personal blogging for beginners

personal blogging for beginners

I have been into blogging for sometime now. I have gone through this at a very early stage when i was starting my blog. It's pretty simple.
Understand this :- Starting a blog is easy. Scaling is difficult.

Why do you want to have a blog ?
Just to write/share/express OR to earn money ?
If you just want to write/share/express. then things are pretty easy and simple. Follow these steps and you will be done.
Step 1:- Choose a platform.
  • There are many platforms available nowadays where you can get started and within a couple of days you can start writing. (In fact you can start in couple of hours or minutes.)
  • Some of most famous and easiest are blogger by Google, Wordpress, Tumblr, Medium, Squarespace, Svbtle, LiveJournal, Weebly, Postach, Gohst.
  • Step 2:- Write Away (Start Writing)
    • Next step is pretty simple. Write whatever you want to write. You are a blogger. (Congratulations) :D
    • Yeah! It's so simple.
    Step 3: -Promote (Social Media, Ads etc..)
    • Make most of Social Media. Get the Traffic.
    • Promote and Publicize your blog and your self.
    • And keep writing.
    Step 4:- Congratulations you are blogger.
    What if you want to money out of Blog ?
    Now, comes the big deal. What if you want to make money out of your Blog. Now you are talking. :)
    Making money out of Blog is not easy. It takes lot of planning and execution of your plan in a very discipline manner. Let's see what should be your approach.
    Step 1 :- Research
    • Why do you want to write ?
    • What do you want to write?
    • What people want to read/learn ?
    • Which is your target audience?
    • Are you enough educated/knowledge able to write about this topic?
    • How many people write about this topic ?
    • How many blogger are already into this field/niche ?
    Yes, you need to answer all these questions before you even start you blog.
    Do lot of Market Research, Know your competitors, educate your self. And, most importantly read others blog as much as possible.
    Step 2:- Fix the Niche
    • After you are done with the research. You should be clear with the Filed/Niche/Subject you want to write about.
    • Fix the Niche.
    • And keep reading about it more and more.
    Step 3:- Decide the name -- Be creative (Eye Catching Name)
    • You Blog will be known from your name. So get an Superb Name.
    • Try to have a name which is Eye Catching, Different from others and should be relevant to your Blog Niche.
    • Be Precise.
    • Try to have a short, small name, which can be remembered easily.
    Step 4:- Choose the platform
    • There are many platforms available nowadays where you can get started.
    • Some of most famous and easiest are blogger by Google, Wordpress, Tumblr, Medium, Squarespace, Svbtle, LiveJournal, Weebly, Postach, Gohst.
    • But choose the one which is most SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly. (I would recommend - Blogger or WordPress).
    Step 5:- Go Pro -- Get Domain, Hosting.
    • Get domain name. As it will be your blog's identity.
    • Try for .COM domain name as they are very SEO friendly.
    • Get an Hosting, where you can host your blog.
    Step 6:- Start Building -- Get a theme, take help and Design.
    • The design of a Blog is a very important aspect of your blog.
    • Try to have an simple design, which can help your users to mover freely on your blog.
    • Get a design which can help in SEO as well.
    Step 7:- Start Writing - Content is the King
    • Start Writing.
    • Write Often.
    • Don't copy, others articles. As at a latter stage when you will apply for Google Ads you will caught by google Algorithms. :)
    • Be Original.
    • Write good content.
    • Research and Write and Write.
    • See what people want to read/learn. And write about that.
    • Scroll forums. See what type of Questions people have asked. Write about those topics.
    • Keep Writing.
    Step 8:- Promote and Publicize
    • Use Social Media to Promote your blog. (Facebook, Twitter, Gogole+, Instagram etc )
    • You can also use Ads option on to promote your blog. Facebook Ads, Twitter for Business.
    • Ask friends to share your content.
    • Start participating in Forums and Hangouts
    • Do everything and anything to promote your blog and content.
    Step 9 :- Networking and Contacts
    • Know the people in your Niche and Field.
    • Build contacts and network.
    • Make friends.
    • Learn from them and there experiences.
    • Ask for help and advice and also help them.
    Step 10 :- Freelancing and Guest Blogging
    • Write for different blogs for free or as a guest Blogger/Write.
    • Ask them to write for you in case you are not able to generate content for sometime for some reason.
    • Help others and get help.
    • Get traffic from there blog to your.
    • Learn Writing skills.
    Step 11 :- Email Marketing -- Collects Emails of your readers
    • This is the most tested way to get avid reader of your blog. If you can get there email id, that means you are on write track.
    • They are the one who really love you and your work.
    • They will be your first traffic once you release your new article or content.
    • Ask them to promote you work. And trust me them will do it again and again and that too for free.
    • Because, they really love you and your work.
    Step 12 :- Constant Efforts
    • Keep writing good content.
    • Keep promoting your work.
    • Collaborate as much as possible.
    • Help others.
    • Be original.
    • Do all these things again and again.
    Step 13 :- Plans and Execution
    • Have short term and long term plans.
    • Keep monitoring your plans.
    • If somethings is not working, have a backup plan.
    • Be disciplined and focused.
    Step 14 :- Learn from other Bloggers/Follow them
    • Follow other bloggers. Learn from theme.
  • Try to embed these qualities in you.
  • Step 15 :- Take a look at your work after 8-10 Months (OR after a Year)
    • Where do you stand ?
    • Do you have a good following ?
    • Does people want to collaborate with you ?
    • What is your blog ranking ?
    • What is your Social Media reach ?
    • You page views in a day ? Month ?
    Step 16 :- Start earning Money
    • Now you can start earning money.
    • Place adds on your blog.
    • Write for News Papers, Magazines, Blogs etc for money.
    • Promote campaigns on your blog and get payed.
    • Use Affiliate Program for money.
    • Start reviewing other products/books or anything and get paid.
    Step 17 :- Write for Newspaper or Magazines
    • Read this answer to know how to Write for Newspaper etc. :-- How to write for newspapers, magazines and online blogs in India/World ?
    • Step 18 :- Make it Viral / Do something out of the box.
      • Yes, best way to gain popularity in less time.
      • Do something different.
      • Make a video, comic, some sort of image/photo.
      • Ask your friends for ideas.
      • Do something crazy.
      These are some steps that you need to take into consideration while you are stating a Blog.
      I have tried by best to answer each aspect of blogging, from research, to conceptualization, marketing, publicizing , to maintaining and to earning money.
      I hope this helps. If it doesn't.
    • When blogging you should see the advantages an disadvantages of what you are blogging especially when you write personal blog and business blog. They both are used to regularly communicate to your customers and clients. A usual asked questions page that readers can browse to get more information is something you should consider when you post business blog. Blogs have a lot of useful features that are very helpful in promoting interactivity and enable visitors to subscribe to them so they can receive updates on a very regular basis. If you write for both a personal and a business blog you need to design your approach to suit a different people or you'll risk losing readers.Have you ever asked yourself which type of blog would serve you better — a personal one or a company one? It’s something you really need to think about carefully before committing to either blog.

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