4 Easy Steps For Creating A Blog That Sells
An easy guide to creating a blog for profit.
It is often said that content is king, but over the last decade blogging has become a way for many to support their income. The best part about blogging is that it doesn’t have to take up a large amount of time in your day; you completely set the pace. Once established, your blog will do most of the work for you whether it’s banner ads, pay-per-click or some other form of affiliate advertising. You simply promote, add content regularly and reap the rewards.
Midphase has created this guide to help you get started on your path to blog success. Simply follow the steps below to be on your way to blog-topia. Below are four simple steps to creating a blog that encourages success:
#1. Pick A Platform
First you must get all of the boring technical tasks out of the way, but Midphase has created an easy checkout process to guide you through the steps. Visit Midphase and select a hosting plan (WordPress hosting, shared or perhaps SSD VPS). We recommend WordPress for those who are looking for an easy-to-use, reputable platform. Midphase offers hosting packages specifically designed for beginning bloggers to get your website up and running in no time at all.
Next, select the domain name that you think will help your blog get established. Be sure to consider alternate web address endings if the .com you are looking for has already been registered. Domains like .rocks, .NYC or .online can make a statement when stumbled upon in the search engine result page.
#2. Design Your Blog
Here comes the fun part. Blogging mostly focuses on content, but this doesn’t mean that you want content only. How your website is designed will affect how many readers become regular traffic. On the internet, eyeballs are currency, and you want as many eyes as possible looking at your terrific web design. If in step one you chose WordPress hosting, you are in luck! WordPress offers thousands of templates to choose from making designing your blog a breeze.
If you chose to build your own blog, we recommend Midphase’s Website Builder. Our drag-and-drop application can help you create a website that is both functional and attractive. It’s built-in optimization tools will also help you score points with the search engines while saving you time and money. No technical experience required!
#3. Add Content
This is the part where you can let your creativity and personality shine through. Depending on the goals you have set for your blog, you will want to write about what interests you; good writing comes from passion. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and work with others to create great content for your blog. Guest bloggers can help you draw extra traffic and increase your site’s visibility. Remember to pace yourself, after all The Huffington Post wasn’t built in a day. But once you establish a routine, it is important to stick with it. Your readers will expect content from your brilliant mind on a regular basis. Be sure that your tone of voice and personality is consistent as well.
#4. Promote, Promote, Promote
Be sure that you are using all resources available to you including social media, SEO tips and tricks and even video services like YouTube. Get creative with hashtags to help your content reach more viewers and use social media as a chance to interact directly with your followers. After all, readers are going to be able to give you the most information about how your content is doing. Check out your favorite blogs and pay attention to their marketing tactics. A little amount of research can go a long way on the web, all the way around the world in fact.