How can I start blogging as a beginner?

How can I start blogging as a beginner?

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 the process of continuously updating content, be it text, images or video in 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.

 

To make it easier for your target audience to consume your content,it is important to 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 major feature of a blog is that your visitors should be able to contribute and comment on your content. This makes blogging more enjoyable to the visitors as they part and parcel of it. All you need to do is to moderate the comments before you publish them. This also means you need to post meaningful and useful content.

 

What to blog about

Many people wonder what they shoub blog about. It is simple. You should blog 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. What’s more, by creating content consistently, you will end up becoming an authority.

 

People are always looking for useful information to make informed choices. The more you offer it, the more authoritative your blog will become. Before you know it, the search engines will then start to take your blog seriously and it will be appearing 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 glog. Nowadays, you don’t need to know any programming languages. These are tools that can be used by just about anybody. Popular ones are  Blooger, WordPress, Siterubix and so on.

 

Keyword research tool:

This is a tool that will refine your ideas. Generally it researches on how people are searching on 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 metrixes 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 the 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 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 crawlable by search engines. This will require some tutorials but there are many out there. Generally, it is grouping your content properly and linkin together with other pages and categories in your blog.

 

Off page optimization

This is sharing your content with popular and authoritative online properties like social media and linking with other websites and blogs in your industry. These can be Facebook, Twitter, You tube, Wilipedia 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 monetise your blog. But before you even think of making money with your blog, make sure it has a proper web presence. This means the search engines have seen your content and indexed your content. Once you are properly indexed and ranked, you can then monetize your blog.

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

Sell your own 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 quite 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 mant training resources out there.

 

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