Develop writing skills
Knowing the language and having the ideas is one things, and translating those words and thoughts into something crisp and interesting is an entirely another. Many people may think that writing can be done by anybody, and they may be right, but when it comes to professional it is not the writing but the quality of it that matters. And for most, quality comes with practice.
Develop a habit of writing articles on various topics, and ensure that you read a lot. This will help you learn and master various styles of expressions.
Remember, content is king.
Create a blog
After you are confident of your writing standards, it’s time to set up your personal blog. There are many blog creating resources available on the web, and most of them are free. Select the trendiest resource and make sure that you have an RSS feed to it. These feeds help bring in visitors to your blog.
Develop an awareness of popular issues
Try not to be one dimensional on your blog. You should have a deep insight on all the happening issues going around and that insight should be converted into words on your blog. The idea is to maintain pace with whatever is happening around the world.
Ensure regular production
As mentioned before, you have to be dedicated if you want to become a professional blogger. Another important pre-requisite for that is the regular production of quality articles on your blog. Any lull in this regard will disappoint the reader and they may stop following your posts after a while.
Pay Per click
A professional blogger has to earn and for that he has to sign up with some popular service, Google AdSense being one of the main such resource. There are simple yet detailed guidelines on how to sign up with these services.
Ensure comments and feedback
This is extremely important if you want to generate good traffic on the blog. Let the visitors speak their mind out on whatever you have opined, and make it a habit to respond.