The 3 Most Important Keys To Successful Blogging (You Will Fail Without These 3 Blogging Keys!)

The ultimate goal for a niche blogger is to build an income with their blog.

You came here because you want to learn exactly HOW to do this.

There are 3 keys to successful blogging and you are about to learn them today.

Get ready, because I’m going to teach you a lot of valuable blogging knowledge.

The 3 Most Important Keys To Successful Blogging (You Will Fail Without These 3 Blogging Keys!)

I started my blogging journey back in 2011.

It took years of reading books, listening to audio and interviews, learning from the successful bloggers, watching webinar after webinar, and a lot of trial and error, for me to get it all right.

I’ve invested a lot in my blogging and internet marketing education.

I’m also a big fan of marketing and human psychology.

I spent years studying the human psychology and behavior of the people who are online.

I’ve realized one important thing when it comes to internet marketing ….

Human Psychology is super important!

I have learned from the best.

I have taken the time and money to get the right education on all of these topics and more.

I even went to events trying to actually meet some of these online “gurus”.

Here are Rob Fore and I at Austin, Texas in 2013 (very successful internet marketer).

Here are Jon Mroz and I after a nice dinner (another one who is making a lot of money online).

Here is the blogging Jedi Justin Verrengia, his wife, and I (a very spiritual internet marketer).

Okay. I don’t want to keep sharing pictures because I was 280 pounds heavy just two years ago and that was not a good look for me, at all.

I didn’t even want to share these pictures.

But, you get my point here.

I have invested a lot of time and money in learning from the most successful online entrepreneurs that I could find at the time.

By the way, I was about 280 pounds in 2016 and today I am about 175 pounds lean. Which is my normal weight for my height (6’1).

I have changed my entire life completely in less than two years.

I’ve been a super unhealthy individual my entire life.

In fact, I was always fat. This is the very first time in my entire life that I am skinny and very fit.

Just wanted to point that out in case you were wondering.

If I can turn my entire life around even after 28 years of unhealthy living and failures – you can do it too and even better.

I’m not anyone special, I simply started making better life decisions because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I thought you might find this a bit inspirational.

Back to the main topic.

You came here because you want to learn the three most important keys to successful blogging – and I’m about to lay it all out to ya.

I’ve recorded a one-hour video presentation where I explain everything in details.

You might want to bookmark this page for future references and if you don’t have one hour right now to watch the entire video – you can watch it later.

The 3 Most Important Keys To Successful Blogging

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The 3 Most Important Keys To Successful Blogging (You Will Fail Without These 3 Blogging Keys!)

Here are the three keys I talk about in the video.

Key #1 Blog Design

Your blog design can make or break your entire blogging business operation.

If you don’t greatly care of your blog design from the start, you are bound to fail.

I always say this to the new bloggers I coach; think of your blog as your own store that is open 24/7 where people can come visit, look around, and maybe subscribe or buy something.

A blog can be a real business.

It is the same concept of the offline business model.

If you owned a store, wouldn’t you want your store to look good and be attractive to the people coming in?

Wouldn’t you want your store to be very clean and well-organized?

It only makes sense that you take great care of every single detail of your business if you want to become a successful business owner.

You have to approach blogging in the same way.

I also like to say this; if you want your blog to pay you like a real business, then treat it like one!

You have to take care of how your blog looks like and how it is structured.

If you don’t, you are not going to get good results blogging online and you might think this blogging thing doesn’t work.

When in fact, YOU are the one who is not working with the right knowledge.

This is why it is so important that you actually invest in your blogging and internet marketing education.

Invest in a proven-to-work blog design.

Listen to the successful bloggers. Period.

Key #2 Blog Conversion

What is the point of working so hard to drive a lot of traffic to your blog if your blog has a very low conversion rate?

Your time is super valuable.

You know that. I know that.

So, think about this for a minute; you want all of the time and effort that you put in to drive traffic to your blog to be worth it.

And this means that you want to convert as much of your traffic into subscribers and sales, as possible.

This is smart blogging.

Don’t just blog blindly.

I’m dead serious.

I really want you to succeed with your blog.

You got to, you really got to, learn the right knowledge in order to build a successful blog online in any niche.

Key #3 Blog Traffic

Every business needs targeted traffic in order to succeed.

This is a no-brainer.

Your blog is your business and it needs a lot of targeted traffic consistently in order to grow and expand.

There are many ways to drive traffic to your blog. I teach 101 ways to drive traffic inside my ebook here.

I’m going to tell you this; driving traffic to your blog is not the real challenge.

The real challenge is in converting the traffic into subscribers and sales.

I find it easy to drive traffic to my blogs now. I have learned a lot of traffic generation methods that anyone can implement.

It does take time and effort to drive the traffic but it’s not something super hard to do.

What I have found harder to do is converting whatever traffic I already have coming to my blog into subscribers and more sales.

This is where human psychology and copy-writing will help you.

Human Psychology + Copy-Writing

Once you have some traffic coming to your blog, what you want to do is improve your conversion rates by testing and tweaking things in your content and blog’s design.

You have to learn more about human psychology and the art of copy-writing if you want to become a successful blogger online.

This was the last lesson I’ve learned before I started to get the results I was looking for blogging.

Don’t forget that you are also a Marketer.

That means you have to learn how to sell.

And what makes someone successful at selling?

The understanding of human psychology, social triggers, and customer behavior.

Of course, what you are trying to sell and the quality of value you have for the potential customer matters a lot.

But, here is the thing, you could have the best product and the best service in the world, but if you don’t know how to sell it the right way you will fail.

You have to combine it all in the right way.

The quality of your product, the pitch, the way of presenting the product, the way of engaging with the potential customer, etc.

This would be my last tip to you here.

If you want to become a successful blogger, you have to put everything together in the right way in order to get the right results.

Work on these 3 important keys to successful blogging and start implementing right away.

I’d love to hear from you

If you implement my tips here and get some sort of result please let me know in a comment below. If you have any questions or thoughts on this, leave them in a comment below. I want to hear from you.

Also, if you know someone who could benefit from this knowledge please share it with them. Help me help them. I would really appreciate any support I can get. 🙂

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Freddy G. Cabrera
Calisthenics maniac during the day. Blogger at night. I love helping others accomplish their goals in life. I want to thank you for passing by my blog, and dont forget to subscribe for blog updates! - I really appreciate your visit and your support. Please, help spread the knowledge! - Thank You. - Connect with me on Facebook if you want - Happy marketing my awesome friend!


  1. Enstine Muki March 12, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on cutting that heavy chunk off your body. Being fat is life threatening 😉

    You are right on these 3 keys. Well combined, they will boost ones success. Targeted traffic is key. Driving tons of irrelevant visitors is pure waste of time.

    Understanding reader behavior will go a long way to lift profit. One thing I have learned in human human psychology in marketing is that if you succeed in something, showcase your success and tell your market the steps you took. Man is naturally made to try to emulate others successes. This helps in affiliate marketing big time 😉

    Thanks for the beautiful content. Hope you are having a great week

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Hey Enstine!

      Thank you! It was really hard to change my entire body but it was all worth it. And yes, being really heavy is not healthy at all and I couldn’t live that any longer!

      Yup. There is a lot of human psychology that goes with marketing. If you want to influence people and want to build an audience with your blog then you must understand people’s behaviors and learn to teach them what they need to learn and not really what they want to learn. More often than not, the newbies will not know any better what exactly they need to learn and implement. So, as experienced bloggers, it is our job to also become the best teachers we can be to really make a difference.

      Thank you so much for coming by, Enstine!

      Best regards! 😀

  2. Justin Kavanagh March 12, 2018 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Always enjoy reading your blog Freddy..I think Blog traffic is one of the biggest problems that bloggers face. I tend to rely on Google to bring in organic traffic for me…then Facebook, instagram and email marketing.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Hey Jay!

      Good to see you here brother!

      Yes, traffic can be a little bit challenging. It does take a lot of time and dedication to really build up the traffic to your blog. But, it is not impossible to reach your traffic goals. You just have to learn the right strategies and implement them with consistency.

      I know you are in the fitness niche. One great way for you to get more exposure online, build an authority, and get more traffic, is guest blogging. I’d also like to call this a ‘Content Marketing Strategy’. What you want to do is search for similar blogs to yours in your niche – make sure they have a big audience and high engagement per blog post – and add it to your list of sites where you can guest blog. Now, before you ask them if you could submit a guest post (or maybe more which I’d also recommend), you want to build a good relationship with the blog owner. And you do this by constantly leaving valuable comments and sharing their content online. Do that for about a month or two and then reach out for guest posting opportunities.

      Instagram is another great source for blog traffic. You could build a big following in the fitness niche if you implement the right strategy with consistency.

      At the end of the day, what will really help you with traffic is the consistency with what works. That’s really it.

      Keep up the good work man!

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment! 😀

      Best regards!

  3. James March 12, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Hey Freddy,

    I know it’s not the focus of your post, but it’s cool you have become more healthy, well done.

    RE conversions, I know you talk about this a lot on your blog and I am thinking you are right. If you are converting a lot of visitors into subscribers and customers, then you don’t necessarily need high traffic.

    Just higher “quality” traffic, maybe? Ie. people who are more “likely” to convert.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 12, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Hey James!

      Thank you for that brother. I appreciate it.

      I would say that you need both – very targeted traffic AND high conversions.

      If you work a lot on getting these two things right, you will be able to get the results you are looking for on your website.

      Learn more about these keys and implement with consistency. Remember to track everything because you want to know what is working and what is not. This is how you improve your conversions.

      I’m currently doing a few tests with this one tool to help me find out what works best with my lead magnet here. I’m going to share my results and what I’ve learned when it comes to improving conversions in a future blog post. So stay tuned for that one.

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment, James!

      Keep up the good work!

      Best regards! 😀

  4. Ryan Biddulph March 13, 2018 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Looking totally lean Freddy. Great deal bro.

    As for blogging, design plays a bigger role than bloggers tend to realize. I paid little attention to my blog layout. Then I created too many sidebar widgets years ago from a “not enough”, scarcity energy. But I slowly cleaned it up to where I feel clear on my design now. Readers see links on visiting my home page, and 3 simple, small, clean banners, and other than that it is all white space. Content, services, products, eBooks and literally nothing else to make it easy on my reader’s eyes.


    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 13, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      Hey Ryan!

      Thank you brother! I’m into calisthenics now so I’m staying in shape. My entire lifestyle has changed completely! 😀

      I like the new look of your blog man. It looks clean and to the point. That’s the way to do it.

      You have to make everything easy for your visitors. Every single detail matters!

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a nice comment!

      Keep up the good work bro!

      Best regards! 😀

  5. Naveen Sharma March 13, 2018 at 4:27 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    It is nice you have focused on the three most important aspects of a successful blog. If we were to treat it like a business we would definitely like every part of it to be perfect. You have pointed in the most important directions where we need to constantly improve.

    It is also true that all the traffic in the world won’t mean much if it doesn’t convert for the products we have for sale.

    Thanks for sharing the insights with us. Have a great day!


    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 13, 2018 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      Hey Naveen!


      If you want blogging to pay you like a real business then you should treat it like one! 😉

      This is such a simple statement but so profound once you really get it.

      You’ve got it man. You could be getting a lot of traffic but there is no point in having all of that traffic if you are not converting a portion of that traffic into subscribers and sales.

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Keep up the good work brother!

      Best regards! 😀

  6. Susan Velez March 13, 2018 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    First of all, congratulations on the change on your unhealthy lifestyle. That’s huge.

    One of the things that most bloggers struggle with is traffic. Most of them are not patient enough for the process to take place. It takes a lot of work to grow a blog.

    It definitely doesn’t happen overnight. But it’s not impossible if you’re doing the right things.

    You’re right conversion is huge. If you’re not converting your traffic, basically, you’re doing all that work for nothing.

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us, I have no doubt that they will help people who are struggling to grow their blogs.

    Have a great day 🙂


    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 13, 2018 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      Hey Susan!

      Thank you for the congrats! 🙂

      Traffic and conversions are the big ones for every new blogger. But I think conversions are more challenging than traffic generation. There are so many strategies to drive traffic to a blog. And if you are a great blogger who shares great content there is a lot of traffic that can come your way through the search engines alone. So, the most important key is to convert whatever traffic you are already getting into subscribers and sales.

      And, yes, getting a lot of blog traffic and getting high conversions doesn’t happen overnight. You have to work at it, a lot. It is a process that takes a lot of dedication. You need to put in the time and effort. But, the beautiful part of blogging is that the harder you work at the beginning, the less you have to work as your audience grows. The hard work only comes at the beginning.

      Thank you so much for coming by and sharing a nice comment!

      Keep up the good work!

      Best regards! 😀

  7. Corina Ramos (@CoriRams) March 13, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    Congrats on your weight loss and for keeping it off! Changing eating habits is a hard thing – I oughtta know – I’m still trying. 🙂 Sodas are my vice – particularly Dr. Pepper. But I have slowed down a lot. I’m down to 1 can DP a day. It used to be about 3. 🙁

    Anywho…these three points are important elements to successful blogging.

    I agree that the design of a site has a lot to do with it. We still need kick a** content but our site is the first thing a visitors sees so we should have an attractive site.

    I’m definitely working on blog conversion. I’m tweaking and testing things out hoping to find that one thing to get me there. 🙂

    We definitely need blog traffic but you’re right when you said the challenge is converting that traffic into sales.

    Thanks for putting this post together. I’m sure this is going to help new bloggers step up their game.

    No doubt I’m passing this on! Have a great day and rest of the week!


    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 13, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      Hey Corina!

      Thank you. It has been a long weight loss journey for me and I’m still going.

      It is hard to change your eating habits. Especially, when these habits are a few years old. But, you know what, I have been learning more about nutrition and intermittent fasting. I’ve learned that it is more about WHEN you eat than what you eat. You might want to take a look at that as well.

      Yes, one of the most challenging parts I find to be the conversions of whatever traffic you are already getting. You are probably already some new visitors coming to your blog so now the game becomes about how to convert those few visitors into subscribers and sales. That is what I have learned from my experiences blogging, so far.

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a nice comment! 🙂

      Keep up the good work!

      Best regards! 😀

  8. Basit Ansari March 15, 2018 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Hey Freedy,

    I love your blog and also your all content. You are hard working guy and I don’t have any more word for you.

    And also thanks for sharing amazing articles with us.

    Basit Ansari

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 15, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Hey Basit!

      I appreciate your nice words man. Thank you so much for visiting!

      Best regards! 😀

  9. emenikeebb March 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    You are very correct, Freddy.

    It’s the same copy writing skill that has been making great ways for me.

    A blog that doesn’t convert isn’t a good one at all. This is why I focus my attention in getting people into my list (email and chatbot) as much as I get them to visit my blog.

    Thanks for sharing. It’s always a pleasure checking up on your blog.


    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 15, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Hey Emenike!

      Yes, you’ve got it man. You have to work on your copy-writing skills and conversions. This is such an important part of successful blogging.

      I’m glad to read that you are implementing these!

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Best regards! 😀

  10. Akshay Thakur March 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Freddy,
    You touched most important things of blogging. Now days there are many bloggers entered into blogging community therefore too much blogs. It your blog is not looking attractive then people not entered into it or not going to read your blog post.
    While doing blogging successful must need a quality traffic and good conversion..
    Keep writing these types of valuable blog post to get some knowledge for newbies.. 🙂

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Hey Akshay!

      I’m glad you are learning here.

      Yes, you got it man!

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Best regards! 😀

  11. David March 16, 2018 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Hey Freddy,

    Everyone wants to start blog and want to earn from adsense. Most of them don’t know about some basic points like blog design. Nowadays look matters and that doesn’t mean that you use heavy theme and imply heavy graphics on your blog. Your blog should look eye catchy with easy navigation that’s it.

    Freddy you have done nice work here thanks for sharing.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Hey David!

      You have to take care of every single detail on your blog. Every single thing matters. A lot. I have to keep saying this because it seems like not all new bloggers really get it.

      And yes you are right. You don’t even need to use expensive tools and design in order to build a simple and seamless blog design. We are going after simplicity, so that means you don’t need to spend a lot on the blog design. All you need to do is understand these concepts and build from there. That’s it!

      Thank you so much for your compliment and for coming by!

      Best regards! 😀

  12. Rambharat singh March 16, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Hii Freddy,
    The estimate of writing your blog post is very good. The simplest language you use when writing articles is appreciated. The information you give will prove to be of great value to me, I hope that. It is our wish that you continue to write great articles in such a future. Thanks for sharing this article. Thank you

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Hey Rambharat!

      I’m happy to know that!

      I always do my best to write in a way everyone could understand. I’m glad you are learning here.

      Thank you so much for coming by! 🙂

      Best regards! 😀

  13. Prasenjit Dutta Chowdhury March 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    Thanks for this post but I think you should add few more such as

    Types of Content
    Marketing Seconds
    Work with Influencers
    Building Trust is important

    These Blogging Keys are also most important i think.


    Prasen, @copyproblogger

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 16, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Hey Prasenjit!

      I like your additions here.

      Yes, these are also important things to learn more about and implement in order to get results on your blog. You are right.

      I’ll touch on those in a future blog post! 😉

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a valuable comment!

      Best regards! 😀

  14. Prasenjit Dutta Chowdhury March 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I have also sent you an email with my personal thanks for few another post that you made. You are doing great. 🙂

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera March 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply


      Thank you so much for the opportunity, Prasenjit! 😀

      Talk to you later.

  15. Sathish Arumugam March 17, 2018 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    Thanks for highlighting 3 key deciding factors. We will have to pay attention on the blog design and the layout. Because it is obviously a hidden driving factor to get blog traffic. Those are technically strong may not showing interest in designing their blogs. For such people, this page will be more helpful.

  16. Lisa 🐥🐦🐤 (@Lisapatb) March 17, 2018 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy, wow, what an amazing story. You really upped your blogging game and lost weight! That’s hard to do being online so much. You are living proof you can really change your life at any time.
    Getting traffic is hard even for bloggers that have been around a while. You sort of peak out and can’t get past the hump.
    I know I have to work more on my conversions. That’s not always the easy part. Some days I feel like I have it and other days not.
    Thanks for the tips here Freddy and have a great weekend!