Today blogging is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world that was estimated to be worth $400 billion by the end of 2020. Today blogging is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world that was estimated to be worth $400 billion by the end of 2020. Because now everyone wants to start their own blog, but not many of you probably know how to do so in a planned manner so that you get faster results than others.
So, don’t worry about that as today we get to share with you an amazing beginner-friendly visual guide on How to Start a Blog in 2020.
To start a blog there are many different types of platforms available, but out of them, WordPress comes out as one of the most popular and powerful CMS (Content Management Systems). Today, approximately 75% of Blogs are running over WordPress which is the reason why everyone wants to start their blog using it.
Some of the WordPress Plugins also help you to make your blog SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly in much easier ways. That helps you to rank better on Google and drive much more organic traffic to your blog than without SEO.
Your work is not yet done, just after starting your own blog, you also have to run it successfully. In order to do that, there various tools available in the market. Each helps you to achieve different aspects of your blog. The reason, why we are using WordPress, is because it supports a larger variety of Themes and Plug-ins that help run and maintain your blog in the most efficient manner.
Steps to help you create a successful blog
Step 1: Select Your Niche
Selecting your blog niche is your first step towards creating your blog. Blog niche could be anything like Fashion, Travel, Food, Shopping, Tech, etc. You can also go for Micro niche blogging in which you cover any specific topic under any of the main niches.
Selecting a niche helps you to estimate certain factors liked estimated traffic, competition, revenues, target customers, etc.
Step 2: Get a Domain Name
The domain is the name of your website so choose it carefully. I suggest you take any name related to your niche or your own name. But it should be easily remembered by the end-user.
Step 3: Buy Web hosting
Web hosting is online storage for your blog resources. So select it carefully by considering your estimate traffic and several other factors such as pricing, features and support offered by hosting company.
Step 4: Install WordPress
WordPress is one of the most powerful and popular CMS around the world. It powers over 33% of the websites over the internet. WordPress comes with thousands free Themes and Plugins that help you to make and run your website effectively. This is the main reason it is most acceptable CMS around.
Step 5: Design Your Website
For the design step, you can hire a professional or you can also do this on your own with some free themes and plugins available in WordPress.
Step 6: Write an Article
Writing articles and coming up with interesting topics is not as easy as one might think as it requires some research and commitment including other factors. If you don’t invest some time in coming up with good content then it may end up being not worthy. You should endeavour to create and have good unique quality content and so as to compete with other blogs.
Step 7: Use SEO Tactics
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a tactic that leads to getting a higher position of your website for particular keywords. There are various plugins available in WordPress that help you do this task much simpler.
Step 8: Monetize Your Blog
You can monetize your website in several ways. It could be by Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Web Services, Products selling.
Step 9: Promote Your Content
Creating awesome content is not the only way to attract readers but you also have to promote to the right audience by sharing it on various social platforms, Influencers and several other ways.
Step 10: Create Backlinks
Creating back-links is one of the most important steps to get your website to rank for any of the keywords and get more organic traffic to it. There are many different tactics available to create backlinks.
Some of the common ways of doing this include Guest Posts, Resource Pages, Broken link building, Blogger Outreach, Infographics, etc.
Step 11: Rank #1 on Google
After following all the above steps, you will be able to rank your blog #1 for any particular keywords, get more organic traffic and earn some revenue out of it. However, you should note that it’s not easy attaining a number one spot on search listings and takes time and hard work.
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Author: Allan Bangirana
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