You can consider many details when creating a blog website. You can make successful in terms of ‘success’ to creating a massive following and monetization. First, create a checklist of the task or specific questions and then try to elaborate on what I believe to be important to creating success from blogging.
There are three main steps in creating a successful blog.
Find your niche- who is reading about your topic?
Create content that answers questions and solves the problems that your audience are experiencing
Promote your blog to connect the people asking questions with the answers.
Here are some things that you should consider:
Pick a PLATFORM
I am using WordPress, but you can choose Blogger which is free to starting a blog. Either WordPress is compared to other available blogging platform is easy to customize and online support for WordPress is good. Blogger and BlogSpot are both owned by Google and I’m sure the support is similar and works very well with AdSense if money is an object.
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 is good and free. There are many other domain registrars, of course, and costs and service will vary.
Set a GOAL
It does not matter what the goal is, number of visits or time on site or content, but set one. Think of it as a mini-business plan. You can refer to it in the future and measure ongoing progress.
Find Your Niche
Create a blog about things you know about. If you are an expert at something, especially good at something or have an extremely overwhelming interest in a particular hobby; build your blog around that. Do not write about fashion, makeup, fitness or diets just because you see other people do it and you think it will be easy. It won’t and you will hate and quit.
Choose a TOPIC
If the blog is personal (therapy of sorts), then the topic is YOU. If technology or business, check on the competition. There are lots of blogs – standing out is hard. Take a unique approach or a different angle on a subject.
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.
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Categories and Tags
I erred initially when I used multiple categories for my posts. The post falls into one category with a few to several tags. Tag stuffing is bad and will not help SEO.
Focus on building pages such as “About Me” and the others you might want with the engaging information.
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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. Who 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.
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Don’t quit your day job
Don’t expect the money to come right away. It won’t unless you’ve already established a name or brand for yourself that you can drive traffic to and convince advertisers to pay you to place ads on your blog.
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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.
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You operate in a region and your audience is based there. You should really think about starting a local SEO campaign for some of your most used terms.
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Freelance writing gigs
You are blogging for ten years about a certain topic, so your knowledge on this topic is pretty good I believe and you can produce quality content. Try to find freelancing gigs on blogs, magazines, news sites etc. that will allow you to backlink to your site. Don’t limit yourself to local businesses, if your English is not that good hire a translator, this will pay off eventually.
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Promote your blog regularly
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.
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Create a community
10 years in the game? Start your own community. It doesn’t need to be a forum because that needs lots of man hours to handle. Make a group on Facebook or a discussion board on some niche related site.
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Engage with your community
Find sites like Quora that are in your niche, politics, and engage with your audience there. See what are they interested in.
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This again depends on your goal. Get better SEO from links to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Having all with the same name is a real plus.
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Monetize Your Blog:
CPC is ‘Cost Per Click’ which is a marketing (affiliate marketing) term that describes how much a publisher will be paid per paid each time a viewer clicks on the banner ad/link. This a very abbreviated explanation because there is a lot of variables that can influence the measurement of how a click is tracked and/or compensated.
CPM is ‘Cost Per Impression’ which is based on a thousand impressions which refer to the publisher (blogs) display of the ad (banner) while the viewer is on the page. So just to be clear, this is not the same as someone visiting your blog and refreshing the page.
Growing a blog can happen in so many ways. Many bloggers use social media to promote their blogs by sharing each post on their page(s), creating tweets, posting in forums, groups, etc., basically any place where you think you have an audience that would be interested in reading about your subject matter. When you get more advanced into blogging, there are a ton of tools you can use to help promote your blog in addition to learning and getting better at SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
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