As a brand new blogger sometimes the amount of information and choices out there can be overwhelming. There are two types of people when it comes to starting a blog. The ones who are serious about it, and those who just never get around to it.
This guide will simplify the process for you regardless of your blog category.
Brand New Blogger Basics
Before we review the steps lets consider why you should start a new blog. Why is beginning a blog relevant to your business or other endeavors? Why should you put in the effort and try it? Here’s why.
Blogging Improves Your Writing
Blogging often improves your writing skills. It allows you to practice writing more often and fine-tunes your skills. Blogging improves your communication and makes you able to express yourself better.
Your dialogue with other people is a skill that employers look for, having a blog can quickly make your resume more attractive.
Blogging Gives You Better Ranking on Google
If you are a business owner, you will know that Google plays a vital role when it comes to business. In most cases, it is how clients find you online. However, Google has so many listings that it has to have a way to rank them.
Websites that blog more often have a better chance of ranking higher.
Blogging creates Followers and Clients
When you engage with people on your blog, you have a higher chance of gaining followers, even as a brand new blogger. These followers are often the people who ultimately buy your products and your services.
Effective blogging is about building your own customer base and creating relevancy. (more about that in another blog). Through your own blog, you can quickly become an authority on the subject matter.
Blogging Builds Your Credibility
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Aѕ companies аnd professional organisations notice thе growth оf уоur readership base, thеу mау ѕооn gеt іn touch wіth уоu fоr advertising. Or mаkе уоu аn affiliate, whісh pays fоr еvеrу referral generated frоm уоur blog site.
How do you get Started as a Brand New Blogger?
Blogging seems like a daunting task but it isn’t if you know what to do. The hardest part is setting up your blog. After that, everything is a bit easier.
You can create content every day, or every week, whatever best suits your schedule. Your content should relevant to the subject matter of your blog, that’s why your visitors clicked on it, right? As a brand new blogger, these tips will help you get started.
Get some goals
You need to set both short and long term goals for your blog.
It will help you to stay on track as a brand new blogger. Your goals are what keep your blog active and help you to rank on the search engines. The entire process of creating your blog isn’t that difficult. Follow this guide to set up your new blog.
Get a website host
The host is the home of your blog. It’s where it lives on the internet. There are a HUGE amount of hosts out there and they can vary by price depending on your needs.
Buy your Domain name
The next step is to get your domain name. There are plenty of places that offer access to domains and offer hosting. Once you have your host, you will be able to add more domain names to it as needed.
Install your WordPress on your domain name. All you have to do is to locate the WordPress button and click it. Follow the onscreen prompts and fill out all the information required.
Make sure the username name and password that you use for your blog is unique and secure.
Design your blog
Now you want to make your blog look great. Use the free templates provided by WordPress and create compelling visuals that will make your blog stand out.
Set up your email Opt-in form
This is especially important because it is how you gather followers. Your opt-in form is where users click to receive your newsletters and must be present in your blog.
Usually, it already comes with the blog, but you can change the call to action to suit you. Once visitors sign up, keep the newsletters coming to drive engagement.
You can also use a lead magnet to attract people to sign up. You could give them something to download for free for example. This is a great trigger that grows your audience. You don’t want to be blogging to yourself, do you?
Create your content
The next step is for you to start writing some quality content that is relevant to your audience. You can create short or long content. Blogs around 1000 words have proven effective and can keep your audience engaged.
Make sure that whatever you post is tailored towards solving a problem for your audience. This way, you will have them coming back.
I hope these blog basics for beginners will help you as a brand new blogger and motivate you to start your new blog!