1) You're going to make a lot of mistakes, and it's necessary to do so for the learning process. What's crucial as to how long you'll make a particular mistake is identifying it as such, and finding solutions.
2) Grammarly is your friend. The free version is all you need. Fragments are easy to oversee and if you want to succeed you need a boatload of content. That content will be hard to read with fragments and people won't like it.
3) Get Yoast so you don't have to memorize every aspect of optimizing and structuring your articles. After you use it for about a year you will be able to do everything off the top of your head and it will all be on point.
4) The way you get more business with your blogs is by writing an article based on the keywords (2-4 in the title) and what you fill the article could be tutorials, top 10 lists, whatever's going to keep them engaged and on the page.
5) Add an infographic.
6) Make a Youtube video and make the title match the title of your article. Youtube videos drive traffic to the blog if you design them to. Use the annoying popup link you're allowed to use a link 3 times per video. Make it say some ridiculous off the wall, catchy clickbait phrase.
Include a link at the very top of the description and immediately following the link, explain the reason why they want to click the link. People are impatient, or have ADHD, or are in a big hurry to go nowhere, so get to the point SUPER FAST. Originality is gold so make this explanation for visiting your site amazing and invaluable. Ebook of immortality! Solve your fictitious worldly problems! Beat up the bully with your pinky, drive it home my man (and yes, be relevant to your niche)!
7) Need even more traffic? Put the same video on several platforms, Vimeo, Twitch.tv, Dailymotion.
IMPORTANT: 6-8 times
That's how many times someone will need to show up consecutively before they are in a state of conversion. So yes, some super rare occurrences happen where they roll through and buy, but the bulk will be because your content is good enough to get them to keep coming back.
FOCUS ON AMAZING CONTENT :-)
Just be sure about the topics that you are planning to write on. For instance, whether you are planning to write on fashion, lifestyle or technical topics. Before you straightaway start writing, make sure that you do a bit of research. See the type of blogs that are popular and engaging users in that particular field. Take a note of your major competitor and see their contents as well. Figure out the pattern on which they are writing contents. Follow them, but do not copy.
Create your social media account and start engaging users there even before you start writing. This is an important aspect when it comes to promoting the site and write-ups. Start from the scratch. Ask your friends and family to start sharing and liking your blogs. It will become easier when you successfully spread the word-of-mouth.
When it comes to SEO, make sure that you focus on the keywords. You may refer some of the blogs for the same: https://neilpatel.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-writing-blog-posts-that-rank-in-googles-top-10/
Check the analytics of the blogs and optimize accordingly. Refer this blog: https://www.mockingfish.com/blog/how-to-use-ab-test-to-enhance-the-quality-of-your-blog/
Here are a few things to focus on:
1. Setup your blogging goal (It can be educating the prospect or driving the traffic)
2. Identify your target audience (Very important)
3. Divide your blogs into 3 parts of Inbound - Awareness, Consideration & Decision.
P.S. Awareness Stage - When a prospect is looking for information to solve a problem or buy a product.
Consideration Stage - Your target audience/ prospect already has a fair idea about the problem or product.
Decision Stage - When your prospect/target audience has already figured out the solution or product.
Content, content and again content. People want to read useful, unique and quality information. Ask yourself how you can differentiate yourself from others? What's special about you? If you can answer these questions, you are ready to start! Good luck!
I started blogging several years back and I have had my successes and challenges. I found that having a picture of the complete blogging roadmap is critical, otherwise, you can end up spending weeks and even years just by following all the textbook advice on the internet.
Some of the questions you need to answer upfront are:
- Do I have the technical skills (and time!) to master WordPress?
- What will be the theme of my content (blog niche)?
- How will anyone find my blog (SEO, blog promotion)?
If you get a chance, visit zavesti.com to check out free resources and templates for bloggers. My team has really poured their heart in creating this resource library and I would love to hear from you if this proves to be useful for you.
Stating a blog is such a great thing. Nowadays, everyone wants to create a blog because blogging is an incredible marketing tool. There are several things you need to know before you start blogging.
1. Define Your Goal:
Before getting started, decide your goal for blogging and why you want to write the blog.
2. Choose Best Platform for Blogging:
There has many blogging platforms available like WordPress, Tumbler, Medium, Bloggers, etc. I would suggest WordPress. WordPress is easy to use and everyone prefers WordPress as a CMS for their website because of its simplicity and functionality.
2. Get a Domain and Hosting for Your Website:
WordPress has two main parts: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a free platform but it is now allowed to add any new plugin or themes. Whereas, WordPress.org is the popular website platform. Here, you get the total control of your website. For that, you need a domain and hosting for your website.
3. Install WordPress.
4. Identify Your Blog Topic:
Decide what to write about and focus on your content.
You don't know what you are doing?
I suggest that you search Google for "how to start a blog" and everything you can find.