Having your own blog is definitely a very popular thing to do now, probably because it’s just so easy to start a blog and there are even ways you can make money from your blog. If you’re just starting out and you need a little blogging advice, there are many online forums that you can join and ask questions of other more experienced members. If you want a very quick overview, keep reading…
One thing for you to realize, is that you can start a blog for free. Two of the most popular blog formats are WordPress.com and Blogger .com. You will have a wide variety of themes, the overall look of your site, to choose from with either format. You can have it hosted for free or you can buy your own domain name and set up a hosting account so that you actually own your blog site. This is the preferred method if you want to make money with your blog since you don’t actually own anything with the free methods.
The next thing you will need to consider is what are you going to blog about? Do you just want to set up a personal blog so you can share your travel or family stories with friends and family around the world, do you want to share gardening tips, etc? It can be whatever you want it to be you just have to decide.
Just remember that if you want to use your blog to start a business, you will need to spend a little more time and find a profitable niche market instead of just setting up a blog about something you love to do. In order to make money with your blog you have to make sure that there are enough other people who are willing to spend money on the niche you pick.
Whether your blog is a personal blog or a business blog, you can still make money by adding some ads to your blog. To do this simply sign up to Google Adsense, they will place ads on your blog related to the topic of your blog. Whenever someone clicks on one of the ads you’ll get paid a commission. The amount of money you make won’t be a lot, but what the heck, if you’re just blogging for fun anyway making a little extra money every month is just gravy!
Another thing to keep in mind, again this advice will pertain to any type of blog whether it’s a personal or business blog, is to make sure that you stay on topic with your blog readers. If your blog is about gardening you don’t want to start writing about sewing for example. While it is ok to write the occasional post on something a little off topic, don’t make it a habit. Remember, people will come back to your blog over and over again because they are interested in the topic of your blog. If they are reading a blog about gardening then they want to read about gardening. Give your readers what they want.
By following this simple blogging advice you can be be up and ready to blog in no time. It’s a fun way to express your opinion, make some money, share your knowledge, or just have fun.