Most beginners who want to become professional bloggers ask this question. Maybe you are one of the people who are asking this question. “How to create a blog and earn money from it?”
As I say often, having a blog is one thing and become blogger is another. To achieve success, you will need to follow the advice below.
- Do not start your blog if it is not configured correctly.
- Know what you are blogging about
Whatever the strength of the temptation, do not start your blog, as it does not contain the following elements:
1. Initial steps to be followed
- A decent design
- A contact page with form
- A page about
- At least 5 articles
- A subject on which you are blogging
- Regarding the design, you do not need something unique or perfect to start a free theme designed well will do. If your resources permit, I urge you to use a professional theme.
- Finally, make sure you use Feedburner for the newsletter, as well as Google Analytics to track and analyze the traffic on your blog.
2. Choose a topic and expand it
While it is true that you can publish what you want on your blog, I suggest you choose a topic that you understand. While nothing prevents you from doing what you want, know that your blog will be more likely to become popular if most articles you publish revolve around the same subject.
It is very rare to see a popular blog address several issues at once. Instead of changing the subject every time, explore the different aspects of the one you have chosen.
3. Be Consistent
If you have a lot to say, make sure that you post everyday, which will help you to reach your goal in short time. However, if you do not have much to say, it is advisable to blog once a week. Once you have found your rhythm publication, stick to it. Be consistent. The inconsistency will lead to the loss of your audience.
4. Publish unique content
I never cease to say that the content you post on your blog should always be unique. Moreover, the design of it should make your blog attractable. Do not just blog on the topic that you read elsewhere.
People will read your blogs because they want to learn new things and not read a reformulated version of an article they read yesterday. You must give your opinion on the matter and not take the advice of other bloggers.
Ideally, you should only blog when you have something new and worthwhile to say: Information that will educate your readers.
5. Do not be afraid to say what you think
Most bloggers are afraid to say what they really think. If this is your case, I suggest you do not be afraid to say what you think.
One of the reasons that come up when I probe my readers why they read my blog is; “you have a different speech“.
You must have a different discourse. However, not based on the difference, you must also have speech closest to reality.
6. Investigate your readers
Any blogger who wants to succeed must absolutely understand the expectations of its potential readers. It really is the best way to improve the quality of your content.
To do this, you can use a survey, or simply ask them a series of questions about their expectations. Then use each of these expectations as a subject of the article. Surely, you are not going to satisfy everyone, but if more than 80% are, then this is already a great victory.
7. Use social networks
Facebook, Twitter and Google + can really allow you to generate traffic to your blog. As a plugin, Tweet Old Post allows you to automatically publish excerpts of your articles on Facebook and Twitter.
8. Analyze your statistics
Statistics not only serve to show how many visitors land on your blog every day. They are mainly used to analyze the behavior of these on your site.
If you use Feedburner for your newsletter, it is possible to know how many subscribers have read this or that article. Analyze these data will give you a better understanding of the type of content that your readers like and do not like to read. In addition, you can also determine the catchiest titles.
9. Leave comments on other blogs
You should make effort to respond to comments on your own blogs, and you should review those belonging to other bloggers in your niche. Preferably, choose the most popular blogs in your niche.
One last thing, choose only two to three popular blogs because beyond this number, this activity can quickly turn into a waste of time. You will spend more time to comment on blogs that publish articles or optimize your own blog.
10. Optimize your blog for search engine
Optimization of a blog plays a crucial role for traffic it generates, but also in converting those visitors into customers. The optimization should allow you to:
- Improve your ranking and drive traffic
- Give your readers want to know more about your content
- Encourage your readers to subscribe to your newsletter
- Click on your various links and banners
- As you can see, the optimization is not limited only to the SEO on Google. It goes well beyond.