How can I start blogging as a beginner?

8 ways to earn with a blog

Many people ask how can I start blogging as a beginner? It is quite easy and fun though with a learning  curve. Am going to list below what you need to become successful in blogging even if you have no prior experience. Read on.

  • What is Blogging

  • What to blog about

  • What do you need to start

  • How to make your blog popular

  • How to make money with your blog

What is blogging

Blogging is continuously updating content, be it text, images, or video on a webpage. It is like an online diary on specific ideas and topics that is consistently updated. Technically, a blog is a website. But a website does not have to be a blog

Make it easier for your target audience to consume your content. Group your content around specific topics. These blog topics are called categories.

When visitors come to your blog, it is easier for them to interact with it if it is well categorized. This way, you will be able to know which categories are popular with your audience.

The other feature of a blog is that your visitors should be able to contribute and comment on your content. It makes blogging more enjoyable to the visitors as they are part and parcel of it.

All you need to do is to moderate the comments before you publish them. You will need to post meaningful content.

What to blog about

Many people wonder what they should blog about. It is simple. Write about those topics and ideas that you are passionate about. Since you will be creating and updating content frequently, it goes without saying that it should be close to your heart. When you write content consistently, you will become an authority. 

People are always looking for good information to make informed choices. When you offer more, the more authoritative your blog will become. Search engines will then start to take your blog seriously. It will then appear at the top on search engine result pages.

 There are so many ideas and topics one can blog about. One of the easiest is to take an existing problem and offer some solutions. The other is to offer useful and current info on specific topics.

These can be specialized blogs. 

This will also enable you to interact with other bloggers in the same industry. That way, you can even end up having quite some influence in your spheres. Types Of blogs: 

  • Health Blogs

  • Men Blogs

  • Fashion Blogs

  • Marketing Blogs

  • Travel Blogs

  • Cooking Blogs

  • Nature Blogs

  • Fitness Blogs and so on

 

What do you need to start: 

  • Ideas and Topics

  • Tools

The most important thing is to create and organize your ideas on specific topics. You can even start with one topic and scale up as you go along. Then there is the making of the actual blog. This calls for some specific tools. If you are on a bidet, there are many free and good tools out there. This is what you will need.  

A website or blog maker:

This is a tool that will create the blog. Nowadays, you don’t need to know any programming languages. These are tools that can be used by just about anybody. Popular ones are Blogger, WordPress, Siterubix, and so on. 

Keyword research tool:

This is a tool that will refine your ideas. Generally, it researches how people are searching your topics in search engines. That way, you will be able to concentrate on popular ideas and topics. 

Analytic and search consoles

Generally, these are free tools that will tell you the matrices of your blog. These include the size of your audience, location, devices, etc. They will also show you how your blog is being seen by search engines. The main ones are Google analytics, google search console. Yahoo webmasters and so on. 

Your blog name

This will be the name that you will give your blog. The most important thing is to make the name memorable and easy to pronounce. The blog name will be its brand, some take some tiw3m to come up with something good and creative. 

Your blog domain name: 

This is the name that you will register with. For example, if your blog name is barbeque tips, your domain can be barbequetips.com. Again if you’re on a budget, most of the free website creator tools have free domains.  

How to make your blog popular

You want your content to be seen by your target audience. First, you need to do good keyword research using the tool we mentioned earlier. Secondly, you need to create useful content. The next critical task you have to do is to optimize your content for search engines. This is done through on and off-page optimization. 

On-page optimization:

This is making your content easily crawled by search engines. It will require some tutorials but there are many out there. Generally, it is grouping your content properly and linking together with other pages and categories in your blog. 

Off-page optimization

It is sharing your content with popular and authoritative online properties like social media and linking with other websites and blogs in your industry. Some are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, and so on. Search engines also take a look at who you associate with. 

How to make money with your blog

There are many ways you can monetize your blog. But before you even think of making money with your blog, make sure it has a proper web presence. It means the search engines have seen your content and indexed your content. When you are properly indexed and ranked, you can monetize your blog.

There are many ways to make money with your blog; Here are just a few;

Sell your products on the blog

Sell other people’s products ( affiliate marketing)

Sell tutorials and courses

Sell your blog memberships

Sell event tickets

Have others advertise on your blog

Allow publishers to buy content and so.

In conclusion, it is easy to make a blog. The only challenging part is to make it popular. But with practice and training, you will soon become an expert. Most important is to be consistent and to learn continuously. Make use of the many training resources out there. 

 

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