In the recent past, blogging has gained so much prominence that it is now a full time job to many people. It has become a source of passive revenue all around the world. There was a time when people didn’t knew what was blogging, but due to the advancing pace of technology and time, blogging and the bloggers have come under the limelight. Before there was no competition in the ‘blogosphere‘ as in there were very few bloggers, but now the competition has just been tripled.
Every day many blogs are being created and lots of newbie bloggers are coming into the race. So along with the heavy engagement in the blogosphere, the newbies have to struggle hard in order to survive in this field. As it’s all about time, patience and dedication; without these you can’t succeed ahead in blogging. In order to succeed, all that is needed are the following points and all the success is yours.
HOW TO START BLOGGING AND WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE START?
1. Specific Niche
This is basically the topic or interests that one can write about. It is very important for one to have a niche where they will be writing on so as to attract a specific group of viewers. Select one carefully so as to make the profits online. Be sure to choose an area that you are familiar with and can blog effectively on so as to be informative and entertaining to your readers.
Most of the bloggers are yet not sure on what topics are they blogging about! Technology i.e. Tech Niche is the most common niche in blogging. There are hell a lot of tech blogs over the web, in which you can find maximum having the same contents and articles. Cheating eh ? That’s what the now-a-days bloggers do! Hardly there are few out there who genuinely do blogging by writing unique content and others just wait to jot it down in their blog post. Competition is just too high for this specific niche.
Now you think before you commit anything. Go with that niche, in which you’ve a good sense of determination. The topics which makes you passionate to talk and explore about are the ones which should be your blog’s niche. Choose wisely, blog well.
2. Creative Blog Design
You have to be professional in the design of the blog. However, several websites have free and premium themes online available for one to choose. One can also make their own designs to fit the niche chosen. If you are not experienced in designing your own site, look for professional help so as to make that stunning site. It is also recommended that you should also take care of your mobile readers as the full desktop view of your blog will load slowly in the mobiles and you definitely won’t like your readers waiting to read the articles?
It is advisable either to choose a responsive theme for your blog which will adapt the screen sizes according to the device’s resolution. Either you can also go for third party sites or plugins to make your blog mobile friendly. Creativeness makes you stand outta the crowd!
3. Identical Domain Name
You should choose a domain name that is very easy to remember and is very identical. Do not go for the complex names that will be forgotten or miss spelled all the time. It is very important both in blogging and having your website online. Let the name be relevant to the niche that has been chosen so as to align everything to your ultimate goal. Having a unique domain name can help you in developing your personal branding.
4. Strategize on Advertising
Advertisements are the main source of revenue for bloggers. This is the main reason one should have a large following so as to gain the interest of advertisers like Google. One should master several advertising strategies in order to make good money in the blogging world. Like employees are dedicated towards their work to get their salary from their boss, similarly a blogger should be engaged completely and truly devote their passion towards blogging, then only they can succeed and earn money online.
5. Proper Use of Keywords
Keywords helps in indexing the blog posts therefore the right kind of keywords will put the articles in the right place to be found by many search engines. The higher your blog is on the indexing, ranks the better and easier it is to reach many through search results. This is the way to beat the millions of blogs on the internet. This way your blog will have great number of visits hence higher profits. There are many other ways that you can use to rank better by blog commenting, link-building strategies etc. It depends how well you use your keywords for your posts and the blog itself.
6. Maintain Updating Frequency
The contents of the blog have to be very informative, relevant and professionally done. Having a well designed and ranked website is not all since the visitors will be unimpressed by poorly written blogs and will not visit again. Ensure the content is up to date and of help to those seeking information. It is not necessary that you update it regularly, but it is very much essential that you follow a pattern of your posts update frequency.
For example, If you post one article in every two days then ensure that you post the other one in the next two days. Similarly it is same for the daily update basis. All what a reader wants to get adequate number of posts for which they have subscribed to your blog i.e. to receive your daily digest at their mailbox. Don’t dissappoint them by creating a gap between you and your reader. Stay connected with them by providing some articles worth reading.
Before diving into the blogging scene, ensure you take these precautions and be prepared. The blog may not get instant visitors but patience and continued update of content will do the trick. One can market the blog on the many social sites in order to have more visits and eventually get the profits. Everything needs time, and blogging is the core stuff which needs a lot of time. Just you need to have that much patience and dedication towards it. Blogging gives the example of the famous proverb – “Slow and steady, wins the race!“.
Good Luck Mate! Cheers.
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