Starting A Blog? Try These Awesome Blogging Tips For Success
Thousands of people are now looking into starting a blog, if you are one of those individuals let me say congratulations to you . You are about to embark on an online journey that is not only very popular but able to reward you with more than a lot of fun and excitement but profit if you choose. The reasons why so many people are wanting to start their own blog can vary from wanting to have a way to share things they like to do in their lives like hobbies and sports with friends and family all over the world and the Internet to making a part-time or full time income online. No matter what your motive for starting a blog, you’ll prefer to get started the right way getting some awesome blogging tips and advice, if that sounds like you then this article will be of great help, so I invite you to read on.
Learning about blogging isn’t a hard thing to do. In most cases those who are willing to learn can find out all they need to know to get started successfully in a few hours or less. Below I have put together some very important essentials that you should apply when getting started with your blog.
While there may be some different considerations taken when building a blog for your own personal use and information compared to one you would build for business the basic concept will be the same.
1. Starting a blog for free is one option.. Two of the most popular and widely preferred blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogger, both offer a free hosting option. Just because they are free to use doesn’t mean that they are poor choice for your first blog, they come with hundreds of various themes, page designs that can be used to make your blog pretty much tailored to your specific wants, likes and requirements. Also available for these blogs platforms are hundreds of different software called plugins that can be easily added to the main platforms that will make it possible for you to make your blog more versatile and able to do more tasks, something like apps for your smart phone enables you to perform different tasks. Another beauty of these plugins is that many of them are free.
2. When choosing what your blog will be about the first thing to decide is whether you will just want to use it to express or share something you like to do in your life with others on the Internet, or if you want to use it for an online business: In many cases you will find that you can make an online business blog about something you are personally interested in or enjoy doing like a hobby you have. So you can “kill two birds with one stone” so to speak. In other cases you won’t be able to use that thing you like to do as a money generating blog because there just won’t be a market or enough people out there interested enough to spend money on a product or service concerning it (your hobby).
3. One of the most essential things for a blog to do is keep your readers wanting to return. This is especially true if you intend to use your blog for online business. One of the most effective and proven ways to keep people interested and coming back to your blog is to provide new, fresh and interesting content, and information that is relevant to the topic and theme of your blog. A good example is, if your blog is about “sailing” you really won’t want to discuss unrelated topics like gardening or golf. The best way to keep your readers satisfied and eager is to provide and discuss the topics that attracted them to your blog in the first place. Give the people what they want and a lot of it.
Starting A Blog For Income
4. If you are starting a blog to make an income online it will be better if you purchase your own domain name and hosting for it. This is not a hard thing to do and can be done for a very reasonable cost, so it shouldn’t hurt your wallet to set this up. The purpose of using a paid solution for your business blog and not a free one is that you have no ownership, neither your blog’s name or the house it lives in belongs to you with the free solutions. You will have to abide by the rules and regulations of the free blogging service. That will only give you limited control over what you can actually do with the blog, who may advertise and sell. Starting a blog for business having limited control over what you can and cannot do is not a good foundation on which to begin building your business. So I recommend that you start out the right way by purchasing your domain name and hosting so that you can properly operate your online business blog and make decisions about it any way you see fit as long as it’s legal; That’s a whole different article topic that I will write about later.
Investing in a domain name could be as low as $2.50, depending on the domain name suffix (.com, .net, .org, .info, ect.) for that price you’ll own that specific domain for not less than 12 months, you’ll also have the choice of renewing it the next year for the same price you paid. A hosting account could be as low as $2.50 a month. While both of these options are the basic minimum for starting a blog for business it’s well worth the investment since you will have ownership and total control.
5. When using your blog for business there are various methods of monetizing that blog. One method is Google Adsense where ads relating to the main topic of your blog will be placed on your blog-site. Anytime a visitor to your blog clicks an advert you’ll generate a commission. This income stream is free to start and use. This method using one blog won’t make you a lot of money but it is a start, By building more blogs (leveraging) and having more ads your income will be greater.
6. Another income generator that you can use when starting a blog is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is done by you promoting a product or service that belongs to someone else on your blog-site. Your blog will have a link directing your visitors to a sales page. The link has your distinct affiliate ID embedded in it and whenever an order is produced from your link you’ll generate a commission. Quite a few expireinced marketers combine these two types of income generation methods and consider it the more profitable as well as effective path to take.
The information above has been a brief overview to staring a blog for personal as well as making money I hope you found the information helpful. Applying the blogging tips mentioned above will defiantly help you get started the right way. The most Important thing to remember is that you can be a successful blogger whether for personal use or business.
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