If you have always wanted to start a blog, this is the right time.
A lot of us are stuck at home jobless or not, with a lot of free time that we end up binging tons of social media content and movies.
You can make use of your valuable time to create content through blogging. I shall give you a step-by-step guide on how to start your first blog.
1. Find a topic or niche for your blog
The first step to starting a blog is coming up with your blog niche.
There is quite a variety of topics to write about that are very much profitable and in demand.
Personal Finance, business, marketing, fashion, and lifestyle are just a few topic ideas that I find very profitable and a good niche to start you off.
However, I don’t recommend just going with any topic because of the profitability factor. Choose a topic you are passionate about.
It will make it easier for you to come up with topics to talk about in your blogs and you are less likely to be bored and quit.
2. Create a website
There are many places you can publish your blog content.
With so many options to choose from, it can be a bit hectic to decide what platform to use for your blogging.
Go through as many reviews as you can about the different blogging platforms and hosting websites sites before settling on one.
All these reviews are available to you at Britainreviews.co.uk.
Some of the factors to consider before choosing a blogging platform are;
- The platform should be easy to use, i.e no coding skills required
- Choose a platform that can allow you to use your own domain name
- Choose a platform that can allow you to run ads to make money
- Guess I should have better features like microblogging tools (for instance, GIFs, Images, and audio)
- An ideal platform should come with a variety of options e.g Themes and designs.
3. Write/hire someone to write your blog
After setting your website up, it is time to do some writing.
If you want to disseminate large content you may consider hiring someone to help you write or to be your full-time writer.
Nonetheless, you can still write your blog at your own pace as you pick up new skills along the way.
Another important part of blogging worth mentioning here is search engine optimization (SEO).
For your content to be discovered more by your viewers, you may want to learn ways to optimize it.
One of the basics of SEO is keyword research where you use certain words and their synonyms throughout the article while avoiding stuffing the blog with the same word.
You can learn SEO online or hire an SEO writer or editor to review your blogs.
4. Promote your blog
After the writing is done, the next step is promoting your blog.
Every blogger wants their content to be discovered by a larger audience and you can only achieve this through promotion.
Social media is the number one platform where bloggers promote their content.
Using social media groups like Facebook groups, Twitter groups, LinkedIn groups, Pinterest boards, among others will generate quite a number of traffic that will visit and read your blog.
You can also reach out to influencers. As your blogging continues to grow you may also invite guest blogger will drive in their traffic to your blog.
Some blogging platforms also give you the option of advertising a blog while some do not.
This is why you have to be careful when deciding what blog platform to use.
5. Monetize the blog
Finally, the best part of it all is making money.
There are so many ways to make money from your blog. This, of course, will depend on your blogging platform.
To sample out a few;
- Run ads
- Affiliate marketing
- Business partnership
- Grow a subscriber list and make use of email Marketing
For any blogger to earn money blogging it all comes down to their content. You should generate content on a consistent basis to help you build traffic.
Businesses looking for bloggers to advertise their content will want a blogger whose website has more regular visits and a good amount of email subscribers.
Starting a blog should not be difficult, follow the tips outlined above and in no time you’ll be ready to start cashing in some profits.
Publish content consistently and research more ways to grow a blogging business.