How to start a blog the right way and succeed?
Literally every day, I get one or more questions (in the form of emails, comments, social media conversations etc.) about starting a blog.
How to start a blog? – A million dollar question indeed!
Even though there are loads of help available on the internet, I personally feel that everything is scattered around.
Which is why I get queries everyday, right? I figured.
The thing is – most help about starting a blog is quite scattered. You see a handful of tutorials here and there, scattered on blogs and on Youtube.
But having them all consolidated in one place so beginner (and advanced) bloggers can make use of them in the right way, in the right order.
So I have created this piece of content that has 10 Chapters, each Chapter dealing with something very crucial in your baby steps to start a blog so you can be a successful blogger.
Here are the details
This Chapter sets the right foundation for you to start a blog. And this becomes a crucial Chapter to start your blog right.
I strongly suggest you to NOT skip this Chapter as it will help you set things straight right from the beginning.
When you start something online, you definitely encounter with technology. Don’t worry if you are not a tech geek. This Chapter will keep you covered.
Without overwhelming you with unnecessary technical details, I’ve covered what you just need (technically) to start a blog.
It doesn’t end with the technical aspects. But you have to set up your blog correctly so it is easily picked up by search engines, crawled, and indexed. This way you can ensure that your blog easily ranks well in search engines, and appears in front of the right eyeballs - your readers.
Also you need to set up your blog correctly so that it is well optimised, loads fast, and is user friendly!
Working with WordPress
WordPress can be daunting to some. Even though I can personally say that it is a pretty easy platform to deal with, not many will think so.
And if you are one of them, this Chapter will help you with the essential things you need to know (in the form of tutorials) so you can easily create and publish content (and do more) on your site.
How to make money blogging? The million dollar question that hits the minds of bloggers who start a blog.
Most don’t know how to make it. In this Chapter I will discuss how to devise a blueprint for your blog monetisation goals.
Without the use of tools, it is pretty hard to keep up with everything associated with blogging. In fact, I would say that it is impossible.
What tools do you need to use? And for what purpose? In this Chapter I will show you the exact tools you need and how they can help you making your blogging tasks a breeze.
What is a blog without content? Content creation on a regular basis keeps your blog alive.
But where do you start? What kind of content do you create? Where do you get blog content ideas? How to create content consistently for your blog?
All these questions answered in this Chapter.
Promoting your blog the right way
A blog is a marketing tool. But that tool needs your marketing side too. Without properly promoting your content you will be wasting your precious time in building a blog and working on content creation.
Without promoting your blog the right way, all your hard work will never reach the surface. I’m sure you don’t want that to happen.
You will learn how to devise a blog promotion strategy in this Chapter.
As a blogger you cannot do it all alone. And it is also not a healthy way to do things. You need helping hands - to help you with suggestions, motivate you, keep yourself accountable, for a casual talk, for helping you with promotions and much more.
Make friends genuinely. And we’ll talk about that in this Chapter.
On becoming a successful blogger
Starting a blog, creating content and making some money is not all. There’s more to becoming a successful blogger.
And we’ll discuss what it takes to become one in this Chapter.