Steps to create a successful blogging experience:
1. Choose Your Blog Site
You cant get any more easy than Blogger, who created the very concept of blogging. Its free and easy to set up and get going. But it doesnt take long to start seeing results. If youre trying to get a feel for how to create a successful blogging experience, just visit a related site. You may discover a site that has a lot more content than yours. But that doesnt mean you shouldnt try to pick your favorite topic. Try to establish your niche and stick to it. It will be a lot easier to create a successful blogging experience with one niche and one blogging platform.
You dont have to be an expert writer to start blogging. You can start using the content you already have to get your first steps started. Try to find a subject you already have something to say about. If you know your niche, it will be a lot easier to identify an appropriate length piece. Keep your content to 250 words or less. When you find a good topic and a good length, start creating.
2. Advertise and Promote Your Blog
In order to get a good readership, you need to spread the word. To spread the word, you need to recommend and promote. You dont have to just rely on referrals. You can refer your readers to other relevant blogs, articles, and sites. But the one thing you cant do is just blog for money. You can earn money by promoting your own blog. There are many ways you can do that, but the best way to do that is by email marketing. Email marketing works well with blogs because you can update your blog with a link to a new blog post. In that way you are recommending your blog to a third party. If the referral is interested, then they will click the link and read your blog. Then they will be back on your site. They will be reading your blog regularly. So the more you recommend your blog, the more likely they are to come back. In that way you get your traffic and you get their name and email address. It is a works like a snowball. The more you promote your blog the more you earn.
In that way blogging for money works like other internet marketing. If you have a website, you can promote your website on your blog. You can email your blog to other websites and earn their email address. It is a bit more work, but when it is done well, it can earn you a decent income. If you have some time, you can promote other sites too. There are sites on the internet that pay you for promoting them. But the main way to get traffic to your blog is to post great content on it.
As I have already shown you, there are many ways to promote your blog. The first way to promote your blog is by publishing great content. But just publishing great content alone is not enough. To get traffic to your blog you need to be persistent. You need to be persistent to publish great content on your blog regularly. It is important that you publish a new post every day, every two days, every week or every month. You need to keep it fresh and update it as much as possible.
You need to keep your blog active. After a week you will be surprised that people who you haven’t visited your blog in months will be reading your blog. After 3 months you will see that people who you didn’t visit your blog for years are reading your blog.
The more you publish great content, the more people will visit your blog. The more people visit your blog the more email addresses they will have. The more email addresses you have, the more money you make. You can earn by email marketing by promoting other peoples blogs.
If you have access to some way to drive traffic, then you can promote another peoples blogs too. If you don’t have access to drive traffic then you can promote other peoples blogs. That way you can promote someones content on your blog and earn some nice commissions. It is important that you promote other peoples blogs because they will help you get more email addresses. The more email addresses you have, the more money you make.
That is how you get traffic to your blog. In the next post, I will show you how to promote other peoples blogs. The article is in conclusion.