What are the things you need to be thinking about?
First off you’ll need to think about what your purpose is for starting a Blog. Do you want to start a Blog to teach others what you know who may need that information. Will it be a Blog Branding what you know? Do you want to make money writing a Blog?
Either way you will need to have a platform to host your Blog. For most people having a Word Press site is the best option. This Blog is built on a Word Press Platform. You will need to have a Lead Capture Page to capture people’s information, because you must build a list.
What I like about Word Press is there are many formats to choose from and you can customize it to suit what you want to present . It’s like having your own location on the internet. You will need a Domain Name and a Host for your site.
I have used GoDaddy for my names and my hosting. There are others that you can check out. HostGator, DreamHost, Bluehost and 1&1. The cost of a Domain name is less than $15 a month. Starter hosting packages cost less than $15 a month. When you’re first getting started there are YouTube videos that can guide you through a lot of training on how to do things in the Word Press site.
Once you have your Word Press site you can choose Themes and Looks, install plugins that will enhance the functionality of your site,I found it fun to go through the different choices of pre-installed themes available to determine a starting place for how you want your Blog to look.
Here are a few of my favorite Plugins.
- Word Press SEO by Yoast
- Akismet *
- Google XML Sitemaps
- Widget Wrangler
- Google Analytics by Yoast
- Broken Link Checker
- Share Buttons- By Add to Any
- Updraft Plus – Back Up Ultimate
- Google Analyticator
- WP Super Cache
- * Many of these Plugins are Free
You will need to be thinking about who you are writing for. You need to write about something you that captures your interest and also what others are looking for. Remember, it’s not about you, but who you will be able to help with your writing. Step back and think about your readers and your potential customers and what they need to know to be more successful. You will need to think about who your target market is. What is their age, where are they in their life and what is it they are looking for.
Here are some things to think about
- Is the topic something people are looking for?
- Can you profit from what you write?
- What is your competition?
- Is there a gap you can fill?
- Do you have interest and expertise?
- Are their affiliate programs that you could join where you can make money?
What are some profitable subjects that people are interested in.
- Health, making money, relationships are profitable subjects
- There is always a way that you can figure at edge to reach your target market
- Realize when you have others that are teaching similar things, there is a market for it
- Getting the training and expertise, is not difficult if you are motivated to learn it
- Figure out what you want to sell before you get started.
Figure out what you want to write about and the angle and niche where you will be able to assist others. All the items that are listed above will need to be thought out so you know where you would like to go. You may need some guidance and tools to figure this out. I am here to assist you.
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