What is Blog and Blogging
Blogging is all about writing a blog. A blog is a sort of site that centers for the most part on composed substance, otherwise called blog posts. A blog is a sort of platform where you can share your expertise, passion, belief, breaking news, or whatever in your mind. A blog can be treated as discussion forum as the blogger can interact with its reader through comments section. In short, a blog can be referred as a sort of personal dairy. Blogger lets you save the moments that matter and safely store thousands of posts, photos, and more with Google for free
Who can start a Blog?
Anyone, In fact everyone can start a blog. For starting a blog one must have computer or mobile and have time to write his passion. In simple words, it can also be said that today blogs have replaced the trend of writing dairy. Most people generally consider that for starting a blog one must be a good writer, which is a complete myth. A blog is one’s personal perspective, belief, perception and hence must be written in a very informal style so that the reader can easily understand the blog post. Another myth regarding Blog is that one must be fluent in English and must be expert in English, which is completely wrong. One can start a blog in one’s native language. In fact, today many people are already writing blog posts in languages other than English.
Follow your passion:
If you follow your passion, you will become of course become successful Blogger. The essence of Blogging is all about sharing your personal knowledge with the world.
How to start a Blog:
Starting a blog is a very easy process. In order, to start a blog you don’t need to spend even a single penny from your pocket. To start a blog you only require a gmail account. One must have to write blogger in Google and it will redirect you to Blogger.com. You have to sign in with your gmail account. Once you got sign in to your blogger account, it will ask you to select a name for your blog followed by domain name. You have to select a unique domain name. You will get the domain name, if green tick is marked against it. In blogger, you will get its sub-domain that is blogspot.com. Once you get the domain name, you have to select a theme for your website. A theme is a sort of template or design of your website. After these steps you have to click on create and you will be redirected to your Blog. A blog is finally created. Now click on new post and enjoy writing and sharing your passion just with one click.
There are number of free blogging platforms which include wix, joomla, yola, hubpages, contenful, Jekyll, wordpress and blogger. WordPress and Blogger are mostly preferred and most popular among bloggers. For Blogger no separate hosting is required but for wordpress a separate hosting is required for which you have to spend some amount. Blogger is preferred mostly by beginners. With some experience people started migrated to wordpress.
Do Bloggers make money?
You can easily earn money from Blogger for your hard work. Google Adsense plays a major role and is the major partner from which where you can earn. You have to apply for Google Adsense approval, after which Google Adsense will automatically display relevant targeted ads on your blog so that you can earn income by posting about your passion. However, there are many other partners from whom you can easily earn from Blogger eg: media.net. Moreover, you can also earn from affiliate marketing by posting associates links in your post eg: Amazon Associates.
How much money can you earn?
Your earning from Blogging is directly proportional to number of visitors and number of advertisements displaying.
More Traffic on your Blog results in more clicks on advertisements resulting in more earnings.
The traffic and advertisements also depends upon niche/topic of your blog. If you write posts on a topic which is in demand but the content is not available on internet, then your blog will drive all the traffic which enhances your earnings. In order to get most traffic and most earnings, some people use creating wishing blogs (eg: New Year wishes, Diwali wishes, Christmas wishes etc). Keep in mind, earn money from blog requires patience and time, but once your blog gets popular you will earn thousands of dollars every month.
Five Tips to Grow your Blog & Bring Organic Traffic
1. Post Interesting Content
Content is king! Relevant content must be engaging and interesting, keeping in mind the audience. The title must be catchy, and the content is enjoyable to read, watch or listen to.
2. Use of Social Media – Share, Share, Share
To get organic traffic on your website, use social media platforms to great extent. Share as much as possible for bringing better ranking in google search engine.
3. Proper SEO and Web Design
Proper SEO and a good web design are mandatory. Whereas SEO brings your article in google search rankings and a good web design enhances your website speed. Most people won’t visit your blog frequently if your blog takes too long time to open.
4. Guest Blogging and Building Backlinks
Guest Blogging and building back links are very much in trend these days. It brings traffic to your blog from already established traffic base. Back links are considered as currency of the internet.
5. Make the Proper Analysis
Proper analysis of your blog can be done through Google Analytics. Google Analytics provides you the necessary information regarding how many visitors visited your blog, from which country they are from, how much time they are spending on your blog, which articles they like most and how they reach your blog.
DOs & DON’Ts:
- Follow Passion and Fun
- Be Honest and Stay Focused
- Write for Your Audience (readers)
- Write Regularly
- Keep It Brief
- Use Photos & Videos
- Beautiful Blog Design
- Proper Marketing
- Establish Network with other Bloggers
- Copy Content
- Be Unscrupulous
- Be Disrespectful
- Cheat Google
- Just be in it for the cash