5 steps for starting your own personal blog!
Do you want to be a blogger but don’t know where to start? Are you inspired and eager to work but don’t have enough money? Here are some basic steps you must follow in order to create your own successful blog!
There are a ton of questions you have to ask yourself before taking this decision! For a start, why do you want to do this? An aim brings a relevant result! What’s your theme? Which is the best platform for launching your blog? How are you going to reach success? Don’t worry; you can find all the relevant answers here!
1. Why do you want to be a blogger?
There must be a clear aim and a thematic unit. What is the one thing you would like to give prominence to, what’s your talent, what would you like to convey to the rest of the world and for which purpose are some of the questions you must ask yourself. Certainly, this must be something that gives value to both ends (you and your audience.) Your passion and eagerness for blogging play an important part since they are being projected through your content, either this is something written, a picture or a video. The target audience can receive your ‘wants’ and ‘aim’ so make sure that these have an essence. Therefore, find your theme and decide how you want to bring out your content.
2. You can start your own blog for free!
If you are not disposed to pay for creating your own website and want to start with something more affordable, you can start a free blog on platforms like Blogger or WordPress. So, make a small research and find out which platform suits you better and get going!
3. Choose a Domain
Once you decide what your blog will contain and what its identity and philosophy will be, then it’s high time to choose the name of your domain! This must be something that is somehow relevant to you. Something that represents you, something that is catch, easy to remember and in order to become successful something that isn’t to big. You want users to remember it and be able to easily carry into from mouth to mouth. Moreover, the name that you are going to choose should somehow convey your blog’s content. At this stage you must spend some money for purchasing your domain.
4. How are you going to profit from this?
Of course you can make profit from a blog as far as this is well-structured, well-made, comprehensible and have an impact on your target audience! In any company you turn to for advertising your blog, the first thing that it is going to look for is your content, its quality and impact on the audience. An equally important role plays whether your theme coincides with the specific company’s content and to which extend this targets your audience. All platforms contain info and statistics in reference to how many clicks a blog gets and generally info about your audience and its background. Consequently, by using ads, smart collaborations, sponsors and generally services and contests you might integrate in your blog, yes you can set-up a business and earn a significant amount of money!
5. Give prominence to your brand!
And when we say brand in this case we don’t only mean a product but generally your blog’s identity. Logos and anything relevant to your trademark can easily be produced with your own personal touch as well. Find the best program you can work with and start preparing your own logo. The moment has come to bring out the most creative part of you! It would also be wise for your uploaded posts on your blog to have cohesion in relation to the font, colours, size and etc you are using since this is how you can create your own identity!
These are the 5 most important steps for creating your own personal blog from the start with the most affordable way! From this point onwards, your passion for blogging, eagerness for work and authenticity are the most vital tools at your hands that will help you to reach success!
Trend Whispers by Antonia Zenonos
Journalist at Clickhouse Media