Hailed as a “king” in 2016 and 2017, the immense need for content in an online industry growing by leaps and bounds. The more content is produced, the more revenue is generated. Blogging is now a proper industry and almost a $10 billion one. People who possess a flair of writing are now making more money than ever. Whether it’s poetical, fictitious, non-fictitious or business writing, bloggers are making a living out of it. If you are one of those people who have a special place for words in their hearts then this blog might be a big help for you because it is must for a writer to have his/her own online presence in this era. But where to start? How to build traffic? How to make money from writing? These universal confusions often lead to demotivation. Not to worry anymore because we have simplified the tedium task for you!
Your blogging career depends on a few decisions and choosing a platform is one of them. Be wise. Read all pros and cons of the platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Medium, Blogger etc. It also depends on the niche of your blog. Let’s suppose that you are planning to blog about fashion and blogs on fashion require excessive imagery and you’ll need a good space to make it happen. WordPress is a the universal option to bloggers from different walks of life and it usually works. Some of these platforms require basic knowledge of HTML and CSS but WordPress is not one of them. It’s easy to use, fast, responsive and what not!
Domain and Hosting
To put in simple words, the name of your blog will make you money. Make it as catchy as possible and try not to sound too vague because it doesn’t tell anything about the niche you are writing on. At times, vague names do work but a name that doesn’t give away anything would require you to write on a diversified set of topic so you can justify the name of your blog. Once you’re done deciding the name, buy a domain along with a hosting that suits you. Make sure that you buy a hosting that goes head to head with the requirements of your blog like, Storage, Bandwidth, Emails etc.
Be super careful while choosing the theme. It should relate to your blog. If your blog is about technology then sceneries won’t work at all! There are thousands of themes on WordPress for almost every niche with relevant imagery. Pay attention to the layout as well. A wise man once said that “UX should be more tailored than UI, users want the accessibility, no beautiful stock imagery.” Be choosy while picking the theme!
You’re Good to Go Now!
Domain Name? Check.
Theme Selection? Check.
Now all you have to do is to publish your blog. Be patient after you hit the publish button because your blog won’t get flooded with views in a day. You’ll have to keep posting, sharing on social media and running little campaigns to build your audience. Creating a blog is an easy task, maintaining takes patience.