Starting a Blog: 3 Essentials You Must Know
Hey there! Rafi Chowdhury here. Welcome to this training blog. In this article, I will tell you all you need to know about starting a blog. Now, the topics of this article are how to write a blog, how to create a blog, and how to write for your blog. Well, first of all, I want to share the really cool possibilities of blogging. Then, I want to share with you some tips that you can use. And then lastly, I want to share with you the platform that I use for all my blogging that you definitely want to jump on to. So, without further ado, lets learn about starting a blog!
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Why You Should Start a Blog
So, first of all, blogging is very, very powerful, because you basically have your online real estate, your online presence. And it really allows you to talk about something that you’re passionate about, write or do videos about something that you’re passionate about. One of my passions is online marketing. So with blogging, I can talk about that. I can help other people, share my knowledge, interact with people. It’s really, really cool. And of course, you might have different passions as well. But, step 1 to starting a blog is to simply just do it ;)
Monetizing Your Blog
And then the really awesome thing that just ratcheted it up to the next level is that you can monetize it. So you can do something that you love to do, that you like to do, and you can get paid for it. And actually you can get paid tons of cash for it if you structure it in the correct way. For example, Neil Patel’s blog, Quick Sprout, produces annual revenues in excess of $1 million! He is certainly the guy to follow if you want to learn more about how to make money from your blog.
So, basically with that notion, you write about something you like. You create an audience. You create a viewership, basically people that like you and read and consume your content. And then, you can either help them more with products that you can create or you can refer them to other products that some other people have. And you can get paid a commission on each sale. And that’s kind of the whole notion behind affiliate marketing. So, that’s what we got there.
So, some tips about blogging…
1. Write for your audience, not search engines.
First of all, you want to always keep the person in mind that you’re blogging for. So, the first thing to figure out during this whole journey is, what is the information that I want to share? And who are the people that I want to share it to? So, this really helps you to dive, I mean, really filter down to the message that you want to portray and the people you want to talk to, because you really need to find the sub-niche within your niche. Because if you start talking about all stuff across the board, you’re not going to really have a strong following or a strong readership, because it’s too across the board.
An example of this is to say. . . Oh, I don’t even know. . . movies. So maybe you’re really passionate about movies. Okay, that’s a really broad topic, a huge topic. There’s tons, there’s comedies, sad ones, children’s, classic movies, anything. So what you want to dive down to is the sub-niche within the niche. So then you’re going to talk about maybe comedy movies. So you talk about comedy movies, and that’s really your demographic, your sub-niche.
2. Start small. Dream big.
So, of course, that’s the real simplistic way. And you want to keep it simple, especially when starting out since starting a blog can sometimes be very challenging if you are not familiar with the internet. But maybe after a while, maybe a year or whatever, you have your strong base of people…your strong audience of comedy movies. You’re writing about it. You’re making videos about it. It’s your passion. Then, you can maybe. . . it’s like a bunch of pillars on which the platform of successful blogging stands.
So, then you have your website here. Maybe you can branch out to another pillar. And you can have a category of your blog that talks about drama movies or romance movies. So, then you can have these different pillars such as comedy, drama, romance, etc. You’re doing the sub-niches within your movie niche. And that’s the long-term, but you want to start out with one. Keep it simple at first.
3. Use WordPress.org…its simply the best, hands down.
So, that’s some great tips for you. Third of all, what I use for all my blogs, all my websites, something you definitely want to use is wordpress.org. Now, wordpress.org is different than wordpress.com, but you want wordpress.org. It’s free. Its easy to use. Its phenomenal. It’s perfect for blogging. It’s a home run. And it’s something I use with all my websites, and something you want to use as well. You don’t need to know code or anything like that. And you can really make some cool optimization and plugins for your site that are free as well.
So, that’s what I got for you. I have told you the 3 essentials you must know before starting a blog. If you like the information of this article, be sure to comment down below and let me know your thoughts! If you fill out the contact form, I can add you to my newsletter list so that you can be notified every time I share anything new on this topic. So, those are the three essentials that you must know before starting your blog. And now, you are ready to post your first blog! That’s all I’ve got for you today. Talk to you soon!
Good luck! :)