Blogging Success: 100+ Experts Share their Greatest Accomplishment (Updated July 2017)
Since 2007, a movement was started to redefine one single word.
According to the Merriam-Webster, success is “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”. However Strayer University pointed out that modern success is more aligned with self-fulfillment, and the achievement of personal goals.
So what does it mean for us bloggers?
I set out to find the answer by reaching out to over 100 successful experts to ask one simple question:
As a blogger, what is your greatest accomplishment?
Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly, everyone has their own take, from Yaro Starak to Ted Rubin to Neil Patel.
Through this thought-provoking post, I’d like to raise awareness on the importance of contemplating what success really means to you before setting out to achieve it.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with whatever makes you tick, because, as you will see, we are all different.
My greatest “accomplishment” in blogging is being able to connect with amazing people all over the world who care about what I have to say. I never cease to be surprised and grateful.
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is having many of my posts be ranked on the first page of Google… some in the #1 spot! This is something many bloggers only DREAM of… and it has happened to me several times over. 😉
For me, the greatest accomplishment I’ve ever had from blogging is when I’ve received emails from my audience telling me success stories they’ve had using my advice. Though there are a lot of accomplishments to be proud of, nothing is better than knowing that you’re truly helping people.
Blogging has allowed me to build my business. It has allowed me to run my own thriving enterprise for 14 years (so far) so I don’t have to work for “the man”.
When you do Blogging or SEO, momentum keeps occurring in your life almost every day.
There’s a spark of happiness when you hit the first page with minimum work effort, there’s a feel of accomplishment when the thing you were working for since a long time getting achieved.
Success don’t hold me to explore new opportunity and getting failed at it – I keep pushing myself to give best efforts for great results.
But if you want me to be specified to it – I’d say, “Building up my team was one of my greatest accomplishment – the amount of work we did in past few months made us more money than we maybe had made in entire career.”
If I had to boil it to one thing, I would say the greatest accomplishment has been internal. It’s been the journey from not knowing what I’m doing, to finding my voice, following my heart, and having fun writing and creating. There’s now more ease in what I do. Instead of overthinking, I enjoy the process. So the greatest accomplishment has been a journey of personal discovery.
My biggest accomplishment is being able to turn my blog into a 7-figure business. Most bloggers only monetize through ads and affiliate links. I’ve been able to create and sell courses to my audience. This way I am making more money and have more control.
As a blogger my greatest accomplishment by far is connecting a community of like-minded professionals who, I believe, have the power to change the very culture of the businesses they touch.
Blogging is a great hobby and a very rewarding way to spend your free time. It helped me become better at communicating, writing, marketing, web development and so much more. One of the accomplishments I feel proudest about is that I hope that in some small way I was able to help people get started blogging and take those first baby steps towards a successful online project. Blogging helped me a lot in my life, so I hope that my advice and guidance has helped others achieve some of the same and many other benefits.
As a blogger, my greatest accomplishment was when one of my articles
, on my own personal blog, gained enough traction that it earned me a meeting with the 5 of the biggest executives at Magento. It validated that my blog had the ability to reach key players in eCommerce almost entirely as a result of solid writing on a good topic.
Helping others. The reason I love blogging is that you can impact other people. For me, business owners read my information, apply it to their businesses and grow.
Blogging has allowed me to establish myself as a thought leader in print design and grow my business. My blog provides graphic designers with tips and tricks to improve their jobs. It also establishes trust with potential clients in me and my company because people want to work with someone who knows what they’re doing.
I see blogging as a way to keep challenging myself to be just a little bit better every single day.
I challenge myself to figure out how to write better, design better and most importantly communicate my message better to the world.
I never had that much ambition in life so you could say that’s probably one achievement I will remember for a while.
I was never meant to “become a writer on the internet” or to do graphic design work (for my blog) but I do that now and it was only because it became a necessity for me to continue improving myself, my blog and my business.
It also gives me a great feeling when I get an email from somebody saying that I helped them by reading a blog post that I’ve published (which I had forgotten about).
It’s a true testament to how much of an impact and long-lasting effects a simple blog can have and I’m glad to have chosen this path in my life.
One of the best things about being a blogger in the online marketing and blogging space is having the ability to put myself out there, while helping others in the process. As a result of the blog, new opportunities arise all the time. What’s really special is when I get to hear from my audience on how they’ve been able to take my advice and actionable tips and how they’ve applied them into their own business. Another exciting area I’ve been focusing on lately is helping bloggers get started
through my new tutorial “how to start blogging” site. It quite amazing to see how many people are starting a website or blog for the first time, and even more exciting to see that I’m helping them find success in the process!
Two things. I feel very blessed that I am able to make a full-time living off the platform provided by my blog. But without doubt, the thing I’m proudest of is being in a place where I can offer genuine help and encouragement to other writers. Being a writer is often a lonely path, and I love being able to reach a hand out to others, through my blog, and help them along the way.
Writing something I am proud of.
My greatest accomplishment is a simple one: having provided value to my readers.
My greatest achievement as a blogger is to have made my mark in a very competitive field — social media.
But things didn’t happen in one day. It was a lot of hard work, research, and self-education. I have had to adjust my strategy many times.
Most importantly, though, I have always given more than I would take. When you care about others and treat them the way you would like to be treated, they are very likely to return the favor.
When it comes to blogging I love helping people, so my greatest accomplishment with the blog is making a real difference to people’s lives by providing solutions and answers to their problems!
The feedback you receive
when you’ve helped someone is fantastic and really makes you feel like you’ve made a difference, take this testimonial for example;
“Matthew is without doubt one of the most useful and helpful people I have ever come across in this game. His level of commitment to his readers is immense and I recently asked a him a question in a comment thread about a post he wrote several years ago, and still received a prompt reply with updated information! However the stand out thing for me is the level of detail he goes into when either reviewing something or in an advice post that really sets him apart. This guy puts in a lot of effort for his readers and for that I am hugely grateful.”
That’s what blogging is all about for me, it’s an opportunity to share what I know to help out others, so receiving feedback like that always gives you a great feeling of accomplishment.
You know blogging is something I think about day and night. It’s something which makes me happy. Blogging isn’t just a piece of work, it’s much more than that. People should have a vision for their blogging career. What kind of blog they desire to build? Some people restrict themselves just to write blog posts. They don’t provide the satisfactory content. Newbies should try to provide a uniqueness in their blog posts.
As I always say, “keep the harmony and be consistent.”
People should think more than just making money. They have to enter the new era of blogging with their writing talent.
Reaching people from around the world, finding a way to help them in their business and then meeting them in person at a marketing event. This has happened numerous times over the years and it’s always fun to meet people besides just virtually.
My blogging journey started around four years ago, and my real breakthrough was when people started to read what I had to say. From there I could build a community around my content, and that has changed everything I do in business and life.
The greatest accomplishment I’ve ever achieved through my blog is inspiring other people to believe in themselves. I teach about online entrepreneurship, but since I’m fairly young and share even small successes, people find inspiration from that to launch something new. That’s an honor!
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is making that FIRST sale of an online course back in 2005. Making one sale doesn’t seem like a big thing, but for anyone just starting out, putting the work into creating a great product and then building traffic and an email list to market to IS a big deal.
There is something about getting that first “sale notification email” that is very satisfying and makes you want to jump for joy.
Once I finally made the first sale, the next one was much easier and you start to realize that your hard work can result in income over and over again with much less work than it took to make that first one.
It also made me realize that I waited far too long to decide to actually monetize my website. Taking action and letting your audience know that your content is valuable and worth paying for is a critical step every blogger must understand if they want to make their website a full-time income.
Consistently running a website for 6+ years. Consistency and patience are the most underrated “magical ingredients” to growing an audience. Sure, you have to know when to stop a dying project sometimes, but in most cases, I’d say the biggest obstacle to a successful website is simply sticking to the project and incrementally improving it over time.
My greatest blogging accomplishment is my video interview series, Better Freelancing
. I publish new episodes every other Monday, and at the time I’m writing this, 28 episodes have already been published. Each one features a different blogger or freelancer sharing his or her best practices — superpowers, as I call them — with respect to building an online, service-based business. I’ve had some incredible guests on my show, which has resulted in plenty of high quality and original content for my blog, while allowing me to reach new audiences.
I got over 5,000 social shares to my LinkedIn publishing study
It goes to show that if you spend the time to create great content and promote it, you can grow your blog traffic and subscribers. Even if you are starting from scratch.
My greatest accomplishment is to build our own brand – SharpRocket, in a very competitive industry of search marketing. We are fortunate enough to be featured in one of the top forum sites in the world, namely: Reddit AMA
and Inbound.org AMA
As a blogger, the only thing that matters is engagement, which means people taking action and getting results. When a Magnetic Memory Method student tells me they’ve memorized 1000 words of a language in 6 weeks, 200 in 10 days, or even just 3 a day for a week, then I know I’m doing good work.
Results like these are more important than social shares and blog comments, and that’s what a lot of bloggers who teach need to remember. Sharing your stuff is a passive action. It’s a click. Commenting is semi-active engagement. It’s people typing some words.
But taking what you teach and using it to positively transform their lives in fundamental ways: that’s accomplishment.
It would be easy to say that my best accomplishment as a blogger were those times when specific posts went viral or caught a lot of attention, since that’s something that is easily measured and can be used to promote myself. But to be honest, I’ve appreciated more those times when a small post garnered a private email from one person who might say “thank you for writing that, it made my day.” If something I write is truly helpful or uplifting to another person’s life, then that’s my greatest accomplishment even if only a few people read it. On a more practical note, I can say that blogging has helped me accomplish personal writing goals (i.e. a book) just by forcing me to do the work of practice.
My greatest accomplishment as blogger is my expertise to start a blog and take it to the height of success. I have accomplished this goal for all my clients and that is why I am one of the busiest blogging consultants in blogosphere. Blogging success model keeps changing with the change of time but those who thoroughly understand the art of blogging can achieve success by picking the best model according to the requirement of a specific blogging era.
Traveling the world through my blog is what I most appreciate. Having fun and being free to span the globe is the 1 thing I’m doing that makes my heart sing.
My greatest accomplishment was selling my first site. It showed me it was possible to earn real money online doing something I enjoy and am passionate about. It was an awesome learning experience and made me feel like a “legit” online entrepreneur.
I love helping people improve their lives. Blogging has given me a wonderful opportunity to help other bloggers develop their sites into profitable businesses. I do this through my blog content, my digital training products and personal coaching. I’d say improving people’s’ lives is the most important thing I’ve been able to accomplish as a pro blogger. That’s quite a blessing, and every day I am grateful for it.
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been the impact my articles have made on my readers.
Comments like these make the long hours worth it:
“This post is amazing, Michael. It’s not a post—it’s a full course in the latest traffic generation tools, that I will have to sit down and study for weeks! You’ve given us so many powerful strategies and I can’t wait to start implementing some of them. If your readers begin using even one of these techniques/tools, they will be growing their business exponentially. I will definitely be sharing this post with my networks.
Thanks for all the work that went into this, Michael.”
“I must admit, I rarely take the time to stop and comment on something I read online but… just wow. What a great post.
I think for me the key difference between this and other stuff I’ve read is how highly actionable everything us, with great examples of how they work in practice. I’m actually sunning myself on holiday at the moment, now I can’t wait to get back and start implementing.
I’ve started curating my favourite (mostly free) design resources from across the web at my new site Technifique.com and this will really help me start growing traffic to it.
It doesn’t matter whether these people never buy my book or any of my future products. Knowing that people have gained something from my writing is a major win.
And if you focus on providing as much value as possible, people will reciprocate it in a big way.
Getting into writing in a foreign language.
Writing blog posts, emails and books has improved my language skills, both written and spoken.
I would love to say it is one of my sites, but I think it is the lifestyle that I get to have and exciting people I had the chance to meet through blogging.
In three years, our biggest accomplishment has been turning our blog into the number one driver of new customers for our business. We work hard to put out interesting, valuable and useful content every single week, and I’m super proud of the fact that our readers have rewarded us with their trust and business because of it.
My biggest accomplishment as a blogger is contributing back to the blogging community, through developing intuitive WordPress plugins for ambitious business owners like myself. It’s been amazing to spot places in the marketplace that could really use some love, and to be able to create a product that serves so many, like our popular PopupAlly and WebinarAlly plugins.
There’s so many things that I should be really grateful about in the entirety of my journey as a blogger, but if I can only choose one, I’d probably say that my greatest achievement (so far) would be somehow helping our country – the Philippines – to make a dent in the world of the SEO. To be able to showcase what our people can do and contribute, not just in this particular industry, and being able to influence/inspire some of my peers (and I guess readers) here is something, in a way, that I think I can really be proud of.
I teach people how to blog
and get started with social media. Hearing the words “I wouldn’t have a blog if it wasn’t for you!” for the first time was my greatest accomplishment.
I don’t think I have a greatest accomplishment in terms of blogging, and – being honest – I’m not sure I ever will. There have been times where I’ve been pretty happy with something – like when Hubspot gave me a really nice feature in this article
. That post still sends me a good few visitors today and helped me grow my subscriber base substantially when I was first starting out. There have been other times where some real industry influencers (100k+ followers) have shared my content and I’ve thought “that’s cool!”
However, being honest, I’m a really greedy person. I always want more. That doesn’t mean I’m not pleased when good things happen like in the examples above, and it doesn’t just extend to wanting more things from more people either. I’m my biggest critic, always looking to further myself; grow, learn, improve and more.
I find it hard to evaluate the success of what I’m doing because I’m never fully satisfied with the results, no matter how positive they appear to be. I’m always thinking “what if?…” rather than sitting back and admiring any small successes. I don’t actually think that’s too much of a bad thing when it comes to attempting to gain visibility in a saturated niche like the ‘blogging about blogging’ world that we operate in.
Looking at the opposite side of things: when my readers email me or comment on my site telling me THEY’VE achieved something using my advice, well, then I’m really happy.
My greatest accomplishment is posting new content every single day for 8 months straight. In fact, when I got started, I had issues with my laptop’s keyboard. So I need to type words using Virtual Keyboard. It was devastating but my desires overcome the obstacles. And here I am, the hard work pays off. 🙂
I built a business that allows me to be in control of my own time. I get to do what I want, when I want, and I don’t have to ask permission to take time off, go on vacation, or stay home if I’m sick. Time is my most valuable resource and I’m not spending mine trapped in a cubicle.
If I had to say an actual accomplishment, I’d have to say helping to grow a marketing agency to 6 figures/year in 4-5 months while spending a few days each month on marketing. Which just considered of blogging & guest blogging.
But the truth is that earning a money is a means to an end. It’s not the reason why I blog. I blog because I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people turn their blog’s into something that can improve their lives.
I believe my greatest accomplishment is turning what started out as just a personal hobby – my blog about luxury travel – into my full time job. In 10 years, A Luxury Travel Blog has gone from something I did in my lunch hour to a full time career where I have more work than I can comfortably handle, not to mention some amazing opportunities being put my way, from expeditions across Nepal to safaris in South Africa, and a lot more besides.
While I have a number of personal accomplishments that I’ve been happy to achieve, my biggest accomplishments are the students that I have had the good fortune to be able to work with who have gone on to far surpass anything I’ve been able to accomplish with my blogs.
What’s my greatest accomplishment as a blogger? That’s a difficult question. Actually I’m not the person to decide I guess. Others would have to tell me. It’s a bit like telling others that you’re an expert. That’s akin to bragging. You are biased of course.
Others will tell you that you’re an expert, not the other way around. Then you can repeat after them.
I can only tell you what feels like the greatest accomplishment as a blogger until now. It’s not that I made a living as a blogger for several years. It’s not that my German cycling blog still gets at least 10k visits a month (in winter/twice as many in summer) even though I barely updated it for years. These may sound like accomplishments for others though.
I recently finished my DIY guide to “blogging, social media and search success” as an 188 page strong ebook.
It took me years to do that. Actually I had the idea back in 2009 and I published the ebook just now in 2016. I faced serious hardships family and health-wise in the meantime so I had to focus on client work that immediately paid. I never gave up though. It’s available now
My greatest accomplishment is connecting with people in a way that makes a difference. Getting messages from people across the globe who tell me that they’ve incorporated positive change in their lives because of something I’ve written is an amazing feeling. I love being able to use creativity as a tool for connectivity.
As a blogger, I think my greatest accomplishment has been to financially earn a living with my laptop wherever I go. When I started my blog in 2006, monetization wasn’t even “a thing”. Over the years, employing techniques like cross-pollination between my site and other sites I write for (like my “Dear Nora” column) and creating products like How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World
, I’ve managed to become a major player in this very competitive industry, and to pay the bills while I’m at it.
Being able to travel the world, speaking professionally to organizations, while often getting paid five figures per engagement. More importantly, blogging has helped me grow Flight Media into a 14-person marketing and design company, with people lined to place their order! 🙂
Definitely going into business for myself. With most achievements, the novelty soon wears off and the new situation becomes normal. But literally every time I wake up, my first thought is, “I don’t have a boss, this is awesome.”
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is landing my dream job via my blog. 🙂
My personal blog called BloggerJet has always been a hobby, but I worked real hard to stand out and bring something new to the world of marketing.
This is how CEO of Ahrefs noticed me and invited me to do some freelance marketing for them.
A few month later I ended up as head of marketing at Ahrefs and moved with my family to amazing Singapore.
Many people strive for independence and quitting 9 to 5 in favour of their own ventures, but I have a blast working full time at Ahrefs and I’m totally enjoying it!
And it would not happen if I didn’t work hard on my personal blog.
So that’s the story.
Writing a learning every day (there were a couple of misses in the early years but not many!) for 8+ years. 🙂
In my eyes this is the ‘Age of Influence,’ where anyone can build an audience and effect change, advocate brands, build relationships and make a difference. So… my ability to do all of those, consistently, authentically, and with passion is my greatest blogging accomplishment. #RonR
Blogging is sweet and my biggest accomplishment is the community I have built so far. Though this isn’t as big as I would want, I think it’s the greatest thing I have achieved this far.
Everything else happens in my community so I see it as a big point in my blogging.
I enjoy helping others succeed, so my greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been mentoring freelance writers and helping them build thriving careers. I’ve done this by writing about the business of writing on my Get Paid to Write Online blog and on other people’s blogs. It’s always a joy when writers tell me (as many do) that I’ve given them a tip that made a difference to how they run their writing businesses.
I have been blogging from last 3 years and serious since last 1 year. Rusty Blogger has given me a new identity as a Blogger & Internet Marketer. The best moments of my Blogging career were when I got an interview call from a fellow blogger for his blog and the moment when I got a chance to deliver Blogging Workshop at DomainX 2016 in ACET Amritsar
. Blogging is not just about getting more and more money but helping others through your skills & creating positive difference in their lives.
Freedom. I can hop on to a self-drive family trip for weeks, read books till 4am, or play Star Craft at lunch hours without the worry of a boss or work politics. I think having the freedom to shape my life and develop myself is the biggest accomplishment to me as a blogger.
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is the fact that nine years later, my blog PR WARRIOR is still going strong! In a world where everyone seems to be intent on going after the latest insider secret or growth hack, I’m a strong believer in digging in for the long haul, in providing value via a body of work, not just relying on a single viral online hit that puts your name up in lights (but might do little else besides). Building a professional personal brand takes time and sustained effort, and blogging can provide this reputational ‘spine’. While PR WARRIOR might have changed ‘homes’ a couple of times on the web, I’m proud that I’m still contributing articles that generate talk in my industry and broader professional circles.
What makes me most proud and happy as a blogger is when I receive an email or some other message where readers tell me how they’ve used my content to make their lives better. For example, a reader once told me that he had been able to stop procrastinating and get more work done in a day. This specific reader had always struggled with procrastination. In my opinion, this is the type of story that gives blogging a purpose and feels like a great accomplishment.
Our greatest accomplishment in blogging is our willingness to persevere. We always believed we could meet our goals, like getting 500,000 page views per month or making a decent income from our blog. So, even though we had no idea how to do it, we trusted in ourselves and figured out a way to get there. That meant a lot of hours sitting on our bums testing stuff and connecting with other bloggers. If it wasn’t for our perseverance, we would have given up ages ago already.
A short note: to us, perseverance doesn’t just mean only grinding through the stuff we’re currently doing. It also means being constantly willing to improve strategies and test new things.
We set ourselves new goals and we’re sure we’ll get there. Somehow. 🙂
The most exciting things about blogging for 6 years have been 1) the wonderful people I have met online, especially the other bloggers in my niche, 2) growing the number of readers of the blog and 3)the clients and customers I have been privileged to work with.
My greatest achievement has been to be able to take the blogging model from zero (nobody really taught me anything) to a business model that earns us high 6 figures per year. While most people are worried about traffic, I think the hardest part of the journey has been to learn how to sell to blog readers.
It is a very different process as people are usually consulting blogs for entertainment. But mixing advertising, product releases, email marketing and CRO, we now have a complete blueprint to building 6 figures online businesses on demand and that’s what I feel the most proud about.
It is likely a bit of a cheesy response but my greatest achievement is always when we help someone. If that is adding strategy to an under-performing PPC ad campaign or helping someone with a really niche technical SEO issue. If I can help someone achieve one of their goals and expose our expertise in the meanwhile then I always get a kick out of that.
My greatest accomplishment was being featured on Entrepreneur.com
as one of 7 online entrepreneurs worth following, you can’t really ask for more than that!
My greatest accomplishment as a writer/blogger will always remain the same. The ability to connect with people in a way that is meaningful, that leads to engagement and ultimately helps them.
People have incredible problems they are looking to solve within the online world and as a blogger you can effectively fill as many of these voids (and help as many people as you want in the process). It is a beautiful thing.
My greatest accomplishment is when people reach out and express their gratitude on my work. I write detailed guide like this one
and I can’t tell you that how excited I am to know that my works help.
My greatest achievement is probably that I’ve been selling out my last few writing courses, and I’ve only promoted my courses to my blog readers and email list. What makes me even happier, however, is when people tell me I have helped them improve their writing, become more confident and find their voice.
My greatest accomplishment was hitting the publish button for my first blog post. That blog post gets virtually no traffic, but it was a starting point to a successful blog. Starting something is always to scariest part. Everything else gradually becomes easier after that. I am realizing that now that I am in the process of starting my first podcast.
My greatest accomplishment is helping people who are nearing retirement, or already retired, but need some assistance to get the most out of their new lives as retirees. I offer suggestions, tips, methods, and thought processes that enable people to revise and improve their approaches to retirement.
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been inspiring and equipping others to pursue their passion to start a brewery.
Like other craft niches, the craft beer industry is such a fun and artful place. The people are very welcoming and they’re full of excitement, passion, and vision. The product is enjoyable, too!
As one guest in MicroBrewr Podcast said: If any homebrewer tells you he doesn’t want to start a brewery, he’s lying.
But starting a business that could require a million dollar investment is no easy task.
MicroBrewr Podcast has interviews with over 80 brewers, brewery owners, and other experts in the craft beer industry. The guests have hands-on experience and stories that inspire and inform listeners around the world to follow their passion and start the craft brewery of their dreams.
It so humbling and energizing to see emails and comments from people who are taking action to pursue their dreams. They thank me for producing MicroBrewr. Without a doubt, that is the best part of being a blogger!
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been to turn my business profitable in its first year. That’s not an easy feat, and one that escaped me in more business attempts than I care to fess up to before I launched The Branded Solopreneur
I was able to do this by getting steadfast clarity in who my brand was for, how exactly I could help them, and by promoting the services I provided that would do just that in a couple super targeted sales funnels.
Building a list and a community was a large part of how I found new leads, built trust with them, and ultimately turned them into customers. And it didn’t require a large menu of products, programs and services. In fact, I started with only ONE, a full service Brand Identity package, and only added additional services based on what people wanted to hire me for. The bottom line, I never created something new unless it had already sold at least a few times.
It’s all about strategy and not building something unless you’ve proved that people are READY to buy it. Pre-selling and building your offers as you go is the smartest profit building principle you can operate with!
I think educating others has been my greatest accomplishment as a blogger. I’ll get emails from time to time how a blog post I’ve written has changed someone’s approach to marketing. It’s pretty satisfying getting positive feedback from people and people giving thanks.
As a blogger, my greatest accomplishment is being able to create and publish thought-provoking content that will not only help educate readers, but also encourage them and spur them on to take action towards accomplishing their own initiatives.
Blogging to me is an ideal platform for promoting your know-how, story, products and services. Think of it as a taxi. It drives you exactly where you want to go. You just need to have the right strategy and don’t lie to yourself.
I’ve made good money through blogging, and my greatest accomplishment is the hundreds of people I’ve meet and made connections with. In the end, people buy from other people they like, know and trust.
I could say that my greatest accomplishment is getting published in a print magazine, but honestly my greatest accomplishment is the email or message I get from a reader thanking me for helping them with their blog’s design. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my content has made a difference in someone’s blogging or business experience.
Life is busy. Hectic. Chaotic at times. Pressing in on us from every side. “One more thing” in a person’s bucket makes it full to overflowing. Email is one of our primary sources of overload, too. So for my community to give me permission, week after week, to send my words to their inboxes- well, it means the world to me. I sense we are on this journey together and I owe them something valuable in exchange for their precious time. Each and every subscriber IS my greatest accomplishment and always has been. And it can be for every blogger, no matter the “size” of a list. We can simply practice saying to ourselves as we write, “Thank you, for every subscriber who cares enough to be on my list!
My greatest blogging accomplishment is being able to launch a successful marketing agency by consistently blogging. A few years ago, I decided to blog every day for a month, and I’m still reaping the benefits of that.
That isn’t to say that blogging is easy, and that everyone should do it.
But, if done right, it can be a very powerful way to create authority, and build a business.
A great achievement for me is creating a blog article that can appeal to readers over a long period of time. The first great thrill is identifying a gap, where there are lots of people searching for information that not many websites provide – get that right and you can benefit from a decent organic search position.
The second thrill is when your article gets noticed by lots of people, who share it. That’s great for short term validation. The true test of success, though, is when you see a steady stream of traffic coming in over a long period of time – if you keep re-promoting and updating the article, you can keep the traffic going.
One great evergreen article can bring in a high proportion of your website traffic.
I realized that in this industry, your most important asset is your audience. So I spent 6 years building up a highly-engaged audience, then I entered the travel industry. Most people enter the industry, then build up their audience because of their writing and/or travels, I did the opposite, so I was able to take advantage of doing campaigns right away when I entered.
As a blogger my greatest accomplishment is tough to decide. If I factor in what has impacted the most people, I would say the fact that I coined the phrase “Pillar Post” and helped thousands of other bloggers learn how to create powerful blog posts.
However I’m more proud of the people I have helped who have gone on to grow their own blogs and businesses that make millions of dollars and help millions of people. It’s amazing how many lives you can touch in positive ways through blogging.
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is our blogger mastermind Skype group where bloggers share expertise and assist and support each other. Out of that group we have dozens of Trello boards full of resources so that any new blogger (or even experienced bloggers new to our group) can get immediate access to saved resources. This is explained in the video and post at GrowMap
My biggest accomplishment is blogging was to grow my subscribers to 10,000. It took exactly 2 years and I’m very proud of it.
They ‘key’ for the success was to create actionable, helpful and easy to follow content that was grabbed up by Google (luckily generated a lot of links and visits).
My advice: Start building list from DAY 1!
For me blogging has become being able to make a living. So, my biggest accomplishment has been being able to live from blogging and supporting my SEO/Web Design business with that blog. Nothing is better than combining your passion for what you do and helping others!
As a blogger, my greatest accomplishment is having my content shared by thought leaders in the industry. This is a sign that what you’re doing is working, since there is so much other content out there that they could be sharing. To get to the point where your content is consistently shared by industry leaders, make sure you’re publishing on a regular basis, and that you’re putting maximum effort into your work, rather than just going through the motions.
For me I think the biggest accomplishment has been just not giving up. Success doesn’t come overnight as some people think it is so you just have to persevere and keep trying new things.
Personally one the best things that has happened to me as a blogger is building a tribe of loyal followers.
Visitors come and go, but subscribers and followers stay with you and your blog over the long run. I have several blogs, but my most recent blog Twins Mommy
is growing fast and generating a lot of engaged readers.
I’m happy about this and know that having such a loyal group is what will help me succeed as a blogger.
My greatest accomplishment has been building a solid income with the internet and finally been able to pay the bills with my online activities.
I’m a really pragmatic person and I truly enjoy the freedom of working online.
Today, I’m investing my energies and efforts to keep increase and differentiate my income streams.
As a travel blogger I’ve been able to inspire people on where to go for their next vacation or weekend trip and advise them on where to eat and spend the night while on their travels. I believe that being able to do that, and afterward receiving messages from them saying they loved my recommendations, is my greatest achievement blogging.
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is growing my business in spite of a spinal cord injury that left me partially paralyzed. Luckily I had already started by business–a traditional job wouldn’t have let me work from bed for 4 years! Now, against all odds, I’m recovering function and am walking around the house, but I’m proud that a life-changing injury didn’t stop me from reaching my goals.
Nothing motivates me more than seeing the impact my advice has had on someone else’s life. I blog a lot of about marketing and business, and when I see comments from entrepreneurs who have implemented my suggestions and grown their business as a result, I always get excited.
One day I realized that no one had ever answered the question “how long does it take to blog?” So I did a survey of 1000 bloggers
and discovered the answer: 2.5 hours on average.
That research was shared 1,600 times and 180 websites have linked to it. It took a lot of time to create, but it was worth it.
Now we do it every year, so we see the trends over time. It’s fun, interesting and gives us great search and social benefits!
My biggest accomplishment is figuring out that when I blog I should be writing about problems my readers have and not just about problems I have or things I’m interested in. In other words, the most successful bloggers are the least selfish ones. They take the time to listen to their readers’ frustrations and then go out of their way to help them by providing insanely valuable content. And successful bloggers talk about the mistakes they made so readers can learn from them. If you’re a blogger and you start doing this, the rewards will come to you in the end.
As a blogger, I think my greatest accomplishment was meeting new people and them recognizing my name, or complimenting me on something I’ve written! Whenever you write a blog post you’re never sure if it will be read, so it’s always nice to get that recognition in real life.
My greatest achievement since I started blogging six years ago is changing someone’s life.
Since I started, the main goal of my blog has always been to help others. To date, I’ve received countless email from people who shared with me how my blog post has helped them land a new job, get a promotion and change their life for the better. Nothing beats that.
I got featured on 158 top blogs in my first 14 months
of blogging and built an email list of 3645 subscribers.
Published a post that generated 20,231 page views in 6 days, it has now over 1600+ share and 92+ comments.
My blog got ranked as the top 50 Personal Development Blog in 2016 by Wisdom Times.
I won the “Most Epic” blog post category on Jon Morrow’s blog Smart Blogger (ex. Boost Blog Traffic).
Then I created something I call the Pre-Free technique, built an email list of 777 subscribers in 3,5 months and I launched my first course. The results? $6000+ in sales before I had created the product.
I built a coaching business from 0 to $3000 per month in less than 3 months by reaching out to cold leads and turning them into paying clients (paying me from $500 to $1500 per month).
This year I will be featured in a book with some of the best marketers and bloggers in the world (Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Brian Clark, Yaro Starak and Evan Carmichael).
I have also been interviewed on the #1 business podcast in the world, John Lee Dumas´s EOFire.
Smart and strategic hustling usually pays off.
The best thing about being a travel blogger is to have the opportunity to explore the most amazing and unexplored places on the planet and get paid for it… Being a blogger is a very solitary job, you spend a lot of time alone in front of a computer, still, you work with the ambition to inspire people to travel more. I feel very grateful when I meet people on remote places that follow my work… This is the most remarkable thing!
I started blogging way back in 2005, by 07 I had already earned $20k from Adsense alone. It was a dream run, I had only just started college then.
Just like anyone else, getting my startup funded was my biggest accomplishment. I got funded twice, the latest project that I’m working on – GuestCrew – is a funded project. It is a social media startup where we promote business or event launch
My biggest accomplishment as a blogger has been having offline conversations with people who have said my online writing affected them in a meaningful way. Breaking the boundary between the online and offline world is deceivingly difficult and as such, I see providing offline value to others as a core goal of mine.
For me, my biggest accomplishment was reaching 6-figures in revenue within my first year.
But more than that, the best part of it all is the systems I was able to create with it.
I’ve only been running the RankXL blog for just over a year now, and things have grown much faster than I expected.
What started out as a personal blog, and a side project, is now a large part of my business, and it’s a lot of fun.
As a blogger, I have been able to help people who are struggling to overcome challenges to achieve their goals and dreams. Providing tools and systems to those individuals, and later learning of their increased motivation and progress as a result, has been very meaningful for me!
I have been blogging for a long time, 10+ years and I am happy to say I have had many accomplishments, big and small along the way.
But I think my biggest accomplishment has been starting and growing a large blog with little to no money.
In the beginning I did the real work, connecting with people, writing unique helpful content, spending many hours on Social Media etc… all the work it takes to build a large trusted and respected blog.
There is more than one way to answer that question. From a personal point of view, I would say that, in both our blogs, “Viajar Entre Viagens” and “Wanderers But Not Lost”, we have managed to create a dynamics that is close to people, answering their questions and doubts about travelling, but also being able, through our words and photos, to make people travel with us. From a more professional point of view, I would stress the fact that our portuguese blog, which is about 6 years old, has been awarded in Lisbon’s Tourism Fair contest “Blogger Travel Awards” for the past 3 years, by the public, as well as the jury, as the Best Personal Travel Blog.
When I first started online, I had no knowledge on how the internet world works. After becoming a blogger, I learned that ranking on the first page of Google is just a matter of effort, and we can do this for just about any site we want. We don’t need to hire SEO specialists, we are them.
My greatest accomplishment is — the people I’ve been able to help humbles me every single day. The incredible success we have seen together keeps me motivated to accomplish more; impact more.
The greatest accomplishment in my blogging journey so far is the amazing online friends I procured on the way from far and wide!
Indeed, that relationship or engagement made me move on to reach the present level, though need to go a long way, I can with full confidence say that those cordial relationships still continues and that made me reach out more and more influencers further. In fact, that prompts me to continue my blogging journey. And I am doubly sure that this will lead me to a great success further!
I think, the greatest accomplishment of my blogging journey is that I’ve helped more than 200 beginner bloggers in setting up their blog till receiving income from them. It’s an honor for me that my readers are satisfied from what I write and my content really helps them. Crafting helpful content and watching your visitors getting benefited from it is the true accomplishment of my journey.
My biggest accomplishment as a travel blogger is having a 100% non-competitive approach to what I do and the way I interact with other bloggers in general. The way we deal with emotions daily directs our life and work, consequently the way we deal with ourselves and other people: Don’t be competitive, Be creative!
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Alright, I’ll leave you with the wise words of Persian poet Rūmī.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
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