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How to Start Blogging

If you are thinking about starting a blog where you can share your personal life experiences with other people on the internet and you just don’t know how to get started, then you are in the right place. I specially designed this article to help out fellow upcoming bloggers who want to create their own following base. Being a blogger is not easy, it will require from you quite some time and effort, especially in the beginning because the start is the most difficult part.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to scare you away from starting a blog, I just want to prepare you for everything that is coming your way. If you are not prepared, there are higher chances that you will quit because it will be too much for you at once. Knowing what is coming for you and what your responsibilities will be, you can prepare yourself mentally for this task. I just wish I had someone like that back in the day when I first started because I really struggled for the first few months, but luckily, I was persistent, and I didn’t give up easily. Here is everything that you need to know about blogging and how to start.

Have Inspiration

As a blogger, you will need to write all kinds of articles for your blog that people will later on read, it is completely up to you what those articles will be about or how will they look. One thing that I can suggest you is to not rush creating a blog just because everyone is doing it, you need to start when you feel like you have a lot of inspiration to write because if you don’t, you will be putting out content that is very low quality and you will never succeed. That is one of the mistakes many people do at the start, they think if they just put out any content it will be good, but that is not right, you have to put out quality content. It was never about the quantity that you can produce daily or weekly, it is all about the quality of your content.

Grow and Connect Your Community

BloggingEvery blogger wants to grow their community, so I don’t really have to remind you of that, but they all struggle with gaining new visitors because it is not easy becoming a successful and popular blogger. Luckily for you, I have a solution that will most definitely help you grow and that is connecting your community. This means that you will have to connect your blogging community with your social media one and vice versa. Using this method, you can grow both communities simultaneously and you can grow much faster this way, trust me, I didn’t believe it at first, but after starting applying it I was shocked by the results. The more people know about your blog, the more visitors you will get because people will share it with their friends and so on.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Becoming a Freelancer

Advantages and Disadvantages of Becoming a Freelancer

ADVANTAGES

Flexible working hours

If you have been thinking about becoming a freelancer, then you already know some of these advantages, but in case you don’t know them, this is the right time and place to learn everything you need to know. The first advantage is that you will have flexible working hours, which mean that you can decide when you will work and for how long. If you don’t feel like working for the weekend, then you can easily do that, and nobody will be angry at you. In case you are a deep sleeper and you are afraid that you will fall asleep for your work, you don’t have to worry about that anymore because the work starts when you decide so.

Working Wherever You Want

If you don’t want to get up every single day and drive an hour to your workplace, then the solution is to become a freelancer because this way you can work from wherever you want. Most people will work from home, but if you are traveling you can just take your laptop with you and work from the other side of the planet if necessary. Finding a place where you are most productive is now a possibility and you can explore where you feel the most comfortable.

DISADVANTAGES

Not Having a Steady Income

FreelancerAs a freelancer, you get all those great benefits from above, but what about the disadvantages, are they any? Of course, there are many disadvantages to this type of job and one of the first ones that I am going to share with you is something most people don’t like which is unreliable income. That’s right, freelancers will never have a steady income which means that one month can be very good for you and you can make a lot of money, but the next one might be a complete disaster. If you have a family to take care of or a lot of bills to pay, then this might not be the best option for you because you cannot rely on a steady monthly payment.

Having All the Responsibility

Of course, even at a regular job, you will be responsible for certain things, but in most cases, you will be provided with some job that needs to be finished. Well, in case you choose a freelancer job, you won’t get anything done for you by other people, everything that you will be doing will require a lot of effort from you. If you want new clients, you will need to go out and search for them. You will be the one responsible for finding projects and working on them, therefore if you don’t know how to approach people, you should stay away from a job like this.

How to Design Your Blog

How to Design Your Blog

To become a blogger, you will need to sacrifice a lot of your free time because it is definitely a time-consuming activity. If you never been a blogger before, then you most likely don’t know the daily struggles that you have to go through, but that’s where I can help you. I have been a blogger for many years and that provided me with a lot of experience and knowledge. Now I want to share all of that knowledge with you because I think that people will appreciate every little help.

The main reason why I said you will have to put a lot of time into your blog is that designing it is very important. That’s right, the designing part is the part where you will spend most of your time, especially if you are like me and you want everything to look perfect. I created this article especially to talk about the importance of design and how to actually design your blog. Therefore, here I present you some of the greatest tips for designing your blog.

Follow One Theme

Of course, I cannot say how you should design your blog because that is completely up to you, however, I can give you some pointers and tips that will help you in this process. The first tip I would like to give you is to always follow one theme for the whole design. This means that you shouldn’t mix two different designs for a different part of your blog because this is very time consuming to make and it will only create problems for you in the future. Keeping it simple by having just one design on the whole blog will make everything look much cleaner and nicer for your audience.

Page Builder

Design Your Blog To be a blogger, most people think they need to know how to code in order to create their own site. Well, that isn’t correct, you don’t need any knowledge of coding what so ever. You can download already made themes and later on customize them and make them unique to you. How to do that without any coding knowledge, well it is very simple, you just download a page builder software and use that to customize your page. This software is one of the greatest things that I have ever used because it saved me a lot of time and money, more importantly, I could do everything by myself even though I don’t know how to code.

How to Earn More Money Freelancing

Freelancing is a type of job that many people dream about, and also it is a job that is scary because you never know how much you will make. Well, what if I told you that I have a solution that will make your life easier as a freelancer and that you will be earning more money. That’s right, I know various ways you can make more money as a freelancer and I want to share that with you because I believe people deserve to know these tips. I have started using these tips to earn more money immediately after I found out about them and I can assure you they are worth investing your time into. This way, you can achieve something that you have been dreaming about and that is having a steady income.

Create High-quality Portfolio

FreelancingWhen starting as a freelancer, you will need to create your portfolio where you can showcase to clients what are your skills and who you are. Most people do the mistake of not thinking about this and they just rush to make one. In most cases, people have a very bad looking portfolio and that is something you definitely need to avoid. The reason why you need a high-quality portfolio is that possible clients will look at your portfolio before they make a deal with you. So, if you are not getting any clients lately, then your portfolio might be the reason why that is happening. Clients will appreciate the effort that you put into creating this portfolio and if they see you have the right skills, they will want to work with you.

Improve Your Skills

This may sound like something your parents might say, but in reality, it really does make a difference, especially in the world of freelancing. Everyone can become a freelancer and work from home, but some people will make a lot more money than others and the reason is that they have far better skills. If you are not satisfied with your monthly payment I suggest you start working on your skills and before you know it you will start earning more money than ever before.

Tips for Becoming a Professional Blogger

Tips for Becoming a Professional Blogger

There can be various reasons why you decided to become a blogger and there is nothing wrong with that, everyone can become a blogger, but only the best ones will succeed. Some people don’t want to succeed with their blog and for them, being a professional blogger doesn’t mean anything, but if you want to become a professional one, you will need these tips. I have been a blogger for a very long time and I learned some tricks that helped me succeed. Unlike you, I never had someone tell me these blogging secrets, I had to discover all that by myself. I just want to help out other upcoming bloggers to succeed with my knowledge.

Blog Design

If you want to become a professional, you need to start looking professionally and the only way to do that is to make a professional design for your blog. You can do this in many ways, you can pay a professional to do it, or you can do it on your own if you know how to. The key is to end up with a professional looking blog.

Share Your Secrets

Professional BloggerOne of the things that attract a lot of people is sharing secrets and that is a key to a professional blog. Talking about your personal life and sharing some of your secrets with the world will benefit you in various ways. Of course, you need to be prepared to get feedback from your visitors. There will be a lot of positive messages, but there will also be some haters who will judge you. If you want to become a professional, you need to learn how to ignore those hater comments and focus only on the positive ones and not give any attention to the haters. The only reason why they hate is that they want your attention.

What’s a Niche?

Building a successful blog requires you to blog on topics that appeal to your readers and are sustainable in writing. To satisfy these two aspects of blogging, you need to settle on a niche that’s favorable to you and also meets your readers’ expectations. This is because many internet users logon to it with the aim of solving a problem. Your blogging niche needs to narrow down and reflect the needs of the audience that you target. It should also ensure that your targeted audience is satisfied and comes back for more. Here are some of the tips to help you choose a suitable niche for yourself.

Choose to blog on areas you are familiar with and also have great interest

When blogging about what you’re passionate about, you increase your chances of dedicating more time and other resources, including your effort to make the blog stand out. It will also ensure that you consistently come up with new ideas that not only make sure that your blog never ceases to operate in the future but also guarantee your audience of good content throughout the year. This can also help your readers to connect with your writing.

Find where your passion is

When it comes to choosing a suitable blogging niche, you need to assess your passion. Your selected niche should be to a large degree be a reflection of your passion. To know your passion, look at your hobbies, how you utilize any free time you get. You need to involve your instincts.

Find a weakness in the market

While seeking to settle on a suitable blogging niche, you need to find some unexplored areas in the market objectively. Finding this weakness is important as it will help in defining you as a blogger. The blogging niche you choose needs to address this gap and help your readers become more informed than you found.

How do I make money?

In this day and age where a majority of the people rely on online media for information, there are many opportunities available to the news or content providers to benefit in return. For the case of a blogger, there are many ways in which you can earn money from your blog, as discussed below;

You can enroll for Adsense or its equivalent

As a blogger, you can monetize your blog by signing up for Adsense. This action will allow Google to publish content related ads on the blog. Whenever a page visitor clicks on the ad, you earn some revenue. Besides the cost per click way of making money, you can also seek to benefit from impression based ads; this is where you earn revenue for every 1000 impressions created; 1000 visits to a web page that contains an ad.

Sell private advertisements on the blog

Besides depending on a marketing network to place ads on your blog, you can allow private entities to advertise on your blog for a fee. With this option, you are at liberty to set your advertising terms, including the advertising fee structure. This option also eliminates intermediaries/brokers and therefore has an advantage of not sharing the advertising revenue with anyone. Implementing own ads on your blog usually comes as a banner, sponsored link and buttons. You can also earn by positively reviewing an advertiser’s product.

While privately selling your ads, you can increase your earning by selling sponsorship slots in your podcasts, videos, and even newsletters.

Incorporate affiliate links into your blog content

You can take advantage of affiliate marketing via advertising networks to earn some money. Privately, you can also create partnerships with potential advertisers, and businesses through affiliate programs. Affiliate marketing is important to you as it will help you earn commissions for products whose buyers originate from your blog.

Use your blog to sell digital materials

You can earn extra money as a blogger by selling digital materials such as e-books on your blog.

Use your blog to promote your business

You can connect with your customers through your blog, thus aiding your business in maintaining these customers and possibly continuing making more sales as a result of the interaction.

Sell membership

You can earn from your blog by configuring it to limit access to privileged levels, especially for full-view of a privileged material or content.

Blogging – is it for me?

 

Before you could decide on whether you have all the qualities necessary for a blogger, there’s need to do a thorough personal check to help you in making a rational decision. You need to have a good understanding of what blogging is all about, and what may be required of you to run a successful blog.

To answer this question, you need to ask yourself a few more simple questions and give yourself honest and accurate answers. For instance, do you get fun in writing? This question aims to enlighten you that blogging requires constant writing. Do you have a message you want to deliver to your readers? This question will help you understand if you have got a better understanding of your blogging niche, as well as if your niche can address a given problems that your potential readers are facing. Between writing and speaking, where do your strengths outweigh your weaknesses? Do you consider yourself a self-starter? How disciplined are you? How much time are you willing to dedicate to blogging? How social are you? The list is of considerations is endless.