As everyone is well aware, there are plenty of ways to make money online. One of the more profitable ones and one that offers opportunities for personal growth is blogging. But how to become a blogger? How to make money online? That's what you'll learn in this article.
Familiarize yourself with the market
To start blogging at all, you need to think about what you want to write about and find that appropriate niche where there won't be much competition and people will want to read about it. Niche blogs, unlike personal blogs, bring us more monetization and usually contain more affiliate links and do better advertising and thus are more profitable. For a company blog, the content published should be closely related to the company's key services. It's best to write about something that is both a niche and a topic you know about.
Find a place to post your entries
Platforms with hosting allow you to blog using your own domain. This way, in addition to following the very basic rules of your domain registrar and hosting company, you are in full control of your blog and its content. You have many options when it comes to hosted content management systems but without a doubt the most popular option is Wordpress. You can make a website on your own with the help of tutorials and tutorials, or you can outsource it to professionals. Running a blog should only cost you a few dollars a month in exchange for which you get access to web space for the first year. The CMS platform itself is usually 'open source' and using it is free. If you plan to sell products, services, music or publish your own copyrighted material (articles, drawings, photos, etc.) via a blog, setting up a hosted blog will be the best way to go. It's also worth mentioning here that if you're interested in running an online store, many hosting providers can help you run an e-commerce blog as part of their tutorials or support team.
Come up with a catchy name
A good blog name is memorable, associated with specific sites and helps with promotion. You can:
- Use your own name or the name of your company (if it's a corporate blog).
- Come up with something creative.
It's a good idea to refer to your main area of interest or industry in the name of your blog - look up synonyms for close words in the dictionary and see which ones might work well with the theme of your blog.
Depending on the area and form - whether it will be a professional and formal blog or rather fun and unconventional - you can try interesting associations, word play, alliteration, modifications of well-known sayings.
If you know English, you can also be inspired by ideas suggested by the blog name generator.
With your blog name selected, go ahead and choose a domain. A domain is a unique address on the Internet, which consists of two members: the name and the extension. Usually the domain name is the same as the blog or closely related to it. A blog with its own domain name plays an important role from the point of view of SEO (search engine optimization) efforts, so take this topic seriously, as it can have a huge impact on your blog's online popularity.
Promote your blog
Start by sharing posts on social media, create a newsletter, write for other sites, interact with communities, participate in discussions, invest in paid advertising, try new content formats, etc. To gain readers, you need to attract traffic to your pages in creative ways. Improving your SEO efforts is an important step here, and the following methods will also serve to promote your blog. Most are completely free, and only a few - like ads - are paid promotion methods.
Share posts on social media. Publishing on social media platforms is a great way to post and gain new blog readers. Promote your blog on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn, and you're sure to expand your audience.
The final step to your blog's success is to write content. Grab your work tool, sit back, relax your mind and start writing. What's important about this step is that you don't write by force in the absence of any vitality. This is the worst thing you can do because texts written by force do not satisfy us. If you're currently suffering from a lack of ideas and proper inspiration, step away from the laptop, take a warm bath, go for a walk or watch a movie. The important thing is not to force your brain to come up with something by force because it will sooner discourage us than motivate us. Give yourself time.
If you have followed all the steps correctly, there is nothing left to do but to wish you luck and that your blog will grow quickly and start bringing in the desired earnings! Good luck and be a good blogger!