A blog can be very profitable if fully exploited. Profiting from your blog centers on taking the right step at a time in a right direction. Below, I will be showing you six proven steps to successful blogging.
The following are steps to successful blogging:
- Choose A Niche
Before starting a blog, you need to be clear on what niche you want to go into. A niche is a targeted and specialized audience. This audience defines the kind of information or content you develop and publish. Choose a niche that will interest you because you need passion and zeal to research, study and write good contents that will drive the attention of even the busy audience in your chosen niche.
While choosing a niche, make sure you identify your interest, passion, and a problem you can solve, this will give you a clue to what niche is most suitable for you.
2. Develop Your Blog
Immediately you are settled on what niche you intend to indulge, without wasting time, the next thing you should do is to develop a blog. You can develop a blog using WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Wix, or Medium. Developing your blog using the platforms mentioned above allow you to conveniently build your blog without passing through the rioting of hosting, scripting, or programming.
When your blog has grown, and you have made money from it, you can invest it in buying a hosting service and also go for a more sleek and professional blog.
3. Blog Daily
This is where most people get it wrong. Some update their blog once in a week, which is not the right approach to successful blogging. Blog posting daily is not a suggestion; it is a must-do. Publishing posts daily gives your hungry audience fresh content, and it also makes your blog resourceful and exciting.
After a while of continuously publishing content on your blog daily, you will notice that your blog will become an authority in your chosen niche. This makes your blog appealing to search engines, and this could be a good way of generating traffic to your blog.
4. Interact With Your Audience
Now that you have a reasonable amount of content on your blog, you should engage your audience and start interacting with them.
The first simple technique to engage your audience is to ask your audience a series of simple questions at the end of your post.
Request that they say their minds or how do they feel about your blog posts. Another way to engage your audience is to ask them to pen down questions that bother them, and you talk about it.
5. Generate Traffic
The success of your blog depends on your traffic. There are many ways you can generate traffic to your blog, and I will mention but few.
The following are ways you can generate traffic to your blog:
- Paid advertising
- Social media
- Email advertising
- Guest posting
- Participating in fora
6. Make Money
Once you have accumulated good amount of content and have attained a good number of traffic, the next thing to do is to make millions from your blog. That might sound funny to you, but I tell you, you can make millions from your blog, and I will show you how.
You can make money from your blog through contextual advertising. One major contextual advertising network is Google AdSense and Chitika. The payout model of these advertising models is pay-pay-click, which means that the company pays you a certain amount of money for each click on the ad on your website.
In addition to contextual advertising, to make more money from your blog, I would advise you also try out some graphical advertising networks such as MammaMedia, BlogAds.com, and other sponsored ads.
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