Passive income blogging. Grow your blog. Write at least 1000 words per day on your blog. Make a promise to yourself. If you’re serious about blogging and making passive income blogging then you owe it to yourself to write at least 1000 words per day. Pick a new topic in your niche market and write 1000 words about it each day. Don’t cheat though. Resist the urge to procrastinate and skip a day telling yourself “I’ll do it tomorrow.”
Make the time, it doesn’t take long to write 1000 words. Maybe 30 minutes or less, depending on how fast you type. You’d be surprised how fast you can bang out 1000 words of blog content. In about an hour you can write and edit 1000 words of good quality content.
Don’t edit while you write
Just write. Forget about proper punctuation and grammar while you’re writing (this is the only time I’ll ever say that). You can go back and edit later.
When you’re in creative mode you write better when the words just flow from your mind to your keyboard and onto your screen. Resist the urge to go back and correct typos while you’re writing. Just let the words flow through your mind and onto your screen.
Then, once you reach 1000 words or more, finish your thoughts, wrap up the blog post with a good thought-provoking ending, and then go back and proof read it a couple times. Still, do not edit yet.
Ernest Hemingway (or Peter De Vries) once said
“Write drunk. Edit sober.”
I follow the same philosophy when blogging, except not while drinking. I let the words just go onto the page and then I go back a proof read it a few times. Sometimes I will only proof once and start editing, but usually the blog post loses much of its impact if I do that because I tend to over-edit. In the end it sometimes turns out unreadable, nonsensical or borderline unintelligible and I end up deleting it and moving on.
Don’t edit until you’re you’ve proofed your post at least 2 times. Better yet, have a friend proof read it for you before you start editing. Your readers must be able to understand the main point(s) of your article and follow along throughout the blog post.
Writing at least 1000 words per day is also great practice. At the end of a year you will have written 365,000 words at least. You will have most likely increased your typing speed and you will have become much more proficient at editing.
Your grammar and punctuation will improve
You’ll start using larger more complex words (you’ll sound smarter; and you will be), which Google and other search engines will pick up on with their reading level algorithm. As your writing improves so too will your search engine rankings. It’s all connected.
The more you write the better you will become. The higher the quality content you publish, the higher your search engine rankings will be. Which will in turn bring you more readers, and more readers equates to more traffic and more traffic equates to more money in your bank account.
Your search engine rankings will increase for multiple reasons
First and foremost, you will be creating fresh new quality content on a daily basis and search engines love new content. More people will share and link to your content and this creates backlinks to your blog, which in turn helps increase your rankings.
Resist the urge to write mediocre content just so you can meet your self-imposed 1000 word daily quota. Doing that will only hurt you in the long run because your readers will stop reading your blog and the search engines will penalize you by lowering your index ranking.
Write the best content you can
It doesn’t have to be on par with The New York Times editorials or at the level of master novelists like Stephen King or J.K. Rowling, or classic literature writers like Hemingway or London.
I don’t write a 10th as well as J.R.R. Tolkien and probably never will, but I do write well enough to get my point across in a clear and concise manner to my readers, while also providing search engine spiders with good fresh contextual food. Quality content is relative. It’s relative to the reader and it’s relative to search engines.
This means don’t just throw a bunch of mediocre content out there and think you’re going to rank or get any kind of quality traffic to your blog. That’s a great way to not be taken seriously and get penalized by Google.
Quality over quantity is the way to win the marathon. One step at a time. You don’t have to be first to win either. Top 10 will put you on the first page.
Page 2 ranking will get you some good traffic and with that comes back links, and with that comes page and domain authority and with that comes increased ranking and a possible spot on page one on Google.
Page 3 will get you the same, step by step by step. A little at a time.
Passive income comes from SEO and SEO comes from good quality content written well, shared, linked to and commented on.
The higher your engagement, the higher your page authority and the higher your ranking.
This all equates to increased passive income.
Write short paragraphs and sentences
Also, don’t write your post in one huge block of text. It discourages readers from reading your entire post. Break up your 1000 word blog posts into small bite sized paragraphs.
They are easier to read and your readers will be more likely to finish reading the entire blog post rather than quitting a quarter of the way through and leaving your site.
Writing 1000 words per day will not only guarantee you have fresh content on your site, it will bring visitors back to your site time and time again. You will begin to build an audience and your readers will start to expect content each day, and maybe they will even look forward to it.
Readers will also be more likely to sign up for your newsletter or email list if you’re publishing fresh quality content on a regular basis.
Don’t worry about missing days or taking days off. Some days you can write more, others you won’t write any. But always try to make it at least 1000 words per day. Pick a topic within your niche and start writing.
Nearly half a MILLION words in a year
At the end of 1 year:
- You will have written 365,000 words
- The quality of your content will have increased
- Search engine rankings will have increased
- Email list will be larger
- Blog will have at least 365 quality posts
- You hopefully will have grown your email list readership by 3650 people (10 per day)
- Website traffic will increase
- Your income will increase
- Your bank account will hopefully be fatter
In the end it’s about your willingness and motivation to work. Writing takes work. It takes time, effort and energy. But it’s worth it because you can look back on the past year and be proud that you have created something valuable, you have learned and you have grown.
Now you can move into the next year with new fresh content and a larger readership base.
If you want to make a passive income blogging, write at least 1000 words a day.
(By the way…this post is just over 1000 words and it only took me about 1 hour or so to write, proof, edit and publish. So go now. Start writing.)