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
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.