How to Become a Professional Blogger: Lessons from Pro bloggers

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Woman happy as she becomes a problogger

I keep getting requests from people on social media to guide them about how to become a professional blogger. In fact, some of my fans refer to me as a pro blogger, which is a short form of professional blogger.

Although I respect their views and thank them, honestly speaking, I don’t think I’ve reached that level to become one.

I’ve seen many people use the term “pro blogger” casually. But what do they really mean by that and who exactly is a professional blogger?

Let me put it across to you – do you consider yourself as a professional blogger? If yes, then what do you think makes you one?

These are some of the concepts that I’ll try to clear in this post.

I’m sure after reading through you’d know the criteria you need to fulfill so that you too can become a professional blogger, if you aren’t one already!

I’m also going to ask a few top bloggers some questions, which are specifically about how to become professional bloggers and what makes probloggers different and special.

So let’s go ahead and take the lessons directly from the pro bloggers, about being pro bloggers.

This is a special milestone post on Aha!NOW that you’ll get to know about at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy it!

Who is a Professional Blogger

You know that a blogger is a person who keeps and updates a blog, which is primarily also called a web log.

You also know that every blogger needs to write content and promote it. So, what are the things that a professional blogger does that other bloggers don’t?

I thought from different perspectives and came out with different viewpoints. You might agree with some, and not with others.

Do let me know in the comments what do YOU think a professional blogger is. Here are the different outlooks about a pro blogger:

1) A Blogger Who Earns a Livelihood from the Blog

Here’s what one of the pioneer and popular blogger thinks –Photo of Pro blogger Chris Brogan

When I asked +Chris Brogan, who is a publisher, keynote speaker, and a New York Times Bestselling author, besides a blogger at ChrisBrogan.com, about what makes a problogger different from a blogger, he was very clear about it.

According to Chris, “The only difference between blogger and pro blogger is that a “pro blogger” has quit their day job because their blog now pays for their livelihood.”

That makes sense, doesn’t it? If you want to call yourself a professional, you should be able to relate what you do in terms of money.

I also infer that being a professional, you need to devote all of your time to your blog. If you work part-time, you’re perhaps an amateur, hobbyist, or a part-time blogger.

Well, if I say that, then I might hurt many bloggers, who blog part-time but still earn decent amount of income that helps them in a good way.

I guess they too qualify and deserve to earn that coveted title, don’t they?

2) A Blogger Who is Highly Skilled and Perfect

Some people use the term “professional” to emphasize that the person is highly skilled. I know nobody’s totally perfect.

Such a person is dedicated and does everything that a job asks for – perfectly like an expert, as if it’s his or her profession and not a hobby.

If such a blogger is professional in this respect but does not earn money out of the blog, whether due to lack of skill, interest, or desire, would you still call him or her a pro blogger?

Well, to further your understanding, let’s consider the definition of “professional”, which means “engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood.”

So, your definition of a problogger would depend on your outlook whether you consider a profession as related or not related to livelihood.

Digging deep into definitions, occupations too can be called as profession. They can be many activities that occupy a person’s attention, even being a voluntary priest can be a profession!

In that case, a passionate and expert blogger, who doesn’t earn his or her livelihood from the blog, too is a professional blogger! What’s your opinion?

However, there’s one more aspect.

3) A Blogger Who is a Teacher, Inspirational, and Popular

An authority qualified to teach beginners is also called a professional. A blogger with considerable experience is able to guide and lead new bloggers on to the right path.

So, if a blogger becomes a role model to learn from, does that blogger become a problogger?

I guess that is why a few bloggers call me a pro blogger because I know that neither is my blog source of my livelihood, nor am I an expert blogger.

I can only inspire and help bloggers and I’m popular just for this fact. 🙂

But I do not think that makes me a pro blogger.

To come at a definition of professional blogger, I’d add up all the aspects:

I’d say that a part-time or full-time blogger, who becomes an expert authority besides being popular too, and earns a respectful income from the blog, is eligible to be called a professional blogger.

Am I being too liberal in the definition? 😉 What do you think? Which viewpoint or definition of problogger do you accept?

Chris adds more relevant information, as he says, “I am not technically a problogger. My business isn’t built around the blog. The blog is just a great marketing tool for my business.”

It is evident from his words that a problogger is essentially a blogger whose blog is his or her business or prima earning source.

Therefore, if you’ve a popular and successful company and you run a blog to support and promote it, you don’t call yourself a pro blogger, unless the blog too is a major part of the total revenue.

But maybe not all bloggers or probloggers think so. For me, even Chris is a pro blogger.

So, we learned that becoming a pro blogger is not only about writing quality content that go viral, having mass loyal following, or even high ranks.

It is mainly about having a respectable revenue producing blog and being an authority.

But we do have a good matter for discussion, don’t we?

Meanwhile, let’s go by the standard definition, and that connects problogging with the aspect of livelihood. In that case, I don’t know about you, but I’m very clear that I’m far from becoming a problogger.

So, I’m keen to know how to become a professional blogger. Aren’t you too?

A professional blogger man sitting with laptop

How to Become a Pro Blogger

Only a pro blogger could tell me what I should do to be a professional blogger.

So, I went ahead and asked +Yaro Starak, who is the founder and writer of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, a blog about making money online, blogging, and personal development.

He is very clear in his views, and starts from the basic.Photo of Professional Blogger Yaro Starak

He said, “I believe to become a professional at anything is first the choice to do so, then the dedication to follow through and keep working on it every day.

The fruits of that work – in this case the money you make – is the final stamp of proof that you are a professional, however you should consider yourself a professional long before that.

It’s about mindset first, then outcomes next. You can’t have one without the other.”

Isn’t this good and inspiring to know?

You and I too can be professional bloggers, if we’ve the right mindset – if only we start believing and considering ourselves as pro bloggers.

Pumped up with motivation, I asked Yaro about how he became a professional blogger. Candidly, he narrated his success story.

“I started blogging in 2004 as an experiment for a small business I had at the time, then I created my current entrepreneurs-journey.com blog at the start of 2005.

It was a hobby and I considered it one for at least the first six months. However the moment I started testing methods to make money felt like the switch for me to become a professional and see my blog as a new business, not just a hobby.

I didn’t earn a full time income from my blog for at least a year, so in terms of outcomes, the tangible income was a result of my mindset shift made half a year earlier, which led to me treating my blog in a very different way.

I focused on how I could increase my income and increase my readership, instead of just writing casually when I felt like it when it was a hobby.”

Doesn’t this seem similar to your story too? I can so very well relate to it, because I too hadn’t had the shift in my mindset until recently.

I totally concur with what Yaro says and I take it to mean that the right mindset makes your belief stronger. This gives you the right direction, besides the courage and confidence to carry on.

If you’re persistence, hard-working, as well as smart, you’ll achieve success in becoming a professional blogger.

Adding more to make things easier and explain how to become a professional blogger, Chris says, “Finding a community that you can serve and that someone else wants to sell into. That’s the fastest and easiest path to that.”

Reiterating, Yaro puts in his final words, “I believe mindset is everything.

I’m reading Yaro’s free e-book Blog Profits Blueprint (Aff link) and would recommend the same to you if you too want to transform yourself into a professional blogger.

What Are the Qualities of a Professional Blogger

Now that you know who is a professional blogger and how to become one, you should also know what qualities you should possess as a pro blogger.Photo of Professional Blogger Kristi Hines

I asked +Kristi Hines, who is a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast, besides being a professional blogger at Kikolani.com, and it didn’t take her time to answer that question.

According to Kristi, “The main two things you need to become a problogger are passion for your niche and dedication to make your blog a success. Without the passion, it’s hard to find the motivation to keep working toward your goals.”

Passion is what drives the professionals, whether they’re in the field of sports, music, arts, or for that matter blogging. Isn’t it?

Kristi adds, “The reason you need determination is that problogging is not easy.”

I totally agree with her.

It’s not an easy and smooth road to be a professional blogger. As you move forward, the tasks become more demanding, and if you’re not determined, you might just quit midway.

Not only bloggers and probloggers, but every person who wants to be successful should posses the 4D’s, which are the personal qualities of devotion, dedication, determination, and discipline.

Read more about them here.

Three ace cards of professional blogger

I further believe that probloggers always have aces up their sleeve – in fact, they’ve three of them or possess the AAA advantage!

ATTITUDE. APPROACH. ADEPTNESS.

It’s not that the rest of the bloggers don’t have these qualities, but the professional bloggers have more of them, which become a part of their core personality. 🙂

Right Attitude

Pro bloggers have a strong belief in themselves. They are full of confidence and always helpful.

Professional bloggers are full of passion about what they do. They’ve a problem solving and a go-getter attitude. Of course, they love and enjoy their tasks!

Right Approach

Pro bloggers are highly principled and have great values. They’re assertive or aggressive as and where required.

They plan their blogging career in advance and have a blogging strategy in place. They’ve a road map. They dare to be different and take everyone along with them.

Right Adeptness

Pro bloggers choose an area of expertise for which they’ve an aptitude, and become highly skilled in it.

They keep themselves updated, embrace new technology, and innovatively create new benchmarks and milestones.

Even imbibing and imitating these qualities of probloggers can create a mindset that will help you find a way to be a professional blogger.

Besides possessing these qualities, pro bloggers are very methodical, assertive, punctual, responsible, and most importantly, have great business skills. They are leaders and pioneers who make their own path.

These bloggers have some expertise that makes them shine through. This expertise can be in any aspect of blogging or any other field of work.

When you develop the qualities of a pro blogger, what steps would you take finally to become one?

A woman professional blogger sitting in office.

6 Steps to Become A Professional Blogger

If you wish to be a pro blogger, then you better have a strategy in place. You should know exactly what steps to take and which process to follow.

I asked +Amit Agarwal, who is India’s first pro blogger and blogs at labnol.org, about what should one do to become a professional blogger.Photo of Professional Blogger Amit Agarwal

Amit says, “The thing that helps is consistency and sticking to your niche. Write about topics that you are an expert at and respect reader’s time.”

That’s true, isn’t it?

You become a leader only if you’ve followers. You’ll have followers only if you’ve some value. Conclusively, unless you don’t provide value in your posts, you can’t be a problogger.

Let me remind you that here I’m talking about active and real followers, who’re your loyal supporters and not the ones that are purchased!

How could I not include +Ana Hoffman in this roundup of pro bloggers! Ana is a successful internet entrepreneur and one of the best traffic generation guide for your blog. As most of you know, she blogs at trafficgenerationcafe.com.

When I asked her the steps to become a professional blogger, she shared her wise insights and practical suggestions from her own rich blogging experience that are going to be your gold nuggets! 🙂

Here are her 6 steps to professional blogging:Photo of Professional Blogger Ana Hoffman

1. Keep your day job – it will take time to “make it”. Don’t be disappointed if your timeframe doesn’t align with reality. It WILL take time.

2. The earlier you discover what sets you apart from the pack and why your readers should read your blog over theirs, the better.

3. Have a great professional (doesn’t mean paid or expensive) design – first impression is everything.

4. Be generous: promote others without expecting anything in return. Link out to others in your blog posts, share their posts on social media, contribute thoughtful comments, etc. – much like Harleena does.

5. One great post is better than 5 mediocre ones.

6. Leverage your content in different ways: do videos, audios, Slideshare presentations, etc. Your readers will appreciate it and share your content more and it’s a great way to establish your presence and authority across multiple platforms.

Wow! This is inspirational, gives you the right clues, shows you the right path, and tells you the right tricks to get going. This is what you expect from a pro blogger, don’t you?

Well, while Ana was about to send her prescription for problogging success, I made my own general points that can help any blogger to go to the next level.

Taking cues from the lessons of all pro bloggers, I conclude that you can become a professional blogger if you take the following 6 steps:

1) Select a Niche and Become an Expert Authority

I understand if you say that I’ve a multi-niche blog so why do I tell others to have a single niche blog. Well, I guess I’ve been lucky to be successful with a multi-niche blog.

You can say I’m a jack of all niches, and master of a few. 😉 But if you want to be a problogger, you need to make yourself valuable or an authority in some specific field.

I got recognition for my compelling content, blog commenting, and social media promotion. However, not everyone can get away having a multi-niche blog, can they?

2) Make a Blog Plan or Strategy

Okay, I’ve said this before. You need to have a detailed blog plan like the one you’ve for your life, a life plan.

Since you want to be a professional blogger, you need to treat your blog like a business. The first thing you do when you start a business is have a business plan.

Know what product or service you can sell, where is your market, how you can make money or become an authority, how long will it take, what will be your expenses, and so on.

I too need to do that, and that’s why I’m reading Yaro’s book as mentioned before. 🙂

3) Choose the Right Tools

When you want to be exclusive and a have a successful image, you can no longer do with the free things.

If not all, at least you need to have a premium theme, self-hosted blog, and a unique domain name.

Apart from these, you can have premium keyword research software, SEO software, expert analytics, email marketing services, and other things to help you enhance your blogging.

Let me tell you that I hardly use any of these myself. I’ve yet to try out the expensive SEO tools and other things..

4) Write Quality Content

This is a no brainer, isn’t it? If you’ve observed, the content that pro bloggers write are appealing and magnetic because they’ve their own opinions and voice.

They’re called professional because their content is professionally crafted. They usually come up with something innovative and different.

Usually, probloggers write from their own experience. They research enough to validate their content and make it informative and useful.

Many probloggers reach to a stage where they outsource their content and later transform it into their style and voice. That’s good if they can afford to, as it saves them valuable time.

The content should be full of resources. It has to be presented in an effective way that it can easily be read.

5) Offer Some Unique Product or Service

I think you can’t be a professional blogger if you don’t have a product or service to offer, whether they are for free or not.

It can be an ebook, a book, a blog audit service, consultancy service, or any other way through which you can show your authority and help your blog visitors.

I need to work in this aspect, and probably this is something that keeps me away from being the contender for the title of a pro blogger. 🙂

6) Develop Relationships and a Loyal Following

You cannot be a problogger by being alone. You need people to support you, follow you, and praise you.

If you don’t have a large following and a good amount of traffic, majority of people won’t recognize you for what you’re.

For this to happen, you need to develop relationships, interact and engage with people, develop a community, and make yourself available.

Of course, all this happens only when you write unique content that people find useful and can relate to.

To make professional blogging easy, you need to master the art of blog promotion to increase your traffic and engagement.

You may like to join Kristi’s Blog Post Promotion course (Aff link), which is an ultimate course that few of my friend’s too have joined. I have yet to read about it in detail, but I know it’s good!

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Remember, that a pro blogger is a leader, and to be a professional blogger, you need to have all the qualities of a leader and a successful person.

You need to understand your community, be able to inspire them, be a role model, be creative and have a positive attitude.

You need to be honest, helpful, focused, self-motivated, and passionate. Besides, be a visionary and a person of action, and most importantly, have your own voice!

But remember that becoming a professional blogger takes time.

Yaro did mention it took him considerable time, and I read some other probloggers mention that it took them about two to three years.

Kristi explained in detail, “In my case, it took a year to find out what I really was passionate about, and then another two years before all of the work started to pay off. Of course, it was worth the wait as it allowed me to quit my 9 to 5 and become a freelance writer.”

Being a freelance writer and a blogger is not easy. You might like to read my post on how I became a freelance writer.

So, if you’ve been blogging for a year and feel the wait is too long, hang on!! Learn from the pro bloggers themselves, who waited and enjoyed the fruits of their labor.

Problogger man and woman happy after achieving milestone mark

Milestone: 200 Posts on Aha!NOW

This was a special post on Aha!NOW  because it is the 200th post, and for me this is a milestone. I know it’s not great an event, and there are probably thousands of bloggers who’ve crossed this level. Still, it means something to me. 🙂

200 posts, 12000+ comments, 3+ years, and about 26,000 Alexa rank. It could’ve been better, but I’m happy with what I’ve achieved.

I may not have earned a lot of money from my blog, but I earned the love from my wonderful blog community that has accepted me as I’m, supported me through the thick and thin, and given me a place in their hearts and minds.

For me, that holds a lot more value than money! It brings me immense happiness when someone tells me my posts inspire them, or they find them useful. It’s like I’ve earned millions in a day 🙂

It’s time I change my mindset. This is the first time you might see a few affiliate links, but now you’ll see more of them, and even sponsored and review posts. If the pro bloggers are doing it, why shouldn’t I try them too? 😉

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it worthy enough.

Now that you know how to become a professional blogger, what’s your plan of action?

Over to You –

What is your definition of a professional blogger? Do you consider blogging as a profession? What qualities and steps would you add to become a pro blogger? If you’re a problogger, share the experiences of your blogging journey in the comments below.

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  1. Rahul Krishnan

    January 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Mam,
    Awesome post.
    I don’t think problogging is the task without a regular job. Beacause as you said there are many a one earns good income wi. I think they are also called pro-bloggers.
    Yeah, all the traits you saud about pro-bloggers are true. I think passion leads us to better profession. So inorder to be a problogger, we must have passion in blogging and in our niche.
    I think some pro-bloggers have a concept that least response make them pro. I don’t think that. One who guide newbies with thier experiences is the real pro.
    I have read your another post which has a mention about 4 D’s.
    As Yaro Sir said, I also started my blog as a hobby. But now it has been changed to more than that (not yet the profession). I will download and carefully read that ebook soon.
    I love the idea of AAA. Approach is how we see and act. So we should have a right approach. I often losses self-belief. I know it is much needed. Trying hard ro motivate myself.
    Ana Mam’s advices are really helpful.
    I just created a schedule and thinking of making a blogging strategy. Will complete it soon.
    I am new to SEO. So didn’t tried the tools for it. But I am using some online proof reading tools.
    Content is king. So having unique and helpful content is important. It bring back-to-back visotors to our blog.
    I never created a product. But will create one after 6 or more months.
    This is the era of relationship blogging and reciprocate blogging. Hence it is important to build relationship with our readers as well as fellow bloggers.
    Thanks Mam. I think blogging is my profession. Now nothing except blogging comes my mind. I will blog, blog and blog.
    Thank you so much and keep going.
    Regards,
    Rahul

  2. Mitch Mitchell

    December 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I think Chris Brogan is right, if you can make consistent money via your blog then you can consider yourself a professional blogger. I’ve been blogging for years and have made a little bit of money here and there but I couldn’t come close to living off it.

    However, I will add that if you’ve gotten paid for doing it that, in a way, you can consider yourself a professional. I look at the years when I used to sing at weddings. Since I almost always got paid to do it and traveled to do it I could consider myself a professional. I couldn’t live off it but I did get paid & I had some folks specifically ask for me.

  3. Abrar Mohi Shafee

    December 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    As I personally think, a pro blogger is he/she who takes his blog like more than just a blog. Who also works to help new-bie blogger, motivate and instruct them how to be a pro blogger.

    A pro blogger is a idol of many new-bie bloggers. We can see every blogger has their idol and he try their best to follow the idol’s every single step to reflect his success.

  4. Bishnu Dev

    November 24, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Full description about pro bloggers. I have been blogging since 2000, till now i haven’t seen such a great explanation. Really GREAT

    Thanks!

  5. rajni

    October 21, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article with all of us here.. All the bloggers u have mentioned are the BIG names in blogosphere… Amit sir has always been inspiration of bloggers in India and i do follow him a lot.. Yaro is another one i like.. I specially like his topic selection guide.. As a newbie it is my pleasure to have such knowledgeable people around me to learn from.. Keep up the good work.. cheers

  6. Swadhin Agrawal

    September 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Hello Harleena madam, just landed here from Google, feels so nice to see our beloved site presented on Google for a search query by me. This is a marvelous post indeed and it really is going to help me in the writing assignment for which I conducted the Google search. Almost all the blogging icons are here and they are explaining the subtle things that you need to become a pro blogger. Thanks for being a help for my project.

  7. Sebastian Aiden Daniels

    June 14, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Thanks for this blog post. I always enjoy learning lessons from the pro. The best lessons are to replicate the pros in a lot of ways and then do things that are unique to you, at least that seems to be what Penelope Trunk think. I think a pro blogger is someone who makes a living from their blog and then uses that to spread out and take on other opportunities that enhance their life and income. They also make a difference in people’s life.

  8. Raj Kumar

    May 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Harleena,
    First of all want to tell U that I heard a lot about U & following U I m a new blogger in this bloggers world & after reading this post learn a lot thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Sudipto

    May 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Hey Harleena,

    Great content full of useful tips which really help us to become a problogger. yes, for becoming Problogger lots of hardwork, consistency and patience is required. We have to update our blog regularly and also have to make good relations with other bloggers.

    Right Attitude and approach also matters a lot. I learned lots of good stuff after reading this post. Thanks for sharing this post with us. It really gonna help many newbies.

  10. Ravi Chahar

    April 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Hey Harleena,

    I have noticed many bloggers who just stared their blogging career few months ago and they are claiming to be a professional blogger. I mean how can anyone claim himself/herself as a professional blogger even they don’t even have the proper knowledge about blogging. I have started blogging few months ago How can I consider myself in that category of professional stuff?

    May be it just beginners don’t want to learn why they are blogging for? At which stand they are right now? I don’t want to point out anyone but it’s the truth of many newbies. I have learn’t that if a blogger wants to become professional then blogging should be the only thing to concentrate. Devotion is the key and the main thing is to have a good niche for the blog.

    Thanks for this motivational post as always.
    ~Ravi

  11. Nancy Man

    April 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I have to agree with Chris Brogan on this one. To me, a “professional blogger” is simply someone who earns a living through their blog.

    I think all of the qualities mentioned — desire, passion, dedication, generosity, having the right mindset, being a leader, etc. — are fantastic, but I think tactical steps are equally important. Perhaps more important.

    If you really want to become a pro (in the strict “make a living blogging” sense) I’d say study those who are already pros in your niche — *especially* those who regularly publish income breakdowns. Learn how those blogs earn money (ads? ebooks? affiliate marketing? sponsored posts?) and study how they’re run (posting length/frequency? social media usage?) Then do your best to copy that formula while staying true to your blog’s unique vision/voice.

    This is a lot like your blog strategy suggestion, but with a heavier focus on using what has already worked for others to make your own blog profitable as well.

  12. Debarpan

    April 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Became a pro blogger is dream of any newbie blogger.Pro bloggers like amit agarwal are real ideal for any blogger I guess.Thanks for such a great post and guide us to become a successful blogger through this details and such well written post of you.

  13. Sourav

    April 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    First of all Congrats for your 200th post !The 200th post really have something great to say 🙂
    It’s not easy to become a pro blogger, it requires a lot of hard work and dedication.And yes, you need to be smart enough. I feel we need to work smart rather than working hard.The AAA advantage that you listed is just superb. It’s always important to have a solid plan 🙂 I still have a long way to go.

    Thanks for this wonderful article 🙂 Keep writing !

  14. Cole Wiebe

    April 4, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Hi Harleena,

    You have some of my favorite bloggers listed there.

    The point you make about choosing the right tools is one that really resonates with me. I have helped people get started in blogging on the cheap, only to have them thank me for my troubles later with complaints. Blogging professionally is a business, and as such has an extremely small investment, when compared with other opportunities. Even when done first rate.

    Premium made-for-WordPress hosting is about thirty bucks a month, a top framework like Genesis or Thesis only costs sixty to eighty, and some customization of the child theme, to make it the blogger’s own, goes a long way in making the experience of blogging a lot less painful for bloggers aspiring to go pro. No need to mortgage the house :-).

    Anyone who wants to make a business out of it, should not be looking for “free” or “cheapest”, but rather “best”, “most dependable”, “used by the top bloggers”, etc.

    – Cole

  15. Himanshu Dixit

    April 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    A Aweome post by a emerging pro blogger . I Liked the point consistency in important by amit agrawal . By the way thanks for sharing

  16. Nithin Upendran

    April 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for awesome advice.. There are many Indian pro bloggers around us. Please do add them also.. Tony John is one such person who likes to teach upcoming bloggers. His methodologies are picture perfect and following him would bring closer to success. I hope you know him. Thanks for sharing this wonderful list of pro bloggers with us. If you want to be successful,one should follow any of the internet marketing gurus.

  17. Cheenu Lott

    April 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    This article helps a lot to a new blogger. I really enjoyed your blogging tips and this thing some how also motivates me. Must say again that your article is awesome.

  18. Manu

    April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Hello Harleena,
    Very interesting and informative post indeed.But do you think one can become a successful blogger to read out these all steps. I think really not if they don’t take their blogging serious. As you add here many interesting points under this posts these are only for serious and hard work bloggers.
    Although post is very interesting and fresh to read. I am just say again and again I am just love your writing style and way to present it.I am always inspire from your blogs and now take a decision to start my on blog related to tech and make money online category.Hope you add this type of informative posts in future those helps all serious bloggers.
    NICE Day!!!

  19. Naqash

    March 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Very inspiring article. This made me worry more about my blog.Because I want to be a professional blogger too. Thank for the list of all the inspirational bloggers.

  20. Jakes

    March 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Harleena Madam,
    Wow. That was an awesome read with a bunch of informative posts. I did visited here a day ago. But back then I was in rush. So I had bookmarked this page. Now I am back and have read it.

    Definition of Professional Blogger was always a debatable one. One could list a dozen of characteristics of professional blogger. But, I don’t think one could ever come with a precise and simple definition for it. It certainly depends on the perspectives of people. For majority I guess pro means someone who does blogging as their prime job. For me, pros are people who are skillful and experts in their niche and owns successful blogs. And, for that very reason, I consider you as a pro.

    Thanks for sharing this post and congrats on reaching the milestone of having 200 posts here. Wish you a nice weekend .

  21. Lorraine Reguly

    March 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    This is an EXCELLENT post, Harleena. I cannot give it enough praise!

    You’ve really struck a chord with me. I am still a bit new to the game, but I’m getting there, slowly but surely. I’m a professional writer, so that helps!

    Nicely done, girl.

  22. Karen Hoyt

    March 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Harleena,
    Congratulations on your 200th post! Bravo to you. I haven’t been over in a while due to nursing an achy hand. I always always learn so many fabulous things from each of your blogs. Yes, it has been said before, but bears repeating: Your generosity is amazing. You do not scrimp on information, but instead give bloggers so much to think about!

    This post is exciting to me because I love my little blog. It also challenges me in so many ways. I do not know about my ambition to become a professional blogger. One of your tips was to get that mindset, so I’m going to start there!

    Like many others, I consider you a pro. That’s because you lead the way for many of us in our blogging venture. You bring a no nonsense approach coupled with hard work. Your tireless efforts always inspire me to hang in there.

    Thanks once again for keeping this blogger energized and honing my skills.

    Karen:)




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