this is my business” that I things started to turn around.

      I was one of those who didn’t have a plan either. I thought keeping it in my head would be good enough but that never worked out. Same with the mission statement. Without it, I wasn’t sure who I was blogging for. 🙂

      Thank you Susan. And thank you for coming by to read this post and for your comment. Sorry it took me so long to reply. It’s been crazy at home.

      Have a great week!


  3. Hello Cori,
    I think the best tip of all those you have mentioned for me would be “building the community” and promoting oneself in the related communities and forums.
    Yea these methods will definitely help anyone blogging even if they are professionals who have been doing this for years now.
    Thanks for the tips.

    • Hi Praveen,

      You are so right, these methods can help anyone but without a community to promote our product to, it just won’t be as successful as our counterparts who are doing these things.

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment. Have a great week!


  4. Hi Cori,

    All your tips ring true! The one I like the best is treat your blog like a business. When we look at it that way, we start to market. Indeed all this is a huge learning curve but we can learn as we go and share our experiences with others.

    If we blog for the sake of just blogging, then we can never monetize our blogs. Some people choose that and it is all good, but if you want to run your own business, you do need a blog to interact with others.


  5. Hi Cori,
    Thanks much for the shout out 😉
    Telling your story is the quickest, easiest way to stand out from the crowd. I wrapped up a Facebook Live video a moment ago stressing this point. Because most bloggers have a helluva time dissolving worthiness issues (who cares about my story?) or clarity issues and toss themselves in a competitive, fear-filled lot, trying to out shout folks. Not necessary.
    I just write in my tone – only the insane would mimic me LOL! – and tell my stories and link into blogging. No shouting necessary, or yelling. It’s actually really easy and effortless when you are just being you and convey this “you” through your blog. Or as we say in New Jersey, when you’s guys are just being you’s, you’s are gonna stand out from everybody else.
    At least they talk like that in the inner cities of NJ where my dad grew up.
    Thanks for sharing Cori 🙂
    Signing off from Thailand.

  6. Hey Cori, you are absolutely right. If our objective is to generate a decent revenue out of blogs, then we need to see the blog as a business. The blogger at every stage of growth should show an unreluctant commitment towards achieving the main objective.

    Business is around people, so always make sure that the online activities will help engage in converting passive users to active ones. Adding value to the user is the key differentiator and one important factor that determines blogging success.
    Nishant recently posted…Blogging Tips From Professional Blogger Kulwant NagiMy Profile

    • Hi Nishant,

      Thanks for adding more value to this post with your comment. It’s true we need to be creative and make sure our online activities will engage our fans and followers and adding value – like you just did is key.

      I appreciate you coming by to ready my post and for your comment! Have a great day and rest of the week.


  7. Hi Cori. I think engaging with other bloggers is the most important thing. That’s how I learned everything I know about blogging and online marketing, and they will show you what good content looks like.

    I started out like several of the other commenters here. I too came from the corporate world where you are trained to edit your voice out of everything that you write. It was a struggle at first to not edit me out of my posts.

    • Hi Ben,

      Thanks for coming by to share your thoughts with us. There are some awesome bloggers out there who are willing to take the time to show us their own tips and tricks. Unfortunately, there is a bad apple in every bunch…but it’s been a while since they’ve been online so I’m wondering if their bad practice has caught up with them. Not that I wish them bad, it’s just I knew it was a matter of time because their past practices didn’t necessarily help others.

      I remember I had to give my service rep a sales script. It reminds me now of a blogger trying to please Google and get SEO just right – it can almost sound robotic. That’s how my poor reps sounded and I couldn’t change the script because it was company policy. Crazy days for sure! I had a robotic tone when I started blogging too. I was stuffy and too business-like. No wonder no one visited me, hehe. 🙂

      I appreciate you coming by to read this post and for your comment! Have a great rest of the week. 🙂


  8. Hi Cori,
    Yes, I agree with Brenda on the engagement – it’s key! It was so nice to see you mentioned over at Ryan’s place recently too. One of his books really inpacted me too – to narrow my niche. I love his eBooks.
    I also like your #1 tip to run it like a business. I’ve been investing a little more in my blog as my blogging income comes in. I want to grow it. Just a like a garden it needs fertilizer.
    Great tips Cori and I hope you are having a great weekend.

    • Hi Lisa,

      Ryan is truly awesome and to think I was really intimidated to connect with him a couple years ago. He was one of the superstar bloggers I was too shy to meet. But I’m glad I finally did because I’ve learned alot from him….and wow can he write and put out eBooks like nobody’s business! 🙂

      You are both right – engagement is the key. We have to be out there so we’re not forgotten. It’s a big blogging world, if we’re quiet, there’s a chance that can happen.

      I used a lot of freebies when I started – there’s nothing wrong with that but at some point we need to upgrade some tools as our business grows.

      Thanks for reading and for leaving a comment. I hope you’re having a great day!


  9. Hey Cori,

    Yes you have said 100% correct – if your goal to earn more and more money from your blog then you must required to treat it as a business then only anyone can get achievement. Well furnished marketing strategies is always required when you think to get success over blogging.

    User experience comes primary in your marketing strategies because they can help you to monetize. Thanks for sharing these wonderful well working tips and surely going to help people.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Hi Amar,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this post. You know, I never thought about our marketing strategies affecting user experience but now that I think about it, I can understand what you mean.

      I appreciate you always adding more value to the conversation! Have a great weekend.


  10. Yes, yes, yes, to writing in your own voice and being yourself! My day job is in the corporate healthcare world, and when I first started writing my blog, I could tell that the corporate writer in me was coming out! I had to make an active effort to write the way I actually talk, but once I did, I could tell it sounded so much better to my readers! Thanks for sharing your tips!!

    • Hi Brittany,

      I had the same trouble when I started blogging. My background is in sales and administration in telecommunications so we had to be real business-like.

      It took a while for me to learn how to relax and blog like I talk. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read my post and for your comment. Have a great rest of the week!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

  11. Hi Cori,

    Apt tips indeed 🙂

    Being bloggers, don’t we know how essential all of these are! It reminds me of the time when we just started off as well, and it was on a clean slate, totally unaware of the ways!

    You’re right about all of the things you mentioned, especially the points about writing in your own voice – that brings out your personality in your posts, with which your readers connect, isn’t it? And of course, without building those relationships, we just cannot move further – that’s how we connect and relate to each other.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Hi Harleena,

      Yes, this post took me back too. This post also brought back memories of when I first started blogging. I had no clue what to do and too intimidated by top bloggers – (who turned out to be dear friends) to ask for help.

      You are right about our personalities being the trait that connects us to our readers. That’s why it’s important to be ourselves. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read my post and for your comment. I hope you’re having a great week!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

  12. Its great to see our dedicated you are. I love your blog layout and design! I’m going to look into where you got your theme from, thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Kristina,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you said that, I really do love helping people.:)

      I’m using the Digital Pro theme with customizations. You can find it on StudioPress. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment! Have a great rest of the week!


    • Hi Malissa,

      I was happy to share this with you. If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to contact me!

      Thanks for coming by to read my post and for your comment! Have a great rest of the week!


  13. Great tips!! I have been blogging 3 years and struggling with turning it into a biz, I work full seems almost impossible some days..but I keep going! Thanks for sharing !


    • Hi Val,

      I know exactly what you mean. Adding a job to the mix is hard but any spare time you can put to blogging is better than none.

      If you’d like some help or have questions about turning your blog into a biz, feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

  14. Hi Cori

    It’s really a kick a** post and I salute your decency that you avoided to write a little offensive word and put stars instead.

    All the tips you mentioned are must-do and newbies need to be as dynamic as possible to stand out from the crowd.

    Rule of thumb is a strange word in blogging and one needs to keep experimenting to serve as much as possible to his readers.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post.
    Mi Muba recently posted…13 best ever free resources to learn blogging for moneyMy Profile

    • Hi Mi Muba,

      You are welcome. I believe we can have a passionate title with a little descretion at the same time. 🙂

      I’m so glad you think these are great tips for new bloggers. And yes, we have to keep learning. If we don’t it’s a disservice to our readers. There are still some things I need to learn. 🙂

      Thank you for coming by to read this post and for your comment!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

  15. Very important tips, Cori! I’m glad you’re sharing these with current and future bloggers. One thing to never forget, engage engage engage! Without engaging with other bloggers, networking with them, commenting on their blogs, they are sure to fail. In this blogging world, you can’t play sole survivor. Ya gotta have some blogging buddies. 🙂

    You know I’m passing it along, girl! Happy Hump Day!


    • Hey Bren!

      Yes ma’am, we have to engage or we won’t go anywhere. I still have some growing to do there – I wanna be like Adrienne was, on top of her game when it came to engaging with her community!

      Definitely have to have blogging buddies – I’m so glad I got you and Dana!

      Hope you’re having a great day B! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

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