You can become a successful blogger but this success requires a successful blog site. Your blog website should have all the features as per the current technology such as responsive, HTML5 compatible, SEO optimizes great content, strong marketing, monetary, etc.
Here, create a checklist for building a successful blog site:
1. Pick a platform
2. Domain Name
3. Find Your Niche
4. Set a GOAL
5. Choose a TOPIC
6. Add Categories and Tags
7. Add Blog Regularly
8. Optimize your content for search engines
9. Local SEO
10. Promote your blog
11. Create a community
12. Engage with your community
13. Social Media
14. Monetize Your Blog:
15. Don’t quit your day job
Pick a platform
You can choose a platform in which your blog site is built. There are many open-source CMS which are all features to make your blog site successful such as WordPress,
Joomla, Drupal, ExpressionAgain, TextPattern, Typo3, Magento, Concrete5, MODX, Umbraco, Jongo CMS, DotNetNuke, blog engine, dotcom, etc.
What is an open-source CMS?
CMS is a content management system in which your website is built and changes to your content, such as publishing, editing, managing, and deleting content.
Content management systems are two types – open source and proprietary.
What is the content management system (CMS)?
A content management system (CMS) is a software application used to create and manage the content of a website or blog.
Features of CMS:
- SEO friendly URL
- Online help such as discussion boards
- Full template support and customizable templates
- Admin panel with multiple language support
- Easy wizard-based install and versioning procedures
SparklingTalk using WordPress CMS for the blogging platform, but you can choose Open Source CMS according to requirement. WordPress is easy to install and manageable CMS compared to other available blogging platforms also online support for WordPress
Your blog name should be easily readable so that your audience can remember easily or without difficulty. You need to pay for a domain name when you want to own it
either you can create a blog using blogger or wordpress.com in a subdomain. You can purchase a domain from any hosting service provider such as GoDaddy, who is the
biggest domain registrar and their support are good and free. There are many other domain registrars, of course, and costs and services will vary.
Find Your Niche
Create a blog about the things you know about. If you are an expert on something, particularly good at something or are extremely interested in a particular hobby;
Build your blog around that. Don’t write about fashion, makeup, fitness, or diet just because you see other people do it and you think it will be easy. It will not
happen and you will hate and leave.
Set a GOAL
It doesn’t matter what the goal is, the number of visits or times to the site or content, but set one. Think of it as a mini-business plan. You can refer to it in the
future and measure the progress going on.
Choose a TOPIC
If the blog is personal (a type of therapy), then the subject is you. If technology or business, check on the competition. There are too many blogs – it is hard to
stand out. Take a unique approach or a different angle on a topic.
Start creating high-quality content for your blog. When it comes to blogging, you don’t need to publish a new post every day, but you should be consistent. What’s most
important is that you focus on providing your audience with quality content as opposed to a quantity of content.
How To Choose a Topic For Blog Post
Categories and Tags
I initially make many errors when used multiple categories for my posts. The post falls into a category with some tags. Tag stuffing is bad and won’t help SEO.
Focus on creating pages like “About Me” and others you want with compelling information.
How to Add Category in your WordPress Blog Site
How to Add Tags in Your WordPress Blog Site
Add Blog Content Regularly
Many people get into blogging because it looks glamorous, fun, and easy. It isn’t! Many bloggers work over 80 hours a week creating, editing, and posting content on their blog and social media sites.
Get to know your audience. Whom are you targeting with your content? When you know exactly what type of people you want to reach, it becomes easier to create the content they need.
How to Post Blog Regularly
Optimize your content for search engines
You don’t need to be an SEO whiz in order to rank higher in search results! Learn the basics of SEO and make sure you’re optimizing every single post you write.
How To Optimize Your Content For Search Engine
How To Get Traffic From Search Engine
Your audience is mostly from your region you located so you should need to think and care that audience using Local SEO Campaign.
After focusing on Local audience they bring a lot of organics and repeating visitors to blogs.
How To Market Your Blog Using Local SEO
Promote your blog
Make sure you’re building a presence on social media because it’s an amazing way to send traffic back to your website. Figure out which platforms your audience is
using and share links to your posts. Consider participating in Twitter chats, Facebook groups, or even group boards on Pinterest to help reach new people.
Also, read:How To Promote Your Blog To Get Traffic
Create a community
As a blogger, you get success and have enough time and the audience then must think to start a community site which focuses on the problem of your audience. Although you already interacted with the audience using blog comments and its reply but the dedicated community site or forum site sure help according to their requirement/need.
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Engage with your community
Explore sites like Quora and find your niche and start conversion with an answer of related questions or ask your doubts if anyone and engages with your audience there. Your blog site gets huge organic as well as referral traffic.
How To Engage Audience With Your Community
To get success a blogger, you need social media marketing which promotes your blog article and brings a lot of new as well as repeat visitors. Social Media also helps to inform your audience about your new article or blog post which makes instant traffic to a new blog post. Social media site such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
Pinterest, etc have huge influence on your blog traffic.
How To Get Organic Traffic Using Social Media
Monetize Your Blog:
CPC is ‘Cost Per Click’ which is a marketing (affiliate marketing) term that means how much a publisher will be paid per click when a viewer/visitors clicks on the banner ad/link. This a very limited explanation of CPC because there is a lot of variables that influence the measurement of how a click is tracked and/or compensated.
CPM is ‘Cost Per Impression’ means a thousand impressions of visitors click which refer to the publisher (blogs) display of the ad (banner) while the viewer is on the page. So this means this is not the same as someone visiting your blog and refreshing the page.
You can Grow your blog in many ways and Many bloggers use social media to promote their blogs by sharing each post on their page(s), creating tweets, posting in forums, groups, etc. There are a lot of tools that can use to help promote your blog in addition to learning and getting better at SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
How To Monetize Your Blog To Make Money
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Don’t quit your day job
After starting your blog don’t expect the money to start flowing immediately. Money from blogs only can come after established a name or brand for a blog or blogger and that can drive huge traffic to blog which also attracts advertisers to show their ads on your blog and get paid handsomely.
Why Should you not leave Job after becoming a blogger