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6 Things You Can Do To Enhance Your Blogging Career

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One of the main things I love about blogging and having a career in blogging is the huge prospects for growth and expansion. Really, there are no limits when it comes to a career in this industry, as the industry is always changing and evolving and as you grow your online following and presence, more and more opportunities open up to you.

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In most career paths, there are plenty of things that are on offer which will allow us to grow our knowledge and prospects within our chosen career. These are usually offered to us by employers but when you work for yourself – as you would be if you’re a self employed blogger – it’s up to you to work out how best to enhance your career.

And of course it also depends on your niche and your vision, whether you’re a full-time or part-time blogger or whether you’re doing it on the side and have no intention of taking it full-time. But I’m going to go on the assumption that you’re either a) a full-time blogger or b) want to be a full-time blogger, if you’re reading this!

So if you’re ready to enhance your blogging career and take your career to that next level, here are some suggestions to consider:

Distance learning courses

Distance learning is a FANTASTIC idea for you if you want to enhance your knowledge, expand your mindset and gain well valued qualifications to better enhance your blog. And distance learning is such a great option for so many reasons – look at lockdown if you need an example! Even with the world falling apart, people were still able to learn from home. Amazing, right?

There are so many option for distance learning available, depending on your qualifications, time and budget. And there are also so many different courses available, many of which can help you enhance your blogging career based on your niche and specialties. Some courses which would be idea for bloggers are:

  • Web Design
  • Social Media (these could also help you expand into social media management)
  • Business Planning & Marketing
  • Digital Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Freelance Journalism
  • Proof-reading

Invest in advice from experts in the industry

I’m not talking about bloggers who did 5 minutes of research about SEO and are now offering a course for £200. That’s a whole other post for a whole other time. What I mean is those bloggers who have the experience and the results to back up what they’re offering. Like Ell from the (aff) Pinterest With Ell course – if you want someone who knows what they’re taking about when it comes to Pinterest, you won’t get much better than her!

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Consider different income streams

There is a lot of money to be made within the blogging industry – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! And there are a ton of ways in which you can make that money. If you feel as if your blogging career has come to a bit of a halt in terms of opportunities, prospects and income, it’s time to reevaluate and make some new opportunities for yourself. How are other bloggers making money that you haven’t dipped your toes into yet?

Create a new product, service or project

If you’re at a bit of a standstill, maybe it’s time to get those creative juices flowing. Now is a great time to consider developing a new product, service or project that you can sell or offer to your readers in some way. Perhaps something completely different for you that’s out of your comfort zone. Or perhaps you FINALLY get started with that project you’ve been putting off for months!

Step out of your comfort zone

Which leads me nicely onto this point. Get out of that damn comfort zone. I love the comfort zone as much as the next person but I rarely grow when I’m in it. It’s only when I put myself in a place of discomfort or unease that I truly reap the benefits and see the growth. Not only in myself but in my blog and my business. So perhaps for you, stepping out of your comfort zone is writing an eBook or doing live streams. Whatever it is… do it. I dare you.

Don’t ignore the small things

And don’t forget that enhancing your blogging career isn’t always about the big gestures. The small stuff matters too. The small stuff ALWAYS matters. That might mean simply having a re-brand or experimenting with different fonts and colours on your blog. It might mean starting a newsletter or trying a different style of photography.

Are you going to use any of these tips to enhance your blogging career? Do you already do any of these things? Do you have anything else to add to this list?

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90 Comments

  1. This was really useful and interesting, so thank you so much!

    LifeRightNowx/ http://www.liferightnowx.co.uk

    1. You’re welcome!

  2. Very good tips. I wish I’d kept a list of every piece of CPD I’ve done for blogging just so I could see how long it is! I really want to get better at digital marketing so hoping to explore Google Garage soon for this.

    1. Hope you can make a start with that soon!

  3. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

    Such good tips for any bloggers who want to expand their blogging skills!

    1. Thank you 🙂

  4. These are great tips, there are some amazing courses out there too, and a lot of them are either free or very affordable which is obviously amazing. Stepping out of your comfort zone is a hard but necessary step sometimes too. And I think trying to diversify your income stream is always a smart move if you’re self employed x

    Sophie

    1. Definitely a smart move. That’s the one I’m focusing on the most at the moment!

  5. Whenever I get in a blogging rut I try to do something different, it’s amazing how creative I can get when I step outside my comfort zone. Excellent tips here! I’ve been considering doing a course myself.
    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    1. That pesky comfort zone!

  6. These are some great tips. Over the next couple of months I’d love to do some online courses to expand my knowledge especially when it comes to SEO and pinterest.

    http://www.thekellydianereport.co.uk

    1. Yesss! I’d highly recommend the Keyword Research eBook and the Pinterest course I’ve linked to!

  7. Love all these tips, Jenny! I’ve really been struggling on how to monetize my blog and grow more by treating as a business rather than a hobby so this was helpful !

    1. You’re welcome! If you need any advice on that then I’m always about!

  8. I have found that freelance writing jobs as well as blogging is a good source of extra income for me x

    1. Yeah that’s a good option

  9. Amazing post as always! I’m definitely going to take these tips on board and start stepping out of my comfort zone, I’m already thinking about a little product I would like to make and offer! x

  10. Sarah says:

    Great tips as always. You are doing so well it’s your site and it’s so nice you share things like this to help others xx

    1. Thank you x

  11. Thanks for sharing, I have thought of doing some courses to 🙂

    Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    1. I’d definitely recommend investing in some courses or eBooks!

  12. These are such excellent tips! Thanks for sharing this.

    1. You’re welcome 🙂

  13. Sandra Ans says:

    Great post with nice tips! Very inspiring and motivating!

    1. Thank you 🙂

  14. Great advice! I’m in the middle of creating some newsletter freebies. In time I’d like to offer something more, but for now I’m happy just having fun extras for people to download.

    1. That’s always a great place to start!

  15. Great post filled with great tips!
    Stepping out of my comfort zone is definitely something I need to do, there are so many ideas and things I have and want to try but confidence and self belief is always my barrier. I need to listen to take the advice from your blog and just start moving instead of standing still, thank you for sharing! 😊

    1. You absolutely do! Honestly starting is the hardest part!

  16. Great Tips! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome 🙂

  17. These are such excellent tips, Jenny!! Distance learning & detail tweaking can make all the difference in improving one’s blogging game. Thank you for sharing xx

    1. It really can 🙂 xx

  18. Great tips! Diversifying income is super important. I’ve seen so many people screwed when a social media algorithm changes or an ad company changes their parameters. Important to have eggs in multiple baskets!

    1. Oh totally! I really thought the Mediavine thing had screwed me over the other week but I took a step back and realised there are SO MANY other ways to get that income!

  19. I have heard great things about Ell’s courses! These are some really helpful tips here Jenny. Thank you for sharing these, I am trying to build my blog up further. I am excited to put some of these into practise.

    1. I’d highly recommend her Pinterest course!

  20. great tips! very helpful for anyone planning to improve his blogs, thanks for sharing👍🏽

    1. You’re welcome 🙂

  21. Some great tips and advice here Jenny, something which I will take on board! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. Thank you 🙂

  22. Sometimes we go back and read one of our own posts to remind us why we blog…its a great way to recharge.
    https://littleblackdomicile.com/2019/11/08/going-back-to-the-basics-11-8-19/

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