Starting a Blog

Starting a Blog

Blogging is an exciting way to express your ideas and make a little bit of income for doing so. Many people blog successfully and the great part about blogging is that you are in charge of your own business. Starting a blog isn’t easy, but with dedication and hard work you will be well on your way of starting your very own home business.

Choosing a Blog Topic

Start out by choosing a blog topic. While this can be about anything that your heart desires, the idea is to pick a topic that people will follow. You might be someone who loves to write about the history of commercial crab fishing, but such a topic might only have a very limited audience. Instead pick a more general topic such as sports reporting, popular hobbies, or even current events.

Choosing a Domain Name for Your Blog

The next thing you will need to do is pick out a domain name. Choosing a domain name for your blog is a big deal and you will want to do your homework here. A domain name should describe what the blog is about. It is critical that the domain name is easy to say and it should be easy to spell. It might be a good idea to type your candidates for a domain name into a search engine and see what comes up for results. The last thing you want is for your domain name to be associated with something negative.

Choosing a Web Hosting Company

You will need to find a company to host your website. Like picking out a domain name, you will want to do your research when choosing a web hosting company for your blog. Check what the company charges for hosting fees and what the terms of use are. You should also make sure the company is reliable and that your users can visit your website easily without long load times.

Start Blogging

Now you can get to the fun part and start blogging. The exciting part about starting a blog is watching it grow. At first many people won’t visit your blog and that is normal, but as you continue to blog your website will grow and search engines will start to notice it. The more you blog, the more likely people are going to visit your blog. That is a great and rewarding feeling.

Try to favor text blogging over pictures or videos at first. While it might be tempting to make a high quality video, the truth of the matter is that doing so will not optimize your blog for search engines. What you should do instead is use text for your articles and then host the videos on websites like YouTube in order to drive traffic to your blog. The more people visit your blog, the more revenue you are going to make through advertising. Also you should spend some time becoming familiar with search engine optimization and make sure you send emails to your friends and family every time you make a new post.

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6 Responses to “Starting a Blog”

written by Zivojin On 15 December 2013 Reply

Hi,

any tutorial available has educational pattern, so thank you for your blog. I.m recognizing some similar info as from Sean Rasmunsen Learn how to blog, but we can’t event anything new. Everything is going in circles.

Thank you Zivojin

written by Simon Robb On 15 December 2013 Reply

Hi Zivolin,

Thank you for your comment! Yes I am an Affiliate of Sean’s, and am a great believer in the power of the internet to express your business and ideas.

All the best

Simon

written by Catherine Holt On 15 December 2013 Reply

Some useful tips to follow here! It is certainly worth while spending the time to set up your site correctly to ensure all your hard work is going to pay off in the future :-)

written by Angus On 16 December 2013 Reply

These are top class tips for bloggers, well doneSimon

written by Peter Ryan On 16 December 2013 Reply

Thanks for the information Simon. Knowing you are a partner with Sean Rasmussen means that your information can be considered reliable and to the point

written by Philp On 14 January 2014 Reply

Very Useful Tips, Well laid out

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