A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Successful Blog
If you’ve decided to start your very first blog, you may need some help to venture into the blogging world. You may have what it takes to do this on your own but some tips from the experienced bunch can help you in the long run. There are tons of helpful material scattered all over the internet but we’ve put together everything that you need to get going.
What are you going to blog about?
The very first thing that you you need to do is decide what your blog will be about. Simply ask yourself why you want to blog, might be a hobby or a subject that you’re really passionate about. There will be many others blogging on similar topics but you need to figure out your niche. Most importantly since you’ll have to write frequently, you must choose a subject that you really enjoy. Don’t be afraid to blog about something just because there are many players, people will love your blog if you’re passionate and if it has a unique style.
Once you’re convinced about your subject you then need to get yourself a domain and webhosting. Register a domain which is fairly simple and easy to remember and most importantly relevant to the subject. Invest money in a reliable host that provides at least 99.5% uptime. We must warn you against using free hosting services as it will do more bad than good to your website.
We recommend setting up a self hosted WordPress site as it is feature rich and fairly easy to use. You have access to tons of free themes and plugins at wordpress.org which you can use to build a fantastic website.
Don’t forget to talk about your work on social media sites and forums, add social media sharing buttons on your blog and track your blog’s performance by using Google Analytics. Use these SEO tips to rank higher in search engines which will result into better organic traffic.
Once you’ve completed these tasks you’ll already be on the way to a very successful blog. We’re sure that you’ll have some doubts while you’re executing this plan, so feel free to leave a comment below with your questions and we’ll get back to you with the right solution.