Blogging Beginners Guide.
Blogging. What is it?
There’s an African Proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
In this blogging beginners guide I will review some things that if followed, could be the difference between a good blog and an awesome blog.
Like many in this new world you are probably wanting to get paid… instead of being lashed to a job and answerable to a boss, you keep control of your income and your schedule…
With this kind of flexibility, you could earn $5,000, $10,000… $20,000.. a year or more…working from home, anywhere in the world.
Starting a Blog of your own is a little involved and involves a cost, hosting your site, domain name, email client and plugins.
There are free website builders available see here , or you can set up your own using WordPress.
There is a common theme in the thoughts of a lot of people who start their own blogs.
Blogs cost money and it would be great if the cost could be offset.
This idea has the potential to build passive income from many streams.
First, You need an Idea, Then a website.
Niche Market Examples.
Although you may know what you want to start writing about, identifying a segment of that market (niche), that is likely to make you visible to an online audience can be challenging.
There are tools to help you, how much you pay, or which one you use is up to you.
A Typical WordPress Layout
In previous posts I show how to research domain names and keywords, which are the initial processes you should follow to have a successful blog.
How to approach having a Money Making Blog
The video above gives a basic idea of how to have a monetized website. It is possible to have one on any topic you can think of. The trick is how to make it visible to your audience.
There are numerous places on the web that offer systems and training to turn your dreams into reality.
The levels of training between each vary, as does the cost of accessing each. Comparing which offers the most in value for money is not too hard.
What most people need is timely help in answering their questions. Without this people lose interest, drop out and at some later time join another site and try to start again.
Timely help in my opinion should be the most important factor in making a decision on which platform to use before committing yourself to any financial commitment.
A blog is a starting point for any idea you may have. It gives your idea a platform from which to build and branch out into your other areas of interest. However, if you are not careful it can come at a greater cost than it should.
Ignoring the Mainstream.
This works well in any online endeavour. The internet has the tools to take you anywhere you want to be. You just need to know how to tap into them.
Popular hosting sites like Wix, Go Daddy, Big Commerce, Shopify et el; all promote setting up your business on their sites.
They are promoted to appeal to those wearing rose coloured glasses, Easy, Inexpensive, and it will boost your income.
Reality is none are like that at all.
So you have thousands of people doing the same thing, and not many making any money at all. It is a lack of knowledge in how to have your product visible in the search engines.
All those companies offer additional Apps to “help” you. These come at a cost. They offer little assistance if the product your promoting is also being promoted on Facebook, E-Bay, Etsy, or by Amazon et el;
Many times the supplier of the product is also advertising it at the price you paid
One place to find unique products and promote them on your blog is Here.
They have an App that research’s which products are likely to be hot or not. It gets you away from the ultra competitive mainstream where your costs are likely to exceed your income.
More on this in another post.
Don’t become a Victim.
You can find work from home positions in a variety of career fields spanning a wide level of expertise and experience.
But consider this from an FBI report.
The ratio for scams to legitimate “work from home” jobs is 61-1 For every one legitimate work from home job there are 61 scams
This applies to jobs where it is advertised that you will receive an hourly or weekly amount as well as setting up a business promoting a scheme or becoming involved in trading sites such as this.
Statistics are showing surge in people working from home and put this down to companies moving offshore, people sick of the “9 to 5” regulated workplace, and commuting being the top reasons.
My recommendation is to start here, where you have all the help you could ask for.