Every day thousands of people are searching for tips to start blogging on internet. Actually blogging is a passion. Many people tried to start blogging, but very few have succeeded. Because most of the bloggers don’t know how to start blogging, how to monetize a blog, how much time require to start earning from a blog for the beginners.
In this article, I will describe how easily a beginner can start blogging and how to grow a blog.
Let’s see how to start blogging:
Tips to Start Blogging
On this planet everyone has quality. You have also some special qualities. Maybe you are a good fashion designer, graphic designer, interior designer, DIY expert, gardener, hunting fisher, cyclist, etc.
Whatever special quality you have, you can share it to through blogging. You should start blogging on those subjects that you have good knowledge.
How to Start Blogging as a Beginner
Many people think that you need to buy a domain, hosting, develop a website to start blogging. But it is totally wrong step if you are new in blogging. As a beginner, you should start blogging on free blogging platforms. You should start blogging at a free blogging platform because it will help you to improve your blogging quality.
Here are some free blogging platforms for your easy reference
Medium is a very popular blogging platform. Near about 70 million people read medium regularly. It offers free blogging opportunities for all. You can start blogging at medium. You can easily reach to these 70 million readers through this platform. If your ideas are good and the audiences are enjoying your articles, then they will start your following. In this way, you can build your own audience.
Medium is offering you earning opportunities also. From each of your readers, you will get some amount of money. There are many bloggers who are earning a good amount of money from the medium.
So, if your writing quality is good enough, you can also earn from medium.
Blogger is Google’s own blogging platform. It is free for all who have a Gmail account. You can start blogging with a subdomain as well as your own domain. Google offers 15 GB of free space against each Gmail account.
At the blogger, you can choose a design layout from a lot of designs. You can customize your blogger website as per your requirement.
You can monetize your blogger website through AdSense. As the blogger is a very popular blogging platform, you can get big audiences here.
So, start your blogging at blogger, get some experience, and then develop your own blog website.
WordPress is one of the best platforms to start blogging. It is a free platform. In the WordPress platform, you can make your blog website as you want. So, easily you can customize your blog as you like. It can be monetized also.
Millions of people every day read WordPress blogs. If you start your first blog at WordPress, you will get big audiences.
You should start blogging at WordPress. After getting experiences and make some followers, you should go to the next step.
Tumblr is a very popular web 2.0 platform. You can start your blog for free at Tumblr. You will get a free subdomain here. Every day thousands of people visit Tumblr. So, you can get a good number of viewers for your blog from Tumblr. If you can write a quality blog, you can get a lot of followers from Tumblr.
Wix is another popular web 2.0 platform to start your blog for free. You can get a free subdomain here. If you want, you can insert your own domain at Wix. You can get a good number of visitors from this platform. If your articles are good, you can get a good number of followers from Wix.
So, you have found the free blogging platforms, where you can start your first blog.
Now, let’s see how to make quality content for your blog
How to Make Quality Content for a Blog
Content is the king for a blog website. Every day millions of people read blogs for getting knowledge and information. You need to make quality content, so that, visitors read your blogs regularly.
Let’s see the requirement for making quality content:
- Unique and informative article
- Quality and unique image
- Video or audio content
Unique and Informative Article
A unique and informative article is the primary and must-have requirement for a blog website. When you can provide some extraordinary and valuable information to the traffic, your traffic will start reading your blogs on a regular basis.
Your article should not be copied from anywhere. Copied articles have no value to the readers as well as the search engines.
Your articles should have the capacity to catch the readers. You may find some books or blogs where you just read some sentences and come back from that book or blog. It happened because the article or content has not the capacity to catch the readers.
If a book or blog has not capacity to catch the readers, that blog or book has no value. As you want to start blogging, you should know how to catch the readers to your blog.
How to Write a Catchy Article
For a catchy article you may follow the below criteria:
- You should do proper research work before writing a blog.
- Your writing style should be like, you are telling a story.
- The article should be copy scape free.
- People read blogs because of getting knowledge and information. Your blog should be an information bank, so that, people can get enough information from your blog for a particular niche.
Quality and Unique Image
You should use some quality images that can represent your article. The images you want to insert into the blog should be unique or you have to give credit to the owner of the images.
You can make unique images using graphic software or can hire a graphic designer.
Infographics are one of the best content to represent your blogs. It has extra capacity to engage the traffic into the blog. You should make some infographics that can represent your key information and insert it into your articles.
You can also hire freelancers for making infographics for you.
Video or Audio Content
Nowadays many people watch videos or listen to the podcast instead of reading blogs. Videos or podcasts are the best way to engage traffic to your blog.
If you can insert your video or audio content into your blog, it will be very helpful for you to getting traffic.
You have already learned how to start blogging. Now time to get traffic to your blog. Let’s see some techniques to get traffic to your website.
How to Get Traffic to Your Blog
Traffic is the most valuable asset for your blog. You may have quality content but if you don’t have traffic then your blog has no value. So, you have to get enough traffic to your blog. For getting traffic, you have to do digital marketing. There are a lot of tools in digital marketing. But the below three digital marketing tools can provide you most of the traffic.
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media Marketing
- Email Marketing
There are some niches where most of the traffic comes from social platforms and some niches get traffic from search engines. Before starting digital marketing, you should know which digital marketing tool is the best for your niche.
Search Engine Optimization
SEO or search engine optimization is the best way to getting traffic to your blog. Only SEO can provide you organic traffic. Organic traffic can increase your brand value, it can generate more sales leads as well.
In search engine optimization there are three major steps:
- On-page SEO
- Technical SEO
- Off-page SEO
On Page SEO
On-page SEO is the most important part of search engine optimization. You need to do keywords research, quality, and unique contents, proper decoration of your content, relevant Meta description.
For finding the proper keywords, you should use Google’s tool “Keyword Everywhere”. Though it is a paid tool, it can give you a very good result. You can use other tools also like, Uber Suggest, Semrush, Ahrefs, etc.
As a beginner, you should choose those keywords that are low competitive and medium search value.
Quality, unique, and informative articles are the most important part of on-page SEO. You have already learned how to write quality, unique, and informative articles.
Now you have to cop up with keywords research.
The title of your article should contain the keyword you have chosen. Try to start the 1st sentence of your article with your targeted keyword. If not possible, try to make your 1st paragraph containing the keyword.
When you write your article, you should two basic rules for on page SEO:
- Your article should not contain too many keywords
- Your writing technique should be natural, don’t try to insert your keywords by force.
Now time to make a good Meta description.
You should write Metadata within 150 characters and it should contain the focus keyword.
It is time to decorate your article as you have completed other on-page SEO work.
There are several ways to decorate articles. But Adding video, audio, infographic, images, animation, etc. are the best elements for decorating your articles.
Technical SEO is not a very difficult part. You just need to make sure your website load speed, mobile-friendly, internal linking between one article to another article, image optimization. If you develop your website on the WordPress platform, then you can find many plugins to speed up your website loading, image optimization, and make the website mobile-friendly.
Off Page SEO
Off-page SEO is nothing but building traffic funnels. In off-page SEO, you have to do profile backlinks, web 2.0 backlinks, comments backlinks, guest post with backlinks, social bookmarking, directory submission, PDF submission, etc. As much you will build backlinks in different ways, the chances of getting rank on the 1st page of the search engines will be high.
You should always try to build all types of backlinks, so that, your keywords get ranking on the 1st page of the search engines and you can get organic traffic.
Social Media Marketing
Every day a few billion people spend their time on social platforms. It is one of the best sources of traffic. Lifestyle, cinema, fashion, home, and office decoration, etc. are examples where most of the traffic comes from social platforms.
You can find hundreds of social media platforms. Out of them the below platforms can generate more traffic:
Email marketing is a good source of targeted traffic. For getting targeted traffic source you can install subscriber options on your website. When visitors register on your website for subscription, you can send them regular updates of your blogs through email on a weekly basis.
How to Earn Money from Blogging
Blogging can be a full-time profession for you if you have passions. There are several ways to earn money from blogging. Here are some earning opportunities from blogging for your reference:
- Affiliate commission
- Selling online courses
- Selling ebooks
You can’t get all the above earning opportunities on all the free blogging platforms. For example, you can’t earn money from AdSense when you are blogging on Medium. The rest of the free blogging platforms allow you to earn from AdSense, affiliate commission, selling online courses, and selling ebooks.
In this article, I have shown you how to start blogging for free, how you can get traffic to your blog, and how you can earn money from your blog.
In my opinion, when you have got enough followers and subscribers to your blog, then you can invest to develop a blogging website for your own.
You can buy a domain and hosting package, design and develop your website, and start your own blog when you feel you have enough followers. Till then you should do blogging on the free platforms.
Yes, anyone, how have any kind of special knowledge, can start blogging.
Yes, you can do blogging in any language.
For example, if you are a Korean and your target audiences are Korean
then your blog should be in Korean language.
Actually you can start earning money within 2 to 3 months from AdSense.
Other source of earning depends on how fast you are getting organic traffic and how much traffic you are getting.
Yes, you can consider blogging as a full-time profession.
At the early stage you don’t need a team. When your blog will grow, then you will require a team to manage your blog.