On one hand, blogging is a way for people to express their feelings and opinions on the internet. On the other hand, it’s also a great way to make money! Most people don’t begin their blog with an income in mind, but more as a fun hobby. I like to use mine for both reasons!
Whatever your reasons are for wanting to blog, I thought we could go ahead and look at a couple basics for you to get started. Here they are:
Find A Niche
Before you make a blog, you will need to know what your niche is. A niche is basically what your blog is going to be about and it is important that you choose a niche that will get some traffic. You have to find a niche that is not too saturated but also not too unknown. Choosing a niche like baseball can be very common but it is a better idea to try and get specific by choosing an actual baseball team. You will need to find a niche that you can constantly write about and something that you truly have a passion for.
Choose a day of the week where you will release your next post so that you will be able to let your readers know when to expect new content. You’ll need to stay consistent because you will most likely not have many readers to begin with, but remember – they will come. Don’t base your success off of comments and views, base it off of how consistent you are.
If you are able to get these blogging basics down, then you will be able to start blogging. Starting and running a blog is really not that tough and as long as you choose a niche that you have a passion for, you will never get sick of making blog posts.
These are two very basic concepts of blogging and if you are in it simply to have fun, writing about what you love and sharing with your friends, you can easily just continue on from here on your own. If you have plans to monetize your blog (make money with it), you will need to do some more research on how to do that, how you will host your blog, where to find your target audience, get website traffic, find affiliate programs, etc.
Best of luck on your new blog! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time!
All the best,
~ Carrie A Medford
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