Blogging for beginners
In this post, you’ll not only learn Blogging for Beginners, but you’ll find some concrete steps you can take to dramatically increase your chances of success. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t started a blog yet, because just one of these tips can make a big difference in your life and in your blogging. So first lets get down by knowing what a blog is?
What Is A Blog
A blog is a site where you can write about what you want, on a wide variety of different subjects. A lot of people run their own personal blog where they write about their own personal experiences and day-to-day activities. It can be a great way to express your opinions or keep friends and family updated on what’s happening in your life. For example, someone may write a blog about their travels.
There are another types of blog that exists online and which focuses more on specific topics and subjects that people are interested in. They focus on a specific niche to encourage people to visit the site for example topics like information, news, events, opinions, interviews etc.
These types of ‘professional’ sites operate in the same way a business would and they look at ways to make money on their site. For example, a site that focuses on ‘Health & Fitness’ could publish regular posts on diet plans, healthy food, exercise regimes, etc. and display targeted advertising on related products, such as local gym memberships.
Creating your own blog
It’s really easy to start your own blog nowadays. No longer you need to learn all about HTML and CSS coding to get started. The most important part of any blog is it’s content! This after all is what people visiting your site will
be looking for.
Blog content can include anything from the posts that you write, tutorial videos, pictures, interviews etc. This is why you need to produce the best content that you can, to keep people on your site and reading/viewing
Starting a blog is no longer enough. There are millions of blogs out there, and most of them get nowhere because they don’t have a strategy in place. With that said, let’s start with the first tip
If you have a strong reason for starting your blog, you will go far. So ask yourself these following questions:
Why are you starting a blog?
What do you want to get out of doing this?
Why do you want to succeed?
The next step is to find your niche. The best way to stand out from all the millions of blogs out there is to become an expert in a highly targeted area. Get specific and you will go far.
Your content is what will build authority and trust. The more you can share, the more people will trust you.
How will you get traffic to your site?Write down at least three traffic generation strategies that you will start off with. There are many different ways of driving traffic to a site. This including; social media, SEO techniques, guest blogging, and many more.
Based on my experiences, that driving traffic takes up about 50% of my time, with the other 50% working on producing content. It takes time and a lot of work to get visitors to your site and even then it’s a continual process to keep them coming back for more.
The next step is to think about how you will monetize. How will you make money with your blog? Now, you’ve got quality content and you are driving traffic to your site, now you can look at ways of monetizing your blog and making money from it.
There are lots of different ways for you to monetize a site and you can try out some of the different
methods to see what works and what doesn’t. The good thing about running your own site is that you have little expenses, so anything that you earn from your site is almost all profit!
So you have to have an idea of how you will generate revenue. You don’t have to be clear now, but there needs to be opportunities for you to do so.
Now, like I say, this may appear to be a lot of information to learn, but if you concentrate on individual sections at a time, it really isn’t that much. I myself didn’t know about 80-90% of this stuff when I started. Pick one of the tips above and implement it.
Starting a profitable blog is not easy, but it is worth it. It opens doors, helps you grow, and if you work at it, can help you make a living working from home, just like it has done for me. It’s not easy, but it can be done.
I hope you found this ‘Blogging For Beginners’ useful. Feel free to leave your comments and questions below and I’ll try to answer them for you.